Split to Dubrovnik walking holiday, Croatia
Description of Split to Dubrovnik walking holiday, Croatia
This self guided week of walking in Croatia takes you along the Dalmatian coastline from Split to Dubrovnik via the islands of Hvar, Korcula and Mljet.
Many of the Mediterranean scenes of olive groves, lavender fields and crystal clear shallows have remained unchanged down through the ages and there are numerous walking trails that bring you out at the beach or lakeside for a well deserved dip before your evening meal.
The itinerary below provides the perfect blend of walking, island hopping and cultural sightseeing with plenty of shaded paths through pine forests providing ample opportunities to rest, relax and pause for a picnic. Your luggage will be transferred ahead so as to be ready and waiting on your arrival at your next pre-booked, locally owned overnight accommodation. Don't forget a day pack for refillable water bottles and freshly baked flaky strukli.
Walking tours around the old town district of Dubrovnik take place with a local guide after arriving by ferry or catamaran from the island of Mljet. This not only lessens your impact on an already overcrowded destination but also allows you to arrive before or after the coachloads.
Elsewhere you’ll experience the former aristocratic residences of Dubrovnik’s most important families on the island of Šipan before returning to the mainland for one last night on the town overlooking the twinkling waves of the Adriatic, beneath a black blanket pinpricked by stars.
PlanetTourism is the world's fastest growing industry. Traveling to far flung places gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience cultures that are so different from our own. But with the wondrous joy of travel comes the responsibility of ensuring that we do not adversely affect those countries that we visit. In a nutshell, Responsible Travel is about ensuring that you, as travelers, and we, as a promoter of travel:
-respect the local culture
-do not inadvertently introduce new social ills and
-promote & practice environmental responsibility in the places that we visit.
That way, you enjoy a unique and memorable experience as well as authentic cross-cultural exchange and our local resources, cultures and customs are protected.
Our environmental policy:
We recycle all our waste paper. Also all our guides have mission to take the garbage where ever they see it (on the sea, river, mountain...).
Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities.
We use established, locally-owned and run accommodation wherever possible and aim to leave sites in better condition than we find them.
Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimise environmental impact.
Our group sizes are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact.
We monitor our impact, and where necessary alter our programmes accordingly.
We always abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna.
On our tour the accommodation is mostly provided in small hotels, guest houses or apartments. On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. We are encouringing our clients to buy local product such a olive oil and wines from Dalmatia.
PeopleAll our staff are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. Guides are part of local sports clubs and except at the guiding job they are active in free time. On our biking and hiking trips we are helping local community by marking bike trails and hiking paths to make the trails more secure. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.
We support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services. Using local employees, accommodation providers, local restaurants and transportation services, we ensures that financial benefits remain in the local community. In our self guided walking books we have list of local restaurants (konoba) with traditional Dalmatian food as suggestion for our customers. With our walking routes we are encouriging clients to visit small villages such as Malo Grablje on Hvar or Pupnat on Korcula to improve local economy stoping in locacl restaurants there.
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