Explore the largest known underground canyon in the world at Skocjan Caves, a World Heritage Site famous for its many waterfalls, diverse stalactite formations, and limestone pools. The caves feature 6 km (3.7 mi) of underground passages and one of the largest underground halls. With a total depth of over 200 m (656 ft), this system of limestone caves was inhabited as early as Mesolithic times. On your way through, you will pass a 116 m (380 ft) long tunnel, a dry river bed, a so-called "silent cave" and "murmuring cave." Look out for the huge stalagmites called the Giants and the Organ. The highlight of the trip is crossing over a 45 m (148 ft) high bridge. Bring a light jacket and put on good walking shoes since the paths can be slippery. Use our Divaca vacation planner to add Skocjan Caves and other attractions to your Divaca vacation plans.
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Catherine SAugust 20, 2017
We hadn't even heard of these caves and thought we'd do a 20 min stop off on our drive from Italy to Slovenia. In fact we were there for the whole day. The queue was huge so we weren't sure if we'd ma... more »
Ian MAugust 19, 2017
Si vous voulez avoir l'impression de revivre une scène du Seigneur des Anneaux en vous enfonçant dans les entrailles de la terre! Photos interdites. Visites guidées obligatoirement en Anglais, Italien... more »If you want to relive a scene from the Lord of the rings feel pushing you into the bowels of the Earth! Banned pictures. Guided tours must be in English, Italian or Slovenian.
Stefano MAugust 18, 2017
Un viaggio all'interno di grotte sensazionali e spettacolari. Un piccolo mondo incontaminato e difficile da descrivere. Assolutamente da visitare. Il tour 2, in aggiunta al primo percorso (base) , non... more »A journey inside caves sensational and spectacular. A small pristine world and difficult to describe. Absolutely worth visiting. The tour 2, in addition to the original route (base), not advisable as tiresome and doesn't rewarding as the first.
The staff of the information site is very helpful. Food is expensive. The environment is well protected and the guide is very good at talking about the geology/chemical/history of the Caves.
Breathtaking experience. If you ever wanted Moria mines to be a real place, here you have it, complete with the bridge crossing over the abyss, underwater rivers and amazing geological deposits. Would give it 6 stars if it weren't that it's missing a Balrog.
Wonderful caves. Suggest to go in summer time since it has free shuttle bus from Divace train station. Please check the shuttle bus schedule from the park.
Carlo Luis Lee
A marvel of geology and history with nature all around. Limestone formations and various weathered land features are nothing new to me as I've been to multiple such sites, but most of the ones I've been to are no longer as dynamic (as can be seen in the lowest level of the caves with River Reka actively eroding the bottom of the cave). The tour (lasting an hour through steps and slopes) is definitely worth your while for those able to trek such and the caves are made visible for all with light installed throughout. My only issue was that it wasn't left as natural as others as the paving of the walk way and the installation of electric lines definitely would have changed it one way or another, but reaching the bottom level is a sight to behold as mist and light play a feast for the eyes.
Very impressive, and will get 5 stars by those of you who don't mind being led in a big herd of tourists through the entire thing.
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