active holiday | 3 ISLANDS & ARBORETUM | 8 DAYS
Elaphite Islands Short Break Kayaking Tour
May 11th – Oct. 5th
from 535 €
Short escape from the ordinary to the green Elaphite Islands. Elaphite Islands Short Break Kayaking Tour features 4 nights on the island of Lopud (Sunday to Thursday) and it is a short version of our week long tour. Kayaking is the main activity and is combined with snorkeling, swimming and island walking.
Enjoy alluring landscape, paddle crystal clear sea and have fun.
DUBROVNIK – LOPUD - KOLOČEP - TRSTENO - DUBROVNIK
DAY 1 | Dubrovnik | Lopud
Meeting and transfer by minivan from airport to Dubrovnik.
Ferry Dubrovnik – Lopud, where you will be welcomed by your guide and your local host.
Free time to visit Dubrovnik is depending on your arrival flight schedule. We will assist you with luggage storage and transfers.
DAY 2 | Lopud
After breakfast we gather at the beach for instructions in shallow protected bay: the guide will explain safety procedures and give the tips on paddling technique. We start paddling from the bay of Lopud and continue along the outer scenic side of Lopud with cliffs and caves to sandy beach of Šunj – located at the other side of the island. There we will stop for swimming and traditional local game ‘picigin’. Afternoon is reserved for exploring the island on foot.
Dinner and overnight on Lopud.
Daily activity: Approx. 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking
Paddling distance: 7,5 km
DAY 3 | Lopud | Koločep | Lopud
After breakfast we take 20 minutes pleasant walk to Šunj from where we paddle to the island of Koločep. We paddle along outer side of the island, along the green forests touching clear water, breathtaking steep cliffs, caves and stunning rock formations. We will stop for a swim and there will be some free time to explore the island on foot or relax on the beach. After lunch in local restaurant we paddle back to Lopud.
Lunch and overnight on Lopud.
Daily activity: Approx. 3 hours of paddling 3 hours of snorkeling, swimming, island walking
Paddling distance: 16 km
DAY 4 | Lopud | Trsteno | Lopud
After breakfast morning paddling across Koločep Channel to mainland, Trsteno with many small caves and secluded beaches. We visit Trsteno Arboretum with its Renaissance garden and the 15th c summer villa. Time for lunch, swimming, snorkelling and relaxing. Afternoon paddle to Lopud.
Overnight on Lopud.
Daily activity: Approx. 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkelling, swimming, walking
Paddling distance: 15 km
DAY 5 | Lopud | Dubrovnik departure
Departure Transfer from the island of Lopud to Dubrovnik and to the airport
* In case of unfavourable weather conditions we reserve the right to change the itinerary
A typical day
Our base is the guesthouse, where we meet each morning for breakfast. The main activity in the morning is paddling. During the sea kayaking, we stop at hidden beaches and caves for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the island.
While kayaking we stop at typical local taverns and restaurants. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. There is also grocery store where one can buy a sandwich as well as small market with local fruit and vegetables.
After lunch we usually take the siesta, since it is the hottest part of the day. Then you can swim, snorkel, explore the island or simply sit in a shade and enjoy your afternoon coffee. After siesta, we continue our kayaking expedition. Late afternoon: We return to the guesthouse. There is usually some time between our return from kayaking and dinner so you can relax in your room or take a walk.
We dine in a cosy local restaurant. Two dinners are included in price. You can enjoy typical Mediterranean specialties, seafood, meat, fresh vegetables seasoned with olive oil. Vegetarian food is available as well. Ice cream on Lopud is a must.
A NOTE ON ACCOMMODATION
Private guesthouses on the islands are licensed and approved for tourists. Rooms are typically shared, with two people per room. Rooms are simple, comfortable, and clean, with private bathroom, bed linens, and towels. Guesthouses are conveniently located. Everything is within walking distance. Hotel accommodation is also available on request, hotels on the islands are 3 star, small but pleasant.
TRAVEL PREPARED WITH OUR PACKING LIST
Cotton socks: 1 – 2 pairs (medium thickness)
Wet shoes: 1 pair (these can be a pair of thick soled dive booties or an old pair of sneakers. Dive booties protect your legs against sharp objects and sea urchins.)
Hiking shoes: 1 pair (these can be city walking shoes or running shoes).
Sandals: 1 pair
We recommend layered clothing
Pants: 2 pair
Shorts: 1 – 2 pairs. We recommend roomy, lightweight shorts that dry quickly
Long underwear top : 1 pair
Lightweight jacket: we recommend windproof and waterproof jacket
T-shirt: 2 – 3
Long Sleeved shirt: 2 light weight long sleeved travel/sun shirts
Bathing suit: 1-2
Head & hands
Sun hat – a baseball cap or a wide brim sun hat
Paddling gloves: 1 pair – optional
Miscellaneous required items
Sunscreen and lip balm : SPF at least 25
Sunglasses : 1 pair (Glasses should transmit no more than 10% visible light and should be UV protected.)
Towel for the beach : 1 (we recommend a small size pack towel)
Snorkeling gear: If you are an avid skin diver or want to spend a lot of time in the water we recommend that you bring your own mask,, snorkel, fins, neoprene booties and gloves.
Casual Travel Wear: No fancy clothing is needed for our dinners. Your casual pants, skirt, a T-shirt or a blouse will be perfect.
Currency is set to EURO.
Rates are per person for double occupancy for 4 nights.
Single Supplement: 80 euro net (on request)
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