Multi activity holiday in Croatia

A five day, small group adventure holiday in inland Croatia, away from the coastal crowds, but surrounded by lakes, rivers, canyons and expert guides to make the most of them all. Based in homestays in Korana village.
Korana village Plitvice Lakes National Park Zrmanja River in Velebit Nature Park River kayaking Paddle boarding Child friendly adventure holiday Homestay accommodation
Price
670 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
4-16
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Accessibility
More info
The price depends on the month of travel and includes half board accommodation, activities, use of equipment, park fee, local taxes, airport and local transfers, guides, insurance.
Min age 8.
Single room supp.
20%.
Child discount 10% (8-12 years).
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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.

Price information

670 excluding flights
Convert currency:
The price depends on the month of travel and includes half board accommodation, activities, use of equipment, park fee, local taxes, airport and local transfers, guides, insurance.
Min age 8.
Single room supp.
20%.
Child discount 10% (8-12 years).
Make enquiry

Check dates

For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700

Travel guides

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Our local activity experts have been white water rafting and canoeing on Croatia’s inland rivers their whole lives. They’re activity holiday pioneers....

Holiday information

Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Accessibility

Accessible overview:
We work closely with local communities and individuals throughout Croatia with whom we share a mutual passion for outdoors, adventure, sports and travel. We know our country well, we love it and we want to share it with you. We will therefore do our best to accommodate a traveller's individual needs as much as possible. We may suggest that you bring someone with you but we will do all we can on the ground to help.
Blind or limited sight:
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. Blind or limited vision guests 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.
Deaf or limited hearing:
This tours are available for deaf or limited hearing guests who are accompanied by another fully hearing person. We are happy to offer our trips to as many guests as possible and will do our best to offer them a suitable holiday option.
Cognitive conditions:
Guests with different cognitive conditions are welcome on these two trips 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.
'Free from' food:
We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free travellers.
LGBT:
We welcome LGBT guests on all our trips.

Reviews

11 Reviews of Multi activity holiday in Croatia

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Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by

The 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

We 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

In 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

The 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

Fantastic! 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

Wonderful!...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

5 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

It 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

Everyday 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

Reviewed on 04 Aug 2011 by

Every day was memorable and exciting... As soon as we met Filip our holiday started to be a lot of fun... Beautiful country and genuinely friendly people everywhere. Spotlessly clean accommodation. One of the best holidays ever. Felt like we have left very close friends behind. Can't wait to go back. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2011 by

The position of the hotel on the wide sweep of a crystal clear river was superb, just the place to eat Breakfast and Dinner at either end of a wonderful day of activities and relaxation. 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.

Planet

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.

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.

People

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 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.

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