Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Exploring World Heritage National Parks and Island Archipelagoes


Trip Details

Location Central and Southern Dalmatia
Length 8 days
Grades Easy, Moderate
Accommodations Hotel, Villa, Mountain Hut
Group size 6 -12
Dates Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019
Land Cost $3,995.00
Single Supp Cost $650.00

Hiking Trip Summary

Croatia is a surprisingly impeccable blend of unique natural beauty, intriguing history, enduring culture and architecture, and irresistible authentic cuisine. Beginning in the vibrant capital city of Zagreb, this 8-day trip captures the essence of Croatia as we travel south through some of its most dramatically beautiful national parks and on to its legendary Dalmatian Coast.  

Our hikes will take us to the cascading emerald green lakes and dazzling waterfalls of Plitvice National Park and to the karst canyons of Paklenica National Park. Arriving at coast, we will stroll the narrow, marbled streets of the seaside medieval village of Zadar, and explore Split’s Roman ruins and historic old town.

We'll immerse ourselves in island life, traveling to the archipelago of Kornati National Park and then onto the islands of Hvar and Vis. Exploring the trails on and waterways around these islands, we'll learn about their natural, cultural and local history. We'll walk long white pebbled beaches and through medieval villages. We'll have lunch with local artists, taste the locally produced wines and discover hidden caves with natural swimming holes. Not only will we experience the rhymes of Mediterranean life, but we'll feel how history has washed over these islands. 

At the end of each day, we’ll return to our comfortable hotel or island villa with time to relax and enjoy an evening meal of locally sourced specialties. Join us for this one-of-a-kind journey through the best of Croatia!


Itinerary

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Additional Information

If you wish to have your own room at the hotels there is a single supplement chargePlease let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate.

INCLUDED

  • Group airport transfers
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 picnic lunches
  • All dinners
  • Transportation as outlined in itinerary
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Guided walking tours
  • Guide/s
  • Great memories!

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, tips to guides, insurance, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, passport fees, etc.). Allow roughly $350 in additional costs.

LUGGAGE

During this trip we will be based in several different locations. As our luggage will be transferred from location to location along with the group, you will only need to carry a daypack during our walks. We still encourage our trip members to bring a medium-sized bag they can manage easily by themselves.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FACILITIES

Accommodations: Accommodations Croatia’s National Parks and Dalmatian Coast trip are comprised of in comfortable historic and family owned hotels and villas.

One night will be spent at the mountain hut /weather station of Zavižan in the heart of Velebit National Park. It will not be possible to transport luggage to hut, therefore group members will need to carry everything with them, that they would like for the night.

TRAVEL

The trip will begin at our hotel in Zagreb, which can be reached easily by taxi from the Zagreb Airport. The trip will end with a transfer from Brac Island back to the city of Split. It is possible to book flights into Zagreb and out of Split.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS TRIP?

The Dalmatian Coast is renowned for its exquisite natural and architectural beauty and, despite the increase of travel to this corner of Europe, it remains relatively unspoiled compared to other Mediterranean destinations. This is a wonderful trip for those who enjoy a balance between being active and spending time in some of the area’s more beautiful and historically significant sites. The inviting mildness of Dalmatia’s mid-September climate also provides a welcome extension of summer.

This a slightly revised itinerary from previous years in our continued collaborating with TrekTrek. This is a great opportunity for those who are intrigued by experiencing a fresh itinerary, who are flexible, and have a highly-developed sense of humor and spirit of adventure.

MEETING POINT

You will be met by your guide at our hotel in the capital city of Zagreb at 9:00 am on Day 1.

ENDING POINT

Day 8 afternoon dropoff at the Split Airport.

For a more detailed itinerary or information on how to register, please call.

Reserving a Trip

A deposit of $400 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 60 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 60 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit and registrations, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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