5. From Split: Neretva River Day Trip with Baćina Lakes & Wine
Your tour starts at 7.30 am after all passengers have gathered. The first stop is Baćina Lakes where a Paddle surf tour with a professional guide is organized. The tour starts at 9.30 am and it lasts 3 hours. The tour includes:
9:30 Course and practical exercise on land
9:45 Practice on the ”Sladinac” Lake and starting the tour
10:00 Photo-shooting in the lotus flower field
10:15 Paddling around the Island of Love
10:30 Passing under the ”Ždrioc” old bridge to reach the ”Crniševo” Lake
10:45 Fruit picnic at a secret location
11:00 Paddling to reach the biggest lake
11:15 Stop at natural water spring
11:30 Visit to the last lake
11:45 Paddling back to the starting point
12:30 Finish at the beach bar
After the adventurous paddle surfing tour we will stop by the mouth of Neretva, also called a happy place where people walk on water. On the mouth of Neretva, you can also have a swim or try out kiteboarding with the kiteboarding teacher (unless you already have kiteboarding skills). If you don’t feel like swimming you can always have a drink or two along with some rock n’ roll music at the bar with a wonderful view of the mouth of Neretva nature.
*Kiteboarding is not included in the price, price, and reservation on request
After an hour and a half at the mouth of Neretva, you will head on the photo safari tour to the Neretva river in Opuzen where you will enter a traditional local boat that can fit up to 22 people. The boat drive includes traditional songs and a wonderful experience sailing through the Neretva river effluents and channels. After a short drive with the boat, you will arrive at the Neretva house which can be reached only by boat. The Neretva house will offer you an unforgettable experience of the Neretva spirit by entering a traditionally designed restaurant, meeting the friendly hosts, and tasting the traditional Neretva cuisine. Here you will have a chance to try the famous brudet made out of frogs and eels along with some homemade wine and the most famous Neretva dessert made out of tangerines from the surrounding fields.
After lunch, you will head to the Rizman winery and catch the sunset with a wonderful panoramic view of Pelješac. At the Rizman winery, you will have a chance not only to enjoy the view but also to taste the family wines with brunch which includes prosciutto, cheese, anchovies, capers and the Rizman extra virgin olive oil.
After the wine tasting and brunch, tired but happy and satisfied, you will head back to Split.