Mountains Lakes and Islands of Croatia
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From Zagreb over Ogulin and White rocks visit Plitvice lakes and Zadar with hike to Paklenica and boat ride to Long island!
DAY 1 Zagreb Arrival
Single group transfer from Zagreb airport to accommodation. Evening briefing and dinner in the city centre restaurant. Depending on arrival time, rest of the day free to enjoy Zagreb. (D)
Day 2 Medvedgrad fortress
After breakfast short transfer to the Medvedgrad fortress, visit to Medvedgrad and further hike to Mountain lodge Grafičar to feel classic hiking trail and have a tasty mountaineer lunch as local people do!
After lunch hike back and transfer to the city, with the rest of the day free to explore the city. Optional city tour. (B, L)
Day 3 White rocks trek
After breakfast 2h transfer to the starting point of hike to wild strict natural reserve White rocks (hr. bijele stijene).
After a 2,5h hike and a short technical climb, a rewarding view from the top of White rocks awaits. Just below the top is a mountain lodge and a place to have picnic lunch and gain the strength for return (2,5h hike back). As this is an off-the-beaten path trail, there is a high chance to see a deer or some other wild animal! Total walking around 5h.
Short transfer to hotel in Ogulin, and after settling down and before dinner opportunity to explore this fantasy-driven city. (B, L, D)
Day 4 National Park Plitvice
After breakfast, 1,5h transfer to National Park Plitvice. National park Plitvice is Croatian most famous UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. It consists of several lakes connected with waterfalls. Plitvice hike includes breath-taking views on the park, astonishing photos under the waterfall, a boat ride that connects two parts of lakes, and a train ride back. Total walking is around 5 hours. After leaving the park, 2h transfer to the seaside in Zadar hotel, lodging and dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Rest day/ Zadar city tour
Today is a rest day, needed after few days of intensive hiking. Recommended is a walking tour near the sea to the city centre, which takes around 1h, and gives a great way to get to know the city.
Do not miss visiting “The greeting to the Sun”, “Sea organ” and the sunset from that place! Option is to take a guided city tour. (B)
Day 6 National Park Paklenica
After breakfast 45 min transfer to National Park Paklenica. Paklenica is a magnificent Croatian park famous for rock climbing! Canyon Velika Paklenica is impressive with its steep cliffs, alive and full of rock climbers climbing and hanging on the cliffs. The trail goes through climbing area and further into the park, by the river, which gives opportunities to see the rocks from the higher elevation, and enjoy the nature in a leisure walk. Total walking is around 4 hours. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Dugi otok - Long Island
After breakfast, boarding to fast boat at 10:00 for Long Island (Dugi otok), 1:10 min boat ride. Boat ride goes from Zadar centre, directly to Long island, between two islands Pašman and Ugljan and under the famous bridge “Ždrelac” connecting them.
Small city where boat stops – Sali, has its special peaceful magic! From there after a short transfer starts a hike to Nature Park Telašćica, with its special sea-cliffs (called locally “Stene”) and salt lake “Mir” (Peace). Lunch break with the view awaits, before heading back to catch a boat to Zadar. Day finishes optionally with dinner on island and choice of late ferry ride or earlier leaving the island and dinner in Zadar city. (B, L, D).
Day 8 Goodbye in Zadar
After breakfast, single transfer to Zadar airport is provided.(B)