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The Mysteries of the Rhodope Mountains

A Rhodope mountain adventure suitable for those who want to combine their love for nature with their thirst for excitement. This tour first takes you to the villages of Gela and Shiroka Laka – two stunning architectural reserves with a rich history and unparalleled rural atmosphere. Nearby, in the breathtakingly beautiful Trigrad Gorge, lies the Devil’s Throat cave – a place that has inspired countless legends. Its underground rivers lead to unknown places, and it is said that whatever enters their murky waters is never seen again. We’ll explore the cave and go off-roading from there to the Eagle Eye viewing platform to enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the Rhodope mountain slopes from up high.

per adult from

$113

AUD

Duration

6 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Jeep ride
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Diavolsko Garlo- The Devil's Throat
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Gela, Gela, Smolyan Province

    The village of Gela is an architectural reserve

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shiroka Laka, Shiroka Laka, Smolyan Province

    Shiroka Laka is an folklore and architectural reserve in Bulgaria's Rhodope Moountains. It is famous for its authentic Rhodope-style houses, built by master builders who were known all throughout the country back in their day. The houses frame the river on both sides, standing as a testament to their skill to this very day.
    Shiroka Laka still adheres to its folk customs. On the first Sunday of March, it hosts its own Kukeri festival, where men dressed in animal skins perform elaborate rituals to banish all evil from the village and protect its residents.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Trigrad, Trigrad, Smolyan Province

    The Trigrad Gorge is a spectacular rocky canyon in the Rhodope Mountains. Passing through the gorge, the imposing cliffs on both sides reaching towards the sky, almost touching in some places, is a truly unforgettable experience.

    Stop At: Diavolsko Garlo- The Devil's Throat, Trigrad Bulgaria

    The Devil’s Throat cave is one of the Trigrad Gorge’s most notable features. According to a local legend, the mythical musician Orpheus entered the Underworld in search of his beloved Eurydice through this very cave. The Devil’s Throat’s so called Rumbling Chamber is the second largest cave chamber in Bulgaria – it is large enough that the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral can fit comfortably inside it. In this chamber is the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Balkans (60 m). The underground river goes into a syphon-tunnel, and where the water flows is yet unknown. At first glance, the river emerges from the depths of the mountain with ease, only 100 m from the entrance, but an experiment in which a large section of the river was dyed showed that it takes over 2 hours for the water to run its full course and come out through the other side. Judging by the speed of the flow and the time it took for it to reach the other side, the subterranean section of the river is 40 km long. The Devil’s Throat truly lives up to its name, and it is considered one of the most mysterious places in the world.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Orlovo Oko - Eagle's Eye viewpoint, Rhodope mountains, Yagodina Bulgaria

    Enjoy a panoramic view of the Rhodope Mountains from the Eagle's Eye viewing platform – breathtaking landscapes as far as the eye can see, a view of the Buynovsko gorge from above, the mountain Rila and Pirin in the distance, and even a glimpse of the mountains of Greece. This platform at the edge of a cliff is where you can feel what it's like to soar through the sky like an eagle.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from any hotel in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.If you would like a pick up from any location within Bulgaria, you can take advantage of ourtransportation services (fees are calculated based on the distance to the first item on the itinerary).
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/15/2020 - 10/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    4/25/2021 - 10/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Enjoy Plovdiv

Activity ID: V-74007P7

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