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Sea Kayaking Holiday Around The Coast of Dubrovnik and The Elafiti Islands

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Our base for this sea kayaking holiday is Lopud Island which is one hour by ferry from Dubrovnik harbor. Dubrovnik is one of world’s most beautiful old towns and the Elafiti shorelines are rich in history and natural variety - cliffs, caves, pine and palm trees, hidden coves, reefs and sandy beaches. Lopud Island has a small town of the same name with three hotels, several restaurants and cafes, 2 sandy beaches, no cars and great sunsets. You will stay in simple but clean and pleasant rooms in traditional stone houses

PDF Download: Elafiti Sea Kayaking Itinerary

Highlights

  • Enjoy an active holiday around Dubrovnik, traveling mostly by kayak with 2-4 hours a day of easy kayaking a day!
  • Stay on the beautiful Lopud island with its sandy beaches
  • Make the most of the opportunity to snorkel under the Adriatic Sea’s clear waters

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation (sometimes two rooms may share one bathroom)
  • Meals as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
  • Use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, dry bags, bikes, helmets
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • Local taxes and permits
  • Saturday transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbor or bus station or your accommodation
  • Tour leader and assistance
  • Insurance

Excluded

  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Optional trip on day 5
  • Entrance fee to Trsteno Arboretum
  • Everything not specified above

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport, harbour or bus station. Our representative will meet you and give you the details of your transfer to Lopud island. The transfer is organized either by a local ferry that runs four times a day or by speedboat.

Day 2 Safety instructions, introduction to kayaking and the equipment. Sea kayaking to Sipan island, hiking or cycling.
Safety instructions will take place in the Lopud Bay this morning. Get the feel of your kayak and practice paddling before embarking on the first journey – kayaking to Sipan island. We will explore them by walking or cycling and there will be plenty of time to relax as well. We will kayak back to Lopud late in the afternoon.

Day 3 Kayaking Lopud-Sunj, hiking back to Lopud village.
Back in our kayaks today as we get ready to paddle half way around Lopud to its sandy Sunj beach. We will explore the island's coastline as we slowly paddle to one of the most popular beaches in the area. After lunch on the beach, feel free to chill out. Walk back to Lopud.

Day 4 Kayaking Sunj-Kolocep-Sunj.
This morning after breakfast we walk back to Sunj beach and prepare to kayak around the best sea kayaking island in Croatia – Kolocep. Explore caves and coves, snorkeling gear will be provided for you to explore. With occasional swimming and snorkeling stops, we reach Skerac. Late in the afternoon we kayak back to Lopud's Sunj beach.

Day 5 Optional trip day/Beach day.
For those who chose a 5-day trip, this is the end of your holiday. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. The rest of the group continues the trip.

Day 6 Sunset Kayaking Sunj-Lopud
Enjoy a later start today as we hike back to Sunj Beach and spend the early afternoon having lunch doing beach activities. We return to our kayaks once more in the late afternoon and kayak into the sunset.

Day 7 Kayaking Lopud-Trsteno-Lopud.
The last kayaking trip destination is Trsteno village and arboretum. We will kayak to the beach by the arboretum. Return to Lopud in the late afternoon for a farewell dinner.

Day 8 Departure.
Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel, bus station, harbor or airport.

For detailed itinerary please see attachment above

The Elafiti Islands Archipelago are made up of 13 green islands covered by pine forests. They have no car traffic and experience a lot of sunshine and sandy beaches. Lopud Island, Kolocep Island and Sipan Island 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 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 for rafting or canoeing or Mljet Island National Park.

The holiday is perfect for families with children but also couples and solo travelers looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy fun activities. Designated family and adult departures will ensure suitable group dynamics.

Please Note

Packing List: Required gear for paddling and cycling is provided, swimwear, sun hat with brim, t-shirts (at least 1 synthetic), hiking shorts (synthetic), few lightweight, casual clothing, lightweight rain jacket, lightweight hiking shoes and water shoes for kayaking, water bottle or hydration pack, sunglasses, sunblock and lip balm, personal first aid kit, small back- pack, camera (waterproof)!

Restrictions

Maximum number of participants: 16 per group. Larger groups on request. Minimum age: 8 years if accompanies by an adult Minimum number of participants: 4 people required per departure date; as you're booking for 2 people you will be joined by other travellers on this break. For bookings for more than two people, please contact our customer services on info@activitybreaks.com and they can get a quote for you.

Extras/Upgrades

Optional trips on Day 5 are not included in the price but these can be booked/paid on arrival. Costing approx €60 - €85 pp

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is one of Croatia most popular destination for tourists. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.

Stradun, Placa Main stone paved street of the city, centre of the action Stradun is a popular street where most of the locals go.

The City Walls: Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. One of the most outstanding features of Dubrovnik, and one of the first things you should do when visiting the city, is walk along the imposing two kilometre 10th Century wall, built to protect the citizens of the town. The walk takes about an hour.

Franciscian Monastery: Old Town Inside is the Pharmacy dating from the 14th century (the oldest in Europe) and a gorgeous cloister.

Sponza Palace: Old Town Originally built as customs house in 1516. Now it functions as the State Archive. On the ground floor is the Museum of the Dubrovnik defenders.

Rector Palace: Old Town Built in the 15th century for Dubrovnik’s ruler, the elected Rector, now a museum.

Visit the Farmers Market: Every morning local farmers gather in Gundelic Square to sell the fruits of their labor (pun intended). For only a few Kuna you can purchase everything from sun ripened figs to jars homemade wine, brandy, and sweet Adriatic honey. This is a great way to kick off your day and find some authentic souvenirs for friends and family.Learn to Love Rakija - This is the local hard liquor of choice, usually made from grapes, walnuts, or plums. It’s served at most café

Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in 18th century, after an earthquake destroyed the original. Inside there is a Treasury with lot of interesting exhibits. St. Blaise church, Old Town Dedicated to Dubrovnik’s patron saint.

Dominican Monastery Gorgeous courtyard with museum housing Dubrovnik’s historical artefacts.

Go island-hopping Dubrovnik is surrounded by the Elafiti Islands – islands housing little fishing villages and summer houses owned by the locals of the city. Sandy beaches and tranquil seas are what lure tourists here, year after year, and there are many different islands to choose from.

Lokrum Island The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the Old Town City harbor. As well as many peaceful coves Lokrum also boasts a Botanical Garden and, keeping with the monastic theme, a Benedictine Monastery. Lopud is an island about 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Take the cable car The new cable car takes 4 minutes to get to an altitude of 405 metres, and once at the top, panoramic views of the old town and the surrounding walls of Dubrovnik can be seen. The view is breath-taking, and although the ride is a little scary at first, it is worth it at the top! The highest point above Dubrovnik, it comes complete with breathtaking views.

3* guest house on Lopud Island

Our base is Lopud Island, less than one hour by ferry from Dubrovnik harbor. A small town of the same name with three hotels, several restaurants and cafes, 2 sandy beaches, no cars and great sunsets. You will stay in simple but clean and pleasant rooms in traditional stone houses close to the sea. Rooms in 3* and 4* hotel are available on request, with a surcharge depending on type of hotel/room and season. Self-catering apartments are available as well.

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
Other airports:

By Car
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Public Transport
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

Overview

Our base for this sea kayaking holiday is Lopud Island which is one hour by ferry from Dubrovnik harbor. Dubrovnik is one of world’s most beautiful old towns and the Elafiti shorelines are rich in history and natural variety - cliffs, caves, pine and palm trees, hidden coves, reefs and sandy beaches. Lopud Island has a small town of the same name with three hotels, several restaurants and cafes, 2 sandy beaches, no cars and great sunsets. You will stay in simple but clean and pleasant rooms in traditional stone houses

Highlights

  • Enjoy an active holiday around Dubrovnik, traveling mostly by kayak with 2-4 hours a day of easy kayaking a day!
  • Stay on the beautiful Lopud island with its sandy beaches
  • Make the most of the opportunity to snorkel under the Adriatic Sea’s clear waters

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation (sometimes two rooms may share one bathroom)
  • Meals as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
  • Use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, dry bags, bikes, helmets
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • Local taxes and permits
  • Saturday transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbor or bus station or your accommodation
  • Tour leader and assistance
  • Insurance

Excluded

  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Optional trip on day 5
  • Entrance fee to Trsteno Arboretum
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

Packing List: Required gear for paddling and cycling is provided, swimwear, sun hat with brim, t-shirts (at least 1 synthetic), hiking shorts (synthetic), few lightweight, casual clothing, lightweight rain jacket, lightweight hiking shoes and water shoes for kayaking, water bottle or hydration pack, sunglasses, sunblock and lip balm, personal first aid kit, small back- pack, camera (waterproof)!

Restrictions

Maximum number of participants: 16 per group. Larger groups on request. Minimum age: 8 years if accompanies by an adult Minimum number of participants: 4 people required per departure date; as you're booking for 2 people you will be joined by other travellers on this break. For bookings for more than two people, please contact our customer services on info@activitybreaks.com and they can get a quote for you.

Extras/Upgrades

Optional trips on Day 5 are not included in the price but these can be booked/paid on arrival. Costing approx €60 - €85 pp

Location

Location

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is one of Croatia most popular destination for tourists. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.

Stradun, Placa Main stone paved street of the city, centre of the action Stradun is a popular street where most of the locals go.

The City Walls: Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. One of the most outstanding features of Dubrovnik, and one of the first things you should do when visiting the city, is walk along the imposing two kilometre 10th Century wall, built to protect the citizens of the town. The walk takes about an hour.

Franciscian Monastery: Old Town Inside is the Pharmacy dating from the 14th century (the oldest in Europe) and a gorgeous cloister.

Sponza Palace: Old Town Originally built as customs house in 1516. Now it functions as the State Archive. On the ground floor is the Museum of the Dubrovnik defenders.

Rector Palace: Old Town Built in the 15th century for Dubrovnik’s ruler, the elected Rector, now a museum.

Visit the Farmers Market: Every morning local farmers gather in Gundelic Square to sell the fruits of their labor (pun intended). For only a few Kuna you can purchase everything from sun ripened figs to jars homemade wine, brandy, and sweet Adriatic honey. This is a great way to kick off your day and find some authentic souvenirs for friends and family.Learn to Love Rakija - This is the local hard liquor of choice, usually made from grapes, walnuts, or plums. It’s served at most café

Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in 18th century, after an earthquake destroyed the original. Inside there is a Treasury with lot of interesting exhibits. St. Blaise church, Old Town Dedicated to Dubrovnik’s patron saint.

Dominican Monastery Gorgeous courtyard with museum housing Dubrovnik’s historical artefacts.

Go island-hopping Dubrovnik is surrounded by the Elafiti Islands – islands housing little fishing villages and summer houses owned by the locals of the city. Sandy beaches and tranquil seas are what lure tourists here, year after year, and there are many different islands to choose from.

Lokrum Island The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the Old Town City harbor. As well as many peaceful coves Lokrum also boasts a Botanical Garden and, keeping with the monastic theme, a Benedictine Monastery. Lopud is an island about 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Take the cable car The new cable car takes 4 minutes to get to an altitude of 405 metres, and once at the top, panoramic views of the old town and the surrounding walls of Dubrovnik can be seen. The view is breath-taking, and although the ride is a little scary at first, it is worth it at the top! The highest point above Dubrovnik, it comes complete with breathtaking views.

Accommodation

Accommodation

3* guest house on Lopud Island

Our base is Lopud Island, less than one hour by ferry from Dubrovnik harbor. A small town of the same name with three hotels, several restaurants and cafes, 2 sandy beaches, no cars and great sunsets. You will stay in simple but clean and pleasant rooms in traditional stone houses close to the sea. Rooms in 3* and 4* hotel are available on request, with a surcharge depending on type of hotel/room and season. Self-catering apartments are available as well.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
Other airports:

By Car
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Public Transport
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

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