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From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

1. From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

Make the most of your time in Croatia with a day trip to Krka National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful natural hotspots. See everything from waterfalls to medieval towns along the way.  Meet your guide and driver in Split before heading out to Skradin. Catch a relaxing boat ride to Krka National Park from here, with guaranteed unforgettable vistas on the way.   Once on the other side, benefit either from a roughly 1-hour complimentary guided tour of Krka, or the freedom to explore on your own. Either way, enjoy extra time after the optional guided tour to explore.  Whether it’s of flowing waterfalls at Skrandinski Buk, or historical flour mills, or wood trails, snap some photo opportunities of the unbelievable scenic views in front of you.  If you are traveling during the high season (June-September), board a bus to the postcard-worthy town of Primošten. Enjoy a couple of hours in this medieval island town to swim, chill, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll.  Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites’ waiting list. During the low season, when the weather is too cold for swimming, visit the picturesque city of Šibenik, famous for its impressive historical fortresses and known as a gateway to the National Park Kornati. Finish off the day with a transfer back to Split in time for the early evening.

Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

2. Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

Choose to get picked up from your hotel by selecting the option with transfers or meet your guide at the picnic area in Luka where you can park your vehicle. From there, go with a van or minibus to the start point of the rafting trip. At the start, get to know your river guide as they help you choose the appropriate equipment. Your guide will remain with you in the boat for the whole journey. After a short safety talk, embark on your 3-hour rafting along the 9-kilometer route of one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers. See rapids, waterfalls, caves and quiet parts of the river which are rich in flora and fauna. Along the way, take the opportunity to participate in other optional activities like swimming or rock jumping. The cliffs are up to 5 meters high and the river is 6 meters deep at the jumping spot. Finish your tour at a small beach where you can change clothes and have a drink. The parking area where you left your vehicle is just nearby.

Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

3. Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

Visit Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park's unique geology makes for a popular destination for people from all around the world. Meet up in Split and be greeted by your guide and board your transportation for the day. While driving to the park, have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, have 4 hours of free time to explore 16 beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water and hypnotic cascades, tour 7 different routes, hike 4 different trails, or just lounge in the shade. Plitvice's natural phenomenon causes it to constantly change through sedimentation of calcium carbonate. It creates special kinds of algae and moss, tufa, or travertine which are deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones. Besides the lakes, there are some interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After touring you can also catch a boat or train ride, before heading back to Split.

From Split: Canyoning on the Cetina River

4. From Split: Canyoning on the Cetina River

Depart Split and journey to a beautiful canyon along the Cetina River to take part in an exciting adventure amongst the rocks and waterfalls. Collect all the provided essential equipment on arrival, including Neoprene pants, helmet and life vest. Encounter breathtaking waterfalls and subterranean tunnels, along with the cascades of the 50-meter high Gubavica waterfall. Marvel as the sound of the river becomes louder as you descend into the canyon and find yourself in the middle of unspoiled nature. Walk through the river and its rapids using different techniques. Stop for refreshing swims in natural pools and get the chance to dive into the deep water off rocks, if you dare.

Cetina River Rafting & Cliff Jumping w Split Transfer Option

5. Cetina River Rafting & Cliff Jumping w Split Transfer Option

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a 3 to 4-hour rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Stop to swim and jump off rocks along the way. Look for wild animals and plant life and cool down under a waterfall as you explore.  Find several small lakes fed by tiny waterfalls containing crystal clear drinking water. Get an adrenaline rush as you paddle your way through the exciting rapids for 5 kilometers. Stop at the Tisne Stine canyon for another swim and optional rock jump from 4 to 5 meters high. Explore the uniquely beautiful subterranean world in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. Swim in the unbelievably clear spring water and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites.

Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

6. Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

Visit the beautiful Krka National Park on a day tour from Split by air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival at the park, walk the wooden path through the park and discover a green oasis with endemic species of birds, fish, and butterflies. Visit a beautiful ethno-village where you can see traditional costumes and crafts. Also see the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant below the Skradinski buk, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and the first in Europe. After spending time in the park with your guide, take a boat ride to Skradin. Visit a small village and sample fine Dalmatian wine before returning to Split at around 5:45 PM.

Cetina River Rafting 3-Hour Adventure

7. Cetina River Rafting 3-Hour Adventure

Spend some time on the Cetina River in southern Croatia with a 3-hour rafting adventure. Travel a length of 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) that descends 154 feet (47 meters) along the way, and enjoy the surroundings of the most water-rich river in Dalmatia. On this adventure, you will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to the river. After a safety briefing, you will be given the necessary equipment, including swimming vests, helmets, paddles, and neoprene suits if needed. Then head out onto the water. The first section of your trip covers a distance of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) in level 2 rapids. The remainder of the trip is level 3 rapids. This makes the trip safe for anyone age 5 or older, so long as minors are accompanied by their parents or guardians. At the end of your ride, you will be transported back to your hotel.

Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

8. Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

Rafting on the Cetina River is the most popular and most attended adventurous trip in Dalmatia. Rafting in the protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer. The quiet parts of the river and the second and third grade rapids make for an exciting three-hour experience combining both adventure and relaxation in the amazing Cetina river canyon. The journey through the crystal-green waters of the Cetina usually ends with a barbecue lunch on the banks of the river. You can find two small shops in the Zadvarje village and two restaurants with local food and coffee.

From Split: Cetina River Rafting Tour with Instructor

9. From Split: Cetina River Rafting Tour with Instructor

After departing from Split in the morning, you take a 30-minute drive to the rafting site. As a combination of adventure, sport, and fun, rafting has reached its top success here in Omis. The town of Omis is known as the best place for rafting, either for beginners or experienced rafters. Cetina River and its canyon of magnificent beauty give you an unforgettable experience. The whole activity lasts approximately 4 hours. You don’t have to go far from the sea to meet the charm of the River: just a few kilometers upstream from the mouth of Cetina the 3-hour adventure trip begins through picturesque river cuts, dancing waterfalls, and rapids, meanwhile offering the clear water surrounded by green woods. Omis is a small town which is ideal for a pleasant and active holiday. The 16-kilometer trip ends in the gorgeous “Radmanove Mlinice”, in the town’s green area, where you can rest and enjoy the natural environment. You then return to Split around 15:00.

From Omiš: Half-Day Cetina River Rafting Tour

10. From Omiš: Half-Day Cetina River Rafting Tour

On this half-day tour you will experience rafting on the beautiful Cetina River. The rapids of Cetina River are relatively easy and the scenery is breathtaking, including waterfalls, caves, deep canyons, and jungle-like vegetation along the clear and green river. The warm Mediterranean climate meets a mountain canyon and river – creating the ideal fairy tale setting. This half-day rafting trip ends in Radmanove Mlinice, an open-air restaurant situated around a beautiful old water mill. Here you can relax or enjoy a traditional Croatian meal after the rafting experience. No previous rafting experience is required for this tour, and even children over the age of 6 can participate accompanied by an adult. You will use professional rafting boats for a maximum of 8 persons, with one trained guide in each boat. You will be provided with a helmet, life jacket, a paddle, and one waterproof container per boat for personal items.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

The tour was good. The waterfalls are quite spectacular and pleasant to walk around. The day trip was nicely spaced so not a problem being in the bus or walking for too long. Daniela is an excellent tour guide with extensive knowledge of the country. The information she gave was interesting and not over complicated. I’d definitely recommend this tour.

Plitvice lakes is an amazing experience filled with beautiful lakes and lovely waterfalls. Would definitely recommend. Our tour guide - Vice was extremely accommodating and kind. He was fun and quirky with his descriptions and trivia.

Amazing rafting trip with fun and friendly guides! Beautiful drive up through the mountains and then rafting down a river with an optional cave tour and cliff jumping

Great day out, would recommend this trip. Loved the waterfalls and the wine tasting. Our guide Lovro was very informative and helpful.

Fantastic daytrip! Our guide miss D was very enthusiastic and fun. The waterfalls are amazing