Hiking, stargazing and sightseeing, what more can one wish for? This itinerary is a great choice for groups, both small or big, individuals and families. You will be able to enjoy what nature created in mountains and lakes and feel its purity in your body. Let yourself have a deserved holiday and pamper your body and soul with this extraordinary experience. Whether you are just curious or you wish to explore new places more actively, you will not regret the visit of these Croatian green landscapes. What is more, the national parks are open all year round, so you are free to choose when the most suitable time for you to travel is.
Itinerary can be flexible and can be tailored with special interest and client’s requests, the following is just an idea.
Pickup at Zagreb airport and drive to Plitvice. En route stop in Rastoke and exploration of the village on the water. Rastoke serves as an introduction to the Plitvice Lakes and therefore often being referred to as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”. In contrast to the Lakes Rastoke features a three hundred-year old village with houses and watermills. Afternoon arrival to Plitvice, accommodation in Lyra hotel (www. lyraplitvice.com). Lyra is a modern boutique 4 star hotel that opened in May 2019 and is an ecological and a sustainable enterprise rejuvenating the village and uniting the three ethnicities working together under one roof. Guided introduction to the village and the visit of local arts&crafts shop run by village women.
Full day hike through the Plitvice National Park. Plitvice lakes are a world jewel and Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction. It was granted UNESCO World Heritage status amongst the first in that part of Europe already in 1979. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated. You can opt for a hike around lower lakes or if you feel up do the full day hike of both Lower and Upper Lakes.
Full day hike in Velebit National Park. You will start the hike from Premužić trail which will lead you to the botanical gardens on Zavižan. Stop in nearby Climber’s lodgings, which serves also as the highest meteorological station in Croatia. Here you can enjoy a viewpoint across Adriatic Sea and the islands of Krk, Rab and many others. On a nice clear day as much as one fourth of all the Croatian islands can be seen. Upon descent stop in Krasno village and a visit of the cheese dairy, where you can buy the homemade cheese. Back in the hotel you will engage in the Stargazing activity
Rafting on Una River and visit of Bihać in Bosnia. Morning visit to Željava Air Base. Situated on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, this was the largest underground airport and military air base in Yugoslavia and one of the largest in Europe with tunnels built into the mountain. Crossing border to Bosnia you will soon come to Una National Park. The groups can do a white-water rafting on the river or simply stroll along the beautiful waterfalls and cataracts of the river.
Stop in Bihać and tour of this Bosnian town before returning to the hotel. Farewell dinner with the typical “under-the-bell” showcase cooking.
Departure back to the airport. Or continuation of your Croatian adventure in the Adriatic Sea. Only 2 hour drive away from Plitvice is Zadar, the beautiful medieval Adriatic coastal town. Not much further is Murter, which serves as a popular departure point to Kornati National Park, the most savage archipelago of the Mediterranean. But equally it will take you only 3 hours to reach Split and embark on the continuation of your journey with us, on a minicruise and discover some of the nicest spots from the sea.