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Family Croatian Active Adventure

With straight-out-of-a-fairytale towns, Adriatic seascapes, and welcoming locals, you’ll never want to leave.
Enjoy a week of activity on the Dalmatian coast as we experience the thrills of whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and take the challenge of canyoning through caves and waterfalls. There is also ample time to discover neighbouring Trogir's collection of cobble stoned squares and medieval architecture, not to mention its fine restaurants and bars, making this an ideal family holiday to Croatia.
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Duration
8 Days

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Starting From
₹90,909
Per person on twin-sharing basis
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Travel Operator
Explore

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Reviews

10 Reviews

Richard

Written on 01 Sep, 2018

4.0 out of 5
The highlights were the activities, tour leader and group.
The highlights were the activities, tour leader and group.read less
Ben

Written on 01 Aug, 2018

4.5 out of 5
The area was gorgeous, our guide Viktor was great and we had a fabulous time. Loved the activities and having some time to ourselves as well. We had some great people in our group and we will be booking our next adventure soon :)
The area was gorgeous, our guide Viktor was great and we had a fabulous time. Loved the activities and having some time to ourselves as well. We had some great people in our group and we will be booking our next adventure soon :)read less
Maria Berrow
5.0 out of 5
I just did the "inside Vietnam" and "highlights of Cambodia trips, back to back, returned home only last weekend. Our guides were absolutely brilliant. Binh in Vietnam particularly when I contracted bronchitis after inhaling a piece of grit and required a local doctor! He also dealt superbly with the situation ...read more
I just did the "inside Vietnam" and "highlights of Cambodia trips, back to back, returned home only last weekend. Our guides were absolutely brilliant. Binh in Vietnam particularly when I contracted bronchitis after inhaling a piece of grit and required a local doctor! He also dealt superbly with the situation when we were stranded on the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue after the typhoon left the train tracks flooded. He was regularly in touch with his office and updated us accordingly. We were collected by two minibuses, returned to Hanoi and then flew to Danang and drove from there to Hue. All taken by everyone as an adventure. We saw wonderful places, met great people and there was a smooth transfer for the 4 of us travelling on to Cambodia. I loved Vietnam, can't choose a personal highlight as each place very different and I loved them all. Cambodia very special. Killing fields horrific and very distressing. I couldn't go into the genocide museum. All a part of the awful tragedy of the very recent history of this beautiful country. Angkor was staggering in terms of beauty and scale. Hotels were great. Trip notes accurate, guides brilliant throughout. These were my first adventures with Explore. They won't be my last. Highly recommended. About to book to Walk the Great Wall of China with you for 2018. Thank you Explore!read less
Sara Findlay
4.0 out of 5
We have just returned from a 14 day tour to Costa Rica, this was a family trip and very enjoyable. The tour guide Alex and our driver Antonio were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble for them, in fact I broke my tooth on the first Sunday and Alex found ...read more
We have just returned from a 14 day tour to Costa Rica, this was a family trip and very enjoyable. The tour guide Alex and our driver Antonio were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble for them, in fact I broke my tooth on the first Sunday and Alex found me a dentist immediately that could help so that my holiday was not spoilt. We had some lovely trips and saw amazing scenery and wildlife. The accommodations were acceptable, clean and comfortable. If there are any negatives to report it would be the time we spent in the bus as we travelled vast distances. The last day Friday was pretty much wasted as no excursions were planned and we were taken back to San Jose in preparation for our departure Saturday afternoon. Personally I would have preferred to spend the whole day at Manuel Antonio with an early morning departure Saturday to the airport. We met some lovely people and had a great time, thank youread less
Drew Thompson
4.0 out of 5
Just (yesterday) completes the 3 day Kiev & Chernobyl tour. Really well organised by Explore. Our guide, Anastasia, was lovely, knowledgeable, attentive and really made the trip. Please pass on my thanks to her.
Just (yesterday) completes the 3 day Kiev & Chernobyl tour. Really well organised by Explore. Our guide, Anastasia, was lovely, knowledgeable, attentive and really made the trip. Please pass on my thanks to her.read less
John Mathers
5.0 out of 5
I've just returned from walking in La Gomera. We had an absolutely great time. Excellent walking over varied and trails which were just challenging enough - lovely graded rocky tracks, mostly. Great scenery, excellent accommodation and the group of 13 bonded really well. We were overjoyed to have Emma as ...read more
I've just returned from walking in La Gomera. We had an absolutely great time. Excellent walking over varied and trails which were just challenging enough - lovely graded rocky tracks, mostly. Great scenery, excellent accommodation and the group of 13 bonded really well. We were overjoyed to have Emma as our guide having been with her in Andorra. She is seriously competent and (as one person put it) is "the sunshine on our snow" (yes, there was some snow on Teide). Emma is always cheerful and resourceful, an admirable leader. All the various arrangements passed off perfectly and I look forward to booking my next Explore trip before long.read less
Donna Horsley
4.0 out of 5
My 1st explore holiday to Botswana, Namibia & Zambia, it exceeded my expectations, very well organised, exceptional guide”Titus” 5* accommodation, would recommend this trip for anyone interested in getting up exceptionally close to wildlife, a holiday of a lifetime, a hard 1 to top!
My 1st explore holiday to Botswana, Namibia & Zambia, it exceeded my expectations, very well organised, exceptional guide”Titus” 5* accommodation, would recommend this trip for anyone interested in getting up exceptionally close to wildlife, a holiday of a lifetime, a hard 1 to top!read less
Eleanor Biggin
4.0 out of 5
My husband, four year old daughter and I have just returned from a private version of the Family Taj and Palaces trip. It was absolutely amazing. There wasn’t a single thing I could fault about the trip. We saw and did so much, but we didn’t feel rushed at all. ...read more
My husband, four year old daughter and I have just returned from a private version of the Family Taj and Palaces trip. It was absolutely amazing. There wasn’t a single thing I could fault about the trip. We saw and did so much, but we didn’t feel rushed at all. Our guide, Yadu, was brilliant and incredibly knowledgable. The highlights for me were the Taj Mahal and seeing tigers and a leopard at Ranthambore National Park. My daughter loved it so much that she has decided she wants to move to India when she’s older! We will definitely be booking trips with Explore in the future.read less
Ian Garvie
5.0 out of 5
My wife and I are just about to go on our ninth trip with Explore, each trip has been exciting, fun, and we have been to some places we have been dreaming of, what's not to recommend? :-)
My wife and I are just about to go on our ninth trip with Explore, each trip has been exciting, fun, and we have been to some places we have been dreaming of, what's not to recommend? :-)read less
Emma Feakins
4.0 out of 5
I have recently returned from the Levada Trails of Madeira trip. It was a fantastic trip and provided a real taste of what the island can offer. Our guide Benny made the trip special by offering an insight to the island, it's cuisine and nothing was too much trouble. Was ...read more
I have recently returned from the Levada Trails of Madeira trip. It was a fantastic trip and provided a real taste of what the island can offer. Our guide Benny made the trip special by offering an insight to the island, it's cuisine and nothing was too much trouble. Was one of the best holidays I had had in a long time.read less
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Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

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Itinerary

Join trip Split and transfer to Ciovo Island

Arriving into Split airport, transfer to Ciovo Island, situated just off Trogir. The hotel will be our base for the coming week and is ideally situated on the coast for exploring the scenery around the island and to enjoy the Croatia's lifestyle. The hotels facilities include a swimming pool and bars to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We enjoy a traditional Croatian home-cooked meal which affords us the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with our surroundings and our travelling companions for the coming few days.

Scenic walking through rural Dalmatia

Our first full day in this beautiful region sees us exploring something of Croatia's idyllic rural landscape. Beginning our walk from our accommodation, we head to the monastery Gospa od Prizidnice. The monastery which includes a convent and small church enriched with ships was constructed in the 16th century by hermits and is situated in beautiful natural surroundings on stone cliffs beside the sea. The route provides the perfect introduction to a part of the world that still retains a sense of being less developed than many other regions of Europe. After walking back to our hotel, we can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon relaxing by the pool. 

Whitewater rafting on the Cetina River

One of the best ways to appreciate the Cetina River and its impressive gorge is from the water, and today we splash and crash through the rapids along part of its rugged course, taking in the rich vistas of lush vegetation, glorious lakes, mysterious caves and towering cliffs as we follow the river's path. The river's source lies somewhere deep within the depths of the Dinara and Gnjat Mountains, where a series of wells feed into the river at the northern town of Vrlilka, continuing down a course some 100km in length towards the Adriatic, making it the longest river in Dalmatia. Our guides are very experienced in the currents of the river and are used to dealing with family groups, ensuring a happy experience for all.

All equipment and instruction will be provided, with wetsuits, life jackets and helmets supplied - a change of clothes for the post-rafting journey back to our hotel is recommended and remember to wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet. The rapids themselves are classed as grade 2-3, which makes them easy to medium in terms of difficulty, allowing you plenty of chance to take in the stunning scenery as you flow past, yet enjoying the adrenalin rush of this exciting sport.

Free day with optionals; half-day climbing excursion or visit to Krka national park

Today has been left free for you to enjoy as you wish. You may like to try a half-day climbing excursion in the surrounding mountains with a local guide near Omis. Alternatively a visit to nearby Omis town should prove to be an interesting diversion or Krka National Park. The park is an unaltered area of exceptional natural beauty. Although the main purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education there are also a number of visitor attractions including the Krka River and its seven waterfalls. There are also walkways through the park and over its lakes which gives a unique perspective to the visit plus some areas of the park are connected via boats which can be used by visitors

Canyoning excursion in Cetina Gorge

Transferring to Zadvarje this morning we return again to the Cetina River for an exciting canyoning excursion in the gorge, which will include the spectacular 60 metre high Gubavica Waterfall. High cliffs, plunging waterfalls, crystal clear pools and underground tunnels all await our intrepid explorers for what is a unique way to explore the gorge and to discover more of a region that has been thousands of years in the making.

Canyoning involves a guided walk, scramble and clamber over rocks, past waterfalls and pools and paddling down a river gorge. The route is not suitable for children aged under 8 years old. Full instruction and equipment will be provided (helmet, full wetsuit, life jacket). Anyone suffering a fear of heights may wish to opt out of this excursion due to the entry point into the gorge and the cliff jumps into rock pools, as will children aged under 8. This afternoon has been left free to relax by the pool after what is bound to be an exciting morning out.

Free Day; optional trip to Split and Trogir

A further free day allows for more personal exploration, or sheer lazy indulgence. You might like to join your local guide on an optional visit to the ancient and captivating town of Split which is situated on a peninsula and surrounded by historical towns and settlements. We take a walk through the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace to visit its ancient cellars, Roman temples (today Christian ones), cathedral and the famous Golden Gate.

We would then continue with a bus ride towards Trogir which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Without doubt, the town is one of the most picturesque settings along this part of the coast. With a rich history that dates back to the 3rd century BC, Trogir is a delightful collection of cobble stoned squares and medieval architecture, whilst its Romanesque cathedral is considered to be one of the most exquisite in the entire Adriatic. Spanning some three centuries, it boasts a superb entranceway in its west portal, carved in the 13th century by the master mason Radovan. The town also boasts Venetian Gothic mansions, an impressive clock tower and a comprehensive collection of church artwork displayed in the 13th century Church of St John.

What makes Trogir such a delight to wander around though are its meandering alleyways, filled with cafes and restaurants and its elegant riverfront promenade, which leads up to the Kamerlengo Fortress, a 15th century edifice with imposing battlements and a huge octagonal tower. You may like to visit one of the town's many excellent eating establishments before returning to our hotel for the evening.

Sea Kayaking excursion along the River Pantana and around Trogir

Today we head to the Pantana Old Watermill near the town of Trogir for a morning of sea kayaking adventure. The route takes us along the River Pantana, through the reed canals and on to the sand lagoon which feeds into the sea. We continue our journey travelling in the direction of Trogir with the old town being completely surrounded by the sea. We make a full circle around the island with great views of the town from the kayak. On the way back to Pantana, there is the chance for a swimming break at the beach. 
 
Full instruction and lifejackets will be provided and guides will accompany us during the day ensuring that even first-time paddlers enjoy the kayaking. Then it is back to the hotel for our final opportunity to sample the delicious home cooked Croatian fare that has been such a part of the whole experience.

Trip ends in Ciovo Island

The trip ends after breakfast at the hotel.

Inclusions

 INCLUDED MEALS - Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 7

 TRIP STAFF - Explore Tour Leader, Activity Guide(s), Driver(s)

 TRANSPORT - Bus

 ACCOMMODATION - 7 nights standard hotel

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