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.
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.
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.
Sea Kakaying Holiday includes:
Maximum number of participants: 16 per group. Larger groups on request.
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanies by an adult
Optional trips on Day 5 are not included in the price but these can be booked/paid on arrival
We also offer a short sea kayaking holiday for 4 nights: 4 Night Sea Kayaking Holiday.
We can also offer upgrades to 3* or 4* hotel on request. A surcharge depending on type of hotel/room and season will apply. Self-catering apartments are available as well. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Day 1 - Sat: Arrival to Dubrovnik Airport and transfer to Lopud Island
Arrival to Dubrovnik Airport and transfer to Lopud Island by bus and boat. Accommodation in a house very near the beach and waterfront – main street of the little town of Lopud. There will be time to enjoy a swim in the sea and walk to Fort Kastio on island’s highest peak for a wonderful view of sunset over Elafiti Islands. A tour of Lopud pubs and cafes will take place before and after dinner.
Day 2 - Sun: Sea Kayaking Lopud to Sipan Island, cycling Sipan
Safety and sea kayaking instructions will take place on the sandy beach of Lopud. The first trip starts in the morning to the nearby island of Sipan. Sipan has colorful villages of Sudjuradj and Luka Sipanska. The fields between them have preserved the real country life style, chapels, monasteries, palaces and summer houses of ancient Dubrovnik aristocracy. This island is unbelievably rich in cultural heritage, tales from the past and well preserved monuments that witnessed its turbulent history. We will explore them by walking or bicycling and there will be plenty of time to relax on beaches or in cafes. We will return to Lopud late in the afternoon.
Day 3 - Mon: Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling
The kayaks will take us around the island to the sandy beach of Sunj Bay on Lopud’s Southern side. This is the most popular beach of Dubrovnik so we visit it on Monday when it’s not too busy. Diving mask, snorkel and fins will be provided for you to explore the rich and colorful underwater world of the Adriatic. A pleasant walk back to the village for dinner takes only half hour but you are welcome to hike the longer western route through the forest and along the high cliffs edge.
Day 4 - Tue: Sea Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and walking
Paddle, swim and snorkel around Kolocep Island, the most interesting for sea kayaking and hiking with most dramatic scenery with hidden dark caves, high cliffs and colorful reefs. Walk through Gornje Celo and Donje Celo, well preserved romantic Mediterranean villages, and along high cliffs. A pleasant noon siesta will take place in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere of Gornje Celo turquoise bay near Skerac – kayaker’s favorite restaurant. Late in the afternoon we shall return to Lopud.
Day 5 - Wed: Leisure day, visit Dubrovnik town
Beach day. You are free to do whatever you enjoy the most. Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, walking, kayaking. Or take the ferry to Dubrovnik, the most beautiful of all Mediterranean towns, for sightseeing, shopping in ancient streets, walking along city walls… Ice cream or coffee taste the best in open air bistros along Stradun, old town’s main street and promenade. Lokrum Island Reserve and its rocky beaches are worth exploring and only about 10 minutes by boat from the old town harbor. Return to Lopud in the evening.
Days 6 – Thu: Sea Kayaking St. Andrija or optional trips
Kayaking and dolphin search is the main activity planned for this day. The exotic Sv. Andrija Island is a favorite spot for thousands of birds, fishermen and dolphins. Optionally, you can participate in 1-day Trebizat river canoeing excursion in Herzegovina including the visit to Mostar, a wonderful old Ottoman empire town and trading post or a boat trip to Mljet Island National Park whose salt water lakes can be explored on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak (to be booked and paid on spot).
Day 7 - Fri: Sea Kayaking Trsteno
The last kayaking trip destination is usually Trsteno village and arboretum – a wonderful park with a collection of exotic plants and trees, a Neptun’s fountain and great views of the islands. A farewell party is planned after sunset of the last evening on Lopud.
Day 8 - Sat: Departure day
Transfer to Dubrovnik for home-bound flight.
Notes on Itinerary:
This itinerary is subject to change dependent on group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels and special events. Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional heat or cold, stormy weather, heavy traffic or similar conditions. We reserve the right to alter a program without prior notice.
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Check in time is: 12.00, Check out time is: 12.00
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-star hotel are available on request, a surcharge depending on type of hotel/room and season. Self-catering apartments are available as well.
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Lopud is an island with lots of sunshine, sandy beaches and palm trees, devoid of traffic. The only town has no more than a couple of hundred permanent residents, old houses of beautiful architecture and abundance of flowers everywhere which contribute to an easy going life style. Lopud Island produces its own seafood, vegetables, fruit and even tropical fruit like lemons, oranges and kiwis.
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