Tatra Mountains are the highest mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains – a natural border between Slovakia and Poland with the highest point in Poland: Rysy, at 2499 meters. Zakopane, a town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, is a center of highlanders culture. Visitors are amazed by the view over the Valley of the Five Lakes but also by the unique architecture where houses are all constructed from wood without the use of metal nails and traditionally every building has its own name. The Tatras are protected as the Tatra National Park.
Photo above by Ola Tyrna
MAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIP:
Available dates: every weekend
Duration: 2 days
Start and finish point: Kraków
Tour route: Kraków – Zakopane – Kraków
Accommodation: quality wooden guesthouses with local, traditional cuisine – in addition one dinner in the best local restaurant included
Transportation: comfortable buses
6 – 8 persons – 199 EUR/per person
3 – 5 persons – 249 EUR/per person
2 persons – 349 EUR/per person
Price includes: transportation from Cracow by car (with English speaking driver; transfer from any other city upon request); accommodations in a wooden mason, single or twin rooms with private bathrooms; three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day including 3 traditional Polish dinners; trekking in Tatra National Park with English speaking guide; entrance fees and insurances.
Price does not include: flights.
Day 1 – Saturday
Transfer to Zakopane and a welcoming breakfast in a local restaurant.
Later we start our first Tatra walk to the most picturesque valley – Kościeliska Valley (in Polish: Dolina Kościeliska). It is one of the most beautiful and most frequently visited valleys in the Tatra Mountains. We head towards the Ornak Shelter (the difficulty of the route is adjusted to the condition of the participants).
In the evening we are having a traditional highlander’s dinner, later the mulled wine next to a fire outside.
Overnight in a traditional mountain hut in Zakopane.
Day 2 – Sunday
After breakfast we go for a second mountain trekking. The environmental expert is explaining the natural specifics of the region along the way. There is a chance to take the most unique pictures of the mountains along the way.
Return to Cracow or Warsaw.
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