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Base of operations: Croatia -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 757
M09846 provides high quality outdoor travel and recreation experience in Croatia, promotes low impact rafting, canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking, bicycling and similar activities with purpose of environment protection, education, development of eco tourism and better quality of life. M09846 operates through a network of local outfitters operating on the best preserved and most interesting river, lake, forest, coast and island areas and is capable of quality outfitting and guiding travelers on raft, canoe, kayak, yacht or bicycle trips.

The company is specialized local outfitter/ tour operator/ travel agency, a pioneer and market leader in this kind of travel services in Croatia. Company's strategy is:
- Specializing in locally not developed adventure travel activities: rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking, bicycling and not competing in those already established – like sailing, diving, skiing
- Developing a network of branches-outfitters in the most attractive areas for those activities: national and nature parks, best preserved rivers and lakes, islands not spoiled by mass tourism
- Focusing on quality service: operating in highest value areas, using best quality equipment and employing highly skilled and motivated guides
- Collaborating with local population and contributing to local communities by fair revenue distribution with purpose of long term partnership
- Developing sales network for one day excursions (organized by M09846 branches) using travel agents and representatives in cities and coastal resorts as sub-agents/ retailers
- Creating multi day trips (packages and itineraries – small boat cruises, bus tours, bike tours, walking tours) between those M09846 branches and using their services
- Marketing and selling multi day trips directly through Internet and through travel agents.
Questions and Answers
M09846 is the leading adventure travel organisation and outfitter in Croatia.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M09846 got its name after Mark Twain's hero who preferred to choose adventure rather than living ordinary, boring small town life. It started as a canoe club called Riverfree, formed in 1989 by a group of kayak and nature enthusiasts who led it to become the best and most successful adventure tour operator in the country.

2. What is your company's mission?

M09846 mission is to provide high quality outdoor recreation, culture and adventure travel experience in Croatia with the purpose of environment protection, education, development of eco tourism and better quality of life for both the clients and their hosts.

3. What does your company specialize in?

M09846 was the pioneer in low impact rafting, canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking and bicycling as commercial activity in Croatia. Adventure sailing cruises, small group tours and other forms of travel with multi sport activities included followed, including walking/hiking, caving, snorkeling, scuba diving. Human, wind or water powered only.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Zeljko Kelemen, owner/manager/team leader. Air traffic and air nautics engineer – professional pilot by education. Over four decades experience in white water kayaking and rafting plus bicycling, hiking and sailing, 20 years experience in travel business. BOD member of America Outdoors and International Rafting Federation, founder of Croatian Rafting Association and Riverfree Club. Trained on America Outdoors seminars on marketing, Internet marketing, management and risk management. Croatian rafting expedition leader to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Costa Rica, India. IRF certified raft guide, instructor and asessor, coastal kayaking instructor, sailing skipper, photographer and writer.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

The newest one is the most popular one - and, unlike others, to difficult to copy by the competition: Adventure Sailing, a 4-day small group catamaran cruise with sailing, sea kayaking, cycling, hiking, snorkeling and exploring cultural heritage included.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"The best trip of our lives - and we travel a lot". Or - "We are considering quitting our careers and starting working for you guys as guides."

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M09846
Picture Name Highlight Activity Price Destination

Croatia the Land of Waterfalls Croatia the Land of Waterfalls 10% off.

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Spend a week in Korana Village, Plitvice Lakes National Park, to discover its lakes, streams, waterfalls and forest paths. Enjoy journeys down the Zrmanja, Krupa, Mrežnica and Una rivers.

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Tour Package
Multi-activity
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
EUR 520 Croatia
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Adventure Sailing Croatia Adventure Sailing Croatia 10% off.

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It is neither a simple sailing trip nor a strenuous trip. Dubrovnik and Elafiti shorelines are rich in history and natural variety: cliffs, caves, rocks, beaches, pine forests, birds and so much more.

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Tour Package
Boating and Sailing
EUR 590 Croatia

Sea Kayaking Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Dubrovnik 10% off.

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Kayaking among wonderful islands, bays, caves and cliffs of blue and clear Adriatic Sea.

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Island Vacation
EUR 490 Croatia

Clear Rivers Country Clear Rivers Country 10% off.

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Enjoy kayaking and rafting on most preserved rivers in Europe, hiking around lakes and waterfalls of a World Heritage Site (Plitvice Lakes National Park) and biking in lovely countryside!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Multi-activity
EUR 520 Croatia

Walking Croatian National Parks Walking Croatian National Parks 10% off.

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This walking tour will take you to Croatia's inland mountain region and five national parks: Risnjak, North Velebit, Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica and Krka River.

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Tour Package
Walking Tours
EUR 490 Croatia

Dubrovnik Islands Walking Dubrovnik Islands Walking 10% off.

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This holiday is designed for those who wish to explore the most beautiful places of the Dubrovnik area in Croatia by walking/hiking.

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Tour Package
Walking Tours
EUR 490 Croatia

Rivers by the Sea Rivers by the Sea 10% off.

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This holiday is a well balanced mixture of activity, nature and culture. It is based in Skradin, a unique town on the very edge of Krka River National Park.

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Tour Package
Multi-activity
Food & Wine
EUR 520 Croatia

Best of Croatia - multisport holiday Best of Croatia - multisport holiday 10% off.

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This trip will show you Croatia's highlights over an 8-day period while keeping you active though various daily excursions.

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Multi-activity
EUR 1240 Croatia

Kayak Discovery Kayak Discovery 10% off.

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...kayaking along the most beautiful rivers in Croatia...

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
EUR 620 Croatia

River to the Sea Canoeing River to the Sea Canoeing 10% off.

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…perfect combination of adventure and culture by escaping the ordinary…

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Walking Tours
EUR 620 Croatia
Reviews and Comments
Rating By Subject Added

 1  Ben Myddelton Verified User Review 2007-02-19
Fantastic country and a very relaxed but organised tour.

 2  Simon Cook Verified User Review 2007-02-06
Highly professional, well equipped with experienced guides with good language skills, good budget, nice itnerary, beautiful location. Would recommend to anyone who likes gentle kayaking.

 3  Pascal Gauvrit Verified User Review 2006-12-26
Last summer, we are going with your company on the Adriatic Sea. The travel is very good and we are very happy of this travel. The skipper (René) is
very ... view more perfect. Y give him 10! Thank you for the sailing (Sorry my English is poor).

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