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Mixed Activity breaks in West Highlands of Scotland. 

New for 2024 
4 night mixed activity breaks in Scotland during 2024 
SCHEDULE: Available from late March to late October 2024   

From £795 per person

Description: The location for this unique Scottish vacation experience is in Dalriada, once the ancient kingdom of Scotland, which is located in the unspoilt coastal region now known as Mid Argyll.  Your accommodation base is our own Karibu Cottage in Cairnbaan near Dunadd (Fort), the historical capital of Scotland, where in the past Scotland's Kings were crowned. Whilst staying in Dalriada you will experience the wild and wonderful nature of rural Scottish life within this unique Scottish Highlands area. See foot of page for further detailed travel information.  
From £795 : Prices are per person and are based on a booking of 2 persons, solo travellers are welcome, please enquire for price and availability.   

Our mixed activity breaks are based in one of the best outdoor playgrounds in Europe - the West coast of Scotland provides amazing locations for walking, cycling, sea kayaking and scenery. You will be based in Cairnbaan Mid Argyll, giving you easy access to these amazing locations.


Flexible arrival and departure days

4 nights self-catered accommodation in our own Karibu cottage. Our cottage is located in Cairnbaan, 1 minute walk from the local pub serving a range of meals. Karibu cottage is well equipped with all amenities. It has 2 double bedrooms with 2 double beds. More information on our Karibu cottage is available here Karibu Cottage 

3 days of guided activities as outlined in the itinerary below. 

1 Scottish cooking session with dinner and wine at Cairnbaan Cook school. 

After you make a booking, you will be supplied with a list of personal items that you are required to bring along.


Sample Itinerary: (Weather may affect and or change the itinerary). 

Day 1 : Travel to Argyll and check into Karibu Cottage anytime after 4 pm. At some point after your arrival you will be met by a member of our team to have an introductory meeting.

Day 2 :  After breakfast we will depart around 10.00am and make our way to one of the many beautiful launch locations, where we will have our introduction session to sea kayaking. We will go for a short paddle to learn the basics. For lunch we will go ashore with your picnic and continue in the afternoon to learn some additional fundamental skills. We will return to Karibu cottage around 5pm.

Day 3: After breakfast we will depart for a morning cycle trip. The route will be chosen based on your interests and fitness level. We will return to Karibu Cottage for lunch, followed by another cycle trip in the afternoon returning to Karibu around 6.00pm.

Day 4:  After breakfast we will depart Karibu around 10.00 am and go on a walking tour along part of the Dalriada heritage trail. We will return to Karibu at around 1.00pm. In the afternoon you are invited to Cairnbaan Cook school for a full Scottish cooking lesson followed by dinner with wine from the recipes cooked. We will finish at around 9.00pm.  

Day 5 :  After breakfast you will depart Karibu Cottage by 10.00am for your journey home.


Please note you may wish to extend your stay at Karibu and this is offered at a reduced rate of £100 per night, subject to availability.  


Travelling to Cairnbaan Scotland: This vacation and activity week is based in Cairnbaan Argyll , 

1. For international travellers , fly to Glasgow (GLA) airport, then follow the travel guidance below. 

2. The nearest town to this vacation base is Lochgilphead, which is easily reached by coach from Glasgow. The 926 service operated 5 times per day. 

3. After you arrive in Lochgilphead we will arrange to collect you free of charge. 

4. Alternatively you can take the Scotrail train from Glasgow to Oban , operates 3 times daily. From Oban to Cairnbaan a bus is possible depending on times or a taxi will cost an extra £50 for up to 3 people.     

5. Airport transfers from and to Glasgow International airport can be arranged at extra cost. Please enquire.

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