Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday
Description of Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday
This week long Croatian Islands activity holiday starts and ends in Dubrovnik, hopping over immediately away from the city crowds to the island of Sipan, where you will be based in a small, locally owned, three star guesthouse in Luka Sipanska, a quiet bay lined with palm trees at the far end of the island.
Luka Sipanska makes the perfect base for our outdoor adventures, which aren’t too energetic but usually involve two or three hours of easy sea kayaking, cycling or hiking Sipan’s and other Elaphiti Islands’ wonderful land and seascapes. If you love natural and cultural heritage then this trip will also appeal with Sipan, for example, boasting castles, chapels and monasteries as well as vineyard and olive grove covered hills. All accessible on foot or by bike.
Equally accessible are the islands of Lopud and Kolocep, the former famous for its hiking routes through lush woodland as well as its perfect sandy Sunj beach. The latter is best explored by sea kayak with myriad cliffs, caves, coves and beaches as well as some great snorkelling spots. We also take a full day to explore Dubrovnik, one of the most famous and beautiful medieval cities in Europe.
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15 Reviews of Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2019 by David KenistonThe most memorable part of the holiday was the hike in LoPud island Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by Kate BettjemanThe sunset cruise was memorable and comes in at a tie with the optional day which we chose to visit Mljet. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2019 by Ruth BaileyHighlights of this holiday were exploring the stunning coastline by kayak, bike and foot and through the beautiful sunset sail on a catamaran. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by Siobhan Holloway5 stars ! Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019 by Don LavictoireThe kayaking swimming , cycling and beautiful views were all great Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019 by Ruth LorimerThe sunset cruise on the catamaran was the highlight of the trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by Anna FaircloughIt was all amazing! Such a fab setting, the views were just spectacular. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2018 by Jo Jo CoxThe most memorable parts of the holiday were the boat trips to the island in the speed boats and the Catamaran Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by Joy BakerTeam spirit, excellent guide and organisation. The group of people I met (my first solo holiday). The island of Sipan, so beautiful and unspoilt. Amazing! Beautiful landscapes, well planned activities, excellent guide. My first solo trip and made to feel very welcome. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Sep 2017 by Clare WhitneyHighly professional guides who were a lot of fun, highly engaging and who really made the holiday, with their personality and character and knowledge. Good accommodation and nice people in the group. Lots of adventures. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Sep 2017 by Sandie FensomAll of the holiday was memorable. We had a really good time. Our guide Una was lovely and organised everything. All the activities were as described. Would recommend our holiday provider to travel with... Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2017 by Sandie FensomAll of the holiday was memorable. We had a really good time. Our guide Una was lovely and organised everything. All the activities were as described. Would recommend our holiday operator to travel with .. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Jul 2017 by Juliet LoweSo we had some fabulous days exploring the Islands near Dubrovnik kayaking, swimming, walking and cycling. Although it was very hot we still went out on some great adventures and felt we had really covered all the lesser known local places. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Sep 2017 by Juzar JeevanjeeThe sunset sailing on the catermeran (after kayaking around the Island) this was my favourite day of the trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2016 by Leah ChamberlainVery good! The accommodations were very comfortable, our guide was great, and the activities were just what I was looking for. Read full review
PlanetWe travel by kayaks, bikes and on foot and reduce the use of motorized vehicles to the minimum. Our guides make sure not to leave anything behind or disturb the local flora and fauna. Croatia is still lucky enough to have supplies of clean, clear water and we take this seriously - we never use motorboats on our rivers.
Traveling on bike produces no carbon footprint, unlike using all-terrain-vehicles, moto-cross bikes, or other modes of industrial transportation. Also traveling on bike slows your pace down so you take in more of the nature that surrounds you.
By buying local products you are supporting this country's economy and helping Croatia stand on its feet again! We consider it our responsibility to lead efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of this fledgling sector by petitioning the introduction of tighter controls over the use of the country’s natural resources.
The Peljesac peninsula has not yet become a big tourist destination, although more and more people discover it every year. We have hiked, cycled, sailed and paddled this area and found the most beautiful spots. We will steer you away for the crowds and show you the special places only a few get to visit.
Our moto is: take only pictures, leave only footprints. (Or not even that - paddle!)
PeopleThe 1990-ies war in Croatia has left many communities without infrastructure, jobs and even job opportunities. People were reluctant to move back to their areas because lack of prospects. We are very proud that we have seen the opportunity in these places and started working with the locals helping them rebuild and find use of the buildings. Some of the areas we visit are off the beaten track and have kept their authenticity. Other than that we buy food from small farms and work on developing responsible waste management by stimulating waste recycling.
We try to use private accommodation in local communities wherever possible and are proud to say that we have brought jobs and business to many places where they were needed. Our guides and drivers are local, which benefits both the community and our guests, as they are offered unique insight into the area where they are travelling. The families who will be your hosts during this holiday proudly serve home grown vegetables and wine from their vineyards.
By booking this trip you bring much needed income to the people who are still recovering from the war-torn years as this was the area severely affected by war. This trip ensures that the local people benefit as much as possible in the form of jobs and provision of accommodation, and most of all that negative environmental impacts are kept to the minimum.