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OUR EXPERT GUIDES

Edo Vricic
guide

Edo is one of our most experienced tour leaders. He graduated Tourism at Zagreb Faculty of Economics. Ever since, he has been working in our team. In loved with mountains, Edo leads our more challenging trips, giving you the insight what it means to be a real Croatian mountaineer. Edo is also an active caver, so he will be able to explain to you the secrets of the Croatian underground world while enjoying the open skies of the Croatian mountains. During his tours, he loves to discover the rich wildlife of Croatia together with his clients. Always positive and attentive to his clients, he takes pleasure in being an ambassador of his country.

Dalibor Obrovac
guide

Dalibor was, and still is, a typical boy who always enjoyed outdoor activities. This graduate journalist has finished speleology and alpinism courses. He is also a licensed lifeguard at open sea, so you can feel pretty safe if you find yourself on one of the tours he is leading. He will make sure that he captures any breathtaking moments which might occur with his camera as his hobby is photography. Dalibor is happily married and proud father of 2 sons – Nikola and Leo. He has led trekking and kayaking tours through Croatia and is also a part of the VMD travel agency office team.

Zeljko Zarak
guide

Zeljko graduated in electrical engineering in Zagreb and has taught six years in high school. As he was always close to nature and loved spending time outdoors he decided to exchange classroom for a job that would provide him more time for his hobbies. So, since 1994. he works in publishing and he is a proud owner of a small publishing house specializing in travel and outdoor literature. But that’s not all; if you love jazz maybe he can provide an extra ticket for one of the largest jazz festivals in Croatia as he is a program manager for the same. He is actively engaged in climbing and mountaineering, backcountry skiing and cycling. In recent years he is also working as a leader of hiking and trekking tours in Croatia.

Vanja Lovric
guide

If you like leisure, moderate or only ˝flip-flop˝ grade hiking tour you will most likely find yourself on a tour where Vanja will be your tour leader. Vanja, graduate of Ethnology and cultural anthropology and pedagogy, is also a part of VMD Travel agency office team. She started her leader career in 2005. after she mastered tourist animation in some of the largest hotel complexes she definitely decided that working with people is what she enjoys the most, of course, followed closely by outdoor activities! She has a great cheerful character and most would say a great sense of humor. She tried her luck in most of the group sports, but in basketball and futsal she accomplished noticeable results playing for her Faculty. Even though her colleagues are trying to tie her to the office desk she will always find a way to join you on a tour and will do her best to make it memorable and joyful one!

Boris Ostruznjak
guide

Boris is our reliable know-it-all guide, enthusiastic about his job, meeting new people, enjoying the landscape and surrounding nature and very concerned about you comfort. Traveling should be fun with a healthy amount of movement and some knowledge, that is his credo. He is fluent in three languages and has therefore been declared the VMD agency’s linguists. His first love is long distant swimming so if he is not leading tours he is planing a new swimming marathon along Adriatic coast. For the past three years he has been working as tours leader discovering Croatian mountains.

Ana Kunstek
guide

Ana is one of our most experienced cycling tourleaders. She’s been an integral part of the team for more than 5 years now. Within this period she worked hard to give 100% to each and every cyclist that ever came to her programs. As a proof of her tourleading value, friendly approach and great cycling expertise, she is often invited by group members to visit cycling routes in their own countries, where she continues to keep and raise the cycling spirit of her new-found cycling friends. If you find yourself on a tour with Ana, you can expect a strong, active tourleader and a cycling-inspiring vacation. When not on tours, Ana works as a licensed lifeguard on Zagreb’s lake Jarun, where she once again dedicates her expertise to keeping people safe and happy.

Alan Skulic
guide

For leisure or work, Alan’s two wheels have taken him up and down the Adriatic and inlands as he is an experienced cyclist. A former MTB competitor, even though he has put his professional SPD’s on the wall, but not his bike as well, he enjoys the recreational rides discovering the beauties of Croatia together with his guests to whom he will be a perfect host. His little sidekick, Robin, is tailing along in his bike saddle with a big smile on his face discovering of the beaten tracks with his dad. Alan is also fond of free climbing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Also a keen motor biker who dreams of owning his camper in the future. And for the sense of security, you will be in safe hands and pedals as Alan is a mechanical engineer so he will know how to fix any small breaks on your bike.

Marijo Stojanovic
guide

A real people person, or one might say: ˝a social animal˝, always up for a good laugh and when it comes to his guests Marijo will be available 24/7. He has been sharpening his people skills by working in the Zagreb’s oldest rock club for over 14 years and in the formal sense of education he is finishing marketing and communications college in Zagreb. Hiking and cycling are the things he prefers the most so he spends all his free time outdoors regardless of the weather conditions preparing for his dream holiday which is hiking the Te Araroa trail across New Zealand. In the meantime he will be your fantastic and caring leader and a great host on our cycling tours. He knows his way around bikes and he is looking forward to seeing you in the great Croatian discovery on two wheels.

Iliana Mileta
guide

˝There is no Photoshop or filter for her energy!˝ this is the sentence that would best describe Iliana! Iliana is a licensed tour guide for Zagreb and Zagreb County. Having finished high school, Iliana decided to continue her education in the domain of foreign languages by studying German language and literature, as well as Swedish language and culture at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. And now some fun facts; as an active member of the folk dance ensemble for 22 years she travelled all around the world getting to know various cultures and their customs. Most unusual travels were to Taiwan and Kurdistan.  She will be pleased to show you our beautiful country, visit the must see places as well as explore some hidden gems. We would say that she is cheerful, open minded and very sociable. She is always up for a sing a long or a dance, and she will be willing to show the group some folklore dance moves to celebrate the finish of the walks by reaching some of the breath-taking hills. We are sure you will have a great time exploring Croatia with Iliana as her formula for success is: tour guide + tour leader= dream job! So, book the holiday, pack your bags and see you soon!

Marija Ljubenkov
guide

Hi there, my name is Marija. I enjoy working with people and spending time in nature so being a guide to walking groups comes as a natural choice for me. I have always been an active nature lover so to say, so I often hike and ride a bike in the surroundings of my hometown. My great hobby is also swimming and playing waterpolo. I have been a member of Croatia women's national water polo team for years. Beside nature and sports I have a great passion for scandinavian languages and I studied Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic so today I also work as a Swedish teacher. Working with people, either in a classroom or walking with a group in nature, gives me a great pleasure.

Sasa Dakic
guide

Saša has finished the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management so she is an expert guide on how to make your holiday memorable. This cheerful girl who loves spending her free time outdoors horseback riding, hiking and practising yoga will make sure to show you the best Croatia can offer, the beauty of the scenery, the taste of the rich gastronomy and the friendliness of the people. We would describe her as curious, optimistic and perky and she claims that being a tour leader is her dream job as it combines all her interests in one; love for people, traveling and great scenery. Guests needs will always come first to her she will do her best to make your stay in Croatia comfortable and unforgettable.

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