Watersports activity holiday in Croatia

A budget but beautiful small group holiday. This water activity trip explores Croatia’s inland idylls, including Plitvice Lakes National Park and Mreznica Canyon, with an option to extend your trip for kayaking around Krk Island.
Zagreb Mreznica River Plitvice Lakes National Park Una river in Bosnia White water rafting
850 excluding flights
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8 Days
Small group
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The price includes BB accommodation, four dinners, activities, use of equipment, Park fees, local taxes, local transfers, guides, insurance.
Minimum age: 8 years.
Single room supp.
Child discount 10% (8-12 yrs)
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Description of Watersports activity holiday in Croatia

This week long watersports activity holiday in Croatia starts on the water and ends on the water. Our base is a beautiful hotel located right on the Mreznica River where we will spend a week kayaking, rafting, swimming and jumping into waterfalls. Because the Mreznica River is over sixty kilometres long and has over ninety waterfalls, with emerald pools and canyons along the way, making itjust perfect for water adventures. During the week we will also raft on the nearby Una River, where water levels are high enough to do so all year round. This adventure holiday takes in some of our wonderful inland landscapes on foot and by bike, such as the Plitvice Lakes National Park, famous for its 16 magnificent lakes linked by waterfalls, rivers and limestone pools. Here we will spend some time hiking through its rich beech forests, as well as taking a boat trip out on Lake Kozjak.

Our base on the river, a three star family owned hotel, is just an hour’s journey from both
Zagreb and Rijeka airports. Overlooking the river, as well as an ancient mill and waterfall, the sound of water is omnipresent as you dine in the waterfront restaurant, where you can savour their daily catch served with local produce, much of it home grown by your hosts. A very friendly and popular hotel, the family that owns it loves nothing more than serving up a big barbeque by the river.

Please note that our itinerary is flexible. We work with small groups of adventurous holiday makers, but we can alter it according to experience and abilities. We also need to be flexible when weather affects water levels, conditions and so on, as safety is at the core of everything we do. We reserve the right, therefore, to change the itinerary at any time during the trip.

Price information

850 excluding flights
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The price includes BB accommodation, four dinners, activities, use of equipment, Park fees, local taxes, local transfers, guides, insurance.
Minimum age: 8 years.
Single room supp.
Child discount 10% (8-12 yrs)
Make enquiry

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For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700

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Holiday information

Small group family adventure:
This is a small group family adventure - typically you will join several other families and travel in a group of approx. 16 people. The trips are great value and a great way for you and your children to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of time to yourselves.
Our top tip:
Three good things to pack. Rash vest layers, waterproof camera and neoprene gloves.
Solo travellers welcome. 20% surcharge for own room.
Activity level:
3 * family run, riverfront hotel.
Accommodation, all equipment, Plitvice Lakes NP entrance fee, airport transfers transfers from Zagreb or Rijeka airport, transport, guide.
Half board. Picnics are extra.


Accessible overview:
We aim to accommodate every traveller's individual needs as far as possible. Depending on your requirements we may suggest that you bring someone with you but we will do all we can to help too.

Blind or limited sight:
Blind or limited vision guests are welcome but need to be accompanied by another, full sighted person. We are open to organizing private departures for mixed groups of blind, partially blind and fully sighted guests who would accompany them.

We have experience in accommodating blind and limited vision guests on our multisport trips that are slightly moderated to suit them better. This usually means substituting the cycling activity with another walking or kayaking activity and this can be arranged during the booking process.

Deaf or limited hearing:
This tours are available for deaf or limited hearing guests who are accompanied by another fully hearing person.
Cognitive conditions:
Guests with different cognitive conditions are welcome on this trip if they are accompanied by close friends or family members.

We have experience with accommodating guests with autism and have had good feedback from these guests. It is best to contact us via the 'enquire' button with questions to see what trip would be most suitable for each guest.


16 Reviews of Watersports activity holiday in Croatia

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 06 Aug 2022 by

A brilliant way to bring family together with wide age range of children. Something for everyone, wholesome and fascinating. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2021 by

A very good trip for independent-minded travellers Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Aug 2019 by

I can't pick one Individual part of the holiday. All the activities were different and memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019 by

Rafting on the Zyrmana river was the most memorable part of our holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2018 by

I had the most amazing time with my two boys, the activities I did push my boundaries and I felt like I was in my 20s again. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2018 by

The kayaking on the Mreznica River was amazing - really beautiful scenery and adrenaline going down the waterfalls. The guides also deserve a mention as they were excellent and really made the trip! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018 by

We loved the activities, especially water sports. The rafting down the Una river was particularly great. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Aug 2018 by

Loved the last day with the kayaking on the Mreznica River - great fun, beautiful location, great experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2018 by

Everyday was a wonderful adventure. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2018 by

Fantastic, very refreshing to see so much unspoilt countryside and be able to enjoy it. The guide was excellent in organising and looking after all the holiday makers considering how mixed ability the group was. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2018 by

A fantastic ways to discover the beauty of Croatia, whilst appealing to our teenage boys with fun, new, exhilarating and exciting activities. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2017 by

The highlight was seeing parts of Croatia that are not on the normal tourist itinerary. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2017 by

Memorable, the beautiful accessible river and cascades viewed from the Hotel veranda. Exciting the rafting and jumping. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by

The biking day was the highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2016 by

Having read previous reviews for this trip I had quite high expectations! Happy to say the trip was still even better than I had hoped. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2015 by

If you enjoy being outdoors and in water then this is the holiday for you. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


On our trips we bike on pawed roads only, walk and hike on bitten paths and admonish our guests not to feed, fish, hunt and disturb animals. In our office we minimize printing actions and recycle paper. Most of all, we ensure that negative environmental impacts are drawn to a minimum.

By booking this trip you get to see a whole new perspective of this beautiful part of Croatia by kayaking on the hidden and best preserved parts of the clearest rivers in Croatia.

A visit to National Park Plitvice Lakes is included in the program - the fees that we pay to the National Park contribute to the conservation of that area.


By booking this trip you bring much needed income to the people who are still recovering from the war-torn years, as this was the area severely affected by war. This trip ensures that the local people benefit as much as possible in the form of jobs (we employ local guides and drivers) and provision of accommodation (we use family owned hotels or home stays with local family). We also use local transfer services, buy food from the small farms and work on developing responsible waste management by stimulating waste recycle.

By buying local products you are supporting this countries’ economy and helping Croatia to stand on her feet again! We consider it our responsibility to lead efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of this fledgling sector by petitioning the introduction of tighter controls over the use of the country’s natural resources.

As a company, we support the local communities by building camps in partnership with local families, building bridges and accesses to the rivers. In order to preserve traventine barriers on Zrmanja River we have built wooden detour bridges. We also support an orphan bear shelter in Kutarevo.

Zeleni kut is a small family hotel that directly or indirectly employes many local people and in that way is irreplaceable in the community. Our hosts in that small family restaurant prepare breakfasts and barbecue dinners with their own home grown food and fish from their own pond.

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