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.
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.
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.
5 Reviews of Multi activity holiday in Croatia
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2022 by Caroline ThompsonWe found the tour operator to be an excellent company, with delightful staff. Location was beautiful and peaceful. Food provided was excellent. Read full review
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
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.