The Island Hopping Tour is designed to be active, but not in a demanding way. We move at our own pace- kayaking in crystal clear and calm adriatic seas, hiking along old goat trails to hilltop fortesses, biking alongside olive groves & vineyards, exploring historic architecture, and we are constatly charmed and mesmerized by the old customs and the ﬂora and fauna present in this area of Croatia.
Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights, Friday to Friday
Arrival/Departure Point: Dubrovnik
Accommodations: Island guest house rooms with private attached bathroom, balcony, refrigerator, and A/C. Chosen for their character and easy access to the sea, village restaurants, shops, and kayak base. Choose from one of three flexible meal plans.
Tour Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, kayak & snorkeling gear, instruction, guiding, airport & ferry transfers, meals as specified per meal plan
Standard Tour Price*: 7700 Kn / €1015 / US$1060 / £864 Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Full Meal Plan*: 8300 Kn / €1095 / US$1145 / £930 Full meal option includes dinner all 7 nights. Meal option does not have to be chosen in advance.
Barebones Meal Plan*: 6680 Kn / €890 / US$950 / £760 Barebones meal option includes 7 breakfasts and opening & closing dinners. Lunches and 5 dinners are
Single Supplement*: additional 1325 Kn / €174 / US$182 / £148
2017 Departure Dates: Jun: 30 / Jul: 14, 28 / Aug: 4, 11, 18, 25 / Sep: 1, 8, 15, 29 / Oct: 6
*prices are in Croatian Kuna: Euro, US$, & GBP prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations
Our most popular tour begins in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic“. After visiting Stari Grad (Old City), a unique but chaotic and busy destination, we board a 1960s era Jadrolinija ferry to the Elaﬁti Island archipelago. The Elaﬁti Islands are a group of 13 islands north of Dubrovnik, a quiet little oasis of untouched nature. Only three of the 13 islands are inhabited. Our base is Lopud, the middle of the three inhabited islands.
The 1-hour small Jadrolinija ferry ride immediately gives you a feeling of adventure. The small village of Lopud, the only village on the island, is a charming town of just 200 inhabitants. The pace of town life follows nature- it awakens just like nature in springtime, in early April, when our tours begin.
Lopud was inhabited from ancient times. Through the centuries it has acquired an interesting combination of old stone houses, palm tree parks,
Our guesthouse is located in the middle of the big U-shaped bay. It's an old stone house only 30 meters from the sea with double bedrooms with private bathrooms. Each room has its own little balcony. We eat breakfast in a private interior courtyard surrounded by a garden of lemon and orange trees. Dinners are at our landlord's private restaurant, which sits high on the hill overlooking the bay. The sunsets are indescribable.
Lopud is the perfect base for kayaking adventures & explorations around the Elaﬁtis. We take in the islands' relaxed way of life and old traditional customs. We explore ancient ruins and feast on fresh seafood and home-grown garden delights. Lopud's beautiful pristine nature of limestone cliffs , hidden caves, clean blue lagunas is extraordinary.
Day 1: Transit day
Arrive in Dubrovnik /car transfer to AKT ofﬁce; Explore Old City / walk the city walls; 4 PM ferry to Lopud Island; Check-in at the guesthouse; Orientation dinner at our private dining terrace overlooking Lopud Bay
Day 2: 7 – 15 km
Equipment issue/basic paddling and rescue instruction in Lopud Bay; Paddle outer side of Lopud along limestone cliffs to Sunj beach; Relax at Sunj beach, lunch at the beach bar, swim, play traditional Croatian sea ball game “
Day 3: 18 – 22km
Morning hike to kayaks at
Day 4: 15 km
Morning hike to Sunj beach; Kayak from
Day 5: 10 km kayaking
Paddle from Lopud to Šipan island 10km biking; Swap kayaks for bicycles in Suđurađ; Bicycle along the islandʼs olive groves and Vineyards to Luka Šipanska; Visit churches and the fortress while biking; Snorkel and swim at Luka Šipanska; Return to Lopud by bicycle and kayak
Day 6: 15 km
Kayak to the mainland right after village of Trsteno towards Veli
Free Day for the group; Go to the beach, ferry to Dubrovnik, kayak or hike on your own; Farewell dinner at Liliʼs
Day 8: Transit day
Early morning ferry to Dubrovnik; Transfer to airport for departure ﬂights