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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at Zagreb or Rijeka airport or any other location of your choice in Zagreb or Rijeka. If you wish to start the tour in another location feel free to message me.
End location: I can drop you off at Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar or Split airport or any other location of your choice in those cities. If you wish to end the tour in another location feel free to message me.
Duration: 8 days
My car is a clean modern Opel Zafira (2011) for up to 6 people that has air-conditioning, but for a week long tour I prefer to set the limit to 4 persons+myself (in case of larger groups I rent a larger vehicle).
We will discover the national parks on foot (walking and hiking) and take boat rides in some parks.
-7 nights' accommodation (3* hotels and guesthouses)
-transfer from Zagreb or Rijeka airport
-transfer to Zadar, Split, Zagreb or Rijeka airport
-transport throughout the trip
-National Parks entrances
-English speaking guide
-use of walking poles (upon request)
Please contact me if you wish to upgrade to 4* hotels.
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
Lunches (picnic or in local restaurants) and drinks