Multi activity holiday in Croatia
Description of Multi activity holiday in Croatia
This multi activity holiday in Croatia is a quick dip, literally, into the adventures to be had in inland Croatia. And there are many. Enjoy the stunning natural heritage of Plitvice Lakes National Park, with sixteen freshwater lakes and ninety waterfalls. And a load of kayaks, paddle boards, rafts and bikes to enjoy it all. This national park is a hub of the still relatively unknown inland compared with Croatia’s busy coast, but not only is it slightly cooler during the hot summer months, we think it is pretty cool when it comes to adventure too.
Staying in the pretty village of Korana, just on the outskirts of the national park, and using accommodation owned by the local community, you will head off each day for a different adventure, with five days of activities in total. Go kayaking down the Zrmanja and Mreznica River Canyons, or hiking through the park’s beech and pine forests until one of the many opal blue travertine lakes comes into sight. Extra activities that make the week more interesting are rafting down the Una River, or cycling along local roads to Barac caves. We strive to ensure that you not only have fun in one of our most spectacular national parks, but also enjoy time in a friendly, rural community, with plenty of local food too to stock up on before the next day of adventures.
Please note that the houses in Korana Village have two or three bedrooms, with two rooms sharing one bathroom. Solo travellers can have single rooms but we charge a 20% supplement. Also, as this is an adventure holiday, we may have to change the itinerary from time to time due to weather conditions, water levels and so on. Or to adapt to the group’s interests and age groups.
9 Reviews of Multi activity holiday in Croatia
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by JH BlightThe whole holiday was great with the guide being informative, helpful and always polite, going out of his way to ensure everyone in the group was happy. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by Claudia WoodfordWe enjoyed the whole week especially the kayaking. The plitvice lakes national park was stunning as well. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2017 by Susanne MuenkelIn terms of excitement: going down a 3m waterfall in a kayak. In terms of memory: night swimming in the river Krka. Perfect holiday if you like being active in a stunning environment. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2017 by Gill TomkinsThe holiday was amazing. The last day was amazing - sea-kayaking around the island of Kolocep with an amazing lunch at local fish restaurant followed by the sunset sailing trip Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2013 by Emma BucklandFantastic! Beautiful country, very peaceful and relaxed but adventurous. Our guides were excellent, informative and relaxed. The whole experience was great. We really enjoyed the activities everyday - rafting, especially - it was beautiful and thrilling! We also enjoyed that we had plenty of downtime during the evening, to relax and soak up the village life. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Sep 2013 by Mary PurtonWonderful!...We stayed in a rural hotel and so hope that this provided local jobs in this lovely location, soon to be a conservation area Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Aug 2013 by Michael Hasnip5 Star. Croatia was wonderful and the tour guides really looked after us.... The best bit? The walk to and climb up Gromavaca (1,675m). I think it is the highest peak I have climbed and the view from the top fantastic. To the west was the Adriatic, with its parched rugged coastline, to the north, south and east back into Croatia with the white limestone mountains and dark green forests. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Aug 2013 by Lucie SarhanIt was a great trip. Definitely a good choice to get a bit of adventure and get to know one of the most beautiful pieces of Croatian nature. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to do nature and adventure oriented holiday regardless of age and status. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2012 by Vicky BrownEveryday was enjoyable, I met some great people, I've never been kayaking before and I really enjoyed it...Perfect holiday, made me fall in love with Croatia, I will definitely be going back. Read full review
PlanetOn 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.
3/4 of a million tourists have visited this area in 2007, but we bring bicycles, canoes and kayaks that take our friends to places that only a couple of hundreds of those get to see and experience: best preserved, remote, quiet and most romantic.
PeopleBy 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 country’s 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 community 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.
The Korana Village has less than a dozen houses and it is situated on both sides of a small river of the same name, at the end of a dead-end road in Plitvice Lakes National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel agencies or tour operators never showed interest in the place that cannot accommodate more than 20 tourists and whose road is too narrow for a tourist bus. Like in no other hotel room you have stayed in, these traditional houses are perched on the very edge of the river bank. Hear firsthand how this village has managed to preserve their tradition and rebuild all family houses after it has been torn down and burned in the war.
Our local guides are cooks and are famous for their delicious cuisine. We keep a full stock of supplies and stop frequently at local shops to load up on fresh food suplies to ensure our meals are always healthy and nutritive sufficient with a touch of tradition.