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Slunj: Kayaking on the Upper River Mreznica

1. Slunj: Kayaking on the Upper River Mreznica

The upper part of river Mreznica consists of several waterfalls with the second highest one on river Mreznica. Cascade waterfalls createspools of warm water between them which makes it perfect place away from the coast and the beach crowd. Rafting/kayaking on river Mreznica takes 2 - 3 hours and has elements of canyoning (natural waterslides, showering under waterfalls, jumping from high cliffs, walking through the canyon). Waterfalls can be passed with natural waterslides, jumping into the lower pools, or walking around the cascade, but some barriers can only be crossed in kayaks. Guides mostly must throw the kayaks from high barriers but tourists can also pass the cascade by walking around. The middle river sections consist of a lot of cascade waterfalls not higher an 3 m. The section is good for peaceful family paddling tour with swimming and showering under the waterfalls. The tour consist of 15 waterfalls. Kayaking on Mreznica is very interesting and intensive because of the amazing nature, waterfalls, and canyon. The color of the water changes from lake to lake due to specific sources (springs).

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

2. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Depart Zagreb and journey to the village of Rastoke and enjoy a coffee break at the gateway to the amazing Plitvice Lakes area. Get a glimpse at some of the small waterfalls, well-preserved mills and traditional houses that line the banks of the Slunjčica River Arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park and follow your knowledgeable guide to discover the 16 terraced lakes formed by natural travertine dams. Learn how the lakes can change color throughout the day, depending on the angle of the sun’s rays and the mineral makeup of the water. Walk through the park on the guided sightseeing tour before your guide takes you to a local restaurant for an optional lunch.  Taste the typical dishes of the region, and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for food, drinks or even souvenirs. After lunch, sit back in comfort on the pleasant drive back to Zagreb.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

3. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Admire the mesmerizing beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the company of a professional guide and small group, as you enjoy a memorable hike and boat ride. Savor the spectacle of 16 azure lakes surrounded by gushing waterfalls as you explore Plitvice Lakes during an 8.5 km hike and 20-minute boat ride. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Croatia as you gain fascinating insights from your guide, and experience fantastic views across the Croatian countryside on the journey to and from the park. Marvel at the fairytale village of Rastoke en route to the park, and get snaps of its 17th-century watermills.

From Slunj: Plitvice and Mreznica Waterfalls Kayaking

4. From Slunj: Plitvice and Mreznica Waterfalls Kayaking

Beyond the main tourist attractions, hidden in a rural area, between Rastoke village and Plitvice Lakes National Park is the Mreznica River. In the canyon, dense forest covers the area, surrounded by cliffs where you can reach the waterfalls only by kayak. The source of the river is only 12 km upstream from civilization but it brings clean drinkable water. Surrounded by untouched nature, the easy rapids and calm waterfalls put this river on the world map, marking it the most beautiful river in Europe. Its local name is actually “The waterfall playground”. During this activity, we make several stops which will give you the chance to jump off waterfalls from 1 meter high to 8 meters! For the less adventurous ones, you can swim behind the waterfalls, kayak over them, paddle behind them – the choice is yours. Somewhere halfway, we will make a short picnic break so we definitely recommend bringing sandwiches or snacks, followed by swimming in the emerald green water. What should You wear for the activity? Our guide and trip leader will provide you with all the necessary equipment required for the activity, giving you tips on how to paddle and work as a team to make your trip safe and enjoyable. We will provide you with a tandem sit-on-top inflatable kayak, paddles, buoyancy aid, and helmets. Depending on the time of the year, we provide neoprene wet shoes, neoprene long john wetsuit, and splash jacket for colder weather. We provide a waterproof container for the personal items you want to bring on the water (food, drinks, a camera, personal medicine…). Bring some extra dry clothes to change after the trip. In case you have your old sneakers or water shoes it would be great to bring them and if not, you will get them from us. It’s good to bring a bathing suit, a polyester t-shirt plus a towel because you will be wet at the end! At the finish, our shuttle driver will bring your dry clothes for you to change and transfer you back to the start point/base / parking for refreshments and some chilling with your fellow group participants.

Slunj: Guided Quad Bike Adventure with Natural Scenery

5. Slunj: Guided Quad Bike Adventure with Natural Scenery

Arrive at our agency reception. You will have to sign paperwork and after that our guide will welcome you. The guide will provide you all equipement (helmet, glasses, gloves). After that you will get briefly instructions about the ride, handling the quad and all functions. Accompanied by our guide you will have a short test ride and training at a designated area at our parking. After the training you will follow our guide trough the Cerovac village into the forrest on off road paths. The trail includes 50% of dust and sand tracks and 50% of deep forrest off road muddy paths. At the half way you will have a break at a nice hunting cabin where you will have time to rest, enjoy the nature, eat/drink... The tour ends again at the starting point at our hotel and agency where you will finish the tour.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

6. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

Depart Zagreb and journey to the small village of Rastoke near the city of Slunj. Enjoy a cup of coffee surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and a delightful river. Get an introduction to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where the locals live in harmony with nature. Take a tour of the 16 lakes inside the park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the amazing rock formations of the Dinara karst area. Re-energize at a local dairy farm, where you can taste many varieties of domestic cheese before going to the Museum of Croatian War of Independence, located in the former backyard of a ruined Austro-Hungarian military base in Karlovac.

From Zagreb to Split: Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke Private Tour

7. From Zagreb to Split: Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke Private Tour

Maximize your time in Croatia by using your travel day to experience one of the country’s natural wonders. Journey from Zagreb to Split in the comfort of a private vehicle, stopping to explore the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, and two small towns along the way. Your private guide will make sure you get personalized attention all the way through your trip.   Enjoy the scenic journey from Split to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. You’ll be awed by the lushness of nature and the combination of blue and green colors surrounding you. Take a scenic boat tour around the lakes and see Veliki Slap waterfall, a stunning natural formation where water falls from 78 meters high.   Also on your way, visit the riverfront town of Karlovac and the historic watermill village of Rastoke, to get a feel for these smaller, ancient towns. Continue on your way until your guide drops you off at your accommodation in Split.

Private Transfer Tour from Zagreb - Split via Plitvice Lakes

8. Private Transfer Tour from Zagreb - Split via Plitvice Lakes

Welcome onboard a Private transfer tour that is customizable according to your wishes. Relax for a coffee break in the Rastoke Millers Village and explore the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Start the tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park from your accommodation. Your first stop is the charming Rastoke Millers Village. After a short coffee break, visit the Plitvice lakes. Your tour guide will show you the best of the national park during a 3-hour walk. Stroll along the wooden decks and admire the crystal clear blue water. After sightseeing, decide if you want to have lunch in a local restaurant. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off in Split at your accommodation in the evening.

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What people are saying about Slunj

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 131 reviews

Goran was fantastic. He had predicted busy roads and the route around Plitvice being busy due to the time of the year and planned routes to make sure we got the most of our day. Plitvice is incredible and the fact that we avoided the busiest areas but still saw everything we would have wanted to was great. Goran talked with passion about the country, its history and more. We are so glad that we chose to book the tour rather than go it alone.

Really amazing views of the lakes and the waterfalls. However, the heat and the sun were not ideal for this trip (too much walking under the sun so be prepared). Marco was an awesome guide always trying to avoid the queue lines.

Marko the tour guide was great!! It was very comfortable to get there and travel for a short trip in Croatia. Great value for the money.

Very well guided and organized tour with an expert guide

Excellent, attention and beautiful place I recommend it