Waterfalls Canyon Hiking Tour Plovdiv

Introduction

Hiking tour from Plovdiv to the Waterfalls canyon one day hike filled with fresh air of pine forest and relaxation by the river at the sound of the bird songs with 46 waterfalls and the stunning panoramic views over the Rhodope Mountains. Witness the creations of fantastic rock sculptures and beautiful, colorful pictures of Nature, the greatest artist.

In order to fill the scope of experiences for that day we’ll get to know more about the history and culture of the area by visiting the Regional Museum of History in Smolyan, the largest in the Middle Rhodope Mountains.

Note: This tour can be combined with a visit to Bachkovo monastery or Asen’s fortress on the way back to Plovdiv. Another alternative is a loop tour visiting Shiroka Laka village and a panoramic drive with vies over the dams of Vacha river. And even opportunity for SPA.

Waterfalls Canyon Hiking Tour Plovdiv

Itinerary

The hike includes a beautiful combination of fantastic rocks and century old coniferous forests of white pine and spruce crowned with few panoramic points. Charming wooden bridges cross the river, giving the visitor the opportunity to observe 46 waterfalls. The largest of them is with 68m fall of the water. During the hike a picnic lunch will be organized.

Next in the program is a visit to the biggest museum in the middle Rhodope Mountains. The museum has preserved the material memory of the inhabitants of the highest parts of the mountains during the different historical periods, from prehistoric times to the present. The visitor will learn about the “Cultural and historical wealth of the mountains from ancient times to our days” in two sections: Archeology with exhibition zones “Prehistory”, “Thracians”, “Middle ages” and Ethnography with exhibition zones “Traditional clothing”, “Ritual requisites”, “Traditional crafts”, “Renaissance architecture” and “Traditions and modernity”.

Tour details

Things to bring: Water bottle; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses;

Hiking info: Total distance: 8km; Elevation: max. 1427m; min. 986m;
Total ascent: 550m; Total descent: 550m; Difficulty: Easy to Moderate;

Inclusions: Licensed English speaking guide and driver; Transportation as per itinerary; Walking poles for the hike; Picnic lunch;

Exclusions: Entrance fees (due to the fact that all visits are optional); Tips; Other personal expenses;

Price

2-3 people 4-5 people 6-8 people
65 € per person 50 € per person 37 € per person
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The Waterfall tour created one of the best days I had in Bulgaria. Nature, culture and serenity. A picturesque trip to Smolyan took me to the border of this lovely country and then, Velislav kindly welcomed us into his hometown. The Waterfall tour was incredible; full of great scenes of waterfalls – both huge and small ones and also of the surrounding mountains. You will literally feel like you are on top of the world at some points in the tour.

I definitely recommend it! :)

Aimee Chetcuti