Zrmanja River Kayaking Tour

Discover the hidden Dalmatian hinterland on this short kayaking break, where you'll explore the stunning Zrmanja River canyon and paddle to the Adriatic Sea.
From: 350€/person
Starting point
Finish point
3 days / 2 nights
Group size
Zadar - Novigrad
Paddle through the breathtaking Zrmanja River canyon
Swim under the stunning Krupa waterfalls
Experience both river and sea kayaking in one trip
Sleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of nature
Zrmanja river outdoor short trip day zrmanja upper
Paddle through spectacular canyons and rapids
Zrmanja river
Marvel at Zrmanja's beauty from above and below
Cetina river rafting
Navigate thrilling rapids for an adrenaline rush
Zrmanja cascade from above
Witness Krupa waterfalls as you kayak by
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Enjoy diverse landscapes on your kayaking adventure
Zrmanja river from above
Explore winding Zrmanja from a unique perspective
Novigrad croatia view
End your journey in Novigrad and create lifelong memories
DAY 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at the Zadar bus station or airport, you’ll be greeted by your host and transported to the idyllic village of Kastel Zegarski. After settling in at the campsite, gather with your guide and fellow adventurers for a delicious BBQ dinner. Discuss the exciting itinerary and get to know one another in preparation for the journey ahead.

Zrmanja river outdoor short trip day kastel zegarski
Zrmanja river outdoor short trip day kastel zegarski
Kastel zegarski zrmanja view
Kastel zegarski zrmanja view
Zrmanja river kayaking views
Zrmanja river kayaking views
Zrmanja river outdoor short trip day kastel zegarski
Kastel zegarski zrmanja view
Zrmanja river kayaking views
DAY 2: Zrmanja Exploration & Krupa Waterfalls

Start your day with a safety briefing before practicing your paddling skills on the beautiful Zrmanja River. As you navigate the tranquil waters, admire the abundant flora and fauna along the riverbanks. If time and weather allow, take a side trip to the Krupa River, where you’ll savor a picnic lunch and swim under the captivating waterfall. The afternoon brings excitement as you tackle thrilling rapids and cascading waterfalls on the second part of your river adventure.

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Paddle through spectacular canyons and rapids
Zrmanja kayaking
Zrmanja kayaking
Krupa waterfalls
Krupa waterfalls
Paddle through spectacular canyons and rapids
Zrmanja kayaking
Krupa waterfalls
DAY 3: From Zrmanja to the Adriatic Sea

After a hearty breakfast, drive to Obrovac and continue your kayaking odyssey down the Zrmanja River. The landscape transforms as you paddle through the dramatic canyon, surrounded by towering canyon cliffs and the river’s turquoise waters. Conclude your unforgettable journey at the Adriatic Sea near the town of Novigrad. After changing into dry clothes and bidding farewell to your group, depart for the airport or continue on your adventure in Croatia.

Zrmanja river outdoor short trip day zrmanja lower
Enjoy diverse landscapes on your kayaking adventure
Zrmanja river
Marvel at Zrmanja's beauty from above and below
Obrovac and zrmanja from above
Obrovac and zrmanja from above
Enjoy diverse landscapes on your kayaking adventure
Marvel at Zrmanja's beauty from above and below
Obrovac and zrmanja from above
Extra days

Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

Included in price

2 nights in the campsite (tent and sleeping mat included)
Private transportation throughout (pickup and drop off at Zadar airport, port, or main bus station)
2x breakfast (special dietary requests can be met, please let us know in advance)
2 x dinner
2 days of organised activities (+ use of equipment)
Skilled guide and assistance
Local taxes
International airfare to/from Croatia
Beverages and lunches or picnics
Sleeping bag and a pillow
Items of personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)

What to bring to the tour

Lightweight easily washable items for travel and daily wear
Sun hat with brim and sunglasses
Thin trousers and long sleeve for the evenings (just in case)
Lightweight rain jacket (waterproof and breathable)
Water shoes or other sport shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
Sleeping bag Pillow (if wanted)
Water bottle or hydration pack
Sunblock and lip balm
Personal first aid kit (including any medications you use)
Small backpack
Dry bag (if wanted)
Camera, film/memory cards and spare batteries

Designed for energetic and adventurous spirits, this trip offers a perfect blend of outdoor activities and stunning natural beauty.

Paddle through the spectacular Zrmanja River canyon and marvel at the Krupa waterfalls, while enjoying the thrill of kayaking on both the river and the Adriatic Sea.

Each day offers a unique kayaking experience, from practicing your paddling skills on a scenic river stretch to navigating thrilling rapids and waterfalls. The breathtaking landscapes range from lush and green to barren and desert-like, providing a diverse and unforgettable backdrop for your adventure.

Included in the tour price are accommodation in tents with sleeping mats, an experienced guide, and most meals. Please note that you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag, though a limited number of sleeping bags are available on request for an additional fee.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore Croatia’s hidden gems and create lifelong memories. Book your Zrmanja River Kayaking Tour today!

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Things to know

If you prefer warm weather and swimming, the best time to visit is during the summer months of June to August. During this time, the temperatures are high and the sea is perfect for swimming and water sports.

If you prefer cooler weather and hiking, the best time to visit is during the spring and fall months of April to May and September to October. During these months, the weather is mild and perfect for exploring the national parks. And even better, there are fewer tourists crowding around the most popular spots.

Overall, the best time to come to Croatia for an activity holiday is when you can find the perfect balance of weather and activities that suit your preferences.

At our company, we prioritize flexibility and tailoring the tour to fit your specific needs. To achieve this, we work with a variety of high-quality accommodations that can be adjusted based on your preferences, budget, and availability. The accommodation you will be staying at will be confirmed prior to the tour and communicated to you in advance.

The weather can sometimes have an impact on the activities planned on our tours. In the event of particularly bad weather, we may need to cancel or alter the itinerary to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our guests. If a cancellation does occur, we will provide suitable alternatives or offer a partial refund. If you are worried about the weather affecting your trip, please reach out to us before departure to discuss any potential impacts.

Our activity holidays are designed to be enjoyable and thrilling, but they do require a certain level of physical fitness. It is advisable that all participants have a moderate level of fitness to fully engage in the activities and prevent any potential injuries. If you have any doubts about your fitness level, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We will gladly discuss your options and help you choose the right holiday for you.

Yes, we provide all the essential equipment needed for the activities on our holidays. This includes safety gear like helmets, harnesses and other protective equipment, as well as any specialized equipment that might be needed for a specific activity. However, before arrival, we will need to take your measurements to ensure proper fitting of the gear. We assure you that it’s only for your safety and comfort and we aren’t being intrusive.

For the activities on our holidays, we recommend that you bring a swimsuit and towel for any water activities, and comfortable shoes that are easy to move around in for hiking and cycling. Additionally, please bring comfortable clothing that is suitable for the activities you will be participating in.

Breakfast is included in our holidays, but we make sure to provide ample time and options for lunch and dinner. We will provide information about local dining options and make recommendations based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. We aim to let you experience the local cuisine and have a delightful dining experience during your adventure holiday. Therefore, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Most of our activities are suitable for children who are at least 12 years old. However, in some cases, the minimum age may be determined by the child’s height or weight rather than their age. If you have any doubts about your child’s ability to participate in a specific activity, please feel free to ask us directly. We are happy to provide more information and assist you in choosing the right activities for your family.

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For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Private guided

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

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