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Aljaž Dvoršak

Designing new products and tailor made itineraries is my main occpation at the agency. My rich experiences from the my years as a guide give me a better understanding at how people wish to travel.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in food tours in Ljubljana, wine tours around Slovenia and cool, one of a kind experiences. Cave rafting? Got it! Mine biking? Let's go! Sleeping in wine barrels!? Why not!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have gotten involved in tourism in my highschool years when I started working with a youth travel agency. After about 8 years of adventures that have created memories which will last a lifetime I was looking to find something a bit more serious :) . At that point I reached out to my fellow guide Mitja, who was running then a small tour operator business under the Roundabout Travel brand, where I have started my career in incoming tourism as a local tour guide. After a couple of years on the field I have decided to dedicate my career to enlightening visitors about the more or less hidden parts of Slovenia, about it's hard-working people, their tradition and about the amazing food we grow and wines we cultivate."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I woke up on a wrong island after taking a ferry from Santorini to Ios. I didn't have my phone with me back then and just enough money for a pizza, a beer and a ferry ticket back."

Aljaž is part of the following groups: Slovenia Travel Agents
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Best Outdoor Adventures in Slovenia: Kayaking, Caving, Hiking, & More

Slovenia often gets overlooked in favor of its higher-profile neighbors Italy and Croatia. For travelers, this can be a good thing, as a journey here abounds with possibilities for great adventures without the chaos of mass tourism. Because Slovenia is a predominantly rural nation, many of these adventures are of the outdoor variety, and we list the best options below.

Brac Island
8 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Eight days is a great amount of time for an introductory trip to Croatia. You can focus on a single region like the Dalmatian coast or the Istrian peninsula or you can cover country-wide highlights if you don't mind a fast-paced trip. Thanks to the country's relatively small size and international flight options to Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik, you can start your trip in the north and work your way to the south. Learn more with these exciting itineraries below.

View over Split, the Adriatic Sea, and Marjan Hill in the distance
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This route is ideal for those who are short on time but looking to fit in a number of highlights along the Dalmatian Coast. You'll start in the historic port city of Split and visit two of Croatia's most popular islands before ending in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval town centers, and dine on fresh seafood.

Ride the gondola up to the top of Mt. Vogel for beautiful views of Lake Bohinj
Slovenia in September: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

September is a fantastic month to experience Slovenia, as the crowds have lessened, the weather is more comfortable (though a little rainy) and the Adriatic and alpine lakes are still warm enough to enjoy. This is also a great month to experience the off-beat Cow Ball festival in Lake Bohinj. Read on to learn more.

Ljubljana's photogenic riverfront
Ljubljana, Lake Bled, & the Soča Valley - 5 Days

Combine a storied history with rugged alpine scenery on this relaxed five-day itinerary. This guided tour starts and ends on the cobblestone streets of colorful Ljubljana, completing a loop that includes the serene Lake Bled, rolling hills of wine country, and prehistoric Škocjan Caves—a UNESCO-listed site surrounded by diverse flora and fauna. You'll even meet some four-legged equestrian friends along the way.

Hike through the hills surrounding Lake Bled
Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days

This outdoorsy 8-day road trip allows you to travel through Slovenia's gorgeous countryside at your own pace. Starting from the laidback riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll explore the fairytale shores of Lake Bled, rocky passes of the Julian Alps, rushing waters of Soça River, and rolling hills of Goriška Brda wine region. Enjoy alfresco activities that this small country is known for—i.e. hiking, biking, swimming, and river rafting—along with caves, castles, and centuries of history.

Recent trip reviews for Aljaž

Sacha

Self drive Slovenia & Croatia · Slovenia - Apr 9 - Apr 30, 2019

Traveler: Sacha R. - Local specialist: Aljaž Dvoršak

Aljaz, our tour specialist was fantastic! Our trip was planned exactly to our "wants"! We loved the suggestions from Aljaz and our accommodation everywhere was amazing. We had 3 weeks touring Croatia & Slovenia and would never have known all the little stops that made our trip so much fun. We loved the beer fountain in Slovenia - so cool. Kimkim is the best way to travel if you want to do your own thing but still know you have a bed booked and all the sites on offer if you're wanting to keep busy. Would definitely give Aljaz & Kimkim 6 stars and would use them again and again.

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Aljaž Dvoršak, local specialist, responded to this review:

Sacha thank you for such kind words and your valued feedback ! It was truly a great pleasure planning the trip for you and John! We'll straighten the weather until the next time you come back! ;)