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Montenegro Culinary And Hiking Discoveries

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If you are a gourmet lover this rocky corner of a world called Montenegro is a must visit in a quest to experience all sorts of culinary delights. Whether is it delicious dairy products, organic and tasteful vegetables, those hidden treasures named mushrooms, or simply good portions of meat, a cuisine that will remind you of your childhood days, in Montenegro, we have it all and we will treat...

If you are a gourmet lover this rocky corner of a world called Montenegro is a must visit in a quest to experience all sorts of culinary delights. Whether is it delicious dairy products, organic and tasteful vegetables, those hidden treasures named mushrooms, or simply good portions of meat, a cuisine that will remind you of your childhood days, in Montenegro, we have it all and we will treat you on this 8-day expedition to discover tastes of Montenegro. We will cover different areas and some amazing landscapes along with various types of food throughout the tour. Bon appetit!

During this trip, you will also visit picturesque villages, some ancient monasteries, and meet welcoming locals. Whether you are with your family, a group of friends or your partner, this trip will be unforgettable.

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  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals

Your group tour

Day 1: Arrival in Montenegro

Welcome in Montenegro! Upon arrival heading to accommodation in Podgorica, where you can relax before your culinary tour will start with a dinner at a traditional restaurant in cozy environment. 

Accommodation – 3/4* hotel Podgorica (b&b).

Visited:
Podgorica

Day 2: Donkey and goat farms and medieval tombstones

To start your trip, we have planned two very special visits. First heading to a donkey farm where your host will treat you with some traditional domestic products, and you’ll get to learn about the importance this animal had throughout the turbulent Montenegrin history. Afterwards heading to a lovely goat farm a home of two brothers, that are combining goat cheese production with honey making and beekeeping. There you will be served traditional Montenegrin lunch and specialty of roasted meat and potatoes „under the bell“.Trip to Durmitor National Park we will conclude with visits of medieval tombstones, one of UNESCO's sites as a great introduction to the story of this area.
Accommodation 3* apratments/bungalows Zabljak (b&b).

Visited:
Podgorica

Day 3: Durmitor hiking and local trout specialities

In the morning we’ll take one of the most beautiful tours through the area of mountain katuns and getting to see the life of these shepherds. Reward will come at the end of nice 11km hiking trail when we will have lunch in the area of Poscenje village, known for its beauty with two lakes and entrance to Montenegrin most extreme canyon – Nevidio. On the menu spring trout and organic vegetables.

Accommodation 3* apratments/bungalows Zabljak (b&b).

Visited:
Durmitor Katun eco Vranjak Nevidio

Day 4: Medieval Fort & Cheese Farm experience

Today we’ll head for a hike near Tara canyon, discovering story of ancient Pirlitor, once medieval town with high importance as it was on the trading routes and controlling the rare bridge crossings of wild Tara. Legends and stories of the place are well worth the tour as well as the view over the canyon. After the hike, you’ll get a chance to marvel the architectural wonder of Djurdjevica Tara bridge and be hosted with lunch on a farm where hosts are expert in cheese making. Trying a local dish “kačamak” as one of Montenegrin’s musts will be the proper way to conclude your stay in Durmitor, known for its dairy producers.  
Accomodation Mojkovac (b&b).

Visited:
Durmitor Tara

Day 5: Hidden lake hiking and forest mushrooms

Today you can choose to go hiking in the area of Sinjajevina mountain, wild and vast land of forest and mountain pastures. After an easy walk in the heart of a forest, we will reach a glacial lake and on its shores, we will prepare lunch with some of the area’s most delicious mushrooms for the complete pleasure.

After the tour heading to the rugged area of Kucke mountains where we will sleep in the wilderness of the mountain. Dinner will be prepared on the spot, where your guide will teach you some of his techniques.

 
Accommodation – mountain bungalows Kucke mountains (half-board).

Visited:
Biogradska Gora Kučke

Day 6: On paths and plates of Montenegrin shepherds

Todays quest is an easy circular trail conquering one of the peaks surrounding fairy Bukumirsko lake, and story of the half board life in this rocky terrain with traditional Montenegrin kucki cheese, but also getting to try some nettle soup before we head south. And south lies Skadar Lake National Park, an area rich with bird fauna, but also known for its delicious fish dishes.
Accommodation: guesthouse Skadar Lake region 3* (halfboard).

Visited:
Skadar

Day 7: Best of Skadar Lake – wine making in divine surroundings

Discovering Skadar Lake hinterlands in the morning. Different type of surroundings compared to mountainous north of the country and secluded stone village with a very unique story. After the 3h hike and potential swimming in the waterfalls, we hit the boat to explore the Lake from the water and learn about vast diversity of birds that inhabit these wetlands. Story of Skadar Lake cannot come without winemaking tradition so for lunch you’ll get to visit one of the best wineries in the region where you’ll get to try different types of red wine, but also homemade liquors and juices. We saved the best for the end which would be some carp, eel and other lake speciality dishes prepared on the beach, barbecue style with a glass of wine.
Accommodation: guesthouse Skadar Lake region 3* (halfboard).

Visited:
Skadar

Day 8: Departure

Taking nothing but dearest memories of your gourmet stay in Montenegro along with you for a flight home.

Visited:
Podgorica

Podgorica Durmitor Katun eco Vranjak Nevidio Tara Biogradska Gora Kučke Skadar

Price and dates for group departures

Details of the group

Minimum group size: 2 people
Maximum group size: 7 people

Price and departure dates

Price per person, based on occupancy of one double room. Excluding international flights. Departure dates are guaranteed only if the minimum number of travelers per group is reached.

Departure date of group tour From Fixed departure
From 08/04/2019 to 08/11/2019 $1,140

Included in price:

  • Transfers for 8 days (from the airport)
  • Two specialized guides – licensed mountain guide and culinary expert
  • Accommodation for all nights as specified in the description
  • A personalized travel-book with additional recommendations
  • Breakfast daily, lunches on every day (except days 1&8) and dinners on days 1, 5, 6, 7
  • Private boat tour on Skadar Lake (+ entrance tickets to Skadar Park)
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • 24/7 onsite assistance
  • Insurance for excursions

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals not mentioned in the offer
  • Your own hiking equipment
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for Guides and Drivers
  • Supplementary insurance (more information)

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