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From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

1. From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Take a break from the crowded city and go on a rafting trip down the beautiful Dunajec River. The traditional wooden rafts pass through Pieniny Gorge with towering cliffs and limestone formations amidst forests and mountains. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony at 982 meters and Mt. Sokolica at 747 meters in the Pieniny Range, nestled in the protected national parks of rare flora and fauna. See the wonderful wooden church of St. Michael Archangel's from the 15th century in Dębno Church, which is listed by UNESCO. 

From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

2. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

Start your trip directly from your accommodation. Then, travel from Krakow to discover the natural beauty of Pieniny National Park, located in the south of Poland, near the Slovak border. Enjoy the tour around the picturesque area of Pieniny surrounded by the mountains and thick forests. Learn more about well-preserved ecosystems composed of rare species of flora and fauna. Check out the greatest tourist attraction the National Park has to offer and go rafting on The Dunajec River Gorge. This activity has been organized since the early 19th century. During the two-and-a-half hours, you will be able to observe impressive limestone rocks and mountain peaks. Being on the small wooden raft do not forget to take great pictures of the river which meanders through the valley. At the end of the rafting reach the charming resort town of Szczawnica, 20 kilometers downstream.  If you select an option of the tour extension, make your way to Białka Tatrzańska, a famous ski resort where the complex of thermal baths is located. Dip into the geothermal water, at a perfect temperature of 34-38 degrees celsius. Reduce stress in many pools, among other the external ones overlooking the Tatra Mountains. Do not skip the sauna zone and strengthen your immunity in the salt grotto and Russian banya. The tour ends with the drop-off at your hotel.

Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

3. Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

Travel from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains, the most picturesque tourist attractions in southern Poland, on a 12-hour excursion. Marvel at the beauty of the gorge, featured on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in Poland. Wooden raft trips have been offered since the early 19th century, when customers were guests of the nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. Your raft trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 kilometers downstream. Enjoy a restaurant lunch to refuel after rafting. Continue on to Bachledova Valley in Slovakia to walk the 1234-meter-long Bachledka Treetop Trail, situated up to 24 meters above the ground and with a 32-meter high observation tower in the heart of majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. Discover the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras to learn about many animals and plants that can be found only in a few places of the world.

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

4. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before passing through forests and mountains on an enjoyable rafting tour of the stunning Dunajec River. Travel from Kraków to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture, situated in the very north of Slovakia around 10 kilometres from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches over 600 meters. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains in the distance: the iconic Three Crowns Massif.  This tour is perfect for families, nature lovers and mountain lovers alike. For the adrenalin hunters, there are special fragments of the route with obstacles, which can  also be omitted. For the ecologists, learn about rare local wildlife by reading educational plaques. Walk at a leisurely pace to the 32 meters-high observation platform situated on the border of Pieniny National Park and Tatras National Park. Observe the majestic natural world below. When you have finished, feel a rush of adrenalin as you slide down a 60-metre slide straight to ground level, or walk at your own pace back down the hill. Then, travel back into Poland for an exciting rafting tour of the breathtaking Dunajec River, which winds through forests and majestic mountains. Your traditional wooden raft will pass through Pieniny Gorge, with its towering cliffs and limestone formations. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony (982m) and Mount Sokolica (747m) in the Pieniny Range, nestled in a protected national park boasting rare flora and fauna. Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience!

From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Tour

5. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Tour

Raft down the Dunajec Gorge through the Polish mountains. Admire the beauty of the Pieniny Mountains up close and go sightseeing in the city of Zakopane at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Be surrounded by gorgeous alpine scenery. Depart from Krakow on a comfortable bus. Head southwards on a 2-hour journey through the Polish mountains until you reach Pieniny. Get into a wooden gondola to begin cruising on the Dunajec river. The Pieniny mountain range separates the Polish border from Slovakia. Admire the beauty of the UNESCO-listed ravine of the Dunajec raft. Cruising by the national park, see the spectacular peak of Trzy Korony, standing tall at 982 meters high. After a 2-hour trip down the river, get picked up and driven to Czorsztyn. Stop here for a lunch break and check out the beautiful Lake Czorsztyn. Then, continue to Zakopane, the ski capital of the country and a popular holiday resort. Learn the history of the city, see the famous Krupówki street, visit wooden chapels. Try the local oscypek cheese, a smoked cheese made exclusively in the Tatra Mountains. Take a cable car to the top of Gubałówka mountain, for a panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains. See the biggest ski jumping hill built on the slope of Krokiew mountain, the Wielka Krokiew, where ski jumping competitions are held every winter.

Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

6. Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow and heads to the scenic Dunajec River Gorge. Hop onboard a traditional-style raft then embark on a 2.5 hour sail across the river. Soak up epic views of the Pieniny Mountain Range and the rocky slopes that line the river. Next, head to the popular resort town of Zakopane, known as the capital of the Polish mountains. Admire Zakopane's impressive alpine scenery, which attracts tourists year-round, and enjoy a guided tour of the town. See the famous Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Jaszczurówka Church, and Pęksowy Brzyzek cemetery. Finally, ride the funicular railway up to Gubałówka for a little mountaintop adventure. From the top, marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you and feel immersed in the beauty of nature. After an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to Krakow.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We booked at the last minute, but Paul made every effort to accommodate us the next day. We were picked up on time by the driver: Tony. A very friendly man who did everything to make us wish. The boat trip was a unique experience. You were pushed by two men in traditional clothing and they told you everything about the nature reserve. It's not nearly as touristy as Zakopane. Really very nice! Tip; bring cash if you want a drink at the starting point. Unfortunately, you can't pin.

We were very enthusiastic about the tour with Rafał, he picked us up at the hotel on time and the journey began. He showed us a lot and explained a lot. What you should know, however, is that it is best to take a seat cushion with you for the trip on the Danube, the trip takes a little longer than 2 hours and the seat is uncomfortably hard. But it was very worth it.

Excellent experience and superb guide. Pawel was extremely nice and caring and always ensuring we were having a good time! Our satisfaction and wellbeing was his top priority and left us without words with his kindness and excellent service. Could not recommend him enough!! Both rafting and thermal baths were really nice and we had a great time.

Paul is a young reliable professional with a long experience in the tourism sector. We booked with him a private tour to Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option and it was a very nice and fun experience. Fully recommended!

Excellent tour and excellent service. Is to be recommended without reservation. Perfect support from the guide. Thank you so much!