Skocjan Caves, Divaca

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#1 of 31 in Parks in Slovenian Littoral Region
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. With our custom trip planner, Divaca attractions like Skocjan Caves can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Extraordinary place build by nature. You will be surprised what nature or better water can do underground. It takes milions of years but now this can be easily seen and enjoyed in few hours. This place also offer very interesting information about how this place was found end explored. Really amazing place. One of best caves in Slovenia and possibly also in Europe.
  • Very impressive cave formations. UNESCO clearly doesn't mess about! Guides are helpful, informative and take their jobs very seriously. Cave walk (1) is decent exercise. There are about 500 stair steps and perhaps 300 vertical meters to be negotiated between start and finish. If your fitness is below average and/or you have difficulty on stairs, consider this when choosing which walk to do. There are two cave walks and an above ground excursion. Tickets can be bought for each walk and you can string them together.
  • Absolutely beautiful cave system. Is less elderly and young children friendly (lots of walking) than Postojna Jame but (arguably) better views. Massive underground cliff (~100 m) high. Guide speaks good English with several tours daily.
  • Simply stunning. The 16 euro primary trip is an unforgettable experience. Mind-blowing. Well organised. We took the combined 1+2 routes for 21 euro. The extra 5 euro is totally worth it for the beautiful walk along the river. (fast food part of restaurant is reasonably priced considering portions and quality. Good value)
  • 100% worth the visit. The caves are incredible and the information provided by the guide is great. The path 2 is closed during the winter so come pre-November if you want to walk it. As others have mentioned, no photos allowed in the caves.

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