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Planina Cave, Postojna

#4 of 7 in Nature in Inner Carniola Region
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Planina Cave (Slovene: Planinska jama), formerly also Little Castle Cave (Malograjska jama) after Little Castle in the vicinity of its entrance, is one of the longest Slovenian water caves. It is a huge tunnel and the subterranean bed of the Unica River. It is located in Inner Carniola. Five hundred meters from the entrance into the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna Cave, and the Rak River, flowing to Planina Cave through Weaver Cave from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.
Entrance into the cave is at the southwestern part of Planina Polje in the gable end valley below 65 high rocks. The length of the cave is 6,656 m (21,837 ft). It has been shown by water tracing that there is a connection between the systems of Planina Cave and Postojna Cave, and the administration of Postojna Cave estimates the connection will also be explored by cavers. The length of the joint system would be over 31 kilometres (19 mi).
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  • Did the 6 hrs. tour with Zvonko. Nothing short of Amazing!!! As opposed to all other overcrowded caves- We had the cave to ourselves (with 1 more family). Got our gear (Boots, Overall, Helmet...  more »
  • Amazing. We did the 6 hour tour together with our guide Borut. He was very nice and made us feel comfortable all the way through. He was very invested and tried his best explaining, even with his...  more »
  • Really nice short trip. Mothernature, big cave, tiny lines, easy go. If u dont want to be in the big crowd, You should visit this secret spot. :)  more »
  • Very nice guide trough the cave. With a very smart guide.
  • Really great exploring experience! Ask for the paddling Tour. It takes 4-6 hours and starts at 5 PM. Make a Phone call first (they speak English, Italiano and german) if a Tour is sheduled and a free spot is available. For standard Tour follow the Website.
  • Entrance only possible with a local guide. Great experience! But be ready to get wet, dirty and tired before you reach the last part - Paradiso and get back to entrance. Includes walking, rowing in a boat and climbing up a ladder. Takes 4 to 5 hours.
  • Nice place for making love! :)
  • Even though it was impossible to visit the cave itself by entering it due to high water level it still was a wonderful sight to admire this nature's masterpiece of art. Surely Rakov Škocjan is worth visiting !

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