Bear watching

Private tour: 5 hours

Departure From Ljubljana (Slo)

The price is based on the number of people in your group.

350€ / person
Bear watching


Bear watching in Slovenia. A private tour and a private hide.

We’ll pick you up directly from your hotel at 4 pm in Ljubljana. Afterwards, we’ll drive to a remote forest in the Javorniki mountains, where you will meet your certified local guide/hunter. You will proceed deeper into the forest by car for 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute walk to reach the secure bear observation hide. Once in the secure hide, you will silently and patiently wait for the bears to appear (approx. 2h-3h).

The most important moment during the bear-watching experience is when the bear approaches. We stress the importance of absolute silence at that moment, as any noise could cause the bear to retreat. From the observation hide, you may also spot other forest animals. At dusk, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Ljubljana.

Also, available: Bear watching: no transfer, €150 per person (you drive to meet the local guide/hunter in the forest)

  • 4pm Pick up from your hotel
  • 5.30pm Meet with the guide/hunter
  • 6pm to 8-9pm Bear watching experience
  • 10.30pm Back to your hotel
Below you will find more information about what to consider, expect,.. When going on a bear watching:
  • Bears during the winter hibernate, so the bear-watching season is from April to October.
  • Move as little as possible when in observatory, keep the noise level as low as possible.
  • Do not carry or wear much smell and fragrance (food, cosmetics ...) You can bring water.
  • We recommend all guests to dress warmly in layers it is always colder in the forest. Running shoes or similar footwear recommended. - and most of all – be patient while waiting …
Bear watching - day 1 - Bear watching
  • Observation/photo hides fee
  • experienced guide/hunter when in the forest
  • round trip transportation from your accommodation (we pick you up from your accommodation)
  • insurance


Bear watching

Thank you very much for organising our trip at such short notice. Stefan was a great tour guide and all the timings worked perfectly and we saw a bear so all good Many thanks Katrina O. , UK

Katrina O.

Bear watching

Reflecting over our trip to Slovenia... one of the highlights was definitely the bear watching. The organisation was very good and some bears kindly showed up. One bear really stayed around for a long moment and gave us quite a show! And thank you so much to Štefan. What a great personality! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge about the country, it's history, it's beers, it's great people, places to visit, nice restaurants and so much more. We highly recommend this experience!!!

Karen Tucker, Belgium

Bear watching

Hello, We had really great time with our guide Stephan, and the organisation plus Bear watching were perfect. Thank you !

Mark and Beatrice, France

Bear watching - June 2024

Hi Andrej, It was wonderful, thank you!!! We were in the hide from around 17:30 to 19:30. And we pretty much had constant viewing of bears all the time we were there. We are so glad we got to do this trip, especially after the disappointment of the previous arrangement. It was fabulous! Cheers,

Suzanne G., NL

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