If you are a sport type and want to explore Croatia and surroundings regions with slight (or high) dose of adrenalin and maybe learn some new skills like sailing, scuba diving, horseback riding, kayaking, skydiving, paragliding, kiteboarding, tuna fishing, free climbing or many others, we will find the right combination to fulfil your expectations.
Sailing, horseback riding, tuna fishing, squad safari, kayaking, rafting, paragliding, free climbing, cycling, hiking, skydiving, diving, kiteboarding, wind surfing…
Paddling in front of Dubrovnik city walls will award you with some of the best views of the magical Old Town – a UNESCO heritage site and one of the world most famous places to visit. You will explore hidden beaches reachable only from the sea, amazing caves and the astonishing beauty of the island Lokrum which is a special reserve of forest vegetation, and a botanical garden with numerous tropical species.
Explore the old white marbled beautiful Dubrovnik, proud of its independence from its very beginning, which will welcome you in its traditional aristocratic style. Lose yourself in narrow cobbled streets, Game of Thrones or Robin Hood film locations, climb the magnificent ancient stone walls that surround it. For some more adventure, we have prepared abseiling down the Dubrovnik city walls using a rope and abseil down the walls to the main city street called STRADUN where you can drink long coffees in bars with amazing views and explore how it used to be living in the most preserved old city in the world. A symphony of history, natural beauty and gastronomic pleasures will astound you.
Dubrovnik – Elaphite Islands
You will sail to the magical untouched islands that spread in front of Dubrovnik. The wild beauty of these untouched islands combined with their cultural heritage makes these islands unique among hundreds of other Croatian islands. Gaze into the deep green sea, hide in some small secluded valley and take a swim under the branches of pine trees that extend to the surface of the sea. Enjoy the deafening silence of Kalmota, the immense variety of Mediterranean herbs, vineyards, and vegetables in Sipans fields or spectacular bays and old castles in gothic – renaissance style in Lopud – all three islands that used to be summer residences for the aristocracy from the old Dubrovnik Republic.
If you really want to have a memorable day and are a fishing fan, we take you on a hunt for snapper, john dory, grouper, amberjack, tuna – all depending on how lucky you are.
Dubrovnik – Konavle & Cavtat
Hills and lowlands, vineyards, sheep, lambs and donkeys, olive grows, Mediterranean vegetables and fruit, and old rural architecture are just some of the characteristics of Konavle. In this southern part of the Konavle region sits the precious little town of Cavtat situated on the peninsula Rat and hidden in a deep pine forest, will amaze you with its rugged coastline, pebble beaches and rich cultural and historical heritage. We can ride further south and take a swim in the marvelous azure Molunat that is actually the border to Montenegro and explore the local cuisine in domestic restaurants which operate under the motto “cook local, impress global”. Depending on your preferences you can explore this region by horse, quad or a jeep safari.
Budva – Kotor, Lovcen, Njeguši
We will drive along Boka Kotorska – the biggest fjord in the Adriatic and walk through the narrow streets of the UNESCO protected site Kotor – a walled city that has been part of the Venetian Republic for 4 centuries, and that has preserved its Venetian influence in the architecture and the town spirit.
We continue with the Old Road and its 25 curves constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians to connect Kotor and Cetinje (Old Royal Capital). Once a year a short part of this road is used for racing in the Montenegro car racing championship. ZIP line is here for the brave ones. We will reach the top of the mountain and visit the Mausoleum, situated 1675 above the sea level, where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet Petar II Petrovic Njegos is buried.
We follow with visiting the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, the small village Njeguši where you can relax with a bite of prosciutto and cheese made locally.
We continue to Cetinje founded in the 15th century, a town of immense historical heritage that is the cradle of Montenegrin culture and an Orthodox religious centre. Because of its heritage, it is recognised today as the honorary capital of Montenegro.
We end the day with Skadar Lake, a National Park which is the one of the largest bird reserves in Europe. Next to it is the small historical city River Crnojevica situated on the ancient trading route through the country, worth visiting to see what it was like in the trader days. As the city is named after a river that flows into the lake we can take a boat ride that goes exactly to the point where the river enters the lake – an amazing experience indeed.
Budva – Durmitor climbing and Tara rafting
For those who love mountain climbing Dormitor National Park is a perfect mountain with challenging peaks and many cliffs each totally different from another. It will leave you breathless whether you try alpinism, free climbing, sport climbing, paragliding or just an ordinary hike – e.g. from Crno Lake to another of the 18 astonishing glacial lakes in the area.
After mountaineering we go to the Tara river canyon – the deepest canyon in Europe and the second largest canyon in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is also a part of Durmitor National Park. We can refresh in white crystal water that is absolutely drinkable and “go with the flow” in the rivers numerous rapids and gorges that are ideal for the best rafting experience in all the Balkan area.
Budva – Split
Feel the charm and vivid atmosphere of the major city on the Dalmatian coast with its UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian’s palace from the 4th century – one of the greatest Roman ruins in Central Europe. Walk along the famous Splitska Riva, see the oldest cathedral in the world, the Cathedral St. Duje, and see for yourself whether the local people are right when they say that Split is “Najlipši grad na svitu” (the most beautiful town in the world).
Split – Krka waterfalls or Paklenica hiking
Krka National Park covers an area of 142 square km and includes 60% of the Krka River itself. Wide variety of both fauna and flora with more than 800 species of plant life, 200 species of birds and 18 different species of bats will excite every nature lover. Among the numerous magnificent waterfalls, the top attraction of the Park and one of Croatia most famous sights is Skradinski Buk falls – a collection of 17 waterfalls that range in height up to 45 metres and the tiny island Visovac settled by Franciscan monks in 1445, that contains a number of well-preserved artefacts and a library. Best of all, you can even take a swim in paradise, under these magnificent waterfalls.
If you prefer total solitude in the heart of the extraordinary nature, enjoy Paklenica National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and a favourite hiking and climbing destination in this part of Europe. Lying on the southeast slopes of the Velebit Mountain near the coast it offers amazing views of both coastal and mountain scenery. Whether you are an amateur hiker, a more experienced hiker, or a true adventure seeker, you‘ll find yourself a trail with breath taking panoramic views.
Hvar – skydiving, diving or cycling
With 300 sunny days a year, magnificent beaches, and the oldest theatre on the Mediterranean, Hvar is an inexhaustible treasure of scenery, historical heritage, adventure, and “partying”. This mecca of Croatian tourism will invite you to explore delicious cuisine in fabulous restaurants and lure you to stay longer in fancy cocktail bars and clubs.
You just have to decide whether you want to see the island from the air, from beneath the sea, or on the bike.
You have experienced amazing views but you still haven’t seen a spectacular one like this one, from 4.000 meters high, jumping from a modern airplane with a professional instructor (tandem jump), while enjoying the view of numerous islands bathing in the shimmering blue sea beneath, you while aim for one particular spot on the earth at a speed of 250 km per hour… priceless! And a memory that you will share with your friends as we will film each precious minute of your jump.
Under water experience:
As Hvar offers captivating experiences both above and below the water, maybe you want to take your diving mask and look for the remains of shipwrecks, or underwater caves, or just enjoy the many species of fish in the Adriatic.
Cycling tour: If you prefer a cycling tour we will take you to the top of the island with breath taking views of both sides of the island, and then ride down past vineyards and lavender fields and the picturesque small towns Jelsa and Stari Grad, past hidden villas and down to the lovely beaches.
Hvar – sailing to Pakleni islands or kiteboarding on Bol island
Experience sailing through the pearls that are the 20 small islands and cliffs called the Pakleni islands just opposite Hvar. You will gaze at the crystal turquoise water, the tropical island vegetation, and the sandy or white cliff secluded beaches.
If you want a little more adrenalin rush, we take you to the island Bol – where the wind never seems to stop. Perfect conditions for any type of wind activities on the perfect Golden Rat sandy beach, proclaimed as “one of 10 unique beaches need to see to believe” according to Trip Advisor. This should satisfy any appetite for fun and adventure, with kiteboarding, windsurfing, small boat sailing, water skiing, diving – you name it.
Have a safe trip home…
…while planning your next visit for more undiscovered pleasures in this lovely part of Europe!
Return to Split and have a safe trip home. Plan your next visit to this undiscovered magnificent country in the heart of Europe.
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- Accommodations in 4 or 5 stars hotels, breakfast included
- All transfers in private vehicles with drivers
- Professional guides
The above itinerary is only suggested and it can be adopted according to your personal desires. Please contact our travel experts.
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