Exploring Menorca

The islands of the Spanish Mediterrean are some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered places in the world.  This expedition we will explore either the northern or southern coast (dependingon weather, tides, and our desires) camping on isolated beaches under the Med's stars and seeing the awesome and breath-taking glory of this place.  Come explore with us...

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Kayaking Expedition to Minorca 

Menorca (or Minorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a low-key island, compared to its neighbors, Mallorca and Ibiza, importantly for us, it is known for its endless beaches, from miles-long sandy crescents to rocky, turquoise-watered bays called “calas.”  The capital, Mahon, is on a bluff overlooking a large harbor, with Georgian mansions and a church with 13th-century roots.  Depending on the tides and weather we will explore either the northern or southern coast camping on beaches accessible only by boat.

This tour requires no special ability (other than knowing how to swim). We will be paddling in both open and protected waters so you should be physically fit and able to perform a moderate amount of exertion with relative ease.

Exploring with Go Kayaking Tours is the best way to go on an adventure.  We keep our tours small so they become more of a bunch of friends having an adventure instead of a group of tourists just sightseeing.  Everything we do is carefully curated so you can make memories that will last a lifetime

Dates and Pricing


Dates:   20 - 28 May 2017


This tour begins on Saturday May 20th with your arrival at the Mahon Airport, and ends on Sunday May 28th with your departure.


Pricing

$ 2,995 (USD) per person sharing a double room.  This fee is inclusive of all lodging, meals, and activities.  It does not include airfare to/from Naple, local transportation other than described, alcohol, personal expenses (i.e., laundry, souvenirs, bail money (just kidding, well mostly), etc.). 


Single Supplement


For single travelers, we will try and match you with a same sex room mate.  If you would prefer to not share a room, then a single supplement of US$900 applies.

Day-to-Day Itinerary


This is a general description of the excitement you will experience each day.  Be aware that the specific days may switch around based on weather, or to optimize the logisitics.

Day 1 - Saturday -
May 20, 2017

Getting There

You will fly into Mahon Airport on the island of Menorca, Spain. After clearing customs and immigration you will be met by a Go Kayaking Tours representative. From there we'll board our charter van to take us to our hotel.  Dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterrian Sea.

Day 2 -
Sunday -
May 21, 2017

Adjustment Day


After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we'll spend the day exploring the city so you can adjust to the time change and relax after your long flight. Lunch in town and dinner at the hotel.\
Let's go paddling

Today we'll start our adventure exploring the north (or south depending on the tides and weather) coast of Menorca.  Breakfast at the hotel, and lunch one the beach as we pack our gear for the next four days.  Today we'll paddle to an isolated beach and set up camp, sleeping under the stars by the water's edge.  Your guides will prepare a feast for dinner and serve it around the campfore.  

Day 3 -
Monday -
May 22, 2017

Day 4 -
Tuesday -
May 23, 2017

Paddling around

Once we feast on breakfast, we will continue our expedition.  The views will be stunning, and the company awesome.  Lunch and dinner at the campsite we set up for the night.

Day 5 -
Wednesday -
May 24, 2017

Paddling around

We'll awake to the glorious Mediterreian sun and have breakfast before heading back out along the coast.  Lunch and dinner will be served.

Day 6 -
Thursday -
May 25, 2017

Paddling around

Our paddling expedition comes to a close today and we'll be taken back to our hotel in Mahon for the night.  Breakfast at camp, lunch on the water, and dinner back in town at a local restaurant.  

Day 7 -
Friday -
May 26, 2017

Exploring and trekking
 
Time for a little landside adventure.  After breakfast in town, we will hike some of the beautiful landscape that makes up this island.  Lunch will be a picnic affair on the trail, and dinner back in town sampling yet another fine local establishment.  

Day 8 -
Saturday -
May 27, 2017

More watersports

A leisurely breakfast in town, then we will set off for the shore again, this time to do some snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.  Lunch and dinner provided.

Day 9 -
Sunday -
May 28, 2017

Getting home, or staying longer

After a lesiurely breakfast, we will shuttle you to the airport for your flight home.  Several options are available for staying longer, and if that interests you, please let us know and we can arrange an extension that meets your desires.  One option is to join me in Pamplona for the running of the bulls. 

Trip Planning Information

  1. Flight Info
    Please make arrangements to fly into Mahon Airport. The airport code is MAH. Let us know your flight number so we can arrange to meet you on your arrival. Our staff travel agent can help you book your flight, just let us know!
  2. Passport & VISA
    US citizens require only a valid passport with at least two empty pages, and valid for six months from time of arrival to enter Spain with at least one blank page in your passport. If you are traveling from another country, let us know at the time of booking and we will inform you of any visa and/or passport requirements.
  3. What Should You Bring
    Your booking contract will have a specific list of equipment. clothes, etc. If you ever have any questions please just ask us.
  4. Lodging
    This adventure is part hotel, part camping. Arrangements will be made so you can safely leave most of your belongings in Mahon while we explore the coast. Camping kits are provided. All tours are booked at double occupancy. If you are traveling alone, we will try to match you with a same-sex person. If we are unable to, or if you would prefer a single room there is a modest fee for single accommodations.
  5. Food
    All food is provided on this trip as described in the itinerary. Please let us know at time of booking if you have any special diet requirements so we may do our best to accommodate you. Not included are alcoholic beverages, or meals you wish to have on your own.
  6. Shots, Immunizations and Healthcare
    None and Spain has excellent healthcare facilities.
  7. Weather
    The month of June has daily highs in the low to mid 70's with the nights falling into the 60's. Rain chances during our stay are slight. Sea temperatures average around 70 degrees.
  8. Language
    Spanish, of course, is the official language. English is widely spoken in the cities and on the coast. All of our local guides speak English.
  9. Currency
    The official currency of Spain is the euro (EUR). The exchange rate is currently about 1 EUR equaling USD 1.06 or essentially even. The exchange rate between the dollar and euro and vary, so be prepared for unusual spikes in the exchange rates. ATM's are common, but we will be visiting some of the remoter areas so stock up on cash before we launch.
  10. LGBT Issues
    Spain is perhaps the most tolerant of same-sex relationships , but open displays of affection may draw unwanted attention especially in smaller towns and villages. That said, please use discretion. The official policy of Go Kayaking Tours is as long as there is mature and mutual consent, be yourself!
  11. Time Zone
    Naples and the Campania region are in the Central European Time zone and is six hours ahead of eastern time. The conversion from UTC is GMT/UTC + 1h Standard Time
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