Amalfi Coast hike, boat & kayak vacation
Discover stunning Amalfi Coast landscapes that many visitors miss, as you hike and kayak around Pompeii, Ravello and the Isle of Capri.
Naples Pompeii Mount Vesuvius Agerola Pathway of the Gods Positano Sentiero Degli Dei Isle of Capri Kayaking Ravello
US $2440ToUS $2955excluding flights
Single supplement from $630 - $790.
Late availability on these dates: 16 Apr, 07 May, 14 May
Description of Amalfi Coast hike, boat & kayak vacation
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1 Reviews of Amalfi Coast hike, boat & kayak vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 08 Jun 2022 by Stacey Burgay
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
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.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWhen traveling along Italyís Amalfi Coast we use public transport wherever possible as this is the most environmentally-friendly way of traveling. On our Hike, Boat & Kayak trip we use private transport when public transport isnít feasible, but this will always be hired locally.
All our leaders are passionate about responsible travel, so our messaging around the importance of environmental issues is always consistent. Our leaders make the effort to teach our passengers about recycling opportunities, and Italy has good recycling schemes in place. We hope some of our travelers will take these ideas home with them to help improve the environment where they live.
We advise our travelers on the water shortage problems in this part of Italy and ask them to keep their showers short to minimize wastage. On our hikes through the beautiful Italian scenery, we also actively encourage the philosophy that you should take out any rubbish you may have brought in.
PeopleOur multi-active trips in Italy are run by an operator that is fully owned and operated by locals. These operators also employ local leaders who are native to the regions we travel to. Each year we provide operator and leader training on various subjects, including responsible travel. Before signing any contracts, we always ensure that suppliers share our philosophy and stance on environmental issues.
We make sure our small groups take nothing but memories (and photos!) and leave nothing but footprints. This small group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we donít disrupt or contribute to the displacement of local people.
Many of the areas near Naples and around the Amalfi Coast experience high volumes of day-trip tourists, with visitors mainly staying on cruise ships. A style of tourism that doesnít benefit the local communities. This itinerary takes the road less travelled and focuses on exploration of more rural areas like Agerola, a place not even on the radar of most day-trippers. Visiting these sorts of areas means our presence can directly profit the local economy.
The activities on this trip like kayaking are led by local experts. Taking part in these sorts of outdoor adventures not only benefits the local people financially, but also helps to sparks a mutual understanding between our travelers and the communities of this region.
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