Wonderful world of water

The Wonderful World of Water Photo Tour will take us around some of the most magnificent places that boast the beauty of water. Experience the strength of nature, explore a village built on a river, discover natural and man-made lakes and powerful rivers burrowing through rock. Feel the power of the mighty waterfalls in the Una, Krka and Plitvice lakes (UNESCO) national parks and contrast them with the serene blue-green waters of Peruča lake and Cetina river. This tour is a gem in the Croatia photo tour offer.

Your experience will be enriched by local gastronomy and folk tales told by locals and passed on through generations, such as the one of the Black Queen or the silver-haired fairies of Rastoke village.

Join us and bring your camera. Our expert photographer guide will show you how to get the best pictures to share and bring home. Locations, lighting tricks, colorful backdrops, long exposures and lots more insiders advice. Apart from the technical aspects, our guide will teach you how to create extraordinary images by using your creativity and new knowledge. Additionally, we will practice finding the best locations, approaching subjects and overcoming common obstacles in photography. And there will be plenty of scenes to practice on. Non-photographers are also welcome.

Additional points of interest include the birthplace of Nikola Tesla and the city of Šibenik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, this trip is about enjoying the beauty of water and avoiding the seasonal crowds, a way to see and experience something new and unforgettable. Contact us for more details!

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday

Departure from Zagreb by 9 a.m., pickup location by previous arrangement. 1.5h drive to Rastoke village, 2h walk and first photo session, early lunch in local restaurant. 30 minute drive to Plitvice Lakes national park. 4-6h walk and photo session, followed by check-in at Vila Vuk (Villa Wolf). Dinner in Lička Kuća restaurant.

Day 2 – Monday

Optional early morning photo session. Departure by 9 a.m., 2h drive to Kruščica lake. 3h walk and photo session, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Check-in at Stara Lika holiday home. Optional visit to the local cave system or the birthplace of Nikola Tesla. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 3 – Tuesday

Departure by 9 a.m., 1h drive to Zrmanja river canyon. 4h walk and photo session, lunch at local restaurant. Check-in at Micanovi dvori holiday park. Free time or optional photo session of Novigrad seaside city. Dinner in local restaurant. Optional night photo session.

Day 4 – Wednesday

Departure by 9 a.m., 1h drive to Vransko lake. 2h walk and photo session, followed by a 30 minute drive to Jadrija village. 2h walk and photo session, lunch at local restaurant. 30 minute drive to Skradin city, check-in at Guest house Ankora. Afternoon walk and photo session in Skradin, optional visit to nearby attractions. Dinner in local restaurant.

Day 5 – Thursday

Optional early morning photo session. Visit to Krka National Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure to Peruča lake, 1.5h drive. Walk around the lake and photo session. Check-in at a guesthouse, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6 – Friday

Optional early morning photo session. Departure by 9 a.m., 15 minute drive to Cetina riverhead, 1h walk and photo session. 2.5h drive to Una National Park, lunch at local restaurant, check-in at a guesthouse. Free time, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 7 – Saturday

Visit to Una National Park, 4h walk and photo session. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure at 3 p.m., 3h drive to Zagreb. Drop-off at desired locations.

Your photographer guide

Igor-Nobilo-portret-300What better way is there to see Croatia than with a photographer whose job is to travel and explore. Igor Nobilo made photography his profession 18 years ago. Since then he has traveled extensively across Croatia and beyond on assignments and for fun. He has a passion for reportage and exploring the world around us. His expertise in photography enables him to provide a wide range of educational and practical lessons. He actively engages in photo workshops for aspiring photographers and has excellent English skills from his life in the United States. Check him out at www.igornobilo.info.

Discovering the beauty of water, in an all inclusive tour.
Tour dates

Dates by request, available all year

Tour details

TOUR LENGTH: 7 days/6 nights, starting on a Sunday

STARTING/ENDING POINT: Zagreb, Croatia

ROUTE COVERS: Rastoke village, NP Plitvice lakes, Kruščica lake, Zrmanja river, Vransko lake, NP Krka, Peruča lake, Cetina riverhead and NP Una (Bosnia)

NO. OF GUESTS: 3-14

Tour cost

TOTAL TOUR FEE: $1.300 / €1.100.

A $400 / €358 deposit is required one month ahead of tour dates, the total fee is due 7 days ahead of the tour start. Single room supplement is $190 / €165.

Fee includes

Transportation in car or minibus from and to Zagreb, accommodation costs in double rooms (single supplement available), all meals and drinks, national park entrance fees, tour guide/photographer fee and unlimited personal photos by the photographer. Non-photographers are welcome as well.

Terrain and weather

Easy to medium walking difficulty, bring walking shoes and light jacket for mornings and evenings.

Temperatures in May: 13-20 C, 50-70 F

Temperatures in June: 16-25 C, 62-80 F

Temperatures in July: 20-30 C, 70-85 F

Temperatures in August: 22-35 C, 75-95 F

Temperatures in September: 16-25 C, 62-80 F

Temperatures in October: 14-22 C, 58-70 F

Required experience and equipment

All levels of photography experience are welcome, the tour leader will adapt to your knowledge and needs. The tour focuses on water, so prepare to get wet at times if you want the real shot. Otherwise, bring comfortable shoes for walking and moderate trails. Your camera bag, tripod and any other equipment should not be too heavy or large. Avoid rolling photo bags, use smaller backpacks. Polarizing and ND filters, as well as macro lenses are recommended, but not necessary. Bring a bathing suit as well, the cool river water can really spike your senses!

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