Day 1 – Saturday: Arrival at destination – Luka Sipanska
After the arrival at Dubrovnik Airport or harbour you will be transferred to Luka Sipanska. This village, at the far end of Sipan Island, with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees.
It's beauty makes it a favourite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. Luka Sipanska will be our base for the duration of the holiday. Enjoy the afternoon exploring, swimming and sunbathing.
Note: Arrivals are recommended by 3 pm. Transfers for arrivals by 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation. Arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to surcharge for transfers or overnight on land.
Day 2 – Sunday: Elaphiti Islands Kayaking and Paddleboarding
The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches.
We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world.
There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.
Sea kayaking: 2 -3 hours, easy
Day 3 – Monday: Cycling Sipan Island
Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the highest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries.
Two villages, Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj, are connected by a road with very little traffic, which is ideal for cycling. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.
Cycling: 2 hours, easy/moderate
Day 4 – Tuesday: Lopud Island Hiking
Today we will explore the nearby Lopud Island. Lopud has many beautiful walking routes that take one from sea to the top of the island and back. This island's true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points.
In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island's safety. Prepare yourself for stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.
Walking: 2-3 h, easy; Ferry:15 min each way
Day 5 - Wednesday: Optional Trip Day
For those who chose a 5-day trip, this is the end of your holiday. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. The rest of the group continues the trip.
Relax on Sipan's beaches, swim, snorkel, sea kayak or join one of the proposed optional trips.
Day 6 - Thursday: Dubrovnik Sightseeing
Visit Dubrovnik, the most beautiful of all Mediterranean towns, for sightseeing, shopping in ancient streets and walking along city walls. Ice cream or coffee tastes best in open air bistros along Stradun, Old Town’s main street and promenade.
Take an optional boat ride to Lokrum, the "cursed island" near Dubrovnik with its Benedictine monastery, botanical garden and small lake popularly known as the "Dead Sea" and Fort Royal Castle.
Day 7 - Friday: Kolocep Island Sea Kayaking and Sunset Sailing
This morning we head out to Kolocep. The island’s cliffs, caves, coves and beaches, accessible only from the sea, make it Croatia’s best sea kayaking island. Snorkeling gear will be provided for you to explore the rich and colorful underwater world of the Adriatic.
In the afternoon, a catamaran will take us on a sunset sailing trip around the area. Occasionally our boat is met by friendly dolphin as we enjoy the sun setting over the Elaphiti. Return to Sipanska Luka in the evening for a farewell dinner.
Sea kayaking: 3 h, easy/moderate; Sailing: 2 h; Ferry: 1 h
Day 8 - Saturday: Departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel, bus station, harbour or airport.
You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time.
If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, we can offer an extension in a city or by the sea - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions