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Plitvice Lakes and Rivers - Canoe Hike Bike

The highlights of this multi-activity adventure package include canoeing, hiking and biking in the area around the Plitvice Lakes National Park, experiencing breathtaking views and stunning scenery.  The park, a World Heritage Site, plays host to 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers, as well as seemingly endless forests which make for unique and unforgettable experience. The itinerary will also take you on a journey down the Mreznica, Korana, Zrmanja and Krupa rivers by kayak with an option to raft on either Dobra or Una River, along the border between Croatia and Bosnia.


Accommodation is provided by the families of Korana Village, a small romantic place hidden away in a valley either side of a river of the same name in Plitvice National Park. The houses are small, traditional dwellings with simple rooms in an idyllic setting. The peaceful atmosphere makes for an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.


ITINERARY

Day 1- Saturday: Leave Zagreb or Rijeka airports behind on the transfer to Korana Village in Plitvice Lakes National Park. After settling in to your accommodation, join other members of the group in the evening for an informal light meal by the river.


Day 2: You cycle through forests, between hills and across green fields. This road will lead you to the Barac caves for a guided underground tour. After visiting the caves, there will be a time to relax and play. Return later in the afternoon to Korana Village in time to enjoy a traditional Croatian evening meal.  (Please note that cycling the entire route may be too difficult for small children).

Day 3: A day of hiking around the lakes and highest waterfalls in the national park.

Day 4: Expedition into canyon and waterfalls of Mreznica River, with lots of swimming and fun. This is the most beautiful part of the river, where the water temperature in Summer can reach 25 degrees Celsius. We travel down deep, narrow canyon and many waterfalls - up to 10 meters high.

Day 5: Embark on a river kayaking expedition along the  Korana River canyon, over numerous travertine waterfalls interspersed with calm, clear water. and plenty of opportunities to cool off with a swim. The journey meanders through a breathtaking landscape with narrow gorges, forests and open meadows. Later in the day explore numerous streams and waterfalls and mills of Rastoke, dine and relax in this romantic setting.

Day 6:Heading south for canoeing down the magnificent wild-west-like canyons of Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers. Enjoy the easy rapids, swimming in crystal clear waters and shower under waterfalls.

Day 7:A day to be spent at leisure in the Village, or as an alternative, taking a private trip in the park or travel to the nearby Bosnian town of Bihac for an unforgettable rafting trip on the Una River Canyon, culminating with a real Bosnian lunch and Turkish coffee – Please note that rafting will incur an additional charge of approx 40 per head, payable on site, and is dependent on suitable water levels.

Day 8:Depart Korana village for the airport and flight home.

The itinerary is subject to change depending on group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest and similar. Finest of Croatia guides and trip leaders will do their best to provide the best possible but safe experience for their clints. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk that may be caused by extensive heat or cold, stormy weather or heavy traffic and similar. Finest of Croatia reserves the right to alternate program without prior notice.

Departure dates 2008
MAY
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-
-
-
31
JUN
-
7
14
21
28
JUL
-
5
12
19
26
AUG
2
9
16
23
30
SEP
-
6
13
20
27
Other dates on request

Adventure Travel-Prices 2008
Double rooms, half-board
EUR GBP US$
High season
630,00 438,00 912,00
Intermediate season
595,00 414,00 861,00
Low season
494,00
344,00
715,00
Children 8-14 years, 10% reduction
High season
567,00
395,00
621,00
Intermediate season
535,50 373,00 775,00
Low season
444,60
309,00
644,00
Single rooms, 20% supplement
High season
756,00 526,00 1.094,00
Intermediate season
714,00 497,00 1.033,00
Low season
592,80
412,00
858,00
High season - July 12 - August 29
Intermediate season - June 14 - July 11, August 30 - September 19
Low season -
May 10 - June 13, September 20 - October 4

All rates stated in the Tariff are in EUR based on exchange rates at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

  • Maximum number of participants: 16 pax per group. Larger groups on request.
  • Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Children discountis valid for children 8-14 years of age if accompanied by an adult. 1 child enjoying discount shares parents’ room, 2 or more children can have their own room.
  • Rooms: Please note that the houses in Korana Village have 2 and 3 bed rooms, with 2 rooms sharing bathroom.
  • No 1-bed rooms are available. Single use rooms are available upon request, only as double rooms/single use, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible.
  • Optional trip on day 7 is NOT included in price and can be booked and paid on spot.
  • Please note that the bicycling tour may not be suitable for young children because containing steep parts but alternative arrangements can be made with the guide.

Prices include:

  • 7 nights in double rooms (2 rooms sharing 1 bathroom)
  • 2 meals per day
  • use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 5 days organized activities
  • neoprene shorts and booties in case of cold weather
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee
  • local taxes
  • Saturday transfers from Zagreb airport
  • guide and assistance
 
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