Book Walking Croatian National Parks Now !


Walking Croatian National Parks

The highlights of this walking holiday include exploring the areas of five national parks with breathtaking views and stunning scenery in Croatia: Risnjak, North Velebit, Plitvice Lakes (a World Heritage Site that hosts 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers, as well as seemingly endless forests), Paklenica, and Krka River.

Accommodation for the first two nights is in the 4-star Hotel Royal, followed by two nights in Zvecaj Village by the Mreznica River. Zeleni kut ("The Green Corner") is a well-known restaurant and a small family-owned hotel overlooking the river. The hotel serves traditional Croatian specialties using freshwater fish from its own fishing ponds, homemade cheese, ham, and sausages, as well as fresh vegetables and fruit from local farms.

Afterward, you will be transferred to a pleasant guest house in Korana Village, a small romantic place hidden away in a valley by the river in Plitvice Lakes National Park for three nights. The peaceful atmosphere makes for an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Korana Village has no pubs, restaurants, shops, schools, not even a church - it's just a village as small and wonderful as it can be, an ideal setting for a fairy tale. Please note that each house in Korana Village has 2-4 bedrooms, and sometimes two rooms share one bathroom.

The last two nights of the active part of your holidays will be spent in the 3-star Hotel Skradinski Buk in Skradin.

Daily walking routes during the active week are between two and five hours on easy to moderate terrain and leave enough time for relaxing in the evening.


Where We Visit

Zagreb - Capital

Zagreb is a vibrant city of around 800,000 people that boasts a charming medieval 'old city' with architecture and cobbled streets reminiscent of Vienna, Budapest, Prague and other Central-European capitals. ...more info

Split - Dalmatian Coast

Without hiding their pride, the people of Split will tell you that their city is 'the most beautiful one in the world and beyond' and they nicknamed it 'The Mediterranean ...more info

Day 1
Arrival in Zagreb Airport and transfer to 4-star city hotel in Zagreb. Breakfast included.

Transfer from Zagreb to Zvecaj Village and stay in a small family run Hotel Zeleni Kut. During the evening meal, there will be a brief orientation meeting of the upcoming active week with the guides and fellow travellers.

Day 3
Walking in Risnjak National Park, named after a lynx, a rare animal that inhabits its woods. The park is located in Gorski Kotar, the most mountainous and heavily forested region of Croatia and it includes both the Risnjak and Snjeznik ranges and the area of the Kupa river that flows through a picturesque valley, also known as the mysterious valley of butterflies.

Day 4
The area of North Velebit National Park is rich in karst phenomena and outstanding biodiversity. There are numerous mountaineering trails of which the most famous is the Premuzic trail, named after its constructor who built it in the late 1933.

Day 5
Visit to the most beautiful and stunning National Park of Croatia - Plitvice Lakes and walk along the wooden paths and bridges in and around the Lakes. Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, numerous waterfalls and caves make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Panoramic boat and train rides.

Day 6
At your leisure. Relaxing by the river, swimming, cycling in the nearby area or taking some optional excursions (payable locally).

Day 7
Paklenica National Park is a part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and a favourite hiking and climbing destination. It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika and Mala Paklenica, their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Mount Velebit and the broader surrounding area.

Day 8
The last day of this active holiday takes you to Krka River National Park with its fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls. Boat ride to a little Visovac Island and its Franciscan monastery.

Day 9
Transfer from Skradin to Trogir for an overnight stay in a 3-star city hotel, BB.

Day 10
Transfer from Trogir to Split Airport..

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events and interest. Our guides reserve the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group (minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s)).
  • Return flights
  • All transfers
  • 9 nights in double/twin rooms (single rooms on request and at a supplement)
  • 9 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • 5 days organised activities
  • Use of walking poles (with advanced notice)
  • Local taxes and permits
  • National Parks entrance fees
  • Skilled English speaking guide and assistance.

Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
  • Beverages
  • Optional visits
  • Travel insurance.

subscribe to our weekly newsletter