Self guided High Tatras trekking vacation in Slovakia

Price
399To625 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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This trip is also available as guided.
If you'd like to experience this vacation as a private trip with just your family or friends, please get in touch and we'll do the rest.
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Description of Self guided High Tatras trekking vacation in Slovakia

Price information

399To625 excluding flights
This trip is also available as guided.
If you'd like to experience this vacation as a private trip with just your family or friends, please get in touch and we'll do the rest.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip operates daily, so you can pick a date that suits you. Choose a day between 14 Jun and 25 October 2019, and we’ll make all the arrangements for you. Just let us know when you want to travel.

Travel guides

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1 Reviews of Self guided High Tatras trekking vacation in Slovakia

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


The Tatras

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


Carry a sleeping bag liner... Just in case you get moth eaten duvets

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


Most mountain huts were run by locals so yes... Indirectly I did feel I contributed.


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


Superb.
A bus/train schedule for the start and end of the trip would help but the locals were friendly enough to advice on best routes.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

At the beginning of the tour you’ll be welcomed at the national park of High Tatras and settlement of Smokovec or Tatranska Lomnica, surrounded by mountains. Our stay will be located in the territory of this national park, whose mission is to preserve the diversity of flora and fauna and the protection of Tatra nature. During the stay we stress the importance of the principles of ‘responsible travel’. We will act responsibly and will not go off the marked trails without permission. We will respect the visiting rules of the Tatra National Park, and won’t destroy key information boards. We behave quietly and respectfully, so as to not disturb the natural tranquillity of the surroundings, and we do not drop litter, or light fires where prohibited. We act in a way that our behaviour doesn’t cause any damage to plants or lead to harm to animals, and we don’t pick rare flowers or scare animals. We also ensure that we only explore caves that have been deemed safe and accessible.

People

We organise tours for small groups who experience a real adventure first hand, which in mass tourism and large groups is simply not possible. With such a purposeful connection with the local communities and regions throughout Slovakia that we visit, we are able to provide more pleasant experiences to understand the local customs, way of life and culture.
During this self-guided tour we will be using local services in the areas visited, and will prefer to use these than larger commercial providers. During walks, we visit a number of mountain huts that are supplied with goods by local sherpas, who must carry goods to huts without any support vehicles as the only way how to get to those huts is on foot. By buying refreshments and souvenirs at the huts we support their hard work and the maintenance of the huts. Accommodation is provided in family-run hotels, supporting the economy of the region. We use the services of local representatives and transfer companies for transfers within the Tatras and airport transfers. By using the funicular cable car to Hrebienok and relaxing in thermal pools, we financially support their operation and maintenance.

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