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Private tour of Vjetrenica cave – hidden treasure of Herzegovina

Private tour of Vjetrenica cave – hidden treasure of Herzegovina

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Vjetrenica which means “wind cave” is the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most interesting caves in the Dinaric Alps mountain range, which is famous worldwide for its karstic and speleological riches. Its entrance is not far from the village of Zavala in southern Herzegovina. In the warmer parts of the year, a strong blast of cold air blows from its entrance, which is very attractive in the middle of the rocky, hot and waterless terrain.

The cave has been explored and described to a total of about 6.7 km in length; the main channel is about 2.47 km long. It runs from the edge of Popovo Polje to the south, and based on analysis of the terrain, geologists have predicted that Vjetrenica could stretch right to the Adriatic Sea in the Republic of Croatia, 15–20 km away from its entrance. Along with the hydrological arguments, this assumption is also supported by the “unnatural” end of Vjetrenica in the form of a huge heap of stone blocks that have caved in.
Vjetrenica, as it known, is the richest cave in the world in terms of subterranean biodiversity: among more than two hundred different species are registered in it, almost hundred are troglophiles, a great number of them are narrow endemic, 15 are stenoendemic, and about 37 were discovered and described in Vjetrenica for the first time.

The most complete skeleton of a spelaea leopard is known from Vjetrenica Cave in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, where four leopard fossils were found. These are dated to the end of the Late Pleistocene, about 29,000–37,000 years ago.

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round trip transportation in luxury vehicles English-speaking driver, private guide in Vjetrenica cave, road tolls and parking, all taxes and VAT.
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lunch at Ravno, tips and private expenses

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Vjetrenica cave

Vjetrenica cave

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