River adventure in Croatia
Get away from the busy everyday life
River adventure in Croatia, a multi-activity holiday, will take you along the Mreznica and Una Rivers and through Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will explore this unique area on foot, by bike, on a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP), and from a kayak and raft. Our guides will seize every opportunity to steer you away from the busy everyday life ensuring a truly memorable experience which you will cherish for many years to come.
River adventure in Croatia
The Mreznica is considered one of Croatia’s cleanest rivers, with plenty of great places for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. The river is 64 km long and is special for its 93 waterfalls and pools of warm water between them, perfect for refreshment away from beach crowds. Clear green water, unspoiled woods, and magical landscapes make this River adventure in Croatia the most desirable continental vacation.
Day 1: Arrival to Zvecaj, relaxing, swimming
Day 2: Kayaking and SUP Mreznica river
Day 3: Walking Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day 4: Cycling Mreznica area
Day 5: Optional trip day
Day 6: Sea kayaking Krk island
Day 7: Kayaking Mreznica river canyon
Day 8: Departure
Highlights of our Clear Rivers Country trip
Plitvice Lakes National Park, kayaking on the Mreznica River, hotel on the river bank
Arrival to destination – Zvecaj
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: D; Drive: 1h 30min from the airport.
Kayaking and SUP on the Mreznica River
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Activity: Kayaking, 2-3 hours, class I-II; Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), 2 hours, easy/moderate. In the case of high water levels, we use rafting boats (2 hours of rafting).
Walking in Plitvice Lakes National Park
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Walking: 4-5 hours; Terrain: easy, well-marked paths; Drive: 1 hour 45 minutes each way
Cycling in the Mreznica River area
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own)
Optional trip day
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own;) Drive: maximum 2h each way
Sea kayaking Krk island
Afterward, we will visit the city of Krk – one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic which was already mentioned by the blind Greek Homer in his famous poem under the name of Koureto. The city is dominated by the Frankopan family castle and the cathedral complex famous for its variety of styles. The city of Krk today is the administrative, political, economic, and religious center of the island of Krk. After an amazing day on the coast, we will return to our base in Zvecaj village for the dinner.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D; Activity: Sea kayaking, 2-3 hours, easy/moderate; Drive: 1.5 hours each way.
Kayaking in the Mreznica River canyon
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Kayaking: class II-III, moderate, 2 - 3 hours; Drive: 45 min each way. In the case of high water levels, we use rafting boats (2 hours of rafting).
Meals: B; Drive: 1h30min to the airport
Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.
Min 4 – max 16 people per group; larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.
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The accommodation is a friendly, family-run, 3*** hotel on the bank of the Mreznica River, approximately one hour drive from Zagreb and Rijeka airports. The restaurant overlooks an old mill close to a small waterfall and serves freshly caught fish, as well as home-grown vegetables. Barbecues are also a specialty of the house. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, TV, mini bar, telephone and have Internet access.
Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate. Early arrivals / Extended stay notes – we include two transfers with each trip. These are usually the transfers on the first and the last day of the trip. In case you are arriving a few days earlier or extending your stay in Croatia after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.
Arrival transfers: Zagreb (Rijeka on request). Arrivals are recommended by 3 pm. Transfers for arrivals by 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation. Arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to surcharge of 30 euros per person.
Departure transfers: Drop off is possible in Zagreb (Rijeka on request). Airport drop off can also be arranged but we advise flights after 2 pm.
Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, bread and pastries, pasta and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favorite protein snacks.
- All prices are per person in EUR
- Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s)
- Children discount 10%, 8-12 years of age at the time of travel
- Single use rooms are available upon request, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible.
|ADULT||880,00 €||790,00 €||710,00 €|
|CHILD||792,00 €||711,00 €||639,00 €|
|SINGLE||1056,00 €||948,00 €||852,00 €|
**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.
High: June 25th– Aug 19th
Intermediate: June 4th – 24th; Aug 20st – Sep 9th
Low: May 14th – June 3rd; Sep 10th – 30th
- 7 nights accommodation (3*** hotel, en suite bathroom)
- use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, rafts, SUP, paddles, life jackets, helmets
- 5 days of organized activities
- use of neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
- Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee
- local taxes
- Saturday transfers from/to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
- ground transportation (private transport throughout)
- skilled English speaking guide and assistance
- basic insurance
- international airfare to/from Croatia
- optional trip on day 5
- items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
- beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in the itinerary