After your arrival to the Old City of Dubrovnik, one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, you will have some free time for sightseeing. Secondly, we will board an old Jadrolinija ferry to the Elaphiti Islands archipelago.
The island of Šipan, with around 400 inhabitants, is the largest of the Elaphiti islands. It has two villages, Luka Šipanska and Suđurađ. Besides being a small, quaint village, it is also representing a fascinating mixture of architecture, flora and culture. Furthermore, small stone houses protected by their terracotta roofs will win your hearts at first sight.
Meanwhile, we will also be exploring the local culture and architecture on the island. Our expedition will take us in our kayaks around the entire Šipan island, the uninhabited islands of Jakljan and Olipa. In conclusion of the week, the famous Lopud island and a short trip to the mainland where the oldest arboretum in the region awaits us.
Of course, local people are the hidden gem of this small island in Southern Dalmatia. For instance, if we listen carefully, we can learn so much about the old ways of life. Like how fishing has changed and what happens when the world comes to us.
10.900,00kn per person* / 1.450€ / 1.750$ / 1.255£ *Tour price is fixed in Croatian Kuna, other prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations*
Pick-up at the airport/your accommodation in Dubrovnik at 09:00 AM
Approximately 2:00 PM
private driver and guide all transport in the destination (private air-conditioned minivan, ferry) 7 nights accommodation in private double rooms in a hotel/guesthouse meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners) entrance fees kayaks/kayaking gear ACA sea kayak guide
personal spending drinks during meals
Day 1 - Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik! As you arrive at the airport, we will transfer you to the old city for some free time. Feel free to roam around the marbled streets, city walls and fortresses of the Pearl. We will meet you a bit later and take you to the Gruž port for your ferry ride to the islands. As you reach the Šipan island, we will get you settled in your guesthouse. Our welcome dinner tonight will give you all the answers you need for your upcoming adventure on the islands.
Day 2 - Suđurađ Village
Before we start with the paddling week, we will go through some basics in the shallow bay. Your private ACA-certified kayak instructor will help you with the basic paddling and rescue instruction and make sure you’re always feeling safe and confident in your sea kayak. Today we will paddle on the inner side of Šipan island along the secluded coves until we reach the other village, Luka Šipanska. The kayaks will be secured and we will go for lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free for you.
Day 3 - Luka Šipanska Village
After breakfast, we will head back to our kayaks, waiting for us in Luka Šipanska bay. Today’s paddling route will take you to the uninhabited islands of Jakljan and Olipa. As we swim and snorkel in the hidden blue lagoons, we will also choose our picnic lunch spot. When we feel ready for our return, we will paddle back to the bay. Free afternoon for you, paddlers.
Day 4 - Green Cave
Today we start from Luka Šipanska once again. Paddling along the outer side of the island, we will be exposed to the magnificent cliffside of the island. Before we return to Suđurađ village, we will stop at the Green Cave for a swimming/snorkeling session. Of course, you can cliff jump as well, if you feel like it. Upon our return to the village, we will have our homemade lunch in a local family home. Get some rest in the afternoon, it’s been a big day today.
Day 5 - Lopud Island
Today you will leave Šipan island and paddle your way to the Lopud island, the most vibrant of the Elaphiti. As we arrive at the island, you will have many options to choose from and see how you want to spend your day. You can visit a 16th-century monastery, hike to a hilltop fortress or relax on a sandy beach. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong on Lopud island. After our lunch, we will get back to our sea kayaks and paddle back to Šipan island.
Day 6 - Free Day
Now you’re in control, friends. See how you want to spend this day off and enjoy yourselves. Read your favorite book on the beach, go paddling in the Adriatic or hop on the ferry for a day in Dubrovnik. We will wait for you right here, on the island.
Day 7 - Trsteno Arboretum
Let us paddle back to the mainland today. We will shoot for the straight line from Šipan island to the picturesque hillside village of Trsteno. Here lies the oldest arboretum in this part of Europe and it will be a wonderful walk for us. Plants and trees from all corners of the world in one place, hiding an interesting story. After our lunch, we will paddle back to the island. See you at the farewell dinner tonight, get some rest.
Day 8 - Transit
Early morning today, because we need to catch the first ferry back to Dubrovnik. Let us take you back to the airport for your departure flight. Unless you want to extend your stay and join us for a city break in Dubrovnik. In any scenario, it is our pleasure to have you here in Croatia.
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