Zakopane: The Valley of Five Polish Ponds Hiking Tour

The Valley of Five Polish Ponds is one of the most valuable areas of the Tatra National Park. The original landscape is created by numerous postglacial forms, such as the ponds which the valley owes its name to. The largest of them – Wielki Staw (Great Pond) – is the longest and deepest lake in the whole mountain chain. During the hike, you will pass by the impressive Siklawa – a large waterfall (70 meters high). We will also reach the highest situated shelter in Poland (1670 m above sea level)
The valley is absolutely worth visiting, regardless of the season. It is a very attractive destination itself which can also be a good starting point for trips to the higher parts of the mountains. We are sure you will be charmed with its beauty, that is why you should join us for this tour. The whole effort of hiking will be compensated.

We organize private tours to The Valley of Five Polish Ponds from Zakopane on request.


Tour itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel in Zakopane
  2. up to 30 min. drive to the parking in Palenica Bialczanska
  3. entrance to the Tatra National Park
  4. approx 45 min hike along the red trail from Palenica Bialczanska to Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza – a complex of three larger and several smaller waterfalls created by the Roztoka stream; at the beginning of the 20th century, a characteristic bridge was built over the cascades from where tourists can admire the waterfalls and listen to the characteristic sounds reminding the strike of a thunder
  5. approx 2,5 hours hike along first the green and then the blue trail from Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza to the Roztoka Valley, Wielka Siklawa and finally Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich (The Valley of Five Polish Ponds) Wielka Siklawa is a unique place, the highest waterfall in the country; around 70 m high which descends in two, or sometimes three streams along the pond wall separating the Five Ponds Valley from the Roztoka Valley; splashes of water crashing against the rocks can be felt even when standing at a distance
  6. approx 45 min. of free time at the shelter in our destination to have a rest and have something to eat
  7. approx 3 – 3,5 hours walk back along the same trails to the starting point
  8. up to 30 min. drive back from Palenica Bialczanska to the city center
  9. drop off at your hotel in Zakopane

Whole tour lasts up to 9 hours



  • 900 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 460 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 350 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 330 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 280 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 250 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 230 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation
  • assistance of private guide in chosen language during the whole tour
  • entrance tickets to the Tatra National Park

Basic hiking information:

  • difficulty level: medium
  • starting point: Palenica Bialczanska
  • destination point: 1671 metres above the sea level
  • total length of the trail both ways – 17 km
  • it is recommended to take a raincoat, comfortable shoes and clothes in case the weather changes unexpectedly
  • in winter, we do not go through Siklawa since it can be dangerous because of the layers of ice

This private tour is available in following languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian

*some languages may be subject of availability and prices can vary

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  1. (5/5)

    It was a well organized professional tour. Marcin the tour guide was very knowledgeable and attentive to us. I highly recommend.

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