Tours in Croatia by Secret Dalmatia

Duration: half day

Difficulty: kids friendly

Location: Zadar, Šibenik

Available all year round

Modrič Caving Adventure

Unique caving adventure for the entire family!

Completely untouched by man, the jeweled walls of Modrič cave conceal a silence and darkness so rarely present in the modern-day realm. Huge stalactites and stalagmites decorate the floors and the ceilings adding a touch of out worldly to an already wondrous experience! Located near Zadar, yet situated nicely off the beaten path, this incredible cave was discovered unexpectedly in the early 1980s by a speleologist who was searching for shelter from the strong bura winds after his bike broke down.  What serendipity, as Modrič cave is a wonderful hidden world of subterranean shapes and forms.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation in Zadar region by our professional spelunking guide and professional equipment.
  • Bring your camera, appropriate footwear and sportswear. Please note without proper footwear, the guide has the right to adjuste the program and cancel certain activities.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with fear of small or enclosed spaces!
  • Tour can be added to a transfer to/from Zadar or combined with the Skradin region and/or Krka National Park.
  • OPTIONAL: Traditional lunch can be organized in a local tavern. Available at additional cost.
    We also recommend to add easy but scenic Paklenica hiking.

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What you'll see on this tour

Modrič cave adventure is an experience for all infatuated with nature, its splendid shapes and colors and this unique experience adds an element of hidden and unusual to every itinerary! Especially loved by families, this caving adventure is a fun and easy trip from Zadar and Šibenik, but can also be an exciting stop on your transfer from one destination to the next. Spelunkers and speleologists have described caving in the amazing Modrič cave as one the superior caving experiences in Europe!

Your guide, a local speleologist, will pick you up from your hotel to drive through the picturesque scenery of Ravni Kotari, flatlands in the Dalmatian hinterland, overlooked by Croatia’s sacred mountain Velebit and its magnificent heights, reaching 1757m at the highest peak. Home to two national parks, Paklenica and Northern Velebit, the Velebit range is a beautiful place to witness.

Arriving to Modrič cave, properly equipped with all the necessary safety gear and thoroughly instructed on how to use it, begin your exploration of the cave and its narrow passages. An experience far from tourism main paths, this small (only 840 meters) long cave is so beautifully decorated that each step is a unique discovery. The cave is inaccessible to large groups of tourists, ensuring a very personal caving adventure. Prepare to crawl and squeeze your way through the magic of Modrič, lit up by the carbide light on your safety helmet! For the two hours of the tour, your guide will present speleology in its full splendor, as bare rocks get new stories light up their surfaces.

If you wish, traditional lunch in a local tavern can be organized before returning to your accommodation.

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Distance to attraction


Zadar: 34 Km
Šibenik: 89 Km

Paklenica NP




Paklenica Gorge

The southern slopes of Velebit mountain rise and tower above the coast near Zadar with some of the most dramatic alpine wilderness in Croatia. Paklenica National Park is a mecca for rock climbers that come to conquer the steep gorge cliffs of Velika Paklenica. Hikers have the choice of around 150 kilometers of well-marked trails and paths for all levels and mountaineer huts for overnighters.
An interesting site in the park is the underground bunker that was constructed by the Yugoslavian leader Tito during the conflict with Stalin. The underground tunnel that runs into the karst cliffs has been remodeled into an interactive museum, with a center for climbing, films and interactive displays.


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For the Modrič Cave tour, we provide all necessary caving equipment, including helmets, headlamps, and overalls. We ensure that all equipment is in excellent condition and meets safety standards. Our goal is to make your caving adventure as safe and enjoyable as possible. You don’t need to bring any special equipment with you, just wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for a light hike.

The Modrič Cave tour is designed to be accessible for most people with a moderate level of fitness. The tour involves some physical activity, including walking, climbing, and crawling. However, you don’t need any previous caving experience to join the tour. Our experienced guides will be there to assist you and ensure your safety throughout the tour.

Modrič Cave is home to a variety of wildlife, particularly bats. These fascinating creatures play a crucial role in the cave ecosystem. During the tour, our guides will share interesting facts about the cave’s wildlife and the importance of preserving these unique habitats. Please note that all wildlife should be observed from a distance and not disturbed.

The Modrič Cave tour offers a unique opportunity to explore one of Croatia’s hidden gems. The cave is known for its impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations, which have been formed over thousands of years. The tour also includes a visit to the nearby Vrana Lake Nature Park, a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Here, you can enjoy the stunning landscapes and observe a variety of bird species in their natural habitat.

Yes, we offer private tours to Modrič Cave. A private tour allows you to explore the cave at your own pace and enjoy a more personalized experience. You will have a dedicated guide who can adjust the tour to your interests and preferences. Please contact us for more information about booking a private Modrič Cave tour.

Safety is our top priority for all our tours, including this spelunking experience in Modrič. We provide all necessary safety equipment, including helmets and headlamps. Our experienced guides are trained in first aid and cave rescue, and they will provide a safety briefing before the adventure starts. We also maintain a low guide-to-guest ratio to ensure personalized attention and care.

Yes, children who are comfortable with physical activity and are not afraid of dark, enclosed spaces can participate in this underground exploration. However, due to the nature of the activity, it may not be suitable for very young children. We recommend this adventure for children aged 10 and above. Our guides are experienced in working with children and will ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the tour.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, as the cave floor can be muddy. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are advisable to protect your skin from scratches. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good grip are also important as the cave floor can be slippery. We provide overalls and helmets for additional protection.

This subterranean adventure typically lasts about 2-3 hours, including the time for safety briefing and equipment fitting. This allows ample time to explore the cave and appreciate its natural beauty. Please note that the duration may vary depending on the group size and pace.

No special preparation is required for this cave exploration experience. However, we recommend that you have a good night’s sleep before the tour and eat a hearty breakfast. It’s also a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you. If you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of, please let us know in advance.