Waterfalls Canyon Hiking Tour Plovdiv

Introduction

One of my favourites is the hiking tour Plovdiv to the Waterfalls canyon. A really scenic hiking trail with 46 waterfalls and the stunning panoramic views over the Rhodope Mountains. You will witness some fantastic rock sculptures, century old pine trees, fresh air and serenity in nature.

Option: 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”.

Hiking tour near Plovdiv to Rhodope mountains Waterfalls canyon hike

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 (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
Send query

The Waterfalls canyon tour near Plovdiv created one of the best days I had in Bulgaria.

Nature, culture and serenity.

A picturesque trip from Plovdiv to Rodope mountains took me to the border of this lovely country and then, Velislav kindly welcomed me into his hometown Smolyan.

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

Waterfall canyon hike tour from Plovdiv + visit to the Shiroka laka village
Managed to find Velislav (from Localite Tour) on Google trying to find hikes near Plovdiv in Bulgaria and I am glad that I’ve decided to go with it!

Only contacted Velislav 3 days before the actual hike and I got quick replies from him, along with some suggestions to make the hike a better one. Velislav is very passionate about Bulgaria and throughout our trip into the Rhodope mountains, he pointed out some interesting facts about the various attractions that we’ve passed by and even took the scenic drive to show us the best views of the valleys within the Rhodope mountains.

The waterfall hike itself was amazing and it has lots of unforgettable views.
I thought it was pretty thoughtful of Velislav to suggest having a picnic lunch on top of one of the view points of the waterfall and we had some traditional Bulgarian food. The visit to Shiroka laka village was an eye-opening experience for me as I visited a traditional house, learned more about its culture and visited a church in the village (there isn’t such an experience in Singapore).

I visited Plovdiv with no expectations and this is definitely the best day of my Bulgaria trip! It was indeed a wonderful experience and I look forward to exploring Bulgaria with Velislav again!

I highly recommend his services. Thank you once again, Velislav! :)

Jaime Chua