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In The Heart of Bear Land
3 days/2 nights
This program is designed for travellers with a passion for wildlife observation and photography. In three days you will be able to experience and photograph bears from the hunting observatory and you will experience, learn and gain an understanding of the wild bear and other wildlife environment.
Understanding is crucial for a responsible visit – which is our main objective. Excessive human contact with wild animals can have a number of negative effects on their lives, therefore a properly controlled and guided visit assumes even greater importance. With the help of experienced hunters, guides and photographers you will also hear interesting stories and gain information that will place bears and other wildlife in a wider context.
Of course, we did not forget the traditional cuisine which will complement the program. This fascinating program was developed in collaboration with the LIFE DINALP BEAR project and Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.
Day 1: Experience Roška trail and the virgin forest
Meet your guide in Loški potok which is also the centre of all the activities of the following three days. Leave your luggage and embark on the adventure. The guide will present the entire program and explain everything you need to know before entering bear land. Today’s adventure will take place in the region of Kočevska where you will see parts of Roška trail with attractions such as Kočevje Lake, Virgin forest Rajhenavski Rog, Queen of Rog etc. The guide will show you the hidden corners of this mystical forest. In the evening you will go on a guided observation of bears from a hunting observatory with a hunter. If weather conditions are not suitable, the observation will be postponed to one of the following days.
Day 2: Exploring Lake Cerknica with over 230 species of birds
Your adventure continues after a hearty breakfast. Today we are on our way towards north-west. We will visit Lake Cerknica and the museum where you will learn the secrets of this remarkable phenomenon of Karst lake. The guide will explain the secrets of the Karst phenomena in detail and take you on a guided bird photo hunt on Lake Cerknica which is known for its wide variety of birds. 94 species of birds are nesting in the area (among the most rare and endangered species are the corncrake, white-tailed eagle, bittern, whinchat, yellow wagtail, red-necked grebe, northern shoveler, common redshank, ferruginous duck, Eurasian curlew and scarlet dragonfly). Over 270 species of birds have been seen in the area. In the evening we return to our accommodation.
Day 3: Visit of the Križna Cave and the cave bear
Immediately after breakfast we will embark towards the west where we will visit the Križna Cave. Enjoy a tour of the cave and visit one of the most important sites of cave bear bones in the Bear Passage. This amazing experience is followed by the visit to a tourist
farm where we will try traditional dishes and visit the themed bear trail with a guide. This will be followed by a guided tour of Snežnik and then back to your accommodation to collect your luggage.
l Kočevsko Lake, saw Roška, Virgin forest Rajhenavski Rog, Queen of Rog, Križna Cave, Lake Bloke, Castle Snežnik, Lake Cerknica, observing and photographing bears and other wildlife.
2 x breakfast and dinner
3 x lunch
2 overnight stays
Services of a qualified and experienced guide during the program
Bear watching with a hunter
Entrance for Castle Snežnik, Križba Cave, Museum of Lake Cerknica
SEASON: April to October
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Medium
SUITABLE: Families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups
GROUP SIZE: Min 4, Max 20
WHAT YOU NEED: camera, hiking boots, hiking backpack, waterproof sportswear