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Adriatic Odyssey (16 Days)

Adriatic Odyssey (16 Days)

16 Day Expedition | 11 Days Kayaking | 2 Days Hiking | 1 Day Rafting

3 NATIONAL PARKS | 2 PARKS OF NATURE | 2 RIVERS | 1 BIG CAVE

So far we did this expedition 5 times from 2008-2011 when we took break. Now we offer it again from 2017 with crazy  DISCOUNT as we miss the trip as well.Can't wait to do it again. 

Ancient Towns

| Arba | Jadera | Scardona |

We'll start this trip from the Geological Island of Rab(from where we are) by exploring his natural beauties and long interesting history. We will be jumping in the caves and dive out of them but paddle in some as well, climb on the cliffs,enjoy in hidden sandy beaches and discover many other interesting things. Paddling under the sacred and secret Velebit Mountain will bring us to the bay of the Island of Pag and its spectacular coves and beaches. On our way to Pag we will visit the Nature Park Zavratnica - a miniature Fiord with sunken ship from the WW II.The National Park Paklenica will be our base for two days as we will explore this Canyon on foot and have a real speleo-adventure in the amazing cave of Modrich ,not to mention the rafting adventure in the snake shape river canyon of Zrmanja.The adventure spirit will take us forward into exploration of middle Dalmatia,precisely in the labyrinth of more than 100.Islands.We'll paddle across two channels and reach the Nature Park Telašćica and it's 200 high cascading cliffs with the healing salt lake Peace.We will than paddle further toward the National Park Kornati-the most popular paddling playground. Enjoying in this pearl of nature will be our moto as we will visit the most spectacular places inside this park. After that the boat will transfer us to the Island of Murter and then we will paddle to the Island of Prvić-our origin Mediterranean town made of stone. The trip will end up in Skradin but on the way we will visit the Town of Šibenik and its historical and cultural heritage. On the last day we will enjoy in Krka National Park and in her beautiful waterfalls. 

Itinerary 

The following itinerary should be seen as an approximate guide only. Our program may change depend on the local weather conditions and preferences of the group 

Day 1 – Arrival to Rab Island 

Trip briefing will be at 7.00 pm followed by a welcome dinner at our residence with native food . We will give out dry-bags to pack for the kayaking . Any excess luggage that you do not take on kayaking will be transferred to our place on the last day. A tour of the old city of Rab will be adjusted to everyone’s arrival time.Overnight in private rooms.

Day 2 – Sandy Beaches and Prison Island - 10 kms

We meet at our base at 9 am and then we’ll have a short transfer to Lopar to start paddling this sandy peninsula unique in Croatia filled with sandy coves and beaches.Lunch break and paddling to the Island of St.Gregory-a former political prison Island where we’ll have short exploration on foot.

Day 3 – Geo Park Rab - 22 km

We’ll paddle the high cliffs of Grgur with a lookout on a Griffon Vultures- the biggest Eurasian birds. After we reach the southest point of the Island we’ll have a short break before we cross back to Lopar for a lunch on a sandy beach.The second part of paddling will take us to Geo Park Rab where we’ll enjoy paddling and jumping into the Medova Cave.Today we’ll camp under the stars on the pebble beach with a view on Velebit Mountain and enjoy in red wine tasting and good food.

Day 4 – Rab -  Zavratnica Fiord- Pag Island - 25 kms

After breakfast with a view on Velebit Mountain we’ll paddle the second part of the Geo PArk and entrance with kayak in on of the caves.After one more stop we’ll paddle to Zavratnica fjord in the Nature Park Velebit where we'll snorkel around the sunken ship from the 2'nd World War. After lunch we continue paddling to the Bay of Svetojanj on the Island of Pag where the 6'th century fortification is situated. Just a bay ahead we'll make a camp on the remote beach.

Day 5 – Moonscape Island of Pag - 20 kms

Paddle to Bay of Žigljen to meet our van for a short transfer to the Bay of Caska. This is the location of the old city of Kisa which sunk into the sea after an earthquake in the 4th century. In 2009 the archeologists have make an amazing discovery-they found the sewn ship that is more than 2000 y.old.We'll continue our paddling the bay of Pag passing by the villages and beaches untill we reach the sandy bay of Slana (Salty).

Day 6 – Pag and Paklenica

Paddle to the “new” renaissance city of Pag (established in the year 1443). After lunch and a tour of the town we will transfer to Paklencia National Park where we camp for two nights. Campground, electricity and clothes washing.

Day 7 – Paklenica Canyon and Cave Modrič

Today we'll have a day of walking and cave exploring in Paklencia National Park. We will walk through deep canyons cut through Karstic limestone and then visit the stunning Modric Caves.Our speleologist guide will lead you through secret labyrinths and narrow passages to spectacular halls where strange and original hosts await you: pipe organs, cuttlefishes, crabs, fairies… The list of surprises nature and your imagination can provide under the lights of carbide lamps is practically unlimited.Campground, electricity.

Day 8 – Zrmanja River Rafting

After an early breakfast we transfer to the Zrmanja river. This beautiful jewel cuts through a deep canyon and offers some delightful paddling. Aided by the current we use 2 person sit on top kayaks ideally suited to manoeuvre the many twists and turns along the river. Travertine barriers create stunning waterfalls and the lush surrounds provide a lovely contrast to the stark landscapes seen during our sea kayak trip. The 8 day option finish here with the transfer to the town of Zadar.Transfer to our camp at Sukoshan for those who choose the 16 days option

Day 9 – To Kornati

With the backdrop of the Velbit massif behind us we head towards the 89 islands that make up Kornati National Park.Founded in 1980.because of its amazing scenic beauty, interesting geomorphology, a great coastal line ,'till today has become one of the best Croatian paddling playground.We cross several straits before the night on the island of Žut (Yellow)

Day 10 – Nature and National Park

We start early today for one of our longer paddling days as we paddle from Zut to Levrnaka. We’ll pass the Roman ruins of villae rusticae in Mala Proversa and then visit the salt lake, Lake Mir, in Telascica Nature Park. Well paddle under the 168 meters high cliffs and refresh with a few swims. Before we arrive to our camp on Levrnaka we'll pass by few other cliff Islands and lighthouse built in 1871.

Day 11 – Kornat

After breakfast we’ll stretch our legs with a walk to the highest peak of the Kornati Islands (237 m). After lunch we paddle past the cliffs of Mali and Veli Rasip, stopping at several historical sites on our way to the island of Lavsa. Lavsa is an island filled with historical events that our guides will tell you about. The remains of villae rusticae from the 1st. century and the remains of an ancient river and salt pan are located here.

Day 12 – Murter Island

After breakfast we’ll paddle to the island of Ravni Žakan passing under the 82 meters cliff .We'll have a boat transfer to Murter with another hour of paddling to our camp.

Day 13 – Island of Prvić

Slowly we make our way back towards the mainland paddling past the islands of Murter and the town of Tribunj where we’ll have lunch. We'll than need one more hour to reach our beach camp on the Island of Prvich, an original historical stone town. Restaurant dinner with traditional dish.

Day 14 – Krka River Canyon

Our longest paddling day so an early start this morning! Paddle to the historic town on Šibenik passing by the fortress on the entrance of the canal. We’ll have lunch in the old city. Carry on through the channel of St Ante passing under the two bridges-the Sibenik and Skradin Bridge situated in the Krka river canyon. Our sea kayak paddling will be finished in the town of Skradin. We overnight in the hotel.

Day 15 – National Park Krka 

After breakfast we visit the Krka National Park and spectacular waterfalls of Skradinski Buk. This karstic phenomenon is unique and the travertine barriers form hundreds of cascades and waterfalls. Our last day of swimming and a chance to reflect on this diverse Croatian adventure. Farewell dinner. Hotel, Skradin.

Day 16 – Trip Ends

After breakfast a group transfer to Zadar airport is provided or to Šibenik City Center.

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  • Price per Person

    2000 €

    First Group Discount - 1650 €

  • Season

    May to end September

  • Difficulty

    Intermediate to Advanced

  • Trip Type

    Expedition, Cultural, Combo

  • Departure Dates

    On Request Only*


    *minimum 6 people


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  • Included

    Accommodation on day 1 and 15

    All food starting with dinner on day one to breakfast on day 16

    Transfer to Zadar Airport on day 16

    Sea Kayak double or single (note while booking)

    Life jacket,spray skirt and 20 Lit.dry bag

    All described transfers during the tour

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  • Trip Begins / Ends

    Island of Rab

    Skradin / Šibenik / Zadar

  • Nearest Airports

    Rijeka Airport RJK - 107 km

    Zagreb Airport ZGB - 217 km

    Zadar Airport ZAD - 148 km

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