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Best of Croatia Multisport

small country for a great holiday
8 days
Dubrovnik to Zagreb, Croatia
Age 12+
Dates (May -Sept)
Price from 1240 euro

Best of Croatia Multisport

Small country for a great holiday!

Best of Croatia Multisport activity holiday will take you along the Croatian coast. All the way to the county’s beautiful continental region, such as Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit some of the most beautiful parts of our country as we start from Dubrovnik and slowly travel north towards Split and Zagreb. Our guides will seize every opportunity to steer you away from the busy everyday life. During the Best of Croatia multisport trip you will be accommodated in 3* hotels with fully equipped rooms and in 2* and 3* private guesthouses in Zaton bay and Korana Village, exploring the local style.

Croatia multisport experience

You will explore different unique areas on foot, by bicycle, from a kayak and from a raft. Sea kayak Kolocep Island, a unique way to explore this beautiful island, its shores and caves. We’ll raft, kayak and canoe on three different rivers: Cetina, Zrmanja and Trebizat. We will cycle in Krka River National Park. Visit 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. Therefore Croatia multisport trip ensures a truly memorable experience which you will cherish for many years to come.

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival day
Day 2: Kolocep Island sea kayaking
Day 3: Trebizat River canoeing
Day 4: Cetina River rafting
Day 5: Krka National Park cycling
Day 6: Zrmanja River kayaking
Day 7: Plitvice Lakes National Park walking
Day 8: Departure day

Day 1

Arrival to destination – Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer to Sipanska Luka, a village at the far end of Sipan Island with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. Its beauty makes it a favorite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. 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. Sipan will be our base for the first two nights of the holiday.
Note: 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 for transfers or overnight on land.
If you wish to spend more time in Dubrovnik, we recommend that you plan your arrival one day earlier.
Accommodation: Sipan island guesthouse; Meals: D; Drive: 30 min + 1 h ferry. 

Day 2

Sea kayaking Kolocep Island

The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.
Accommodation: Sipan Island guesthouse; Meals: B, L; Sea Kayaking: 3-4 h, easy/moderate. 

Day 3

Mostar visit and canoeing on the Trebizat River

We have an early start today as we take the first boat back to mainland and 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: Ljubuski hotel; Meals: B, D; Canoeing: 1 h, class I-II, easy; Drive: 1 h ferry, 2 h to Mostar, 45 min to the Trebizat. 

Day 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: 3*** hotel in Skradin; Meals: B, D; Rafting: class II-III, 2-3 h, easy/moderate; Van ride: 1h30 to the Cetina + 45 min to Split + 1h to Skradin 

Day 5

Krka National Park cycling

Today we will cycle around the Krka National Park which is famous for its fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls. We will start with our bikes from the hotel and continue by local roads to a 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 the 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: 3*** hotel in Skradin; Meals: B, L; Cycling: 3-4 h, easy/moderate 

Day 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, located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park area.
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

Plitvice Lakes National Park walking

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 drive: 10 minutes each way. 

Day 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. Van drive: 2 hours 

Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary is 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.

Group size

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 is 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.

Skill level

Moderate*** Read more

Accommodation

During this trip you will be accommodated in 3*** star hotels with fully equipped rooms and in 2** and 3*** private guesthouses in Zaton bay and Korana Village. In Korana Village two rooms may share one bathroom.

Air Travel

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 Dubrovnik after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.

Arrival transfers: 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 for transfers or overnight on land.

Departure transfers: Several group transfers between the airport and destination depending on departure time. Please note it takes 2 hours to reach Zagreb, so your flight should depart no earlier than 10 am. Earlier departures can be accommodated.

Meals

Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, breads and pastries, pastas 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.

Prices

  • All prices are per person in EUR.
  • Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Children discount is valid for children age 12 at the time of the travel if accompanied by an adult.
    *1 child enjoying discount shares parents’ room, 2 or more children can have their own room.
  • Single use rooms are available upon request, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible.

 highlow
double1.340,00 €1.240,00 €
child1.206,00 €1.116,00 €
single1.608,00 €1.488,00 €

**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.

Departure seasons

High Season: June 29 – August 30
Low Season: May 11 – June 28, August 31 – September 29

What’s included
    7 nights accommodation

  • half board (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, harbour or bus station
  • transfer to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • insurance
Not included
  • beverages
  • meals not listed in the itinerary
  • activities listed in the itinerary as optional
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)

Cancelation made by Raftrek

In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, Raftrek Adventure Travel will reschedule the activity for a day or two prior or after the date booked, if possible. If the rescheduling is not possible, the payments will be refunded in full. Read more –  Terms & conditions.

Staff & Experts

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. 

Weather – the summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Questions – Feel free to call us at 0038516521666, if you still have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you. For further information on FAQ please visit our website www.raftrek.com

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    sueko
    on 06/22/2014

    Raftrek Custom Tour
    Thanks Raftrek, for a great tour of beautiful Croatia! We are accustomed to independent travel, but had so many activities we wanted to do and cities to visit, we were overwhelmed. I contacted Branka with my tentative itinerary--could you provide us a guide for a custom tour? Of course! She made excellent suggestions and always responded quickly to my many questions, revisions and requests. Thanks for your patience! She also provided us with Tin, our fabulous guide. After we spent 2 days in Dubrovnik on our own, Tim drove us to and/or accompanied us on so many activities from sea kayaking to Kolocep Island, Kornati Boat Tour, cycling and SUPing in Krka, running in Split, rafting in the Cetina River, to ziplining in Omis and much more. Tin's an excellent driver, knowledgeable in all things Croatia, speaks great English (and is surprisingly well-versed in American culture and colloquialisms-although we taught him a few things too). He is also very cheerful, friendly and exceptionally professional, organized and punctual! Added bonus? Hate bothering others to take photos of the two of you? Ask Tin! Need brochures/pamphlets for your scrapbooks? Ask Tin! He truly wanted us to enjoy our vacation and learn to love Croatia. Too bad he feel quite ill near the end of the trip (hope you are better and back in action!). When this happened, Branka promptly provided us with a new quide to finish our last couple of days en route to Zagreb. If you are independent-minded and wary of group travel (waiting for others-ugh!), this is the way to go. Create your own itinerary, then have Branka plan the details and Tin take care of the rest. No stress travel! Thanks, Raftrek!

    Comment origin: TripAdvisor

    Todd T
    on 07/09/2013

    Explore Croatia multisport custom trip
    We wanted to visit Croatia’s Dalmation coast and islands, and to experience both the beauty of this spectacular area and to learn about its culture and history. Branka at Raftrek helped us plan a wonderful custom trip which included outdoor adventures, such as cycling and kayaking, along with tours of historic cities and an introduction to Croatian culture. Tin and Igor did a great job of guiding us to beautiful “off the beaten track” locations, including kayaking to a cave and small islands, and cycling and hiking in lovely places away from the main tourist areas. They also helped us meet locals with visits to a winery and some great traditional Croatian family restaurants. The guides did a super job with the logistics of shuttling the bikes and kayaks which made it easy for us to just relax and enjoy our activities and sightseeing. We can strongly recommend this trip to anyone who wants a blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration.

    Comment origin: TripAdvisor

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