Carrying on with my Croatian travels, I went hiking in Krka National Park located in the South. Hiking was the reason for my travels and I heard Croatia has some of the most beautiful parks and it’s the truth!
Getting to Krka National Park was a bit cumbersome from Split with public transport (two different entrances and no direct buses) so I decided to go with a touring company to cover the seamless transfer. I went with Sugaman tours, because they had the most reviews, it also came recommended from a friend and their Krka tour included a stop in Trogir, a small town about 30 mins from Split.
My experience with Sugaman tours was awesome! I made a mistake booking 4 tickets instead of two and after I emailed them they quickly replied and refunded the difference! The tour itself was excellent value for money. It started on time and our driver & guide Dom told us some of the histories of Split. Once we got to Trogir, he took us around the old city, shared some historical facts and we were given 1hr free time. It was pretty early once we got there so it was very quiet however it was a nice day was a walk around the old city.
After Trogir, it took us about an hour to get to Krka National Park. The entry fee once converted to pounds is about £10. Dom took us to the various exhibitions and told us the history behind them then we got free time for exploring
Krka National park has 17 waterfalls with the biggest one Skradinski Buk. From the main entrance, it’s about a 30-45 min walk through the park. The scenery is beautiful and you go past many waterfalls on the way. Skradinski Buk is not as big as you would think but it’s beautiful nonetheless. It’s the only national park in Croatia you can swim in too.
The entrance ticket includes a boat river on the Krka River to the Skradin (this is one of the entrances to the park. The bus to Split stops here and you get the boat to the park). After the walk, we got the boat back to town and Dom picked us up back to Split! There are other activities to do in Krka Park if you have the time it’s worth checking out!
I would definitely recommend Sugaman Tours for this trip as well as the many others they offer! When I go back to Split, I will definitely book one of their island tours! If you want to check them out, here’s a link> Sugaman Tours
It was in Krka Park I first had another tourist ask me for a picture lol. This old lady came up to me with her phone (couldn’t speak English) so I thought she meant she wanted me to take a picture of her. She kept pointing to the both of us and her phone so I said and gestured do you want a picture of me and you to which she nodded yes so I politely said no and she walked back to her group. I thought she looked eastern Asian but my friend thought Eastern European. She looked quite old so in hindsight, I could understand if she had never seen a black person before. I was careful in my response to her, if indeed I am the first black person she has ever seen then I didn’t want her to have a negative stereotype of us so it was a polite rejection instead of been aggressive and angry. In all my travels I had never had that before so it was a weird feeling but I wasn’t offended. In the whole time we were in the park we didn’t see ANY other black people. I’ve been to many places and in many of those places I have been the only black there: it saddens me because why shouldn’t we enjoy that too: is it because we don’t know or because we are afraid? Anyway, that’s a different post for another day!
Next up: we will be talking about another hike we did in a different park!
If you haven’t already, check out the first part of my Croatian adventure in Split.
Catch you later