Savor the best of Eastern Europe – both the Landscapes and Wildlife – with this trip of a lifetime. This is a roadtrip which starts with capital city of Slovenia – Ljubljana and ends there as well. Here is a day by day itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive at Ljubljana by evening and transfer to the town of Markovec which is a one hour drive. Overnight at Markovec.
Day 2 – Morning session for Bear watching in a Bear hide nearby. Come back by 11am for lunch and break. Again depart to a different Bear hide at 2.30pm, and return by 8.30pm. Overnight at Markovec.
Day 3 – Morning session at Bear hide again. Checkout from resort by 12pm and depart for Lake bohinj. Evening around Lake Bohinj for photography and small treks in Triglav National Park. Overnight near Bohinj.
Day 4 – Morning visit to the famous lake Bled. Photography and trekking sessions near the lake. Depart from lake by 9am after breakfast. Reach Skocjan Caves by afternoon and visit the caves. Post that we drive into Croatia and stay at Rijeka overnight.
Day 5 – Drive through the Croatia sea side and reach Krka national park by noon. Visit some beautiful waterfalls and mountain ranges in Krka. Reach Mljet Island by evening via a ferry that transports our cars. Overnight at Mljet.
Day 6 – Explore the Mljet Island and national park in the morning. Catch a noon ferry to reach mainland. Depart for Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Enroute visit the nature reserve of Hutovo Blato in Bosnia. Stay overnight at Mostar.
Day 7 – Morning drive towards Foca, visit Sand Pyramids. In Afternoon visit Primeval forest of Foca which is the only primeval forest in Europe. As we drive to the top there are some beautiful waterfalls and lakes along the way. Overnight at town of Foca
Day 8 – We head to the town of Sarajevo and a brief visit to Vrelo Bosne, a beautiful park in outskirts of the town. From there we head towards Una national park and arrive by evening. Visit the beautiful strbacki buk falls and other local attractions. Stay overnight in nearby town of Bihac.
Day 9 – Morning visit the plitvice lakes national park in Croatia. Visit the beautiful waterfalls and lakes in the park. Post lunch drive towards Ljubljana and spend some time in the town. Overnight at Ljubljana.
Day 10 – Early morning return flight.
Later you will be transferred to the airport in time for check in and later connect to your onward flight.
22 to 31 May 2018
Accommodation will be at at comfortable twin sharing rooms at all the places.
Travel happens in self driven SUVs in groups of 4. Every group of 4 members is allotted a SUV car, there will be a pilot car to lead the group.
What to pack
While we will provide a detailed packing list before the trip, temperatures will be pleasant (15 to 25 degrees) mostly during the trip. So tropical and light woolens should be packed
The primary purpose of this trip is to enjoy the best landscapes of the Balkan region along with Brown Bears.
Since this trip is designed for photographers, and by photographers, rest assured we have handpicked the best locations and you will be at the right places at the right time.
There will be on-field guidance while shooting for those interested. In the evening there will be image reviews and talks on specific photography techniques and local habitat awareness. However it is expected that you are aware of the camera basics before you join the trip, to make the most of it.
We suggest a good wide angle lens for landscapes. For Bears, a 70-200mm or 70-300mm range lens is good. Feel free to discuss your gear requirements with us before the tour, we can also help to arrange camera rentals through our partners
If you are fit enough to carry your regular work and shuttle between office and home, then you can join this trip! All tours are by vehicle, so no need to walk anywhere, except in small stretches for light treks.
Yes. Kids above 3 years of age are good to go when accompanied by parents. Infants are not recommended due to irregular schedules.
Check out some of the images made by our team at Balkans
For every destination we offer a tour, our team has been there multiple times before and have done all the background work on the ground logistics and photography opportunities. So every trip we offer is meticulously planned to offer the best photography opportunities in that place while ensuring a safe and comfortable stay for you.
You can just wind off from your mundane world, leave the hassles of logistics to us and enjoy your date with the wilderness. All this with the company of an experienced nature photographer who is there to help you with your photography needs. Read more about us here
1. 40% advance payable for booking – Rs. 88,000
2. 60% of amount payable one month before the booking – Rs.132,000
1. More than 60 days before the trip – 20%
2. 30-60 days before the trip – 60%
3. Less than 30 days before the trip – 90%
1. Airfare till ljubljana
2. Visa Charges –only Schengen visa needed
3. Any tips or gratuities
If you are sure of everything and wish to book the trip, please proceed for payment by clicking on the button below. After the booking is confirmed, we will reach out to you with your welcome kit and schedule a consultation with the tour skipper to plan your photography expectations from the trip.
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