8 days
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This Croatia multi activity holiday 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, Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb.

We will sea kayak between the Elaphiti Islands, 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. Mostar is the town where East meets West. Here the spirit of the long gone Ottoman Empire can still be felt at every step.

Local food and wine are an inevitable part of this trip. Together with the itinerary, they guarantee a beautiful, authentic Croatian experience.

We recommend this trip to travelers who have limited vacations time, but still want to see the best of Croatia’s great outdoors. Different activities and sceneries each day will make every moment of this Croatia multi activity holiday exciting and memorable.

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

Meet in Dubrovnik’s Gruz harbour and transfer to Sipanska Luka. Sipanska Luka is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. With hardly any traffic, it is a perfect destination to explore on foot or by bike.
After settling into your accommodation, we will meet for dinner and brief orientation where we will learn more about the upcoming holiday and get to know our fellow travelers. Sipan will be our base for the first two nights of the holiday.

Note: We recommend flights that arrive by 3 pm in order to make the 4 pm meeting in Dubrovnik. If you arrive after 6 pm, you may miss the last boat to the island and need to spend the first night on land. If you want 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

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. You will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska.
The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Its islands are small and easy to kayak around, but they have an interesting and indented coastline, with many coves and beaches waiting to be explored.
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 early boat to mainland and head out to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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 the town of 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 accommodation for tonight is a nice and friendly family-run hotel, situated by the river and 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

Today we drive north, to the banks of the Cetina River where we will spend the morning rafting. Clear green waters, jungle-like forests, caves and waterfalls will thrill you and make this rafting trip an unforgettable experience. This trip is also very safe, this section of the river is calm enough for families and absolute beginners.
After the rafting trip we continue towards Split. We stop at Split where you can 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, and we stay in the small town of Skradin for the night.
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

We will spend our day cycling in Krka River National Park famous for its fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls. We will start our trip from the hotel and continue by local roads to the viewpoint over Lake Visovac. In the middle of the lake is Visovac Island with its Franciscan Monastery dating from 15th century.
Today we will enjoy an excellent traditional Dalmatian prosciutto lunch. We return to the hotel in the afternoon and you can enjoy 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.
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. You don’t need any previous kayaking experience, the only requirement is that 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 home stay (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. Plitvice Lakes are Croatia’s oldest and most famous national park, and for a reason. Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests, 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 our starting point.

Later in the afternoon we return to Korana village just in time to enjoy sunbathing by the clear river right in front of the accommodation.
Accommodation: Korana village home stay (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.

adult1390 €1490 €
child1251 €1341 €
single1668 €1788 €

All prices are per person.

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

Seasons 2024
Low: May 4 – June 21; September 21 – October 12
High: June 22 – September 20

Departure dates 2024 - 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)
  • transfer to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • insurance

Not included:

  • airfare
  • arrival transfer
  • drinks with meals
  • meals not listed in the itinerary
  • 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: Arrival transfers are not included. Guests are required to arrive to the meeting point for pick up.

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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