This trip to Bled, Slovenia was amazing. The staff at 3glav Adventures were beyond helpful in everything from transportation from your place of stay to the tour, to recommending local spots to get the best food in town. The Emerald River Adventure was an all-day event starting at 8 am and ending at 8 pm. The trip starts out at a beautiful pond with the clearest water you will ever see, nestled between leagues of mountains towering above you. From there the guide takes you up the mountains on an easy hike up to the top of on of the hills where you can see into Austria on one side and Italy on the other! Without spoiling the trip, all i can say is that you travel to various waterfalls, rivers, and wooded areas, hiking the most beautiful trails with rivers flowing and waterfalls cascading at almost every stop. The great thing about this trip is that it is almost entirely catered to the group that comes for that day, going to different places depending on what they would like to eat, or see, or do! The guide was very, very knowledgeable about not only the area he was leading us through but also the history that accomplanied it, making it not only adventurous but also educational on a personal level as you learn about the events of the World Wars and how they affected the area you are traveling around!
What I liked best was that the program can be different for everyone, and is entirely based on what you want due to the 3glav Adventure staff's amazing customer service. There are various things to do along the adventure that are optional such as jumping off rocks, a 12 meter bridge, river rafting, swimming under a waterfall, etc. and you create your experience for the day by partaking in these events or others. I highly recommend the river rafting and every other option for the tour because it truly was amazing. The thing i liked least was the fact that it only lasted 12 hours! With the staff was so personable and fun to be around that i had wished somehow the tour was longer! But of course i was so happy with the experience I had. The group I was in had to leave on a train early the morning after our tour and did not have time to buy souvenirs at the local souvenir shop, and the manager got the gifts we had talked about wanting to get, and sent them to us the day after we left! it was truly amazing how much these people care about making your experience a good one and you better believe I will be back if given another opportunity. To be honest this program is the best bang for your buck in terms of other activities in Bled or Slovenia for that matter, it was only 55 Euro for the tour, and 35 Euro for the optional rafting. Although skeptical about spending the extra for the rafting we all unanimously decided immediately after that it was well worth the money. Altogether, this specific adventure was well worth the money, think about it. Its 12 hours of traversing the most beautiful places youve been to in your life, it is not too physically demanding (families can do it), you get to know the history of the area and experience the true beauty of it unlike on an unguided hike or tour, and it is completely catered to you. Not to mention that the staff literally were there for anything we needed or wanted which was free unlike other programs i saw in the area with things like free transportation to and from your place of residence, a free photo cd of your entire day, and an amazing guide for the whole day, you literally cannot go wrong with this trip.
Things you'll need on this trip:
Hiking boots or comfortable shoes.
swimsuit (clothes you dont mind getting wet).
money for food.
a jacket for after.
Good luck and safe travels! Thank you 3glav Adventure staff for everything!