Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday

Explore off the beaten track on this bestselling holiday to Croatia’s Elaphiti islands, organised by our partner – a Croatian kayaking champion – who knows all the best places to explore on bike, foot and in and out of the water.
Dubrovnik Sipan Island Sea kayaking on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast Lopud Island Kolocep Island
Price
670To840 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
4-16
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Prices include: 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, activities and use of equipment, local taxes and permits, ferry transfers between islands and Dubrovnik, tour leader and assistance, insurance. 5 day program also available.
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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.

Price information

670To840 excluding flights
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Prices include: 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, activities and use of equipment, local taxes and permits, ferry transfers between islands and Dubrovnik, tour leader and assistance, insurance. 5 day program also available.
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Accessibility

Accessible overview:
We work closely with local communities and individuals throughout Croatia with whom we share a mutual passion for outdoors, adventure, sports and travel. We know our country well, we love it and we want to share it with you. We will therefore do our best to accommodate a traveller's individual needs as much as possible. We may suggest that you bring someone with you but we will do all we can on the ground to help.
Blind or limited sight:
We have experience in accommodating blind and limited vision guests on our multisport trips that are slightly moderated to suit them better. This usually means substituting the cycling activity with another walking or kayaking activity and this can be arranged during the booking process. Blind or limited vision guests need to be accompanied by another full sighted person. We are open to organizing private departures for mixed groups of blind, partially blind and fully sighted guests who would accompany them.
Deaf or limited hearing:
This tours are available for deaf or limited hearing guests who are accompanied by another fully hearing person. We are happy to offer our trips to as many guests as possible and will do our best to offer them a suitable holiday option.
Cognitive conditions:
Guests with different cognitive conditions are welcome on these two trips if they are accompanied by close friends or family members. We have experience with accommodating guests with autism and have had good feedback from these guests. It is best to contact us via the 'enquire' button with questions to see what trip would be most suitable for each guest.
'Free from' food:
We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free travellers.
LGBT:
We welcome LGBT guests on all our trips.

Reviews

15 Reviews of Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday

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Reviewed on 01 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the hike in LoPud island Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

The 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

Highlights 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

5 stars ! Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019 by

The kayaking swimming , cycling and beautiful views were all great Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019 by

The sunset cruise on the catamaran was the highlight of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by

It was all amazing! Such a fab setting, the views were just spectacular. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2018 by

The 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

Team 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

Highly 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

All 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

All 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

So 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

The 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

Very good! The accommodations were very comfortable, our guide was great, and the activities were just what I was looking for. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We 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!)

People

The 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.

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