Dive into the wilds of Croatia
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19 May
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Croatia Kayaking trip
Kayaks ahoy

Tackle eight-metre waterfalls on a thrilling kayak safari down the Mrežnica River

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes National Park
Nature haven

Wander through the spectacular turquoise lagoons and forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Hvar Island Hvar Island
Island sweet spot

Take a ferry to Hvar Island and discover the beaches and bars of “the new St Tropez”

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Zagreb Zagreb
Zagreb ale trail

Embrace the sun-kissed streets of the capital with a local beer-tasting session

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waterfall rock pool Croatia Kayaking trip
Wild swimming

Paddle in secluded waterfall rock pools and stretch out in crystal-clear seas

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What's included

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, cheese and beer tastings

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in twin room hotels

  • All activities, from kayaking to hiking, included. Local Flash Pack guide and driver

  • Max 14 Flashpackers

  • Private airport transfers anytime on Day 1, Hvar ferry, country travel in private minibus

About the trip

Sure, you could visit somewhere in Europe that is well-known for being well-known, but that would be like watching the same movie over and again. And you would be missing out on the awesome beauty of Croatia.

Bursting with gushing waterfalls and turquoise lakes, this land of eternal sunshine is the perfect setting for endless paddling and picnicking. Join us as we kayak down the giant waterfalls of Mrežnica river and hike around the UNESCO lagoons of Plitvice Lakes National Park. We’ll knock back craft ales in the capital Zagreb and load up on cheese at an old-school factory on Novković farm. Then it’s over the Dalmatian Coast for some sandy downtime on 13th Century Hvar island, hailed as “the new St Tropez”.

Whether you’re bar-hopping through cobbled streets or basking by turquoise seas, here lies a place that is stacked with off-radar delights. We won’t tell the tourists if you don’t…

Where you will stay

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo

Traditional Croatian timber houses near Plitvice Lakes

Unfussy wooden lodges dot through the forest, with a swimming pool, pretty white cabanas, free wifi and a hearty buffet breakfast.

Why we stay here

Friendly staff and fantastic food are the mainstays here. There’s also a wellness zone with a treatment room and a salt therapy suite. And there’s a petting zoo. Yep – really.

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Hotel Dubrovnik dining area Hotel Dubrovnik bedroom

Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb

Located in the historic charm of Ban Jelačić Square in the heart of the capital

Conveniently situated within a short stumble of the beer tasting venue, the shops, bars and restaurants of Zagreb are right on your doorstep

Why we stay here

Enjoy a classy interior complete with spacious rooms and minibar. There’s free wifi throughout to upload your photos of the stunning Zagreb skyline.

 

Hotel Jupiter Hotel Jupiter

Hotel Jupiter, Split

A chic little gem minutes away from the main beach area of Split

The hotel is basically built into the Diocletian Palace.

Why we stay here

Be sure to check out the outdoor jacuzzi and sauna. The service is personal and utterly charming; you won’t ever want to leave. 

The Flash Pack Promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

Itinerary

Day 1

Beers and banter in Zagreb

Touch down in Zagreb and get set to dive head-first into adventure. Take a private transfer to your hotel, found slap-bang in the centre of the city. Settle into your digs before meeting your fellow Flashpackers and guide for a whistlestop foray around sun-kissed Zagreb, to ensure maximum beer-drinking time later on. During a busy afternoon of sightseeing in this colourful city, prepare to enjoy (*deep breath*) the Upper Town, the Cathedral, the Stone Gate, St Mark’s Church, Ban Jelačić and other places of note. This is your chance to get a feel for the capital’s cafe-lined squares, eclectic architecture and air of Adriatic charm, before heading to one of its hippest bars. Here, we’ve laid on an exuberant beer-tasting session, where you can taste the difference between unpasteurised, unfiltered lagers and bond over lugs of local ale (or wine, if you prefer). Cheers your Flash Pack pals and salute to the adventures ahead.

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Beer tasting Zagreb

Day 2

All aboard a kayak safari

After a big breakfast to soak up last night’s beer, we’ll head off to a family farm for another kind of tasting. Nestled in the unspoilt village of Točak, Novković factory uses old-school crafting materials to produce eight different cheeses. We’ll try all of them (it’s only right) before heading on to conquer Mrežnica’s kayaking territory, with its emerald, free-flowing river and remote woodland. Beginners, fear not – you’ll receive expert instructions and the waters here offer a good, safe ride. Immerse yourself in the wilderness as you paddle between thick forest and lush green valleys, stopping to picnic by a cascading waterfall. Leap from white cliffs, wild swim in natural pools and paddle over eight-metre drops on this euphoric afternoon jaunt down the river. We’ll then continue south to our hotel in the Plitvice Lakes region, a charismatic hangout with its own petting zoo (don’t be surprised if a few goats wander through the grounds… )

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Croatia Kayaking trip

Day 3

Do go chasing waterfalls

Dial down to nature today on a guided amble around Plitvice Lakes National Park. Wrapped in a lush forest cloak, Plitvice Lakes is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world; little surprise it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During a four-hour walkabout, we’ll discover sixteen terraced lakes joined together by almost a hundred cascading waterfalls. Ramble through this wonderland of emerald lagoons and sun-dappled falls, wandering down the wooden walkways that cut through the greenery for enchanting views and photo opps. Afterwards, we’ll hit the road on a scenic two-and-a-half drive to the oranged-tiled coastal city of Split. Check into your chic hotel and bask in the outdoor jacuzzi, or hit the local bars with your fellow Flashpackers in tow. A glass of Croatian wine by the harbour is the perfect way to drink in the feel of this ancient and vivacious city.

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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Day 4

Beach time in beautiful Hvar

Today, you’ll have the morning to explore Split as you please. One of the Med’s oldest cities is packed to the brim with seafront cafes, boutiques and a rich sense of culture, all played out to the backdrop of the sparkling Adriatic sea. After drinking up the atmosphere (and a cappuccino or two), we’ll head to the port and catch a high-speed ferry to Hvar island, known as “the new St Tropez”. Mooch around the winding traffic-free streets of the hillside fortress town, tucked away behind 13th Century walls. Explore the elevated citadel, make yourself at home in a 300-year-old cypress garden or find a hidden restaurant in the shade. Of course, you can always make like the Croatians and grab some “fjaka” (down time) on the Insta-worthy beaches. When you’ve had your fill of island paradise, hop on the ferry back to Split and soak in the bar scene of this effervescent city.

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Hvar

Day 5

Farewell Split – and Dubrovnik calling?

Try and book a later flight out today, so you can join our last-day walkabout through the palaces, cathedrals and secret alleyways of Split. If the weather is on our side, we’ll wander over to the pretty nature reserve of Marjan for coffee and ice-cream. Hungry for more? We recommend climbing the striking Saint Domnius Bell Tower right by our hotel, as one final hurrah. Remember, you can always extend your adventure here with a  two-night stay in the beautiful Hotel More in Dubrovnik; let us know and we’ll make it happen. If you are heading home, arrange your own taxi to the airport and fly high from your jaunt along the sun-clad Adriatic coast. You’ve kayaked down waterfalls and hiked through emerald lakes, discovering ancient cities and beautiful islands in Europe’s unsung wonderland. We don’t blame you if you grab your canoe and paddle off into the Croatian sunset. This is paradise, after all.

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Dubrovnik Croatia Group Adventure

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Important notes
  • Fly into Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb and out of Resnik Airport in Split.
  • Please try and arrive into Zagreb before 3pm on Day 1. On Day 5, you can leave anytime but we recommend taking an afternoon flight so you have time for our walk around Split.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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