World tourism is constantly evolving and travelers are always seeking for something more – something unique and more personal. You became more demanding and want to experience meaningful moments on your trips. You desire boutique and sustainable travel which will bring you closer to local way of life, offer a different insight into the destination and – above all – enrich your time on Earth.
Our main goal as a boutique travel agency lies in providing added value to your trips. We focus on offering a sustainable travel experience through completely tailor-made trips prepared especially for you.
Leave nothing but footprints
Move with your own pace
Make unforgettable memories
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL?
International travel is rapidly growing and is expected to hit 1,8 billion travelers per year in the next decade. While this might have great impact on the economy we should also be aware that our world has finite resources and there is a limit to where mass tourism can be expand. We are fully aware that small countries like Slovenia can only accept a certain number of visitors if we want to continue manage natural and cultural environment in a responsible way. As a local travel agency, we fully understand the problem of overcrowding, which is not pleasant for either travelers or hosts. Needless to say, it is nature that takes the hardest hit.
Therefore, we extensively embrace new guidelines in tourism which point towards sustainable travel and boutique tourism. We strive to offer added value to our deeply personalized itineraries, engage local providers and include eco-friendly activates. We want to take a step further, show you what’s behind the curtain and let you meet the ordinary people that make the destination unique.
Sustainable travel means sleeping at the local farmstays and family-owned hotels in the countryside. It means enjoying local gastronomy and taking the less beaten paths. It means trying new things like raking salt at the old saltpan. Sustainable travel also means helping a beekeeper at his work or simply breathing in the fresh air high up on the mountain peak.
Pick a sustainable travel style of your choice
Private cultural tours
Get a professional driver guide
Best way to know the destination is by letting the locals show you around. In case you opt for a more cultural trip, we can provide you with a professional driver guide who will tend to your needs and interests. While following the frame of your itinerary, they will display maximum flexibility and try to include other sights on the way if they feel you might be interested.
You can choose from a wide rang of pre-prepared itineraries which can be further adapted to you wishes – from week-long tours to shorter city breaks. We provide a comprehensive support in terms of preparing itinerary, booking the most perfect accommodation according to your wishes and budget, getting al the technical details in order (transport, tickets, etc.) and teaming you up with the best guide.
Active self-guided trips
Hiking & biking tours by yourself
The Balkan region is a diverse conglomerate of Adriatic coastline, high mountain ranges and vast Pannonian plains. All its nations – but Slovenia in particular – are blessed with a wide range of natural environments, over 20 thousand animal and plant species, abundant supplies of fresh water – and most importantly – safe paces full of hospitable locals.
With vast areas of protected territories and natural parks, Slovenia is a great place for cycling or hiking holidays. It is safe enough for you to do it on your own, but we will be more than happy to provide a personal mountain guide if you whish to have a professional company.
Sustainable travel in small groups
Take your friends on tailor-made trip
Get your friends together and embark on an unforgettable trip to Slovenia, Croatia or any other Balkan country. Beside the most common cultural tours, we can prepare a trip of any theme you might be interested in. There are very popular gastronomy trips letting you to learn about the Balkans through your stomach; or pilgrimages combining cultural heritage of sacral buildings with religious experience in the reign.
Together, you can fully embrace sustainable travel and explore the natural wanders of the Alps, take a private cruise along the Adriatic coast or select any other unique travel experience you want to add to a fully customized trip.
Sustainable travel to Slovenia & beyond
Did you know that Slovenia was the first country to receive the Global Green Destination award? But it didn’t stop there. Our full commitment to the sustainable travel experience is demonstrated by many other international accolades, including the prestigious title Best of Europe 2020 at the 2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards.
Inspired by the green achievements of Slovenia, Ekorna – as a pan-Balkan travel agency – seeks further opportunities to promote sustainable travel in other countries of the region as well. Wherever we take you, we always strive to provide local guides, eco-friendly activities and follow the general guidelines of boutique tourism.
Let us be your partner in your next travel story. Get in touch with us If you share our goals of preserving the natural and cultural environments of the destinations you visit. Trust our local knowledge and many years of experiences in providing safe and sustainable travel experience to like-minded travelers.
Contact us for more information on personalized and sustainable travel to Slovenia or any other Balkan country.