1 independent reviews for Amalfi Coast hike, boat & kayak vacation

Reviews for Amalfi Coast hike, boat & kayak vacation


review 8 Jun 2022

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

The most memorable parts of the vacation were the beautiful vistas from Mt. Vesuvius, to Aregola, to Alamfi and Ravella. I couldn't believe how far our group trekked, walked and stepped across the Amalfi Coast. Overall we had a good group of like minded travelers who had a good sense of humor around all the steps!

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

I would make it clear in the itinerary that the trip is mostly hiking/walking and there is only one afternoon of kayaking. From the name of the trip, I thought the activities would vary more. If you enjoy hiking but are not an avid hiker, this activity will be harder for you especially in hotter weather. It's a good tip to check the demographics of the trip to make sure you fit into the group. Also note, that there is very little free time because of the tight schedule. IMPORTANT NOTE: Try to travel in 1-2 days before the trip starts to let the jet lag settle. If I didn't take 2 days to acclimate to the time difference and then tried to hike in 85F/29C degrees, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy the first days' hiking activity.

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

Yes, by staying in local/family run hotels and easting in local restaurants. Since we mostly walked, there was minimal time spent in a van/ferry to get around.

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

Overall, I had a good time and would recommend the tour to a friend (or similar age/health). I would have given the trip 5 stars if if there was more diversity in activities and a real day of rest between intense physical days. A few activities that could have broken up some of the physicals activities: 1) visit to a local farm/winery tour 2) regional cooking class and wine tasting 3) visit to a pottery factory, where you can see learn about the history of pottery to this region in Italy. A big plush to the trip was staying in the Floridian Hotel in Amalfi and having access to the Jacuzzi on the roof. After a long day of hiking, that was the perfect way to stay cool and ease my sore muscles.

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