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From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour in the Tatra Mountains

1. From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour in the Tatra Mountains

After pickup from your hotel head out on a scenic 2-hour drive to the starting point for the trail to the lake. Deep in the Tatra Mountains, Morskie Oko Lake was formed by glaciers. The lake is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Tatra Mountains, which makes for magnificent views. It is also home to many animals, birds and even natural fish stocks (something that is rare in the Tatra Mountains). The hike to the lake is 8 kilometers long and takes about 2-2.5 hours each way. The hike is along a paved roadway and is not difficult. You'll enjoy beautiful views along the walk including several mountain waterfalls. At the end of your visit to the lake, you'll hike back to the starting point and then head back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Slovakia Treetop Walk

2. From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Slovakia Treetop Walk

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops. Travel from Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture, situated in the very north of Slovakia around 6 miles from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 59 to 78 feet high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden bridge, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches around 2,000 feet. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains in the distance: the iconic Three Crowns Massif. Deep in the Tatra Mountains, Morskie Oko Lake was formed by glaciers. The lake is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Tatra Mountains, which makes for magnificent views. It is also home to many animals, birds, and even natural fish stocks, something that is rare in the Tatras. The hike to the lake is about five miles and takes about 2-2.5 hours each way. The trail runs along a paved roadway and is not difficult. Enjoy beautiful views along the way. At the end of your visit to the lake, hike back to the starting point.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Zakopane Day Trip

3. From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Zakopane Day Trip

Spend the day with a scenic hike to a glacial lake at Morskie Oko and exploring the charming town of Zakopane. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Krakow, relax during your two-hour drive towards the Tatra Mountains. Arrive at the base of the Morski Oko hike and prepare yourself for beautiful nature and stunning views.  Leisurely hike up the mountain for approximately two hours until arriving at the Morski Oko Lake. The name of the lake means the Eye of the Sea and was formed from glaciers in the mountains. While at the lake relax for a bit before heading back down on another two-hour hike. From Morski Oko head to Zakopane where you can take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain by funicular. Also spend time on Krupowki Street and peruse its shops and restaurants before going back to Krakow.

Krakow: Hiking Adventure in Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths

4. Krakow: Hiking Adventure in Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths

Exploring Poland's highest mountains alone can be daunting for the first time. Avoid the worry of getting lost and travel to the Tatra Mountains safely. Start with a pickup from your hotel, apartment, or another place of your choice in Krakow. Then enjoy a picturesque drive towards Zakopane and your hiking starting point. Depending on the weather conditions and your choice, you can take an easy hike to Morskie Oko Lake or a moderate hike a bit higher to Gąsienicowy Lake. Both are with beautiful mind-blowing views. During your hike, you will have a chance to enjoy delicious Polish-style lunch in the mountain hut. After the hike in the afternoon, a pleasant reward is waiting for you. You will go to the biggest thermal pools in Poland with a view over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

5. From Krakow: Morskie Oko, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

Enjoy an action-packed day taking a scenic hike to a glacial lake at Morskie Oko, exploring the town of Zakopane, and relaxing in the thermal baths in Chocholow. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Krakow, admire the views during your 2-hour drive toward the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain chain in Poland. Arrive at the base of the Morskie Oko hike and prepare yourself for beautiful nature and stunning views. Trek up the mountain at a leisurely pace for approximately 2 hours until you reach the Morski Oko Lake. The lake was formed from glaciers in the mountains and its name means the Eye of the Sea. While at the lake, relax for a bit before heading back down on another 2-hour hike. Next, head to Zakopane and take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain by funicular. After, spend time on Krupowki Street and soak up the authentic atmosphere of the city. Peruse the shops and restaurants, and try some traditional cottage cheese. Zakopane carries the proud name of the "skiing capital of Poland" and its the country's most popular holiday resort. From Zakopane, move on to Chocolow and visit the Chocholowska Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. The water here is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) and submerged rocks emit beneficial micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Unwind for 3 hours in the 8 whirlpools of thermal water, the swimming pool brine bath, and the outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36° Celsius (97° Fahrenheit).

From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour and Thermal Baths Visit

6. From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour and Thermal Baths Visit

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Krakow and heads off towards Morskie Oko Lake, also known as the Eye of the Sea. To reach the lake, enjoy a two hour walk through stunning scenic landscapes and admire epic views of the Tatra Mountains. Upon arrival, admire this magnificent lake, formed by glaciers, and see the array of flora and fauna that live here. After your visit to the lake, relax at the popular Chocholowska Baths. Unwind in one of the 8 thermal pools and soak up the benefits of the water's rich minerals, including sulfur, calcium, and magnesium. Marvel at views of the sprawling mountain landscape as you let the stresses of everyday life melt away. There’s plenty of fun to be had at the baths too, including water basketball, waterfalls, water walls, swings, inflatable slides, and more. There’s also a child-friendly steam bath. At the end of an action-packed day, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation in Krakow.

Krakow: Morskie Oko lake, Zakopane, Hot Baths private tour

7. Krakow: Morskie Oko lake, Zakopane, Hot Baths private tour

Morskie Oko, located in Poland's Tatra Mountains, is a pristine glacial lake. With its crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring alpine scenery, it's a hiker's paradise. Trails lead you through the wilderness, providing a close encounter with nature's splendor. It's a destination that offers serenity and a deep connection with the natural world. Zakopane, often called the winter capital of Poland, is a charming town. This quaint retreat offers not only the best of Polish culture but also a gateway to the Tatra Mountains. Stroll through the streets to savor local cuisine, shop for traditional crafts, and admire the town's unique architecture. For panoramic mountain views, take a ride on the funicular, making Zakopane a blend of nature and culture. To complete your journey, indulge in relaxation at the thermal baths. Located in a serene environment, these baths offer warm, healing waters that soothe both body and mind. The backdrop of majestic mountains adds to the therapeutic experience, making it a perfect way to unwind and rejuvenate.

Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake in Tatra Mountains Tour with pickup

8. Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake in Tatra Mountains Tour with pickup

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Poland's Tatra Mountains with our Morskie Oko tour. Nestled in Tatra National Park, Morskie Oko is a pristine glacial lake surrounded by alpine landscapes. Enjoy hassle-free transportation and immerse yourself in this unforgettable natural wonder. Whether you're a hiker or nature enthusiast, this tour promises an adventure in one of Europe's most picturesque destinations. Don't miss the chance to experience the captivating beauty of Morskie Oko, where nature's allure and cultural richness converge to create a memorable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Morskie Oko

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Our excursion was great! Hubert was very punctual and friendly. He offered us to stop for a coffee, choose the music and the temperature of the car's air conditioning. The car was very clean and comfortable. In addition, Hubert adapted the schedules so that we could enjoy each part of the excursion and was constantly checking the weather conditions so that we had the best possible views from the Zakopane funicular. He made great recommendations for lunch and to take hot chocolate. We would repeat with no doubt!

Fantastic trip. Our driver Oskar was so knowledgeable and kind to us the entire time. He discussed different areas, historic landmarks and rivers as we drove through Poland to Slovakia. He also told us the best route, timings and advice on where to eat and buy drinks. Best day trip of my holiday and I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to spend an entire day out in Slovakia.

Incredible, Maciej was very attentive and told us everything we needed to know. Very convenient to be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation. Highly recommended

Fantastic trip, thank you so much for everythning you did for us! We will love to join you again. 10/10 recommend.

Our guide Peter was very efficient, informative, and friendly. Highly recommend 👌