Sail, Paddle & Hike the Dalmatian Coast & Wild High Country of Durmitor National Park
"Hard to say what I enjoyed the most !! I loved being on the boat and the kayaking... The captain made the sailing wonderful. He is a character and we learned much from him.
Montenegro and the hiking was superb, family dinners...fantastic!
I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from Monika and Slaven's leadership. Their knowledge was exceptional and were always thinking of us and what could be done to make our experience better. I feel I have gained knowledge, I pushed my physical abilities and made great friends with the guides and other guests!"
“I loved the region of the world, the outstanding things to be seen, beautiful water and scenery, staying on the catamaran, and the small restaurants off the beaten path.”
“Monika is an outstanding individual and an outstanding representative for Natural Habitat. She manages personalities, changes and challenges with grace, humor and professionalism. She is warm and clearly interested in her guests’ experiences. Her personal imprint was clear, which made this interesting trip a truly memorable experience.”
“I loved the catamaran and the kayaking aspects–it is great to see the area from the water! The people and our guides were terrific.”
“Without a doubt Monika makes a great trip into ‘THE TRIP’!”
D. De Bruyn
“Best Expedition Leader of any organized trip I have ever taken. Flexible. This was important because we had to step around rain several days and she rearranged the schedule so we almost always were able to kayak the routes planned. She made sure all participants were part of dinner or other conversations. She kept track of everyone and always watched carefully during hikes. She is an accomplished kayaker. She had a great sense of humor and she always listened to what I had to say! And she has class. Due to Monika I can say this was a ‘unique experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.'"
“The kayaks were splendid and the surroundings incredibly beautiful. Our two guides did a very good job in accommodating kayak preferences. They made sure swimming and snorkeling opportunities were available and when the weather was not suitable for kayaking, they magically produced bikes, which gave us a wonderful day of sight seeing through the country. Both of our guides knew the country and the people very well.”
“Monika was clearly the leader, and an excellent one at that. I give her very high marks all around. This trip was a revelation for me--that I have a lot more potential physically than I ever thought and ever use and that when I use it I feel GREAT. I've become much more active since I returned from the trip and hope to continue for the foreseeable future.”
"I most enjoyed the emphasis on cultural and historical aspects of each country while including lots of hiking and kayaking. Mijo, our boat captain was fantastic! I felt very safe with him and enjoyed his passionate allegiance to his country. Dinner at the farm and milking the cow in Montenegro was THE BEST!
"Monika exceeded our expectations as an Expedition Leader. She enhanced our expedition by her depth of knowledge, professionalism and superior customer service. She also excelled at first aid in helping me with an injured toe. Monika is an extremely intelligent, sensitive, human being. It was our great pleasure to have her as our Expedition Leader. I also loved learning about Croatia, its history, both centuries ago and the recent past, and paddling in the beautiful Adriatic. My least favorite part was that the trip had to end!"