Lakes, Mountains & Rivers

Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - CRO-WK
Prices from £699 pp
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Family active holidays in Croatia offer you a chance to explore majestic National parks and enjoy beautiful rivers. Guest joining us on this multi active week are about to reveal the very best of Croatia. Croatia is one of the top destinations for family adventure holidays because of its crystal clear rivers and untouched nature. The Plitvice Lakes National Park you are about to explore, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Croatia is the place where you not only come to see the beauty of the nature but you come to actually enjoy it!

You will spend this great active week based in Korana village, a small fairy tale place on the Mreznica River. Our teenager friendly holidays are filled with a combination of water and land activities. Cycling through the Plitvice Lakes National Park, enjoying beautiful sceneries, jumping in the waterfalls and relaxing next to clear rivers, during the quiet evenings are just some of the highlights. It is a perfect place to switch off, enjoy the nature and great outdoors. We simply say it’s a perfect blend of action for your restless teenagers and relaxation for yourselves.

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Key Points

  • 7 nights  x 3*** star hotel or guesthouses
  • Half board through out
  • 5 x incredible activity days
  • Like minded travellers
  • Plitvice National Park
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Day 1: Arrival day

Our guide will greet you at Zagreb airport [or city centre] and we will transfer you to your 3 star hotel in Zvecaj village. After settling into your room, you can have a drink on the terrace overlooking the Mreznica waterfalls. Take a walk along the river, have a swim or just relax – you’re now on holiday! 

Day 2: River kayaking

After a traditional home made breakfast, we will start today’s activity just outside the hotel. Our guide will introduce you to the surrounding nature and of course our kayaks. Safety and paddling techniques will be discussed for open top canoes and our two person’s sit-in-kayaks. We will be paddling upstream enjoying the biological diversity of this conservation area. There are 4 species of birds listed on the ‘endangered list’ here, which explains why the Mreznica is a protected area. We will spend our day swimming in the clear and warm waters of the river. Along the way we’ll discover small waterfalls. Some of them, we can safely jump from!

Day 3: UNESCO, Plitvice Lakes, National Park

Your Croatia family activity holiday is about to take your breath away! Today, we are driving you through the countryside, all the way to our countries most iconic lakes. Plitvice Lakes are a National Park and a ‘must see’ if staying within the region. They are a spectacular water phenomenon which consists of sixteen beautiful lakes linked together, with magnificent cascading waterfalls and pools. You’ll be amazed by the wonders of nature here. Our day will consist of exploring this Unesco designated area by following narrow paths, crossing over wooden bridges and boat rides over the lakes.

Day 4: Cycling

Another perfect way to discover the Mreznica region is by bike. Cycling allows for a much more enjoyable experience, rather than driving by bus or car. The best trails in the region are only accessible on foot or bike, allowing our guests to be closer to nature. We start from the hotel and make our way around cliff sides overlooking the bright blue Adriatic Sea. We make our way to a family run vineyard stopping to enjoy an optional picnic lunch. Then we can relax as we glide down hill until we arrive at the lake side. You can take the opportunity to cool off by swimming in the crystal clear river or just relax in the shade. You are free to explore the area on your own after the tour, just ask your friendly guide for places of interest.

Day 5: Your free day

It’s time to relax and explore the area on your own or book optional trips with us. From sightseeing to thrill seeking sports, there is much on other here – so just talk to our Teenager Activity Holidays staff, we are always glad to help with your requests.

Day 6: White water rafting on the Una river

Today we are offering a very unique white water rafting experience on emerald coloured waters. The River Una is a natural border between Bosnia and Croatia, so today you’ll be officially in no mans land.

Locals say that “the River Una has so many faces” because of the varied levels of rapids and quiet stretches. Our guide will select the best parts which will suite your group’s abilities and will always consider current water levels. After your adventure we’ll transfer you back to the hotel to enjoy your meal. We suggest you to try a glass of local wine on the terrace.

Day 7: Kayaking on the Mreznica River

We are back on the water today when we visit the Mreznica Canyon. Kayaking through the gorge is always a fun and exciting challenge. We will be padding through narrow tunnels carved by the river and bypassing the cliffs and drops along the waters. The area of river is surrounded by lush vegetation and picturesque waterfalls. There will be plenty of time to swim and snorkel as we travel to a fresh water spring. Dare devils can leap from the 8m waterfalls here. We will stop on a nice family run farm where you can have a picnic lunch on your own. *In case of high water levels we will use big rafts for 8 people.

Day 8: Departure day

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to your new friends and guides, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. If you are not ready to leave yet we can extend your stay, just talk to our Croatia family holidays team. There is still plenty more places to go and activities in the region and we can make the necessary arrangements to allow you’re adventure to continue. Visit Croatian coastline for another great week or stay on one of the islands for a week of relaxation!

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7 nights, 8 days.

From £ 699.00 pp

2017 Dates available: 

JUNE: 3rd – 10th June | 10th – 17th June | 17th – 24th June | 24th Jun – 1st July

JULY: 1st – 8th July | 8th – 15th July | 15th – 22nd July | 22nd – 29th July | 29th July – 5th Aug

AUGUST: 5th – 12th Aug | 12th – 19th Aug | 19th – 26th Aug | 26th Aug – 3rd Sept

Price includes:

  • Return airport transfers (Zagreb airport)
  • Ground transportation
  • 7 nights in a 3 star hotel or a guesthouse
  • 3 x evening meals incl (welcome, party & farewell meal)
  • 5 x activity days (fully guided and equipped)
  • Plitvice National park entrance fee
  • All local taxes
  • English speaking guides
  • Local reps incase of emergency

Price excludes:

  • Flights are not included [see ‘FAQ Tab’ to find flight search links]
  • Optional trips
  • Holiday and activity insurance; which is mandatory

More information:

  • Arrival & departures start on Saturdays
  • Offer prices are based on two people sharing.
  • The minimum age is 12 years old
  • All family members must have cycling & swimming experience.
  • This active holiday can be extended at the start & end
  • The order of activity days can change. This is for your safety & fun
  • Source your own flights to Zagreb or Rijeka airports
  • Activity durations vary, and should be discussed with your travel manager for details/timings of events. 
  • This holiday is not exclusive to families it is also available to couples and solo travellers

 

Suitability:

  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not suitable for those with learning difficulties, regardless of age or fitness

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Accommodation

Guest houses

Our guests joining us for this program will be staying in lovely guesthouses in a village Korana. We classify them as 3*** rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is a communal kitchen with fridge and dinning area in each house. All guesthouses have been recently renovated but they still kept the charm of the old times. They are all located in centre of Korana village and are within walking distance from our dinning/breakfast area. You will be falling asleep surrounded with magical sounds of nature and river Korana’s rapids.

 3*** Hotel

 The accommodation is a friendly, family-run, 3* hotel on the bank of the Mreznica River, approximately one hour drive from Zagreb and Rijeka airports. The restaurant overlooks an old mill close to a small waterfall and serves freshly caught fish, as well as home-grown vegetables. Barbecues are also a speciality of the house. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, TV, mini bar, telephone and have Internet access.

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  • Flights to Zagreb

    EasyJet – www.easyjet.com

    Gatwick – Zagreb

    Croatia Airlines – www.croatiaairlines.com
    Heathrow – Zagreb

    British airways – www.britishairways.com
    Heathrow – Zagreb

    Lufthansa Airlines – www.lufthansa.com
    Heathrow – Zagreb [1 x connecting stop / indirect flight]

    Austrian Airlines – www.austrian.com
    Heathrow – Zagreb [1x connecting stop / indirect flight]

  • Insurance

    Q: Should I take out insurance before travelling?
    A: Yes. It’s part of our booking terms & conditions that you must have ‘travel’ and ‘activity’ insurance when making a booking with our company. This insurance must cover all aspects of the booking you have made with us, and for the duration of your travel dates.

  • Age restrictions

    Q: Is there a minimum age?

    A: Some holidays and activities have a minimum age requirement – ask your 1-1 manager

    Q: What if we have a mix of ages, not just teens?

    A: If you have a mix of ages for example 14, 10 and 7 then unfortunately the 7 year old would not be able to take part. However some families still choose to come and parents will take it in turns to child-mind. Or we can tailor make a special trip for you!

    Q: Do you age match groups?

    A: Where ever possible, we try our best too ! And we try to gender match !

    Q: Is there a maximum age?
    A: The answer is related to fitness. Can you cope with the physical demands of the activities. 

  • Fitness

    Q: Tell me about the fitness levels required
    A: A moderate fitness level is required and our holidays are not suitable for pregnant women. We ask client’s to be of good health and state of mind. It is not suitable for persons with learning difficulties, and importantly – a person’s mental age must match their adults age & strength. If you suffer with any disabilities, please disclose this information during your enquiry. If this information is not disclosed before booking with us, we have the right to cancel your holiday – in part or full without refund.

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