Zrmanja river outdoor short trip
Spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfalls
The weekend-long Zrmanja River trip is a perfect program for a short outdoor getaway. It is designed for energetic and adventurous people who want to indulge in breathtaking beauty merged with outdoor activities. Spend your weekend feeling like a scout again with our daily program of camping, kayaking, swimming, and exploring rivers. Sleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of the river and birds in the morning. With perfectly clear warm water and magnificent waterfalls, Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe. They are easy and safe enough for beginner canoeists.
Weekend Zrmanja River kayaking trip
The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only an hour’s drive from Zadar. After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids, you will – if time and weather permit – visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. Following a night’s rest, you will continue your trip from a small town called Obrovac. Spectacular sights of the cliffs in contrast to the turquoise river color will lead you all the way to the river estuary. You finish up in the Novigrad Sea, so this is a great opportunity to combine river and sea kayaking in one trip!
Day 1: The trip starts in Kastel Zegarski
Day 2: Kayaking Zrmanja river
Day 3: Kayaking to the Adriatic Sea
Highlights of Zrmanja River Trip:
Zrmanja river and canyon, Krupa waterfalls
Arrival to destination, Kastel Zegarski
Accommodation: camp; Meals: D, Transfer: 45 min
Starting our river trip
Accommodation: camp; Meals: B, D; Kayaking: 12 km; 4-5 hours, moderate
Continuing our expedition downstream
Meals: B; Kayaking: 17 km; 4-5hours, moderate
Note on Itinerary:
Please note that rafting boats are used in case of high water levels. 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 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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You will be accommodated in our campsite in Kastel Zegarski and in Muskovci – both located in the heart of the beautifully preserved Velebit nature park and perfect places for swimming in the river in your free time. The camps are located on the bank of the Zrmanja river and include tents, sleeping mats, toilets, and an outdoor shower. Note: Please bring your own sleeping bag. Raftrek will provide tents and sleeping mats. A limited number of sleeping bags are available on request with a surcharge.
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.
All breakfasts and dinners will be home-made by your hosts at the base using mostly homegrown and local produce. We advise bringing your own picnic lunches.
- 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
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
Please note that rafting boats are used in case of high water levels.
- All prices are per person in EUR
- Minimum age: 12 years
- Single-use tents are available upon request
|ADULT||350,00 €||330,00 €||290,00 €|
**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 – August 19th
Intermediate: June 4th – 24th; Aug 20th – Sep 9th
Low: May 14th – June 3rd; Sep 10th – Sep 24th
Other dates on request.
*Please check the availability for certain dates before planning the excursion by contacting us.
- 2 nights in the campsite (tent and sleeping mat included)
- Meals as noted in itinerary
- 2 days of organized activities
- Use of equipment necessary for organized activities
- Skilled guide and assistance
- Private transportation throughout
- Local taxes
- International airfare to/from Croatia
- Beverages and lunches or picnics
- Sleeping bag and a pillow
- Items of personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)