Croatia

Rafting, Canyoning & Kayaking on Croatia's Cetina River

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Experience Croatia in a dynamic 5-day journey, blending exhilarating adventures with enriching cultural encounters.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Omiš

You will be picked up from Split, Croatia at the central meeting point. We then take a short, drive (30 mins) to our accommodation in Omiš. After you have settled in, you’ll gather for dinner and information about the week ahead.

*Arrivals before 6 pm are recommended, but arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to a surcharge depending on your accommodation.

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Day 2: Rafting on the River Cetina

Right after breakfast, we head out for an exhilarating rafting trip on the Cetina River. This 10 km (3 hr) journey is segmented into three distinct parts. Your guide will tell you about the river's rich ecosystem and brief you on any potential challenges ahead.

A short break allows for a refreshing swim and rest under the trees. The adventure escalates in the second section with invigorating rapids. Here, at the 'Tisne Stine' area, thrill-seekers can plunge from the cliffs into the deep waters. The final segment presents gentler rapids, guiding you towards the idyllic setting of Radman’s Mills, where your rafting experience concludes.

After returning from the river, you'll have time to unwind, explore the town of Omiš or enjoy a nice afternoon at the beach.

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Day 3: Canyoning

Start your day with a nice cup of coffee over breakfast. Today promises an exhilarating and unique canyoning adventure. The ancient river has sculpted a breathtaking landscape of waterfalls, lakes, subterranean tunnels, sheer cliffs, and the awe-inspiring 50-meter Gubavica waterfall.

Under the guidance of our expert team, you'll be outfitted with top-notch gear and briefed on safety protocols. Swim in pristine natural pools, navigate through mysterious underground passages, and explore the mesmerizing waterfalls and rapids.

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Day 4: River and sea kayaking

We set off in our kayaks right after breakfast. We will be paddling from Radmanove Mlinice, steering westward to where the Cetina River kisses the Adriatic Sea. As the journey unfolds, you'll glide into the historic city of Omiš.

Yet, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Discover a sunken ship resting in merely 3 meters of water – an ideal spot for exploration.

The day culminates at a mile-long sandy beach, a splendid backdrop for a variety of beach activities, or simply unwinding with a cocktail or two at the nearest beach bars.

The tour ends at Omiš main beach, where you can have free time to enjoy the beach and maybe a cocktail or two from the nearby beach bars.

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Day 5: Breakfast and departure

Relax and enjoy a delightful breakfast on your final morning. You may decide to board a flight home, carrying with you a trove of unforgettable memories.

Alternatively, the allure of Croatia invites you to continue your adventure. Our expert guides stand ready to offer insider advice and exclusive recommendations.

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What's Included

Included
  • Meals during the trip (4 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners).
  • Professional guides.
  • All technical equipment (kayak, paddles, drybags, wetsuits, helmets, canyoning shoes, lifejackets).
  • Transfer to/back from Split city center (see FAQs).
  • Transfer to/back all activities.
  • Accommodation in 3* private apartment or 3* hotel.
Not Included
  • Personal spending money for drinks and snacks.
  • Lunches during the trip.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Airport transfers (we offer pick-up from Split city center).
  • Appropriate clothing (water shoes, swimming clothing).
  • International flights.
  • Visa (if applicable).
Have a question?

If you have any questions about this trip or want to speak with an expert, get in touch.

We're ready to help.

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Rated 5.0

6 verified reviews

Kieran
Kieran

(Aug 2023)

I spent a wonderful week in Omiš with Malduk, carrying out several activities including kayaking, canyoning, hiking, rafting and visits to nature parks nearby. The organisers and guides put so much effort into making me feel welcome and tailored the experience really kindly. The experiences themselves are set in such an idyllic environment and created and led with clear expertise and connection to the locality and its culture. This was great if you're into physical activities balanced with space and time to chill and the atmosphere in the groups was really friendly and fun, again steered really nicely by organisers and guides. Omiš is a real hidden gem... the mix of bustling town, the freshwater Cetina river and the relaxed coast gives you a perfect escape from busier spots along the coast and in Split if that's what you're after. Thanks so much to Malduk for a brilliant time.

Gabriel
Gabriel

(Aug 2023)

Thanks to Tony for introducing us to this magnificent river! Sensation and smile guaranteed! Thanks also to Eva for her patience and her culture!

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Charlotte
Charlotte

(Jul 2023)

We did the multi-activity adventure week at the end of July and it was fantastic. All the activities were brilliant, and the week they planned had a good mix of different things. The accommodation was very pleasant and close to a lovely beach, and Omis is a great town to explore. Special thanks to Damir, Eva, Toni and Mitch for their hard work to make this week such fun, and in particular for their help and flexibility with reorganising an activity at short notice. They are a well organised company who communicates very well, and they go above and beyond to ensure your trip is a great experience. Thank you!

Tomas
Tomas

(Jun 2023)

It was really great time down there. Perfect staff and service. I would recommend to everyone. It’s fine even for beginners.

Tanja
Tanja

(Jun 2023)

Great experience and an excellent guide!

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FAQs

Before you go

For solo travellers who don't want to share a room, there is a single supplement available. This amount is payable directly to the tour operator, in the country. Single Supplement Rates (per day): € 30 for studio / € 45 for 1-bed apart (April/May/June/September) € 50 for studio / € 70 for 1-bed apart (July/August)

This trip is suitable for a wide range of experience levels. Some general fitness is needed for these multi-hour activities. Don't worry, you will be able to return to your accommodation to rest afterwards! For the canyoning: Average activity time lasts anywhere from 2 to 4 hours per day. Prior experience in canyoning is not necessary. It's helpful to have good general fitness, flexibility, and upper body strength. For the rafting: Rafting trips on the Cetina River usually last around 3 to 4 hours per day, depending on the selected route. Rafting is accessible to most fitness levels. For the kayaking: Average activity time can range from 2 to 3 hours per day, with options for both calm water and more adventurous white-water kayaking. Kayaking on white-water sections of the river requires prior kayaking experience and training. Practice kayaking skills and techniques in calm waters before attempting white-water kayaking. You can work on your fitness and endurance through cardiovascular exercises like running or hiking. Flexibility exercises and strength training for the upper body can help with rappelling and navigating through the canyon. Strength and agility training, along with upper body and core workouts, are important for kayaking.

- Swimming suit for duration of the trip - Travel clothes - Trainers, hiking shoes - Towel - Sun hat with brim and sunglasses - 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

Th minimum age for this trip is 8 years.

If you hold a British, EU, US, Australian, NZ, or Canadian passport, you do not need a visa to enter Croatia. Please check with your local embassy or official site for visa information for entering Croatia.

On your trip

During this trip, you will have 3 activities, all on the Cetina River. DAY 2: 10km rafting DAY 3: 3km hiking, swimming, and jumping DAY 4: 10km kayaking

In Dalmatia the water from the tap is drinkable. But if you prefer, supermarkets also sell bottled water.

During this trip, you have the choice of one of the 3* hotels or 3* private accommodations in Omiš. Based on the dates you have chosen, we will share options for you to choose from. Please check your messages in your Skyhook dashboard and let us know your selection. All accommodation options have Wi-fi. Please make sure you bring EU adapter plugs for your devices.

No, during the trip and for all activities you can leave your belongings at the accommodation and only bring essentials for the activity of the day.

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners are included in this package. If you choose to stay in a Hotel the meals will be at the hotel. If you choose to stay in private accommodation the meals will be provided by a nearby restaurant. Meals can include meat, fish and vegetarian options.

Meals for vegans and vegetarians can be arranged. If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

During the canyoning tour, there are some areas with steep cliffs that guests with a fear of heights or vertigo may have an issue with. Please let our guides know that you are afraid of heights before the tour starts.

We can either pick you up in Split (centre only) or meet you in Omis, depending if you are renting a car for this trip. Pick-up and drop-off times are flexible depending on your arrival (day 1) and departure flights (day 5). However, we recommend arriving before 6:00 PM as a surcharge may be applicable on later transfers. Transfers from the airport are not included in the price. To reach the meeting point, you can use Uber or public shuttle. The shuttle takes you to the main Split bus station. From these to the meeting point, you have less than 950m walk. If you are renting a car for this trip we recommend meeting us at the Omis meeting point. Our team will meet you there and take you to your accommodation.

In Omis, Croatia, during the summer, you can expect warm and sunny weather with pleasant temperatures. Here's a general overview of the summer weather in Omis: The summer months, from June to August, are the warmest. Daytime temperatures typically range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), with occasional peaks in July and August reaching even higher. Nighttime temperatures are milder, ranging from 18°C to 24°C (64°F to 75°F). Rainfall and humidity: Summers in Omis are relatively dry, with minimal rainfall. Occasional brief showers or thunderstorms may occur, but they are infrequent and typically do not disrupt travel plans. Humidity levels are generally moderate, especially along the coast. Coastal areas like Omis benefit from sea breezes, which help keep the air comfortable even during the warmest days. Sea temperature: The Adriatic Sea, along the Omi's coastline, is warm during the summer months, making it perfect for swimming and water sports. Sea temperatures in the summer typically range from 22°C to 26°C (72°F to 79°F).

This experience welcomes adventurers of varying fitness levels, with no prior experience required. The river's temperature varies between 15°C and 19°C, changing with the seasons. Ensuring your safety, you'll be equipped with personal flotation devices and helmets, while our guides are affiliated with the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and utilize EU-certified equipment. Canyoning, which can be divided into basic and extreme canyoning, requires a fair level of fitness.

Other FAQs

Currency and payment methods: The official currency of Croatia is Euros (EUR). Credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro) are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, and larger cities like Split and Dubrovnik. However, it's a good idea to carry some cash for small purchases and in more remote areas. Notify your bank about your travel plans to ensure that your debit/credit card works smoothly abroad, and enquire about any associated fees. ATMs are readily available in cities and tourist destinations, making it convenient to withdraw cash in Euros. Be aware of potential foreign transaction fees imposed by your bank when using ATMs abroad. Be sure to budget for extra meals, drinks and taxi/ bus fares. You'll also want to buy some souvenirs and go shopping for local products, such as Croatian wine, olive oil, and handicrafts. Tipping Policy: Tipping in Croatia is appreciated but not obligatory. It's a common practice to leave a tip for good service. In restaurants, it's customary to round up the bill or leave a tip of 10% to 15% of the total amount if service is not included in the bill. Check the bill to see if a service charge has already been added. For other services, such as guided tours or transportation, tipping is also appreciated but not mandatory. You can round up or leave a small tip as a gesture of gratitude. Currency Exchange: It's advisable to exchange some currency before your trip or upon arrival at the airport or a local bank for convenience. Exchange rates may vary, so compare rates at different exchange offices to get the best deal.

Yes, you can extend the trip even before your arrival. Just let us know which dates you would like to extend, and if you would like to add any other activities during the extended period.

Greetings: When meeting someone for the first time or entering a shop or restaurant, it's customary to offer a polite greeting, such as "Dobar dan" (Good day) or "Bok" (Hi). A handshake is a common form of greeting for both men and women in Croatia. Dress Code: Dalmatia, like much of Croatia, has a relaxed dress code, especially in coastal areas. Casual attire is generally acceptable for most occasions, including sightseeing and dining at casual restaurants. However, dress modestly when visiting churches or religious sites. Language: While many people in tourist areas speak English and other languages, learning a few basic Croatian phrases can go a long way in showing respect for the local culture. Respect for traditions and customs: Be mindful of local customs, especially in smaller communities. Respect religious traditions, and ask for permission before taking photographs in churches or at local events. If you are invited into someone's home, it's customary to bring a small gift, such as flowers or a bottle of wine, as a token of appreciation. Beach etiquette: Follow the local beach rules, which may include designated swimming areas and respecting quiet hours. Nudity on public beaches is generally not acceptable. Noise levels: Keep noise levels down, especially during the afternoon siesta hours when many businesses may close for a short break.

Your head guide is Malduk

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Malduk Adventure, based in Ka Tel Kambelovac.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

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