Canoeing Kopacki Rit Nature Park

Experience Slavonia & Baranja in Eastern Croatia

Adventure tour with wine tasting

CANOE & WINE TOUR | Half Day | from 55 € | Private guided tour through the impressive scenery of the Baranja region in Eastern Croatia. We take you on an authentic canoe tour through the Kopački Rit Nature Park, inclusive wine tasting in one of the best wineries in Croatia.

Kopacki Rit Nature Park is an ornithological significant area, a home to more than 290 bird species and 60 fish species. One of the largest reserved wetlands in Europe situated near the City of Osijek (the largest city in the Slavonia region), between the Danube River and Drava River.

You will have a chance to observe many interesting and rare bird species, wild animals and also have an opportunity to see a small herd of an endangered breed of cattle, one of the last in this area.  

After our canoe tour, we'll take you for lunch to a traditional restaurant amidst green scenery of the Kopacki Rit.

The wine tasting of premium Baranja's wines we left for the end. The Baranja region is world-known among wine lovers for its wine production and quality premium wines, dominantly white. High-quality top wine is the Graševina, the most valuable oenological icon of the Slavonia & Baranja region.


Short walk over Lake Mali Sakadas

10:00 AM - Short walk over Lake Mali Sakadas

We start our day-trip at 10:00 am in the Visitor Centre of the Nature Park Kopacki rit. In the Visitor Centre, you will meet our guide. The Kopački Rit Nature Park, also called the European Amazon, is situated in the central part of the Danube floodplain, between two important European rivers, the Drava and the Danube. It became a protected area in 1967 due to its important ecological values. The route takes you along the wooden walkway called Bijeli Lopoč (eng. White Water Lily) to the Lake Sakadash and the boat dock. Along the walkway are placed educational boards with pictures and descriptions of plants, animals, and features of the wetland habitat, which bring you closer to and describe the rich wetland eco-system. After half an hour walk through the reeds, willows, and aquatic plant communities of Mali Sakadash, we will arrive at the boat dock where we'll start our canoe tour. The total length of the promenade: 2.400 m. Walking: half an hour.

Canoe tour Kopacki Rit

10:30 AM - Canoe tour Kopacki Rit

Our relaxing two-hour canoe trip with a professional geological safari guide leads us through the Special Zoological Reserve, from the Lake Sakadaš along the Linjov canal. Canoeing is an original way to discover a biological diversity and wealth of flora and fauna inside the Kopacki Rit, especially many various bird species, particularly the cormorants and some rare species of eagle. The guide will explain to you everything you want to know. An authentic experience for the whole family. Trail length: 5 km. Duration: about 2 hours.

Lunch in a traditional restaurant

12:45 PM - Lunch in a traditional restaurant

Probably the best fish stew called Fish Paprikash (a local speciality) is in Kormoran restaurant, where we will have lunch. It is located in the middle of the Kopacki Rit Nature Park. The restaurant serves Baranja's cuisine which has multi-ethnic roots. There are various regional specialities, especially from freshwater fish and venison. The restaurant is perfect for families with children because there is a big garden and children's playground. Not far from the restaurant you can observe the famous Podolac cows, a traditional, but today endangered breed of cattle that graze freely in nature of Kopacki Rit.

Wine tour & Wine tasting

2:00 PM - Wine tour & Wine tasting

The day-trip continues in the direction of Baranja's beautiful wine region Kneževi Vinogradi which is known for a centuries-long tradition of wine-producing. We'll take a drive along the wine road through the rolling vineyard landscape to the viewpoint of the Banovo Brdo hill. After the outdoor wine tour, we'll visit a largest and most impressive wine cellar in Baranja, which was dug into a mountain more than five centuries ago. There we'll have an organized wine tasting of 3 premium wines and various local products (sausage and cheese) with a professional interpretation. If you'd like bringing tastes of Baranja home, the wine boutique and gift shop offer a fine selection of wines, delicacies and souvenirs, like a famous Baranja 'kulen' (with protected geographical indication).

Return transfer to Nature Park Kopacki Rit

4:00 PM - Return transfer to Nature Park Kopacki Rit

Our Kopacki Rit excursion ends in Visitor Centre of Nature Park from where we started this day-trip. Return time in Kopacki rit around 4:30 pm.

Departure dates 2022: from May till October - every day

Dates: on request

Group size

2 pers.

3 pers.

4 pers.

5 pers.

6 pers.

7 pers.

Price per person

€ 115,00

€ 83,00

€ 76,00

€ 70,00

€ 61,00

€ 55,00

  • The excursion prices are based on a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of seven (7) participants.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.
  • Participants interested in a private trip for a larger group may contact for an individual offer.

Discount: children up to 4 years accompanied by their parents - free of charge.


  • Licensed local tour guide (English, German).
  • All transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee for Nature Park Kopački Rit.
  • Canoe trip with a geological safari guide.
  • Wine tasting tour of Belje Winery (a drive along wine road through vineyards and lookout at Banovo Brdo, visiting the old cellar of Vina Belje); tasting of 3 premium wines and various local products, inclusive Slavonski kulen.
  • Insurance and costs for the organization and realization of the tour.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  /  Additional costs:

  • Transfer to another starting / ending point (of your interest).
  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Approx. 12€ - 20€ for a menu.
  • Additional health and cancellation insurance, which can be arranged by e-mail to
  • All other expenses not covered by the programme.

Find the ideal accommodation - with our recommendation: Country Estate Didin Konak

Note* For those who are more interested in experiencing Kopački Rit in Eastern Croatia, we recommend our excursion Birdwatching Kopacki Rit

  • Nature Park Kopacki Rit
  • Canoe tour
  • Baranja's traditional cuisine
  • Wine tasting of Baranja's premium wines

Kopacki Rit Nature Park is one of the largest wetlands in Europe, an ornithologically significant area (293 species of birds) and the largest freshwater fish hatchery in the Danube region (about 60 species). It is situated in Eastern Croatia, in the picturesque plains of Baranja, between the rivers Drava and Danube. It stretches across the area of 240 km2. The high biodiversity of 2.000 biological species reflects the rich flora and fauna of the park. Due to its exceptional natural values, Kopacki Rit has been included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance and the List of Important Bird Areas (IBA).

Canoe tour along the Kopacki Rit Nature Park - an abundant flora and birdlife rich in species make the canoeing along the park's canals both exciting as well as fascinating. Inside the spectacular landscape of the protected areas, you can see cormorants, herons, egrets, kingfishers, fish eagles, and more other birds. When they gather in the marsh before their flight, you can see them in thousands. You can even go to the place where the beavers live. During the tour, if you have luck, you can see wild boars and deers.

The traditional cuisine of the Baranja region has multi-ethnic roots. This region located on the border between Western and Southeastern Europe was historically attractive bait, including, the Osmans, Hungarians and Habsburgs, three opposite cultures. Such an unusual compound created the Baranja cuisine with a flair of Western Europe and fervour of South and East. There are various regional specialities based on freshwater fish and venison. But the king of all Baranja specialities is fish paprikash, a spicy fish paprika stew made in a cast-iron kettle over a wood fire with several freshwater fish such as pike, catfish, starlet or carp. The final taste of many delicious meals gives the paprika powder from the surrounding villages, well known over the Croatian border, especially the sweet and hot ground red paprika from village Kopačevo.

Slavonski Kulen is by far the best-known delicacy of eastern Croatian cuisine registered as a food product with a Protected Geographical Indication, at both a national and European level. It is a cured sausage made from prime cuts of pork combined with carefully selected spices inclusive red paprika and garlic. It exudes a strong smoky aroma and has a rather piquant flavour.

Baranja wine region is located in the northeast part of Inland Croatia, surrounded by the powerful rivers Danube and Drava, and the Hungarian border. Baranja got its name from two Hungarian words: 'Bor', which means wine and 'Anya', which means mother, giving the region a symbolic name – 'Mother of Wine'. Great climatic conditions for wine grape cultivation and production of excellent wines had also been recognized by the Romans more than 2.000 years ago.

We recommend a visit to the authentic village of Karanac, nearby Kopacki Rit Nature Park.

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