Brown bear hide photography tour

Trip Summary

Our 4-day photo tours are ideal for all those photographers that are eager to experience it all: brown bears, pristine forests, karst valleys and other wildlife such as ural owls. Be prepared to explore southern Slovenia in depth and take along memorable experiences and photographs!

What do you need: hiking boots, waterproof jacket, water bottle, torch, camouflage clothing.

Recommended photo equipment: telephoto lens, wide-angle lens, tripod, flash, beanbag, tripod head

Highlights: best opportunity to view Brown Bear and Ural owl, trip to Križna Jama Cave.

Bear friendly practices:
• Share of 10% for each program booked through Discover Dinarics portal goes to environmental NGO, Dinaricum
• Guided bear watching, following responsible bear watching guidelines


  • Price: 850 EUR per person
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Physical difficulty: low
  • Suitable for individuals, small groups
  • The possibility of meeting: bears, owls, deer
  • Season: May to September
  • Location: Loška dolina
  • Minimum group size: 2
  • Maximum group size: 8



Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival at Mlakar Inn in the morning.
Morning: Check-in, bird photography in Water station hide
Afternoon: Bear photography in hides
Meals: packed lunch, dinner

Day 2 - Križna cave

Early morning: Ural owl photography (spring) or bear photography in hides
Morning: Bird photography in Water station hide or Križna jama cave
Afternoon: Bear photography in hides
Meals: breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Day 3 – Bears and owls

Early morning / morning: Ural owl photography (spring) or bear photography in hides, checking trail cameras for bear activity.
Afternoon: Bear photography in hides
Meals: breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Day 4 – Departure day

Early morning: early bird photo session
Departure to airport after lunch.
Meals: breakfast, lunch


850 EUR per person

Price includes:

  • Half board in a double bed in a Comfortable wilderness guesthouse. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, TV and toilet.
  • Escort by a nature guide
  • Photo hides fee
  • Transfer to the photo hides

Price excludes:

  • Transport from the airport to the hotel
  • Drinks


  • 20 – 23 May 2019
  • 27 – 30 May 2019
  • 16 – 19 June 2019
  • 23 – 26 June 2019

Additional offer

  • Single supplement: 60€
  • Private arrangements possible on request.

Important information

  • Accommodation: Mlakar Inn or Ars Palada appartments.
  • Maximum number of participants: 8
  • Before the beginning of the program the guide will provide you all the necessary information. Before the beginning of each daily tour the guide will provide you with all the detailed information about the daily program.


The program “Brown bear hide photography tour” starts and ends in the town of Markovec, in the Municipality of Loška Dolina, in the south of Inner Carniola, about 60 km south of Ljubljana.

Air connection:
There are 5 international airports nearby: Ljubljana (Brnik) 86 km, Trieste (Ronchi) 110km, Zagreb (Zagreb) 186km , Venice (Treviso) 213 km, Venice (Marco Polo) 218km.