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Celebrating a decade in the adventure tourism business, we are a local company, founded by experienced guides, with a goal to share our playground secret. A small, dedicated team with expertise in a range of adventure sports. Quality, safety, and customer satisfaction are our bywords. Our quality equipment and personalized planning are further tools to fulfill our mission to deliver outstanding adventure and active travel experiences.

Our goals are simple and threefold: to deliver the highest quality by the simplest means; to constantly strive to learn, explore and improve; and to earn trust and become known for reliability as a top Croatian travel expert. Our goal is to provide the very best tours in Croatia's premier locations, inviting our clients into the world of the true Croatia, often off the beaten path, more often far from any guidebook entry. We encourage our clients to test their abilities to their limits in unbeatable locations, and satisfied clients are our greatest compliment.

Featured trips & expertise

The turquoise waters off the island of Korcula
Land and Sea Excursion from Istria to Dubrovnik - 12 Days

Explore Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and be mesmerized by medieval fortressed towns, discover the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and look upon stunning coastal views as you make your way from Rovinj to Hvar. Board a private sailboat and be dazzled by Croatia's islands as you make your way across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik. Feel the spirit of the Mediterranean on this 12-day adventure.

Plitvice lakes
Active and Cultural Croatia Tour - 10 Days

Croatia is a country of stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture - you'll experience the best of both worlds on this adventurous 10-day tour. Explore historic cities, kayak the pristine waters of the Pakleni Islands, and get to know Croatia by seeing and doing it all.

Sailing the Dalmation Islands - 5 Days

The Dalmatia region of Croatia is often called a nautical paradise, and you'll see why on this 5-day sailing trip. Choose a boat that best suits your group's needs, from simple to luxurious. Whichever type you decide upon, you'll enjoy the natural luxury of this stunning region, from secluded beaches to ancient towns.

Adventure & Fun in Croatia - 8 Days

With well-preserved historic cities and pristine swaths of nature, Croatia is a land of surprising juxtapositions. Starting in one UNESCO World Heritage Site (the city of Split) and ending in another (Dubrovnik), you'll soon discover why Croatia is a perfect destination for travelers who want a bit of everything.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Croatia has something for all interests, with historic old towns, sparkling sea for swimming and kayaking, and beautiful hiking trails. See a bit of them all on this 8-day itinerary that takes in some of Croatia's gems: the lovely cities of Split, Dubrovnik, and nearby national parks and islands for wilderness adventures.

Hiking on Hvar
Hike & Sail from Split to Dubrovnik: 7 Days

Explore three amazing Croatian jewels--Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik--and discover why so many people fall in love with Croatia. In just a week you'll have time to learn about Croatia's long, rich history in the cities of Split and Dubrovnik; relax on beaches and go sailing around the Pakleni Islands; and hike to monasteries and forgotten villages on Hvar and Brac.

Recent Trip Reviews for &adventure

Best of the dalmatian coast - one week croatia itinerary , Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2018

Traveler: Andrés V. - Local specialist: Ante Drmic

A TRULY MEMORABLE HOLIDAY — HVALA ANTE!

From the 2 weeks of planning to the duration of our holiday, Ante went well above and beyond his role of local specialist, which we never expected from someone we met for the first time!

He was consistently available to answer any and all questions; providing useful advice and numerous options for all aspects of the trip — activities, dining, transportation & alternatives when the weather presented setbacks. Indeed, despite thunderstorms delaying our... read more

A TRULY MEMORABLE HOLIDAY — HVALA ANTE!

From the 2 weeks of planning to the duration of our holiday, Ante went well above and beyond his role of local specialist, which we never expected from someone we met for the first time!

He was consistently available to answer any and all questions; providing useful advice and numerous options for all aspects of the trip — activities, dining, transportation & alternatives when the weather presented setbacks. Indeed, despite thunderstorms delaying our transit via Zagreb, he kept us updated via messages on the status of the subsequent flights and ensured our safe arrival. Ante hand-picked our tour guides to best fit our requirements and personality, even guiding us through Split when he could have easily found someone to take his place — putting in extra effort with no hesitance. Throughout our numerous holiday stops, he would send regular messages to ensure our safe arrival and that all transportation and activities went over smoothly; always courteous and never forceful!

This holiday was also very special to me, because of my intention to propose to my girlfriend (now fiancé) — Ante proved a great asset; providing numerous ideas for romantic venues and settings throughout the trip, culminating in a wonderful sunset dinner atop Srđ Mountain overlooking the beautiful city of Dubrovnik where she would say yes! In her words: "the proverbial cherry on top, making an already fantastic holiday... perfect!"

Thanks to Ante's positive attitude, friendly demeanor, willingness to help, and passion for his role gave us peace of mind, but also a truly personal level of attention reserved to family and friends: which is how we both felt after leaving Croatia — we visited a truly beautiful country and wonderful friend!

Ante Drmic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andrés, thank you very much for this beautiful review. I am really glad that all of our "secret" planning gave a wonderful result, both in trip experience and the proposal :)

I enjoyed every second we've been able to spend together during your stay and it was a real pleasure and privilege to work and meet both of you. Wonderful, easy going, and a great couple :) ( hope that you managed to talk her into GoT )

Wish you all the best in the future and see you when I come to UAE.
Thank you once again - friend :)

Kind regards,
Ante

Hvar, Croatia - Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2018

Traveler: Michael R. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Service during booking was very attentive.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michael,

thank you. I am happy that you were satisfied with our service. Hope to see you again in Croatia.
Best,
Veselka

Best of the dalmatian coast - one week croatia itinerary , Croatia - Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2018

Traveler: Roy S. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

We genuinely felt the holiday met and exceeded our expectations. The hotels at Split and Dubrovnik were excellent - the Villa Nora in Hvar was also very good but slightly let down by faulty air conditioning. Veselka met us at Split airport and explained the itinerary well, delivering us to our hotel as promised. Ivan took us to Plitvice lakes, and was prompt, very friendly and informative.
Natalia from Villa Nora met us from the ferry and gave us good service there, very approachable -... read more

We genuinely felt the holiday met and exceeded our expectations. The hotels at Split and Dubrovnik were excellent - the Villa Nora in Hvar was also very good but slightly let down by faulty air conditioning. Veselka met us at Split airport and explained the itinerary well, delivering us to our hotel as promised. Ivan took us to Plitvice lakes, and was prompt, very friendly and informative.
Natalia from Villa Nora met us from the ferry and gave us good service there, very approachable - she recognised the problem with air conditioning and was awaiting an engineer to fix it. The guide who took us on the 'lavender fields and old towns' day tour in Hvar was first class (sorry can't remember his name) this included a great lunch at a tavern on the way, which was prepared specially for us and it was memorable. We walked all the way into Hvar town which was a challenge for one of us and he managed to keep us cool and resting along the way! Excellent.
Dubrovnik old town was if anything, quieter than we expected and Anada gave us a tour round late afternoon. She was very good (if we had any comment it was almost too much detailed information to take in re history facts). But it did mean that we knew where to eat, and we then walked the walls the following day.
Our kayake experience was cancelled in Hvar due to weather, but Veselka transferred this to our last day in Dubrovnik and we really enjoyed this, our guide was 'Sirjon' and he was relaxed, friendly and helped us with photos as we did not have our camera with us. We value the fact that this trip was transferred and not cancelled!

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Roy,
thank you for exploring Croatia with us. I am happy you enjoyed your trip and that we managed to make it run smooth.
Hope to see you again exploring some new parts of Croatia.
All the best, Vese

Highlights of croatia: zagreb to dubrovnik - 8 days, Croatia - Jun 6 - Jun 14, 2018

Traveler: Kristen F. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our trip to Croatia was amazing, what a beautiful country. We have been wanting to make this trip for years but never got around to planning, mostly because of the complicated itinerary we wanted. Thanks to Veselka the planning was easy. She made sure we got to do everything we wanted and booked the perfect hotels and apartments, all in the best locations. She also made sure that someone was there at every point to take us to our accommodation making this a very stress free and relaxing vacation. Our family travels a lot and we all agree this was one of our favorite trips.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kristen,
I am so happy that we managed to make your trip relaxing and easy to plan.
Thank you for choosing us to be your local host and hope to see you again exploring some new parts of Croatia.
All the best,
Vese

Trip to croatia, Croatia - May 29 - Jun 9, 2018

Traveler: Jennifer F. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our Croatia tour came at the end of a longer trip. Our time was limited so we wanted to ensure we made the most of the time we had in Croatia. Veselka worked with us up front to determine what kind of experience we were looking for. Our goal was to see and experience Croatia, not only the highly touristed areas, which of course are beautiful, but also Croatia beyond that. We wanted a taste of the Croatia that required a bit of exploration.

Veselka paired us up with some fabulous guides for... read more

Our Croatia tour came at the end of a longer trip. Our time was limited so we wanted to ensure we made the most of the time we had in Croatia. Veselka worked with us up front to determine what kind of experience we were looking for. Our goal was to see and experience Croatia, not only the highly touristed areas, which of course are beautiful, but also Croatia beyond that. We wanted a taste of the Croatia that required a bit of exploration.

Veselka paired us up with some fabulous guides for our Dalmatian Coast trek. In Dubrovnik, Darko was our escort on a countryside cycling trip and cooking class adventure. He made the day so much fun for us. He was very knowledgeable about the region and could answer the endless stream of questions with patience and thankfully, a great sense of humor. It was a fabulous day and we were so sad to see it end.

Our next guide was Vedran in Hvar, who was tasked with taking us on a trek through a beautiful valley where we explored abandoned villages and saw incredible mountain scenery. A stop for lunch with a colorful character was a nice addition to the hike. Vedran also gave us the option of extending our hike from its planned end point, up the coast back to Hvar town. It was not a requirement for him but he volunteered to extend our hike by several hours to give us an incredible experience and access to views otherwise unobtainable... and he also suffered the endless barrage of questions gladly... and we had many great laughs along the way. We were sad to see the day end and bid farewell to Vedran.

The last parts of the organized trip were the most intimidating for two prairie girls from Canada. Sea Kayaking was our first taste of being on the open water. We adapted quickly and were amazed to find that we were able to kayak across open water to islands just off the coast. It was a glorious day and Edi was the perfect guide for the sport. He knew his stuff, and he was so much fun! Again, we didn't want to say good bye.

The big event was the 3 day sailing trip in the islands. Land girls on a sail boat... there were a lot of things that could have gone wrong for us. Captain Bartul was a wonderful guide and ensured we got the most from our sailing experience. The evenings moored in little, out-of-the way marinas located in tiny villages, nestled in beautiful, secluded bays were so much more than we expected.

Both of us were so pleased with the experience from start to finish. We have traveled extensively for a lot of years and this trip lands at the very top of our list of highlights. Croatia is magnificent, but what took the experience beyond that was the planning on the part of Veselka and the wonderful guides we had the privilege of spending our time with. They made us feel like we were hanging with friends and we brought home some truly special memories as a result. Just can't say enough about it!

Jennifer and Kelly from Canada

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jennifer & Kelly,

I am so happy you enjoyed your time in Croatia and company of our guides. Thank you again for booking with us and hope to see you again exploring different parts of Croatia :)

All the best,
Vese

Highlights of croatia: zagreb to dubrovnik - 8 days, Croatia - May 24 - Jun 2, 2018

Traveler: Kari Z. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

We had the most pleasurable experience! From the beginning of the planning stages to each and every transfer was easy, with friendly people, and fun. Veselka was easy to work with and managed our time well. She offered great suggestions and knew exactly what to suggest with our ideas. All activities were great. We especially enjoyed the cooking class and tour and bike ride. Hotels were clean, easy to access. Verdan on the bike tour was full of knowledge and friendly and funny. The farm we... read more

We had the most pleasurable experience! From the beginning of the planning stages to each and every transfer was easy, with friendly people, and fun. Veselka was easy to work with and managed our time well. She offered great suggestions and knew exactly what to suggest with our ideas. All activities were great. We especially enjoyed the cooking class and tour and bike ride. Hotels were clean, easy to access. Verdan on the bike tour was full of knowledge and friendly and funny. The farm we ended up at for lunch was sustainable and so peaceful. Our chef Mya and tour guide for the cooking class were so pleasant and also we gain so much information about the city of Split. It was a fully engaging experience. I highly recommend the cooking class. We had a perfect balance of independent time, guided time, relaxing time, and learning time.

Veselka--thank you so much! We will never forget this trip!

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kari,

thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that we managed to make your trip just the way you wanted it :)
Thank you for choosing us and exploring Croatia with our team.

BR
Vese

Sailing and island hopping the dalmatian coast, Croatia - May 16 - May 22, 2018

Traveler: mike h. - Local specialist: Ante Drmic

Ante did a fantastic job tailoring the trip to our needs. Allen and his wife Natalia the owners of Avocado were amazing as well. The islands we visited ( Mljet, Havar, Korchula, Saipan) and meals cooked on board were so much better than anticipated.
Allen has so many toys (seabob, electric bikes and paddle boards) you do not need to book any tours.

Ante Drmic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Mike, I am really glad you and your lovely family enjoyed Croatia and the trip. Alen and Natalia are really amazing, I definitely agree with that.

I tried to make everything suit your needs, so your great review makes it a great satisfaction. Thank you very much for your kind words.

It would be a pleasure to see you in Croatia again one day since you guys are really nice, lovely and thankful, so feel free to contact me if you ever decide to come back.

Kind regards from sunny Split :)

Croatia 2017, Croatia - Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2017

Traveler: Eric G. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Honestly, there really isn't anything that could have improved the trip. Communication from the get go was excellent and extremely thorough. Follow through on arrival was perfect and the guide exceeded expectations. Absolutely no complaints.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Eric,

thank you again for choosing us and making us your host in Croatia. We are all very happy that we managed to create great trip for you. Hope to see you again in Croatia.

Veselka

Sail dalmatian islands in 5 days, Croatia - Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017

Traveler: Kimberly L. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Amazing trip.. a must to see the islands from your own boat! An experience to not miss in life!

Veselka was beyond amazing.. made everything so easy. Our bags got lost and she got them to an island that we were on. A very wonderful experience

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kimberly,

thank you so much for kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your sailing adventure.
Wishing you all the best,
Veselka