US $4,550 per person
Jun 06 – Jun 15, 2014
Jun 12 – Jun 21, 2015
May, June, Sept
Kayaking, short hikes, swimming, historical tours
7 nights on classic yacht
2 nights in small hotels
Dubrovnik/Trogir or Trogir/Dubrovnik, depending on the departure
Kayak Croatia's spectacular coastline where stark serrated mountains meet the sea to form the verdant Dalmatian Coast,graced by over 1000 evocative islands. This archipelago boasts intricate limestone shorelines, romantic sweeps of olive groves and vineyards, and fascinating harbor settlements steeped in centuries of history. Our kayak tour begins and concludes in two fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Dubrovnik, one of world's best preserved walled medieval cities and Trogir, a charming ancient town. In both settlements, experienced local guides lead us on walking tours, bringing the past vividly alive with their stories and in depth knowledge.
This is adventure travel at its best: during the intervening days our home is a gorgeous 100-foot classic sailing yacht. From this mothership we paddle along dramatic sea cliffs, discover sea caves and pocket beaches only accessible by kayak, and swim in warm, azure ocean. Calm, protected waters make this a great place for beginner paddlers and the more experienced will enjoy kayaking Croatia's diverse and intricate coastline.
Our Kayak Croatia itinerary is not set in stone, but depends on the winds and the whims of the group. Also, our mothership gives us great flexibility. If you feel like a break from paddling, no problem! Relax on board and take in the passing scenery as our trusted crew sails to meet the kayakers at the next exquisite harbour.
Every day, and every island and settlement we visit on this trip, is different and unique. As well as paddling, we go for short hikes to explore historic fortresses, wander through bucolic landscapes, and get happily lost amid the labyrinths of tiny streets in timeless Venetian villages, stopping to sip great coffee under the shade of bougainvillea. Our Kayak Croatia trip with its mix of superb landscapes, history, culture and great food and wines, is an adventure not to be missed!
Adventure Travel has been our specialty since 1991 when we started to explore the world's most spectacular places as photographers and writers. Several years (and several books) later we began sharing our experiences with others by developing and leading adventure tours. We founded Hidden Places Travel in 2000 and quickly became renowned for our unique, off-the-beaten-track itineraries. Our support of local communities and conservation projects gives our trips unprecedented access and our loyal following of repeat guests is a testament to our professionalism and nurturing approach.
We invite you to join us on one of our life-changing adventures.
Dag Goering and Maria Coffey