Walking vacation Croatia

“Enjoy a week of walking in the Konavle countryside and discover the coastal towns of Cavtat and Ston as well as the uninhabited island of Lopud and the famous red tiled city of Dubrovnik.”

Highlights

Dubrovnik | 12km walk within the Konavle countryside | hike to the peak of Mt Snjeznica | Ston | 15km walk on Peljesac Peninsula | 10km walk on Lopud Island | oyster farms | Napoleonic roads |

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15 Apr 2017
680
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30 Sep 2017
680
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Walking vacation Croatia

Environment

Benefits from our presence in the environment are very positive because we always try to give much more than we get. We invest in the environment, local people and community on this trip particularly by helping the local community in Konavle countryside (or on island Sipan) to stay there and benefits from their rural way of life. In Dubrovnik Old town we pay fees and tickets and percentage of prices support conversations of cultural and archaeological sights.

We use recycled paper. We recycle all our waste paper (brochures, etc). Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities.We support different local ecological associations and our staff was directly involved in afforestation (planting of pine trees in Dubrovnik area after fire disaster in summer 2007). Besides this afforestation during autumn 2008 and a couple of seasons before, we directly support and we are involved in the ecological action of cleaning the sea. This underwater cleaning is ecological action which is support by local diving centers and fisherman's associations. The planting trees and underwater cleaning are ecological actions which we have supported for many years; moreover I am one of founders of this ecological association.

We encourage travelers to be more responsible with water waste, and we inform all our travelers before their tour about area, especially travelers on tours when they are in protected areas, sea or countryside. We inform travelers about local cultures and habits, we inform our travelers that leaving litter in the sea or beach could have very negative consequences to the fish, sea ecosystem and finally themselves.

We inform travelers to be very careful with fire and to avoid open fire during summer, if they would like to go on fishing we suggest them to go with some local fishermen, if they go scuba diving we inform them about diving clubs which will take them to underwater archaeological sights which are protected and conserved. During their diving or snorkeling it is not allowed to take away anything from the sea except feeling good.

As the transportation is very important in tourism, we support the idea of green transport; cleaner vehicle options which helps area to stay cleaner. We encourage our clients to use public transport and bikes especially when they are on the Islands. We encourage our clients to choose kayaking rather then boat excursions, walking rather than coaching tours and sailing rather then speed boats etc.

Community

We travel in small groups (up to 16) and use many services of local people such as accommodation, transfer services, small family run restaurants which serve domestic food and beverages. We employ local staff and we indirectly support people to stay in rural areas. Through our trips we encourage our guests to buy local hand made souvenirs and to buy locally grown products such as herbs, brandy, wine, cheese, honey etc.

All our guides are local and we train our staff to be more responsible for the local environment and ecology. We buy local products as the souvenirs for our partners and we encourage our guests to buy local products. We use local services as much as we can. For restaurants we always choose restaurants with character (mostly family run restaurants with local specialties). On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. We use a lot of locally owned accommodation and this provides direct income for local house owners.

Reviews of Walking vacation Croatia

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 12 May 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


It's hard to pick out 1 high spot as there were so many. It's hard to choose between the stunning scenery,the beautiful cultural settings of Dubrovnik and Ston or the warm welcome we got from all the locals we met.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't miss out! Do it! Our vacation was all that we could have wished for. The vacation was very well organised,the walks and trips were very varied to give us a real taste of the scenery and historical sites and our guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and willing even to adapt programmes to suit any particular places we wanted to see.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We stayed in lovely apartments run by local families who were very welcoming. As part of our trip we were taken to dinner in a restaurant that was popular with the locals and the food was delicious. We walked rather than drove and used local buses and ferries. Croatia is a beautiful country we would hope that green tourism will help to keep it so!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Superb. Well organised with the right balance of structured walks/cultural visits and free time to explore on our own. We cannot speak highly enough of the company and there Croatian guides who made it such a memorable visit. There just happened to be only ourselves booked on this particular trip where there would normally be a small group. We felt ourselves to be lucky to have such individual attention and to be given such an opportunity to learn so much about Croatia and the people who live there.

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The professionalism and friendliness of Tomi and Jelena as they happily
adjusted the programme for our individual needs.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Take time to explore the parts of Dubrovnik that the tourist masses miss - we
loved the sudden quiet down at Pile bay, just metres from the noise and
congestion of Pile Gate.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Local accommodation owners used were all exceptionally hospitable, small
restaurants recommended served delicious locally sourced food and we travelled
by state registered ferries rather than tourist charter boats.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent!

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2009 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Getting to know the locals in Croatia. They are amazing people. Also, Tomi in Dubrovnik had some great hikes planned.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Have a great trip!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was excellent. Tomi picked out great places to stay that were conveniently located, clean and run by great people!

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