Cave Park Grabovača & MC “Nikola Tesla” excursion

Cave Park Grabovača & MC “Nikola Tesla” excursion

Schedule

Departure8:00AM
Arrival to Cave Park Grabovača9:30 AM
Visit MC "Nikola Tesla"Smiljan12:00 AM
Lunch in the restaurant2:00 PM
Arrival in Zadar5:00 PM

Price for minimum 4 persons:

Adults100€
Children 7-12 years50€
Children up to 6 years0€

per person

2 Adults125€ per person

Included in price

Transportation from Zadar and back
Entrance tickets to the Cave Park & MC "Nikola tesla"
Guide
Lunch in the restaurant
VAT

DETAILS

Cave Park Grabovača & MC "Nikola Tesla"

First we will visit Cave Park Grabovača which is located near the center of Perušić in the Lika region. There are many caves that form a unique park in Croatia and Europe. In the area of the park 29 speleological objects were researched and explored, and 5 caves are protected in the category of geomorphological natural monuments. The visit includes a guided tour of the Samograd cave, the most famous location in the park. After the tour you can explore educational trails, Ploče viewpoint, Bird watchtower Forest Organ, Herbal garden with a Hobbit house, Small Lake, Pan's Labyrinth, Barbecue place and Eco playground for kids. River Lika, the longest subterranean river in Croatia, is flowing through the park!

After the cave park we will go to visit the Memorial Center "Nikola Tesla" Smiljan which opened its doors to visitors on July 10th 2006, on the 150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birthday. The Memorial Center consists of pre-existing and newly constructed buildings. Pre-existing, historical buildings include the Birth house of Nikola Tesla, the church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul, the outbuilding (barn) and the stone monuments and benches. The newly built buildings are the entrance, the experimental station and multimedia center with an accompanying playground for children.
The Birth house has a permanent interactive exhibit, where the life path of this great inventor and his genius is presented in images, words and sounds. The top floor of the house holds replicas of Tesla’s inventions that changed the world forever and are the foundation for cutting edge technologies even today.

The experimental station is a replica of Tesla's laboratory in Colorado Springs. Demonstrations of wireless transmission of electricity are conducted in the experimental station. A documentary about Nikola Tesla is shown in the multimedia center after each demonstration in the experimental station.

Lunch will be served in a restaurant that belongs amongst the jewels of the gastronomy of Region of Lika .

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You can BOOK your excursion through our online booking system or please contact us if you need more information or some different arrangements.

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FACTS

Caves

The park consists consists of 9 speleological sites will take you back thousands of years into the past


Low temperature

The temperature inside the cave reaches 8°C on average so long sleeves and sturdy shoes are recommended


Nikola tesla inventions are still classified

Tesla died in 1943, but some of his inventions and experiments are still classified by the U.S. government. After his death, all of his possessions were sized by the Office of Alien Property and eventually released to his family, but a few select items are still behind lock and key.

Jeep Safari Velebit

Schedule

Departure9:00AM
Return5:00 PM

Price for minimum 4 persons:

Adults100€
Children up to 12 years old50€
2 Adults125€

per person

Included in price

Transportation from Zadar and back
Jeep
Guide
Lunch and drinks
Entrance ticket to the Velebit Nature Park
Insurance
VAT

DETAILS

Jeep Safari Velebit

Off road Jeep safari adventure by terrain vehicles (4x4 LR D) on Velebit mountain. Velebit is the Croatian longest mountain range (145km), proclaimed a Nature Park in 1982. We will visit its south part with untouched nature, impressive karst forms, beautiful views of Zadar archipelago in one, and Paklenica National Park and Sveto brdo on the other side.

We'll drive up to 1000 m a.s.l. to the foothills of "Tulove grede" and to the River Zrmanja Canyon, where films of legendary Indian hero – Winnetou were filmed. There will be many stops for easy walk, photo shooting and refreshments. Lunch will be served at the tipical rural household. Our guides will teach you about life of cattle-breeders who lived here on the same way for thousands of years, they will give you interesting facts about Velebit, its wildlife and more…

What to bring with you

Light hiking or sports footwear, Small backpack, Sun cream, Rain gear, Fleece jacket, Small water bottle, Camera, Swimwear, Money, ID

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You can BOOK your excursion through our online booking system or please contact us if you need more information or some different arrangements.

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FACTS

Velebit degenia

The symbol of the Velebit Botanical Garden is the endemic Velebit degenia in fruit, the work of renowned Croatian painter Eduard Kovačević.


Biggest mountain

Velebit is the largest mountain in Croatia and is a part of a bigger mountain chain of Dinarides stretching form the Alps, across Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to Albania.


Biggest pit

The deepest and most famous is Luka's pit (-1392 m), being 11th in the world, its bottom (water-filled siphon) being situated at only 80 m above the sea level.

SUP Tour from Vir

Schedule

SUP tour16:00 - 18:00
AFTER SUP chat with beer or ice cream18:00

*Note: Reservations required at least 24-48 hours in advance.

Included in price

Lycra T-shirt/Wetsuit
Bag for drink and camera/mobile

NOT included in price

Transportation

DETAILS

Get ready for some relaxed meditative workout. We will have fun on the board enjoying the clear blue sea and the smell of pine trees. You will be able to visit Venetian Fortress from the 17th century. If you fell from the board, no worry. You will have a chance to swim in the beautiful crystal blue sea. You will surely have Dream Day.

On our Stand up paddling tour you will have the chance to spend time in the peaceful untouched nature of beautiful island Vir (bridge connected), crystal blue sea and smell of green pine trees. You will have the opportunity to see Venetian fortress Kaštelina from the 17th century from your own board.

FACTS

Paddleboarding history

Paddleboarding is Thousands of Years Old, but Modern SUP Began in the 20th Century.


It’s Possible to Ride a SUP in a Hurricane

Not something we would advise, but Laird Hamilton, a hero of SUP in America, couldn’t resist the swells off the Southern California coast when Hurricane Marie hit it in 2014.


Fortress Kaštelina

Kaštalina Fortress is located on Cape Kozjak , built in the early 16th century. It served as a defense against the Uskoks and the Turks, and also served as a shelter for Viran and the Nin region in the event of an attack.


Boat tour from Zadar

DETAILS

Have a few hour tour on a boat with skipper for up to 10 persons exploring Zadar archipelago. In arrangement with skipper enjoy in beautiful, crystal sea, swim and dive, explore nice beaches or villages.

Included in price

Boat
Skipper
Fuel
VAT

Prices

3 hour boat tour135€

FACTS

Zadar Archipelago

The Zadar Archipelago is made up of several small and peaceful islands, and all of them are certainly visit-able in their own right


Kukljica

Kukljica is picturesque touristic and fishermen’s village located in the southeast end of the island of Ugljan overlooking the island of Pašman.


Sabuša beach

Shallow water and sandy bottom is beneficial for families with small children. Beach is cemented and pleasant for sunbathing and relaxing in the shade.


Boat tour from Zadar

Nature Park Vrana Lake excursion from Zadar

Nature Park Vrana Lake excursion from Zadar

Schedule

Kamenjak Hill9:00
Ornitological Reserve11:00
Maškovića Han13:00
Nice walk next to the lake - lunch package15:00

Included in price

Transportation
Private guide
Entrance ticket for Kamenjak Hill and Ornitological Reserve
Lunch package

Prices

Adults /per person80€
Children up to 6 yearsFree
Children from 7-12 years / per person40€

Minimum 2 person

1 person120€

DETAILS

Nature Park Vrana Lake is the largest lake in Croatia that has numerous impressive sites to explore. Specific geographical position along the intended Dalmatian coast just 500 meters from the shore offers one of the most fascinating viewpoints on the Kamenjak hill and various other interesting spots around a 30 square kilometers of the largest natural freshwater lake in Croatia.

Vrana Lake was created by flooding the field of karst groundwater. Vrana Lake is an example of cryptodepression because the lake level is above sea level and the ground of the lake is under the sea level.

Water and wet wetlands are extremely important in terms of biodiversity conservation. There you can find a large number of endangered and sensitive plant and animal species. In the lake are present true aquatic plants that live entirely submerged or have floating pieces on top of the water. Because of some salinity in the lake, not a large number of species get to develop, which is why the present species occur with a big number of samples and dominate the lake. In this brackish water live marine and freshwater fish, how example carp, pike, catfish and eel.

Nature Park Vrana Lake by Romeo&Juliet Travel Agency is your chance to spend amazing day in combination of history and nature exploring Kamenjak Hill, Ornitilogical Reseve and Maškovića Han and at the end to enjoy in nice walk next to the lake after the lunch.

Schedule

Kamenjak Hill 9:00

Kamenjak hill viewpoint offers an incredible overview of the whole lake and the beautiful archipelago in front. In such a small space you can have the lake, the hill and the sea on the palm of your hand.

Ornitological Reserve 11:00

The nature park covers the biggest freshwater lake in Croatia with an ornithological reserve where 110 bird species nest and are visited by 230 more species.

Maškovića Han - visit  13:00

Maškovića han is located next to the town of Vrana and Vrana Lake and and it stands out with its Oriental architecture from the Dalmatian tradition because it is a westernmost example of Turkey's secular architecture. Construction was started in 1644 by Jusuf Mašković, a high dignitary of the Court in Istanbul and admiral of the Turkish fleet, who was originally from Vrana. Mašković, after his retirement, wanted to settle down in Han but unfortunately it never happened because he died before the end of the construction, so the building was completed in a more modest format than planned. Today Han is the largest Turkish monument building in Croatia and in it is a hotel and restaurant and a small museum and gift shop, and every summer Han hosts the Days of Vrana Knights event.

Nice walk next to the lake 15:00

The lake is surrounded by cycling, walking and hiking paths, so the Vrana Lake is great for an active vacation.

FACTS

Maškovića Han

The construction of Mašković Han began in 1644 by the order and funds of Jusuf Mašković, originally from Vrana, a high dignitary on the Sultan's court and a supreme admiral of the Turkish fleet.


Vrana Lake

The largest lake in Croatia.


Bird species

Vransko Lake is a hot-spot with tremendous diversity of ornithofauna with 256 recorded bird species, of which 102 nest in the park area.


Great food

Taste traditional Dalmatian food.

Skydiving

Schedule

On request

Transportation

Private transfer to the Zadar Airport can be arranged

Included in price

Experienced Instructor
Pre-jump Safety Briefing
Flight over Zadar
10,000 Feet Jump
Up to 50 Seconds of Free-fall

DETAILS

Skydiving from 10,000 feet over beautiful Zadar archipelago, accompanied with an experienced instructor. Experience the adrenaline rush of a free-fall!

The flight takes place over the Zadar archipelago and the National park Paklenica as a part of Velebit mountain. No better way to see it then from above.

At 10,000 feet we are ready for your jump. Your instructor is adequately experienced for you to relax, all you have to do is follow his brief instructions .

During the free-fall, lasting of up to 50 seconds, you will accelerate to over 200 km/h. At this speed you might feel an extreme adrenaline rush, but in a positive manner since all is happening in a controlled environment. Those are the fifty seconds whole your life fits in. Then comes a moment of relief - canopy opening.

Free fall is followed with 6 to 8 minutes of a serenity floathing down under canopy till you safely land at beach drop zone is located on the way to island Pag
We will deliver high quality adrenaline charged travel experience that will make you feel truly alive.

FACTS

Wind speed

During freefall, the wind travelling past your ears is well over 100 mph. This much makes you deaf to all sounds you cannot hear a fellow skydiver. This is the reason your ears sometimes ‘pop’ whilst diving!


Skydiving tattoo

‘Jonas’ holds the record for getting the first tattoo while freefalling at a height of 4,000m in Sweden. He got a ‘WFFT’ tattoo made while skydiving with Nordin. WFFT stands for World’s First Freefall Tattoo! Now that is EXTREME skydiving.


Oldest skydiver

The oldest person to skydive was Fred Mack who at 100 years old set the record. Fred, who truly knows how to live life to the fullest first tried skydiving on his 95th birthday and promised friends who supported him that he would come back for a second jump if he made it to 100-years-old.

Buggy Tour

Schedule

On request

Included in price

Buggy

2 persons max per Buggy

Buggy Tours

SAFARI TOUR200€

2.5 hours

ADVENTURE TOUR256€

3,5 h

VELEBIT TOUR350€

full day

DETAILS

Explore on the hidden roads of this gorgeous backcountry. Smell the dust and take pictures of local wildlife in their unique natural environment or whatever pops up in front your Arctic Cat. During our Buggy guided tours we guarantee action plus you will learn about this part of Croatia.

SAFARI TOUR

2.5 hours fun with an Arctic Cat Trail Side-by-Side/Buggy (700cc/65HP) in Zadar's „outback“,  mostly off-road. You explore all kind of terrains. Stones, sand and sometimes water. You will have fun and see more of the Croatias beauty.

Price: 190€ per Buggy (2 person max)

ADVENTURE TOUR

This 3.5 hour tour is the perfect combination from our Safari Tour and some extreme terrain. Adrenalin will rush into your venes.

Your challenge will be hills, sometimes mud, water, stones/rocks… the pure adventure.

Price: 256€ per Buggy (2 person max)

VELEBIT TOUR

Our full day Tour

After some on-road driving we will arrive at the wild Croatian mountains Velebit, which are a UNESCO world heritage. By the way, Winnetou the movie, based on the famous novel by Karl May was shot in this area, too. Velebit is the largest mountain in Croatia and part of a bigger mountain chain. 2500 plant species have been described, about hundred being endemic.

Only buggy and horses are able to climb these almost inaccessible wild trails.

On this tour you will observe and have the opportunity to take pictures of the unique variety and beauty of the Croatian nature. For lunch we will stop at a charming traditional Croatian restaurant You will have at least six hours fun and many years to remember

Price: 350€ per Buggy (2 person max)

FACTS

Best of the best

We are using Buggys (Side by Sides) from Arctic Cat. The best ones you can find. Our buggies are all in a faultless condition. Six of our Side by Sides are from the year 2016.


Design of buggies

Initially buggies were designed for navigating desert or beaches


Inventor of buggies

Bruce Meyers is the man who invented the Meyers Manx, the original dune buggy.

Diving

Schedule

Departure9:00
Return to Zadar15:00

Included in price

Transportation
2 dives
Full tanks
Led

DETAILS

There are plenty of exciting diving locations in Zadar area, with Zadar underwater world known for its diversity and crystal clear sea.

The diving positions are on the island Ugljan, Pašman, Iž, around the island Lavdara and the northern side of the Sit islands. The trip starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. All the positions are inside the radius of 10 nm.

The interesting thing is that you can dive in the National park Kornati and in the Park of the nature Telašćica. These positions are the most attractive for diving, the places everyone dreams of and wants to return.

The beautiful walls are full of different kind of fish, gorgonias, sponges. There you can meet lobster, moray, the unique red corals or the underwater caves or holes. Everything is very admirable because the sea is clear and so clean.

The summer temperature of the sea ( approximately 23 º C ) and its transparency ( the depth of 40 m ) are the best conditions for every diver.

FACTS

Invention of diving

Jacques Cousteau invented Scuba gear in 1943, calling his cylinder the aqualung.


Sound travel

Sound travels five times faster underwater than in air, which makes it almost imipossible to establish where sound is coming from, as we rely on the time difference between our ears to do so.


Red or yellow

Once you get below 10 metres depth, you can't see red or yellow! If you cut yourself your blood looks blue.

Tour Gallery- Tourist memories

Sea Kayaking

Schedule

Zadar - morning9:00

Duration: 3 hours

Zadar - sunset17:00

Duration: 3 hours

Included in price

Full sea kayaking gear
Certified local guide
Dry bags for personal belongings
Insurance

DETAILS

Explore Zadar from the sea with this unique activity.

Starting from Puntamika, we paddle toward old town, passing along the modern tourist attractions, Sea Organ and Salutation to the Sun, up to the fabulous Riva with a view of millennial Roman Forum, the unique St.Donat's church to the Foša port, where in the 16th century city walls have been erected and gates opened.

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Dugi Otok (Long island) kayaking*

Take a day for active vacation in nature and explore the waters around  beautiful Long Island with a kayak. Paddle, swim, jump from cliffs, visit an interesting cave and explore a few parts of the island with kayak accompanied with a certified local guide.

Price: 75€ / per person

*Due to the special arrangements necessary, for Long ISland Kayaking please contact us and we can make all of the arrangements.

Schedule

Starting time8:30
Arrival in Zadar17:00

Included in price

Full sea kayaking gear
Certified local guide
Dry bags for personal belongings
Insurance
Ferry & van transport

FACTS

Name

The name “Kayak” means “hunter’s boat” as kayaks were originally invented by the Inuit, Yup’Ik, and the Aleut for hunting. They were made of seal or other animal skin stretched over wood or whale bone. Kayaks are very quiet which made them ideal for sneaking up on prey.


Over 50,000km in a kayak

Arguably one of the greatest kayak expeditions you have never heard of started back in 1932 when Oskar Speck decided to take the bus to the Danube River in Ulm, Germany and start paddling towards Cyprus. Over the next 7 years he continued working East paddling over 50,000 kilometers and eventually making his way to Australia.


The largest group of kayaks

The official world record was broken on September 24, 2011 when 1,902 boats formed the world's largest raft of canoes/kayaks in Inlet, NY.

Bungee Jumping

Schedule

On request

Included in price

Transportation with an airconditioned van
Complete equipment
Jump!
Insurance

Minimum 2 persons

1 person=120€/person

DETAILS

The Highest Bungee in Croatia

Bungee jump from a 56 meters high at Maslenica bridge is the highest and the most exciting bungee in Croatia.

Maslenica bridge is located just 30 km outside Zadar. We'll make all the arrangements - we'll pick you up at your hotel/apartment and take you to Maslenica for the jump and take you back to your acommodation. All the equipment is included.

History of Bungee

The legend says that bungee jumping first appeared on the Pentecost Island in the South Pacific. During the Second World War the westerners came to this island for the first time and discovered this people and their custom of bungee jumping. According to this legend, one of the natives, Tamalie, was abusing his wife, so she decided to run away. She climbed a tall tree to hide, but he found her and climbed after her. While he was climbing, she tied up lianas around her ankles and in the moment Tamalie tried to catch her, she jumped from the tree. Tamalie jumped after her, hit the ground and died.<br><br>

From that day, men in the village started practicing jumping with lianas so women couldn't outwit men ever again. So they built 28-meter high tower for jumping. Before jump, every man has ritual bath and then climbs a tower. Then his wife is brought to tower where she has to listen husband's complaints in front of whole village. After speech, man has to jump, head down, to proof his manhood. The tradition has retained until today and has become a touristic attraction. The western world hasn't discovered this custom until 1955. from the article of Irving i Electa Johnson in National Geographic magazine.

Tour Gallery- Tourist memories

FACTS

First modern jump

Oxford students carried out the first bungee jump with modern materials off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on April Fool's' Day 1979.


Highest jump

The highest commercial bungee jump in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is 764ft (233m).


Competitive jumping

Some people bungee jump competitively. In order to compete, you must be able to perform stunt jumps, which involves doing flips and other tricks while in mid-air.