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Iris Ucakar

I love traveling and exploring new ideas. I love outdoor activities, especially paddle boarding, sailing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and ski touring and I believe that Slovenia is a land of infinite opportunities.

Whenever I'm free I travel around Slovenia, and if I get a long vacation I take the opportunity to travel to other countries as well. Sharing the beauty of our Slovenia to worldwide travelers makes me happy, therefore my job is my way of life.

I think that every trip should be special, that's why I love to create tailor-made tours in which every trip perfectly meets clients' demand. Bringing excellent trips to travelers is one of my favorite things to do every day.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm specialized in paddle-boarding trips, hiking trips, multiactivity holidays all over Slovenia from the Alps to the Adriatic. I love to create unforgettable memories with a focus on customized and experience that best suits the needs and travel interests of each person."

How did you get involved in travel?

"The more I traveled, the more I realized my passion and decided I should make use of my personal experience and help people organize their trips in order to enjoy traveling as much as I did."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have many travel experiences I will never forget, but so far, my favorite memory is the 4x4 off-road expedition, when I spent a few weeks in the middle of the dunes at the Libyan Desert the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert. It was endless rolling dunes of reddish sand, and it took us four days to reach the oasis we were staying at. In the evening we went to the largest dune in the area to see the silver shine of the desert in the moonlight. It was a breathtaking view and something I will never forget."

Iris is part of the following groups: Slovenia Travel Agents
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.

Finish the trip on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Self-Drive Highlights of Slovenia - 6 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia in less than a week on this 6-day road trip. The adventure starts in the leafy capital Ljubljana, from where you'll journey to the shores of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Continue driving to the rocky passes of the Julian Alps and Goriška Brda wine region before heading to the medieval port of Piran. With castles, caves, and the Adriatic coast along the route, take in all the views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer, along with plenty of time to pull over for the perfect photo.

The iconic peaks of Mount Triglav are featured on Slovenia's flag
Mount Triglav Hut-to-Hut Hike - 7 Days

Towering Mount Triglav is a symbol of Slovenian national pride and the site of some of the country's most stunning hikes. With this weeklong adventure, you'll climb through the Julian Alps and make your way to Triglav's three peaks staying in local mountain huts along the way. Start and end the adventure on the relaxing banks of Bohinj—arguably the prettiest lake in Slovenia—for swimming, boating, biking, and great restaurants.

Lake Bohinj
Best Things To Do in Slovenia

Nestled between Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary, Slovenia has managed to remain an undiscovered gem compared to its neighbors. Those seeking nature are sure to fall in love with Slovenia's stunning landscape and wealth of outdoor activities on offer, and there's no shortage of cultural pursuits either with the country's rich history and booming wine scene.

Recent trip reviews for Iris

Slovenia's Ultimate Guided Tour - 5 Days
Slovenia | May 7 - May 11, 2019

Crystal A.
Hong Kong | Jun 05, 2019

Everything was great! Thanks Iris and Amanda for taking care of us and the seamless arrangements!

Local specialist: Iris Ucakar
Iris Ucakar
Local specialist in Destrnik | Jun 05, 2019

Crystal hi , thank you for join our trip. All the best, Iris