Rafting (Dunajec) & Zakopane

It is a relaxing tour to admire wonderful landscapes of the Pieniny Mountains and enjoy one of the most famous tourist attractions in Poland – an old fashioned smooth rafting through the marvellous gorge of the Dunajec River! We also vist Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland!

During our tour we drive around the picturesque Pieniny Mountains region discovering all the highlights.  We stop in Niedzica to admire a wonderful view of the medieval castle located on the bank of the lake. Here we enjoy some free time – for taking photos or for a walk through the dam on the Czorsztyn Lake. The biggest attraction of the tour, however, is the famous rafting on the Dunajec river. Rafting is very old fashioned way of travelling and surprisingly a rather dry type of experience (if the weather is good of course, as the raft has no roof!). 12 people get on the wooden raft with 2 raftsmen who navigate it with a long, wooden stick. During 2, 20 h of the smooth and lazy rafting we admire the beautiful landscapes of the Pieniny Mountains and the wonderful lime rock gorge of the Dunajec River .

After rafting we drive around the region of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range in Poland. We visit Zakopane – the ski resort, known as the winter capital of Poland. Located in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Tatras, Zakopane attracts visitors with its unique atmosphere, traditional wooden architecture, and the folk culture of the local mountaineers.

We see the picturesque wooden church in Jaszczurowka (the best example of the Zakopane style), famous local market (time for souvenir hunters!), we go by the funicular to the top of Gubalowka Hill (1123 m ) to admire the panoramic view of the Tatras. Afetr a short walk through the famous Krupowki Street return to Krakow.