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From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

1. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

Discover the beauty of the Pieniny National Park on this day trip from Krakow. Marvel at stunning views as you stroll with a bird's-eye-view on the Bachledka Treetop Trail.  Be picked up from your Krakow hotel in a climate controlled bus. Relax on the drive through the Polish countryside on the way to the Bachledova Valley in Slovakia. Stop at the start of the 1234-meter long Bachledka Treetop Trail. Walk on a trail that is 24 meters above the ground with a 32-meter high observation tower. Take in views from this position in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Purchase a nice lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

2. 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.

Slovakia: Treetop Walk & Thermal baths from Krakow

3. Slovakia: Treetop Walk & Thermal baths from Krakow

Travel from Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture. Enjoy a scenic walk uphill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and 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. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. Go to the Chocholowska Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale with waters extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters, which emit beneficial micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Relax in the 8 whirlpool pools of thermal water with a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Spend there 3 hours and dip in the swimming indoor pool or outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Enjoy fun activities in the outdoor pools such as the Wild River, water basketball and volleyball, massage jets, waterfalls, and more.

From Zakopane: Tree Top Walk and Belianska Cave Day Trip

4. From Zakopane: Tree Top Walk and Belianska Cave Day Trip

You will be picked up from your apartment in Zakopane in the morning and our journey starts from the drive to Slovakia, Bachledowa Dolina where is a famous Bachledka resort with a cable car and Tree Top Walk. You have one hour of free time time to walk around, enjoy the view, take a lot of pictures and rest in a restaurant/coffee bar on the top. Next you will be taken to Belianska Cave, that is 15 min driving away. From the parking lot there is a 20 min hike up to the cave's entrance. You will join a group and with the local guide you will be led around the cave. The cave tour takes approximately 70 min. When the tour is finished you will be driven back to Zakopane. You can ask for a drop off to your apartment or to the city centre for dinner.

From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

5. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

Your full-day trip begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow and heads to Zdiar, a charming Slovakian folk village located just 10 kilometres from the Polish border. Admire the distinctive architecture and culture of Zdiar, then embark on a scenic uphill walk to reach the treetop path. Located 24 meters above the ground, this unique walkway offers stunning views across Bachledova Valley, the Tatra Mountains, and Pieniny National Park. After your walk, continue the tour to Zakopane, also known as the “skiing capital of Poland”. Wander along Krupowki, the town’s main street, and mingle with the locals. As you explore, get a sense of small-town life and shop for souvenirs and handmade crafts. Later, ride the funicular up to Gubalowka Mountain to admire yet more amazing views. You’ll also see the famous ski hill used for the Gran Prix Ski Jump Competition. Finally, visit Chocholowska Thermal Baths in the highland village of Chocholow. Spend three hours relaxing in the mineral-rich waters and let the stresses of everyday life melt away. Work your way around the eight whirlpools and take a dip in the brine bath. At the end of an amazing day, enjoy drop-off back to Krakow.

Hiking Trails and Wildlife in the High Tatras

6. Hiking Trails and Wildlife in the High Tatras

The High Tatras sit in Slovakia, close to the Polish border. Snow stays all summer here atop jagged granite peaks, waterfalls tumble from stark rock walls, and deep narrow gorges and ridgetop trails offer great hiking, while a wealth of alpine flora is found along quiet forest paths and richly green meadows. This hiking tour will take you to the tallest and most beautiful mountains in Slovakia and Central Europe. The High Tatras ridge has been a popular hiking destination for visitors locals for a long time.   On this hiker’s odyssey, you’ll make easy scrambles up local peaks, traverse long green valleys to high summit ridges, and meet the friendly locals who share the trails with you (hiking is Slovakia’s national sport!). Hikes range in length from five to eight hours, with a return to the hotel at the end of the day. They also vary considerably in difficulty (a few are fairly strenuous); trails are often exposed and chains, ladders, and metal platforms are used to negotiate some of the trickier spots. If you feel like skipping any of the hikes, you’ll find opportunities to explore the local culture. To complement the challenging hikes, you’ll get a taste of the history and culture of the ancient lands of central Europe with visits to unspoiled medieval towns like Levoca, little-changed since the 13th century, Vienna, once the seat of the old Habsburg Empire and the hub of Europe, and Prague, a golden storybook city with beautiful architecture from nearly every major period and style.

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

7. 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 Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

8. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before relaxing in the luxurious thermal baths of Chochołów. Travel from Krakow 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 to Thermal Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Bathe in its therapeutic water, which is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters and emits beneficial micronutrients. Relax in the warmth of eight thermal whirlpools. Dip into the brine bath or outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36°C. Enjoy fun activities in the outdoor pools; from the Wild River to water basketball and volleyball, from massage jets to waterfalls and geysers. Ride down inflatable and pontoon slides. There is also a steam bath suitable for children. Relax in the regular steam sauna, or try out the salt cave and 'Textile' dry sauna. Observe the surrounding landscape from the beautiful Highlander Cottage Sauna observation deck. Revitalize your energy in the cooling pool on the terrace. You can also indulge in the restaurant during your visit.

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

9. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before exploring the popular holiday town of Zakopane. Travel from Krakow 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 to explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the stunning Tatras Mountains. Proudly named the "winter capital of Poland", this beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street. Chat to some locals and discover what village life has to offer, before shopping for charming souvenirs. During this tour, you will be able to see the unique Chocholow village and its traditional wooden houses, which were built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the historical wooden chapels along the way. You will also be able to view the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition.

Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

10. Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip from Krakow to two of the region's stunning sights. Take in the panoramic views of the Pieniny National Park, before vising the resort town of Zakopane. Travel from your hotel in Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a distinctive folk village on the Slovakian border. Enjoy a scenic walk along its unique treetop path, and feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement. Next, explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the Tatras Mountains. This beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street and shop for some charming souvenirs. Ride the funicular up the Gubalowka mountain, and take in the panoramic views.

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What people are saying about Presov Region

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 90 reviews

This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip. Oir guide was Gregory who was an absolute gent, very knowledgable, kind and friendly and made sure we had the best day. He went above & beyond for us. He took all the stress away from us. The treetop walk was beautiful, we were lucky that the mountains and the landscape was full of snow and looked so beautiful. The ride up on the ski cable car was super. We then stopped off on our way to Zakopane to take some scenic photos. In Zakopane, Gregory took us to a lovely restaurant and recommends and ordered some traditional polish food for us which was delicious. We then setup the funicular to see Zakopane from above. We then drove 30 mins to the Thermal Baths to relax and end the day. Gregory then became my super hero looking after me after a freak accident. The day was superb and worth every penny. It didn’t feel rushed and we packed so much in. I want to do it all over again!

Such a fantastic trip with some of the best scenery we have ever seen, the trip was well planned with a variety of activities set up for us to enjoy! Our guide Matt went above and beyond for us, from pick up to drop off he had so much knowledge to share with us & went out of his way to show us places he knew we would love that weren’t on the scheduled trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our day and spending it with Matt as our guide was a joy, we hope to have him as our tour guide again in the future.

Really personal tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable driver. Amazing treetop Walk just inside the Slovakia border (we went in March during ski season so it was like walking through Narnia). We then saw the beautiful sites of Zakopane with some gorgeous architecture and alpine lodges. Finished up by thawing out at the thermal spa. It was a little busy as we went on Sunday but a really fun day.

Our Guide Milo was fantastic! Chatty, friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was great, travelling to Slovakia and then back to Poland to Zakopane. Luckily when we went there was snow so it all looked extra fantastic. Highly recommend.

Great and interesting trip. Nice combination of sightseeing (fantastic Tatra Mountains and lovely countryside in the highlands e.g.) and of relaxation (strolling and having lunch in Zakopane and the thermal spa).