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Croatia - Elaphite Island Sea Kayaking

offered by supplier M05235 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 715 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 750 Euro (EUR)

This tour features overnights on two islands: Lopud & Sipan. Sea kayaking is the main activity, but there is also plenty of time for island walking, swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing. Absolutely wonderful way to explore the Elaphite Islands , learn about local culture, improve your paddling technique and have fun.
There will be some free time for lunch and the guide will recommend some good family owned restaurants that serve traditional local specialties.

Our tours are accompanied by qualified and experienced staff. We are fully permitted and licensed in the areas we paddle in. Our guides are always in your close proximity. They are well equipped and trained to handle emergency situations. Emergency Logistics are always in background if they are ever needed.
We have researched all trip routes paying a great attention to details. We strive to explore the most interesting parts of our region making your trip as unique as possible. Meeting local people and experiencing their culture is an integral part of our tours. Our guests have recommended us to friends and family and many of them have returned. Island hoping is a great experience.

Day 1: Arrivals. Transfer from Dubrovnik airport; free time in Dubrovnik; late afternoon: transfer to the island of Sipan. Sometimes called the Golden Island, Sipan is the largest and most populated of the Elaphite (Elafit) Islands.The mild winter climate, the ideal position and fertile dolomite polje (valley), located between two limestone ridges, and are still a challenge for every visitor. Much of the island is overgrown with Mediterranean maquis, but it is also rich in vineyards and olive groves.
Overnight: private accommodation on the island of Sipan.

Day 2: Island of Sipan – island of Jakljan. The area around Sipanska Luka and Jakljan is full of small green islets, which makes it very attractive for sea kayaking. On Jakljan one can experience the true nature since this island is not inhabited.
- Paddling distance: 18 km
- Overnight: Sipanska Luka.

Day 3: Island of Sipan. From Sipanska Luka we paddle to fishermen village of Sudjuradj. Paddling distance: 19 km. Overnight: guesthouse on the island of Sipan.

Day 4: Island of Sipan – island of Lopud. The second largest island from the Elaphite group, Lopud will delight you with its rich vegetation, mild mediterranean climate and the two splendid sandy beaches. With the exception of some bikes, there is no traffic. The only inhabited part is a small picturesque town Lopud, situated at the western side of the island. Two 16c castles give the place a picturesque air, one on the narrow peninsula to the west of the town (known as the English castle) and the other on the hill to the east (known as the Spanish castle).
- Paddling distance: 14 km
- Overnight: guesthouse on the island of Lopud.

Day 5: Island of Lopud – island of Kolocep. Until a few centuries ago, the inhabitants of Kolocep were the most renowned coral divers of the Mediterranean, though today only a few go down for the coral, out of pure love. A sign of the antiquity of habitation here, going back to ancient times, can be found in the many monuments, among which a special place is taken by the remains of sarcophagi, stone sculputres, chapels and churches. Because of its impressive steep cliffs and majestic hidden caves, usland of kolocep is the favorite island of many paddlers.
- Paddling distance: 16 km
- Overnight: guesthouse on the island of Lopud.

Day 6: Island of Lokrum. This uninhabited island is under special protection as Nature Park. Among many attractions there are an old 11 century Benedictine monastery, fort Royal, constructed in 19 century by Napoleon's army, gorgeus botanical garden, salty lake called "The Dead Sea".The whole island is covered by dense pinewood and it is considered to be one of the most attractive islands in Croatia.
- Paddling distance: 12 km
- Overnight: guesthouse on the island of Lopud.

Day 7: Free day. Overnight: guesthouse on the island of Lopud.

Day 8: Departure, transfer to the airport.

Supplemental Tour Information:
- Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights Tour, featuring: Lopud (4 nights), Sipan (3 nights).
- Difficulty level: moderate-challenging.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Rate per person:
- In double room: May, June, September: €715; July, August €750
- Single rrom supplement: €120.

Price Includes:
- Fully equipped sea kayaks (life jackets, spray decks, snorkeling gear) for 5 days
- Sea kayaking guide service for 5 days
- 4 overnights in guesthouse on the island of Lopud
- 3 overnights in guesthouse on the island of Sipan
- 7 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- Transfers to and from the airport
- All boat tickets.
*Hotel accommodation available on request.

About This Supplier
Location: Croatia
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2005

Based in Dubrovnik, M05235 was founded in 2003 by Ivana Grzetic. The company operates as travel agency specialized in sea kayaking tours. M05235 employs local guides. Beside the fact that this kind of employment brings benefits to the local community, local guides are very familiar with the area and they know local...

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