The Wondrous Natural Heritage of Croatia
Although Croatia is not a large country, it is a land that is Mediterranean, Central European, mountainous and flat, coastal and continental. It can safely be said that in a relatively small area there are land and seascapes of great diversity.
Together with my Croatian travel associate, Lavanda Tours, we have planned a wonderful 10 day eco adventure, departing from Split, visiting many of the most scenic wonders in five of Croatia’s protected National Parks, concluding in Zagreb.
I am very proud to introduce Miss Blanka Turkalj, very well known in the Plitvica Lakes Region as one of the most fully qualified Nature Park guides, together with her passion and warm personality, Blanka is sure to win the hearts of all that have the pleasure of meeting and travelling with her.
Priced at 1250 Euro per person based on groups of 10-14 guests; twin-share 3 star accommodation; breakfast and one main 3 course meal per day; escorted by a fully qualified English speaking escort/guide; travelling in 1st class air-conditioned mini bus during the months of European Spring, April, May and Autumn.
Available for private tours priced according to number of guests…minimum 2 persons.
Day 1. Arrival Split airport, private transfer to your hotel in Biograd Na More (Biograd by the sea)near Zadar, northern Dalmatia.
Day 2. At 9.00am departure on full day excursion by boat visiting the archipelago of Kornati NP. Return to hotel and following dinner there’ll be an optional opportunity to visit the underwater world by glass bottomed boat.
Day 3. At 9.00am departure visiting the Vransko Lake Nature Park, climbing to the heights of “Kamenjak” from where the views are breathtaking, extending over the entire NP. We’ll stop here for a short break and photo opportunity before continuing on to the quaint village of Skradin, nestling in the Krka NP. From this point we’ll board our boat and cruise up river to the famous waterfalls of the Krka River. On our return we’ll take another pause on the Miljevac Plateau. From here the views extend to the island of Visovac. Following our guided tour of the waterfalls, we’ll continue to the town of Starigrad in the Paklenica NP. Following dinner, a free evening to socialize with fellow guests and locals.
Day 4. At 9.00am departure to the Paklenica Canyon in the company of a fully qualified member of the local Velebit Mountaineering Association. A full day excursion with opportunities for those who wish to participate in rock climbing under strict supervision of an expert. Return to hotel, Dinner and free evening.
Day 5. At 9.00am departure to the ‘Krupa’ Canyon located on the Zrmanji River with an extra optional opportunity to visit the Blue Cave. A full day of exploration, discovery, wonderful photo opportunities, scenic views, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, flora and fauna of the Paklenica National Park.
Day 6. At 9.00 departure for Gornje Ploce, travelling through the lush region of Lika and arriving in the afternoon at your hotel within the national park of Plitvica Lakes. Our driver will make a stop on the way at a favourite restaurant where the buffet style home cooked meals are excellent and inexpensive, and where native animals can be viewed and photographed.
Day 7. At 8.00 – 12.00 we’ll visit the Plitvica Lakes by a combination of bus, walking and boat. At 12 noon we’ll depart for the picturesque village of Rastoke where we’ll enjoy a traditional lunch. Rastoke is a ‘must see’ village where the visitor is treated to a totally restored village from the past, water mills, and flowing streams, with a variety of equipment from the past. From here we’ll travel through Vojnica, Gline, and Kutine, on our way to Osijek in the region of Slavonija exiting the highway, off the beaten track, arriving in Baranju to our exquisite B&B where homestyle cuisine is prepared deliciously on the open fire…
Day 8 Today after breakfast we’ll visit the castle of Tikves and the ancient town of Stari Brijest on our way to the unique wetlands of Kopacki Rit, a nature park and bird sanctuary, one of the most important, the largest and most attractive preserved wetlands in Europe. Sailing through this vast and unique waterway for about 3 hours with a fully qualified nature park guide. Return for dinner at our B& B accommodation
DAY 9 Today after breakfast we’ll drive to the town of Batine, located on the border of Serbia and Hungary. Here we’ll take a visit to the Cacic Wine Cellars of Zmajevcu and be treated to a wonderful degustation of wines, brandies, and home baked specialities of this region of Slavonia. Upon return to the B&B, there will be for free time available for those who wish to take a late afternoon walk through magnificent countryside leading to the River Drava, which flows into the waters of Kopacki Rit. It is also possible to enjoy a canoeing venture for an additional small fee. Our farewell Dinner will be a feast of mouth-watering aromas of delectable home cured hams and heavenly ‘kulen’ wafting in the air and the famous fish paprikash bubbling slowly in the pot.
Day 10 Today we depart for Zagreb, and depending on flight departures and time available, we’ll take a coach tour of Zagreb city.
For all enquiries please contact Robyn Vulinovich firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile +385(0)998280102 Croatia.
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