Guided tour of 5 best Croatian national parks and 1 nature park
This tour was designed for all those who love to walk through beautiful nature while exploring local culture, history & gastronomy. I have put together an amazing itinerary that includes 5 best Croatian national parks and 1 nature park with an accent on a rich variety of landscapes - mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, Adriatic Sea & coast.
Apart from famous hiking trails and hidden gems like the Gorski Kotar area, you will also visit Zadar & Sibenik, real masterpieces of urban art and architecture. Time in between the hikes will be spent enjoying the local atmosphere and experiencing how local people live, while savoring some tasty berry strudel and forest soup or Mediterranean fish, wine & 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 me on this trip of a lifetime and discover why Croatia is called a small country for a big adventure!
D1: Start of the tour in Zagreb or Rijeka
2 nights in a guesthouse in Gorski Kotar region
D2: Hiking in Risnjak National Park, the mountain region popularly known as the „Green Lungs of Croatia" because of its magical dense forests and fresh air
D3: Hiking in Northern Velebit National Park, the youngest Croatian national park recognized for its preserved biodiversity, richness of the natural phenomena and pristine wilderness.
2 nights in a guesthouse in Plitvice National Park area
D4: Walking in Plitvice Lakes, the most beautiful national park in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
D5: Velebit Nature Park - Krupa River Canyon. Famous Zadar town visit.
2 nights in a hotel in Starigrad or surroundings
D6: Hiking in Paklenica National Park, a worldwide known hiking & climbing destination due to its amazing rock formations. Optional rock climbing.
D7: Krka River National Park. Sibenik town visit.
Night: hotel in Skradin
D8: End of the tour in Skradin. Drop off in Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar or Split
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 days
I will use my private car to take you to Plitvice Lakes. It's a Daccia Lodgy from 2012 with AC that can fit maximum 6 passengers+driver but for multiday tours I take only 4 people in this vehicle. In case or larger groups I rent a van instead.
We will discover the national parks on foot (walking and hiking) and take boat rides in some parks.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1050 Croatian Kuna - The approximate cost for 7 lunches and drinks that are not included is around 150 Kuna/person/day