Southern Croatia Cultural Adventure
Croatia, 8 Days From $ 1,600 per person Themes
Discover the best of southern Croatia with this kid-friendly guided trip offering different activities and plenty of downtime to reconnect as a family. You'll discover:
- the finest sites of the old walled City of Dubrovnik,
- unreachable caves and hidden beaches by paddling near impressive sea rocks,
- the hidden, natural beauties of one of the most beautiful islands in the Dubrovnik archipelago,
- how to make local delicacies,
- historical traces of Konavle telling about the life in this region from Paleolithic and Neolithic times (over four thousand years before Common Era).
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Kayaking & Rafting
Hiking & Trekking
History & Culture
Why Authentic Ecotourism?
This trip offers travelers the opportunity to connect with the history, topography, national parks and people of Croatia with a local guide and by supporting local businesses.
Day 1: Arrival in Split, Transfer to Omis
You will be met at Split Airport and transferred to the town of Omis, which is a small Central Dalmatian town and harbour situated at the mouth of the Cetina river, surrounded with massive gorges.
In the past, Omis was notorious becuse of the pirates of Omis whose ships were a centuries-long symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The evidences of proud and turbulent Omis history can be found on every corner of the Omis Riviera as the Omis churches and fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and the might of infamous Omis pirates. Today, it is the center of Omis Riviera, one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia's Adriatic Coast. Evening on own to explore this town.
Day 2: Rafting on River Cetina
After breakfast, you'll be picked up at the hotel for a thrilling rafting adventure on the River Cetina. A 3 to 4 hour adventure along a 9 km route on the river Cetina with an experienced guide will be unforgettable. You don't have to be in top form, but you have to paddle. All you need is swimsuit, a pair of shoes suitable for water, towel and a change of clothes for afterwards. All equipment (including a paddle, helmet, bouyancy aid, etc.) will be provided. Cetina is a pool drop river and on the scale of 1-6, it is classified as a 2-3, which means that the rapid is easy and medium. You will see nature in its best.
Day 3: Arrival in Dubrovnik via Ston
After breakfast, you will be taken to the town of Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula. Ston is a medieval little town with history that reaches back to the 14th century. It is a small town with the longest stone wall in Europe, narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and traces of ancient cultures. There will be a short sightseeing tou of the town with some hiking on the city walls. After some free time for lunch, you'll continue on to Dubrovnik, where your evening will be free to explore this beautiful city.
Day 4: Cultural Sightseeing & Sea Kayaking Around Dubrovnik
After breakfast, you'll go to the cable car station for a magical ride to the top of Dubrovnik where your guide will show you a view fit for a postcard. You'll then return to the city for a 2 hour guided cultural sightseeing tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik followed by lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll then sea kayak from St. Jacob beach around the city walls to the island of Lokrum (total of 3 hours, 12 km). The rest of the afternoon will be spent swimming and relaxing before going back to Dubrovnik. Evening will be on your own to explore Dubrovnik.
Day 5: Hiking on Lopud Island
After breakfast, you'll walk to the ferry port and take the (30 min) ferry to Lopud Island Sipan. There will be a guided hiking tour of the island with plenty of time for swimming and relaxing on the sandy beaches. This will be followed by lunch at a local restaurant just before taking the afternoon ferry back to Dubrovnik. Evening will be on your own to explore Dubrovnik.
Day 6: Konavle Historical, Biking & Culinary Tour
After breakfast, you'll be driven along the coast for 45 minutes to Konavle, which is a countryside area near the border of Montenegro. There will be a historical tour of Konavle to visit the ancient archeological site in Mikulici and the Fortress Sokol in Dubravka village. Then, you'll have a chance to bike through the valley's fields and vineyards. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit a family where you will have a cooking lesson preparing local dishes. After being divided into groups and selecting the dishes, your host will explain the ingredients and the food preparation process. The dishes will be prepared in a traditional manner, i.e. without electricity and modern kitchen appliances. Instead, you will prepare the dishes with the help of a fireplace and water coming from the local well. The evening ends with a big dinner to share in your cooking triumph. After your transfer back to Dubrovnik, your evening is free to explore the city.
Day 7: Free Day in Dubrovnik
This is a free day to explore Dubrovnik on your own or you may decide to take a day trip to Bosnia & Hetzegovina or Montenegro.
Day 8: Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport
Transfers will be arranged in accordance with your flight schedule.