- Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
- Location: Paklenica NP, North Velebit NP, Plitvice NP, Kornati Islands NP, Zadar.
- Activity level: Easy/Moderate
- Activities: Hiking, Caving
Day 1, Saturday:
Arrival, transfer to our hotel or pension in Paklenica region. Welcome drink, dinner.
Day 2, Sunday: Plitvice lakes, 6-7 hours walk, up 300 m.
During 6 to 7 hours walk, we will enjoy one of the most fascinating aspect of the specific geological and hydro-geological phenomenon of karst. We will slalom through the serie of 16 bigger and few smaller lakes, gradually lined up and linked together by innumerable cascades and waterfalls. Back to our lodging at the end of the day.
Day 3, Monday: Paklenica, 6-7 hours walk, up 800 m.
We head to Paklenica NP and enter it through its "main entrance", the Velika paklenica creek. It begins with a fantastic rocky canyon and while going up along the torrent we will see the vegetation changes. Progressively, the Mediterranean one gives more space to pine and beech forests. It is also possible to chose a more strenuous hiking by entering through the Mala Paklenica creek and joining Velika Paklenica canyon.
Day 4, Tuesday: North Velebit, 6-7 hours walk, up 300 m.
Our hiking will take place on the Premuzic trail. The path runs through the most beautiful and interesting part of the park such
as Haducki and Rozanski ledges strict reserve. Threading through them is only allowed passing the Premuzic trail. The peaks surrounding the trail offer magnificent views of the Adriatic and the islands. At the end of the day, we will drive back to our lodging in Paklenica region.
Day 5, Wednesday: The Kornati islands, 5 to 6 hours hiking, up 300 m.
We will embark for a "cruise" to the island of Kornat, the biggest island of the archipelago. We will let the tourists go further with
the excursion boat when the captain will drop us on the bay of Opat from where we'll start our hiking for 12 km toward the Vrulje
hamlet. On our way through the rocky hills we might meet some sheep, the only permanent inhabitants of the islands, enjoying beautiful views on dozens of surrounding islands. We will discover some unexpected valleys hiding olive groves. In Vrulje, we will meet the boat and its crew and have lunch together and join them for the rest of the boat trip.
Day 6, Thursday: Zadar
After breakfast and before going to the millennial city of Zadar, we will stop for a "cave adventure" in the 830 meters long Modric cave: Our speleo guide will lead us through secret labyrinths and narrow passages to spectacular halls where strange host await us: pipe organs, cuttlefishes, crabs, fairies... The list of surprises nature and imagination can provide under the light of carbide lamps is practically unlimited. After those fascinating 2 hours we'll continue towards Zadar where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will be free to visit the old town or simply go to the beach. At the end of the day, transfer to the airport for those who are leaving.
Prices on request.
The price includes:
All meals from dinner of day 1 to lunch of day 6. Transportation in air conditioned vehicle. 5 nights in hotel or pension. National parks entrance fees. Caving and needed equipment and guide. Hiking leader. Insurance in case of injury. Zadar or Split airport transfers.
The price does not include:
Transportation to Croatia, drinks, tips and personal expenses such as souvenirs, etc.