The highlights of this multi-activity adventure holiday include canoeing/kayaking, rafting, hiking and cycling in the area around Plitvice Lakes National Park while experiencing breathtaking views and stunning scenery of Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, plays host to 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers, as well as seemingly endless forests which make for unique and unforgettable experiences. The itinerary will also take you on a journey down the Mreznica River by kayak or canoe, rafting down the Una River in Bosnia and hiking in Velebit Nature Park with a visit of the Adriatic coast.
Accommodation is provided by the families of Korana Village, a small romantic place hidden away in a valley by the river in Plitvice Lakes National Park. The houses are small, traditional dwellings with simple, clean and comfortable rooms in an idyllic setting. The peaceful atmosphere makes for an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
Join us in this small Mediterranean country that's big on adventure. With delicious Croatian fare and intimate lodgings it's easy to see why both Lonely Planet and National Geographic have called Croatia a "must do" destination.
Początek wycieczki (miasto): Korana
Koniec wycieczki (miasto): Korana
Opis wycieczki: Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Walking / hiking in the Park
Day 3: Rafting Una
Day 4: Cycling / biking
Day 5: Optional trips
Day 6: Walking / hiking Mt Velebit
Day 7: Mreznica canyon
Day 8: Departure
Trasa: Korana village - Plitvice Lakes NP - Una River - Plitvice Lakes Area - Velebit area - Upper Mreznica canyon - Korana village
Rozrywka: Canoeing / kayaking, walking / hiking, cycling / biking, swimming
Ciekawostki wycieczki: Plitvice Lakes National Park walking and cycling, Una River Rafting, Velebit Mountain hiking, Upper Mreznica canyon
Kwatery: Kwatery prywatne
Intensywność / poziom ciężkości trasy: Moderate
Odpowiednie dla dzieci: Over 8 years- accompanied by an adult
Odpowiednie dla większości podróżujących: Yes
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Leaving Zagreb, Zadar or Rijeka airport behind, we make our way to the tiny village of Korana, located in a picture-perfect riverside setting near Plitvice Park. Here we have a unique opportunity to spend a week with local residents in their private guesthouses. After settling into your accommodation, we will meet in the river-side hacienda for a welcome drink and brief orientation, where we will have the chance to discuss the upcoming holiday and get to know our fellow travelers..
Meals: D; Van ride: 2 hours one way.
We start our day walking along the wooden paths and bridges in and around Plitvice Lakes, Croatia's premier national park. Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the pure, untouched nature. A panoramic boat and train ride will take us back to the start. Later in the afternoon we return to Korana village just in time to enjoy a swim in the clear river just in front of your house.
Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Walking: 4-6 miles; Terrain: easy, well marked paths.Meals: Breakfast and Dinner (picnic lunch on your own); Walking : 4-6 miles; Terrain: easy, well marked paths.
Today is all about exploring the lovely pastoral Croatian countryside by bike. We cycle on nearly traffic free roads through forests, between hills and across green fields. We will have time for a picnic lunch and time to relax outdoors. In the afternoon we bike back to Korana Village in time to enjoy a traditional Croatian evening meal.
Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Cycling: 4 hours; Terrain: rolling hills. (Please note that cycling the entire route may be too difficult for small children, but the support van can pick them up and take them back to the village if they are tired.)
We return to the river this morning in the upper Mreznica canyon. Our route takes us from the hotel to a point approximately 45 minutes away where we’ll start our expedition into the canyon. We travel through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects. Paddling past cliffs of carved white rocks, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, we will arrive at a strong freshwater spring. We continue our journey to the second highest waterfall on the Mreznica (8m), a magical place ideal for swimming and a picnic. After a break, we continue and finish the adventure and finally return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Kayaking: class II-III, moderate, 4 - 5 hours; Drive: 45 min each way. Please note that in case of very low water levels the trip can only be done downstream - in that case the duration of kayaking is 2-3 hours. In case of high water levels we use rafting boats (2 hours of rafting).
For those who chose a 5-day trip, this is the end of your holiday. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time.The rest of the group continues the trip. On the fifth day of your holiday you can be as active or as lazy as you want. You can relax by the river, swim or even take another optional cycling tour on your own in and around Plitvice Lakes National Park. Several river, walking, sightseeing or beach trips will be offered, in case you are keen on discovering more beauties that Croatia has to offer.
Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Van ride: max 2 hours one way.
Today we go south and spend the day hiking in the Velebit Nature and National Parks area. You will enjoy a beautiful hike in pristine, unspoiled nature that will leave you feeling healthy and refreshed, and there will probably be time for a swim in the warm Adriatic before returning to Korana Village for dinner. There are several hiking itineraries to choose from, and our guides will select the one that is best adapted to group abilities.
Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Van ride: 2h one way; Walking: moderate, 4 hours.
The Una River forms a natural border between Croatia and Bosnia. It will steal your heart with its beauty, green clear water and a landscape of dense forests. The Una is rich in water even in summer so rafting is possible all year round. There are several sections to choose from, and our guides will select the one that is best adapted to group abilities and current water levels.
Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Van ride: 1h one way; Rafting: class I-III, 2-3 hours.
Depart Korana village for the airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.
Meals: Breakfast; Van drive: 2 hours one way.
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