Slovenia vacation, multi sport

“Slovenia's Susec Canyon, Julian Alps and Soca River provide the perfect playground for adventure lovers with one of Europe's longest zip wires adding to an awesome itinerary.”

Highlights

Ljubljana | Kobarid | white-water-rafting in 8-person craft | half day canyoning in Susec Canyon | specially designed white-water kayaks with full instruction | afternoon of optional activities | mountain biking on a variety of terrain | free day at leisure | zip- lining at 60kmph | views of the Julian Alps, Isonzo River and Bovec Valley | Optional activities, include: hiking, horse riding, zorbing and tandem paragliding |

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10 Jun 2017
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08 Jul 2017
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Our top tip:
Swimwear is worn a lot, under wet suits and even walking uphill. 'Tankinis' and costumes are probably preferable to bikinis although, each to their own. Torches are a great idea as is a visit to the local campsite as the pancakes are beyond compare.
Trip type:
Small group. Average group size 12. Minimum age 16.
Activity level:
Moderate. Kayaking, mountain biking and canyoning.
Accomm:
Family-run hotel with 13 en-suite rooms, gym and internet access.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities and tour leader.
Meals:
All breakfasts and 6 dinners.
Solos:
Individuals welcome, surcharge applies for single rooms.
Vouchers
Accepted
Vacation type

Small group vacation

Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. If you’re heading off on a gap year your, perhaps – but for those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

The leaders are not guides – they’re not there to shepherd you around. Instead, they’ll let you know which local restaurant serves great value food – without running the risk of travelers’ tummy. They’ll allow you to avoid hour-long queues at train stations and attractions.

We like to think of small group travel as the Goldilocks option. It is independent travel without the fuss, worry and bunk beds – and organised travel without the coaches. And it’s cheaper than a tailor made tour. It’s sits somewhere in the middle – and we think it’s just about right.

What are the main benefits?
Big experiences
Have big, life-enriching experiences that would be impossible to organise without lots of time and insider knowledge.

Simplicity
Make the most of your vacation time by letting someone else do the hard work and boring logistics!

Peace of mind
Small group tours take care of the security aspects – and provide a safety net should anything unexpected happen.
Who is it ideal for?
Travelers who are short of time
If you don’t have three months to spend exploring, small groups trips let you cover more ground in less time. Your days are not spent queuing for tickets or finding hotels – so you can squeeze more into your vacation.

Solo travelers who’d like company
Likeminded travel companions plus peace of mind for those traveling alone. Single supplements are usually available – providing privacy if you want it.

Less confident travelers
Stray from the tourist trail without worrying about getting lost, and meet local people without dealing with the language barrier.
Mythbuster
“I won’t get any privacy!”
Couples and friends have private rooms, and you can choose to eat alone or not. Single supplements give solo travelers their own room.

“There won’t be any free time”
Free mornings or afternoons let you explore on your own, or just relax.

“The accommodation will be basic”
Trips are as high or low end as you like. Though off the beaten track destinations won’t have luxury hotels, this is all part of the adventure.

“I won’t like the other travelers!”
Tour operators try to create groups with a similar demographic – age, families, activity levels... Chances are, you’ll even make new friends.

“Will we be following an umbrella?”
No.
Valerie Parkinson
Meet a group Leader
Name: Valerie Parkinson

Story: The first British woman to climb Manaslu, Valerie climbed Everest for her 50th birthday. She’s spent fourteen Christmas Days trekking to Everest Base Camp, and is involved insetting up Responsible Tourism initiatives in the Himalayas.
Roshan Fernando
Meet a local guide
Name: Roshan Fernando

Story: Roshan has led over 130 trips – he adores showing travelers around Sri Lanka. He won the company Leader Award in 2010, but his career highlight was working on their Tsunami Project – which earned him a responsible tourism award.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Slovenia vacation, multi sport

UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Leaders & local suppliers
As a part of our continued commitment to responsible tourism, we work closely with our local operator to run this trip in a way that aims to reduce impacts and to give as much back as possible to the local communities.

We have had an excellent long-term relationship with the operator and this helps to stabilise their income generation and so helps to create a more sustainable future. We use local leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area. The leaders will give a briefing on Responsible Tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.

Slovenia is not top of your average traveler's list of places to visit… precisely why it gets our vote. By offering trips in countries that are overlooked by less adventurous travelers, we can give local economies a much needed boost. With small groups participating in low impact activities like kayaking and outsider canoeing, this can be achieved without compromising the environment.

We recognize that the cultures, environments and economies we visit are fragile requiring a sustained commitment from us to ensure that we have a lasting positive effect. Our tourism can be a real help to local communities providing income, positive cultural exchanges and the financial incentive to protect the natural environment.

Group size
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

Reviews of Slovenia vacation, multi sport

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the vacations.

I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The activities were all fantastic, but I especially love the rafting. The cool water was a great relief from the sunny, warm weather. The rapids were fun but not too crazy, which suited my girlfriend nicely as she hadn't been rafting before and were a good introduction.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


None of the activities are too taxing, except maybe the mountain biking, though the most strenuous part of that was cycling back uphill in the midday heat.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think the locals made fairly good business from us. As well as the included activities many people in our group (including us) decided to do some extra activities as the prices were reasonable and the guides were great. I think it helped support conservation as the local rivers, lakes and forests become valuable resources that are important to maintain.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Really good. Would have liked a little more adrenaline on the rafting and kayaking, but that's very weather dependant and if the weather is warm and sunny the rivers are lower. So you can't have everything.

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2005 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All totally brilliant. Great value for money, activities fabulous, good instructors, great hotel and food and really good company.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


A really good deal. Activities can be attempted at own comfort levels.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes. All local instructors and drivers became a part of the group. All very friendly. No real impact on the environment.

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