Slovenia lake swimming holiday
Includes: Guided tour led by a local guide, transportation, full safety escort, baggage handling, coaching & technique session, accommodation for the duration of the tour (breakfast included), and gear usage.
Each guest receives a swim hat.
Each guest receives a swim hat.
Description of Slovenia lake swimming holiday
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Small group tour:
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. Its easy to tick off the big sights independently but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
4 Reviews of Slovenia lake swimming holiday
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2018 by Clare SychravaExcellent. It felt longer as we did so much and it was so varied. The holiday was well-planned and the people running it were very nice, knowledgeable and supportive. I feel healthy and refreshed... Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2017 by Lyn HillBeautiful scenery, fabulously clean water, awesome organisation and inspiring people both guest and guides, I will do another trip with the same company again as soon as I can. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Nov 2013 by Craig ThomsonBrilliant, I will go again providing they are prepared to out up with my lack of speed. I really fancy the Costion sea trip. A superb holiday and I promise you won't think about work once. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Oct 2013 by Kate Fox EvansThe swimming holiday was absolutely amazing and I feel super fortunate to have won it... Slovenia is a most beautiful country. The landscape is superb and the lakes we swam in were clear and magical. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetSlovenia is known as a land of pure water and greenery. 70% of the country is forested and most of the lakes and rivers are clean enough to drink. We encourage guests to drink water from the tap or lake. We escort swimmers on a human-powered rowing boats and canoes.
Our welcome pack that clients receive on arrival which includes info on the environmental code of conduct tourists are asked to respect. We separate our refuge into three different bins that are collected and taken to the local recycling point on a regular basis. We give back empty batteries, return bottles/glass and leave the paper to be picked up for recycling.
Customers have an option to change towels only when needed (put them on the floor), they use eco-friendly cleaning products for hotel services/ maintenance. The hotel also uses a water system from the rainwater collector-tank. Their lighting system is eco-friendly as well, bulbs etc. We look for hotels near the water where no motorised boat traffic is present. This is for our swimmers and the environmental impact motorised boats cause.
We don't litter the area and follow all the National Park rules. We keep our groups small, about 10-12 guests per trip. This is to minimise social and environmental impact and to allow us to travel around comfortably and safely.
PeopleWe use local owned family hotel Jezero at the Lake Bohinj. They serve locally produced and sourced food. We encourage our guests to support the local people and regions by giving them tips for their service and buying their local products such as souvenirs and gifts.
All our qualified and experienced guiding team is 100% local. This allows our guests to be safe in good hands, as well as to learn about the region from someone who knows the area(s) intimately. Out hotel base is local and employs only the local people from the region.
We eat our meals at local places (traditional houses) to offer our guests the choice of local food, enjoyment and experience. Vegetarians are welcomed. We do not work with charities at present but we are starting to do so in the next year, with a Slovenian Lake and River keeper's organization. We inform all our clients about basic environmental rules and social behaviour.
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