SAEVA DUPKA, Ostrich Farm and “The Underground Pearl”

Saeva Dupka is a naturally-occurring limestone karst cave with many interesting geologic features, including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and ribbon and accordion formations. It is situated in northern Bulgaria, near the village of Brestnitsa in Lovech Province. It is one of the most beautiful in Bulgaria, and is sometimes called “the underground pearl”. The cave is thought to be about 3.5 million years old. In the cave, coins and pottery dating from the time of the Roman Empire have been found. The navigable part is made up of an antechamber and five chambers, which lie on a single level and are spread out over a length of about 400 meters. Besides that, the cave has hosted many choral music performances, thanks to the excellent acoustic conditions. The cave maintains a relatively constant year-round temperature of between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius. Saeva Dupka is equipped with electric lights, stairs, and safety railings. It is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours drive (depending on the traffic). Nearby lies the “Blue Ostrich” farm in Brestnitsa village. The main activity on the farm is the captive breeding of ostriches.
The farm also houses deer, rabbits, and other animals. We’ll be given a guided tour of the small ostrich museum, too. You can learn many interesting things about the life cycle of an ostrich, its breeding, and the various products made from its feathers, eggs, meat, etc.

The schedule for the trip to Saeva Dupka cave and the ostrich farm on July 27 is as follows:

8:30 AM Departure from our well-known meeting point opposite Hotel Pliska
10:30 AM Arrival at Saeva Dupka cave. Guided tour of the five inner caves and rock formations
11:30 AM-1:30 PM Picnic in nearby forest
2:00 PM Guided tour of the ostrich farm and ostrich museum
2:30 PM Departure from ostrich farm
4:30 PM Arrival in Sofia at Hotel Pliska

The cost for the trip is approximately 20 BGN. This includes: entry fee for museum + ostrich farm + caves + cost of carpooling + English-speaking guide/lecture. This does not include lunch. What are you waiting for? The ostriches and the “underground pearl” are waiting for you!
Join in the fun on this wonderful and unusual journey!