Welcome to Makarska Riviera

If you're mainly interested in a beach holiday without too many historical sights to distract you, the crystal-clear waters of this strip are hard to beat. However, this is one of the most developed stretches of the Dalmatian coast, and popular with package tours. Note that in July and August the entire riviera is jam-packed with holidaymakers, and many hotels impose a seven-night minimum stay.

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Makarska Riviera activities

$103.10 Outdoor Activities

From Split, Cetina River 3-Hour Small-Group Zipline Experience

Make your way to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of historical Split (or enjoy pickup from select hotels in the Makarska Riviera) to begin your full-day Cetina River zipline experience. Once your small group is situated in an air-conditioned minivan, a local driver takes you for a scenic ride to Omiš, a port town some 16 miles (25 km) southeast of Split.Take a 45-minute drive to the zipline grounds to gather your equipment and listen to a brief introduction from an expert guide. Then, hop back inside your minivan and head to a training polygon, which consists of two short wires that are 82 feet (25 meters) long. Strap on your helmet and get suited up, and then watch as two expert guides show you how to break and use the zipline correctly.Marvel at the sweeping panoramas of the Cetina River canyon that you're about to soar above on a walk to your first wire. You'll get some final reassurance with a demo and tips from your guide before you take the exhilarating plunge for three hours of zips.Leap from treetop to treetop on eight different ziplines that stretch about a mile (2 km). Daredevils will delight in propelling across the the line, which is strewn some 492 feet (150 m) above the ground. It's not all up in the air, though. You can catch your breath in between the action with short, scenic walks to each post. After the adrenaline-fueled experience is over, enjoy your final walk along the mountain trails to the finish point where you’ll hop back inside your minivan for the return journey. Your tour then concludes back at the original start point in Split, with optional drop-off at select hotels in the Makarska Riviera.Please note: See the Itinerary section below for list of hotels that offer pickup and drop-off.

$27.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Split Day Trip from Makarska Riviera

Start your trip from Makarska in the air-conditioned mini bus. At the beginning of the trip, the driver will give you a brochure about the history of Split and the map of the old town. The coastal drive is 1 hour to Split.On your way, you will pass through Omis city, Omis is a small town in the heart of Dalmatia, at the mouth of the Cetina river. It is known by the pirates who, during the 12th and 13th centuries, led attacks on merchant ships of the powerful Venice, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split. Continue your way traveling through the beautiful and rich Croatian coast and see little towns full of charm.The minibus will then leave you near the old town of Split and you will have 4 hours free time to visit this beautiful town. In case that you booked the trip with a guide, the guide will wait for you in Split where the minibus leaves you. See why Diocletian palace is UNESCO-protected world heritage monument and why many people are coming back in Split every year. Do not miss the Croatian National Theatre in Split and take walk through beautiful green parks. The driver will wait for you at the same place where he left you and drive you back.

$278.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Mostar private day tour from Makarska

After picking you up at the pre-arranged meeting point or at your hotel, we’ll begin our journey to Mostar.On our way to Mostar city  we will stop for a 15min coffee break. We will arrive in Mostar around 11:00am.Depanding on your desire we can organise Mostar sightseeing with local guide (optioni with local guide).You will have 3h of free time to explore Mostar on your own. Pick up will be at the same place.18:00h return to Makarska by magnificent coastline road with photo stop.Possibly the itinerary may be adjusted due to the traffic or bad weather conditions.Please note: Your passport is required for this excursion. 

$69.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Mostar Sightseeing Day Trip from Makarska Riviera

Mostar has for centuries been the meeting place of two different cultures – Western and Eastern, as well as of two different religions – Christianity and Islam. This unusual blend of civilization has left a mark on this ancient city, located on the Neretva river, through architecture, customs, and people’s life. The bridge across the river, after which the town was named, bazaar, mosque and walking through Mostar will help you feel the magic of the Orient! It is a city of poetry, stone and sleepy, narrow and winding streets. It is a city where the traveler from the North breathes the fire rays of the Mediterranean mixed with the scent of lemon and sea, while traveler from the South awaits the first scenes of the continental hinterland. The city is remarkable for its buildings and monuments, which merge together in harmony for centuries, thanks to is geographical location and climate features. Visit the old bazaar, Turkish house and one of the mosques. After an organized tour of the city, you will find free time to wander the cobbled streets and over the old bridge.ItineraryHotel departure followed by:08:30 – departure from destination12:00 – arrival to Mostar, sightseeing with a local guide13:30 – free time for lunch, shopping and strolling around16:00 – departure from Mostar18:30 – arrival to destination*  Itinerary may be subject to change due to road conditions and other factors

$41.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Swimming in a crater trip from Makarska Riviera

On a guided tour you you will see also other nature beauties in Imotski as Prolosko swamp which is protected from 1971 and it covers an area of over 10km2 . On a winter time the hole area is under water and on summer time there is only one part under water and its called Prolosko Lake. We will visit also Ricice artificial lake better known under the name of Green Lake. Green Lake was visited also from the side of movie makers from United States. They have seen Green Lake as interesting and potential location for the shooting of their film. After sightseeing all the nature beauties as Prolosko swamp, Ricice Green Lake and Red Lake on our way to Imotski, we arrive to town where you will have two hours of free time where you can explore town or take a swim in a favorite bathing area of local people Blue Lake. Imotski is a town with Mediterranean climate, stone houses. It is rich with beautiful Art Noveau facades and fences. You can climb also to the Topana fortress and take a beautiful panorama photo of town and lakes. Imotski is also known for its traditional singing called Ganga.

$105.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Makarska Riviera

After picking you up at pre-arranged meeting point or at your hotel we begin our journey through countryside towards Plitvice Lakes.During 3,5 hour drive you will enjoy in the beauty of Croatian Hinterland. Our driver will give you a brochure and during the drive you can learn everything you didn't know about this amazing National Park. The entire forest is connected with wooden paths so you don't need to worry about route and there are enough benches for you to relax and enjoy the nature. There are couple of restaurants in the middle of the forest where you can try some traditional meal and feed your soul with the serene surroundings offering charming lake view. After 5 hours of free time in the park, our driver will wait for you at the same place where you entered to the magical world of nature and drive you back to your accommodation, full of lasting impressions.

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