Vransko Lake (RAMSAR)
Picturesque canyon of Zrmanja river
Ornithological reservations Velo and Kolansko Blato
Northern Dalmatia, a region of the Croatian Adriatic where rocky karstic habitats of the inner land mountains meet the sandy, shallow and swampy areas of the coastal line. During the program, you will see everything from the cliffs of the Zrmanja river canyon and Paklenica National park to the open areas and sandy, shallow coastline of the Zadar region and swampy habitats of the island of Pag. Pygmy Cormorant, Short-toed Eagle, Stone Curlew, Woodchat Shrike, Black-headed Bunting, Rock Partridge, Sombre Tit, Blue Rock Thrush, Short-toed Lark, European Bee-eater, Pallid Swift and Rock Nuthach are just some of the interesting species that might be observed in the area. We invite you to enjoy the rich avifauna of our coast and islands and season it all with a taste of the traditional Mediterranean cuisine and wines.
Itinerary / 8 days
Arrival to the Zadar or Split airport, transfer to a hotel in Novigrad (Zadar region).
The forests, open, rocky and mixed habitats of the Velebit Park of Nature.
Picturesque canyons and cliffs of the Zrmanja River.
Ornithological reservations Velo and Kolansko Blato of the Island of Pag wetland and swampy habitats.
Rocky habitats and exposed cliffs of the National Park Paklenica.
The salt pans of the ancient town of Nin and open areas of Ljubac and Ravni Kotari. In late afternoon, we visit the beautiful antique town of Zadar, the glowing pearl of the Northern Dalmatia region. Accommodation in a cosy coastal town Biograd na moru.
Just a 15 min drive from Biograd na moru, the swampy habitats with flooded meadows and reeds of the Vrana Lake Park of Nature await for us.