CROATIA NATIONAL PARK HIKING SPECIAL

6 days / 5 nights

12th May departure 2019 confirmed

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OVERVIEW – Croatia National Park Hiking Special

Croatia National Park Hiking Tour

This holiday was designed for all those who love to walk through beautiful nature while exploring local culture, history and gastronomy. We have put together an amazing itinerary that includes 3 of the best Croatian national parks with an accent on a rich variety of landscapes you will get a chance to admire along the way – mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, Adriatic Sea and coast.

Apart from famous hiking trails and hidden gems like the Gorski Kotar area, you will also visit Trogir, real masterpiece of urban art and architecture. Time in between the hikes will be spent enjoying the local atmosphere and experiencing how the people in these regions live, while savoring some tasty berry strudel and forest soup or Mediterranean fish, wine and olive oil.

Come and discover Croatia’s incredibly preserved nature, medieval towns, rustic villages, old monuments, folklore, music, history and tradition more than 2000 years old. Join us on this trip of a lifetime and discover why Croatia is called a small country for a big adventure…

ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Risnjak National Park
  • Day 3: Plitvice Lakes National Park hiking
  • Day 4: Paklenica National Park
  • Day 5: Beach day on Ciovo Island
  • Day 6: Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY – Croatia National Park Hiking Special

Day 1: Arrival to Zagreb

Our first encounter for Croatia National Park Hiking Tour will be in Zagreb. You will be picked up from the airport, bus/train station or your hotel and head to Gorski Kotar.

Gorski Kotar is the mountain region popularly known as the „Green Lungs of Croatia“ because of its magical dense forests and fresh air. The charm of this area also lies in the fact that it’s not very touristy. It’s a real jewel still waiting to be discovered, ideal for a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation.

We will all get together for a welcome dinner, meet our fellow travelers and learn more about the adventures that are waiting for us this week.

Night: guesthouse in Gorski Kotar
Driving: 1h45
Day 2: Risnjak National Park

This first morning we wake up near the entrance to Risnjak, the National Park that was named after its most popular inhabitant – the lynx or “ris” in Croatian. It encompasses Risnjak and Snjeznik mountain ranges and the source area of the River Kupa. The Park is equally attractive in all seasons: in winter, when covered with snow; in spring, when its meadows transform into carpets of flowers; in summer, when it offers relief from the heat, and in autumn, when the trees bathe in a myriad of colors.

Our goal will be Big Risnjak (1528 m), its highest peak, and we will have time for a deserved break in the hut just below it. Weather permitting, we will be able to admire the views of the Adriatic Sea, neighboring Slovenia and even the Alps. An alternative is a gentler hike in the Kupa River Valley, often described as the magnificent valley of butterflies.

After the trip we will head to Plitvice Lakes National Park surroundings where we will settle in one of the villages and feel the peaceful life in the Croatian countryside.

Night: guesthouse in Plitvice Lakes National Park area
Driving: 2 hours; Hiking: 5-6 hours for the Big Risnjak hike
Day 3: Plitvice Lakes National Park

This morning we don’t have to go too far, we are just a short drive away from the oldest Croatia national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sequence of 16 turquoise lakes linked together with beautiful waterfalls and travertine pools are really as beautiful as in the photos, even more. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife.

We will walk by the lakes, past the waterfalls and the trails will occasionally lead us up to amazing viewpoints where you will be able to admire the complete picture of this amazing natural attraction.

After the walk we drive to the little coastal town of Starigrad where we will enjoy the special energy that the fusion between the mountain and the sea creates.

Night: guesthouse in Starigrad
Driving: 1h30; Walking: 5-6 hours
Day 4: Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park encompasses the small and the big Paklenica canyons and their surrounding area. We will hike along the big one (Velika Paklenica) and make our way to one of the nicest huts in the canyon. Apart from being a paradise for hikers, Paklenica is a worldwide known climbing destination due to its amazing rock formations. If you prefer, you can also decide to rock climb instead of hike (optional).

After the hike we move south to Trogir, an authentic medieval coastal town with a historical core proclaimed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You will have the evening to walk around its narrow streets, have a drink on one of the lovely terraces or visit the market.

Night: guesthouse or hotel in Trogir
Driving: 2 hours; Hiking: 4 hours
Day 5: Beach day on Ciovo Island

This day is reserved for relaxing and swimming on the beaches of Ciovo, an island that is connected to Trogir with a bridge. 

And before you know it, our tour has come to an end. After saying goodbye to your guide you will have a free evening in Trogir to enjoy on your own.

Night: guesthouse or hotel in Trogir
Driving: max 45 minutes
NOTE

The itinerary of this Croatia National Park Hiking Tour is subject to change without prior notice. Our primary concern is the safety and comfort of our guests. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the program as planned, but alterations may still occur due to weather conditions, water levels, group preferences and abilities and other exceptional situations.

Day 6: Departure

Today we organise a group taxi to Split airport or you are welcome to make your own plans to continue your trip in Croatia. Feel free to contact us for recommendations.

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  • Snorkeling Adriatic Sea Croatia
  • Deserved hiking break
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  • Adriatic Coast Adventure

ACCOMMODATION EXAMPLES

PRICES & DATES – Croatia National Park Hiking Special

2019 PRICES
  • May 12: 840 €
  • Child discount: 10%
  • Family and small group discount: 10%
  • Single room supplement: 20%
All prices are per person
Prices are fixed in Euros

You are welcome to use the currency converter on this page to calculate the approximate value in your desired currency. If you wish to pay in another currency than the Euro, the exact value will be calculated according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank on the day of booking.

Child discount: 10 % off for children 8-12 years old

Please note that all children on this Croatia National Park Hiking Tour must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. One child enjoying discount shares the room with the parents; 2 or more children can have their own room.

Family or small group discount: 10 % off for parties of 4 persons or more

Child and family discounts are not cummulative.

Single room supplement: 20 %

If you are travelling alone and wish to share a room with another fellow traveler during the Croatia National Park Hiking Tour, that might be possible; please contact us for details.

PRICE INCLUDES:
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • halfboard (except on May 16th when only breakfast is be included, dinner on your own)
  • transfer from Zagreb airport
  • transfer to Split airport
  • transport throughout the trip
  • National Parks entrances
  • English speaking guide
  • use of walking poles (upon request)
  • basic insurance
  • local taxes
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • airfare to/from Croatia
  • beverages
  • optional rock climbing (D6)
CURRENCY CONVERTER

DEPARTURE DATES 2019

Confirmed departure: May 12 2019

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in another departure. The price for a group of 2 people is 990 € per person in a double room. For a group of 4 people or more the price is 840 € per person in a double room.

IMPORTANT DETAILS – Croatia National Park Hiking Special

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Group size for Croatia National Park Hiking Special: 2-8 persons (bigger groups and group discounts on request).
  • Feel free to contact us for a quote in case you are interested in a private trip.
  • Meals: the price includes halfboard meals (excluding 1 dinner). Our guides will be happy to recommend you a local restaurant or grocery store for the meals that are not included in the tour. We can provide vegetarian meals with advance notice. If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Accommodation marked as guesthouse in the itinerary can sometimes be a B&B type of stay or typical homestay where local hosts rent out rooms with en-suite bathroom or studio apartments. For families or groups of friends, it is sometimes possible to get a whole private house or apartment just for you with 2 rooms sharing 1 bathroom. If you prefer to have a hotel stay throughout the trip, please contact us for details and surcharge.
  • We recommend you to purchase additional travel insurance for Croatia National Park Hiking Special. All our guests are insured from personal injuries that may occur during local transfers or while participating in our organized open air activities.
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