Island Hopping: The Elafiti Archipelago

Itinerary: Friday to Friday

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 “picigin”; Optional paddle to lighthouse on St. Andrew Island weather permitting or hike to the Spanish fort; Explore Lopudʼs town, monastery, walking trails

Day 3: 18 – 22km

Morning hike to kayaks at Sunj; Kayak from Sunj beach to Koločep island; Circumnavigation of Koločep, paddle along cliffs and caves; Swim and snorkel to the Blue cave; Climb the cliffs for a have picnic lunch

Day 4: 15 km

Morning hike to Sunj beach; Kayak from Sunj to Trsteno on the mainland coast; Visit Trstenoʼs 15 century arboretum & villas as well as a site for filming of the popular show "Game of Thrones"; Sunset and dinner at terrace restaurant

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 Zali beach, lunch on the beach, rest and swim and snorkeling time, kayak along the inner side of Sipan and Ruda islands back to Lopud

Day 7:

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

Island Hopping: The Elafiti Archipelago

Trip Length

8 days/7 nights, usually Friday to Friday

Arrival/Departure Point

Dubrovnik

Accommodations

Island guest house rooms with private attached bathroom, balcony, and refrigerator

2014 Tour Price*

7150 Kn/ €935/ US$1230/ £770   *prices are in Croatian Kuna: Euro, US$, & GBP prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations

Includes

7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 3 dinners, equipment, instruction, guiding, airport & ferry transfers

Full Meal Price*

7710 Kn/ €1015/ US$1330/ £830    *Full meal option includes dinner all 7 nights.

Single Supplement

additional 1325 Kn/ €175/ US$225/ £140 

2014 Departure Dates

Apr: 11, 18, 25 /May: 2, 23 /Jun: 13, 20, 27 / Jul: 4, 11, 18, 25 / Aug: 4, 8, 15, 20 / Oct: 3, 10

Reserve This Tour

 

describe the imageOur 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.

describe the imageLopud was inhabited from ancient times. Through the centuries it has acquired an interesting combination of old stone houses, palm tree parks, old gorgeous mansion surrounded by orchards of colorful lemon, orange, and kiwi trees. There are many small stone chapels, a variety of old Dalmatian wooden boats, sand and rock beaches. A big 15 century monastery with a stone defence system domintes the northeast entrance to the wide bay the town sits in. The ruins of a ancient fort, Utvrda Sutvarac, sits on top of one of Lopud's two main hills.

describe the imageOur 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.

describe the imageThe 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.

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