Waterfalls canyon hike tour from Plovdiv. A scenic trail with 46 waterfalls and stunning panoramic views over the Rhodope Mountains. You will witness fantastic rock sculptures, century old pine forests while enjoying fresh air and meditative serenity in nature.

Option: Additionally, you can get to know more about the local history and culture by visiting the Regional Museum of History in Smolyan.

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 on Vacha river. There is even an opportunity for a hot mineral water pool.

A girl photographing one of the waterfalls in the Waterfalls canyon


The Waterfalls canyon hike is a combination of fantastic rocks in a cool century old coniferous forests, crowned with some panoramic view points. The wooden bridges that cross the river will give the visitor an opportunity to observe 46 waterfalls, where the largest one is 68 m. As for lunch, as an option, I can organize a picnic somewhere along the hike with some local produce.

You can then choose to visit the biggest museum in the middle Rhodope Mountains. It exhibits the material memory of the inhabitants of the highest parts of the mountains from different periods, from prehistoric times to the present days.

There are other options to choose from mentioned in the introduction section above. Get in touch for more alternatives.

Girl enjoying panorama Rhodope mountains

Tour details

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

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

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

Exclusions: Entrance fees (all visits are optional); Tips; Other personal expenses;


2 People

65/ person

3-4 People

54/ person

Bigger groups

~/ person

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 3 days before the actual hike and got quick replies from him, along with some suggestions to make the hike a better one. He is very passionate about Bulgaria and throughout our trip into the Rhodope mountains, Velislav 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 Localite tour again!

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

Jaime Chua