Island hopping vacation in Croatia

“Take your time to explore the Adriatic coastline and islands between Dubrovnik and Spilt by catamaran and public ferry on a thoroughly flexible self-guided itinerary.”

Highlights

Dubrovnik | Korcula Island or Mljet Island | catamaran sailing | Hvar Island | Split | optional ferry ride to Trogir and optional hiking in Mljet National Park |

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Island hopping vacation in Croatia

Environment

We have chosen to offer a choice of routes and places to stay where public transport is more than adequate for to travel between and for sightseeing so that the car is not used except for the short airport transfers. In towns, on islands or at the national parks the use of a variety of transport enables you to interact more fully with the locals, to practice your language and to minimise your carbon footprint somewhat. Public buses are excellent in Dubrovnik and Split and on some islands; there is also a cable car to take you up the mountain behind Dubrovnik and, of course, the old towns are perfect for exploring on foot.

We encourage travelers to be responsible with water use particularly on islands and in high season but also careful regarding water waste which can affect fragile ecosystems. The same applies, of course, to packaging and litter waste, buying local produce such as from small stores and markets will usually be packaging-free; recycle or reuse as much as possible - your example may well encourage others to be equally responsible and avoid negative consequences at all levels and in all ecosystem.

As a company we employ responsible policies such as recycling paper, ink cartridges, glass and cardboard; we minimise the use of electricity and conducting the vast majority of our correspondence and promotion via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities. We also compost waste in our company garden.

Community

Accommodation on this vacation is in, primarily, family run, small hotels. The food in the hotels is primarily sourced locally and a large number of dishes on the menus are home made. We encourage you to engage local guides in places where their expertise and local knowledge will enhance your experience and understanding of the historical context and on the environmental impact of your visit. In Dubrovnik in particular you will see the evidence for and read about the impact of the war on this UNESCO protected location; the cost of rebuilding and repairing the historic centre has been enormous and every contribution made by visitors will help.

As well as supporting the local community and economy directly our vacations also encourage support indirectly. The latter because more interaction with local people and local tourist service providers engenders greater understanding and respect which almost always leads to larger and more careful spending by visitors.

Reviews of Island hopping vacation in 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 25 Sep 2016 by

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


The beauty and tranquility of the lakes at Mljet.

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


The contrast between the tranquility of Mljet and charm of Korcula with the buzz if Hvar made an excellent itinerary for our first visit. In Hvar the hotel was busy and noisy and we would possibly recommend a self catering apartment instead away from the main square if you're hoping for a restful nights sleep. We cycled around the lakes at Mljet, and it was a good way to see more of the park than we could have covered by foot. If you want to walk around the city walls of Dubrovnik old town its best done in the late afternoon once the cruise ships have departed.Visit Krka Park on a day trip from Trogir, the waterfalls are amazing.

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


Yes.

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


Excellent.It was a good way to get to see some of the coastline, islands and old towns of Croatia.

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2016 by

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


Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik, rafting and zip wire in Omis, and motorboat trip from Hvar.

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


There is something for everyone in this vacation - history and culture, variety and lots of adreneline filled activities for our sons aged 16, 15 and 11.

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


Definitely helped support the local economy

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


Fantastic!

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