8 Days: Croatia Active Holiday

Welcome, this trip is designed for those who want to see as much as possible in approximately one week! It starts in Zagreb and finishes in Dubrovnik! If there are must see things in 8 days in Croatia trough, they are in our Croatia Active Holiday 8-day trip! This is an adventure trip but balanced with the cultural insight and great food.

This trip is suitable for all ages and beginners as well.

Why us and why this tour?  This is an active trip that shows you some of the best natural highlights while being active in Croatia! It is designed from the first-hand experience and its guided by local born, experienced and awarded licensed guides who mostly work via word of mouth! Its all-inclusive trip with no hidden fees, or extra charge and because we care and give flexibility like no other. All pictures are our own, 100% authentic, and represent the trips as it is!


Day 1: Arrival in Croatia - Zagreb

Welcome to Croatia and its capital, Zagreb. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a brief overview of your trip plan! Depending on your schedule and time you might go for a guided tour of the city or explore on your own! Zagreb is the capital and the biggest city in Croatia, the administrative center of the country with about 800 000 people living in it! The city center is easily walkable, and there are no worries to get lost. All the main attractions are in walking distance!

Day 2: National park Plitvice lakes

Plitvice lakes are the most famous National park in Croatia and since 1979, it is on UNESCO world nature list. National park got the name by 16 lakes that you will walk around. The lakes are only a small percentage of the park while the rests are forests and meadows. It is hope of 3 biggest carnivores in Croatia, bear, wolf and the lynx, and more than 150 type of birds and one-third of all known orchid types in Croatia. You will walk on well-marked parts, and explore all the lakes. All meals are included.

Day 3: Zrmanja river rafting or Kayaking

Today you will leave Plitvice lakes and go to the next activity which is rafting or kayaking on the Zrmanja river. We say rafting or kayaking because this is the pristine river and it is not dam controlled and water level depends on the weather! You will paddle through beautiful scenery, and experience excitement of the river in a rugged canyon. The river level is 1-3, so it is suitable for everyone. If you have waterproof cameras, today is the day to bring them!

Day 4: National park Paklenica

Another National park awaits. This time the destination is the National park Paklenica, also situated on the Velebit mountain but on the southern part. We will visit and hike through its most attractive part – Big Paklenica canyon – one of the most famous locations for rock climbing in Europe. Paklenica is the part of the longest Croatian mountain- Velebit. The whole mountain is a Park of nature due to its biodiversity. Velebit belongs to Dinaric Alps, and lately, it’s an unavoidable part of Via Dinarica- a combination of trails that connects the whole Dinaridi area.

Day 5: National park Krka

During this day you will visit yet one more of Croatia’s highlights – the National park Krka, named after the river Krka. Apart from the beautiful scenery, you will also see and learn how people used to live in the old days along the banks of Krka by visiting the restored ethnic-village around Skradinski buk are. After exploring Skradinski Buk waterfall you will drive to Roški slap are of the park. Roški slap is a less busy area, and it offers an opportunity for nice walks or hikes in the area. We suggest visiting a small cave from the prehistoric times. For the end, you will visit little Islet Visovac in the middle of the river with a still active Franciscan monastery on it. You probably will not see any monks but the local guide will take on a 20 min tour of the island. The Park is also well known for its multiple endemic species of birds and amphibians. After our visit to the Park, we will drive to the Dalmatian coast to spend our night in Trogir – a beautiful coastal city more than 2000 years old, another proud member of the UNESCO’s World Heritage family.

Day 6: Split and Ston with Pelješac wine region

Today you will leave Trogir and go to Split where you will do a city tour of Diocletian's palace! Nowadays, along with Dubrovnik, Split has become famous for being one of the locations HBO picked for filming its popular series Game of Thrones. After visiting Split we will depart more to the South with our next stop is a small municipality called Ston. Ston is a small Croatian medieval town with the longest fortified system in Europe, known as the Ston city walls. Ston is also well-known for the oldest salt plant on the Mediterranean and for its delicious oysters and mussels. In Ston you can have few options to do, to hike the wall, or sea kayak in Mali Ston bay or sew views bike ride through most famous wine region in Croatia - Dingač. Whatever you do it will be fun for sure!

Day 7: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik- as Lord Byron said: The Pearl of the Adriatic, UNESCO site with the biggest walls in Europe. You will be introduced to a rich history of Dubrovnik on a guided tour, where you will be encouraged to ask any question you might have about this fascinating place. We suggest walking the city walls, the second biggest in the world. At places, the wall is approximately 75 ft high, which makes it a great sightseeing point to take photos of beautiful scenery. We suggest visiting Mt SRĐ, where at the very top of the hill still proudly stands a fortress Imperial built at the beginning of the 19th century by Napoleon’s army. From the top of Srđ you will be able to see the Old Town – Dubrovnik as if extended on the palm of your hand. From that vantage point you can also enjoy the view that stretches across the Elaphiti islands to the west, Montenegro to the East and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the North. All meals are included.

Day 8: Departure

If you would like to experience more of Croatia, before or after this active and adventure Croatia 8day trip, trough some other active, leisure or non active tours of any kind, daily excursions, guided tours or more, please have a look at our other programs and contact us to create itinerary that fits you the most. Also, if you would like to modify what if offered above, or you would like to change a day or two, why don’t you suggest your own 8-day trip and tell us. We will be happy to customize your perfect vacation!

Price includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • All meals as noted in the itinerary
  • National parks’ entrance fees
  • Local taxes and permits
  • Ground transportation
  • Organized activities and logistics
  • Basic insurance
  • Guided city tours of Split and Dubrovnik
  • Ston city walls and Dubrovnik city walls entrance fees
  • War museum Srđ entrance fee
  • Licensed English-speaking local guide
  • Airport transfers, to/from

Not included:

  • International airfare to/from Croatia
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional trips
  • Item of a personal nature
PRICE per person/double room: On request
DEPARTURE DATE: April-October, 2019

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