Norin river is far from any noise and it’s a closest you can get to the jungle-like environment in Neretva Valley. It’s perfect if you want to experience something different and enjoy in intact nature of Neretva Valley. Neretva valley is a vast space full of wildlife and hidden places.
There is a famous local restaurant near the place we start the tour too. If you feel hungry before or after the tour, make sure you give them a visit. A traditional meal includes frogs and eels made in a lot of different variations so here’s something to try if you never tried it before.
Regarding the Norin river, it’s truly a wild and intact place. It’s a small and pretty narrow river with crystal clear water. Like in the whole Neretva valley, life is abundant here. Especially with all kinds of birds which you’ll be able to see during the tour. Apart from being crystal clear, the water of the Norin river is very cold too and if you brave enough you can take a swim.
We start this kayaking tour in an ancient place of Narona near Metkovic. Today it is called Vid. Just a few kilometers from the Vid Norin river start its journey toward the Neretva river and then to the Adriatic sea. In this tour, you will kayak along this ancient river and land that was inhabited for centuries by Illyrian tribes. There are many legends and interesting facts regarding this river and your guide will tell you everything about them.
Kayaking part of the tour is easy with stream helping us to paddle. You won’t be too tired and you’ll have extra time to enjoy the landscape and wildlife. And that is where the true beauty of this tour lies in. Just imagine yourself kayaking through a narrow river and a huge bird flies off just in front of you. Or kayaking and looking at all the vegetation at the river floor with the water being so crystal clear.
If you come to the meeting point one hour earlier you can visit the famous Narona museum which is just 100 meters far from our starting point. Or you could enjoy some of the local gastronomy specialties in one of the nearby restaurants.
The price for the Norin river kayaking adventure is 280 HRK for an adult person, 140 HRK for children from 6 to 12 years, and free of charge for children under the age of 6. Please see the links below for further info on the itinerary and what to bring on the tour.
Important info: All of our tours must be booked at least 9 hours before the tour start. You can book our tours via our contact form, Facebook page, or WhatsApp numbers. These kinds of tours are subjected to weather conditions. We want to provide you with the best possible experience of every tour so if the weather is unfavorable we’ll cancel the tour and inform you about that. You’ll have an option to reschedule your tour or you’ll be given a full refund. We don’t have an office on any of our tour locations.
— certified guide
— all necessary equipment (kayaks, paddles, safety vest, dry bag…)
— welcome drink & snack (local products)
— minimum of 2 professional photos of you on the tour
And just to show you more of this beauty, here are few extra photos that we took during one of our tours. By looking at them you can see how vast and wild Norin river and Neretva valley are. But by looking at photos you can enjoy any place with only one of your senses. When you visit a place, you can sense it with all of them.