Nature tour

July/August
Plitvička jezera | Velebit
7240 kn (~953€)

Unleash the adventurer in yourself and experience the beauty and joy in most beautiful Croatian landscape. In this seven days Nature tour you will explore the magical wilderness of Croatian mountains and hillsides, deep blue lakes and discover hidden charms of three national parks Plitvice Lakes, Velebit and Paklenica. At the source of Croatian mystical world of fairy tales and legends, refresh your body and soul with sounds of centuries old of natural instruments and original flavours of Croatian gastronomic traditions. Have fun and indulge all your senses in the unforgettable experience of rafting, trekking, horseback riding and camping in the unspoilt nature. Lasting and persistent, undiscovered and wild - nature is our most faithful friend revealing its beauty and wisdom and bringing us closer to ourselves.

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The wise mountains conceal puzzles and invite us on a tour that begins in Gorski Kotar - the green heart of Croatia. From Delnice to Brod na Kupi, the picturesque mountain villages submerged in their own magical world lead us to Ogulin - the homeland of fairy tales and the birthplace of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, the most famous Croatian writer of fairy tales. “Planinkinje”, the noble fairies in white, accompany travellers and introduce them to the magical world of this small town that holds an annual festival of traditional fairy tales.

The long, dreamy Velebit mountain range, divides the Adriatic Sea and mainland Lika. We shall sleep under the stars, kayak the canyons of rivers Zrmanja and Kupa and visit mysterious trails of Velebit nature guardians. While Velebit Mountains keep secrets, the proud and wild Lika reveals the strength and wisdom of its people through the life and work of the famous scientist Nikola Tesla, who was born in the village of Smiljan near Gospić..

 

Day 1: Zagreb – Kamačnik canyon – the source of the river Kupa – Ogulin

We depart Zagreb in the morning. The freshness and clarity of the green Gorski Kotar will fill your senses as we arrive to the Kamačnik canyon where the Kamačnik creek flows into the river Dobra Many charming wooden bridges over crystal-clear streams filled with pebble stones, unusual shapes of trees and whispers of invisible creatures will seduce you with its magic. After a short walk and breakfast made of the famous strudel that will tantalize your taste buds, we continue our journey to the source of the river Kupa. In the stillness of the river source we are entering in our deeper inner self. This voyage to the source will continue in Ogulin the home of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, the most famous author of Croatian fairy tales, known also as Croatian H.C. Andersen. Above the mystical abyss of Đula you will hear the story of the tragic love between Đula and captain Milan, and the view of the mysterious mountain of Klek, where according to legend witches live, will introduce us to an evening of legends and fairy tales of the region. Meals included: B, L, D

Day 2: Ogulin – Rastoke – NP Plitvice Lakes (UNESCO) – Ogulin

A full day excursion to the most beautiful lakes of Croatia will begin in Rastoke. The old mill on the river cascades and waterfalls, are the tradition of this region that still lives in the scent of homemade bread from grain milled in these mills. The lakes and cascades of Rastoke are just a sneak preview of the beauty and magnificence of Plitvice Lakes. Sixteen turquoise lakes, many waterfalls, small rivers and streams with limestone barriers and impressive promenades are just some of the unique experiences of Plitvice Lakes, which can be enjoyed regardless of the season. This national park under the protection of UNESCO annually attracts more than a million tourists. After a day of relaxing walks and boat trips, we invite you to taste traditional local meals in the warm rustic ambience of Plitvice restaurants where everything smells of family hearth while handicrafts and woollen socks knitted by Lika grandmothers hang on the walls. Meals included: B, L, D

Day 3: Ogulin – Smiljan - NP North Velebit

The harsh and magnificent nature of Lika is homeland of the famous inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla. His birth house in Smiljan is today an interactive museum where we will see Tesla's inventions that he experimented with in childhood at a nearby clear little stream Vaganac. Our adventure continues as we explore the astounding giant Velebit, the longest Croatian mountain range where Winnetou was filmed. Here you will unleash your adventurous spirit sleeping in tents under the stars. From the camp we go trekking along the Premužić trail, the most beautiful Croatian mountain road, providing spectacular views of the Adriatic islands and surrealist sunsets - a favourite theme of many international photographers who visited the Park. We end the day sitting by a campfire in the evening and enjoying the soft sounds of crackling fire and listening stories of local legends and sounds of traditional instruments. The stars will provide for romance. Meals included: B, L, D

Day 4: NP Velebit – Velika Plana – Obrovac

After the morning visit to nearby pathways we continue our journey to inland Lika towards Velika Plana and visit the mountain ranch with horses, traditional wooden houses. Riding the slopes overlooking the beautiful views of the Velebit Mountains is possible at extra charge. We continue our descent to the village of Kruševo. In a domestic ambience of a farmhouse with stunning views of the Zrmanja river canyon, you will experience the spirit of antiquity and taste local delicacies prepared in the traditional way. During the day, you will also be able to relax and enjoy a massage. Meals included: B, L, D

Day 5: Obrovac

We will explore the rough nature of the Zrmanja and Kupa river canyons and go rafting or kayaking. Depending on the season and the water level, we will offer you an extraordinary experience of nature from its own angle. Turquoise water, rapids, cascades and harsh canyons that demand respect with their grandiosity, provide a lot of excitement and adrenaline. Purified and bathed with river freshness, evening sunset awaits us with a relaxing surprise spiritual programme. Meals included: B, L, D

Day 6: Obrovac – NP Paklenica – Obrovac

We continue to explore the grandiosity of Velebit visiting one of the best-known climbing destinations in Croatia – the national park Paklenica. With the provided expert guidance and climbing equipment, regardless of experience, we offer you the possibility to overcome your own limitations and climb your way up to the nests of the mountain fliers - griffon vultures and eagles. And finally - the sea! After the climb, where the mountains touch the sky, we descend to the Paklenica Riviera fishing village Starigrad Paklenica, formed on the foundations of the ancient city Argyruntum. The afternoon and evening we will spend hearing about the legends of bura, the wind that governs crags and foothills of Velebit, Večka Luka, king Pasoglav and Velebit water, followed by artistic surprise of the evening! Meals included: B, L, D

Day 7: Obrovac – Zagreb

After a traditional breakfast in Mićanovi dvori, relaxed, fulfilled and inspired by nature we head back to Zagreb. For the end of travel we prepared special surprise. Transport to the airport and return to your final destinations. Meals included: B

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