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From the extensive Adriatic Sea coast to the cultural interior, Croatia has a bit of everything!

The gorges of Paklenica National Park form a great step up from the incredible coast! The varied terrain provides exciting trips through the Dinaric Alps all the way east to the Danube River for unforgettable adventures!

 

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Located in central Europe and within close proximity to some of the major cities of eastern Europe, Croatia is highly sought-after destination. It has a long coastline stretching along the Adriatic Sea and shares a border with Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. It is well-known for its islands and Mediterranean Coast and constantly ranks as a top tourist destination. Its natural beauty is gaining momentum as a driving force for increased tourism, as well.

 

 

Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

The weather is warm and rainy, with some slightly differing features depending on the location. The Adriatic coast and the associated hinterland, where you would find Paklenica, is warmer and more comfortable than other places in the country.

Language

Croatian

Currency

Kuna (HRK)

How to get there?

As one of the crossroads and entrances into Eastern Europe, Croatia has a few options to get there. You can fly into the interior via Zagreb, the capital. Dubrovnik and Split are popular coastal destinations, with seamless access to the regional geography just inside the Mediterranean coast. Trains make travel possible, connecting smaller cities and towns, such as Zadar for reaching Paklenica. Croatia also boasts an impressive motorway that connects its regions.

Country Code

+385

Best time to visit

The summer is the perfect time to visit Croatia, with a peak season that tends to be less crowded than other similar European destinations. Come in the spring and fall for the scenery and slightly cooler temperatures.

 

 

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What People Say

  • 48 reviews

 

Samo was a fantastic guide. It was clear he knew the area, and had plenty of experience to help us
through Anica Kuk, a 320m/1000′ climb in Paklenica.
It was one of the best experiences ever!!! The guids were so nice and helpfull, took it at my pace, helped
me feel confident with the rope and thought me what to do and what not to do I advise everyone to go try this course!!! Im sure to be checking with them again when I’ll get back to croatia😊❤
I chose the intermediate rock climbing trip with Danijela at Paklenica National Park. Without a doubt, it was the highlight
of my entire trip throughout Croatia. I strongly recommend Danijela (and her assistant Ferdo) to anyone looking for a guided rock climbing experience. First, the instructions are clear on where and when to meet the guides. The trip started at 7am to beat the heat and the crowds. We stayed in nearby Zadar, which is about an hour away. Buses don’t arrive that early, so . Uber is your cheapest option (unless you rent a car yourself). We had some trouble getting there, but Danijela was flexible with the time, which was sincerely appreciated. Second, the actual climbing is incredible. Danijela assessed my climbing ability and tailor-made a climbing experience suited to my abilities. I was challenged, which was exactly what I wanted. My only regret is that I did not book a longer trip, or perhaps a couple of days with the guides. They are incredibly experienced, and they gave me helpful climbing tips that I never learned climbing at my local crag. Without a doubt, they made me a better climber in the short time I was with them. Also, these guides are so knowledgeable and experienced that I never once felt unsafe. I always felt that no matter the route, they had me on belay, and my life was secure. The gear was also top quality. I have never had such a feeling of trust while climbing, and I just met them! Third, the guides are simply amazing people. We had great conversations the entire time, and they were friendly, funny, and caring. After the experience was over, they took us to a famous restaurant near the park. We were in a hurry to catch a bus (which they showed us exactly where the bus station was and when the bus would arrive), and they got the restaurant staff to serve us fast to make sure we would not miss our bus. Look no further!! BOOK THIS TRIP NOW! I cannot wait for the next opportunity I have to be in Croatia, as I already cannot wait to book another trip with them.
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Danijella and Fredo were both extremely knowledgeable and pushed me to be
a better climber. Highly recommend an afternoon on the mountain with them.
Hicimos un viaje de senderismo de tres días en Paklenica / Velebit mountains: nos encantaron las montañas, las vistas y
la gente amable. Danileja y Ferdo fueron guías maravillosos y capaces que conocen muy bien las montañas y nos sentimos muy seguros con ellos. Tuvimos una pequeña cabaña en las montañas durante dos noches y disfrutamos de la paz y la naturaleza al máximo. Se ocuparon de todo lo que necesitábamos y hicieron que nuestros días fueran muy especiales.
So much fun, the highlight of my month in Croatia! I did two days with this company, 1 day rock
climbing and 1 day hiking in Paklenica. Danijela and Ferdo were great guides, they tailored both days according to my experience/skill and what I wanted to see/do. They were really great company and provided lots of information about Paklenica national park and taught me about Croatian culture and history. During the rock climbing they provided advice on how to improve my technique. Danijela maintained great contact in the few days leading up to the activities (in case the weather turned bad and we would be unable to proceed or have to change routes). Additionally they helped organise lunch at one of the mountain huts during – I didn’t even know this was an option and would have no idea how to do this without their help. The experience itself was heaps of fun, the hike had great views and the rock climbing I was able to push myself in an outdoor terrain, a step up from indoor rock climbing. As a solo traveller it was good to know that I was with two skilled professionals incase something happened during the hike/climb. Overall a fantastic experience, I will definitely go back if I return to Croatia.
So much fun, the highlight of my month in Croatia! I did two days with this company, 1 day rock
climbing and 1 day hiking in Paklenica. Danijela and Ferdo were great guides, they tailored both days according to my experience/skill and what I wanted to see/do. They were really great company and provided lots of information about Paklenica national park and taught me about Croatian culture and history. During the rock climbing they provided advice on how to improve my technique. Danijela maintained great contact in the few days leading up to the activities (in case the weather turned bad and we would be unable to proceed or have to change routes). Additionally they helped organise lunch at one of the mountain huts during – I didn’t even know this was an option and would have no idea how to do this without their help. The experience itself was heaps of fun, the hike had great views and the rock climbing I was able to push myself in an outdoor terrain, a step up from indoor rock climbing. As a solo traveller it was good to know that I was with two skilled professionals incase something happened during the hike/climb. Overall a fantastic experience, I will definitely go back if I return to Croatia.
Luka was wonderful, he was able to adapt to our skill level and we had a great time despite the
Bura winds!
Experienced, friendly and engaging. Danijela helped both of us improve our technique, selected routes that were challenging but at the
right level for each of us. We had a really brilliant day. Highly recommended.
Daniela and Ferdo very nice guide.I think I will return next year! They transported me from the camp to the
canyon. It was very safe and interesting climbing. climbed 8 routes in 4 hours bellow. Thank you so much everything.
Our guides Danijela and Ferdo were fantastic! We learned a lot of great tips from them on climbing technique. They
always kept safety first and were a lot of fun. We couldn’t have asked for better guides and would highly recommend them to anyone. Climbing in the park was awesome.
We only have really glowing things to say about the trip and our guides. They were a lot of fun,
and extremely knowledgeable. They adjusted the plan as we went to pick routes we’d like the best and had great feedback on continuing improvement.
With so many 5 star ratings, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we also had a wonderful time on an
intermediate rock climbing trip. Our 2 guides were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They adjusted our schedule to hit the routes we’d most enjoy, and gave great tips for building our skills. I would say this is as good as your friend taking you climbing, but your friend won’t carry your gear or set your routes,so it’s even better.
Paklencia is a beautiful area to climb and Danijela was very knowledgeable and fun to climb with. I would definitely
come back again!
Danijela and Ferdo took me and my friend out climbing in the beautiful national park. They were fantastic instructors, really
encouraging, knowledgable and fun! They also managed to suggest climbs that were perfect for the mix of never-climbed-before and only-indoor-bouldered-before abilities of my friend and I. Great price, too. Can’t recommend enough!
It was really fun climbing with Danijela and Ferdo, we really had a great time! They are super friendly and
great teachers! We really enjoyed these two mornings with you guys!
Excellent climbing session with friendly, experienced guides who were enthusiastic and encouraging. Paklenica national park is beautiful and well worth
a visit. We will be back!
Danijela was an amazing instructor and her passion for the sport was obvious. This was a great introduction to rock
climbing.
On s’y est pris un peu a la dernière minute, mais ces deux heures escalade avec nos deux guides étaient
super ! Super sympa, et a l’écoute de nos envies, on a pu faire plusieurs voies dans un cadre superbe. Ils donnent aussi volontiers plein de conseils pour la rando qui suit dans le parc de paklenika
 

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