Dubrovnik activity vacation, Croatia

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Environment

We travel by kayaks, bikes and on foot and reduce the use of motorized vehicles to the minimum. Our guides make sure not to leave anything behind or disturb the local flora and fauna. Croatia is still lucky enough to have supplies of clean, clear water and we take this seriously - we never use motorboats on our rivers. Traveling on bike produces no carbon footprint, unlike using all-terrain-vehicles, moto-cross bikes, or other modes of industrial transportation. Also traveling on bike slows your pace down so you take in more of the nature that surrounds you. By buying local products you are supporting this country's economy and helping Croatia stand on its feet again! We consider it our responsibility to lead efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of this fledgling sector by petitioning the introduction of tighter controls over the use of the country’s natural resources.

The Peljesac peninsula has not yet become a big tourist destination, although more and more people discover it every year. We have hiked, cycled, sailed and paddled this area and found the most beautiful spots. We will steer you away for the crowds and show you the special places only a few get to visit.

Our moto is: take only pictures, leave only footprints. (Or not even that - paddle!)

Community

The 1990-ies war in Croatia has left many communities without infrastructure, jobs and even job opportunities. People were reluctant to move back to their areas because lack of prospects. We are very proud that we have seen the opportunity in these places and started working with the locals helping them rebuild and find use of the buildings. Some of the areas we visit are off the beaten track and have kept their authenticity. Other than that we buy food from the small farms and work on developing responsible waste management by stimulating waste recycling.

We try to use private accommodation in local communities wherever possible and are proud to say that we have brought jobs and business to many places where they were needed. Our guides and drivers are local, which benefits both the community and our guests, as they are offered unique insight into the area where they are traveling. The families who will be yours hosts during this vacation proudly serve home grown vegetables and wine from their vineyards.

By booking this trip you bring much needed income to the people who are still recovering from the war-torn years as this was the area severely affected by war. This trip ensures that the local people benefit as much as possible in the form of jobs and provision of accommodation, and most of all that negative environmental impacts are kept to the minimum.

Reviews of Dubrovnik activity 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 23 Oct 2016 by

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


5 nights on catamaran, lovely sailing experience, very professional guide
(Danjiel), scenic places.

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


Travel light, carry water shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent.

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


Yes indeed.

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


4.5/5

Reviewed on 15 May 2016 by

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


When we went on the Catamaran.

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


There is one guide per group and the group can be very small, even one person sometimes. Be prepared for bad wifi and no phone service and last minute itinerary changes.

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


Our vacation was local and helpful for small businesses.

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


I enjoyed my vacation very much and would recommend this for small group travel.

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