Croatia and Montenegro Adventure

Croatia and Montenegro Adventure

Who else wants to relax on white sandy beaches, dip beneath the azure seas and kayak beneath majestic limestone cliffs?
If adventure travel’s your thing, and you’re not totally impartial to a little bit of lounging around in the sun, this 8-day escapade is certainly going to satisfy your wanderlust. Welcome to Croatia and Montenegro!

Two disgustingly beautiful countries for the price of one, right here in Europe – just a few hours away. And in a delicious departure from classic Bucket List Co style, you won’t be setting foot on a mountain or trekking through a desert on this trip.
But it’s not all lying around either. No no, my friend. You’ll be getting your swimmers on for kayaking, snorkelling, white water rafting, hiking and biking. Feel free to don some more clothes at that point, if you’re that way inclined. Or don’t. It’s your holiday.

What is it like?

The adventure begins in Dubrovnik, but it doesn’t stay there for long. (We’ll come back, don’t you worry.) Within hours of touching down, you’ll head to the harbour in nearby Gruz to take a ferry to Lopud Island.

Never heard of Lopud? That’s because it’s nothing like Dubrovnik, and hasn’t been hit by heavy tourism yet. Still, it’s got a hell of a lot to offer to adventurers like you and that’s why you’ll base yourself here for the next couple of days. The island sits in the Adriatic a few miles northwest of Dubrovnik and is one of the Elafiti Islands. If you thought Greek islands were nice, you’ll love how luscious these land masses are. And you’ll probably be pleased to know that they’re way less crowded than their more famous Mediterranean counterparts.

But if you thought you’d be spending your time on the island of Lopud, think again. Remember, there might not be mountains but this is still a Bucket List Co adventure, and we reckon you’ll get to know Lopud best from the water surrounding it. So that’s exactly what you’ll be doing, starting in a kayak. How else can you appreciate this beautiful coastline?! You’ll explore Lopud’s secret beauty spots and snorkel in some of the most unimaginably crystal clear blue kingdoms that exist.

And if you’re feeling bolder than your great uncle Dave when  he’s three pints in, you might even catch yourself leaping into the deep from the limestone cliffs. Avoid breaking your legs on the way down and you’ll enjoy mountain biking across Sipan Island too. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, ancient churches and bountiful fig trees, this’ll be a day you’ll never forget. And with a spectacular hike above Piva Lake, white water rafting in Brstanovica and Dubrovnik Old Town to explore during the rest of the trip? You’re probably not going to want to go back to the life you left behind. Sorry (not sorry).

 

Day 1

Arrival to Dubrovnik and transfer to Lopud

Today, we will arrive in Dubrovnik, transfer to Gruz and then head to the main harbour. We will take the ferry to Lopud island and check in to our apartments. We have free time and then have dinner together. Lopud remains fairly uncrowded, but has so much to offer to the adventure traveller. Enjoy sandy beaches and countless quaint restaurants and cafe-bars.

Day 2

Kayaking round Lopud and cave snorkelling

In the morning, we will receive a briefing about kayaking and safety, before beginning our circumnavigation of the island. We paddle to the south-west, giving us spectacular views of majestic limestone cliffs, which hide some incredible caves. We will head to explore some of the best secret spots and snorkel inside these beautiful blue kingdoms. If you’re feeling brave, you can also go cliff jumping here for a real adrenaline rush. Half-way through the trip, we will stop for lunch on a sandy beach, then swim, lounge or try the traditional Croatian game of picigin – a form of free-form volleyball played above the water before kayaking back to Lopud town.

Day 3

Paddle to the Green Cave and cycle across Sipan Island

We begin the day with breakfast and paddle across the bay to the hidden Green Cave. Then, we will dive through the cave’s opening and snorkel in the ethereal turquoise waters. We can also try some cliff jumping outside the cave for a bit of a thrill. Next, we continue to Sudurad Village on Sipan Island, where we will trade our kayaks for mountain bikes and cycle across the island, discovering old olive growths, vineyards, stone villas, churches and fig trees. In the village of Šipanska Luka at the north of the island, we have a lunch break of local delicacies at one of the region’s best restaurants. After dessert, we will swim in the Adriatic Sea before heading back the way we came.

Day 4

Explore Dubrovnik Old Town and transfer to Kamp Grab

Today we will take an early transfer to Dubrovnik and explore the UNESCO Heritage Site of the Old Town. You have the option to take a 2-hour history tour with a guide, or a Game of Thrones tour – as this is one of the main sets for the show. After lunch, we will be transferred for Kamp Grab on River Tara – the natural border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The drive takes 5 hours but is incredibly scenic. After check-in, we will enjoy dinner under the stars by the river, all chatting around the fire.

Day 5

Rafting from Brstanovica to camp

Today we begin with breakfast and collecting equipment before an amazing 4×4 jeep ride to our starting point for the rafting trip at Brstanovica. The group will be divided into two boats of 6-8, each with a guide and have a briefing before we begin. We will raft for 3-4 hours, and during the descent we’ll take breaks to rest, swim and take photos. Our finish point is our camp, where lunch will be waiting for us. Following this, we have a free afternoon to relax around the camp, play football or volleyball, swim, hike or take part in one of the other activities. These include hydrospeed, canoeing, mountain biking, kayaking and more.

Day 6

Hiking above Piva Lake and Tara Canyon

Following a delicious breakfast, we will head out from the camp for a hike. This is a challenging yet rewarding route, starting at 460 metres and reaching the summit at 1400 metres over the space of 6 kilometres. Along the way, we will enjoy spectacular views of Piva Lake, as well as Tara Canyon – the second deepest in the world. We will also visit a charming village called Crkvicko Polie.

Day 7

Hike at Kotor Bay and swim at Cavtat

Today is an easy-going day. After breakfast, we’ll leave the mountains behind us and head towards Montenegro’s best-known tourist attraction: Kotor Bay and town. Take a walk to the UNESCO-protected walled city of Kotor, spanning high into the mountains above for beautiful views. Then, we head back to Croatia to Cavtat, where we will have free time to relax, swim and explore the town before a farewell dinner.

Day 8

Return to the UK

After breakfast, we will head to Dubrovnik Airport for the flight home.

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  • 20/05/2022 8 Spaces available
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  • 16/09/2022 11 Spaces available
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    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £466.67 x 3

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    Price is per adult in a twin share room

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    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
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  • 05/06/2023 16 Spaces available
    £1450
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    £120.83 x 12

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    Single payment: £1450

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £120.83 x 12

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 12

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

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    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
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  • 18/09/2023 16 Spaces available
    £1450
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    £96.67 x 15

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £1450

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £96.67 x 15

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 15

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
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  • 22/05/2024 16 Spaces available
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    £67.39 x 23

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £1550

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £67.39 x 23

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 23

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

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    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
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