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  •  Departure from: Dubrovnik
  •  Arrival to: Zagreb
  •  Category: Sport & Adventure
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This tour will show you Croatia's highlights over an 8-day period while keeping you active though various daily excursions. You will visit some of the most beautiful parts of our country as we start from Dubrovnik and slowly travel north, visiting Split, Sibenik and Skradin. We will sea kayak around Kolocep, Croatia's most spectacular sea kayaking island; raft, kayak and canoe on three different rivers, cycle in Krka National Park as well as hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our adventure will also take us to Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia's neighbouring country, where East and West meet and the spirit of the long gone Ottoman Empire can still be felt at every step. Dalmatian food and wine are an inevitable part of this trip and together with the itinerary guarantee a beautiful, authentic Croatian experience.
INFORMATION

Start city: Dubrovnik

End city: Zagreb

Tour description: Day 1: Arrival Day 2: Sea Kayaking Day 3: Canoeing & sightseeing Day 4: Rafting & sightseeing Day 5: Cycling Day 6: Kayaking Day 7: Walking / Hiking Day 8: Departure

Route: Zaton Bay - Kolocep Island - Mostar & Trebizat River - Cetina River & Split - Krka - Plitvice Lakes

Activities: Sea Kayaking/ canoeing / rafting / kayaking, walking / hiking, cycling

Tour Highlights: Visiting Split, Sibenik and Skradin, sea kayak around Kolocep, cycle in Krka National Park, hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Accommodation: Private accommodation and hotel

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Intensity: Moderate

Suitable for children: Over 12 years- accompanied by an adult

Suitable For Most Travellers: Yes

Days: 8

Maximum: 16

Note: This itinerary includes a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please check whether you need a visa.

PRICE INFORMATION

Price includes: 

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • halfboard (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners)
  • use of equipment for activities
  • 6 days of organized activities
  • local taxes and permits
  • National Parks entrance fees
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbor or bus station
  • transfer to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • basic insurance

Price does not include: 

  • beverages
  • meals not listed in the itinerary
  • activities listed in the itinerary as optional
  • items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)

  • DAY
    1
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    Dan 1 Arrival in Dubrovnik
    Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer to Zaton, a charming and picturesque bay, only 8 kilometers from Dubrovnik. All three villages – Zaton Mali, Zaton Veliki and Stikovica have cozy waterfront restaurants where one can savour Croatian and Dalmatian specialties. After settling into your accommodation, we will meet for dinner and brief orientation, where we will have the chance to discuss the upcoming holiday and get to know our fellow travelers. Zaton will be our base for the first two nights of the holiday.Accommodation: homestay in Zaton Bay; Meals: D; Van ride: 30 min.
  • DAY
    2
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    Dan 2 Sea Kayaking Kolocep
    For kayakers and divers, Kolocep is the most interesting of the 13 Elafiti Islands. Discover its blue caves, impressive cliffs and reefs, sandy beaches, romantic villages and pleasant walks. You won’t encounter cars, only calm atmosphere ideal for relaxing vacations. The trip is perfect for families with children but also those who want to explore unspoilt nature and relax in quiet surroundings without traffic noise. We will explore the silent underwater world in one of its most interesting spots and have a rest on the beach. For those who wish to spend the evening in Dubrovnik after the sea kayaking, your guide(s) will be happy to provide the transfer to and from the Old Town.

    Accommodation: homestay in Zaton Bay; Meals: B, L; Sea Kayaking: 3-4 h, easy/moderate.
  • DAY
    3
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    Dan 3 Mostar visit and canoeing on the Trebizat River
    This morning we head out to Mostar, the cultural and economic center of Herzegovina. The town is over five centuries old and situated between high mountains divided by the Neretva River. Without question the highlight of Mostar is the Old Bridge (Stari Most), which was originally built in 1566 while this area was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Destroyed during the war in 1993 but rebuilt in 2004 in its original form, the Old Bridge is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we will drive to Ljubuski and enjoy a trip on narrow Trebizat River surrounded by lush forests teeming with birds and the stunningly beautiful karst landscape formed by the river over thousands of years. Our tonight's accommodation is a nice and friendly family-run hotel by the river serving traditional meals and local specialties.

    Accommodation: hotel in Ljubuski; Meals: B, D; Canoeing: class I-II, 1 h, easy; Van ride: 2 h to Mostar + 45 min to the Trebizat.
  • DAY
    4
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    Dan 4 Rafting on the Cetina River and Split sightseeing

    We drive north towards a small village near Omis, where our adventure on the Cetina River begins. Clear green water, jungle-like forests, caves and waterfalls will thrill you and make this rafting trip an unforgettable experience. The Cetina is easy enough for families and absolute beginners. After the rafting trip we continue towards Split and Skradin. In Split you are free to take a walk on its popular palm tree promenade and visit the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 4th century. Later in the afternoon we continue towards Skradin for the evening.

    Accommodation: Skradin hotel 3***; Meals: B, D; Rafting: 3 h, class II-III, easy/moderate; Drive: 1h30 to the Cetina, 45 min to Split, 1h to Skradin.

  • DAY
    5
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    Dan 5 Cycling in Krka National Park

    Today we will cycle around the Krka River National Park famous for its fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls. We will start with our bikes from the hotel and continue by local roads to the viewpoint over the Visovac Lake. In the middle of the lake is the Visovac Island with the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac, dating from 15th century. Today we will enjoy an excellent traditional Dalmatian prosciutto lunch. After cycling, we return to the hotel and enjoy a late afternoon and dinner in Skradin on your own.

    Accommodation: Skradin hotel 3***; Meals: B, L; Cycling: 3-4 h, easy/moderate.

  • DAY
    6
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    Dan 6 Zrmanja River kayaking
    This kayaking trip is an expedition down the magnificent Wild West-like canyons of the Zrmanja River in Velebit Nature Park. Perfectly clear and green waters, rapids and waterfalls, hidden swimming pools and steep sided canyons will steal your heart and make this excursion an unforgettable experience. No previous kayaking experience is needed if you can swim. We use open canoes or sit-on-top kayaks for 2 persons with optional child seat. Rafting boats are used during high water season (usually before May and after September, but the water level can vary a lot in spring and in autumn). After an amazing day on the river, we will return to our vans and drive to Korana village where we will spend last two nights.

    Accommodation: homestay in Korana village; Meals: B, D; Kayaking: class II-III, 4 h, easy/moderate; Van drive: 1h10 to the Zrmanja River, 2h to Korana village
  • DAY
    7
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    Dan 7 Plitvice Lakes National Park hiking
    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 makes 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 right in front of your house.

    Accommodation: homestay in Korana village; Meals: B, D; Hiking: 4-5 h, easy, well marked paths; Van ride: 10 minutes each way.
  • DAY
    8
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    Dan 8 Departure from Zagreb

    Transfer to Zagreb airport for your flight home. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time. If you wish to spend some time in Zagreb, our guide(s) will be happy to transfer you to your accommodation in the city.

    Meals: B. Drive: 2 h.

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