Krka Adventure Weekend in Croatia is a perfect holiday for people who want to explore the best of Croatia in just 5 days. The tour is based in Skradin, a great starting point for this short active holiday. Skradin is a unique little town hidden in the Krka River estuary, rich in history, and has a couple of family-run hotels, restaurants, pubs and wineries, a beach, and a marina. Above all, in a friendly atmosphere.

Krka Adventure Weekend in Croatia – short active holiday

This adventurous weekend escape consists of diverse everyday activities including kayaking, hiking, and cycling. First, we’ll explore on foot – as Paklenica National Park will welcome us with its beautiful nature and scenery. Our second activity is kayaking at the crystal clear Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers – a part of Velebit Nature Park. Both rivers have a spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfalls, also they have clear warm water for swimming. Finally, there is hardly a better way to get around the National Park Krka River area, than cycling. This biking route will lead us through Croatian history while enjoying a landscape of forests, hills, and monuments. We finish Krka Adventure Weekend in Croatia with a farewell dinner in Skradin, saying our goodbyes.



DAY 1 – Arrival to destination – Skradin town

Upon your arrival to Croatia, we will transfer you to Skradin and accommodate you in the Skradinski Buk hotel. 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 viewpoint 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 ice-cream.

Accommodation: hotel; Van drive from airport: Split 1 hour 


DAY 2 – Trekking Paklenica National Park

If there was ever a morning worth getting up early, this is that morning. Our small expedition leads us into the most famous national park in Croatia for trekking and rock climbing. It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika and Mala Paklenica. Their distinctive canyons are carved vertically into the southern slopes of Velebit. This relatively small area has an abundance of exceptional diversity.

The historical fact is that many people stayed in mountain residences, which reflects in the ruins of numerous sacral buildings. Mountain residence often interacts with nature, doing anything from climbing a rock wall to navigating across a mountain or an entire mountain range.

Accommodation: hotel; Trekking 4-5 hours; Van transfer: 1h:20 min one way  


DAY 3 – River kayaking down Zrmanja river

We spend the day exploring the canyons of the Zrmanja and Krupa rivers – true gems of the Velebit nature park. We kayak down the Zrmanja river and enjoy the crystal-clear waters and a bounty of local flora and fauna.

About mid-way down the river we take a detour into the Krupa river and stop in a beautiful secret location. Here we rest, eat our snacks, and have a swimming break. We continue down the exciting second part of the river, going through multiple rapids and an occasional waterfall.

Accommodation: hotel; Kayaking 4-5 hours; Van transfer: 1 hour one way 


DAY 4 – Cycling around the Skradin area and Krka National Park walking

There is no better way to discover the area around Skradin than by cycling. The route takes us through the surrounding nature and villages rich with history. Our first stop is lake Visovac where a small boat takes us to the Franciscan monastery situated on an islet in the middle of the lake. Visit the monastery and take a walk through the beautiful park kept by monks.

Once back on the mainland, enjoy a swim in the lake and cycle back to Skradin for a lunch break. In the afternoon we hop back on our bikes and cycle to the heart of the Krka national park where we take a walking tour through a beautiful landscape full of natural and cultural wonders.

Accommodation: hotel; Cycling 4-5 hours 


DAY 5 – Departure

Depart from Skradin 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 guidebooks.

Van drive from airport: Split 1 hour, Zadar 1 hour 


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.


What’s included

  • 4 nights in a double/twin room
  • meals as noted in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner)
  • use of bicycles, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 3 days organized activities
  • neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • park entrance fees
  • Saturday transfers from/to Split or Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • skilled guide and assistance
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • local taxes

Not included

  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in itinerary
  • items of personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)

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.


The 3* hotel Skradinski Buk is located in Skradin, only 300 meters away from the coast. Skradin is the official boat entrance to the Krka River National Park. It is perfectly situated to explore nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Sibenik-Knin County. You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and 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. Please note that pick-ups after 6 PM on arrival day are charged 30€ per person. 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.


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.


All prices are per person in EUR

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s)

Children discount is valid for children 8-12 years of age if accompanied by an adult

Single-use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible

*1 child enjoying discount shares parents’ room, 2 or more children can have their own room