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Address: Shkocjan 2, Divaca 6215, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 (0)5 7082110
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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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Wonderful underground world, worthwhile visiting!

Excellent presentation of the underground world in the Karst area. Pristine Karst region, not too crowded.

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Podbrdo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent presentation of the underground world in the Karst area. Pristine Karst region, not too crowded.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was able to see both caves, the Postojna and the Skocjan. Both were excellent and different. The Skojan Caves were impressive by the incredible size and depth of the caves. Some of the cave rooms were so unique, nothing I have seen in another other caves. And to see the original handiwork of the miners with stairs, ladders and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This cave is must visit if you are coming to Slovenia. Less than an hour car drive from Ljubljana it's well worth the trip. The tour begins with a reasonable walk from the visitor centre down to the entrance then you walk through a man made tunnel into the caves. After passing through some smaller Chambers you enter into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The caves were really pretty! there is a huge river inside which is very beautiful! it is a slight trek, probably will walk around 3 to 4 km from the start to end but it is really beautiful. Photography is not allowed inside the cave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Skocjan caves are really beautiful, when you're in the caves it's like a super-unreal world. You may not be scared of heights,the bridge is 40m above the river and you walk on concrete pads beside the rocks. A bit a shame you can't take pictures in the first part of the cave. The second part, which you have to pay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the caves with are three children. There us enough place for parking and a nice place to seat while waiting for the tour around the cave. The cave itself is cold in the beginning, a long sleeve's shirt is enough. It is very special and worth the visit, a special place that is not common. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First--this would be a hard walk for some people--and not disability-friendly. Now, having said that, my family really enjoyed this underground adventure! The caves are so vast, the heights so dizzying, that it makes you feel properly awed by the power of the river below. We walked the many, many steps back to the Visitor Center rather than riding the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken aback by the size of this cave system, the remnants of the vast pioneering work to map it, the forceful water running through it, and the many signs of previous flood levels. The tour was very well done, and time was given to explore the end of the cave and the surrounding outside area. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area this is a must!!! We did both tours, the guided one and the self walk. Both are beautiful and well worth it. The guide was very knowledgable and was able to answer many different questions. They were definitely subject experts. Bring a sweater as its 12c in there. If you're afraid of heights it might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Postojna caves are beautiful but the Skocjan caves are awesome and totally different from any classical cave! There are three tours from which the first and second tour follow the underground river. The first tour can only be done with a guide and lasts almost 2 hours. It starts as a classic cave tour but halfway the tour, one... More 

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