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The Eyes of God natural wonder Saeva Dupka cave and Glozhene Monastery day trip from Sofia

5 (8)
Ribaritsa, BG

The Eyes of God natural wonder Saeva Dupka cave and Glozhene Monastery day trip from Sofia

5 (8)
Ribaritsa, BG
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Embark on an adventure through the natural wonders of Bulgaria with this captivating day trip from Sofia. Discover the mystical "Eyes of God" in the Prohodna cave, where two deity-eye-shaped holes on the ceiling create a stunning spectacle. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of Saeva Dupka, one of Bulgaria's most decorated tourist-adapted caves. And don't miss the unique Glozhene Monastery, perched like a bird's nest on the cliffs of a mountain peak. Let the guide pick you up from your place in Sofia and embark on a scenic drive through the Balkan Mountains. Hike through the largest cave passage in Bulgaria, explore the breathtaking cave formations, and marvel at the medieval monastery. This full-day tour promises an enchanting journey through Bulgaria's natural and cultural treasures.

About this experience

  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Local guide (professional caver) in Saeva Dupka cave
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional, licensed local guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia by private car or van
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (you can prepare your own lunch packs or the guide can stop at a grocery shop on the way to the caves, from where you can buy some food for picnic)
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets)

More about this experience


The Eyes of God natural wonder Saeva Dupka cave and Glozhene Monastery day trip from Sofia is a captivating tour that combines three of Bulgaria's most stunning attractions into a single day trip. This tour takes you on a journey through breathtaking natural wonders and architectural marvels, providing an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking adventure and cultural exploration.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to explore the natural wonder of Prohodna cave, also known as "The Eyes of God," due to its striking deity-eye-shaped holes on the ceiling. You will have the opportunity to hike through the largest cave passage in Bulgaria and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this unique geological formation. Additionally, you will visit Saeva Dupka, one of Bulgaria's most decorated tourist-adapted caves, where a professional caver will guide you through its mesmerizing chambers. Finally, you will have the chance to visit the magnificent Glozhene Monastery, perched like a bird's nest on the cliffs of a mountain peak, offering panoramic views and a glimpse into the country's rich history.

Who is this for?

This day trip from Sofia is designed for travelers who crave adventure, natural wonders, and cultural immersion. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, history lover, or simply seeking a unique and memorable experience, this tour is suitable for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. It offers a perfect blend of outdoor exploration, architectural beauty, and historical significance, making it an ideal choice for both solo travelers and families alike.

Why book this?

This tour stands out for its exceptional combination of natural wonders and cultural landmarks. The opportunity to explore Prohodna cave, with its mystical "Eyes of God," is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe of nature's power and beauty. Saeva Dupka cave, adorned with stunning formations, will transport you into a magical underground world. The visit to Glozhene Monastery, nestled on a mountain peak, offers a serene and spiritual atmosphere, along with breathtaking views. Moreover, the convenience of a guided tour ensures that you make the most of your time and gain insights from knowledgeable local guides.

Good to know

This full-day tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Sofia, ensuring a hassle-free experience. It also provides a balance between guided activities and free time, allowing you to immerse yourself in the surroundings and capture memorable moments. It is recommended to bring your own lunch packs or purchase food from a grocery shop along the way for a picnic during the tour. Additionally, personal travel insurance is advisable to ensure peace of mind throughout the journey.


Travelers who have embarked on this day trip have consistently praised the beauty and uniqueness of the attractions visited. They have described Prohodna cave as a truly mesmerizing natural wonder, with the "Eyes of God" creating a surreal and mystical ambiance. The guided tour of Saeva Dupka cave has been highly appreciated, with visitors expressing awe at the intricate formations and the expertise of the local caver. The visit to Glozhene Monastery has left travelers inspired by its stunning location, architectural splendor, and the sense of tranquility it offers. Overall, reviews highlight the seamless organization of the tour, the knowledge and friendliness of the guides, and the unforgettable memories created during this remarkable day trip.



5 (8)


Very good private tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the the places we has visiting, arrived at our hotel 15 minutes early which was good, also I needed a taxi to the ski resort after the tour which they was very helpful with recommendations. I would highly recommend this tour. We loved it !!


I would highly recommend this tour. I was picked up by Georgi on time and we visited the Saeva Dupka cave first. Georgi was really fun and knew a lot about local history so the trip was never boring. The cave itself as one of the most famous in Bulgaria was fantastic. We were really lucky since it was not a busy day. We almost had the whole cave to ourselves. The Eyes of God cave was magnificent - it really made me wonder how it was formed. The view from any angle was great. As one of the oldest (perhaps the oldest), Glozhene Monastery was the highlight of the day in my opinion. It was situated at the top of the mountain, offering a breath-taking panoramic view of the mountain ranges. We arrived back in Sofia quite early so I had some time to explore the city. It was a great and flexible tour which I really enjoyed.


both Kiril and Georgi are wonderful. Kiril was in contact with me throughout via WhatsApp with updates, which significantly helped with the booking, and they both accommodated my tight schedule that day, made sure I got to the airport on time straight from the tour. Georgi was a wonderful guide, provided lots of information (even weeks after the tour when I forgot certain details!) and helped us take pictures. we almost didn't get to see the Eyes of God since there was a movie shooting there that day (and of course no one provided the tour company any updated information, what can you do?) will try to book another tour with them if I return to Bulgaria.


Amazing trip with George ! Can’t say enough about the tour - it made our holiday. Adventure - nature - knowledge - George is a wonder guide and a beautiful soul - he really showed us the real Bulgaria. It was all amazing - we can’t put a highlight as honestly it was as good as it gets. The perfect trip if your visit Sofia. If you do the eyes of god ask to see Saint marina chapel and hike to the cave. 10/10. The black monk Nectari is incredible at the monastery. Such an honour to visit this man in his monastery


We had an amazing day! The attractions we visited were really interesting and the way everything was presented from our guide Kiril was absolutely stunning! We could not have wished for a better tour, a better guide and a better day! We were adapting the agenda towards what was interesting for us and we saw and experienced so much more than we were even wishing for! We did some tours during this trip also with other tour operators which were also great, however this one was THE ONE! Thank you so much for taking such good care of us and we will definently come back for more!

Grace W

Kiril was very friendly and professional. As a solo female traveller, I felt very safe and thoroughly enjoyed my day. Appreciated that I was given options and allowed me to enjoy the tour at my pace. The caves and monastery is a must see when you’re visiting Bulgaria! To further add, the next day, my trip from a different company was cancelled without prior notice. I rang Kiril whom when out of his way to organise another tour(Rila Lakes and Spa) and guide for me for that day last minute! Deeply appreciative he went that extra mile for me and had another amazing day organised by Azimut Tours. Thank you!

Nada P

It was a perfect trip within a day, first exploring the unique karst area of Prohodna Cave, or "The Eyes Of God" nature wonder and the nearby St.Marina rock monastery well hidden by the Iskar gorge. After that we emerged in the beautiful Saeva Dupka Cave and last but not least we visited the wonderful Glozhene monastery.


Aufgrund schlechten Wetter, war Azimut Tours so flexible meinen Freunden und mir einen alternativen Plan zu geben und gab uns eine private Tour, je nach Wunsch. Der Guide war sehr freundlich und brachte uns bulgarisches Osterbrot und Halva.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-22 22:00
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