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Panoramic view from the Dalmatian Islands Tour

Hike and Kayak the Dalmatian Islands

8 days

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Hike and Kayak through Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands on this guided tour

The dynamic Dalmatian archipelago awaits you! On foot, explore two cities on the Croatian mainland, and go by ferry to explore the islands of Brac, Hvar, and Korcula during this 8-day tour.

These islands are home to medieval architecture, boundless Mediterranean flora, and many beautiful trails to get your heart pumping and increase your knowledge. Learn about how locals produce olive oil, wine, and even silk thread using traditional methods as you walk throughout the majestic scenery. Aside from hiking excursions, you’ll also have half a day to paddle throughout the Pakleni islands by kayak. If you’re looking for a hiking tour of the Dalmatian region, this is it!

Highlights of the Hike and Kayak the Dalmatian Islands

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From $2,325USD
8 days
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Partially Guided
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Hike and Kayak in the Dalmatian Islands Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Explore Split

Welcome to Split! The tour guide will meet you at the airport and bring you into the heart of Old Town Split, where you can spend the afternoon exploring this fascinating city. You’ll walk through narrow alleys, finding UNESCO World Heritage Sites like St. Doimus’s Cathedral and the Piazza, then turn the corner, and you’re in front of a European designer boutique. Find this same blend of old and new in Split’s galleries, restaurants, and bars. Spend the night in your hotel in the historical centre.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Split
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Hike on Brac Island

Off to explore the first of the Dalmatian Islands today! By ferry, you’ll head to Brac, where the hike leads you to the highest peaks on the island that offer unparalleled views of the Dalmatian archipelago. On the hike, you’ll visit UNESCO-protected sites like the Blaca hermitage, where you’ll learn history dating back to the 15th century when refugees who fled the Turkish invasion settled here. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a tavern before boarding the ferry to return to Split.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Split
Distance: 6-12 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Kayak around Pakleni Islands

Give your legs a rest on today’s kayak tour. You’ll embark for Hvar from Split on a 1-hour passenger ferry. After settling into your hotel in Hvar, get out on the calm, clear waters surrounding the Pakleni Islands, a string of beautifully lush islands with paradise beaches. Your guides will brief you on kayak safety and provide you with all the necessary equipment for a safe and enjoyable journey. Then hop in and follow your guide across the channel and split the day up between paddling, swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying a drink at a beach bar. Return leisurely to Hvar for free time in the afternoon and evening. Hvar town connects narrow alleys with plenty of boutiques, restaurants, and attractions to keep you busy.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Hvar
Distance: 3–4 hours in kayak
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Hike Medieval Trails

Your hike today guides you through some of the most fragrant fields of the Dalmatian Islands. From Hvar town, you’ll be transferred to the small village of Velo Grablje to start the journey. Winding through medieval trails, passing by fields of lavender, your senses of sight and smell will be delighted. Then to please your tastebuds, have lunch in a local tavern in Malo Grablje. Depending on your group’s preferences, there’s an optional 2-hour extension from the village of Milna to return to Hvar.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Hvar
Distance: 5-11 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Hike on Korcula Island

Get ready to move to the next Dalmatian Island on the tour: Korcula. After a 1.5-hour passenger ferry from Hvar, you’ll land in Korcula and meet your guide. The magical atmosphere of today’s hike elicits a sense of wonder. You’ll see the oldest settlements on the island, whose people are known for their agricultural production of wine and olive oil. As you hike further around the island, you’ll come across Kocje—a stone labyrinth covered in ivy and surrounded by vital oak trees and ferns. Note the differences in architecture as you pass through the old villages on your way back to Korcula town for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Korcula
Distance: 5-10 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Tour of Dubrovnik

Return to mainland Croatia onboard a 2-hour passenger ferry to Dubrovnik. You’ll undoubtedly fall in love at first sight when you reach this famous port city (and Game of Thrones fans might recognize a few spots!). Enjoy a guided city walk and discover the many remarkable facts of Dubrovnik’s history. Meander through the labyrinth inside the city walls where around every corner, a new photo opportunity awaits. You have free time in the evening to settle into your hotel near the waterfront.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dubrovnik
Distance: 2 hours (city walk)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Traditional Workshop in Konavle

After breakfast, your guide will bring you to the beautiful, charming villages of Konavle and Sokol Grad. Witness the stunning coastal landscape of olive groves, vineyard, and grand cliffs dropping off in front of the sea. Today’s tour includes a visit to a fortress and a presentation at an art studio to learn the ins and outs of local silk yarn production and embroidery. The Konavle embroidery is an integral part of the traditional garb, although it is slowly becoming less common. Try your hand at this traditional craft during the workshop. Head back to Dubrovnik for your last night of the tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dubrovnik
Distance: Flexible
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to your group. Receive private transfer to Dubrovnik airport when it’s time for your flight.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: None

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Hike and Kayak in the Dalmatian Islands Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this partially-guided hiking and kayaking adventure tour in Croatia depends on many factors: The size of your group, your traveling dates, whether you choose to stay in 3 or 4-star hotels.

The best time to travel to the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia for this trek is from late-April to mid-October.

Prices of Private Hike and Kayak in the Dalmatian Islands Tour in 3-star hotels

Have your own private tour with just your group! The prices below are per person. Please note that the hotels are only being reserved during your booking process, therefore we advice on booking in advance to avoid price changes. Departure dates can be customized.

08.05.2021 – 15.05.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $3,550 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $2,350 USD per person

26.06.2021 – 03.07.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $3,925 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $2,725 USD per person

03.07.2021 – 09.07.2021:

  • Guided Groups of 2-4: $3,925 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $2,725 USD per person

03.08.2021 – 10.08.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $3,895 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $2,695 USD per person

04.09.2021 – 11.09.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $3,525 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $2,325 USD per person

02.10.2021 – 09.10.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $3,525 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $2,325 USD per person

Prices of Private Hike and Kayak in the Dalmatian Islands Tour in 4-star hotels

Have your own private tour with just your group! The prices below are per person. Please note that the hotels are only being reserved during your booking process, therefore we advice on booking in advance to avoid price changes. Departure dates can be customized.

08.05.2021 – 15.05.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $4,425 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $3,225 USD per person

26.06.2021 – 03.07.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $4,925 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $3,725 USD per person

03.07.2021 – 09.07.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $4,950 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $3,775 USD per person

03.08.2021 – 10.08.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $4,950 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $3,775 USD per person

04.09.2021 – 11.09.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $4,895 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $3,725 USD per person

02.10.2021 – 09.10.2021:

  • Groups of 2-4: $4,425 USD per person
  • Groups of 5-6: $3,225 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Hike and Kayak in the Dalmatian Islands Tour

This tour is based in Hotels.

Hotels on this trip are 3- and 4-star, and offer modern and luxury conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel while traveling with your group. The price depends on the dates you have chosen and whether your group is staying in 3 or 4-star hotels. Please enquire to find out more.

3-star hotels

Hotel Peristil in Split ★★★

This historic hotel offers clean rooms, great views, and friendly, welcoming staff. It’s in an excellent location to explore Old Town Split on foot.

Hotel Pharos in Hvar ★★★

This hotel in Hvar is chic, modern, and equipped with a pool bar. Enjoy views from the private balcony in your room.

Hotel Marko Polo in Korcula ★★★★

Relax in style in this “home away from home” hotel. Enjoy stunning views of the nearby marina from the outdoor pool, then retreat to your comfy room.

Hotel Perla in Dubrovnik ★★★

Conveniently located on a pedestrian street, this mid-century modern hotel offers superb service. And it's only three minutes from the beach!

4-star hotels

Hotel Cornaro in Split ★★★★

This beautiful hotel has luxurious rooms, good amenities is in a very convenient location to explore Split.

Hotel Amphora Hvar ★★★★

This beautiful hotel is located near the beautiful beach and is only 10 minutes walk away from the historic centre of Hvar.

Hotel Marko Polo in Korcula ★★★★

Relax in style in this “home away from home” hotel. Enjoy stunning views of the nearby marina from the outdoor pool, then retreat to your comfy room.

Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik ★★★★

This new and stylish hotel in Dubrovnik has amazing views of the sea, modern décor and great amenities.

What’s included in the Hike and Kayak in the Dalmatian Islands Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts and 2 lunches are included in the tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included in the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is provided throughout the tour. Airport and ferry transfers are included too.

Also Included

  • Guided daily activities
  • Workshop fees
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Optional services
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before and after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Hike and Kayak the Dalmatian Islands

AndAdventure is a boutique Croatian tour operator specializing in adventure tourism, such as hiking, cycling, sailing, kayaking and more. AndAdventure was founded by experienced Croatian guides who want to share their passion for playing outside. Combing tourism with adventure, they aim to deliver high-quality, safe, and exciting journeys throughout Croatia.

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking up to 12 km daily, and be comfortable in the water.

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