Best of Croatia Multisport

This 8 day tour will show you the highlights of Croatia whilst keeping you active through the daily excursions.  You will visit some of the most beautiful parts of this country as you start from Dubrovnik and slowly travel northwards towards Split and Zagreb.

You will sea kayak between the Elaphiti Islands - Croatia's most spectacular archipelago.  You will also raft, kayak and canoe on 3 different rivers: Cetina, Zrmanja and Trebizat.  There will also be cycling in Krka River National Parkk and hiking in the exquisite Plitvice Lakes National Park.  Your adventure will also take you to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia’s neighboring country. Dalmatian food and wine are an inevitable part of this trip and together with the itinerary guarantee a beautiful, authentic Croatian experience.

  • Itinerary & prices - see below
  • Getting here - transfers included from Split airport

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

    Arrive in Dubrovnik and make the transfer to Sipanska Luka, a village at the far end of Sipan Island.  This charming and romantic fishing village is located in a beautiful bay surrounded with palm trees.  It is a favourite mooring place for sailing yachts!  It is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bike or on foot.

    After settling into your accommodation you will meet for dinner and a brief introductions where you will get the chance to discuss the upcoming holiday.  Spian will be your base for the first 2 nights of the tour.

    If you wish to spend more time in Dubrovnik, we recommend that you plan your arrival one day earlier.

    Accommodation: Sipan Island guesthouse


  • Day 2 - Sea kayaking Elaphiti Islands

    The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking.  Each island is small and easy to kayak around and also has an interesting and indented coastline offering numerous coves and beaches.

    You will paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands.  All three of these islands are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world.

    There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.

    Accommodation: Sipan Island guesthouse; Meals: Breakfast and lunch; Sea Kayaking: 3-4 h, easy/moderate.


  • Day 3 - Mostar Visit and Canoeing on the Trebizat River

    Today is an early start as you take the first boat back to the mainland and head out to Mostar - the cultural and economic centre of Herzegovina.

    The town is over five centuries old and situated between high mountains divided by the Neretva River.

    In the afternoon you will drive to Ljubuski and enjoy a trip on the narrow Trebizat River surrounded by lush forests teeming with birds and the stunningly beautiful karst landscape formed by the river over thousands of years.

    Tonight’s accommodation is a nice, friendly family-run hotel by the river serving traditional meals and local specialties.

    Accommodation: Ljubuski Hotel; Meals: Breakfast and dinner; Canoeing: 1 h, class I-II, easy; Drive:  1 h ferry, 2 h to Mostar, 45 min to the Trebizat.


  • Day 4 - Rafting on the Cetina River and Split Sightseeing

    Today is all about your Cetina River adventure.  Clear, green water, jungle like forests, caves and waterfalls will thrill you today and make this rafting trip an unforgettable experience.  The Cetina is easy enough for families and absolute beginners.

    After the rafting you continue towards Split and Skradin.  In Split you are free 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. 

    Accommodation: Krka River NP Area Hotel 3***; Meals: Breakfast and dinner; Rafting: 3 h, class II-III, easy/moderate; Drive: 1h30 to the Cetina, 45 min to Split, 1h to Skradin.


  • Day 5 - Cycling in Krka National Park

    Today you will cycle around the Krka River National Park which is famous for its fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls.  

    Your cycling will be on local roads and will take you to the viewpoint over the Visovac Lake where you can see the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy dating from the 15th century.

    You will enjoy an excellent traditional Dalmatian prosciutto lunch. After cycling, we return to the hotel and enjoy a late afternoon and dinner in Skradin on your own.

    Accommodation:Krka River NP Area Hotel 3***; Meals: Breakfast and lunch; Cycling: 3-4 h, easy/moderate.


  • Day 6 - Zrmanja River Kayaking

    This kayaking trip is an expedition down the magnificent Wild West-like canyons of the Zrmanja River in Velebit Nature Park. 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.

    No previous kayaking experience is needed if you can swim. They 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, you will return to the vans and drive to Korana village where we will spend last two nights.

    Accommodation: Korana village homestay; Meals: Breakfast and dinner; Kayaking: 4 h, class II-III, easy/moderate; Drive: 1h10 to the Zrmanja River, 2h to Korana village.


  • Day 7 - Plitvice Lakes National Park Hiking

    You will start your day today walking along the wooden paths and bridges in and around Plitvice Lakes, Croatia's premier national park.

    Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves makes it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. You will enjoy a picnic lunch before a panoramic boat and train ride will take you back to the start.

    Later in the afternoon you return to Korana village just in time to enjoy sunbathing by the clear river right in front of your house.

    Accommodation: Korana village homestay; Meals: Breakfast and dinner; Hiking: 4-5 h, easy, well marked paths; Drive: 10 minutes each way.


  • Day 8 - 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. 

    Meals: Breakfast; Drive: 2 h.


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Tour profile

  • This is an 8 day/7 night tour
  • The tour is available bewteen May - September
  • A maximum of 16 people per group

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Activity Level

  • Trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude.
  • The daily program is a combination of river kayaking, cycling, rafting, walking, sightseeing and exploring. You can expect to spend about 3-5 hours doing activities every day.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 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)
  • Transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbor or bus station
  • Transfer to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • Insurance

Extras to consider

  • Flights to and from Croatia
  • Drinks with meals

Arrival and Departure

Arrival airport: Dubrovnik

Arrival transfers: Arrivals are recommended by 3 pm. Transfers for arrivals by 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation. Arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to surcharge for transfers or overnight on land. 

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.

Trip notes

  • Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
  • Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • 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 two rooms may share one bathroom.

Accommodation

  • 2 nights in 3 star guesthouse on Sipan Island
  • 1 night in 3 star Most Hotel
  • 2 nights in 3 star Skradinski Buk Hotel
  • 2 nights in 2 star and 3 star guesthouse in Korana Village on the river bank.

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

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