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Address: Skocjan 2, Divaca, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 (0)5 7082110
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Description: Skocjan Caves Regional Park is situated in the heart of Classical Karst...
Skocjan Caves Regional Park is situated in the heart of Classical Karst where explorers for the first time ever started to discover and explore the karst phenomena. The most beautiful part of the Park is undoubtedly a set of eleven caves, colapsed dolines, ponors and natural bridges known as the Skocjan Caves. They are the most important underground phenomena of the Karst and on the opinion of international experts one of the most beautiful pearls on Earth. Therefore are since 1986 listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List and are the only Slovenian site on the list as natural heritage. Caves are also on the Ramsar Convention list (1999) as the first underground wetland and in Unesco's Man and Biosphere (MAB) (2004) research programm. In the Park you can visit famous Skocjan Caves, Mahorcic and Marinic cave with Mala dolina, museum collections (Karst collection, biological, geological, archeological and ethnological collections) or follow the marked Educational trail.
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Faint Lord of the Rings feel! :D

The Cave tours are divided into 3 parts 1) Through the Underground Canyon 2) Following the Reka river Underground 3) Nature trail on the surface of the mountain We took the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Raviraj D
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Fellbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Cave tours are divided into 3 parts 1) Through the Underground Canyon 2) Following the Reka river Underground 3) Nature trail on the surface of the mountain We took the first tour. The Caves were divided into 3 parts. The first part consisted of a constant temperature 13° C Caves filled with wet stalactites and stalagmites. The Crystal formations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

we chose this cave vs. Postojna due to all the reviews about the uniqueness of the river running thru. It was definitely well worth it. First half of tour was pretty typical, but last half was truly one of a kind amazing! Be prepared - it is quite a bit of walking and you are going up and down about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Prior to Skocjan caves we were in Postojna caves. Well one can wonder why do two caves that are more or less similar. I'll argue that there's nothing similar about them. The river part of the Skocjan caves is AMAZING!!! Truly a must see! The caves were discovered by accident by explorers looking for water source for the city of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It's difficult to evaluate a cave in a land full of them, with the competition of the huge Postojna cave. But here is different. Not the first part of the cave, with the usual (at least around here) forest of stalattites and stalagmites, but the second part. Here we are not in a cave in the litterary sense of the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This world known natural site, on the world heritage list of UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cave I have ever visited. They have good guides, in different languages. Must see in Slovenia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As a geologist I've seen my fair share of caves, but I was blown away by the scale of the Skocjan network. The size of the caverns, the volume of water, the extent of speleothems present make these some of the most spectacular caverns i have ever been privileged to tour. If you are anywhere near, then it is a... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Interesting history of the caves and the village, great guide. It's amazing to see that it hasn't become more commercial around the area as other part of the world would have done. So great job to all. Don't miss!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Confused about which caves to visit? So were we. Skocjan: PROS - less touristy/more natural + small tour groups - get a quick tour outside as well - massive underground river makes it stand out from other caves - get to see the old pathway built by earlier explorers -world heritage site CONS: - 500 steps and 3km walk (though... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The ''wet'' part of the cave is astonishing and the visit is worthy. It is also one of the best choices what to do on a rainy day. It sure is something special. And the guide was very nice and explained a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Coming to see the caves was amazing. Heard this is the better of the major 2 caves to explore in Slovenia. The guide was great, explained everything including how they used to travel the caves in the past (you can see the old bridges). At one point, the guide turned off the lights completing, very interesting! It's amazing to see... More 

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