How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Bubbly, enthusiastic, and a great lover of ice cream! The tour leader influences the mood of the group so much, and Jackie was fantastic. She set the pace of the walks well for the group, and always had an eye for anyone struggling. Possibly part-goat, she loved any challenges the path threw at her, and liftred the mood of the group so we felt like we could achieve anything!
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
This tour is very half-and-half. The first half of the tour is walking, with a very easy level walk on the first day (Plitvice), a short and easy walk on the first day near Paklenica, an easy to moderate half day walk in the mountains on the second day in Paklenica, with an optional moderate half-day walk to follow - or free time to wander the park by yourself. The second half of the trip is much less active, with visits to the beautiful towns of Trogir and Split, and orientation tours of both. A lovely way to wind down.
Do you have anything else to add?
Ankle support is essential for the two walks in Paklenica. This is a trip for people who like being outside and like the occasional walk in the mountains, but aren't hardcore ramblers (unless they're happy to be hardcore ramblers kicking back and taking some time out!). Croatia offers the cheapest mixed grills I've ever seen, but don't expect high quality food. Except for the homemade icecream, which is delicious!