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Montenegro Rivers, Lakes, and Canyons of the North

  • Sport and adventure
Looking to avoid the crowds of tourists and discover the real Montenegro? This 8-day, adventure itinerary will provide the most unique, outdoorsy experiences that Montenegro can offer! A perfect mix of rugged mountains, crystal clear lakes, spectacular canyons with white water rapids and stunning primeval forests. Experience a way of life...

Looking to avoid the crowds of tourists and discover the real Montenegro? This 8-day, adventure itinerary will provide the most unique, outdoorsy experiences that Montenegro can offer! A perfect mix of rugged mountains, crystal clear lakes, spectacular canyons with white water rapids and stunning primeval forests. Experience a way of life that is centuries old while enjoying a more modern level of comfort. You will enjoy local organic foods, visit forgotten places and enjoy the renowned hospitality of Northern local families. Whether you're with your family, a group of friends or your significant other, this trip is guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime journey!

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Skadar Lake, gateway to Montenegro

Transfer to your accommodation in a small village on the lake shore. This centuries old village has ample charm. There are a number of walking trails, explore the nearby (fishing) villages, take a (sunset) kayak trip in the small lake channels (option 1) or just soak up the tranquillity!

Tonight enjoy a huge meal of local specialities prepared the traditional way.

Accommodation: Homestay of 3 stars around Lake Skadar

Visited:
Virpazar

Day 2: Explore the Lake and surrounds

Head out on a 5-hour private boat trip of the lake aboard a traditional fishing boat – Look for the rare Dalmatian pelican, swim in the clear waters of your own private beach, visit to a centuries old monastery or just enjoy the serenity. Traditional lunch served rich of lake dishes to conclude the cruise.

Afterwards, suggestion to visit an abandoned medieval fortress from the 14th century with great views of the lake.

Accommodation: Homestay of 3 stars around Lake Skadar

Visited:
Virpazar

Day 3: Mountains and Farms of the Bjelasica region

Head towards the capital Podgorica then follow the Moraca canyon into the mountains. First stop at the 12th century Moraca monastery, wander through the gardens and view the 13th century fresco’s. The road from here climbs rapidly to the Bjelasica plateau with stunning views along the canyon.

Lunch in the farm of a local family in an amazing rural setting. Enjoy homemade local dishes. Sample local wine and homemade brandy (Rakija).

Back on the road, enjoy spectacular mountain views, swathes of native forest and small mountain villages as we continue our climb to tonight’s accommodation @ 1800m elevation. Walk through the pasture to enjoy a spectacular sunset against the breathtaking Komovi Massif.

Accommodation in Komovi area

Visited:
Podgorica, Bjelasica , Komovi

Day 4: ​Highlands of Komovi or fly fishing in Prokletije

In the early morning, you can choose to go for a hike through the forest or for the more energetic a hike to the top of Vasojevićki Kom @ 2461m.

In the afternoon, you can explore the area around Plav (meaning “flooded place”) with numerous springs, lakes and soaks. If you decide to finish this beautiful day by going fly fishing in Plav (catch and release) (option 2), it is a must for the seasoned fisherman or first time enthusiast alike. You can try your hand at fly fishing with professional tutoring where our local experts will assist you.

Accommodation in Komovi area

Visited:
Prokletije

Day 5: Fresh air, Canyons, Rivers and Wilderness

Today direction the far North West of the country, taking in some diverse scenery and natural wonders.

Following the Tara, our route passes through the Durmitor National Park. Take a break at the historic Đurđevića Tara Bridge - gateway to the Durmitor Alpine region - for a breathtaking view. For the brave at heart, there is a zipline across the gorge.

Taking the scenic route through a spectacular Durmitor mountain pass, you will have plenty of great photography moments! The route continues through remote rural countryside dotted with small mountain villages and tombs of the long lost Bogumili (called Stećak), passing Pivsco Lake you will arrive at your accommodation.

Looking to relax away from the crowds, you cannot go past this area of the country: enjoy authentic and traditional food, local drinks and a way of life that has all but disappeared.

In the afternoon, you can jump on a boat on the lake to discover the unexplored part of Komarnica canyon (option 3).

Accommodation: 3 stars or guesthouse in Pluzine

Visited:
Durmitor, Plužine

Day 6: Piva mountains and fairy-tale lakes

Hiking tour takes us to two lakes situated above 1000m of elevation. Hiking through small peaceful village, mountain katun and colourful forest with one spring on the way before reaching Malo jezero (1194m) and further up the mountain Veliko (1325m). Summer temperature of water is 16-20 degrees and lakes are rich with trouts. Trail length is around 3,5km in one direction, meaning around 7km in total.Accommodation: 3 stars or guesthouse in Pluzine

Visited:
Durmitor, Plužine

Day 7: Rafting on the Tara River

Today, we have planned a really special adventure. We will take you to enjoy white water rafting on the Tara with THE best operator in the country.

Situated at an elevation of 1500m on the verge of the Durmitor National Park, experience rafting down the deepest canyons in the world after the Grand Canyon - The Tara River! Adrenaline rush is guaranteed on this 18 km rafting tour through the most remote section of the canyon. Your experienced guides will ensure your absolute safety and enjoyment.

Accommodation: 4* apartments in Podgorica

Visited:
Plužine

Day 8: Departure

Breakfast before saying goodbye to Montenegro - back to the airport.

For those with late departures, we can arrange an exclusive visit to an award-winning winery to sample some of the best wines the region has to offer (option 4).

Visited:
Plužine

Virpazar Podgorica Bjelasica Komovi Prokletije Durmitor Plužine

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $960 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pers4 Pers6 Pers
Price per person$960$740$720

Included in price:

  • 8 Days car rental (drop off & pick up from airport)
  • Accommodations for all nights as specified in itinerary
  • Breakfasts every day, lunches on day 2, 3, 7 and dinners on days 1, 3, 4 &, 5
  • Private boat cruise on Skadar Lake (and entrance ticket Skadar National Park)
  • Private & certified mountain guide for hike in Komovi and Piva
  • Rafting, professional guide and safety equipment
  • Our on-site assistance 24/7 (in English)
  • Insurance for excursions

Not included in price:

  • International flights, airport taxes, visa expenses
  • Meals not included (many options available)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Your hiking equipment
  • National Park tickets (except ticket Skadar National Park)
  • Zipline across the Tara River
  • Option 1: Kayak
  • Option 2: Fly fishing
  • Option 3: Private Boat Piva lake
  • Option 4: Winery visit
  • Tourist tax (€1,50 per night per person)
  • Tips

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