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Kayaking with a clear difference…

Take a paddle into an unusual adventure on the river Gacka!

Transparent kayaks, cool and calm waters and 3 hours of little slow motion insights into river life. Enjoy the gentle current and views through the boats while paddling downstream.

Departure point:

From your hotel

Departure time:

~ 09:00

Price:

240 €

( Private tour )

+40€ kayak / Price per person

Return:

to departure point

Included:

An unique experience in transparent kayaks

A 8km paddle on the river, with a possibility to stop for a break on route

A licensed and experienced guide

Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off

Good fun is guaranteed!

Itinerary:

We will collect you from your accommodation and drive through the beautiful landscape of Lika to the River Gacka, approximately 40 minutes away. After a short safety briefing and paddling lesson for beginners, we'll set off on our adventure. Your experienced guide will tell you the stories of the river and it's inhabitants. And if the paddling gets too tiring, don't worry – you can always stop to rest and enjoy the fairy-tale landscape you're traveling through. The kayaking trip will last approximately two and a half hours, after which we'll drop you back to your accommodation.

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Good to know:

  • The kayaks are made of a special material used to make unbreakable glass... meaning you can see through the boat!
  • The kayaks are made for two people - length: 3.35 m - capacity: 230 kg
  • Life-vests are provided
  • A basic level of fitness is required, but do not worry - there are lots of rest opportunities!
  • Never kayaked before? We'll show you how it works and give you a full safety briefing
  • Unfortunately this activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • In the summer, remember to bring sunscreen and a hat - watch out for sunburn!

Read more:

61 kilometres of lenght makes Gacka the third longest underground river in the world. Gacka is incredibly clean, rich in oxygen and a home to many plant and animal species. The most famous among them is brown trout. Since the approximate temperature in summer is 11 °C, you will probably not want to swim in Gacka, but what you can do is take a walk through the old mills of Tonković and Majer well or enjoy the fishing. Besides fishing and kayaking, the region of Gacka offers other activities such as cycling and hiking on paths Humac – Gacka and mountain path Otočac – Zavižan. Settled close to the river Gacka, Otočac with its 4000 habitants is mentioned for the first time on stoneboard of Baška around the year 1100, and the name of the city which means ‘’small island’’ is due to the fact that it was actually established on the small island in the middle of Gacka. If you thought that advent fair is only for big cities, you are wrong because Otočac also has one. Every work day from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. in the Museum of Gacka in the centre of Otočac you can see rich ethnographic and archaeological collection which takes only minutes of your time. Fans of animals can visit the mountain settlement Kuterevo 14 kilometres of Otočac where is a shelter of young bears which are separated from mothers and it is unique in the world. Krasno is settled near town Senj and it is the centre of National park North Velebit. In that mountain village there is a church of Mother of God of Krasno that was more visited than marian sanctuaries Marija Bistrica and Trsat where pilgrims came even by foot. Besides religious tourism, Krasno offers you to get to know the climate, flora and fauna and cultural heritage of Velebit. On four floors of the centre Kuća Velebita you can see the variety of animals but also of karst forms. However, the most interesting part are the underground pits which hide a fascinate world of fauna in constant dark. If you want to be speleologist for one day, Velebit is full of caves and pits and what makes it the perfect place. For a complete experience of Lika, you need to try its gastronomic offer. If you are interested in taste of trout which you surely noticed driving on Gacka, you can easily check it, but if you prefer meat, your palate will enjoy in homemade lamb under the ball. Lika is without any doubt destination that offers everything – active vacation, sport, fun, rich gastronomic offer, in short, something for everyone’s taste!

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