SUP YO was founded by Jana Olenio, yoga instructor, travel agent and NH native, and was created from pure passion for nature and outdoor adventure. SUP YO was originally formed in 2011 as a paddleboard yoga company that over time evolved into many other outdoor adventure offerings from day hikes to weeklong worldwide adventure trips.

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Croatia by Land & Sea

Croatia by Land & Sea

$2995+ per person
September 9-16, 2022
term-custom-icon Activity Level 3
term-custom-icon Sail, Cycle, Kayak, Paddle, Hike, Yoga
14 Attendees

The perfect mix of culture, history and active adventure

Visiting Croatia is a life changing experience. Blessed with breathtaking scenery and incredible history, delicious traditional foods and wines, sprawling vineyards, wild beaches, dramatic mountain ranges and thousand-plus islands, this is a country so divine that it has been named one of the best travel destinations in the world!

On this trip we will experience the best of land & sea. We will explore the Zadar region of Croatia and it’s nearby islands including Kornati National Park and Island Pag, visit quaint villages, local farms, and beautiful beaches. While at sea, we will explore some of Croatia’s most beautiful islands as we island hop, sailing by Catamaran, through the Adriatic Sea. On this journey we will enjoy Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Yoga, Sailing and Hiking combined with the best of Croatian Culture and History.

Package Includes

  • 8 Days/7 nights in shared or single accommodations
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Yacht Skipper & English speaking Guide(s)
  • 7 Daily Excursions
  • Entrance Fees, local tax & fees
  • Private Transfers throughout stay
  • Airport Transfers

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Additional tours, excursions or other not included in the above itinerary

Payment Options

  • CC: Deposit of $1050 due at checkout
  • Check: Use promo code paybycheck at check out
  • If Mailing Check, mail to: SUP YO, PO BOX 273, N. Andover MA 01845

Arrival & Departure

  • Please plan to arrive Zadar (ZAD) before 3PM on September 9, 2022
  • Depart on September 16, 2022 from Zadar (ZAD) anytime.
  • You could alternatively fly into Split or Zagreb and provide your own transfer to Zadar.
  • If you require assistance with booking airfare please contact us via email

Cancellation Policy

All reservations that are cancelled will incur a $1000 penalty (your non-refundable deposit).

Full payment due 90 days prior to retreat start date. 89-60 days, 50% refund minus the $1000 penalty, 59-0 days no refunds.
COVID cxl policy can be viewed here: https://www.supyoadventures.com/news/covid-19-message-to-our-customers/

Travel Insurance

Cancel for any reason trip insurance is available and recommended. Email us to request a quote.

Ground Transfers

  • Private Group Transfers are included and will be provided for you.
  • Transfers include airport transfers to/from Zadar Airport on the start and end date of the trip.
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Itinerary and pricing

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Day 1, September 9
Upon your arrival to Croatia, we will transfer you to your hotel in Zadar. After you get settled in and relaxed, get ready for Croatia’s best known sunset overlooking the sea while listening to the sea organ, followed by a welcome dinner with your guides and an introduction to the week's itinerary.
  • Airport Transfer: 30 min drive; Meals: Dinner; Accommodation: Zadar Hotel
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Day 2, September 10
This morning, take your time waking up and having breakfast at the hotel. There is time to enjoy a walk around Zadar and to pick up any snacks or drinks you wish to have on board before we transfer to ACI Marina in Skradin where the catamarans will be ready for boarding at 2 pm. There you will have lunch in one of the local restaurants. At 2pm we sail out to Prvic Island for an inspirational walk around this tiny island with no cars. We sail further on towards Kaprije Island for the night and anchor in one of the beautiful bays of the area for a swim and dinner in one of the best taverns in the area.
  • Transfer: 60 min drive. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch; Accommodation: catamaran
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Day 3, September 11
We sail to Kornati National Park where we explore its many islands, islets, and reefs. Kornati is home of over 100 uninhabited islands! For a more close-up experience of the sea and its wildlife, we leave our boat and kayak through the places we want to explore further. Using a smaller vessel, we can access all the beautiful and secluded beaches and coves otherwise inaccessible by boat. We will have light lunch on the boat or along the way on one of the islands if possible. In the afternoon we anchor in a bay of Smokvica Island for SUP Yoga, a hike to the top of the island where we have a magnificent view of the sunset over the archipelago, and dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch; Accommodation: catamaran
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Day 4, September 12
Our island hopping and sailing adventure continues and we spend the first part of the day sailing towards Zirje Island. We will have light lunch on the boat or along the way on one of the islands if possible. We swim, SUP, and snorkel in great locations, and in the late afternoon, we sail on towards Zlarin Island where we enjoy a Sunset SUP Yoga class and anchor in a quiet bay for the night. Spend a pleasant evening walking in the serene ambiance of the village, tasting local food and wine.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch; Accommodation: catamaran
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Day 5, September 13
We leave Zlarin Island early in the morning and sail back towards Skradin, stopping along the way to swim and snorkel. Once in Skradin we will transfer to Island Pag! Pag is well known for its cheese and wine delicatesse, and we will stop for a visit at a local farm for cheese and homemade wine tasting. In the afternoon we will transfer to your accommodation in Novalja where you will enjoy your dinner in a Michelin restaurant at the 5 star Hotel Boskinac!
  • Transfer: 1.5-2 hour drive; Meals: B, L and D; Accommodation: Hotel Boskinac
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Day 6, September 14
Today we will hike the ‘Life on Mars’ trail. This hiking trail is a memorable blend of the lunar landscape and the magical views of the Pag Bay and the Podvelebit Channel. The views will be absolutely BREATHTAKING! Along the way we will go swimming and have a traditional Croatian picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will relax and enjoy the beauty of Hotel Boskinac in Novalja. Optional Restorative Yoga class this afternoon before dinner.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch; Accommodation: Hotel Boskinac
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Day 7, September 15
After Breakfast, we will head to the sea for a kayaking tour of Pag Bay. The fairy-tale atmosphere of the lunar landscape of Pag Bay will delight you with its overwhelming contrast of the blue skies and sea contrasted with the white stone. Get lost in the magic of the scenery and the views of the beautiful beaches and stop for swimming as you wish - the water here is so clear you can see to the bottom at every depth! We will have lunch along the way while kayaking. After kayaking, we will transfer to Zadar where we will settle into our last night of accommodations here in Croatia and get ready for our farewell dinner – a dinner to reflect on the week past and all our favorite memories and new found friendships made :)  Catch one last sunset here in Zadar before dinner.
  • Transfer: 30 min drive; Meals: Lunch and Dinner, Accommodation: Zadar Hotel
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Day 8, September 16
Enjoy one last breakfast and say your goodbyes to your new friends and this unforgettable adventure.... Until next time! Transfer to the airport in private coach.
  • Breakfast, Airport Transfer:30 min drive
  • Package Options

    Twin Accommodations – (shared room with 2 twin beds) $3,495
    Shared Accommodations – (shared queen/double bed) $2,995
    Single Accommodations – (single room and single bed throughout stay) $3,995

  • Payment Options

    Pay in full above using your credit card.
    To pay by check:
    Register above using promo code: paybycheck at check out.
    Mail check: SUP YO, PO Box 273, N. Andover MA 01845

Tour Location

Hotel Boskinac, Island Pag

Teatro Verdi Hotel, Zadar

Comments

  • Planning a trip can be very time consuming and stressful. Am I picking a good location? Am I picking all the good spots? How do I know who I can trust when I book tours? SUP YO Adventures takes all that worry away! Just looking at the trip itinerary it’s clear that a great adventure is ahead…and then once you’re on the trip, it’s 1,000,000% confirmed! They not only make sure the best trip is planned but are constantly managing the pieces during the trip, making sure everyone is happy and having a great time. The people these adventures attract are also amazing. You’re sure to leave a trip with new friends and future adventure buddies!

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  • I had my first international trip with SUP YO Adventures to Croatia and it blew away my expectations. The whole trip was thoughtfully planned but also allowed for wiggle room to adjust to the group flow. The group itself was incredible with people from all over collaborating with a shared love for adventure and connection. I was able to detach from my regular life and fully immerse myself in the experience. I left with many new experiences, memories and met many new friends. Thank you to the SUP YO team for fostering experiences like this one and many others in my future.

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  • As a ‘retreat regular’ (with SUP YO and other retreat companies), I can say with 1,000,000% certainty that SUP YO Adventures will give you an experience of a lifetime! They have a great mix of planned activities, off the beaten path adventures and free time, AND there always seems to be a great mix of people to create forever friendships with. Kudos to the SUP YO team for sharing/transferring their passion for exploring, adventuring and traveling with the rest of us. Looking forward to my next trip with them… <3

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  • I recently returned from Croatia where I experienced my first adventure with SUP YO. As an avid and seasoned retreat goer, I can say without hesitation that SUP YO has my full endorsement. Their mission is “to connect like-minded people through outdoor adventure,” and they have succeeded in doing just that. The bonds and friendships formed during this trip are undeniable. SUP YO did a wonderful job of bringing people together from all parts of the world for a shared experience of personal growth and connection through adventure travel. This retreat was pure bliss; the perfect mix of adventure, cultural immersion, yoga, play, and relaxation. Nobody was pressured to participate in anything or made to feel guilty for not doing so, but also received appropriate encouragement from the group as a whole when warranted. The trip leader was caring and patient. He exhibited solid direction as well as understanding in dealing with the challenging dynamics of group travel, all the while navigating the journey with humor and positivity. What a star! The itinerary was thoughtful and well planned. Everything from the tour guides to the excursions, to the culinary experiences were first class. This adventure was truly one for the books, and I can’t wait to travel again with SUP YO!

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  • This (Sailing the Adriatic Adventure Retreat) was my first adventure retreat ever and it won’t be my last! This was by far the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. This was definitely out of my comfort zone with traveling out of the country for the 1st time and with strangers but I’m so glad I did this. I came back with a new view on life & I met some really great people who I now consider my friends. My heart is so full from this adventure! Thank you Jana & Mark for this amazing experience.

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  • I truly love the adventurous spirit that Jana brings to every event. She stays positive even when unplanned or unpleasant things pop up. I have done her SUP yoga, hikes, weekend retreats and am off to Croatia with SUP Yo in Sept. Cannot wait!!!

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  • Everything about this retreat was perfection!! Sure, its easy because Croatia is an AMAZING country but Jana organized the retreat so well, allowing retreaters who love adventure to get in tons of awesome activities in one week! I am 100% planning on going back to this amazing country and would even do every single one of the activities again!! SO FUN!!

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  • This (Adventures of Croatia Retreat) was one of my favorite retreats, having been on several other retreats, well organized and all of the excursions were amazing, complete with great transfers to each one great guides and great locations!! This was overall a very memorable trip filled with lots of activities, great country, amazing food and a fabulous leader, Jana!!! Thanks for all your planning and time you put into making this adventure so awesome!!!!!

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  • This was a a week of overcoming some limitations of things I didn’t think I could do I pushed and accomplished all that I attempted. Making this a epic week filled with amazing people and adventures.

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  • Best vacation ever! I’m so glad I did this! Everyone should experience a vacation like this at least one in their lifetime! #beherenow

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Accommodations

Choose from Shared or Single room accommodations throughout your stay in Dubrovnik and Onboard

Single or Double Occupancy (Pag)

The cozy and comfortable standard double rooms (21-23m2) are located mainly on the ground floor of the hotel and feature spacious double beds, bright glazed bathrooms, high ceilings with original beams and large windows overlooking the courtyard greenery.  Each have the option of separating the double bed into 2 twin beds and can be used as shared or single rooms.

Single or Double Occupancy (Zadar)

Includes a private room with one double or two twin beds. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with hairdryer and tub, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar on request, safety deposit box, A/C, WIFI, phone, LCD TV. Includes buffet breakfast daily.

Breakfast

During your stay at your Hotel, enjoy a breakfast buffet daily including eggs, local cold cuts, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, granola, fresh breads and coffee and juice. Onboard the Catamaran, breakfast is prepared every morning by our guide and is served on the deck family style. Breakfast will be served in a rich buffet form with several types of cereal, butter, honey, jam, ham, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, and milk.

Single Cabin Occupancy (Onboard)

Includes a private single room with one bed and en-suite bathroom. This option is perfect for solo travelers that wish to have their own private room, bed and bath.

Standard Twin or Shared Cabin Occupancy (Onboard)

Includes a shared room with either one (twin) or two (shared) beds and en-suite bathroom. This option is perfect for solo travelers or friends traveling together that wish to share space/bathroom.

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