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8 Days from $1,229 p/p in USD Departures: Year Round
 

Get to know the fabulous diversity of wildlife and nature in this part of the world; Slovenia may surprise you with its biodiversity, virgin forests, astonishing Karst features, beautiful national parks and magnificent lakes. Experience amazing birdwatching and with luck see brown bears as well as explore the underground world of Postojna Cave, soak up the stunning views in the Julian Alps and make your wishes come true at the legendery Lake Bled.

Overview

  • Country:
    Slovenia
  • You will visit:
    Ljubljana, Škocjanski Zatok Reserve, Notranjska Park, Postojna Cave, Triglav Park, Lake Bled
  • Tour type:
    small group
  • Safari standard:
    mid-range
  • Wildlife:
    Brown bear, fox, jay, black woodpecker, buzzard, sparrowhawk, Ural owl, great bittern, corncrake, little grebe, mute swan, black swan, troglobites
  • Viewing by:
    Observatories, on foot
  • Getting around:
    Transfer vehicle
  • Arrive/Depart:
    Start/end in Ljubljana Airport

Highlights

  • 245 bird species in Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve
  • Cerknica Lake, one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe, is one of Slovenia’s biodiversity
    hotspots
  • Observe the brown bear, Europe's largest carnivore, in its natural habitat
  • Breathe deeply and relax in extensive and unspoiled Slovenian woods
  • Scroll through Ljubljana’s lovely old town and have a drink on Ljubljanica bank
  • Dedicate a day to the picturesque glacial Lakes Bled & Bohinj
  • Soak up spectacular views of the peaks in the Julian Alps 
  • Discover the hidden gems of the Triglav National Park

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana - Loški Potok

• Arrival at Ljubljana airport, reception and transfer to Loški Potok
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 2: Loški Potok - Kocevje - Loški Potok

• Breakfast
• Trip to the Kocevje Region, famous for its beautiful virgin forests which are some of the best preserved forests in Europe
• Hikes with a naturalist through thematic paths (eagle tour, bear tracking) to get closer to the Rajhenav forest and its flora and fauna 
• Return to Loški Potok
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 3: Loški Potok - Nature Reserve Škocjanski Zatok - Cerknica Lake - Loški Potok

• Breakfast
Travel to the coast and Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve, a 122 hectare Mediterranean wetland, the largest brackish swamp in Slovenia and an important bird area. With its diversity of freshwater and swamp habitats it's a paradise for a multitude of animal and plant species. Visit the Reserve and enjoy birdwatching with a professional guide
• Trip to the intermittent Cerknica Lake (in summer with little or no water), with its exceptional biodiversity, home to numerous species of birds, mammals, butterflies and amphibians. It's a strong magnet for birds with more than half of all European bird species observed in this area. Spend time birdwatching in this amazing place
• Return to Loški Potok
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 4: Loški Potok - Postojna Cave - Loški Potok

• Breakfast
• Travel to Postojna and visit of the Postojna Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the world, where 150 types of troglobites live. We will also visit the Proteus Cave & Vivarium
• In the afternoon return to Loški Potok and get ready for bear watching. In the evening we go to the woods and in a safe place wait for the brown bear, which usually feeds at this time of the day. If you're lucky to see them it's an incredible and memorable experience. Please note, however, that seeing bears is not guaranteed 
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 5: Loški Potok - Ljubljana - Kranjska Gora

• Breakfast
• Trip to Ljubljana and visit the Slovenian capital with its Slovenian Museum of Natural History
• Afternoon trip to Kranjska Gora and short walk to the Lake Jasna
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 6: Kranjska Gora - Vršic - Trenta - Kobarid-  Tolmin - Predel-  Kranjska Gora

• Breakfast
• Travel on the panoramic road crossing the Julian Alps through the Vršic mountain pass. Visit the Triglav Park Information Center
• We will continue along the Soca River Valley until we reach Tolmin and visit the Tolmin Gorges
• Return by the mountain pass Predel to Kranjska Gora
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 7: Kranjska Gora - Bled - Bohinj - Kranjska Gora

• Breakfast
• Trip to Lake Bohinj, Slovenia's largest lake in an area that is part of the Triglav National Park, famous for crystal clear waters, remnants of virgin forests and rich flora and fauna, and Lake Bled, where you can take a boat ride to the island with its 17th century church. After ringing the wishing bell, climb to the castle to enjoy the stunning lake views 
• In the afternoon return to Podkoren
• Dinner and accommodation

Day 8: Kranjska Gora - Ljubljana Airport

• After breakfast, free time until transfer to Ljubljana airport

Rates

RATES - EUROS PER PERSON

  • Min. 2 pax from €1775,00 
  • Min. 4 pax from €1230,00 
  • Min. 6 pax from €1005,00 
  • Single room supplement from €150,00 


Includes

  • 7 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation in double room with private facilities
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners at the accommodation (drinks excluded)
  • Transfers to/from Ljubljana airport
  • English-speaking guide (driver/guide for groups of less than 8 pax) from Day 2 to Day 7
  • Naturalist guides on Days 2 and 3
  • Entrance fees according to the programme: Postojna Cave with Vivarium, Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Triglav Park Information Centre, Tolmin Gorges, Bled Castle, Church on Bled Island
  • Boat to Bled Island
  • Bear and bird watching
  • Travel by modern van or coach
  • City taxes


Excludes

  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Porters
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Anything not specified in 'price includes

 


Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by 'Fabula Tours'
  • All prices are 'From' and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • 'Fabula Tours' reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability
  • Tours can be customized but may be subjct to additional costs

Departures

Available year round - contact us to discuss your dates.  

The best time for bears is from April to October and for birds from September to end of May.

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