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Overview

Set off on a fun family adventure along Croatia's captivating coastline, dotted with idyllic islands, fragrant pine forests, and ancient towns. Visit 2,000-year-old Diocletian's Palace in Split, then take a ferry to the hidden jewel island of Vis. Have fun stand-up paddle boarding, and take in panoramic views of the sweeping Adriatic from the top of Mount Hum. Swim and snorkel in emerald coves, and boat to the rugged cliffs of Bisevo Island to dip into the Blue Cave's shimmering waters. Raft the Cetina River, swim under waterfalls, and enjoy the brilliant turquoise waters. End your adventure with a visit to Kotor, Montenegro and kayak along the shore before returning to our final night in Dubrovnik.

  • Stand Up Paddleboard, kayak, river raft, and swim on this fun-filled adventure designed for families

  • Explore three UNESCO World Heritage sites - the historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, the Old City of Dubrovnik, and the Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor

  • Spend three nights on the authentic and unspoiled Island of Vis, known for it's picturesque fishing villages, white sandy beaches, citrus trees, and vineyards.

  • Arrive: Split, Croatia
  • Depart: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Group Size: 3-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 9 Years Old

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  • Day01

    Arrive in Split, Croatia

    Arrive in Split, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most magnificent Dalmatian coast towns dating back to Roman times. Stretch your legs on an afternoon 'gelato' walk of the old town and Diocletian Palace. Sample an array of traditional Dalmatian dishes at your welcome dinner.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Marul
    • Activity: 40-minutes walking
    • Meals: Dinner
  • Day02

    Ferry from Split to Vis Island

    In the late morning, you'll take a ferry transfer from Split to the picturesque island of Vis - a true gem of an unspoiled Mediterranean, and location of the movie Mamma Mia 2. Hop in a 4WD LandRover and discover the island's historic post-World War II secret locations. Head through vineyards and carob groves up to Mt. Hum (1,925'). Along the way, stop at a charming cove for an afternoon swim in crystal blue waters.

    • Accommodation: Pomalo Guesthouse
    • Activity: 3.5-hours 4WD LandRover-supported tour with short walks and optional swimming
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour ferry transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Vis Island Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Day

    Set off to the wild and spectacular southeastern coastline of Vis, well protected from the prevailing winds. We'll scout out emerald coves with SUP boards, supported by a private boat where you can sunbath or rest. Swim and snorkle in the purest waters of the Croatian Adriatic. Relax with a picnic lunch and beach games on a secluded beach.

    • Accommodation: Pomalo Guesthouse
    • Activity: 1-4 miles SUP depending on preference
    • Transportation: 20-minute private van transfer & 6 hours/6-8 miles private boat ride
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Hike and Swim Vis and Bisevo Island

    Explore the Adriatic today starting at the lovely settlement of Komiza-on-the-Sea, where the largest fishing community in Dalmatia once lived. Board a private boat and visit the famous Blue Cave situated on the small nearby island of Bisevo. Afterwards hike 1.8 miles across the island to meet local fishermen, swim, and snorkel in sheltered coves before our boat takes us back to Vis.
    The afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the vibrant old town of Vis.

    • Accommodation: Pomalo Guesthouse
    • Activity: 1.8-miles hiking and optional swimming and snorkeling
    • Transportation: 10 miles private boat transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day05

    Raft the Cetina River

    Take a thrilling family-friendly river rafting excursion on the Cetina River! Paddle Class I-II rapids through this limestone canyon, swim under waterfalls, and enjoy the brilliant turquoise waters. Afterwards we continue to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Survey the old town on an afternoon walk before dinner.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Neptun
    • Activity: 6-miles/4-hours class I-II river rafting
    • Transportation: 1.5-hours catamaran transfer, 3.5 hours private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Kayak in Bay of Kotor or Explore Dubrovnik

    Today we enjoy a day trip to Montenegro! Visit the fascinating Bay of Kotor, and paddle along Montenegro's coastline surrounded by dramatic peaks of the Dinaric Alps. Take in the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor with its marvelous architecture and unique culture. Return to Dubrovnik in the late afternoon.

    Or, if you prefer a full day of leisure, you may opt to stay in Dubrovnik to stroll the walled city, or simply enjoy the hotel's splendid outdoor swimming pools (a cliff-top pool and a pool for children) or onsite spa treatments (extra fee).

    • Accommodation: Hotel Neptun
    • Activity: 1-hour easy sea kayaking
    • Transportation: 3-hours private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Depart Dubrovnik

    Say goodbye to Croatia and depart early for the airport.

    • Transportation: 40-minutes private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been exploring Croatia since 2007. Our new family adventures make it easy to explore with the ones you love.

Reason #02

Our expert guides have extensive experience leading families in Croatia, and most have children of their own.

Reason #03

All water-based activities include support boats or a nearby beach, and a chance to opt out and relax.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), swimming, snorkeling, 4WD touring, boat trips, class I-II river rafting, and light hikes.

  • Lodging

    Boutique hotels and beachside resorts with swimming pools make this trip a great choice for both parents and kids.

  • Climate

    June and July are the perfect months to visit Croatia. Long sunny days with sea breezes make the days enjoyable for all.

FAQ

  • Who will meet me on arrival?

    You will be met by your guide or an MT Sobek representative at the Split International Airport (SPU) upon arrival and transferred to our group hotel in Split.

  • What makes this trip a family adventure?

    This trip includes plenty of fun and adventure, but with slightly shorter days than our normal MT Sobek trips. Family trip leaders have ample experience guiding both children and adults.

  • What is the kayaking like on this trip?

    We have both single and double, very stable sea kayaks. In addition to your tour guides, we will also have a professional kayak guide. The water is calm and this activity is suitable for beginners.

  • What is the river rafting like on this trip?

    We will raft in 4 to 6-person paddleboats on class I-II rapids. The rafting is suitable for young people and beginners.

  • What kind of food can we expect in Croatia?

    Healthy, locally-sourced, organic meals that include meats (red meat and poultry), fish and seafood, and an abundance of produce, all seasoned with local herbs and olive oil. Nearly all diets can be accommodated.

  • Is the water warm enough for swimming?

    The water in the Adriatic Sea in summer is perfect for swimming. It is about 70ºF, or even a little warmer.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Jun 24 - 30, 2021
  • Available
    Jul 22 - 28, 2021

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2021
$5,195 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $950 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary specialty SUP, kayaking, snorkeling and rafting gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Dinner on Day 4
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving or departing outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

Testimonials

  • "Great experience every time with some of the most knowledgeable guides in their fields. We always come home with wonderful memories of the people we meet and things we see."

    Bob J.

    MT Sobek Guest

  • "We have traveled throughout the world, but never experienced a level of service and attention to detail as we did with MT Sobek."

    Dennis G.

    MT Sobek Guest

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