Neretva Photo Safari and Hidden Sandy Beach

Neretva Photo Safari and Hidden Sandy Beach

Designed for and travelled by BS and family! A Self-guided culinary tour

Starting from Makarska riviera and heading even more south, in sunny valley of Neretva river! Neretva is famous for interesting wildlife, hidden in its swampy delta. Local specialities include famous eel goulash and frogs, and if you are not fan of frogs - always great cohice - peka (lamb or veal under the bell)! Neretva is a river to have a boat ride on, observe birds and other local wildlife have great meal.
As a contrast of this hot part of Croatia River Neretva, is fresh and cold to swim in! That is the reason that we start a tour with a visit to a hidden, and most beautiful sandy beach in Croatia! Having a bath in this to extraordinary long sandbar, in shallow water and small sand is special also because from one side of sandbar is Neretva river, and other side is sea!

At morning, start from Makarska riviera, after 1h drive you arrive at hidden sandy beach. Relax and enjoy sandy beach with and option of kite surfing (prior notice needed!).
Around noon, further 30min drive to Vid and boarding old wooden boat “Neretvanska lada” where your friendly host will greet you with local specialties, Dalmatian ham and cheese and strong alcoholic drink “Rakija”.
Your trip continues with a boat ride - and photo safari - through swampy area of Neretva, where there is a chance to observe birds and other wildlife, and dip your hands to cold river for refreshment.
After a boat ride, your tasty local speciality lunch waits for you just near the shore of river. After lunch, there is an option for you to visit Narona archaeological museum or return to starting point.
  • 9:00 Drive from accommodation near Makarska area (1h)
  • Swim on hidden sandy beach (kitesurf option)
  • Drive to Vid, Narona
  • Boarding a boat, welcome drink and snack
  • Boat ride, photo safari
  • 14:00 lunch on the river shore
  • Optional visit to Narona archaeological museum
  • Afternoon return to Makarska area
  • Min No of persons: 2
  • Max No of persons: 15
  • Availability: June-September
  • Duration: Whole day
  • From: Makarska and surrounding villages
  • Type: SELF GUIDED boat/culinary/relax tour
  • On unfavourable weather conditions - no swimming on beach!
  • Detailed instructions and maps
  • Google maps directions
  • Organization and support during the tour
  • Full menu lunch – local delicacy options to choose & 1 drink
  • Welcome drink and snack
  • Boat ride – photo safari
  • Guide - available on request (NOTE in Advance)
  • Transfer (available for organization! PLEASE note in advance)
  • Extra drinks
  • Visit to Narona museum (possible to organize!)
  • Kitesurfing option
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Bathing suit &beach accessories
  • Hat / head cover
  • Sunscreen  !!! – no shade at the beach!
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Photo camera for memories
  • Spare clothes for change
  • Keep in mind during your travel
  • tour in pdf

There is no shade on the sandy beach, so take care to put sunscreen and cover your head, especially if travelling with kids!!

There is a guided tour with transfer option - please ask!

Self-guided tours