Before You Go
Croatia & Montenegro Multi-Sport
We pride ourselves in running a relaxed and flexible schedule. Every trip is different depending upon the group, other trips on the water, and sometimes the weather. Please refer to your confirmation letter for the exact dates of your trip.
|MEETING PLACE:||Dubrovnik Int’l Airport for arrivals on day 1|
|MEETING TIME:||3:30 PM – your flight should arrive no later than 2:00 PM on day 1|
|RETURN TIME:||Anytime on day 9 to the Dubrovnik Airport|
|RIVER RATING:||Class III-IV|
|RIVER MILES:||Approximately 11 miles|
|KAYAK MILES:||Approximately 20 miles (varies by day)|
|TRIP LENGTH:||9 days/8 nights|
|ACTIVITIES:||Sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, cultural touring|
An OARS representative will meet you at the Dubrovnik Airport and bring you to the Old City. You may have time to sightsee before we meet again at 3:30 PM to board the ferry to Lopud Island where we’ll basecamp for several days.
Enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lopud’s charming restaurants, while you soak in the lovely setting as the group gets to know one another and learns about the plan for the coming days.
Days 2 – 8
Refer to the trip page for a more detailed sample itinerary.
Enjoy breakfast on your own. We will provide your transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport for your departing flight. See more about travel arrangements below.
Included in Your Trip Cost
- Skilled, professional guide service provided by our affiliate operator
- 8 nights of accommodations in private guest houses (Lopud & Dubrovnik) and riverside log cabins (Montenegro)
- All meals from dinner on day 1 through dinner on day 8
- All necessary kayaking and rafting gear, including PFDs, spray skirts, dry bags, wetsuits, helmets, and neoprene booties
- Snorkeling gear
- Airport transfers on or one day before itinerary day 1 and on or one day after itinerary day 9 (transfers before or after those dates can be arranged for an additional cost)
- Ground and ferry transportation as described
- 27-oz Klean Kanteen water bottle
Not Included in Your Trip Cost
- Flights and other transportation to and from Dubrovnik
- All beverages – bottled water, alcoholic beverages, and sodas
- Single supplement fee
- Optional activities at Camp Grab, Montenegro (day 7)
- Insurance of any kind, including a travel protection plan or mandatory emergency medical & evacuation coverage
- Items of a personal nature (see suggested packing list below)
☐ Purchase Travel Protection: In order to take part in this trip, each participant must have a minimum of Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage in place for the dates of the trip. This can be purchased as stand-alone coverage, independent of a comprehensive travel protection plan. You can learn more about the plan we highly recommend and get a quote for this type of policy by entering a Trip Cost amount of $0.
Please note: By entering a Trip Cost amount of $0, the plan will not include Trip Cancellation coverage and you may not be eligible for Emergency Medical Expense benefits relating to any pre-existing conditions.
☐ Trip Forms: Each participant will need to complete the required trip forms within two weeks of making a booking. Refer to your confirmation email for the link to the online forms. If you prefer to fill out paper forms, please let us know right away. If you are reserving within 90 days of departure, your forms must be completed immediately to ensure we can properly plan for your trip.
☐ Reserve flights, shuttles, and lodging: Verify with your adventure consultant that your trip has met minimum numbers prior to booking flights and/or reserving overnight lodging for the night before and after your trip, if applicable. It is important to make reservations early as rooms may be limited during peak travel periods.
☐ Whitewater Orientation: To increase your safety, we expect everyone to watch our Whitewater Orientation video before joining us.
☐ Physical Requirements: Your outdoor adventure will be an active participatory trip. Please inform us of any physical limitations you may have as soon as possible. If you exceed 260 pounds, please give us a call. Make sure you are exercising frequently in the months leading up to your trip and can meet our Essential Eligibility Criteria.
☐ Payments: Final payment is due in our office 90 days prior to your trip (refer to your invoice for final payment date). Please let us know if you would like us to automatically charge your credit card on file when final payment is due.
TRAVELER’S Responsibility Code
1. Read the pre-trip literature and arrive at the meeting place on time.
2. Understand the risks: your safety is ultimately your responsibility.
3. Treat your fellow guests and guides with respect and courtesy; harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
4. Wear clothing and personal protective equipment suitable for the current conditions.
5. Listen to and follow the guides’ instructions.
6. Abide by the managing agency’s rules.
7. No drugs or alcohol during the day; alcohol is allowed in moderation in the evenings.
8. Minimize your impact on the environment.
9. Wear the issued and properly–fitted Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times when in the boats or swimming. Wear a helmet when required.
10. Your children are your responsibility!
Essential Travel Documents
If you don’t have a passport, apply for one immediately because the process can be lengthy. If you do have a passport, find it and check the expiration date. For citizens of the United States, Croatia requires the passport to be valid for three months after your scheduled date of departure, although the U.S. Embassy strongly suggests that you have at least six months of validity to avoid problems when you travel. Montenegro requires a U.S. passport to be valid at the time of entry.
Make a photocopy of the photo page of your passport and carry it separately from your passport. If your passport is lost or stolen, a photocopy will help the local consulate speed up authorization for replacement. Also, check your passport for blank pages. If you do not have at least two blank pages in your passport, we recommend that you apply to have additional pages added.
Please do not pack your passport in your check-in luggage. You may be asked for your papers not only upon departure but at various times during your trip, even while checking into hotels. If you are carrying a customs form, please keep it in a safe place at all times, perhaps in your pouch along with your other valuables. We do not recommend carrying it in the passport because we often must submit the passport at hotels, where the form can easily be lost.
A visa is not required for citizens of the United States for stays of 90 days or less. If you are a citizen of another country, please check with your nearest Croatian embassy for visa requirements.
MEETING PLACE & TIME
For arrivals on itinerary day 1 (or up to one day prior) we include an airport meet & greet at the Zracna Luka Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). (You may also hear the airport referred to as the Cilipi Airport, where it is located.)
The airport is small and you will be met by one of our guides in the arrivals area. Plan on arriving in Dubrovnik no later than 2 PM on itinerary day 1. For arrivals two or more days prior to our trip start date, an airport meet and greet and transfer are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost.
GETTING TO THE DUBROVNIK AIRPORT
Most major airlines offer services to London from which you can either continue on to Dubrovnik or through Zagreb and on to Dubrovnik. Most major European cities offer direct flights to Dubrovnik. The only direct flight from the U.S. to Dubrovnik is with American Airlines out of Philadelphia.
Let us know if you’d like assistance with arranging your international flight logistics. Our partners at Exito Travel specialize in international destinations and we’d be happy to obtain a quote from them on your behalf.
Please do not purchase airfare until your departure has been confirmed by the minimum number of required guests.
AFTER YOUR TRIP
We will provide your transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport on day 9. For travelers who wish to depart on day 8, we can deliver you to the airport for flights departing after 4 PM (depending on the time of your flight, you may miss our included lunch).
When booking return travel please allow enough time to comfortably navigate check-in and security. If you plan on staying in Dubrovnik after the tour has ended, please let us know.
The Balkans are 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, which means it is 6 hours later in Croatia than it is on the East Coast of the United States, and 9 hours later than it is on the West Coast.
The Euro is the official currency of Croatia and Montenegro. The best place to get cash will be at the airport right after you arrive (ATM machine or the exchange office), although there will be ATM machines available in most places we visit, so you will not need to carry a large amount of cash at any given time and can access more should you require.
We recommend that you carry a combination of credit cards and cash. Money and valuables should be carried in a money belt or similar.
Health & Medical Info
The trip leader is responsible for the well-being of all trip members and he or she may evacuate or disqualify a trip member in the field if anyone’s safety is jeopardized. Please be aware that hospital facilities for serious medical problems may be far away, doctors are not always available and evacuations can be prolonged, difficult, and expensive.
If you are taking any prescription drugs, be certain that you bring a sufficient supply to last through the trip. Do not pack these medications in your checked luggage. You may not find common American drugs in Croatia or Montenegro. Talk with your doctor about Cipro as a treatment for stomach ailments.
Regulations and recommendations change frequently, so we advise you to check with your local health department or the CDC for more detailed information.
If you do get vaccinations, please bring your International Certificate of Vaccination (“yellow card”) to the doctor’s office with you when you get your shots and have your immunizations entered on the certificate. As a rule, you should always carry the yellow card with your passport when you travel because you may be asked to show proof of vaccination, though none is currently required for Croatia. You may want to staple it to the back page of your passport.
If you require the use of a CPAP machine and intend to bring one with you, be sure to alert your OARS Adventure Consultant prior to your trip to let us know the dimensions of the machine, description of battery(s), and any protective case(s). Travel-sized CPAPs are readily available and often come with a battery kit. You must assess the power needs of your CPAP and bring the battery(s) needed to operate it for each night of your travels. We’re typically able to accommodate the transportation of your machine and accessories on the trip; however, please understand that despite efforts to protect your equipment we can’t guarantee your machine and accessories won’t suffer water or impact damage and therefore we recommend additional protective case(s) for your machine & accessories.
If you have any food allergies or necessary dietary restrictions that we must consider in planning your trip, please let us know as soon as possible. Due to the limited availability of ingredients in certain locations, our hosts are often unable to cater to dietary preferences (likes or dislikes).
We will do our best to have options for vegetarian, vegan, and many allergy-restricted diets. However, there are greater limits to what is offered and you may not find the same diversity or sophistication for restricted diets. If you have specific needs, you may want to bring your own snacks.
We cannot guarantee that cross-contamination from allergens will not occur during your trip, and reserve the right to refuse service to anyone as it relates to safety, including the potential for a medical emergency caused by a severe food allergy.
The water is safe to drink in all the areas we visit. One of the most important things (in particular while we paddle) is to keep hydrated with plenty of water. You are much more prone to tendonitis when you don’t drink enough liquids. You may want to bring an electrolyte replacement mix to add to your drinking water.
Bottled water, soda and alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price but are readily available everywhere. Some restaurants where our groups frequent will offer bottled water and not initially mention an additional cost. It is your responsibility to pay for any bottled water or other beverages that you order. Tap water can be provided.
Laundry facilities will not be available. However, we recommend that you bring a little eco-friendly detergent for hand-washing clothes, like Dr. Bronner’s. The air is warm and dry, so items will dry very quickly.
Electricity is 220V AC with round prong European-style plugs. You will need to bring your own outlet adaptor and voltage converter for electronics. Most tech-dependent travelers bring two adapter plugs so that they can charge or use more than one device at a time.
In addition to your regular camera case, we recommend using extra protection such as zip-lock plastic bags, a waterproof camera case, or a small dry bag while on the water. We also strongly recommend you take out a rider on your homeowner’s policy to cover your camera—especially if it’s fine equipment. Make sure to bring additional memory cards, batteries, and any other extras you will need.
Electronics & Technology
The use of electronic devices, especially music players and flying drones, on your trip may represent an intrusion into the wilderness experience of your fellow guests. We ask that you please be mindful of the impacts on others and respect the wilderness nature of the trip. Please bring headphones if you intend to listen to music during the trip and leave your drone at home.
On a trip like this, there is always the risk of water damage to smartphones and other electronic devices, even when they are stowed in a dry bag. If you intend to take your phone with you on the river, consider investing in a small, waterproof case just for your phone.
Croatian telephone cards can be purchased in many stores and at post offices. These phone cards allow you to dial direct from most phones. U.S. cell phones will not work in Croatia unless you have a multi-service international phone; please check with your provider prior to leaving home. Most of the areas that we travel through have decent mobile network coverage. If you decide to bring a cell phone, we ask that you use it in private, so as not to disturb the other guests. A Croatian SIM card will only work in an unlocked phone. None of our accommodations on the tour have private phones.
Internet is available at our accommodations throughout the program.
If you have someone that needs to contact you about an emergency at home, they should call our office at 800-346-6277. If possible, we will relay the message to you. Keep in mind it could be several days or longer before the message actually reaches you. For your family at home, you should define for them what you consider an emergency and provide them with instructions to call our office in the event one occurs during your vacation.
We recommend checking one week before your trip for an up-to-date weather forecast for Dubrovnik in Croatia and Zabljak in Montenegro. Being properly prepared for weather variations is an important factor in fully enjoying your trip.
The weather around Dubrovnik in early fall is generally around 70 degrees with lots of sunshine. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, including lip protection. A broad-brimmed hat that secures on your head can be very helpful. Water temperatures in fall tend to be in the mid to upper 70s. Air temperatures cool off at night to the point you may want a light jacket. Rain is unusual but does sometimes occur. A light rain jacket is recommended.
Temperatures on the Tara River will be cooler, in camp and on the water.
Average AIR & Water Temps – Dubrovnik
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Average AIR & Water Temps – Tara River
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We want you to be prepared and comfortable for your trip. Below you’ll find some general tips for how to dress and what to pack and a comprehensive packing checklist. The need for warm weather or cold weather items should be based on a reliable weather forecast leading up to your trip.
Clothing for physical activity should be quick-drying and made of synthetics or merino wool. Warmth and comfort are the main objectives of this outline. Weather conditions can vary considerably. It’s important to dress in layers so that you can maintain a comfortable body temperature no matter what Mother Nature may have in store. The inner base layer should move perspiration outside, where it can evaporate. The intermediate layer should insulate while the outside layer should act as a barrier to wind and rain.
We recommend synthetic or merino wool fabrics for kayaking and rafting and comfortable, loose-fitting clothes when off the water. A lightweight sweater or jacket is sometimes necessary for the evening as temperatures can cool off quickly once the sun drops. Casual-style clothing is fine for the vast majority of our trip. No need for anything fancy.
For daily wear in the kayaks, and onshore, we recommend an amphibious sport shoe or sport sandals with an ankle strap. These shoes will most likely be wet much of the time. Make sure you get good-grip, no-slip soles. Some people prefer to wear sport sandals in the kayak and on wet hikes and cushioned-soled athletic shoes or lightweight trail shoes for longer hikes and in the cities. Find professional-grade options made by Chaco®, the official footwear sponsor of OARS guides.
If you plan to buy footwear for the trip, make sure you get it far enough in advance to break it in and wear your footwear until it’s comfy—if your feet hurt you won’t enjoy the trip.
Neoprene booties are supplied for our Tara River rafting portion of the trip.
Generally a swimsuit and synthetic or Merino wool top, quick-dry bottoms, and water sandals will be all you need. Neoprene or wool socks are useful for keeping your feet warm if you have cool days and you are sensitive to cold feet. It is a good idea to have a synthetic or Merino wool top and bottom in case the weather cools.
After a long active day, you may want to refresh and change into clean, comfortable clothing. Soft, loose-fitting shorts or pants, t-shirts, etc. will allow you to truly relax in the evening. Many women find cotton dresses a nice change, especially in town. Evenings may be cool and a lightweight jacket/fleece can come in handy.
We recommend a jacket and pants that are 100% waterproof and breathable, not just water resistant. A hooded jacket is recommended, as well as good secure closures around your head, neck, wrists, and ankles.
Protecting yourself from the sun should be taken very seriously! In many cases, a long-sleeve shirt is the best method for preventing sunburn on your upper body. Lightweight long pants may also be appropriate to protect your legs. A hat, sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses are also a must.
Even if you aren’t anticipating your menstrual period, come prepared for it. We recommend you bring some sandwich-size Ziploc™ bags. These bags can store products during the day while you are on the river or on other excursions. Used pads or tampons can be disposed of in the trash as available. We provide some menstrual products on most trips for emergencies.
Equipment and Personal Items
☐ Daypack: large enough to carry water, camera, and rain jacket. It can double as your flight carry-on bag.
☐ Water bottle for kayaking and hikes: durable and reusable if you have one
☐ Polarized sunglasses with securing strap (consider bringing a spare)
☐ Toiletries including biodegradable soap and shampoo with moisturizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
☐ Sunscreen and lip protection: waterproof & SPF 30 or higher (aerosol sprays not recommended)
☐ Moisturizing lotion or cream
☐ Insect repellent
☐ Personal first-aid kit (medications, Band-aids, antibiotic ointment, ibuprofen, moleskin, eye drops, etc.)
☐ Spare pair of glasses and/or contacts
☐ Cash for drinks, gratuities, and goodies
☐ River shoes or sandals with a heel strap (such as those made by Chaco®). “Aqua socks” strongly discouraged.
☐ Lightweight shoes: 1 pair, comfortable and with good tread for hikes, the city, and travel
☐ Hiking socks: 1 or 2 pair, lightweight
☐ Long-sleeved shirts: lightweight and light color for sun protection (old dress shirts work well)
☐ Long pants: lightweight and light color for sun protection
☐ Lightweight fleece or insulated jacket or top
☐ Shorts: 2-3 pair
☐ T-shirts: 3-6 (some quick-dry/synthetic for paddling)
☐ Rain jacket & pants: a lightweight, hooded jacket is recommended. Rain pants are optional.
☐ Casual clothes for evenings and in the cities (shorts and summer dresses are fine)
☐ Swimwear: tankinis and board shorts are a great option
☐ Bandana or buff: it will keep your neck from getting sunburned
☐ Shade hat, preferably with a chin strap or visor
☐ Clean change of clothes for the trip home
☐ Camera and accessories
☐ Sarong: useful for sun protection, evaporative cooling, changing clothes, etc.
☐ Paddling gloves: to protect hands from the sun and blisters (neoprene may be too warm)
☐ Electrolyte mix for hydrating and flavoring water
☐ Small bags: stuff sacks, zip locks, or similar for organizing items in your luggage
☐ Reading and writing material
☐ Collapsible walking stick for optional hikes
☐ Small travel alarm clock
Packing Your Gear
Packing your gear in flexible bags (duffel bag or soft roller bag vs a hard suitcase) is preferable for transport between locations. Please pack light, and keep in mind that attire is casual: comfort, convenience, and space take precedence over style. If you have a smaller, flexible bag to take to Lopud and Montenegro, you can leave any larger luggage and city clothes in our affiliate operator’s office in Dubrovnik until you return at the end.
We recommend that you leave valuables, such as jewelry, at home. Check your personal insurance policy before traveling to ensure that you are covered for theft and loss while traveling. As a safety precaution, do not travel with excessive cash or jewelry if it is not necessary.
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Tipping is appreciated by our staff. If you are wondering how much to tip, you may consider that we operate in a service industry with a host of behind-the-scenes contributors in addition to the guides on your trip. In general, we suggest a gratuity based on 10 – 15% of the trip cost. It is customary on OARS trips for gratuities to be given to the Lead Guide, who will then distribute appropriately amongst any other guides and support staff. If you’d like to tip a guide while at Camp Grab, you’ll want to do that before you depart Montenegro. Be sure to plan ahead and have cash – either US Dollars or Kuna.
In reviewing your statement, you’ll notice a $1 per person per day donation to Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waterways worldwide. One hundred percent of these funds go directly to worldwide watershed protection and your contribution is tax-deductible. Please notify our office if you would prefer to delete the donation from your balance.
Reservations and Deposits
A deposit of $800/person is required at the time of reservation. Deposits may be made by check, money order, or Visa/Mastercard (American Express and Discover incur a 3% processing fee). Prices are in US Dollars, and all payments must be made in US Dollars. Payment of the deposit establishes your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions. Individual departures and trip capacity are strictly limited by the managing agency.
Canceling your trip after your deposit is processed will incur cancellation fees because OARS has absorbed costs on your behalf and will turn others away who would like to book the spaces we’re holding for you. Final payment is due 90 days before departure. Accounts on which final payment has not been received 80 days before the departure date will be canceled without exception.
Cancellations and Refunds
Your deposit is fully refundable, less a 3% processing fee, for 7 days after you book when you submit a deposit 7 days or more before the final payment due date.
If you must cancel your reservation after the rescission period described above, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the schedule below. We regret we cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policy for any reason, including foul weather, poor air quality, wildfire activity, acts of terrorism, civil unrest, or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. For these reasons, we strongly urge you to consider purchasing a travel protection plan.
|DATE OF CANCELLATION||CANCELLATION FEE|
|90 or more days before your trip||$250/person|
|89 to 60 days before your trip||50% of the trip price/person|
|59 to 0 days before your trip||100% of the trip price/person|
Requests to transfer a date will be treated as a cancellation, per the terms above.
OARS International and the outfitter Adriatic Kayak Tours reserve the right to cancel any trip due to insufficient registration or other factors that make the trip impractical to operate. Do not make nonrefundable travel arrangements unless you have spoken to your Adventure Consultant regarding the status of your trip.
If a trip must be canceled or postponed due to force majeure (factors outside the control of OARS), OARS will provide full credit for payments made toward future travel, or a refund less a 5% service fee plus any nonrefundable payments made on your behalf to 3rd-party suppliers. OARS will make good faith efforts to recover deposits made on your behalf to 3rd-party suppliers, however, we can’t guarantee recovery of any or all of the advance payments made. OARS is not responsible for expenses incurred by participants in preparation for a canceled trip.
Under most circumstances, if you are of an adventurous spirit and in reasonably good health, you should have no problem enjoying an OARS International trip. People with medical conditions, including pregnancy, should have a physician’s approval before taking an adventure travel trip.
Because there are costs that you will incur if you cancel the spaces on this trip that we’re now holding for you, or in the event you need to be evacuated during the trip due to an unforeseen illness or injury, we strongly encourage our guests to purchase an optional travel protection plan. A travel protection plan may help reimburse the cost of your pre-paid, non-refundable payments in the event you are prevented from taking your trip for a covered reason. Trip participants must understand that in the event of an illness or injury on a wilderness trip, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult, and expensive. Learn more about the plan we recommend.
Please note: To be eligible for coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, you must purchase the plan within 21 days of your initial trip payment and you must be medically fit to travel at the time you pay for the plan.
In order to take part in this trip, each participant must have a minimum of Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage in place for the dates of the trip. This can be purchased as stand-alone coverage, independent of a comprehensive travel protection plan. You can get a quote for this type of policy by entering a Trip Cost amount of $0 when getting a quote.
Please note: By entering a Trip Cost amount of $0, the plan will not include Trip Cancellation coverage and you may not be eligible for Emergency Medical Expense benefits relating to any pre-existing conditions.
Liability Release / Assumption of Risk
Everyone is required to sign a standard liability release/assumption of risk form before the trip, confirming awareness that there are inherent risks associated with the trip. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will sign this form and return it to our office before the trip begins. Anyone who refuses to sign the form will not be allowed to participate, and consistent with OARS International’s cancellation policy, there will be no refund of the trip fees at that time.
Responsibility – An Important Notice
O.A.R.S. International, Inc., Adriatic Kayak Tours, Inc., and cooperating agencies act only in the capacity of agent for the participants in all matters relating to transportation and/or all other related travel services and assume no responsibility however caused for injury, loss, or damage to person or property in connection with any service, including but not limited to that resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays and expenses arising from quarantine, pandemics, strikes, theft, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or change in transit over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the participants, including cancellation due to water fluctuation, insufficient bookings, (this trip requires a minimum of 4 guests), and other factors. There is risk in sea kayaking, particularly during rough water conditions. Sea kayaks, skiffs, or other boats do capsize. You could be swept overboard. Your guide will make every attempt to assist, but you must be strong and agile enough to “self-help” without further endangering yourself or others. We reserve the right not to accept passengers weighing more than 260 pounds or with a waist/chest size exceeding 56 inches. We may decide, at any time, to exclude any person or group for any reason we feel is related to the safety of our trips. We are experienced in accommodating people with various disabilities. Please give us an opportunity to make you feel welcome. We need to discuss any special requirements ahead of time.
OARS trips occur in areas where unpredictable environmental conditions are to be expected. To moderate dangerous situations for our guests and guides, all travelers must obey the rules and regulations as determined by the managing agencies and the Trip Leader and demonstrate reasonable consideration for other guests and OARS employees. We reserve the right to remove any guest from a trip if, in our opinion, that guest’s actions or behaviors pose a threat to the safety of her/himself or others, or if those actions or behaviors compromise the enjoyment of the trip for others. Should a guest be asked to leave a trip, there will be no refund for the unused portion, nor will OARS be responsible for additional expenses incurred by the guest for accommodations, return transport, change fees, etc. Prices subject to change without notice. OARS is an equal opportunity provider.
Adriatic Kayak Tours (AKT)
AKT, a travel partner of OARS International, is the operator of this trip. Upon arrival, a representative will meet you and escort you throughout the program. These staff members are the very best and will strive to ensure your complete satisfaction.