FAQ – Canyoning (Basic & Extreme)
We will meet in Split city center, gather up in transportations and drive about 50 minutes to our base in village Zadvarje. If you have your own transportation you can come directly to the village meeting point.
If you need transfer:
Split – Trg Republike (Prokurative) – 43°30’31.7″N 16°26’10.7″E
If you will be coming directly with your car:
Zadvarje – Hrvatskih branitelja – 43°25’60.0″N 16°53’33.4″E
Departure times are different for preseason, high season and late season.
01.04 – 14.06 – 11:00am
15.06 – 31.08 – 10:00am
01.09 – 31.10 – 11:00am
01.04 – 14.06 – 12:00(noon)
15.06 – 31.08 – 11:00am
01.09 – 31.10 – 12:00(noon)
Both Basic and Extreme canyoning tour takes place in the same part of the canyon. On extreme canyoning tour, you have 2 rope lowering’s by our guides using alpine equipment (rappelling). First one near the waterfall at 55m height and the second one at the end 25m height with the optional additional cliff jump.
You can combine both canyoning versions if someone from your group doesn’t feel ready for extreme canyoning. In this case, the extreme group will be lowered with a rope, while basic canyoning takes walking path around. You will reconnect with a group after 15-20 minutes and continue together to the end.
Previous experience is not necessary to participate canyoning tour, and most of the participants are the first time on this kind of tour.
The minimum age for basic canyoning tour is 8 years old and for extreme version 14 years old. Iris adventures staff holds the right not to allow customers to participate in the tour if they think he or she is not able to do the activity in a safe way.
Some basic fitness level is enough for participation on the canyoning tour. From level 1-5, it would be 2-3.
No, but if you are a non-swimmer please read this carefully. We provide you with life vests and wetsuits that keeps you floating and the guides will assist you on the way. You might be submerged under the water for a short period of time depending on the river flow and rapids, so if you are uncomfortable with this, this might be deciding factor not to book the tour. Also if in case you have a panic fear of water, or water phobia you should notice the guides or decide not to book the tour.
River temperatures vary from 15°C to 17°C (59F – 63F) in preseason period to 20°C (68F) in late July and August.
All the cliff jumps during the tour are optional and can be easily bypassed by walking.
You are provided with full body 5mm wetsuits, helmets, life vests and harnesses with suit protections. You can take your own shoes (sport or hike trainers, not beach shoes) to go into the canyon. If you don’t have any, or you don’t want to get your shoes wet, you can rent our canyoning shoes. Price for shoes rental is 7€.
Bring towel, swimsuit, spare clothes to change after the tour and shoes (regular running shoes – not beach shoes or flip flops). If you don’t have your own running shoes or you don’t want to get your shoes wet you can rent them in our base.
Your personal belongings will be safe and locked in Iris Adventures Zadvarje base or locked in the minibus during the tour. All your personal belongings will wait for you at the end of the tour.
Sunglasses are not necessary in the canyon as most parts are in shade, however if you take them to make sure they are tied.
Vision glasses can be brought but make sure they are tied because you might lose them during the tour.
Yes, you can bring a camera with you in case if it is waterproof. We also have helmets with GoPro mounts, but they are limited in number.
Our guides will take photos from the tour and you will get them via Dropbox link a few days after the tour for free. This is a free complimentary service and we do not guarantee that every tour in the season will be provided with this service, that you will be on pictures, or that the pictures will be clear.
No, meals or drinks are not included during or after the canyoning tour. We suggest participants to take a good breakfast before the tour or bring some snacks for after the activity.
It’s strictly forbidden to use any kind of alcoholic drinks or usage of narcotics before or during the canyoning tour! Participants that are already under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will not be allowed to participate on the tour.
If you have any kind of medical condition that we should be aware of, you need to inform our guides about it. You can approach our guides privately and inform them. If you need to use your medication (like asthma inhalers) or pills during the tour you can give them to our guides, they will keep it safe in waterproof bags and make it available for you during the tour in case you need it.
Yes, there is a restroom at our base.
No, we don’t have showers.
Yes, you can. If you don’t like to be part of the group you can book a private tour on demand. Price varies to a number of people and part of the season so it’s best if you contact us on email@example.com
Every day we have departures from Split. In some rare cases in early preseason period, if we don’t have other participants for a tour, we will need to cancel your trip as the minimum number of persons for this activity is 2.
If it is just a small rain we operate canyoning tours regularly. In the case of heavy rains or thunderstorms, we will cancel the tour for safety reasons and you will get full money refund.
The high water level in the canyon can occur during some construction works on the dam up the river. We are always announced a few days before about that so we keep right to cancel the tours if this happens. You will get the full money refund in this case.
If you booked through our webpage or other providers you can just bring your voucher with you and give it to the guides at the beginning of the tour.
If you are paying in cash you can pay to our guides after the tour. Make sure to take the correct amount of money as there is no ATM in the village.
Canyoning tour is an adventure adrenaline activity which takes part in river canyon so some risks may occur. Iris Adventures company will lead the tour on the highest safety level to reduce any kind of risk for participants. It is always important to listen and follow your guide’s instructions on how to behave in the canyon to reduce any kind of risk.
Before the tour, you will be briefed about all possible dangers of canyoning tour, also in written forms. After you read it, you will sign the form that you are briefed and that you accept all the dangers of canyoning tour and you participate in the tour on your own responsibility.