8 days
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This trip will show you Croatia’s highlights over an 8-day period while keeping you active through various daily excursions. 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. We will sea kayak between the Elaphiti, Croatia’s most spectacular sea kayaking archipelago. We’ll raft, kayak and canoe on three different rivers: Cetina, Zrmanja and Trebizat. We will cycle in Krka River National Park and finally hike in the exquisite Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our adventure will also take us to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia’s neighboring country. Here East and West meet and the spirit of the long gone Ottoman Empire can still be felt at every step. Dalmatian food and wine are an inevitable part of this trip and together with the itinerary guarantee a beautiful, authentic Croatian experience.

We recommend this trip to travelers with limited time in Croatia, but would like to see the most beautiful locations. Different activities and sceneries each day guarantee you will not lose interest for a minute of this holiday.

Day ActivitiesPlaceLodgingMeals
Sat1Arrival in DubrovnikSipanska LukaSipan IslandD
Sun2Sea kayakingElaphiti IslandsSipan IslandBL
Mon3Canoeing & sightseeingMostar & Trebizat RiverLjubuski HotelBD
Tue4Rafting & sightseeingCetina River & SplitKrka NP area HotelBD
Wed5CyclingKrka River NPKrka NP area HotelBL
Thu6KayakingZrmanja RiverKorana VillageBD
Fri7Walking Plitvice Lakes NPKorana VillageBD

Arrival in 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 


Sea Kayaking Elaphiti Islands

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.


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.


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 Krka River NP for the evening.

Accommodation: Krka River NP area hotel 3***; Meals: B, D; Rafting: 3 h, class II-III, easy/moderate; Drive: 1h30 to the Cetina, 45 min to Split, 1h to Skradin.


Cycling in Krka National Park

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


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 rustic Korana village where we will spend last two nights.

Accommodation: Korana village homestay (two rooms may share one bathroom); Meals: B, D; Kayaking: 4 h, class II-III, easy/moderate; Drive: 1h10 to the Zrmanja River, 2h to Korana village.


Plitvice Lakes National Park Hiking

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 sunbathing by the clear river right in front of your house.

Accommodation: Korana village homestay (two rooms may share one bathroom); Meals: B, D; Hiking: 4-5 h, easy, well marked paths; Drive: 10 minutes each way.


Departure from Zagreb

Transfer to Zagreb airport for your flight home. Please note it takes 2 hours to reach Zagreb, so your flight should depart no earlier than 10 am. Earlier departures can be accommodated. 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. Drive: 2 h.

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn 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. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

adult1340,00 €1240,00 €
child1206,00 €1116,00 €
single1608,00 €1488,00 €

All prices are per person.

Child discount valid for children aged 12 and under at time of travel.

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

Departure dates 2019 - Saturdays

Other dates on request.

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation (in Korana village two rooms may share one bathroom)
  • halfboard (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, harbor or bus station
  • transfer to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • insurance

Not included:

  • airfare
  • drinks with meals
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)

This itinerary includes a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please check whether you need a visa. If you need a Croatian or Schengen visa, you will require a double/multiple entry visa.

Arrival airport: Dubrovnik

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 airport: Zagreb

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.

Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.

Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s).

Child discount: valid for children of 12 years of age if accompanied by an adult. One child enjoying discount shares parents’ room; two or more children can have their own room.

Accommodation notes: Single use rooms are available upon request with 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing. In Korana Village rooms are traditional and rustic and two rooms may share one bathroom.

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