We’ll begin our wine experience discovering the wildness of the magnificent Baćina Lakes. Visiting a swamp, while on holidays? Why not! Especially if it reveals to us wonderful animals, plants, and nature, which seem yet to be untouched by a human hand. The Neretva’s is long and wide, and it reveals such natural treasures that you could only wish for. Along with seeing the untouched beauties of nature, you can swim and taste local cuisine. So genuine you can’t even imagine it…
Starting from main meeting points in Split or Dubrovnik region, we’ll begin our full day experience discovering the wildness of the Neretva Valley. Our air-conditioned coach takes the scenic route along the new highway and as we slowly move to the coastal road it opens up the amazing panoramic views of Dalmatian islands and the wonderful delta of the river Neretva with the endless fruit and vegetables fields which represent the main living economy of this beautiful area. This region is culinary known for specialties like frogs and eels.
Route: Dubrovnik – The Neretva Valley – 1 hr 30 min
Route: Split – The Neretva Valley – 1 hr 30 min
Arrive in Baćina Lakes who hides many pieces of untouched nature, biodiversity, and cuisine. board a traditional Neretva boat and get the first impressions of its beauties in an hour-long ride. Bacina lakes is a lake group consisting of 7 lakes. Six of these lakes are connected by smaller and larger passages, and the smallest one is secluded. The lakes are situated near the city of Ploce in southern Croatia and they are one of the landmarks of the south. Along with seeing the untouched beauties of nature, you can swim and taste local cuisine. You will have an opportunity to taste local ECO Fig’o products which are traditional family recipes.
If you are looking for a gastronomic oasis in the far south, we know the right place for you. A restaurant with a tradition of almost fifty years, with specialties created by local fishermen, top chefs and a charismatic, professional owner – the legendary Ante Fulin, a gastronomic sensation is guaranteed. Namely, in the unique triangle of lake, sea and river, in the extreme south, there is a town with only 6,000 inhabitants. A small oasis of the Adriatic, a port town that has not neglected its tourist potential – the town of Ploče.
Frog and eel specialties dominate the traditional Neretva cuisine, such as the inevitable frog and eel stew, breaded frogs, eels on a spit. Or perhaps you prefer boiled coot. When it comes to Dalmatian brudet (fish stew), the Neretva variety is different. It’s spiced with hot peppers, which give a specific and delicious taste. It can be very hot, so those who don’t like spicy food should order theirs to be prepared a bit milder. The Neretva cuisine is unthinkable without frogs. The crackling of frogs from the swamp turns into a rhapsody of frogs on a plate in dishes like frog risotto, breaded frogs, frogs in prosciutto. Homemade hearth bread is usually served with those dishes. Apart from untouched nature, the Neretva boat rides, local delicacies and exploring flora and fauna of the wetland area, the Neretva valley has a lot more to offer.