Day Tour From Plovdiv > Waterfalls Canyon Hike

Waterfalls Canyon Hiking Trip From Plovdiv

Are you ready for an unforgettable day out in nature? Join us for a day hike to the Waterfalls Canyon and see 46 waterfalls along one of the most picturesque trails in the Rhodope Mountains.

Words fall short to describe the beauty of nature at the Canyon of Waterfalls near Smolyan. Imagine immersing deep in ancient forests that fill you lungs with crystal clear mountain air. Cross numerous wooden bridges, zigzagging on both sides of the river Elenska, climb wooden ladders to panoramic terraces with breathtaking views, and rest by the banks of a beautiful mountain stream... These are only some of the gifts of nature you can expect to see during you trip to the Canyon of Waterfalls, only 2 and a half hours drive from Plovdiv.

The Canyon of Waterfalls trail is located in the buffer zone of Soskovcheto Reserve, near the beautiful mountain town Smolyan, some 100 km away from Plovdiv. Along the route of the hike you will see 46 waterfalls of all sizes. Orpheus, with its 68 m height, is the tallest.  Some of the other large waterfalls are Kamen Uley (Stone Chute), Sartseto (the Heart), Kazanite (the Barrels ) and Ropkata. The best time to visit the waterfalls is late spring when water levels are high and mid autumn when nature changes its colours to warm red, yellow and brown.



Guided nature walk of the famous Waterfalls Canyon near Smolyan.


We run this tour from April to October/ November (depending on the weather). Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to request a booking.

Departure and Return Point:

We pick you up and drop you off at your location in Plovdiv.

What is Included?

All transportation cost including car/ van, fuel, VAT, parking fees.

Local English/ Spanish-speaking guide(s).



Private passenger van.


Starting from 37 euros per person (depending on the group size, please send an inquiry through the contact form below). 

Duration, Difficulty and Elevation plot:

Tour duration time: full day

Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours

Total ascent / descent: approx. 700 meters

Difficulty Level: Moderate



Please bring packed lunch (sandwich) and a snack, and 1 liter of water.


What to Bring:

• Clothes and footwear suitable for hiking (ideally hiking boots). We recommend that you dress in layers and that your jacket, trousers and footwear are waterproof.

• Water (at least 1 liter)

• Packed snack for lunch/picnic outdoors

• Cash for personal use


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Slow Tours Bulgaria, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

+359 876 866 511



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