Spirit of Slovenia - 13 day tour

Not all those who wander are lost.
— J.R.R. Tolkien

Overview

Our "Spirit of Slovenia" tour will take you to the most magical places of this undiscovered gem of Europe. We are confident that the natural beauty of this tiny land will blow you away. Throughout the tour you will replenish your energy at special places in nature, walking, meditating, broadening our state of mind and exploring ourselves. To make your experience even more profound, we have enlisted the help of some of our friends, experts in mind, body and soul exploration. The tour ends with a two-day spiritual workshop in a small village at Slovenia's beautiful coastal region.


Quick facts:

  • TOUR LENGTH: 13 DAYS (12 NIGHTS)

  • SMALL GROUP (MAX 14 VOYAGERS)

  • 30 OF 35 MEALS INCLUDED

  • ALL PROVIDED MEALS WILL HAVE VEGETARIAN, MOST ALSO VEGAN OPTION    

  • LJUBLJANA (LJU) AIRPORT TRANSFER INCLUDED

  • WELL-BALANCED AND PACED SPIRITUAL TOUR

  • INCLUDES 2-DAY TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP


Itinerary

DAY 1: Welcome to Slovenia

Transfer from Ljubljana airport to a hotel located in the center of charming Ljubljana old town, followed by a healthy welcome drink. Stroll along the river through the old town to a local restaurant for our welcome dinner.

meals: dinner
hotel at Ljubljana


DAY 2: Ljubljana, the charming capital

Start the morning with a group briefing. Tour through the romantic Ljubljana old town. Enjoy a light lunch at the riverfront before visiting the castle overlooking the town, with time to spare for exploring the town on your own. Dinner in the old town.

meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
hotel at Ljubljana


DAY 3: Landing and connecting

Visit the wetlands south of Ljubljana, a protected area of great biodiversity. A short workshop with local masters of body movement techniques will help you connect your mind with your body and nature. This will be your landing in Slovenia in the proper sense of the word and the beginning of the transformational aspect of your tour. After lunch at an organic country estate and a visit to a very special small church, we will unwind by taking a slow canoe ride back to Ljubljana for some grounding. We will touch solid ground again in the center of the town within walking distance from our hotel.

meals: breakfast, lunch
hotel at Ljubljana


DAY 4: Welcome to the Slovenian Alps

Leave the capital behind and head for the mountains and Slovenia's pristine National Park Triglav. En route, visit a natural healing centre and sink into its many energy points. Drive to a majestic mountain plateau and enjoy light lunch at a shepherd's shack. Wrap the day up at Bled lake, one of Slovenia's most picturesque highlights. Dinner at the oldest restaurant in town.

meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
hotel at Bled


DAY 5: The magic of Lake Bled

Spend the day exploring the natural and historic highlights of Bled area. Visit the majestic castle overlooking the lake, the tiny church-adorned island and top it all off with a hike through a beautiful gorge. Dinner at an eco-oriented restaurant. 

meals: breakfast, dinner
hotel at Bled


DAY 6: Breathe with the forest

Today, explore the amazing forests of one of Slovenia's most enchanting mountain plateaus. Meditate in a special place in nature with the spirits of the forest under the guidance of one of our teachers. Visit the stunning lake Bohinj, embraced by Alpine peaks. Take the cable car to an elevation of 1.500 meters (5.000 feet) for an energising view of our highest mountain, Triglav. Enjoy lunch at the mountain hut before returning to the lake valley below. A short scenic ride will take us back to Bled. Dinner at one of Bled's best restaurants. 

meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
hotel at Bled


DAY 7: The valley of the emerald river

Well into the Alpine part of our tour, another set of amazing sights and experiences will take us past the beautiful Planica valley, famous for its ski jumping competitions and a favourite among hikers. We will take the winding road up to the highest mountain pass in Slovenia (altitude 1.611 meters / 5.300 ft) and stop for a snack to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. The amazing sights will not end there. On the other side of the mountain pass, the emerald river Soca and its stunning valley await. We will hike one of the valleys in this unbelievable region, visit the museum of Triglav National Park before stopping for lunch. Rest will be well-deserved, so we will spend the night at Bovec, the small capital of this nature-rich region.

meals: breakfast, lunch
hotel at Bovec


DAY 8: Exploring the fairytale valley

No better place to relax and spend the day at your own pace than the stunning location of Walt Disney’s ‘Narnia 3’ filming. Optional zip-lining, rafting or kayaking await the more adventurous among us, with biking or hiking available for the less adrenaline-inclined.

meals: breakfast, dinner
hotel at Bovec


DAY 9: Sacred places of the ancients

Today, we leave the Alpine region behind and head for the rolling vineyard hills at the border with Italy, Slovenia's most western point, but not before a proper goodbye. We will visit two pre-christian sacred sites, starting with a mountain hike to a megalithic circle, then a visit to the entrance of a cave next to the majestic Soca river, a perfect spot for a meditation. En route, we will get a glimpse of Boka, one of Slovenia's largest waterfalls. We'll end this glorious day at Goriska Brda, a region of picturesque hills, vineyards and tiny villages, with a dinner at the hotel (with optional wine tasting). 

meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
hotel at Brda


DAY 10: The underground and the sea

One of Slovenia's distinct regions, Karst, lends its name to geological phenomena of caves and sinkholes worldwide. A place of rocks, windy meadows, underground mysteries and terra rosa (red soil), it calls for a visit to a wine cellar, a herbal farm and a breathtaking cave. After taking in its riches, we leave Karst behind and head for the town of Piran, Slovenia's gem at the Adriatic sea. We will take in the amazing views of the town and the sea from a medieval wall above it, before descending for a short tour. We will have dinner in the hinterlands of Slovenia's coast, at a remote healing center, where we will spend the following two days, immersing ourselves into self-exploration and relaxation. 

meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
beds at workshop village


DAYS 11 & 12: You are ready. Dive within.

Under the guidance of spiritual masters, shamans, astrologists and therapists, we reach the spiritual climax of our tour.

A well-balanced itinerary of meditation and transformation awaits. All of the food will be vegan, cooked and served on site. Confident about the skills of our amazing friends, we will keep the exact details of these two days a secret. Suffice it to say, they have over 25 years of experience in working with groups and various techniques of self-exploration. They have set up their healing center in a secluded village with stunning views and a healing tradition dating back to the times of ancient Rome.

meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
beds at workshop village


DAY 13: Until our paths meet again

Transfer to Ljubljana airport. A farewell gift  with our warmest hugs will set you on your way. 

meals: breakfast