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Kayak and Wildcamp in Croatia

Explore the Croatian wilderness, kayak the majestic Zrmanja River and camp on its banks


Trip Ref #8702

Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak and Wildcamp in Croatia

Explore the Croatian wilderness, kayak the majestic Zrmanja River and camp on its banks


2 nights




0 days off work


Up to 16 people


Zemunik Airport


Wild camping



You need a reasonable level of fitness and an adventurous nature, but no previous experience

Kayak the turquoise waters and travel through the picture-perfect canyons of the spectacular Zrmanja River

Stop to play in waterfalls and freshwater pools and explore mysterious caves

Camp beside the water and spend the evening relaxing around the campfire



Professional, English-speaking guide


2 nights wilderness camping


Breakfast and dinner each day


To and from the airport and everything in-between


All your kayaking and camping equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Some meals as described

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area



Zadar main bus station or Zadar Airport

17:30 or 18:00


Zadar main bus station or Zadar Airport

16:30 or 17:00


You can be met either in Zadar bus station at 17:30 or at the airport in Zadar at 18:00, though you may decide to arrive a day or two early to suit flights and explore more of Croatia (your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise the details). At the end, you will be dropped off at Zadar airport around 16:30 in time to catch flights that depart after 18:00, or at Zadar bus station at 17:00. Alternatively leave a day or two later and explore some more of Croatia.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Zadar from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Wild camping · Twin share




Day 2

Wild camping · Twin share




Day 3

Departure day




What is the food like?

Meals tend to be based around meats and sausages, bread and pastries and pasta and dumplings. If you have any special dietary needs, please let your host know when booking. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring some of your favourite protein snacks along with you.

What is the accommodation like?

The wilderness

You'll stay in two wild and beautiful locations beside the river. On night 1 you'll stay near the lovely village of Kaštel Žegarski and on night 2 you'll stay next to one of the Zrmanja river’s waterfalls - perfect for swimming, diving and relaxing. On night 1 there are only basic facilities, however, showers are available on night 2. Your host will provide a tent and sleeping mat as well as all communal equipment for cooking and eating. Solo travellers get their own tent at no additional cost.

Day 1

Kastel Zegorski

Meet your host in Zadar and drive to the small village of Kastel Zegorski. Set up camp, relax and enjoy a BBQ dinner around the campfire with the rest of your team.

Day 2

Kayak the Zrmanja River



Spend the day paddling, swimming, jumping off waterfalls and enjoying the wilderness as you follow a particularly scenic section of the beautiful Zrmanja River. Take a short hike to an 8m high waterfall for a picnic lunch and a refreshing swim, then return to the river and negotiate some class II and III rapids while floating through limestone canyons and past lush, green vegetation. Camp near one of the Zrmanja's biggest waterfalls and enjoy a traditional meal around the campfire.

Day 3

Reach the Adriatic and then head home



Continue your expedition down the Zrmanja River to the Adriatic Sea via a deep and spectacular canyon in the Velebit Nature Park. Finish in Novigrad where you'll have time to change into dry clothes and relax over lunch before heading back to the airport in time for your flight home.

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.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 15% discount on us to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock, Runner's Need, and Cycle Surgery.

What's included?

  • All your camping and kayaking equipment

What do I need to bring?

  • Lightweight easily washable items for travel and daily wear
  • Swimwear
  • Sun hat with brim and sunglasses
  • Thin trousers and long sleeve for the evenings (just in case)
  • Lightweight rain jacket (waterproof and breathable)
  • Water shoes or other sport shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Sun block and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit (including any medications you use)
  • Small backpack
  • Dry bag (if wanted)
  • Camera, film/memory cards and spare batteries

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness and an adventurous nature for this trip, but no previous experience is required.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

On the Dalmatian coast, the weather is a little warmer and drier than in Zagreb. Spring and autumn temperatures range from 9 – 21 °C with roughly 10 days of rain per month. Summer temperatures range from 16 – 30 °C with just 6 days of rain each month.

Yes, anything that you don't need for the trip itself can be kept securely ready to pick up at the finish line.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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Transferrable Deposits

Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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