Preveza > Parga > Paxi Island > Antipaxos Island > Lefkada
Thinking of traveling to mainland Greece? Then hands down Epirus is the number one destination to choose!
Wowing mountains, tons of history, archaeological sites and culture, great food, lakes, rivers, myths, the Ionian Sea Coastline, rich ecosystems, National Parks, and plenty of more! What else can you ask for?
In this week-long program, you will have the opportunity to see the regions best and discover places that you have never even imagined!
The number one pick for holidays away from mass crowds but full of amazing scenery and experiences! For a unique and truly authentic experience of what Greece is all about!
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|TRAVEL STYLE||Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Great Journey hosted by our Local Expert Partner Travel – Greece Adventure Trips.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and average levels of fitness.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private Package|
- 6 nights accommodation
- Breakfast meal
- Lunch during the Dolphin Cruise
- All tours mentioned
- Private Transfers from Aktio Airport to Preveza hotel and from Preceva to Aktio Airport
- All transportation needed within the daily itinerary
Pricing for Guest (USD):
Dimitra Hotel (or other similar 3 star hotels)
Dioni Boutique Hotel (or other 4 star hotels)
After arrival, your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free to spend at leisure.
Don’t miss walking in the narrow streets of Preveza city buzzing with people out for coffee, dinner or drinks!
Overnight at Dioni Boutique Hotel
Preveza > Parga > Paxi Island > Antipaxos Island
After breakfast, your private driver will come to pick you up. Heading towards Parga be amazed by the beautiful scenery.
Upon arrival, your driver will drop you off at the port from where the boat to Paxi departs. Relax and have the most amazing cruise! Turquoise waters, caves, music, stop for swimming in one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches in Antipaxi islet and free time on Paxi islands are just some of the highlights!
Getting back to Parga you will have a guided tour of the beautiful coastal city. An amazing day full of images and fun will end when your driver takes you back to Preveza late in the afternoon.
Overnight at Dioni Boutique Hotel
Today get ready to explore one of the most beautiful spots of Epirus and Greece! Acheron river!
Your driver will come to pick you up early in the morning and drive you up to Glyki village, the Acheron Springs. There your adventure begins! Horseback riding, river trekking, zipline, and a small boat tour with a raft are some of the activities!
At the end of the activities, you will have free time to enjoy a traditional, home-cooked meal right next to the Acheron river and a coffee to relax and admire the amazing scenery! After that, your driver will take you to the Archaeological site of Nekromanteio. The Gate to the World of the dead, as Ancient Greeks believed.
Walk around the site and feel the energy of this place! Late in the afternoon, you will arrive back in Preveza.
Overnight at Dioni Boutique Hotel
And yes! The Dolphin Cruise day has arrived!
Welcome to Amvrakikos Gulf – Join us to discover one of Europe’s most unique ecosystems and admire the wonderful dolphins, the sea turtles caretta – caretta and the vast gathering of bird species, within their natural habitat. Get familiar with a magic world where human presence has co-existed with nature for centuries. Coastal towns, castles, legends fusing with traditions complement the mosaic of history … as time freezes on a journey so delightful for all senses!
As soon as our boat leaves from the port of Preveza our cruise starts in the wetland of Amvrakikos Gulf, an ecosystem declared as a National Park and protected by international conditions.
In a landscape of unique beauty and tranquility, the observation of the magnificent bottlenose dolphins is a unique experience. These wonderful creatures that are considered as one of the largest populations of the Mediterranean, often approach the boat with a playful mood. However, it’s not just the dolphins that we’ll come across.
During the summer months it is possible for us to see the Caretta caretta turtles, appearing slightly off the surface of the water to take a curious peek before returning to the bottom of the sea. In our cruise we will come across islands with various species of birds residing and laying eggs on them, such as silver pelicans, cormorants, herons, many of which are protected species.
We will also talk about fishing methods while fishing using rods in some of the fishing spots of the gulf. We will drop our anchor next to a small yet beautiful island of the bay, called Kefalos, where we will swim, search for shells and observe the surrounding waters using snorkels and masks – Not necessary for everyone -.
And when you finish swimming, freshly caught fish, homemade pies and local dishes will be waiting for you on the boat, along with cool beers or local tsipouro and wine.
Overnight at Dioni Boutique Hotel
Kayak, SUP, Hiking in Ziros Lake and Kokkinos Pilos
One of the most beautiful challenges of the area of Preveza is to experience the alpine landscape of Ziros Lake, an ideal destination for lovers of hiking, cycling, rowing, and SUP. A hidden treasure in a dense pine forest with high oaks, eucalyptus, and holly.
The mysticism of nature in all its grandeur is revealed from wherever you may be, facing the surface of the lake. A huge natural mirror that reflects on the flat surface of the lakeside forest, the sunken trees, the opposite rocky shores, and the sky.
Both its perimeter, alternating from the flat ground to a rocky and steep shore uphill and crossing slopes with enormous reddish rocks and with an excellent view of the lake, as well as the path that moves away from the lake and enters a golden-yellow forest with greenish Mountain slopes and red ravines until it reaches the unique geological phenomenon of the Red Clay (Terra Rossa) is impressive.
The magic of the landscape is infinitely multiplied when you find yourself paddled with a kayak or sup in the lake as you move away from the shore and feel the exhilarating pulse from the bottom and its tranquility to sensuously hypnotize you.
On top of an elevated forest, stretch dominates the cafe-restaurant Lake Ziros where we can enjoy good food, coffee, relaxing music and immense views.
Overnight at Dioni Boutique Hotel
Preveza > Lefkada
The last day could not but include a cruise from Lefkada island to the small gems of the Ionian Sea! Meganisi, Kalamos and Kastos! Secluded beaches, caves, turquoise waters, swimming, traditional meal, music and much more will make sure you have a blast on your last day!
Overnight at Dioni Boutique Hotel
Aktion National Airport
According to your flight out your driver will come to pick you up and take you to the Airport for your flight out.
An amazing week in Greece has come to an end but for sure it will make you want to come back very soon!
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- International flight
- Visa expenses if necessary
- Overnight tax (to be paid directly at hotels)
- Tips to guides
- Anything not mentioned in Included area
- Travel insurance (learn more at https://www.greeceadventuretrips.com/gat-travel_insurance.html
|French speaking guide||$50 per day|
|German Speaking guide||$50 per day|
|Other langusges||Available upon request|
- Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
- Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
- No refund for any un-utilized Package
- Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
- Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)
- Child under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 3 – 12 years is 20% off the adult price.
- Child 13 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
• Immediately after submitting your booking request you will receive a Receipt of booking via email.
• Within one to two business days of submitting your booking you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION:
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking for tour packages that include non-refundable services like Air and Ferry Tickets. Greece Adventure Trips will advise of the case in our proposal prior to booking.
Full Payment: All bookings (except where specified): 90 days prior.
Instant Purchase Package: Time of booking.
Late Payment: If there is any outstanding balance by the Final Payment Due date listed on your invoice, all travel services will be subject to automatic cancellation, and cancellation fees will apply. A service reinstatement fee of 50€ will be added to your invoice and must be paid
Last Minute: All bookings must be made no later than 5 days prior to departure. If requested services cannot be confirmed, payment will be refunded. If services are confirmed, final payment is due within 24 hours and all applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Form of Payment: Wire transfer, major credit cards, or debit cards are accepted by Greece Adventure Trips. (we process online payments via TrusyMyTravel).
Third-party credit cards are not acceptable. Payments made by wire transfer require that we receive by email to email@example.com the bank wire confirmation within 24 hours. No Travel Documents and/or vouchers will be sent unless full payment is made.
Refunds: Refunds are processed to the credit card(s) originally used for payment, up to the total amount paid, with any remaining balance paid by bank wire.
What can be refunded: Some tours may require a minimum number of travelers to operate. The affected traveler will be fully refunded or may choose a similar tour product as a substitute. Should this occur, it would be under very rare circumstances. Please note that the product substitute chosen by the traveler may be more expensive than the
original product and therefore may be subject to an additional cost. Any additional refunds based on extenuating circumstances will depend on the individual tour operator. Single-Day Tours/Activities: Cancel at least 21 days in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Admission tickets/passes or skip-the-line tickets excluded.
Please check special notes as some tours are non-refundable.
What cannot be refunded: All hotel and tour schedules are arranged ahead of time. Any person failing to appear on the day of departure will not be refunded. No refund will be given for any portions of the tour unused by the traveler after tour departure regardless of circumstances. Airfare & Ferry is completely non-refundable and non-changeable for tours when airfare or ferry is included in the final price. Hotel extensions and Instant Confirmation products (admission
tickets, city passes, etc.) cannot be exchanged or refunded once confirmed.
- The Cancellation Policies listed below apply to all bookings unless the tour booked has
specific rates or fees listed under “Special Notes.” Please carefully review the “Special Notes” of your tour prior to booking. Please know that Greece Adventure Trips will always adhere to individual tour policies when applicable. Cancellation fees apply to packages and/or services as indicated below.
- Package cancellation fees include airfare & ferry. Once airfare and/or ferry tickets are purchased, either at the time of booking for Instant Purchase or at the time of full payment, tickets will be issued and are always subject to 100% penalty.
After airfare and or ferry tickets purchase, only the remaining land package will be subject to the fees below.
> 90 or more days prior to departure refund equivalent to 90% of the value of your booking
> 89-60 Days Prior to departure refund equivalent to 50% of the value of your booking
> 59 Days or Less Prior to departure refund equivalent to 0% of the value of your booking.
If you have opted or required to make your booking by paying a deposit, then the following cancellation terms will apply:
> 90 or more days prior to departure Loss of the Deposit
> 89-60 Days Prior to departure refund equivalent to 50% of the value of your booking
> 59 Days or Less Prior to departure refund equivalent to 0% of the value of your booking
• Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your Email Request and travel service start date.
• If a tour is scheduled to depart within the next 7 days, we will not change a traveler’s departure date and will not offer a refund.
• In the event that you do not use the services for any reason and do not cancel the booking by email notice, no refunds will be provided.
• All refunds will be processed as quickly as possible and will be debited to the original form of payment and account which is used at the time you made the booking.
• All cancellations must be made directly with Greece Adventure Trips, not with tour providers or our partners.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
• You must present a photo ID at the time of check-in. The hotel may ask for a credit card or cash deposit for the extra services at the time of check-in.
• Normal check-in time is 15:00 HRS and check-out time is 11:00 HRS.
• All extra charges to be paid directly to the hotel prior to departure such as parking, phone calls, room service, city tax, accommodation tax, etc.
• We don’t accept any responsibility for additional expenses due to the changes, cancellations, or delays in air, road, rail, sea, ferry, or indeed of any other causes, all such expenses will have to be borne by the clients.
• Any special request for bed type, early check-in, late checkout, smoking rooms, etc are not guaranteed and same are subject to availability at the time of check-in.
• Please be present in the hotel lobby for the tours and transfer pick-up. The pick-up will be done at the given time on TRAVEL DOCUMENT issued by Greece Adventure Trips. Please follow the same.
• No refunds for any un-utilized services.
• Any changes/amendments would not be possible within 24 hours of the starting time of services. Prior to 24 hrs. Changes are subject to the feasibility of local ground operations.
• If there is an entrance ticket involved in any sightseeing tour, changes would not be possible once the services are booked.
• You must call on the 24 x 7 emergency numbers given if you are unable to locate your driver/vehicle for your transfer or for any other service and they will assist you.
Lightweight clothes (cotton is best) during summer months, including protection from the midday sun and sunglasses. Light sweaters are needed for evenings, especially on the islands. Waterproofs are advised for spring and autumn. Winter months can be quite cold, especially in the northern mainland, so normal winter wear will be required.
There are no flights on this Package
For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.
If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.
General contact number: +6947129423 (10AM to 12NN).
Office hours: Monday to Friday from 10AM to 6PM.
VISA & PASSPORTS:
You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other
requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. Greece Adventure Trips is not responsible for providing you with specific visa and passport information or documentation, and Greece Adventure Trips cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure of the passenger to carry correct documentation. All passengers traveling
internationally are required to have a passport. Some countries require passports to be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip; some require that you have a minimum of three blank pages left in your passports.
It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements.
WHAT TO TAKE:
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.
Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.
You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.
We have provided some specific recommendations below to assist you to plan your budget and manage your money while on holiday.
During your holiday, you will use the Sri Lankan Rupee as local currencies. Because currency exchange rates in South East Asia do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com
The best way to access local currency in Sri Lanka is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout South East Asia and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.
Some Rupee is recommended for those occasions when ATMs are not accessible such as a number of islands and remote provinces. You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.
Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.
Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.
Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. Thomas Cook or American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.
Depending on the service, it is customary in Asia to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person, per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. If unsure, ask your local Green Cultural Travel representative.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.
For your convenience, we have also partnered (premium partner) with OnVacationDoctor, a professional website that includes the contact details of all English-speaking doctors no matter where in the world you are traveling. We help you by providing English-speaking doctors to call or to schedule an immediate appointment with should you ever have to. We provide peace of mind by connecting you directly with someone who can help!
SAFETY & SECURITY:
You must be aware and acknowledge that during participation in vacations operated by Greece Adventure Trips, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, bus, van, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; epidemics or the threat thereof; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; stolen, lost, or misplaced luggage or property; theft or break-ins into vehicles, lodging rooms or elsewhere; transportation or hotel strikes, and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Greece Adventure Trips
will not have liability regarding the provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. By agreeing to participate in a tour and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Greece Adventure Trips harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Emergency Medical Travel Insurance is required – see below. You acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel are derived
in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for your participation.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELFARE AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF DELAY,
UNANTICIPATED EVENTS, INCONVENIENCE, ILLNESS, INJURY, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA, OR DEATH.
PROTESTS & DEMONSTRATIONS:
Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably. While our
Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.
A WORD OF WARNING:
When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.
Due to the physical nature of a walking vacation, Greece Adventure Trips requires all participants to have overseas emergency medical insurance coverage while on our trips. Travel Insurance is not included in the tour price. You may already have this coverage with your current insurance company. If you do have emergency medical coverage or have purchased Travel Insurance with another company for this trip, please forward proof of the policy to us prior to final payment. If you do not have Travel Insurance, you can choose any company you wish. We use World Nomads and Visitors Insurance. , and have their link on our website, which you can use to receive a quote for emergency medical only or a full policy including the cancellation coverage. Please see our Travel Insurance web page (https: //www.greeceadventuretrips.com/gat-travel_insurance.html) for details. In the event you find it necessary to cancel prior to or during a trip due to injury, personal or family illness or emergencies, or other covered reasons; travel insurance generally reimburses non-refundable costs including the tour and airfare. Additional coverage may include trip interruption, missed connections, lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical transportation, necessary medical care if sick or injured, and emergency evacuation. Whichever company you choose, be sure to confirm the specifics directly with the company. Greece Adventure Trips does not assume any responsibility for the information about the insurance companies or their policies. Please be advised that some types of coverage may require purchase within 24 hours of your initial trip deposit. Although trip “cancellation” insurance is not required, it is strongly recommended.Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs
As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.
Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.
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