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Three Country Kayak Adventure tour

Three Country Kayak Adventure

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
11 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Montenegro is the neighboring country of Albania, a region with a tumultuous past
  • Explore in some of the most fascinating regions of Europe
  • Discover Dubrovnik
  • Experience kayaks and head to the island of Koločep, which is also known as Kalomota by the locals
  • Visit Gjirokastër is one of Albania’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Short Description

Exploring Croatia, Montenegro and Albania
Croatia Unbound's “Three Country Kayak Trip” takes you to a Europe that few people know. Your adventure begins in colorful Croatia, with its stunning Adriatic coastline dotted with terra cotta rooftops and ancient architecture that continues to stand the test of time.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Dubrovnik
End City Dubrovnik

Destinations

Croatia

Cities & Attractions

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Age Requirement

16 years

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Trip Includes

  • 7 nights in hotels
  • 3 nights in family-owned B&B
  • 7 days kayaking
  • English-speaking guides
  • All transfers
  • All meals as outlined in itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Kayaks and equipment

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Croatia

Accommodation: Hotel in Dubrovnik

Welcome to Dubrovnik! Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to tonight’s accommodations, drop off your luggage, and the afternoon is yours. Dubrovnik is a fascinating old town, with baroque buildings, terra cotta roofs, marble streets, and majestic medieval stone walls that date back to the 13th century. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and a city museum brimming with Mediterranean culture and history. Feel free to explore and immerse yourself in the city before returning to your hotel for an evening of rest and relaxation.

Day 2: Transfer to Lopud

Paddling Distance: 7.5 km

Ferry Time: 45 min

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Family-Owned B&B

Awake, gather your luggage, and grab a quick breakfast before meeting your guide in the hotel lobby. We depart our hotel for a pleasant 45-minute ferry ride to the island of Lopud. Along the way, we pass Daksa and Kolocep, quaint islands upon which lighthouses and churches have been constructed.

Upon arrival to Lopud, we transfer to our hotel, a family-owned bed and breakfast, to drop off our luggage. Enjoy a bit of free time at your leisure before we gather for a brief instructional kayak meeting with our guide. We paddle approximately 4.5 miles, from one side of the island to the other. Paddling atop the Adriatic Sea is like a dream, with glistening azure water, white-sand beaches, subtropical vegetation, and sunshine that wraps you in its warm embrace. Look for fascinating cypress and pine parks, citrus gardens, and palm trees on the island’s coastline.

Our paddle concludes with a breathtaking Adriatic sunset near Sunj beach, where we retire our kayaks from the water and enjoy an easy walk back to Lopud. Dinner is served at a delicious restaurant by the sea. Enjoy the fresh local cuisine and a glass of regional wine as you relax and unwind in this Mediterranean paradise.

Day 3: Kayaking: Sunj – Koločep - Sunj

Paddling Distance: 15 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Family-Owned B&B

We begin this morning with a light breakfast before walking to Sunj beach, the starting point for today’s paddle. We get settled in our kayaks and head to the island of Koločep, which is also known as Kalomota by the locals. The picturesque island is blanketed by dense pine tree forests that extend all the way to the surface of the sea. Koločep is a car-free island, with criss-crossing paths amidst the thick greenery. Several churches have been built on the island, some of which date back to as early as the 9th century.

As we paddle along the outer side of the island, marvel in the stunning rock formations and steep cliffs bordering the coastline. If weather conditions permit, we stop for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Cave.

In the afternoon, we take a brief break from paddling to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This particular restaurant is famous for its savory barbecued fresh fish that has been described as “melt-in-your-mouth delicious!”

We return to our kayaks to head back to Sunj beach, where we conclude the day’s paddle and walk back to our accommodations in Lopud. The rest of the evening is yours to relax, savor a glass of wine with the sunset, and retire for a restful night of sleep.

Day 4: Kayaking: Sunj – Lopud – Suđjurađj – Lopud

Paddling Distance: 13 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Family-Owned B&B

Awake and energize with a light breakfast and coffee or tea as we prepare for a day of approximately 8 miles of kayaking. We begin along the inner side of Lopud and cross to Šipan, the largest island on the Elafiti archipelago. There are two main villages on the island: Šipanska Luka and Suđjurađj. Today, we are headed toward the southeastern tip of the island, Suđjurađj.

Upon arrival to Suđjurađj, we take a break from our kayaks and enjoy a guided tour of the island. On the tour, we visit sites of architectural heritage including the impressive summer villa of 16th century Dubrovnik shipowner, Vice Stjepovic-Skocibuha. The unique Renaissance-style construction is among the best-preserved structures on the Adriatic.

Along the tour, we see lush valleys of olive and fig trees, vineyards, and citrus groves. We are treated to lunch at a local farm with Family Danicic, who produces their own wine and olive oil. Lunch includes organic, garden-grown vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese. We return to our kayaks in the late afternoon and paddle back to Lopud in time watch the vibrant sunset.

Day 5: Dubrovnik – Budva

Ferry Time: 45 min

Driving Time: 2 hr 15 min (94 km)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Budva

Today, we travel to the second of our three countries: Montenegro. We begin by gathering our luggage and taking the ferry (45 minutes) from Lopud to

Dubrovnik, where we then board a minibus that takes us to Budva (an approximate 2 hour 15 minute drive). En route, we stop in Kotor to stretch our legs and grab a bite to eat. Situated between towering mountains and a corner of the bay, Kotor is a delightful town dotted with old stone palaces, churches, and hidden piazzas. Take a moment to stroll the labyrinth of marbled lanes and take in the scenery before we get back on our minibus for the remainder of our transfer.

We arrive in Budva, a treasure chest of cultural heritage located on a small peninsula of Montenegro. Among the historical jewels in this old town are the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica, Sv. Sava, and Sv. Trojica, which houses the tomb of writer and politician Stjepan Mitrov Ljubiša. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure or perhaps go for a swim.

Day 6: Kayaking – Border Crossing and on to Krujë

Paddling Distance: 18 km

Driving Time: 2 hr 30 min (118 km)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Krujë

We begin our day with a drive to our morning kayaking location: Lake Skadar. We paddle approximately 4 hours along the southern shores on a circular trip to visit two of the lake’s 14th century monasteries nestled beneath the backdrop of the grand Accursed Mountains. Periodically, we stop for rest and swim breaks.

This afternoon, we travel to our third country: Albania. We meet our Albanian guide and drive to Krujë, where we tour the Krujë Castle. The fascinating castle was at the center of Skanderbeg’s battle against the Ottoman Turks, and withstood three of their massive sieges. The sturdy castle serves as a source of inspiration to locals, as it was able to withstand numerous attacks with small defenses.

Day 7: Albanian Riviera

Paddling Distance: 12.5 km

Driving Time: 3 hr 30 min (214 km)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Himara

We start our day with a light breakfast before we begin our drive toward Llogora. Along the way, we stop for coffee and sightseeing. Upon arrival, we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we drive toward the coastal city of Dhërmi, where we begin the day’s paddling. We kayak approximately 8 miles toward Himara, the location of this evenings accommodations.

Day 8: Qeparo and Saranda

Paddling Distance: 13.5 km

Driving Time: 1 hr (39 km)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Sarandë

Awake to a delicious breakfast before we begin today’s 8-mile paddle toward Qeparo. Along the way, we stop to see the remains of Ali Pasha fortress in Porto Palermo. The fortress was built in the 15th century, and was the centerpiece of numerous conflicts with the Ottoman Empire.

We continue toward Qeparo, where we conclude our paddle and enjoy a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, we drive approximately one hour to

the bustling town of Sarandë, where we spend the night.

Day 9: Butrint and Gjirokastër

Paddling Distance: 9.5 km

Driving Time: 20 min (13.6 km) & 1 hr 30 min (70.1 km)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Gjirokastër

Awake and sip a cup of coffee or tea before we drive approximately 20 minutes to the town of Ksamil. From here, we begin our 6-mile paddle toward Butrint Archeological Park. We take a brief break from paddling to explore the park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We eat lunch by the sea, taking in the view and reflecting on the historical significance of the archaeological park.

After lunch, we drive toward the site of tonight’s accommodations, Gjirokastër. Upon arrival, we check in at the hotel and take a short break to put our luggage in our rooms and rest. Later, we gather once again for a tour of the city. Gjirokastër is one of Albania’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is home to the Gjirokastër Castle and an ethnographic museum.

Day 10: Tirana the Capital

Driving Time: 4 hr (229 km)

Accommodation: Hotel in Tirana

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Awake in the historical city of Gjirokastër and devour a delightful breakfast while reflecting on the sites of historical and cultural prominence we’ve visited thus far. Today, we make our way to Tirana, the capital of Albania. In the midst of the 4-hour drive, we stop to enjoy lunch at a traditional Albanian restaurant set in a working vineyard and farm. After lunch, we continue to our hotel, where we check in, drop off our luggage, and embark on the city for a tour and exploration.

Day 11: Depart Albania

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a final breakfast with the group and free time in Tirana to do as you wish. This afternoon, either catch a transfer to the airport or extend your travels.

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Min. Age: 16 years

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  • Tips for guides, tour leader, and staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance of any type
  • Personal expenses
  • Cost of hospitalization and evacuation (if necessary)

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