River Drava - the Croatian Amazonas
Open kayaking tour 250 km down a slow lowlands river
For those who want to spend fascinating evenings in a rough camp with good company and who feel comfortable in the outdoors.
The price includes:
- kayak Klepper Aerious II or Pouch RZ 85 with gear (paddles, life jackets, waterproof bags)
- 2 meals per day
- local transport
- local taxes and insurance
- entrance fees in all nature and national parks
- professional guide
- group airport transfer upon arrival and departure
- CD with professional photographs
The price does not include:
- camping gear
- personal sanitary and medical necessities
- beverages including water and all additional orders in restaurants
Number of participants:
6 - 10 per group
Day 1 - arrival to the town of Cakovec, meeting on the parking of the Park Hotel, departure to the river Drava, location Legrad. Bird watching in the Veliki Pazut zoological reservation, with its 15 types of habitats.
Day 2 - early morning trip to the Cep billabong and the oxbow lake of Jeskovo, paddling and bird watching in this serene environment.
Day 3 - a visit to Hlebine, cradle of Croatian naive art, then down the river to the natural lake Cambina and the ancient oak forest of Repas.
Day 4 - paddling and walking are the activities of this day, where the localities of Jelkusa and Kriznica will be explored. The river Drava is going into intensive meanders in this area, not to be seen anywhere from its spring to its mouth.
Day 5 - paddling and exploring from Kriznica to Terezino polje
Day 6 - paddling and exploring from Terezino polje to Budakovec
Day 7 - today's trip is from Budakovec to Podravska Moslavina, with a visit to the ornithological reservation of Podpanj, where 106 nesting species are noted, of which many are rarely nesting in Croatia.
Day 8 - paddling from Podravska Moslavina to Donji Miholjac
Day 9 - paddling from Donji Miholjac to Bistrinci
Day 10 - paddling from Bistrinci to Osijek, free time for sightseeing of Osijek and visiting of the local bathing area
Day 11 - paddling to the national park of Kopacki Rit, which is a flooded area in which the river Danube creates an inner delta with the river Sava in the middle part of it's flow.
Croatia is a beautiful country with diverse landscapes, from soothing to dramatic, on a relatively small area. Croatia's natural beauties would, on their own, be ample reason for a visit – but in addition Croatia is an emerging birding destination due to its ornithological significance.Croatia as a tourist destination is well known for its coastal summer holiday resorts, with many popular attractions such as visits to historical and cultural sites, boating, diving or just relaxing, but many of these resorts are also close to a number of excellent birdwatching areas.
Common Sandpiper, Night Heron, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher, Little Tern, Little Egret, Purple Heron, White-tailed Sea Eagle, Black Stork, White Stork, Squacco Heron, Bee-eater, Whiskered Tern, Little Egret, Cormorant, Pygmy Cormorant, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Sand Martin...