Poland, Slovakia and Czech: Eastern Europe Hiking (15 Days + 1)

Kraków, Poland

SO
3 reviews
Sep 7 - 21, 2024
Group size: 10 - 25
Poland, Slovakia and Czech: Eastern Europe Hiking (15 Days + 1)
Kraków, Poland

3 reviews

Sep 7 - 21, 2024
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Embark on an enthralling expedition through the heart of Eastern Europe, where the magnetic pull of nature effortlessly blends with a vibrant tapestry of culture and history. Roam across the scenic landscapes of Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, immersing yourself in the grandeur of the Sudetes mountain range along Poland's western border, adjacent to the enchanting Czech frontier. Plunge into the famed Tatras mountain range in Slovakia, where every step reveals a landscape drenched in beauty and mystery.


These three nations, each with its distinct language yet sharing an astonishing 70% similarity, flaunt a hiking environment that beckons outdoor enthusiasts from every corner. In Eastern Europe, a convergence of comfort and adventure creates a sanctuary for hikers and a formidable playground for mountaineers.


Beyond the exhilaration of hiking, Eastern Europe unfurls its cultural gems and UNESCO World Heritage sites, extending an invitation to explore unique churches, spellbinding castles, and alluring architectural landmarks. Immerse yourself in a journey that not only promises the awe-inspiring beauty of nature but also a profound exploration of the opulent cultural heritage that defines this captivating region.

Highlights

 1. Three Eastern European Countries: Starting from Krakow in Poland, heading southeast to Slovakia, and then northwest back home from Prague in the Czech Republic.

2. Hiking through Tatra mountains, Sniezka/Snezka (highest mountain of Czech Republic) and Sudety Mountains (border peak with Poland).

3. Visiting multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Church of freedom in Poland, Vlkolinec wooden village in Slovakia,

4. Riding a horse-drawn carriage to the Morskie Oko, or Eye of the Sea.

5. Enjoy local culture and traditional food in Eastern Europe

Intensity & Physical Fitness Requirement

This is not a typical tourist leisure trip. Certain level of physical fitness training is required. 

1. Required Physical fitness: 7/10. Ability to walk mountain terrain some days for 8-10 hours for 10-16 km, altitude < 2000m

2. Ability to carry your own hiking day bag (average 7-9 kg) for 2D 1N stay in mountain hut as porter service is not available

3. Consistent hiking and physical fitness training is required as preparation

4. Some destinations in our itinerary although can be reached by car, cable car or via cement road, since we are a hiking group we will choose hiking on beautiful nature path (which may be more challenging) as our choice. 

Accommodation in Mountain/rural area

We will be staying in cities, townships, mountain huts. Configuration of rooms may be limited especially in rural area or mountain area. For twin sharing, we will arrange 2 person sharing a room in the cities area. For mountain area, due to limited supply of room and limited configuration of rooms, you could be sharing in triple, quadruple and quintet room format. 


Participants who opt for single supplements, your additional supplement will cover nights where single arrangement is available. Again for mountain area, due to reason above, you will be sharing rooms with other participants. 

Recommend Flights for departure from KUL

Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Krakow via Emirates Airlines:

EK343 / 7 Sep 2024, Sat: 0240 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - 1150 Krakow (KRK); stopover in Dubai 2h5m


Return from Prague to Kuala Lumpur via Emirates Airlines:

EK140 / 21 Sep 2024, Sat: 1540 Prague (PRG) - 1425+1 Kuala Lumpur (KUL); stopover in Dubai 3h40m


For participants flying in from other countries, please arrange flight to reach Krakow airport to arrive by 12pm on 7 Sep to meet the group for group airport transfer to hotel. If your flight arrival is not conducive for group airport pick up by the stipulated time, you may arrange your own airport transfer to hotel at your own costs and meet the group at hotel.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refund (less banking and admin EUR 150) for personal cancellation 3 months before trip. 50% refund for 2 month prior to trip and 25% refund 3-4 weeks before trip. 10% refund less than 2 weeks. 


In the event of political changes (for example, war, immigration control) which inhibit the trip, full refund less 5-10% fee (depending on situation, minimum charge 5%) will be arranged. 

What’s included

  • Accomodataion
    All accommodation in city and mountains
  • Meals
    all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Transport
    All on the ground transport and cable car fees
  • Admission tickets
    Park, places of interests covered in the trip
  • Guide Fee
    International guide and local guide
  • Airport Transfer
    Group pick up from Krakow Airport at start of trip and group drop off at Prague airport at end of trip

What’s not included

  • Flight
    Purchased at own cost. Please arrive no later then the scheduled group airport pick up. Any airport pick up arrangement request at other time will incur additional charge.
  • Alcohol
    Alcohol and special beverages such as mocktail not included
  • Personal Expense
    Laundry fees, telephone/internet charges, medical expenses, alcohol, and other personal expenses.
  • Insurance
    Please be sure to purchase personal travel insurance, as this itinerary involves mountain hiking. Please confirm with your insurance company that coverage includes mountain hiking activities.
  • Visa Fees
    Malaysians do no need visa. For other nationalities, please check and responsible for your visa application and fees.
  • Single Supplement
    EUR 780 (excluding two nights in mountain huts, as individual rooms cannot be reserved in the huts).
  • Tips
    Tips for guides, drivers, restaurants, lodging etc at EUR 10/day = EUR 150 for total trip will be collected during arrival in Krakow.

Available Packages

Early Bird Twin Share (Before 7 Mar)
Available until March 15, 2024

 Early bird price on twin sharing before 7 Mar 2024. Same gender will be arranged in the same space. 50% deposit by 7 Mar 2024 to secure booking and balance payment will be requested before and by 30 Jun 2024.  Please note 2 persons per room arrangement will be available in the city/town area but during our overnight stay in the mountain area, you will be sharing with more than 1 person. 

€2,980
Deposit: €1,490
Regular Price Twin Share (After 7 Mar)
Available until August 8, 20249 left

 Regular Price (After 7 Mar 2024)

Regular Price for booking after 7 Mar 2024. Price for Twin Sharing.  50% deposit to secure booking and balance payment will be requested before and by 30 Jun 2024.  


€3,280
Deposit: €1,690

Available options

Single Supplement*
€780
only 2 left

Single room can only be arranged in cities. The single option will not be available for mountain lodging. Double bed arranged at best effort



Itinerary

Day 1: 7 Sep, Sat
Arrival Day in Krakow, Poland

Group pick up from Krakow airport around 1230-1PM, then drive half hour to Krakow City.  Afternoon sightseeing in Krakow old town. 


Drive: 30-60 mins

Your Organizer


SO
Sunhiker Outdoor
3 reviews
Sunhiker is a Taiwan based hiking company. We specialised in custom-made trekking and hiking trips in Taiwan, China, Central Asia and Europe. Our trips range from easy hike to mountaineering grade. We are experienced in leading diversify groups from different nationalities. Whether you are looking for short hiking trip or a month long expedition, we have something to suit your needs. Come and explore the nature and Live without Limits!

Reviews

We had an epic, once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for all the thoughts that were put in the itinerary. Would definitely join again for another epic adventure.
By Emily Siew Ling M for Cultural & Hiking in Morocco (14 Days + 1) on Nov 28, 2023
Excellent trip with sunhiker! From the peak of mountain to Sahara desert via amazing townships, this is one of my most memorable trips ever! Thank you for another great epic trip and taking good care of all of us with varying level of fitness. Thank you for your patience and the heart that shines light in every situation. Vicky you are the best hiking leader!
By MENG FEI H for Cultural & Hiking in Morocco (14 Days + 1) on Nov 19, 2023
Awesome!!!! look forward for more trips organized by Sun Hikers
By Dalina I for Kyrgyzstan Hiking & Yoga on Sep 19, 2019