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These itineraries are designed for those who love being active in the outdoors, explore seaside nature, heritage, history and art. Daily routes are rather short - 2 to 3 hours of easy paddling  - and not demanding, fit for all ages between 14 and late sixties (no previous kayaking experience is necessary). Dubrovnik and Elafiti shorelines are rich in history and natural variety - cliffs, caves, pine and palm trees, hidden coves, reefs, sandy beaches...


Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to Elafiti Islands Archipelago – 13 green islands covered by pine forests, without car traffic, with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, less than an hour sailing time from Dubrovnik. Each has no more than a couple of hundreds permanent residents who live in stone houses of traditional character. Tall palm trees, parks, gardens and flowers everywhere contribute to easy going life style. You will spend a day exploring each island plus Zaton Bay and Dubrovnik. They are not just places of incredible natural beauties but also open air museums of history, art, architecture and folklore. And there will be a day for an optional excursion to Herzegovina rivers – rafting or canoeing – or even Montenegro or Mljet Island National Park.



You'll be staying on the lovely island of Lopud:

Lopud is one of 16 Elifiti islands, only a 45 minute boat ride from Dubrovnik. It is well known for its translucent, azure blue sea, sandy beaches, subtropical vegetation, botanical garden, old monasteries and churches, royal palaces and dreamy old villas. Lopud has the most romantic sunset that you ever experienced.

Your accommodation will be in one of the charming villas on Lopud, such as Villa Franka.

From Lopud it is easy to visit other Elafiti islands, via a short 10-15 minute boat ride.



Sea kayaks that we use are polyethylene Prijon single and double, stable and easy to paddle. In addition to paddle, spray deck and life jacket each can carry snorkeling gear for exploring underwater world between paddling trips, your personal things or hobby items like photo, paint or fishing equipment. Stable and user or family friendly sit-on-top kayaks are also available. They have 2 seats with optional 3rd seat for a pre-teen child. We use kayaks to travel quietly – “walk on water” and discover amazing creations of nature and man. Kayaks will take you to hidden caves, beaches and other places where motor or sail boats don’t dare going. Occasionally groups of kayakers are escorted by friendly dolphins or tunas that are often seen in the area.

ITINERARY

Day 1- Saturday: Arrival at Dubrovnik Airport and transfer to your village or island. Accommodation in rooms of private houses situated close to the sea. After get-together dinner in one of the local restaurants we shall take a walk to familiarize ourselves with the area.


Day 2: Sea kayaking instructions in the bay and first trip already in the afternoon. It will take you along local beaches and places of interest. Return to your place late in the afternoon for a dinner.





Day 3-6: Kayaking, walking or bicycling around a different island or bay every day. During breaks we will enjoy swimming, sightseeing and snorkeling. You will have the opportunity to discover the delicious meals of Croatian cuisine in many different places. Sipan Island has colorful villages of Sudjuradj and Luka Sipanska. The fields between them have preserved the real country life among chapels and summer residences of old Dubrovnik aristocracy – 65 top category cultural monuments! We will have a chance to explore the island by bike. Sunj Bay sandy beach on Lopud is ideal for games like traditional local ball game called “Picigin” (volleyball played in knee-deep water with an orange-size ball). Lokrum Island just outside of Dubrovnik is a nature reserve with a monastery, peacocks, fortress ruins and a small lake. Trsteno Arboretum is an amazing park with goldfish fountain and impressive collection of exotic trees and plants.


Day 7:  Relax by the sea in the morning. In the afternoon last visit to Dubrovnik, for shopping in ancient streets, walking high city walls… or just enjoy ice cream or coffee in open air bistros along Stradun, old town’s main street and promenade. Optionally you can wash the salt away on canoe or rafting trip down Trebižat/Neretva Rivers, two of the clearest rivers near Mostar in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Mostar will fascinate you with its well preserved oriental spirit and tradition of mosques, small shops and crafts. This excursion is not included in package price but can be booked and paid on spot – approx. 60 euros. Among other interesting excursions we recommend Kotor Bay in Montenegro or Mljet Island National Park.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport for homebound flight.

The itinerary is subject to change depending on group abilities and wishes, weather, water levels, special events of interest and similar. Finest of Croatia reserves the right to alternate program without prior notice.

Departure dates 2008
APR
-
5
12
19
26
MAY
3
10
17
24
31
JUN
-
7
14
21
28
JUL
-
5
12
19
26
AUG
2
9
16
23
30
SEP
-
6
13
20
27
OCT
-
4
11
18
25
Other dates on request

Finest of Croatia Adventure Travel-Prices 2008
Double rooms, halfboard
EUR GBP US$
High season
630,00 438,00 912,00
Intermediate season
595,00 414,00 861,00
Low season
494,00
344,00
715,00
Children 8-14 years, 10% reduction
High season
567,00
395,00
621,00
Intermediate season
535,50 373,00 775,00
Low season
444,60
309,00
644,00
Single rooms, 20% supplement
High season
756,00 526,00 1.094,00
Intermediate season
714,00 497,00 1.033,00
Low season
592,80
412,00
858,00
Camping option, no meals included
All season
292,00 203,00 423,00
High season - July 12 - August 29
Intermediate season - June 14 - July 11, August 30 - September 19
Low season -
May 10 - June 13, September 20 - October 4

All rates stated in the Tariff are in EUR based on exchange rates at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
  • Maximum number of participants: 14 persons per group. Larger groups on request.
  • Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Children discount is valid for children 8-14 years of age if accompanied by an adult. 1 child enjoying discount shares parents’ room, 2 or more children can have their own room.
  • Rooms: Please note that in some cases 2 rooms are sharing 1 bathroom. To make sure your room has a private bathroom please book early.
  • Hotel accommodation is available on request on Lopud and Kalamota (Kolocep) islands.
  • Self catering apartments for 2-6 persons are available in all places. Buy or prepare your own meals and save 100 euros per person off the package price.
  • Camping option is available in Zaton Bay
  • No 1-bed rooms are available. Single use rooms are available upon request, only as double rooms/single use, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with a guide or another person of the same sex is possible.
  • Optional trip on day 7 is NOT included in price and can be booked and paid on spot.

Prices include:

  • 7 nights in double rooms
  • 2 meals per day
  • use of bicycles, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 5 days organized activities
  • local taxes
  • transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbour or bus station
  • guide and assistance

Sea Kayaking Cavtat







Category: Easy/beginner/family trip
Season: From June to September

Another great kayak day trip. Beautiful and romantic town near Dubrovnik with palm trees promenade, two bays, two peninsulas, two islands - Bobara and Mrkan.
Kayaks, guide, snorkeling gear and waterproof bags are included in the price.

Things to bring with you: Bathing suit, T-shirt, sandals, towel

Day activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, walking

Duration:3 hours

Lunch:Picnic by the sea or local restaurant

Notes: Lunch and drinks are not included in price.

Sea Kayaking Kolocep





Category: Easy/beginner/family trip
Season: From June to September

For kayakers and divers Kolocep is the most interesting of 13 Elafiti Islands.
Transfer by boat or ferry from Dubrovnik to Kolocep Island. Here on the sandy beach we will board the kayaks and start a journey through dramatic landscape of rocks, high cliffs, hidden caves and bays. We will explore the underwater world in one of its most interesting spots and have a long rest on the sandy beach.
Sit-on-top kayaks, guide, snorkeling gear and waterproof bags are included in the price.

Things to bring with you: Bathing suit, T-shirt, sandals, towel

Day activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, walking

Duration: 2 hours kayaking, 1+1 hr walking, swimmming etc.

Transfer time: 30 minutes from Dubrovnik harbour

Lunch: Local restaurant

 


Sea Kayaking Zaton Bay





Category: Easy/beginner/family trip
Season: From June to September

Zaton is a charming and picturesque, 2 km long bay, only 10 km away from Dubrovnik, a destination for anyone wanting a swim on a pebbly beach or rocky crags, or those wanting to kayak near cliffs and explore underwater world.
All three villages – Zaton Mali, Zaton Veliki and Stikovica have cozy restaurants by the sea where one can savor Dubrovnik and Dalmatian specialties. A natural site is the freshwater source Vrelo, located at the bottom of the bay, whose waters once moved the mills. Zaton is recognized as a Dubrovnik summer manor region.

Things to bring with you: Bathing suit, T-shirt, sandals, towel

Day activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, walking

Duration: 2 hours kayaking, 3 hours other activities

Transfer times:
15 minutes from Dubrovnik harbour
 
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