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8 a.m. from Bled or 7 a.m. from Ljubljana
Emerald River Tour begins from Bled, Ljubljana or any other arranged location.
Just before Vršič pass in Kranjska Gora lies Jasna lake. There are walking paths around the lake, which has very clear, green and very cold water. At the lake shore stands a statue of the legendary Zlatorog (mountain goat), a perfect photo opportunity for your album.
Vršič is the highest mountain pass in eastern Julian Alps. The road over the pass was built by Russian prisoners of war during the WWI. Today there is a Russian Chapel built in memory of those prisoners of war and all casualties of WWI. The Chapel is a reminder of the nonsense of world wars.
Trenta is a glacial valley in Triglav National Park and is the highest part of Soča valley. The source of Soča river after which Emerald River Tour got its name is one of the most beautiful karst sources in our mountains. To see the source of Soča river we will take a 15 minute walk from the Cottage at the source of Soča river. The trail is maintained and partly secured with pitons and steel cables.
Central city of Soča valley in the heart of the Triglav National Park amidst the summits of Julian Alps is a true holiday paradise. You can relax, have an active vacation and learn about soška fronta (Isonzo front). Bovec is being discovered by numerous film makers and Disney’s Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was partially shot there.
Boka is a karst water source, a waterfall and a swift mountain stream, a tributary of Soča river. Boka waterfall is 106 meter high and 18 meters wide and is the most magnificent waterfall in Slovenija and in Europe. If you add the 33 meter high cascade under it, this is probably the highest waterfall in Slovenia (139 meters).
On this trip you can decide to do some optional activities. Choose between Rafting on Soča river, Zipline in Bovec (the biggest Zipline park in this part of Europe) or if you dare jump from 4000m go for Skydiving. You can also decide to do nothing and spend that time visiting one extra waterfall nearby with our guide.
Napoleon’s Bridge is a graduated stone bridge over the narrow canyon of Nadiža river, built around 1812 and is a testimony to importance of this transit area from the Roman times onward. The ancient trail from Pradola and Robidišče towards Nadiža runs over the bridge. Kozjak waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Triglav National Park. The waterfall carved a dark chamber but the ceiling has caved in and the chamber is now a pool of blue-green water.
Stands at confluence of rivers Soča and Idrijca. When they built the dam on Soča river for the hydro power plant, a reservoir formed here. The beautiful pristine nature, clear lake water and numerous water fowl are incentive enough to visit the Most na Soči lake.
The famed railway track built in 1906 connects Most na Soči and Bohinjska Bistrica. With its quaintness, viaducts and the longest railway tunnel in Slovenia (6327 meters) it will enchant everybody.
Bohinj Lake with its 3,19 km2 is the largest permanent natural lake in Slovenia. It lies in Julian Alps at 526 meters above sea level between Pršivec to the North and Vogel to the South. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Triglav National Park and also the last guided stop on Emerald River Tour.
Emerald River Tour finishes in Bled, Ljubljana or any other arranged location.
The Emerald River tour was absolutely amazing! Tour guide Sam was super nice, knowledgable, helpful and a really cool guy in general. We were traveling as a group of 8 and everyone was in shape enough to do the hikes (or were accommodated). Don’t forget to wear good hiking shoes and sport clothes. Triglav national park and Soča valley are just stunning – full of amazing rivers, canyons, waterfalls and high mountains. After the lunch we had a few options for Activities to chose from like Rafting on Soča, Zipline, or Skydiving. To be honest I did not really consider skydiving at the start, but the tour guide talked me in to it saying hoe amazing it is with the view over the mountains. So Skydiving it was and let me say it was absolutely insane! One of the craziest experiences of my life. Skydiving in Bovec is done very professional and safely. We finished the day with more hiking to Kozjak waterfall, a unique car train ride, and glorious sunset over Bohinj lake.
I can only thank to Mamut agency for giving me one of the most epic holidays in my life!
We had an unforgetable trip and we can realy recommend Mamut Slovenija. Karin who was our tour guy was wery friendly and knowledgeable about the Triglav National Park and Soca valleyNa. We got the best insight about the area and history of Slovenia as we could.
We we went on amazing Emerald river tour together with Rafting on Soca river that we will never forget.
To conclude I would like to say that the whole experience with Mamut Slovenia was really professional. This is without any doubt an organisation that we can recommend to everyone!!!
Thank you very much for unforgettable memories.
Klaus & Olena
Emerald River Tour is relay breathtaking!
While spending my time in Bled this summer I decided to join the Emerald River Tour and it was one of the most unforgettable days of my month long holidays in Europe. They took us to Triglav National Park that offers insanely beautiful places, with a great combination of Soča river, Julian Alps, lakes, waterfalls and hiking. There’s also some flexibility during the day like optional Rafting or just stay with the guide and visit another waterfall close by if you prefer. Our guide Sam, is such a cool dude and you can clearly see that he loves his job. At the end I would like to thank you for an amazing trip we had!
The Emerald river tour was for sure worth the money. The guide was very knowledgeable, explained many thinks and answered all our questions. We saw so beautiful nature and enjoyed Triglav National Park, Soča valley and not to mention traveled with a train by car which I will never forget.While enjoying the nature we hiked, had time to swim in the Soča river and so on. Also other activities we booked were brilliantly organised. We did zip line, paragliding, canyoning, horse riding and all of them where perfectly executed, guides where great and took there time to explain and show everything. We had an amazing holiday without wasting any time to plan. We wish all the best to the Mamut Team and thanks for the photos from Emerald river tour that got sent to us for free. Great souvenirs of a amazing holiday.
This Summer my boyfriend and I booked the Emerald river tour for his birthday. And how happy I am we did!
Our guide Mato was amazing and very passionate about the area. The Emerald River Tour will give you an amazing day out in nature. I would 100% recommend this tour to everyone spends his holiday in Slovenia. We also loved the rafting on Soca. Overall we obviously just loved the whole trip. Everyone from the Mamut staff were super friendly, knowledgable and helpful!