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Mrežnica river expedition

Rafting / kayaking / sailing
Rafting / kayaking / sailing
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Tour details
Destinations: Zvečaj
Guide language: English, Croatian
Group size: min 4 — max 16
Duration: 2 days
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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival to destination, Zvecaj village

Our trip begins in Zvecaj village at the restaurant Zeleni Kut where we'll gather up and meet over a cup of coffee or tea. After a short introduction to our trip for the next two days, we will pack everything we need and get to the starting point of the trip. To reach the upper canyon of the Mreznica River between Primislje and Trzic, the most beautiful part of the river right in the wilderness, you need a little more effort. The adventure takes us through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters it for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects. We will bypass cliffs of carved white rocks, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, strong freshwater springs and pools of water which are great for swimming in summer. The second highest waterfall on the Mreznica (8m) is a magical place ideal for swimming and jumping where we'll make a picnic break. We continue our river expedition downstream to the confluence of Touncica and Mreznica River where our camp is located. Our next steps are changing into dry clothes, putting up the tents and preparing for dinner.

Campsite; Meals: D (picnic on your own); Van drive to start: 1 hour; kayaking: 15 km; 4-5hours

Day 2  Continuing our expedition downstream

This morning after breakfast we continue our kayaking expedition down the emerald Mreznica River. The journey meanders through a spectacular landscape of lush forests and open meadows. The day will be filled with swimming, jumping off the waterfalls and enjoying the beautiful nature. Clear emerald water, unspoiled forest and magical landscapes - that is Mreznica, one of Croatia's finest and clearest rivers, ideal for kayaking, canoeing and rafting. This typical karst river with numerous travertine waterfalls interspersed with calm water can reach 27 degrees Celsius in summer!


Due to its biological diversity and variety of habitats, the Mreznica area will soon be categorized as a nature park. After this long but beautiful and challenging day on the river, we finish up at the Zeleni Kut restaurant where we have time to change into dry clothes and relax while having lunch. We depart home after.

Meals: B and L (picnic on your own); kayaking: 17 km; 4-5hours, moderate to challenging


Note on Itinerary:

This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which could be caused by exceptional situations. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.


DETAILS:

 Accommodation: centre of Croatia

Season: from April to October

Distance Zagreb 100km

Daily activities: kayaking, swimming

Activity level: moderate/challenging

 

Price includes:

  • 1 night in a camp (tent and sleeping mat included)
  • meals as noted in itinerary (B=breakfast and D=dinner)
  • use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 2 days organized activities
  • neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • skilled guide and assistance
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • local taxes
  • insurance

 

Not Included:

  • international airfare to/from Croatia;
  • beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in itinerary
  • items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s).

Accommodation:

You will be accommodated in the camp Slap on the bank of the Mreznica River. Located in the heart of beautiful preserved nature, this unique canyon attracts attention and admiration of all visitors. It's a perfect harmony between man and nature. We will provide tents and sleeping mats. There is no better place to relax and enjoy than the beautiful preserved nature of the river bank.

NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only.

The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank. All prices are per person.

Weather - summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Raftrek
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