Indescribably beautifulA review of Croatia - Plitvice Lakes Adventure by Stephen Lee11 August 2014
The Plitvice lakes are indescribably beautiful and no photo can possibly do them credit. Yes, there were lots of people but nothing could detract from the utter beauty, colour and magic of the place.The lakes apart, my favourite day was on Zrmanja River where we felt we were the only people there on the azure blue water with the kingfishers. There is excitement with the falls and rapids but…
Read more nothing frightening or dangerous. The frightening and, to me dangerous, day was the trip down Mreznica river. The children age 14 and 16 just loved this day. Leaping off 9m drops into the water and bombing over 3m waterfalls in the kayaks was their idea of heaven. There was one 8yr old boy who just couldn't keep the massive grin off his face especially when he managed the 9m jump.The water rafting down River Una was utterly beautiful especially at the beginning. Unfortunately there was a storm in the offing so we didn't manage the swimming or jumping from a bridge but it was still a marvellous day.The cycling day was in torrential rain which made it very memorable. Barac caves were good but what we really enjoyed was home-made lunch provided by a family under an awning to keep the rain off. The lemonade was gorgeous and we drank gallons, lovely.I must now add a word for the guides. Our main guide, Slaven, who we had throughout, was marvellous. He was easy company, got us everywhere at the best possible times and very safety conscious. I trusted him when he was about to tip me over what felt like a 30m waterfall (was only 3m) which is quite amazing! The other guides we had, both in Bosnia (River Una) and Croatia were friendly, approachable and fun. I couldn't fault anyone.One word of warning to vegetarians. This is a meat loving nation so though vegetarians are catered fo, the imagination is lacking!I would recommend this holiday to anyone.
Excellent holidayA review of Greece - Family Activity Holiday in the Land of the Ancient Greeks by Shirley Waller04 August 2014
Excellent holiday in Greek Peloponnese. Accommodation in Tripoli & Nafplio was very comfortable and welcoming. Activities were well organised, with experienced Instructors. We enjoyed the variety with white water rafting, cycling, gorge walking and sailing with optional extras of water skiing, visits to cultural sites of Mycenae Epidaurus.Christos, our host, was friendly, informative and…
Read more enthusiastic, nothing was too much trouble.This was the first time we had done an organised activity break and although we had planned activities every day, we felt we had plenty of time for reading and relaxation.All our party enjoyed the week. The flexibility offered by Activities Abroad allowed us to add several extra days to the trip to arrange our own agenda and visit Poros and Athens.A great holiday. We felt we had seen much more of Greece, the people and culture than confining ourselves to more traditional tourist areas.