All prices include: transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and guides; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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What's included?

  • Transfers: group airport and activity transfers (private airport transfers may incur a supplement) 
  • Accommodation: 7 nights two-bedroom apartment-style accommodation
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: ferry to Zlarin Island, Visocan Island visit, cycling and walking tour of Krka River National Park, Paklenica National Park hike and Zadar visit, white-water rafting and Zrmanja River kayak safari (order of activities is subject to change)
  • All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors
  • Services of our local representatives or guides

Croatia is a country blessed by natural and manmade beauty. The Dalmatian Coast is a match for any archipelago in the world, cities such as Split and Dubrovnik are the stuff of legend and national parks protect stunning environments on the islands and the mainland.

The small town of Skradin, where we’ve based this 7-night active family adventure, is the ideal base from which to explore both the coast and the national parks and all that they offer. 

This holiday makes the absolute most of Croatia’s natural environment. You’ll see the fabulous coastline and spend lots of time actively exploring rivers and national parks. There’s cycling in Skradin, a visit to the Krka National Park with a short walking tour through the park, hiking in Paklenica National Park, rafting on the fast-flowing Cetina River and kayaking through the Zrmanja River’s spectacular steep-sided canyons.

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Skradin is a lovely place to stay with honey-coloured stone buildings, ubiquitous red roofs, a stunning marina and an excellent choice of restaurants. The town sits on the River Krka and right next to the Krka National Park, a veritable adventure playground of rivers, lakes, hills and forests.

There is a popular local beach on the inlet, just on the outskirts of the main part of town and very popular cycling and walking trail to the Skradinski Buk waterfalls. The waterfalls are magnificent and reminiscent of somewhere you might see in a tropical TV advert.

We can’t think of a better way to explore the very best of Croatia’s coast and country than on a multi-activity holiday. You’ll be safe under the tutelage, guidance and supervision of qualified guides so all you have to do is listen and then enjoy.

Image credits: Croatian National Tourist Board/Ivo Biocina
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Traveller Reviews

  • Excellent location, great varied trip 25 August 2019 by The Telfer Family

    Fantastic. The guides Vana and Andro made the holiday a huge success, they tried exceptionally hard to meet the needs of all the group. The varied range of activities was good and the guides were able to involve everyone no matter of age or ability. We liked the hiking and rock climbing as the variety was superb. The river kayaking was a close second. Excellent location, great varied trip. Thought
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    it was great. We will be interested in booking something next year.
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  • We loved it all! 25 August 2019 by The McLeish Family

    The local guides were outstanding, Vana and Andro were absolute super stars. They were super organised and professional but also so much fun. They were wonderful with the children. We loved it all but especially the river canoeing, it was in a gorgeous setting and was lots of fun.

  • Coast and National Parks Activity Week 25 August 2019 by The Rogers Family

    Guides were outstanding, Raftrek run an excellent programme. If you are very fit, then you'll enjoy it.

  • Coast and National Parks Activity Week 04 August 2019 by The McEvoy Family

    It was one of the best holidays we have had as a family.

  • Absolutely superb holiday 28 July 2019 by The Ivory Family

    Absolutely superb holiday - exactly what we hoping for, and better. Guides/hosts were utterly brilliant. Choice of activities was perfect - thanks.

  • Another success - thank you! 28 July 2019 by The Williams Family

    All family members enjoyed all the activities. Difficult to pick out one! From us 4 - 2 votes for sea kayaking, 1 vote each fro hike and rafting! The sea kayaking was an acivity new to us. It was broken up into managemable chunks with plenty of rest/swimming time. We went for a lovely (and filling!) lunch on the island at the half way mark which was very pleasant. it perhaps wold have been nicer
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    to spend a bit more time on the island to have a little look round instead of just eat lunch and then have to leave again. This was the only suggesion I could make as we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Hiking was good and although a bit difficult in parts due to the heat, but enjoyable nonetheless. One of the highlights was the stop off for swimming in a beautiful natural pool (found thanks to our guides!) on the way up and down the mountain. The pace was just right for all of us and scenery stunning. The rafting was great fun and our guide ("Big Luka" - there are 2 apparently) was fantastic and very funny. The river kayaking was also great and our teenage sons especially enjoyed "going solo" down the 3m waterfall while we looked on in fear/wonder/amazement! The cycling was the hardest activity, definitely due to the intense heat. There were hills to climb which in the UK I'm sure wouldn't be an issue but in 34 degrees were pretty tough. However, our guide, Anna, was fantastic, and we were under no pressure to go faster as we all went at the pace of the slowest member. There was no shame in getting off to walk for periods if necessary. She kept us informed of distances/hills to cover and, importantly, when the swimming stop was coming! It was a long day but fortunately broken up by a 2 hour lunch stop back at the hotel where we could refresh. Definitely worth doing the "hard cycle", ie to monastery in the morning and the easier flat cycle to the waterfall in the afternoon, rather than the other way round as was on our itinerary. The guides obviously know best and what's preferable. We all made it and there was an incredible sense of achievement at the end (albeit lots of aching legs!). This was our second holiday with Activities Abroad. As previously, what made this holiday work so well were the guides. Our two guides, Dommy and Anna were both fantastic. They were fun, friendly, well-informed and good with the kids (even normally monosyllabic teenagers!). They worked long hours and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Whatever they are earning they deserve a pay rise! This holiday included evening meals at the hotel. Although you may have felt "restricted" by this, there was need. The food was good and it was great to get together with the group in the evening to chat in a relaxed setting (rather than puffing your way up a mountain!). I think our group bonded well and the kids all got on and played cards together most nights. Although many of the activities on this holiday were the same (we did the Spain Pyrenees holiday previously), the holiday was very different and equally as good. The activities are a major part, but we found it's also about the location, scenery, culture and also the different families that form part of your group. If a family is considering doing a further holiday with Activities Abroad but is worried it might be a bit "samey" as they've done something similar before, I would encourage them to go for it as they will get completely new experiences and it's a great way of seeing a different country - from the mountains, roads, river or coastline. Another success - thank you!
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  • Very enjoyable family holiday. 07 July 2019 by The Hendry Family

    They were all enjoyable but from a personal viewpoint I particularly enjoyed the rock climbing.

  • We had a fantastic holiday 19 August 2018 by The Northover Family

    We had a fantastic holiday. Our guides were excellent, especially Marko, who is a natural leader and was always patiently on hand to answer questions and help out. We have already recommended it to others. Thanks for making the holiday wonderfully active. Completely stress-free too! 

  • This was a fantastic holiday. 05 August 2018 by The Meyer Family

    This was a fantastic holiday. Graham was so helpful pre-trip and we couldn't believe how beautiful Croatia was.

  • Really well organised 05 August 2018 by The Rinnhofer Family

    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was great that the days were not only filled with activities but also with time for sightseeing.

  • The holiday was absolutely brilliant 29 July 2018 by The Draper Family

    Just a quick note to say thank you & that we had a fantastic time in Croatia - the holiday was absolutely brilliant - right from the first point of contact with yourself right through until the guides dropped us back off at the airport. We were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both guides were also excellent, but special mention should go to Domi who was fantastic and
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    exceptionally good with the kids and also very knowledgeable about the history of the country as well as the local area and activities. Many thanks once again for a great holiday & keep doing what you are doing. 
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  • Croatia - Coast and National Parks Activity Week 08 July 2018 by The Hiscock Family

    All went smoothly. Great to meet other like minded families and similar aged children. The accommodation was much better than the pictures. The location was great being in the middle of a small village.

  • We loved all the activities and learning from the local guides 07 July 2018 by Judith Cormack, Peter Seggie and Family

    We had an amazing holiday due to the people in our group and the guides as well as the activities. Croatia is an awesome country with friendly welcoming people.

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