Mushrooming with dr. Fungi in Ljubljana area
- Magical experience
- Mushroom foraging & Introducing wild Herbs
- Forest bathing
- Off the beaten path
- Learning and discovery
- A lot of fun!
All about the trip
Let’s go mushrooming! It's the best wild mushrooms & medicinal herbs foraging adventure in the Ljubljana area. An educational and life-changing experience with a lot of fun. The trip is perfect also for families. Kids just love it! During the mushroom-picking season, from the end of March to November, there is always a lot of Slovenians roaming the surrounding forests with baskets, especially in a popular spot, such as Pokljuka in Triglav National Park. Forests in Slovenia are enchanting, peaceful places - full of magic. Discover the healing power of nature on the most unique mushrooming tour in Slovenia with dr. Fungi. The “fantastic fungi” kingdom is our passion and we take our mission very seriously. Mushroom hunting is not only the most popular "sport" for Slovenians but also a way of life-based on local identity. We have lived with mushrooms since time immemorial and they deeply connect us with our ancestors. With 58.4% of forests, Slovenia is a perfect destination for mushroom hunters. According to experts' estimates, there are around 15,000 mushrooms in Slovenia and in the Mycological Association of Slovenia, around 3,500 of them have been discovered so far and given their Slovenian names. Due to the three different climates (Alpine, Mediterranean and Pannonian) in Slovenia in a wide variety of mushrooms thrive in abundance and it is a real mushroom paradise. Even for those who do not eat mushrooms and are not mushroom gatherers. Their beautiful kingdom is one of the most fascinating to photograph. Mushrooms are real posers and they love to be in the photo! Mushrooms can feed us, heal us, or kill us! Obviously, not all mushrooms are edible. Mushroom-pickers are familiar with the various variety of mushrooms and they only select those that they know are 100% safe to eat. Unfortunately, some are edible only once. About 200 species of mushrooms in Slovenia are poisonous, and 30 are deadly.
Numerous studies confirm what humans have intuitively felt for thousands of years – walking in the forest is healing for us. Trees emit phytoncides - natural antibiotics that stimulate the formation of white blood cells, which are important for our body's resistance. Spending time in nature also lowers blood pressure, increases the ability to concentrate, recover faster from illnesses and surgeries, increases the level of our physical energy and improves sleep, and reduces the level of stress hormones. Mushroom picking with us is partly based on the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku method. It is a forest immersion that, with specially designed 'invitations' to various interactions with the forest, engages all our senses and at the same time strongly supports self-healing and the balance of man, nature, and society. It affects our body, mind, energy, emotions, consciousness, and relationships. Trees regulate our energy field, which in turn balances our processes in the body and promotes natural healing of the body and emotions. The real mushroom people are aware of the extraordinary importance of the forests in Slovenia and help them in their mission, which is of extraordinary importance for the entire planet. Whenever we go "mushroom hunting" in our forests, we take care of a clean environment and pick up trash from irresponsible and unaware people. We do this with the greatest joy and pride because we are aware of the wealth and sustainable importance of our beautiful forests. You are welcome to become part of this truly unique and sustainable story. Join us in spreading the spores. Our planet will be very grateful to you and the mushrooms will reward us richly. Let's enter the magical forest with all our senses and enter the mushroom kingdom. Mushrooms Are Calling and I Must Go! You are welcome to join us and help us to spread the mushroom spores. May the spores be with you!
What is included in the price
- Shamanic smudging with white sage incense, for cleaning negative energies and protection(also acts as protection against insects and ticks)
- Education about mushrooms for culinary use- mushroom foraging under expert guidance
- Unique "forest bath" or listen to the mushroom voice
- Education on the use and collection of medicinal herbs
- Medicinal herbs foraging
- Forest tea ceremony and a relaxed conversation about the importance of tea and forgotten rituals.– a cup of homemade local herbal tea (hand-picked)
- Education about local medicinal mushrooms
- Demonstration of home
- Made medicinal mushroom oils and tinctures (Turkey tail, Birch polypore ...)
- Traditional Slovenian lunch with mushrooms
- Practical gift
What is not included in the price
- Transport ( we can organize it for you)
You must be physically-able to hike to do this activity.
Please wear comfortable clothes for walking in the forest and wear sneakers or comfortable walking shoes. In case of bad weather, we recommend warm clothes and a raincoat.
This activity is organised by Lifetime Experience, Iška 16/C, Ig, 1292, Slovenia, +386 41 377 030, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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