ELAPHITE ISLANDS IN ONE WEEK

 

This is a wonderful way to explore the Elaphite islands, learn about local culture, improve your paddling technique and have fun. This tour features overnights on two islands: Lopud & Šipan. Paddle from the bay of Lopud along the outer scenic side of Lopud with cliffs and caves to sandy beach of Šunj. Continue the tour to the island of Koločep and swim at the Blue Cave. Paddle the next day to Trsteno with many small caves and secluded beaches. Paddling adventure continues to island of Šipan where we cross to cute fishermen’s village Suđurađ. From Suđurađ paddling continues to the islet of Ruda, islet with lovely landscape. Sea kayaking is the main activity, but there is also plenty of time for island walking, swimming, snorkeling and sightseeing.

LEVEL OF HIKING: moderate

SHORT ITINIREARY:

Day 1: Dubrovnik
Day2: Island of Lopud
Day 3: Lopud – Koločep – Lopud
Day 4: Lopud – Trsteno – Lopud
Day 5: Lopud – Šipan
Day 6: Šipanska Luka – Suđurađ
Day 7: Šipan and Ruda
Day 8: Dubrovnik - departure

 

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

7 nights’ accommodation in private guesthouses, rooms are simple, comfortable and clean;

Transfers by minivan and boat with assistance according the program;


Guide during activities;

Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch in local restaurants;

Fully equipped sea kayaks

 

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ELAPHITE ISLANDS IN ONE WEEK - KAYAKING

This is a wonderful way to explore the Elaphite Islands, learn about local culture, improve your paddling technique and have fun. This tour features overnights on two islands: Lopud & Sipan.

Paddle from the bay of Lopud along the outer scenic side of Lopud with cliffs and caves to sandy beach of Sunj. Continue the tour to the island of Kolocep and swim at the Blue Cave. Paddle the next day to Trsteno with many small caves and secluded beaches. Paddling adventure continues to island of Sipan where we cross to cute fishermen’s village Sudjuradj. From Sudjuradj paddling continues to the islet of Ruda, islet with lovely landscape.

 

Day 1. Dubrovnik

Arrival, meeting and transfer to Dubrovnik port. Depending on your arrival schedule, you may have time to visit Dubrovnik.

Boarding in Gruž port on the ferry to Lopud where you’ll be welcomed by your guide and local host.

Dubrovnik – Lopud ferry timetable:

May, June, September,October: 09:00 a.m. 08:00 p.m.

July, August: 09:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 06:15 p.m., 08:30 p.m.

 

Day 2. Island of 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 Sunj – 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. Lopud: dinner & overnight.

Daily activity: Around 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking Paddling distance: 16 km

 

Day 3. Lopud – Koločep - Lopud

After breakfast we take 20 min pleasant walk to Sunj from where we paddle to the island of Kolocep. We cross the channel and paddle on the outer side, along the breathtaking steep cliffs, caves and stunning rock formations the green forests and fascinating clear water. We will stop for a swim at the Blue Cave and continue to the small village of Gornje Celo, where we stop for lunch. 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.

Lopud: lunch and overnight.

Daily activity: Aprx. 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 Kolocep 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, snorkeling and relaxing.

Afternoon paddle to Lopud.

Lopud: overnight

Daily activity: Aprx. 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling and swimming, walking

Paddling distance: 15 km

 

Day 5. Lopud - Šipan

Paddling from Lopud to the island of Sipan, Luka Sipanska, once the center of Authority of Dubrovnik Republic. Cross the island to Sudjuradj, fishermen’s village nested in a scenic bay, with numerous historical monuments, castles, churches and renaissance summer manors. We arrange transportation of your luggage from Lopud to the accommodation in Sudjuradj, island of Sipan.

Sudjuradj: dinner& overnight.

Daily activity: Aprx. 3 hours of paddling 3 hours of snorkeling and swimming

Paddling distance: 15 km

 

Day 6. Šipanska Luka - Sudjuradj

We take the local bus to Sipanska Luka from where we paddle to Sudjuradj, along the inner side of the island passing near small islets and bays where the green pine trees are touching crystal clear water.

Daily activity: 4 hours paddling 2 hours swimming & snorkeling

Paddling distance: 20 km

Sudjuradj: overnight

 

Day 7. Šipan and Ruda

After breakfast we paddle from Sudjuradj to the islet of Ruda. En route you will see lovely landscape with coves and islet of Ruda with its Mediterranean machia. We stop for a swim and visit the Green Cave. In the afternoon we explore this beautiful island on foot.

Daily activity: 2 hours paddling 2 hours swimming, snorkeling & island walking

Paddling distance: 11 km

 

Day 8. Island of Sipan, Sudjuradj-Dubrovnik

Transfer from the island of Sipan to Dubrovnik by ferry and on from Dubrovnik to airport.

 

Itinerary:

Activity program includes: Day 1: Dubrovnik; Day 2: Island of Lopud; Day 3: Lopud – Kolocep - Lopud; Day 4: Lopud – Trsteno - Lopud; Day 5: Lopud - Šipan; Day 6: Šipanska Luka - Sudjuradj; Day 7: Šipan and Ruda, Day 8: Dubrovnik - departure

The package can be realized in the period from May until September.

 

The tour includes:

7 nights’ accommodation in private guesthouses, rooms are simple, comfortable and clean, with private bathroom, bed linen and towels.

Transfers by minivan and boat with assistance according the program

Guide during activities: Day 2: Island of Lopud; Day 3: Lopud – Kolocep - Lopud; Day 4: Lopud – Trsteno - Lopud; Day 5: Lopud - Šipan; Day 6: Šipanska Luka - Sudjuradj; Day 7: Šipan and Ruda

Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch in local restaurants

Fully equipped sea kayaks

 

Not included:

Drinks with meals

Tips

Porterage

Any other service not mentioned in the above

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION !!!

In case of unfavorable weather conditions, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary.

No previous kayaking experience is necessary for our guided sea kayaking tours. However these outdoor activities require a basic fitness level. Participants are responsible for being in sufficient health and physical fitness to join the trip. They participate at their own risk and will be required to sign a liability case for personal responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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