Packrafting escape tour in Croatia
Small group, Big Adventure!
Explore the gems of the Plitvice lakes area and the Velebit nature park in this exciting 5-day adventure! The packrafting escape tour in Croatia is designed for active and curious nature lovers who value the dose of autonomy you get with a packraft while in a safe group setting.
Break from your everyday life
Our daily program is a combination of packrafting, swimming, and visiting points of interest along the way. Being small, packrafts can go where other vessels cannot, which gives you more freedom to explore the narrow river canyons of the Mreznica and Zrmanja river. Mreznica and Zrmanja rivers are natural oases set in spectacular canyons. There are plenty of rapids and magnificent waterfalls and they are easy and safe enough for beginner packrafters. Every participant paddles their own packraft, nevertheless – the Packrafting Croatia tour is suitable for beginners, families with teenagers, and smaller groups.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Packrafting Mreznica lower section
Day 3: Packrafting Mreznica upper section
Day 4: Packrafting Zrmanja River
Day 5: Departure
Highlights of the Packrafting Croatia Tour
location: Mreznica and Zrmanja rivers; Velebit nature park
Arrival to destination
Accommodation: hotel***; Meals: D; Transfer: Zagreb 1h 30min, or Rijeka 1h 30 min
Packrafting Mreznica lower section
Accommodation: hotel***; Meals: B, D; Transfer: 20 min one way
Packrafting Mreznica upper section
Accommodation: Camp; Meals: B, D; Transfer: 30 min + 2,5 h total
Packrafting Zrmanja river
Accommodation: Camp; Meals: B, D; Transfer: 20 min one way
Meals: B; Van drive: Split 1h 45 min, or Zadar 1h
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.
Min 4 – max 8 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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We use professional ALPACKA and ROBFIN packrafts that are high in performance, ultralight, and durable. You will get a life jacket, a paddle, a helmet, plus a long neoprene suit and a rain jacket in case of cold weather. A waterproof container is available for personal items. Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, T-shirt, a towel, sun cream, a picnic lunch, and water. In the case of colder weather, please take a long-sleeved shirt.
Zeleni Kut hotel*** is a family-owned hotel located in Zvecaj, on the bank of the Mreznica River. The rooms each have their own bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, and telephone.
Camp Kastel Zegarski is located on the bank of the Zrmanja river and includes tents, sleeping mats, toilets, and an outdoor shower.
Camp Slapovi Zrmanje is located in Muskovci, approx. 12 km from the first camp. There are a few restaurants and cafes, as well as the necessary facilities available.
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.
Breakfast – buffet style
Dinner – daily choice between 3 different menus
Breakfast – buffet style
Dinner – home-grown local cuisine
- Meals suited to certain dietary requirements will be provided upon request with prior notice
- Shops in the area are scarce – stopping in a shop during transfers can be arranged
- Optional lunches and lunches on own – approx. 25 euros per person
Rough examples of local costs for guidance:
- Coffee/tea €2-3
- Juice €2-3
- Food for picnic lunch €7-10
- Local beer 0.5l €3
- Local Bottle of wine €10-15
- A meal in a local restaurant €20-40
- All prices are per person in EUR
- Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s)
- Children discount does not apply
- Single-use rooms are available upon request, with a surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible.
|double/twin||590,00 €||550,00 €||490,00 €|
|single||708,00 €||660,00 €||588,00 €|
**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 Season: June 25th – Aug 19th
Intermediate Season: June 4th – June 24th / Aug 20th – Sept 9th
Low Season: May 14th – June 3rd, Sept 10th – Sep 24th
- 2 nights in the hotel (single or double room)
- 2 nights in the camp
- meals as noted in the itinerary
- 3 days of organized activities
- all equipment necessary for organized activities
- private transport throughout
- local taxes
- skilled guide/assistance
- international airfare to/from Croatia
- beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in the itinerary
- items of personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)