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Bear Watching Slovenia

Meet the Slovenian wild brown bear in its natural habitat accompanied by a local wildlife expert, watching safely through the wide windows of a wooden lookout.
Start time
16:00-17:30h
From
Lož
Duration
2-3h
Bear watching season
From 15MAY to 15SEP 2024
Price
From: 199€/person
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Observe the wild brown bear from a safe wooden lookout.

Your best chance to spot Slovenian bears in the wild

Take your once in a lifetime wildlife photos.

Learn about the bear’s natural habitat and daily life.

Contribute to the preservation of local wildlife.

Bears in Slovenia

There are plenty of bears in Slovenia

Bear watching observatory

One of the bear-watching observatories

Brown bear in Slovenia

Watch these mighty animals in their natural habitat

Bear cub in Slovenia

You might even see a bear cub!

Bear watching lookout

The wooden lookouts mask the smell of humans

Bear lookout in the Slovenian forest

Located in the middle of Slovenian forests

Slovenia bear spotting

A bear might look your way too!

Bear watching in Slovenia

Hello!

Walk to the bear observatory

Accompanied by a wildlife expert.

Brown Bear Slovenia

Brown Bear

Mama bear

The mama bear

Bear family

Bear family

Fox in Slovenian forest

Fox in Slovenian forest

Fox in Slovenia

Did someone sneeze?

Bear resting

When the season is over

Bears in Slovenia
Bear watching observatory
Brown bear in Slovenia
Bear cub in Slovenia
Bear watching lookout
Bear lookout in the Slovenian forest
Slovenia bear spotting
Bear watching in Slovenia
Walk to the bear observatory
Brown Bear Slovenia
Mama bear
Bear family
Fox in Slovenian forest
Fox in Slovenia
Bear resting

Included in price

Introduction to brown bears and their natural habitat

Observe Slovenian wild brown bear in his environment

Experience bear watching from a safe lookout

Hosted by a wildlife expert

Experience the thrill of bear-watching in the pristine natural forests of Slovenia. Follow a wildlife expert deep into the forest, where you will meet Slovenia’s native brown bear through the wide windows of a safe wooden lookout – perfect for this unforgettable experience! In the wild, bears will very rarely approach humans. If they smell you, they will quickly go in the other direction – and you will never see them. That is why our lookout is smell-isolated, allowing bears to come into close viewing range. In addition to the mighty bear, you may often be able to see wild foxes, martens, deer, and badgers. Wolves were present twice during the bear-watching this season.

As you learn all about these magnificent creatures and the woods in which they live, you will also be contributing to a good cause, as some of your fees go directly toward the preservation of local wildlife.

In recent years we had a very high likelihood of seeing a Slovenian wild bear.

In our hides, we can welcome 4 to 6 guests with our guide.

Location

Address:
Lož
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ebonykent
Verified Customer
A very well informed and eco friendly excursion. We were enthusiastically met at the meeting point where we learned about the bears and how to behave during our adventure. We drove into the woods and walked for about 10 minutes with our super calm guide to the hide where there was a mumma bear with her two cubs already! In total we saw 7 bears, 1 fox and a few eagles. It was genuinely fantastic. Our guide then led us back to our cars before it got too dark (you are definitely in bear country!!) He was super informative and passionate about bears and knew the individual bears that we saw.
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Per J
Verified Customer
Amazing experience with a fantastic guide. We went out i heavy rain, but we still saw 1 female bear, with 2 cubs just in front of the hut. They were standing there when arrived. We also saw, 1 extra bear (far out) 2 badges and 1 fox. Our guide was nice and calm, and really informative during the whole tour. He told us all the work, that they a doing to secure the bears, and helping the locals to live with the bears.
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Miriam
Verified Customer
It was a great experience for us. We saw a total of 7 bears. 2 mothers with little ones. Big compliment to the guide! He was very relaxed and made us feel safe. He also had a lot of knowledge. Highly recommended!
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Katherine
Verified Customer
WOW, EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME! Spoilers ahead so read no further if you don’t want to ruin your visit! Everything about this tour was so professional. The website is really easy to use and sets out clear expectations. I’ve done a lot of research on brown bear watching in Europe (Estonia, Romania etc) and this is the most well organised and well priced one I’ve found. Trust me! Communication from the team was faultless, multiple email reminders, easy email contact, and clear instructions. The meeting point in Loz is very handy, just over an hour from Bled. And of course it’s some way away - bears are very shy and like to live in remote areas! I really recommend bear watching in Slovenia as it is done ethically and by professionals. Slovenes care deeply about protecting nature and biodiversity. In the tour, we first received a very interesting and knowledgeable guide of brown bears in Slovenia. Lots of unique cultural context that cannot easily be found online - the team are the real deal and have over 14 years experience this was very clear when we entered the forest, the anticipation was rising! Driving deep into the forest was so thrilling, where we came upon the wildlife hide. From there, it was very comfortable to Relax, enjoy the forest, and wait…. We were very lucky that even though in July temperatures, of mid-30 degrees Celsius it’s very hot for the bears - just after 8pm the bears arrived. Be patient! Seeing the bears is a dream come true, I cannot explain how special it is. They are just beautiful. But they are very, very shy - do not wear perfume for your visit because they will smell you and run away. I am confused by the reviews complaining about language barrier. As I stated, English communication was perfect with the team, and you should not speak in the forest as the bears will be disturbed. We managed to communicate great, thank you Janis. My photos aren’t amazing as I have some on my SD card of my camera- these are just from an iPhone! But they can never truly capture the magic of seeing brown bears in real life. Do not miss this opportunity of a LIFETIME!
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Annies
Verified Customer
One thing very high on our ‘to see’ list during the roadtrip through Slovenia were bears. We didn’t expect they would cross our path and were too scared to run into them in the woods. So we decided to go for this excursion. Which we didn’t regret at all! We had a warm welcome at the meeting point. Had an excellent guide who, after 1,5 hour, spoke the magic words: “Meet bear”. It was very much worth the money as well as the waiting. We saw 3 bears in total!
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Jeroen Van Gestel
Verified Customer
One thing very high on our ‘to see’ list during the roadtrip through Slovenia were bears. We didn’t expect they would cross our path and were too scared to run into them in the woods. So we decided to go for this excursion. Which we didn’t regret at all! We had a warm welcome at the meeting point. Had an excellent guide who, after 1,5 hour, spoke the magic words: “Meet bear”. It was very much worth the money as well as the waiting. It might seem a little scary to go into the forest but at the end is was very safe. Greetings from Holland Jeroen and Annie

Expert Local Guides

Our professional guides know the local terrain and are trained to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both safe and enjoyable.

Highest Probability to See a Bear

We give you the highest chance in Slovenia to spot a bear — 96% in recent years!

Trusted by Many

We are a financially protected company operating since 2014, and with thousands of satisfied customers in the past, we still put you first.

100% Made in Slovenia

Based in Slovenia, we are working closely with local suppliers to provide you with a unique experience at the best possible price.
Meet Slovenia’s wild brown bear
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