IN AMAZING SLOVENIA
PHOTO HIDE TRIP
GET CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE BIGGEST
BROWN BEAR POPULATION IN EUROPE
NEW FORMULA: 4 DAYS ONLY 1250€
NEARBY - AFFORDABLE - GREAT RESULTS
GROUP TRIP OR INDIVDUAL
MOST BEARS IN EUROPE
GROUP TRIP WITH GUIDE
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MAY TOT SEPTEMBER
WILDPIX TRAVEL PHOTO HIDE TRIP TO THE BIGGEST POPULATION OF BROWN BEARS IN EUROPE.
HERE PEOPLE AND BEARS LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY...
Take off at 8 am and shoot bears at 3 pm? It's possible!
After only a maximum of 2 hours of flying from Belgium or the Netherlands, you are in Slovenia, a small country between Austria and Italy. A country of which 70% is forest. There the largest population of brown bears live in Europe, perfectly in harmony with the local population. That's how 600 animals are estimated. Of these, the largest concentration, about 100 units, is active in the region where we send you.
After long research, our partners have found the perfect places where the bears come to feed. Spaces hidden deep in the beautiful forests on unlikely quiet and beautiful mountain ridges.
You can observe and photograph them from perfect photo huts with beautiful views. The bears are sometimes really close to 5-10 meters, you get goose bumps! A truly unique place in Europe with great opportunities, where we as shelter specialists can send you. Exclusively available at Wildpix!
The perfect alternative to expensive Finland.
HIDES DEEP IN THE BEAUTIFUL FOREST
There are 6 locations with photo huts, always hidden away in the woods. Where the chance of boars is maximum. You are brought to the hut with the jeep to short and the short walk is perfect for everyone.
The setting of each hut is different, from open spaces with rocks to dark forests where the light comes through very nicely.
The cabins are for 2 to 3 people and comfortably furnished. You photograph through openings without glass and there are viewing windows.
Tripod connections and rice bags are present, no tripods needed.
There are fireplaces made to the huts to evacuate the human smell as much as possible. But being very quiet remains the message!
SPECTACULAR CAVES & CANYON PHOTOGRAPHY
During this trip you will also visit one of the most spectacular caves in Slovenia. The country houses the most beautiful caves in the world. You get the chance to photograph and the guide also takes special light for that. A unique experience, as well as the beautiful canyons that you will visit. So also the landscape photographer gets plenty of opportunities.
COMFORTABLE HIDES SESSIONS EN PERFECT ACCOMODATION
You will stay in a fine typical Slovenian guest house, where you will receive a warm welcome. The food is excellent, the rooms very well cared for and spacious. A huge advantage is that the cabins are very close to the hotel, between 10 and 20 minutes, very handy.
THE HUT SESSIONS ...
Another big advantage is that the hutsession are divided over the day and take about 5 hours. So you can have a quiet breakfast, do a morning session, have a quiet lunch and then start the afternoon session.
That usually ends at the start of the evening after which you can have a pleasant evening dinner.
FEEDING AND HUNTING IN SLOVENIA
The places where the photo huts are are feeding places for the bears. This is not only done for the benefit of the photographers. The bears in Slovenia are carried by hunters in any case, especially to keep them out of the villages. If this did not happen, they would descend from the mountains and cause problems closer to the people. In this way, the hunters manage to keep the bears in the mountains and to keep the population stable. Due to the limited but constant feed supply, the number of youngsters remains normal and the entire population also remains.
Of course, as everywhere else is hunted but very limited. Slovenia is proud of its population of bears and hunting is strictly regulated. One wants to serve as an example of how bears and people can live together. This is in stark contrast to Romania, Italy and Croatia where bears are only viewed as a problem.
By eco tourism like this trip, Slovenia wants to show that it can be done differently and that nature can benefit from it.
As always, we as Wildpix try to attach a lot of value to this.
HIGHLIGHTS SEPTEMBER 2017
You always have a morning and evening photo session is different hides.
TRAVEL DAY: travel day: arrival around noon + afternoon hide session
PHOTO DAYS: breakfast - morning activity - lunch - afternoon hide - dinner
RETURN DAY: morning photo hide until 10 am + return journey
On these trips you will be guided by one of the Wildpix guides, depending on the week you choose
TRAVEL and GUIDANCE
Wildpix guide or local guide
We stay in a nice comfortable accommodation on private grounds.
Free Wifi - TV - private toilet - balcony.
There are double rooms and some rooms with a supplement
We travel in group. We agree in advance what flight is being taken, but everyone books it themselves.
Everything has been arranged on the spot.
You decide how you travel, we tell you when you should be there.
All levels of photographers can enjoy this. Recommended lenses between 100 and 600mm
EAT AND DRINK
FULL BOARD: breakfast - lunch - evening dinner
alcoholic beverages on own account
NUMBER OF PERSONS
Max 6 photographers
NEW FORMULA: 4 DAYS - ONLY 1250€
4 MORNINGS: bird hides - ural owl - caves
4 AFTERNOONS: bear hides
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After booking you will receive a payment request and pay the full amount in advance by bank transfer.
That way everything is arranged and your trip is reserved. You will receive an invoice from that.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
In case of cancellation you should always inform us as soon as possible. Since we also have to pay cancellation costs with our partners, in some cases we also pay a cancellation fee.
Below, in the general terms and conditions and in the travel information you receive, this is explained in detail each time.
You can always approach your cancellation insurance for this.
Deadlines for cancellation fees:
5 TO 3 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE. 25% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL
3 TO 2 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE. 50% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL
2 TO 1 MONTH FOR DEPARTURE 80% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL
1 MONTH TO 1 DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE. 100% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL