Travel Information

General

Croatia is located on the border of southern and central Europe. Because of various influences from neighbouring countries and larger powers in the history (Germany, Italy, Ottoman Empire etc.), Croatia has a variety of culture, dialects and folklore. Foreigners are common and welcome, considering there are millions of tourists coming every year to visit Croatia’s coast, islands and continental area. Because of distinctive hospitality and high revenue tourism brings to Croatian economy every year, many people in Croatia speak foreign languages most notably English, as well as German (mostly in the continent) and Italian (mostly in the coastal region).
Croatia is a very safe country. Crime rate is low by all standard measurements, and petty crimes such as pick pocketing are just as common as, or even lower than in other Central European countries or cities. Terrorism is practically nonexistent in new Croatian history. Last armed conflict – The Homeland war ended decades ago and situation now is peaceful, safe and friendly. If you still want additional feeling of security, you can always find the contact information of your country’s embassy or consulate in Croatia and save it in your phone. This is a good idea whenever you travel abroad, no matter where you travel. You can find this information on this link: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Croatians are known for their hospitality. They love their easygoing lifestyle and good food, and are willing to share it with foreign visitors. Expect friendly and helpful people, and if you need directions or anything else, don’t hesitate to ask people on the streets.

Preparing for the trip

Before starting you journey, make sure you have acquired all the necessary information regarding the trip you are taking. This includes:

  • Checking expiration date on your passport
  • Contacting Croatian Embassy or consulate to check whether you require visa for Croatia or other countries you will be visiting
  • Acquiring plane tickets or other means of transport to Croatia
  • Printing out you Voucher or Payment Receipt
  • Are planning your travel packing
  • Adding our contact info to your phone: Huck Finn Adventure Travel Dubrovnik, Tenturija bb, Komolac, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Emergency phone +385 98 9087700 (Matea)

You are welcome to leave Huck Finn office number and email with your family and friends for safety. If for some reason you cannot contact them, talk to your guides and we will make sure you can contact them and assure them of your safety (and what a great experience you are having)

Money and prices

The official currency in Croatia is Croatian Kuna (HRK) and all prices are quoted in Kuna.(conversion rate) We recommend that you exchange some money into Croatian Kuna before you come or at the airport when you arrive. At some point, ATM machines will be accessible. For spending money (meals, guide tips, snacks and beverages) we suggest an allowance of 200€ per person for multi day trips, and up to 50€ per person for day trips.

Here are some examples of local costs (in Euros) for guidance:

  • Coffee/tea (restaurant): 2 €
  • Juice (restaurant): 2-2,5 €
  • Snack lunch: 7 €
  • Beer: 2-4 €
  • Bottle of wine: 10 €
  • Pizza (restaurant): 7 €
  • Dinner (restaurant): 20-25 €

Insurance

We recommend you to purchase additional trip insurance although all our guests are insured by our local insurance company, with a policy that covers personal injury. In addition, if you need medical assistance or evacuation assistance during the trip, Huck Finn cannot absorb these fees.

Airline Information

Please review your airline tickets carefully and reconfirm your international flights 72 hours in advance. Please note that you should check in for your international flights 3 hours prior to scheduled departure.

Baggage

Many airlines impose a maximum weight limit of 23 kg. Please see your airline’s website for luggage weight and size restrictions. For your comfort we recommend you to travel as light as possible. One main piece, preferably a soft lockable bag for easy handling, a backpack or hold-all would be most suitable. Daypack – 20 to 30 litres is sufficient.
General item you will need for multi-day trips are: comfortable and breathable clothes, changeable and washable (cotton shirts and t-shirts), sportswear (shorts or tights), comfortable, lightweight shoes and socks for outdoor sports activities, sun hat, sunglasses, lightweight raincoat and a set of warm clothes (sweatshirt or track suit) because evenings can be chilly on a boat or near the sea. Don’t forget comfortable sleepwear and personal hygiene items.

Mandatory equipment for specific activities:

Sailing/kayaking:

  • Waterproof bag
  • Phone protective case
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Water shoes (stiff sole)

Hiking:

  • Lightweight hiking shoes
  • Comfortable daypack or rucksack for hiking
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Water bottle / Hydration pack

Cycling:

  • Lightweight cycling shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Water bottle / Hydration pack

Transfers

If your trip includes transfers, transfers are included only when they are related exclusively to the start of the programme. Transfers are valid if we are picking you up from Dubrovnik Airport, bus station, harbour, or other place (hotel) within the city of Dubrovnik. If you have arrived earlier for other purposes, transfer is included only if we are picking you up from somewhere within Dubrovnik (hotel etc.) to take you to your meeting point.
If your trip does not include transfers, or you would like us to help you transfer around Dubrovnik for any other purpose, additional transfers can be arranged with our representatives.

Early arrivals / Extended stay

If you are arriving earlier than your programme is starting, or want to enjoy in Croatia longer even after your programme has ended, you are welcome to book additional accommodation with us. Our guesthouses and little hotel in the Dubrovnik Old Town, camps in Zaton Bay and other services are open for everyone, so don’t hesitate to ask your guide or call the office with your requests or ideas. Our staff knows the area well, and they can give you good advice and instructions regarding your continuing experience.

Human relations

We recommend you to add our contact numbers and emails to you phone so you could call us if you encounter any problems during your trip. Every member of our staff speaks fluent English, as well as other languages.
If during your trip you encounter something you are not satisfied with, or have any kind of problem (with our service, with your health or anything else), please talk to your guide, our representative or our office right away. We will give our best to provide you with best possible solution, and make sure that small problems that might occur don’t turn into larger ones.
Upon your arrival your guides and skipper will give you safety instructions. Please listen to them carefully. Safety instructions are there for a reason, and compliance with safety rules will make your stay more comfortable and reduce the risks to their absolute minimum. Please listen to your guides’ instructions at all times – they are trained professionals very familiar with the environment. Their first concern is your safety, and then your experience and good time.
Our guests are coming from all over the world. Therefore there is a high possibility that you will encounter or be in the same group with people of different origin, nationality and views. Huck Finn respects all differences: we work on the principle of non discrimination, regardless of nationality, religion, and race, sexual or political orientation. Everyone who loves active lifestyle and respects nature is welcome. Having this in mind, we call upon our guests to respect other group members and their views, to respect local traditions and historical, cultural and natural heritage.

Post-trip questionnaire

It is in our interest to provide the best possible service to our guests. You can help us with that by filling out the questionnaire your guide will hand you at the end of your programme. All information is valuable. We are always open for constructive criticism, and all suggestions to make our services better will be taken into consideration.

References

Don’t take our word for how great our trips are, we’ll be happy to provide you with references of satisfied past travellers. In case you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our office. We would like to stay in touch with you. Keep your eyes on our social networks and our web page. We would love to hear from you, so share your experiences, suggest ideas and post the photos of our time together!

Gratuity

We believe that tips should reflect good service and your satisfaction with the guide and the overall tour. If you feel your guides did an outstanding job and would like to reward them for their efforts, we suggest a tip starting from 20 euros per adult or child per guide for multi-day trips. Tipping is voluntary and completely at the discretion of individual trip participants. Your own currency or Croatian Kuna is acceptable. Typically, group members will put all gratuities in an envelope and present it to the guides during dinner on the final evening of the trip.

  • Location:Central / South Europe
  • Capital:Zagreb
  • Official language:Croatian
  • Affiliation:EU and NATO member
  • Size:56.594 km2
  • Population:4.284.889
  • Time zone:UTC +1
  • Drives on the:Right
  • Calling code:+385
  • Currency:Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Power supply:220V / 50 Hz
  • Predominant religion:Roman Catholicism

  • Emergency numbers:
  • Search and Rescue:+385 112
  • Police:+385 92
  • Fire department:+385 93
  • Ambulance:+385 94
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