This small-group Croatian adventure is ideal for families. Explore beautiful Hvar and historic Split while you kayak, cycle, and sail your way through Dalmatia. Learn about Croatia’s rich history, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, taste your way through Dalmatia’s best dishes and explore Croatia’s pristine nature with your family.
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Welcome to Croatia!
Arrive in Split and settle into your accommodations. Then, meet your guides for an orientation before settling out to explore Split’s stunning sights on your own.
Sea Kayaking Čiovo Island
Enjoy a fresh breakfast in Split before traveling to our put-in site on the Marjan Peninsula. Paddle across the Adriatic’s vivid blue waters across the Čiovo channel. Views of Split, its surrounding mountain ranges, and the cragged coastlines of Solta and Brac glint in the distance. We take a break at one of Čiovo’s many sun-baked pebble beaches. Take a dip, snorkel or soak in the Mediterranean sun before hopping back in your kayak. Look out for Čiovo’s beloved dolphins playing among the waves or sea birds wheeling up above.
Cetina River Adventures
Today’s a day of adrenaline-filled fun on the Cetina river. Begin your morning rafting down the Cetina river, and after lunch take to the skies while you zipline above the Cetina river canyon. Experience Croatia’s stunning landscapes from unique perspectives and breathtaking speeds—a sure family favorite.
Sail to Hvar and Pakleni Islands
Today you have the exciting opportunity to board a private sailing boat for a cruise from Split to Hvar. It’s a relaxing day at sea filled with swimming and beachcombing. We stop en route for a picnic lunch at one of Brač’s secluded bays. Later, we sail past the lush Pakleni Islands and enjoy a new view of Hvar town’s picturesque harbor and fortress.
Sea Kayak Pakleni Islands
The Pakleni archipelago offers a myriad of cliffs, coves and capes. Swim among clear turquoise waters, walk along beaches shaded by pine trees and keep an eye out for passing dolphins. It’s a leisurely day full of paddling, swimming, snorkeling and soaking up the sun. We paddle back to Hvar early in the afternoon, giving you plenty of time to explore what else Hvar offers this evening.
Bike to Stari Grad
We travel from Hvar town to Stari Grad this morning. From there, we hop on our bikes and begin our pedal through picturesque villages and green pastures. Our return ride takes you by a local family-owned farm in Ager, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, relax with a traditional, farm-fresh Croatian lunch paired with delicious wine. After lunch, we return to Hvar where you may continue to explore at your leisure.
Say goodbye to Croatia today. We arrange your departure in accordance with your flight schedule so that you have a smooth journey home.
Dates & Rates
These tours are semi supported - this means we will take care of all the logistics and accommodations as well as set up the daily tours and activities. Each day you will be collected for your next adventure meeting new guides and like minded travelers along the way. Evenings are free to do some personal exploring but our guides are always happy to point out fun things to do and great places to eat!
Prices above are based on 3* hotels but if you want something more luxurious we can arrange that at an extra cost.
• All activities as indicated on your itinerary
• All meals as indicated on your itinerary
• Transfer from the airport
• All accommodations as indicated on your itinerary
• Services of professional guides
• All necessary outdoor activity equipment
• Airfare to and from Croatia
• Gratuities for guides
• Items of a personal nature
• Meals and Drinks not expressly included
• Tour Extensions
FAQ & More
July and August are considered Croatia’s ‘season’. It is summer during that time, and tourism is in full swing. The weather is hot, the sea is blue, and the coast is at its best. The only drawback is that it is the peak of tourist season. Everything is busy in Croatia this during the summer and the crowds can be overwhelming. The weather in Croatia varies from the north to the coast. The north has a Continental climate with temperatures averaging around 77 degrees Fahrenheit in August. The coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate and the temperature can reach as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather in May, June, September, and October will be milder, but some businesses may be closed.
You will need a passport that is valid for 6 months past the end of your trip, but a visa is not required for tourists who are on trips of less than 90 days.
The currency in Croatia is the Kuna, although some places will accept the Euro, you may get stung by the exchange rate. You can either exchange currency before you travel or get it from an ATM when you arrive, again watch for the exchange rate. Remember, it is never a good idea to keep a lot of cash on you while you are traveling, but in local shops and markets having some Kuna on you is helpful.
As long as we are aware of your dietary requirements in advance of your trip we can cater to these.
Depending on where you are traveling from, you may need to bring a power converter with you. The outlets in Croatia are 220 volt outlets. The US and Canadian standard is between 110 and 120 volts.
We use Prijon HTP sea kayaks. Some of the models we use are Kodiak, Seyak, Touryak and Poseidon. All kayaks are equipped with rudders. Neoprene covers, life vests, spry skirts and dry bags are provided. For day tours we use aluminum paddles while for the multiday programs we provide carbon paddles
If you are prone to sea sickness, make sure to talk to your physician before travelling for suggestions as to what will help. A natural and inexpensive way to combat sea sickness is ginger chews and acupressure bands.
For most of our hiking trips a good trail shoe is recommended - something with a good tread on the sole but lightweight in the heat. We provide walking poles for all our hikes if needed.
From road bike to mountain bikes. Depending of the program and activity, we will provide you right type of the bike suitable for the terrain. For our typical day trips we use hybrid bikes.