7 independent reviews for Croatia national parks walking holiday

Reviews for Croatia national parks walking holiday

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review 21 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Reaching the summit in Velebit National Park

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go in the spring

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we stayed in many local guest rooms and ate local food

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


review 31 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We really liked all sections as each one had something different to offer. But as experienced walkers who enjoy more remote destinations we really liked North Velebit and would have liked a longer more challenging walk in this area.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The only thing I would mention is that when we stayed in the village our accommodation had a very steep narrow spiral staircase up to our room. So would warn people that this is possible and to use bags that are easy to fit up this stair case. I would also check whether people are able to manage such staircases. This home was also opposite some neighbours that have a dog that barks all night. Despite the best efforts of our hosts to get the neighbours to manage the dog. This continued through out our stay and we had very poor sleep for 3 nights. Not optimum as it makes for grumpy customers and pressure on guide/s.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes it definitely benefited local hotel owners and village hosts. Don't know that it reduced environmental impacts, apart from maybe using local produce and making sure recycling is done. Probably supported conservation as more visitors to National Parks probably encourages governments to preserve and extend natural areas.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The holiday was very enjoyable as it had plenty of variety. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful, going above and beyond when one of them went all the way to Zagreb to get us a new vehicle when the airconditioning in our vehicle malfunctioned. Great service.

review 25 Sep 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole holiday lived up to expectations and I feel that the holiday provider and their reps showed us a wide range of different things,however for myself the 3 nights in the village staying with local people in a beautiful place was the tops.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be a part of and enjoy a great holiday.The walks are pleasant and some experience of walking is needed.Be prepared for travel,but use the time on the road to see a great country.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The holiday used a variety of local shops,hotels and in the village locals certainly benefit from the 3 nights we stayed with them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A great first time visit to Croatia and already looking at other holiday providers tours.

review 27 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The national parks were stunningly beautiful. The guides shared the history and culture of the place.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't book in July or August -- too hot! Also bring insect repellent

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We did not stay in chain hotels but with locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent value for the money

review 26 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The steep rocky climb in North Velebit National Park among the wild flowers and insects, and walking the beautiful river and islands area in Krka National Park.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

May be very hot if you go in summer so some of the walks will be less demanding than normal on safety grounds and you won't get so much of a challenge (if you are seeking that as well as scenery). The river areas for swimming are very crowded in the summer so don't expect a peaceful swim.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

In Korana Village the rooms used are owned by local people rather than companies. The lovely 'home cooked' meals are provided by a small organisation. The travel is in a comfortable van over long distances, so uses a lot of fuel and everyone on our trip travelled by plane to Croatia... There was not usually anywhere obvious to recycle the plastic bottles of mineral water we bought each day (Korana Village had recycling bins).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. The areas of the 6 National Parks we visited each have their own character. The guides have an excellent knowledge of Croatia, are very familiar with the itinerary and drive very carefully. Only downside perhaps was the Skradinski Buk Hotel: the staff need to learn some customer service skills and the rooms are small.

review 17 Oct 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Every day was the most memorable one! If I needed to mention, it would have been a day trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina. A big waterfall in Una River was absolutely worth to see. All the walks were in good combination of challenge, beauty and pleasure. In a small group I felt I was taken care of and didn't need to worry about anything - our lovely and professional guide Zeljka made us feel good. It was a great week!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do not hesitate at all if you want to see such lovely landscapes and challenge yourself! A little exercise beforehand would help to enjoy uphill, uphill!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely it benefited local people, especially at Korana village where we had homestay of 3 nights and common meals prepared by locals. And of course, the tour operator Huck Finn is a local company itself!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

My overall rating will reach 4 out of five!

review 20 Sep 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

walking in Bosnia and our wonderful guide

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be aware that it involves a lot of driving. Two of the national parks were very busy and not that enjoyable and I don't think we needed to visit the monastery in Krka

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes although there was a lot of driving

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

very good

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