• Hiking Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands

    Exploring Croatia's sun-drenched Dalmatian islands on foot to Dubrovnik!

    Croatia is the true “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” a sleepy paradise of rocky islands, olive groves, and pomegranate trees set against the blue Adriatic Sea. On this eight-day journey, we’ll hike, boat, and laze our way through the best of Croatia: from the sun-drenched Dalmatian islands to the crown jewel of the country—the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik!

    best times to go: June - July, September

    departures: 3 scheduled datesview departures

    pricing: from $4,995 see detailed pricing

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Exploring Croatia's sun-drenched Dalmatian islands on foot to Dubrovnik!

The draw of Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands is undeniable. The crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, sunny skies, magical seaport towns, rocky coastlines, fields of lavender, vineyards, and mouthwatering cuisine...well, it’s just a slice of heaven! Our itinerary is designed for those who want to enjoy hiking with minimal elevation gains, while still taking in all of the sites and breathtaking scenery along the way. Skipping from island to island, you’ll have a chance to visit the exquisite waterfalls at Krka National Park, soak in all of the unspoiled beauty of Brac, and visit old monasteries and ruins. Every day, you’ll be able to relax in the comfort of small, boutique hotels and taste the delicacies of the region. Bookended with guided tours of the Split and Dubrovnik, you’ll see all of the highlights of the Dalmatian Islands and still have room for dessert!


7 Days easy and moderate hiking and walking.


  • Travel from island to island while taking in the best of the Dalmatian archipelago from an insider’s perspective
  • Enjoy beautiful four-star hotels, and savor fabulous regional food and wine
  • Visit ancient Split, with its world famous Diocletian Palace, and magnificent Dubrovnik, with its historic walled city

Duration: 8 days Start Location: Split, Croatia End Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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  • Day 1 : Arrival in Split, Croatia

    Arrive in Split, Croatia. You’ll meet your guide in our hotel and depart together to explore the old historical city of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, we’ll sample the local fare during our welcome dinner.

  • Day 2 : Krka National Park – Split – Island of Brac

    Today, we’ll visit the exquisite waterfalls of Krka National Park and their emerald lagoons. Afternoon visit to the old Roman city of Split, then a ferry ride to the island of Brac, where we’ll spend the night.

  • Day 3 : Mt. Vidova – Hvar

    Our walk hugs the rugged coast of Brac. We’ll pass shady pines and vineyards, and visit the 16th century Blaca Hermitage. For lunch, an open-fire feast awaits, followed by hike to the top of Mt. Vidova. Boat shuttle to Hvar.

  • Day 4 : Day on Hvar

    After a gourmet breakfast, we’ll start hiking above the village of Milna, visiting the ghost village of Malo Grablje, passing fields of lavender and vineyards along the way. After lunch, wine tasting in Jesla. Dinner is on your own.

  • Day 5 : Korcula – The Peljesac Peninsula

    Private boat shuttle to Korcula, an ancient trading port. We’ll hike along the coast through olive groves and up a mountain ridge, sampling the local herb brandies of Pupnat along the way. Transfer to Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsula.

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    Day 6 : Mt. Ilija – Dubrovnik

    We’ll depart Orebic for Mt. Ilija, the highest mountain in Dalmatia. We’ll start in the vineyards, passing an old monastery and climbing uphill through a pine forests to a rocky finale. Afternoon excursion to Ston on the way to Dubrovnik.

  • Day 7 : Dubrovnik

    This morning, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of old town Dubrovnik, a haven of the shipbuilding industry and former stopping point along the Spice Route. The afternoon is free to explore on your own.

  • Day 8 : Dubrovnik – Departure

    This morning, we’ll bid farewell to our sunny paradise on the Adriatic and transfer to the hotel for our flights home.

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DATES: Best time to go: June - July, September Departures: Jun 10 - 17, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 7, 2015 Sep 15 - 22, 2015


2015 Prices
$4,995 (5-16 members)
$1,000 single supplement

  • Hotel Pasika

    A charming heritage hotel in the heart of Trogir and a recent restoration of the old Buble family house. Antique heirloom furniture in the house's thirteen rooms, and a long family and local history make Hotel Pasika a welcome respite in the tradition of Dalmatian hospitality.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

  • Luka Poznic

    Luka doesn't sit still for long. When he is not guiding our trips, he is exploring the outer reaches of Northern Africa, Burma, Tibet, Montenegro, Sahara, Thailand, Croatia, and Nepal; guiding, discovering new destinations or bargaining for a precious Iranian silk carpet. He takes very seriously his Arabic lessons, due to the mystical deserts of the Arabic world which have enchanted him. When he is in Slovenia, he is devoted to free-climbing, mountain-biking, photography and expert dining. In his years of traveling he has became very knowledgeable about fine wine. Luka is the right person to show you where the best Cabarnet Sauvignon in Slovenia can be found.

  • Ursula Kordis

    Ursula has a degree in management and organization. She is an avid photographer and has traveled extensively between Asia and Latin America, and spent six months in Colombia working as a photo journalist. Ursula has been guiding since 2001 and is very knowledgeable about the Slovenian outdoors. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and in her free time enjoys cooking and dancing the Salsa.

  • Roman Krizanic

    Roman is a graduate in Chinese studies. After finishing his degree he spent a year in China, wandered around Southeast Asia for the next five years, and now Roman is settled between his two homelands. In the beautiful countryside of Slovenia as an outdoor guide, and in Cambodia, where he is running a petit beach resort when temperatures in Europe drop to freezing. An adventurer at heart, Roman continues to discover hidden corners of Croatia and Slovenia, combining nature experiences with his passion for gourmet Slovenian cuisine. As a guide he is well known for his personal touch and good humor.

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Many activities are optional and involve fairly easy travel. Trips may include short hikes of two to three hours or optional walks at low elevations. Includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips with Class I-II rapids.


More active trips involving hiking over moderate terrain, usually - but not always - with vehicle support and at elevations less than 10,000 feet, or trips with long hiking days, multiple sea kayaking days, wilderness camping, or other invigorating activity. On many trips, you can elect to skip a day's activity, depending on logistics. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips and river rafting trips with Class III rapids.


Hiking and trekking over steeper or more rugged terrain or where elevations may exceed 10,000 feet - often several days in a row. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips (4-5 hours paddling a day) and river rafting trips with Class IV-V rapids.

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Our most demanding trips: trekking over steep, rugged terrain at high elevations (no vehicle support) or with substantial altitude gains and losses; trips to remote, extreme wilderness; mountaineering trips. Includes our most demanding sea kayaking (5-7 hours paddling a day) and river rafting trips with Class IV-V rapids.


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Jun 10 - 17, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 7, 2015 Sep 15 - 22, 2015

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