Discover a Green diamond at the doorstep of Ljubljana with us. We will travel between the Legends & Now. Experience Ljubljana Marshes – the homeland of our most iconic inhabitant – the Ljubljana Dragon, who is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The wetlands are inhabited by as many as 89 butterfly species and provide a habitat for several bird species endangered across Europe and the world.
Discover the wild & pristine Iški vintgar and be surrounded by fresh air, green woods and the emerald Iška river. Enjoy the interesting appearance of the gorge and its rapid little river, sandbanks, numerous river pools and steep rocky banks. A walk through the gorge offers an opportunity to see numerous interesting rocks, which testify to the area’s turbulent geological history.
We will visit seven magic ponds in the Valley of Draga – a part of the Natura 2000 – EU wide network of nature protection areas. Today, the ponds form part of an area of extraordinary natural diversity and an important nesting site for aquatic birds. Scientists have recorded more than 150 different bird species nesting in the area and 49 species of dragonflies. Experience an exciting adventure in pristine nature with a local guide and find peace that only heaven can give.
9.00 – Gathering at the Dragon bridge & Meeting the famous Ljubljana dragon.
9.30 – 10.00 – Visit the Church of St. Michael, built between 1937 and 1939 at Ljubljana Marshes – the land of the dragons. It is considered one of the architect Jože Plečnik’s most original creations.
10.00-11.00 – Exploring Ljubljana Marshes and the story of the Ljubljana dragon’s battle with Jason and the Argonauts.
11.00 – 11.30 – Visit a pile-dwellers exhibition in Ig.
12.00 – 13.00 – Lunch – taste our traditional food at a local restaurant in Iški vintgar.
13.00 – 14.30 – Hiking in the mighty more-than-10-million-year-old Gorge of the Iška river
15.00 – 16.30 – Discover seven magic ponds in the Valley of Draga.
16.30 -18.00 – Visit a Kurešček hill (826 m) & the pilgrimage church of St. Mary – Queen of Peace. After a short hike we will enter a secret place – a beautiful small botanical garden in an area covered with healing energy points. There we will enjoy local herbal tea in the wild and taste a traditional Slovenian dessert – the queen of Slovenian holiday dishes, indispensable at weddings and baptisms – a rolled pastry stuffed with a mysterious dragon-herb.
**This programme was developed according to sustainable tourism standards and with the smallest possible impact on the environment, especially wildlife.
**Mandatory equipment: good hiking shoes.
Contact of the Provider:
Zavod za konjeniški in doživljajski turizem
Iška 16 c
T: +386 (0) 41 377 030
SCOUTS: Helena and Sumit
September 2022 '' Dragon's Secret Tour of Ljubljana '' We just moved to Ljubljana two months ago. We love the city but somehow were in a weird situation where we did not want to be like tourists in our own city yet wanted to see and experience more of it. Our search...