Croatia Yoga Adventure

where pure beauty is preserved
Raftrek Adventure Travel / Croatia Yoga Adventure
8 days
Split to Zadar, Croatia
Age 12+
Dates (May -Sept)
Price upon request

Croatia Yoga Adventure

A unique and exotic place to discover

Croatia Yoga Adventure retreat is not dangerous or physically demanding. The combination of activity, scenery and cultural immersion makes this journey a unique and unforgettable experience. Although a small country, Croatia has a rich variety of beautiful landscapes and preserved natural areas. From mountains to plains, from rivers to sea with a long and rich history.

Croatia Yoga Adventure retreat is great

Croatia is awesome. With well-preserved old towns, castles, palaces, monuments and native architecture. Together with the tradition, folklore, art scenes and music, Croatia is a unique and exotic place to discover. This specialized Croatia yoga adventure trip gives you the insight of the most popular destinations while practicing your favorite activity. For two years we have successfully held a SUP YO retreat with our Boston partners. Some of the pictures above are from their Croatia yoga retreat. If you are ready to know Croatia from a different angle, come and see it for yourself. It is not the same as seeing it on a picture. Therefore we are here to make your holiday a perfect Croatia yoga adventure retreat!

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Zadar/Split
Day 2: Full day of yoga practice & Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Day 3: Cycling Krka River National Park
Day 4: Zadar & Yoga day near the hotel
Day 5: Trekking Krupa Canyon
Day 6: Yoga & sea kayaking Novigrad Bay
Day 7: Zrmanja River canoe safari
Day 8: Departure

Day 1

Arrival to destination – Skradin town

Skradin is a small picturesque town named after the world famous waterfall on the river Krka. It is the oldest Croatian settlement with the status of a town. It was once the capital of the Roman Liburnia and the most important war harbour of Croatia and Bosnia in the 14th century. Apart from a great history, Skradin and its surroundings are places of unique natural beauties. The breath-taking view over the town from the bridge on the highway towards Split was nominated for the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award for the best sightseeing point on European highways. We will meet in the hotel lobby for a get-together dinner and presentation of the program. You are free to enjoy an evening walk around the town and its pubs. Find out which is your favourite Croatian wine, beer or gelato (ice-cream).
3*Hotel Skradinski Buk; Meals: D; Van drive from airport: Split 1h or Zadar 1h 
Day 2

Full day for yoga and afternoon stand-up paddle

On your yoga day you can be as active and productive as you wish. Beautiful places with stunning scenery are available for yoga sessions or, if you prefer, a great closed gym. In the afternoon we will take our stand-up boards to paddle around the Krka River and Prokljan Lake. We start on the beach in Skradin. After a short introduction to paddling, we start our expedition. We will paddle across the Prokljan Lake to wherever we want to stop. The water here is brackish – mixed fresh and saltwater, which is the reason for an abundant life under the surface. Eels and mussels make a favourite gourmet specialty that can be found in local restaurants.

3*Hotel Skradinski Buk; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); paddle: 2 -3 h 

Day 3

Cycling day in NP Krka River and visiting Visovac Island

Today we will take our bikes from Skradin to the 44-meters high Skradinski Buk waterfall and visit one of Croatia’s most popular national parks, the Krka River National Park. The fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls make it a beautiful swimming area. This is the famous place where the second hydroelectric power plant in the world was built, just three days after the first hydroelectric power plant on Niagara Falls. After walking, sightseeing and taking breath-taking pictures, we will make a swimming and picnic break under the great Skradinski Buk waterfall. After this relaxing first part, we continue our cycling day by exploring the countryside surrounding the Krka River National Park. There is hardly a better way to get around the area of the park than cycling. This biking route will lead you through Croatian history all the while enjoying the landscape of forests and hills. We will bike to the shores of Visovac Lake where the boat will take us to Visovac Island and a Franciscan monastery. After sightseeing the monastery and the museum, the boat will bring us back to the shore where we’ll have a beach break for our picnic lunch. On our way back to Skradin we have a magnificent ride downhill with a scenic view over the Prokljan Lake.

3*Hotel Skradinski Buk; Meals: B (lunch and dinner on your own); cycling: 4-5 h, moderate - van support if needed 

Day 4

Zadar + Yoga day near hotel

After breakfast we drive to our next location, the village of Novigrad. On our way we stop for an inspirational visit to Zadar town, beautiful old town on the Adriatic coast. In the past several years Zadar has become an outdoor exhibition, attracting people from all demographic structures. It is really worth seeing and experiencing. Once we arrive to Novigrad, beautiful places with stunning scenery are available for yoga sessions or even a great closed gym. On your yoga day you can be as active and productive as you wish. This evening we enjoy dinner on the most breath taking terrace.

3*Hotel Castrum Novum; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own) 

Day 5

Trekking Krupa River

Through millenniums Zrmanja and Krupa rivers in the Velebit Mountain Nature Park have carved a spectacular canyon and built magnificent waterfalls. These are two of the most beautiful rivers in Europe with green banks and perfectly clear water. We start our day with a van drive to a little village called Golubic where very few people live nowadays. One of Croatia’s prettiest rivers is probably exactly the tiny Krupa. Located just under the steep slopes of Velebit, this beautiful river stretches from the lovely spring all the way through a deep canyon where it meets Zrmanja – another beautiful karst river. Arriving to Golubic village we visit a local sheep and goat farm. After tasting local cheese and drinks, we take a short walk down the hill to Kudin most – or The Bridge of Kuda – one of the nicest places in the hinterland of Zadar. Actually, the place is called Deveterci for the 9 small cascades that make the place so magical. Kudin Bridge has been built at the turn of the 18th to 19th century. Legend says that a young guy called Kuda wanted to be closer to his loved one who lived on the other side of the river. So he built the bridge from 12 arches out of travertine blocks, and just as many pillars. The last two arches are now damaged but Kudin Bridge still stands despite time and high water level in winter. After the hike we will stop and visit the Orthodox monastery on the Krupa river bank. You will experience only the sound of river and birds. Magical!

3*Hotel Castrum Novum; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Van drive: 45 min; hiking: 3-4 h, moderate  

Day 6

Full day for yoga, optional sea kayaking trip

On your yoga day you can be as active and productive as you wish. Beautiful places with stunning scenery are available for yoga sessions or even a great closed gym. In the afternoon we have the option to go sea kayaking into the Zrmanja lower canyon. It’s the point where the river enters the Adriatic Sea. We start on the beach just in front of the hotel.

3*Hotel Castrum Novum; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); paddle: 2-3 h 

Day 7

Kayaking on Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers

Early in the morning we drive towards the little village of Kastel Zegarski and start our expedition down the magnificent wild-west-like canyons of the Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers. The watercraft may be raft, canoe or sit-on-top kayak depending upon the river conditions. We push off for an afternoon of refreshing fun on the clear, warm and green waters of these Croatian rivers, considered two of the most beautiful in Europe. Waterfalls and easy rapids, hidden swimming pools, steep-sided canyons… It doesn't get better than this!

3* Hotel Castrum Novum; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Van drive: 45 min; kayaking: Class II-III, 4-5 h 

Day 8

Departure day

Depart 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: 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

Easy *** Read more


We use mostly small family-run hotels that are located outside the tourist mass.

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.


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.


Price upon request
  • All prices are per person in EUR
  • Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s)
  • Children discount s 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

**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 23
Intermediate: May 26-June 28, August 24-Sept 27

What’s included
  • 7 nights in double/twin room
  • meals as noted in itinerary (7xB=breakfast and 6xD=dinner)
  • use of kayaks, bicycles, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 4 days organized activities
  • neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • NP entrance fees
  • Saturday transfers from/to Split and Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • skilled guide and assistance
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • local taxes
  • insurance
Not included
  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in the itinerary (3th night dinner on your own)
  • items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
  • optional trips on days 4 and 6



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

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    Yulia R
    on 06/07/2012

    Yoga and active trip with Raftrek team.
    Specially for our group Raftrek team has developed an excellent journey. In the program of active travel we needed to add a daily yoga practice. We increased the number of days from 8 to 12, active adventures to alternate days off to relax and yoga practice (but even 12 days not enough, we wanted to stay forever).

    During the 12 days we visiting the NP Krka; rafting on the Cetina and Zrmanja; trekking to the NP Paklenica, cycling NP KRKA; jumping from the Maslenica bridge (Bungee jumping); diving with a 5 meter cliff into the river; walking the mountain to the ruins of old castles and Ages 11-13 towns; enjoying walks through the ancient cities of Sibenik, Split and Zadar; kindling a desire to dance to the local guys in a night club in Zadar. And of course, twice a day practicing yoga in enjoying a delicious and amazing flavors of Croatia.

    We lived in different places. A couple of days in Skradin - very nice town with swans.
    Two nights spent in tents on the river Zrmanja. This camping is just an incredible place. A piece of enjoyment away from the bustle of the modern world. The night we met in the company with billions of constellations, and in the silence of the night just a beautiful song of the waterfall and the crackling fire in unison with the water. And the energy of all the elements come together in this place at night! Oh! It was, however, very cool!

    The main part of the trip we stayed in Novigrad! If I would be a good painter, then by my standard drawings might recognize this place. There is so surprising, when you get there, which drew a million times. I have never seen such a beautiful sunset! The sun goes down into the mountains ... From the tops clouds hugging mountains and the foot of the mountains caressed by the see! Solar road stretches of water and incredibly closed fit to the terrace on which you are waiting the diner, whit enjoyment looking on amazing view, dreaming and drinking a glass of the delicious local vine!

    Now, from romantic to the facts;)

    Traveling with Raftrek it`s a pleasure. We noticed a very important thing – in this team there is no random guides. All the guys are real professionals, all very interesting, intelligent, with a sense of humor and positive attitude. There is the feeling of the team spirit and good relations in the team.

    Each day of this journey with us was a great guy Edis! Big hello to you and thank you for all in our travel! We were incredibly lucky that we had this guide. Ed amazingly interesting , intelligent, inquisitive, told us many interesting things, we felt easily and comfortably in his company. We always find topics for conversation, and most importantly laughed all the time! Thank you for pretending that our jokes was funny:-)! Even in our free days he's always thinking up fun for us! Thanks again for a super company! Also, thanks to super and fun guy Tin, he was our skipper for rafting on the Zrmanja. We was laughing and enjoying from the heart during the rafting. And most importantly - thank you, Tin, posing for our photo camera! Now your photos will be distributed all over Russia in the advertising posters of the rafting! In Cetina with us was skipper Lino, with respect Hello for him! Thanks for the interesting stories!

    If describe in a few words about my impression about Raftrek, then it's certainly SMART TRAVEL.

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