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The Origins of Nature


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Join us on this unforgettable tour and you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful places in Croatia. Nature has a remarkable way of awakening senses and renewing your thrill for life.

Our tour will lead you to discover the true beauty of nature. From the low-lying landscapes close to Zagreb, directly into the hills and mountains of the green heart of Croatia - Gorski kotar and Lika.

Risnjak national park, rivers Kupa, Dobra and Gacka, mountain towns Fuzine and Ogulin and at the end the glorious Plitvice lakes are places which will definitely fascinate you with their ancient forests, crystal clear water, wonderful springs and waterfalls, rich wildlife and breathtaking views.

The tour price includes:

  • 3 days
  • 2 overnights - breakfast incl.: Gorski Kotar - Fužine, Plitvice lakes
  • 3 and 4 star hotels
  • A/C minivan transportation
  • Experienced English speaking guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets: Risnjak National Park, Zeleni Vir - Green Spring protected area, Gacka Valley, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Rastoke - The Millers Village
  • Sightseeing: Risnjak National Park, Green Spring and Devil's passage, Fužine and Lake Bajer, Ogulin, Gacka Valley, Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke

 

Send us an e-mail at info@zagrebtours.com and we will get back to you in 24hrs.

  • Share it:
  • Price: from 990 €
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Mountaineering
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking

Day 1 ZAGREB –  RISNJAK NATIONAL PARK – FUŽINE

Your guide will pick you up at your Hotel in the morning and your journey begins. We head into the Green heart of Croatia, the region called Gorski Kotar where we are going to witness a special natural experience. We will visit the Risnjak national park – named after the big lynx (“ris”), the biggest European wild cat, which is one of the most significant natural phenomena in Croatia with rich and diverse animal and plant world. Getting down from the mountain we will see the spring and basin of the Kupa river and enjoy the clean and crystal – clear drinking water and the fresh air which are always been the trademarks of Croatian highlands. We won’t miss an unforgettable experience at Zeleni vir natural reserve with the famous Devil’s pass – a canyon above the roaring stream Jasle, often described as a way to Dante’s Hell. We will end this beautiful day in the little lake town Fužine. Surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains we will try some of the specialties of the local cuisine before we surrender to the good night sleep. Overnight in Fužine.

Day 2 OGULIN – GACKA VALLEY – PLITVICE LAKES

After breakfast we continue our ride through the unforgettable scenery of continental Croatia.  We will visit the town Ogulin, the fairytale town on Dobra River, bellow the amazing Klek mountain where we will hear the legends about the Witches of Klek who gather on the mountain during the stormy nights. Our journey will take us then to the Lika region – a real natural beauty, with its mountains, lakes, rivers and woods is offering some of the greatest natural wonders in Croatia.  The unspoiled Gacka River is stretching along the Gacka valley and offering great number of cultural and natural beauties.  This clean beauty is among best known trout sites in the world.  Traditional architecture on water can be seen in old mills and on rural household we will try traditional culinary specialties of this region: cheese from Lika, the fresh trout and young lamb. We’ll finish this day coming to the Plitvice lakes, the most famous national park in Croatia where we are going to check into our Hotel and rest for tomorrow’s exploring of this natural wonderland. Overnight at Plitvice lakes.

Day 3 PLITVICE LAKES – RASTOKE – ZAGREB

Today we are going to discover why million people every year visit this pearl of world's natural heritage that is on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979. We will walk along the majestic string of sixteen cascaded lakes connected with beautiful waterfalls and admire how the Lakes change its colors from emerald green to azure blue.  Delighted with this  timeless beauty we are heading back to Zagreb and on the way back we will reveal you the last secret and beauty on our trip and that's Millers Village Rstoke or the „Little Plitvice“, situated at the Slunjčica River which is spreading around the little village and creating a series of small lakes and picturesque waterfalls. Our trip ends in the evening when we are coming back to Zagreb.


  • Share it:
  • Price: from 990 €
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Mountaineering
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking

NP Plitvice Lakes

NP Plitvice Lakes

National Park Plitvice Lakes is a special geological and hydrological phenomenon. It consists of 16 lakes, which gradually blend into one another in a long series of more than 5000 m. The vast forest areas of exceptional natural beauty, lakes and waterfalls, flora and fauna, mountain air, contrasting colors of autumn or spring, forest trails and wooden bridges are protected by the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. According to legend the Plitvice lakes formed after the terrible long drought. People, animals and plants have yearned and prayed for a drop of water. Then in the valley appeared mysterious Black Queen with her magnificent retinue and mercy to the people. With strong wind and thunder rain came to the ground. It was raining so long and strong, until the water level has not grown enough to create lakes.

NP Risnjak

NP Risnjak

National Park Risnjak is located in Gorski Kotar and it’s about 15 km inland from the Adriatic Sea. Main part of Park’s area is based on the mountain massif Risnjak 1528 meters high. The park is divided into two zones: a zone of strict protection and zone moderate protection. In a strict zone you can see many natural sits whose extremely rare beauty is reason why the Park is included in nature heritage with the highest level of protection. The river Kupa has its source at the park's lowest point in an oval pond some 50 m wide. View on the turquoise blue water is a good beginning of the nice walk to Schloserr house, shelter for hikers located at the peak Risnjak.

Rastoke

Rastoke

Rastoke is a picturesque village situated about 100 km from Zagreb, where the river Slunjcica over travertine rocks flows into river Korana, while through Rastoke creating many small lakes, rapids and waterfalls. Rastoke is often called the lobby of Plitvice Lakes and therefore is often called small Plitvice. In Rastoke we can see the old water mills, traditional wooden houses and lovely nature. River Slunjcica is abundant with wild trout which you can try in the local restaurants, freshly caught and prepared in many different ways.

  • Share it:
  • Price: from 990 €
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Mountaineering
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking

All prices are expressed in euro and all specified prices are based per person.

If you would like to customize your Croatian tour (eg. add new places, extend your stay), please feel free to contact us at igor@zagrebtours.com so we can make an offer that fits your wishes.

Prices with a private tour guide

Persons Price
2 1290 €
3 - 4 1090 €
5 - 6 990 €

Additionally, we also offer transfers from Venice, Budapest and Wien airports.

  • Share it:
  • Price: from 990 €
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Mountaineering
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
igor_zagrebtours
Croatia
31.01.2016

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Barbara Hinchliffe
Australia
22.08.2011

We are 6 mature aged people from Australia. We were looking for a private tour seeing some of
the countryside of Croatia with a driver/guide. We were not sure what to expect but I can honestly
say our 3 days with you Davor were just magical. You were a most professional guide, providing
just the right amount of interaction & leaving us to ourselves. Your knowledge of your country was
outstanding and we learnt so much from you. Our history buff Derek loved it. You had a great
sense of humour & you even laughed at Pauls corny jokes. The itinerary was fantastic, seeing the
mountains, small villages & the wonderful Plitvice Lakes. The accommodation was firstclass & what
can I say about the food - we are still talking about it. We even have photos to prove how
wonderful it all was. My initial contact with you via e-mail was most informative & professional.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you Davor & your company to any person wishing
to tour with you. Feel free to pass my email address onto anyone who might want to use me for a
reference for your company.
Thankyou for the opportunity to speak on your behalf,
Barbara Hinchliffe