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Slovenian open spaces and wildlife

8-Day Itinerary travel in Slovenia.

Self-drive from Ljubljana, which takes you to meet the populations of brown bears, the country’s emblem.

 

Take a hike in the heart of the Julian Alps before reaching the forests of the Karst region, the habitat of these large mammals. Share unique moments of observation with your guides in lookout huts. A discovery of nature and its fauna, from which you will come out with stars in your eyes:

 

Ljubljana, “greenest” European capital and its medieval town.
– The lush valley of the Logarska Dolina.
– An end-of-day observation from a tree house.
– Two observations in the heart of the forests in ground blinds.
– Last stop in the heart of the Pokljuka plateau, a natural paradise.

Length of stay: 8 days

Kind: Nature & Authenticity

Fix: For all public

Countries visited: SLOVENIA

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Day 1 : Ljubljana

Welcoming at your arrival at Ljubljana Airport. Private transfer and installation at your hotel. Meeting with your guide for a private city tour to discover the Slovenian capital at your own pace and on foot for 2 hours. A walk through the pedestrian city centre and along the Ljubljanica to visit this beautiful city’s most famous spots. Throughout the walk, your guide will tell you anecdotes, legends and give you information concerning the city and the country.

-> Is there something else you want to see? This city tour is tailor-made, we can adapt it:

* to your desires of discovery by opting for such and such a museum;

* to your wish of activity: on foot, by bike, by segway, gastronomic, medieval, wine tasting, treasure hunt, etc… Ljubljana has many facets and our city tours are very varied.

[To discover Ljubljana in video, click here ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V41D7lsEruI) 1-hour small group cruise by night on the Ljubljanica river. At night, the capital sparkles and takes on a whole new face. An intimate stroll along the waterfront, under the city’s bridges. Overnight in a modern and comfortable 3-star hotel, near the principal square of Ljubljana. Standard room.

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Day 2 : Ljubljana

From the capital to the Slovenian mountain pastures. You leave the capital and head north to the Logarska Dolina region. Visit on the road to Kamnik and its beautiful medieval centre. Hiking through the valley of Kamniska Bistrica and its magnificent setting (chapel, alpine reliefs, crystalline springs) for lunch or a walk. Discover the Slovenian alpine landscapes before arriving at your hosts who will welcome you warmly. Settle into your private room in this family-run farmhouse inn. Rental of an economical E-Class vehicle, 4/5 doors , type Renault Clio , inclusive:

* Unlimited mileage

* Manual gearbox

* 2 drivers

* Snow tires (if needed)

* Basic third party insurance. On the spot the renter will be able to propose you additional insurances if necessary. Overnight in a 3-star family farm in the heart of the mountains. Standard room.

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Day 3 : Logarska Dolina

Free day, without a guide, to enjoy the surroundings according to your wishes. The park and the valleys of Upper Savinja and Matkov Kot offer an incredibly well-preserved natural playground. Opt for a stroll or a hike, unless you are tempted by an outdoor activity such as rafting, canyoning, horseback riding or a paragliding experience. Every traveller will be able to both recharge his batteries and feel the soul of an explorer in the middle of these beautiful glacial valleys. Overnight in a 3-star family farm in the heart of the mountains. Standard room.

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Day 4 : Logarska Dolina

From the Julian Alps to the Karst region. Drive south to get to the Karst region and its beautiful hills and forests housing brown bears. Possible passing through the remarkable medieval town of Skofja Loka, whose historic centre has been listed since 1987. Stroll through the town centre towards Mestni Square, and take the opportunity to visit the imposing Castle and its museum overlooking the town. Continuation to the town of Postojna. Check-in at the hotel. End of the day to enjoy the places or visit the surroundings. Private bear watching trip at the end of the day with your English-speaking guide. Meeting with your guide to drive by jeep to the forest and surrounding hills. From the observatory, you will have the chance to observe bears (at their own discretion) for 2 to 3 hours, in the middle of nature, in total silence.

-> 40 minutes ride in total, an extra 600m walk, observatory accessible by a ladder, capacity for 5 people. Overnight in a beautiful lodge in the middle of nature, near the Postojna Cave. Standard room.

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Day 5 : Postojna

Private hiking tour with your English-speaking guide for about 2 hours. The beautiful forests and Mount Nanos are a great playground for any hiking enthusiast. Your guide will take you to his garden among lush vegetation and unspoiled nature, kingdom of foxes, bears, lynx and wolves. Private bear watching trip at the end of the day with your English-speaking guide. Meet with your guide to drive by jeep to the forest and surrounding hills. From the observatory, you will have the chance to observe bears (at their own discretion) for the whole afternoon, in the middle of nature, in total silence. Overnight in a beautiful lodge in the middle of nature, near the Postojna Cave. Standard room.

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Day 6 : Postojna

Private bear watching trip at the end of the day with your English-speaking guide. Meet with your guide to drive by jeep to the forest and surrounding hills. From the observatory, you will have the chance to observe bears (at their own discretion) for the whole afternoon, in the middle of nature, in total silence. Overnight in a beautiful lodge in the middle of nature, near the Postojna Cave. Standard room.

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Day 7 : Postojna

From the Karst to the Julian Alps. Road northwards to the mountains, including the Triglav National Park. Arrival at the outskirts of the small town of Bled, which surprises you instantly by its landscape straight out of a fairy tale. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse, in the Pokljuka plateau in the middle of a forest of fir trees. Standard room.

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Day 8 : Bled

Road from Bled to Ljubljana airport. Check-in and boarding.

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