Itinerary

The Muran plateau National Park is the youngest one among Slovak national parks. It is a landscape that stands out because of its richness in underground and surface natural beauty attractions: canyons, springs, lakes, crevices and cave systems. It is the largest natural beauty territory in Central Europe. During this family vacation you can combine the wanderings in the nature with the examination of cultural and historic sights: castles and chateaus. In the bewitchingly beautiful nature still remains traditional ways of life: sheep corrals and horse farms. Muran region is most known for equestrian and work horse breeding, in Slovakia. Muran is a county full of gems and it is really worth seeing.

  1. Day 1

    Arrival to Slovakia, accommodation, informal reception.

  2. Day 2

    From the village of Muran, we will go to Hrdzava dolina (Rusty Valley), a karst valley with a 100 m tall rock bastion called Turen. The entire valley is surrounded by rock formations.

  3. Day 3

    We will go to see the ruins of the castle Muransky hrad that is perched on the top of a rock cliff called Ciganka (altitude 935 m). The Castle was built in 13th century and ranks among the castles that are the highest in altitude in Slovakia. From the Castle, one can enjoy the view of the entire national park.

  4. Day 4

    We will visit a horse ranch called Velka luka (Great Meadow) that is hidden deep in forests. Traditional Slovak races of saddle and work horses are raised here. Here, we will get to see what a regular day on a ranch looks like; also, we will have a chance to ride the horses.

  5. Day 5

    Krasna Horka (Beautiful Hill) is a castle that was built in 13th century as a fortress against Turkish invasions. Through viewing the beautifully furnished rooms, pictures, arms, and even the castle kitchen we will be taken on a tour of historical times. The mausoleum of the Andrassy family, the former castle owners, is also part of the historical complex.

  6. Day 6

    Traditional sheep farms have been preserved at the Muran Plateau. We will visit such a farm and taste traditional Slovak dairy products – zincica (sheep milk whey) and bryndza (sheep cheese).

  7. Day 7

    We will visit a unique cave – Ochtinska Aragonitova jaskyna. It is one of the only three aragonite caves in the world, and it is the largest one. Fantastic white aragonite flowers that are considered to be very unique were created in the wall cracks. 585 metres of the cave are open to public.

  8. Day 8

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

Basic information

from €728 per person

Duration: 9 days

Type/style: Guided sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Ochtina Aragonite Cave Muranska Planina National Park

Included

trip transport, accommodation in stylish 3* hotel/pension, half board - breakfast and dinner, guide services, information materials, entrance tickets and fees

Excluded

transport from airport to starting point of the trip and back