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Waterfall Swimming, Hiking and Kayaking Croatia

An epic four-night break exploring some of Croatia's best national parks, rivers and waterfalls. 2 days off work.


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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Waterfall Swimming, Hiking and Kayaking Croatia

An epic four-night break exploring some of Croatia's best national parks, rivers and waterfalls. 2 days off work.

Split Airport

This adventure is a trilogy of activities exploring the best that Croatia's national parks have to offer. Hike around the Paklenica National Park with panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs; bike through the Krka National Park to the Sladic winery; and we will be using sit on top kayaks to explore this magnificent river with its amazing waterfalls. hidden swimming pools, steep canyons, and clear green waters. If all of this isn't adrenaline enough, then you can swim through the waterfalls and even bungee jump from Maslenica Bridge. Your long weekend includes:

  • 1 day of kayaking
  • 1 day of biking & swimming
  • 1 day of hiking
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • All breakfasts
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Transfers

Perfect for: This trip is perfect for active travelers who want to explore Croatia's national parks on foot, bike, and kayak.



Airport Transfers



Local transport

Meals as described

Day 1: Arrival

Your guide will meet you at Split Airport, where you will be transferred to base camp in Murter.

You can spend the rest of the day exploring the harbour town and its WW2 bunkers. In the evening, your guide will meet you to discuss the plans for the weekend.

Enjoy the evening as you settle into your accommodation and have a relaxed meal.

1.5 hours of driving

Day 2: Hiking in Paklenica

After breakfast, it's just over an hour of scenic driving to Paklenica National Park.

You'll spend the rest of the day hiking around the park's beautiful landscape, enjoying the panoramic views of the cliffs of Anica Kuk, Velika Paklenica Canyon, Jurasova Glavica, and Manita Pec Cave.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can also try out the local bungee jumping!

In the evening, return to Murter for another evening meal and a few drinks by the sea.

1 hour of driving, 16km hiking

Day 3: Biking and Waterfall Swimming around Krka National Park

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before heading to the beautiful national park of Krka (45mins).

Here, you will spend the day biking around the stunning valley of the National Park as well as visiting the Sladić Winery.

After lunch in Skradin, continue biking around the amazing waterfalls of Skradin Buk where you can even go swimming.

Once you've seen the sights of the national park, head back to Murter in time for dinner.

45 minutes of driving, Full-day biking / 23km

Day 4: Kayaking on the Zrmanja river

Spend your last day of the trip experiencing the beauty of the Zrmanja river as you kayak along it.

With clear emerald water, unspoiled nature, rapids, waterfalls and hidden swimming pools, you'll have an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy a picnic on one the islands, before heading to Murter for one final evening.

There's also the option to visit the Bobanović winery if you don't want to end the day.

Day 5: Departure

Enjoy a relaxed morning with breakfast and a swim near your apartment.

Your host will then drive you to Split Airport where you can catch your flight home.

Please note: In April, May and October, your host cannot guarantee the access to the waterfalls due to regulations of local authorities.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

Your accommodation is in comfortable two person apartments with a kitchen, bathroom, TV, free Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning, and terraces with sea views. The beach is less than a five-minute walk from the apartments.

Your host will supply you with everything you need in order to prepare a hearty breakfast yourself in the apartment.

Murter is a historic island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic sea, located in the middle of Dalmatia. It is only connected to the mainland by a 12m bridge in the pretty town of Tisno. Within 50km of the island, there are three of Croatia's eight national parks; Kornati islands, Krka river and Paklenica. This makes it a particular hotspot for adventure travellers.

Murter has an amazing reputation for its beaches, welcoming accommodations and excellent restaurants. The locals are also traditionally known to be skilled farmers, fishermen and producers of excellent olive oil.

Start Point

Split Airport - 10:30

Your adventure begins at Split Airport (SPU) with your airport transfer at 10:30. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land at least 30 minutes before this time. Your guide and fellow adventurers will be waiting for you in the arrivals area.

Finish Point

Split Airport - 12:00

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped off at Split Airport (SPU) at 12:00. You are free to book any flight that departs after 14:00.

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to/from Split airport
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Beverages
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Visit to Bobanović winery
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tip for Guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 8.

Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 4 people are booked.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it's a great way to meet like-minded people.

Much Better Adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

You do not need any prior paddling experience. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start. You need to be able to ride a bike, and enjoy a hike. Your fitness should be of a moderate level to ensure you enjoy the activities.

Your adventure includes breakfast vouchers but for lunches and dinner, you can enjoy a variety of cuisines. Croatian food is Mediterranean, so you can expect excellent pizza, pasta and seafood.

Absolutely! Just let us know when you book onto this adventure.

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The Adriatic coastal area has a Mediterranean climate which means that while the summers are sunny, dry and warm, the winters are mild and wet. As you head inland, the mountainous region becomes cooler and you might even see frost and snow in the winter.

Of course! The trip can run on any days you wish during the season and can be extended or changed to suit your needs.

Your host recommends that you bring:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat
  • Good footwear like Teva's sandals
  • Pair of pants
  • Light sweater
  • Microfiber towel
  • Long and short sleeve lycra
  • Appropriate runners to hike in
  • A light jacket or windbreaker
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