Slovenia activity vacation for families with teenagers

“Take teens on an eight day small group activity break in the mountains, rivers and lakes surrounding Slovenia's student populated capital city, Ljubljana ”

Highlights

Ljubljana Old town | White water rafting | Visit Lake Bled | River Kayaking | Adventure Park | SUP Boarding | BBQ | Waterpark | Fun Tour Leaders | Teenager departures

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Small group vacations
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.
Meet a group leader
As well as taking care of all the day-to-day practicalities, your group leader is the one who will turn your trip into an adventure. Leaders are extraordinary characters – the kind of person who has spent 14 Christmas days on the slopes of Mount Everest, runs marathons wearing tiger suits to raise funds for their conservation and thinks nothing of leading an overland trip in Sudan or Afghanistan. Fearless and inspiring, group leaders are as important as the destination itself.

Meet a local guide
No matter how experienced your group leader, they can never make up for the knowledge gained from a lifetime in the destination. That’s why many of our trips work with local guides around the world – who invite you into their homeland with pleasure. As well as doing crazy things like climbing Kilimanjaro 100 times, they also donate their time to local projects supported by travelers – such as rebuilding Sri Lankan villages following the 2004 tsunami.

Responsible tourism

Slovenia activity vacation for families with teenagers

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

To get to start points of activities and to collect families from airports, there is an element of driving. To reduce our carbon foot print, we donate for tree planting charities and projects on behalf of each family.

Environment

We have a Leave No Trace policy for all our activities. We encourage guests to recycle, use less plastic and collect litter if they see it. We give long life bags to all staying guests, so they don't have to use plastic during any shopping trips. Our guides and staff us metal drinking flasks and have added these to our pre-vacation kit lists. We also ask families to use biodegradable sun cream, reduce bag sizes for air travel and to consider turning off all electrical products in their hoes whilst on vacation.

Slovenia is not on the traveler's top list of places to visit yet and we would like to keep it that way because in such a fragile and clean environment regulated tourism has already been proven as the best solution.

Ljubljana itself lies next to many National Parks and by taking people there on a mountain trip we educate them about the unique fauna and flora and how tourism can impact the local ecology. If not managed carefully tourism has the capacity to disrespect the landscape through building roads, the parking of vehicles on the pastures and fields, using motorbikes and quad bikes on mountain tracks and collecting endangered mountain flora.

Community

Using a local agency we work with local guides and qualified sports enthusiasts who are all well trained and friendly and helpful. Our philosophy has always been that, next to the destination, a genuine human touch is the thing that makes a fantastic vacation. It has been proven to be so.

In this area the landscape and people have been seriously affected by both World Wars. In WW1 one of the bloodiest and biggest battles in the high Alps took place along the river. To make people aware of this fact, we present to clients all the important 'must see' places in the area.

We encourage customers to try local food like ‘Frika’ and local dances and it's very easy to soak in the local atmosphere, since almost everyone speaks English, many Italian and if you are brave enough, you can try Slovenian. Bless you for that as it's certainly not easy!

On this vacation, only local accommodation providers are used who employ local staff in all areas. The fact that the hotel is the only one in town helps sustain tourism in just the right quantity which reflects quality as well. Recycling is essential wherever possible, too.

24 Reviews of Slovenia activity vacation for families with teenagers

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Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019 by

Our kids have had an amazing time, which means the adults did too. Just the right balance of being in a group and doing your own thing. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

Vida and Janis were excellent tour leaders. All our guides for activities were really good. I highly recommend this trip for families with teenagers. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Aug 2019 by

Rafting was great fun, which encouraged lots of interaction in the group. Ljubljana is stunning and we made good friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

The most memorable parts of the vacation were the multi activity day on the mountain. (And) The downhill karting, high ropes and various activities. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2018 by

A really good balance of activities, so the families on the trip gelled really well. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2018 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was...Mountain downhill karting & the River kayaking, with a good group of people. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2018 by

Loved it overall. A great group. A special mention must go to Vida who was brilliant throughout. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2018 by

This family Slovenia activity vacation is a great combination of adventure, relaxation and city break...very well organised, friendly knowledgeable guides who went out of their way to help, Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2018 by

Vida & Miha were brilliant as were all the guides involved in the various activities. For a woman in her late 50s i felt safe and looked after every step of the way. The vacation really re-established my physical confidence. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2018 by

Fantastic. Excellent staff, especially Daniel and Ette. A great mixture of sports and downtime, and lovely to meet a great bunch of people. Good Wi-Fi at accommodation. Thanks Ana for keeping the accommodation so nice and for being welcoming. All in all awesome. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Aug 2018 by

Excellent. The local reps, Vida and Miha were brilliant and it's a very clean, tidy, relaxed and beautiful country that we will definitely return to soon. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2018 by

Daniel was excellent, you can see that he is very experienced in this and managing to take everybody into account. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2017 by

Canyoning was most exciting! I found the guides knowledgeable about their country and were proud to tell us about it. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2017 by

Both guides were fantastic, leading the activities, looking after us and introducing us to Slovenian culture, language & customs Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2017 by

Paddle boarding, white water rafting, kayaking and adventure park day in the mountains – sorry I couldn’t pick just one, Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2017 by

Guides and staff at all activities were excellent!!! We had a fabulous time, vacation was brilliant! Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2017 by

Kayaking & white water rafting. Also the mountains in summer was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2017 by

Krvavec mountains and Kayaking. Doing the “Blue” high ropes course was a challenge; but really pleased I made it. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2011 by

Although we had poor weather for the first two days the guides rearranged our activities to ensure that we were still able to complete the planned itinerary, so you always felt that your vacation mattered to them. It was a great experience in a safe, organised environment...top class! Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2010 by

Facing my fear of being submerged in the kayak training was the most memorable! Our vacation had a good mix of action and relaxation. We were very impressed by the many kindnesses, thoughtfulness and fun offered by the Maya team and the hotel staff. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2010 by

Canyoning - descent on ropes down a 27m waterfall was the most memorable part!...Brilliant, but would have loved a more mixed group. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2010 by

The enthusiasm with which the staff of the hotel Lucija and Maya travel looked after us was the most memorable part...Excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2010 by

Just the ticket. A short flight from England is a good start for me (I’m not a keen flier) and the tour was run exactly how advertised by the company I booked with. The only surprises were positive one’s and I extend my hand in thanks to all that made it possible. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2010 by

It’s fair to say, the whole vacation was memorable... Everything was centerd around guests relaxing and having fun. This to me stands out in my memory and I would like to thank them for that. The staff worked very hard and I very nice people. And very happy. It’s a positive place to have a vacation, and most of all, a lot of fun! Read full review

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