Nature and adventures in Monténégro
Duration : 8 days
Level : easy
from 790 € / p. from 2 to 15 personsInfos & Booking
A small Balkan country, Montenegro offers the same advantages as neighbouring Croatia, but is less touristy. It is nowadays known and recognized for its lively seaside destinations on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, for its mountains perfect for hiking and for its rich heritage.
Depending on my availability, the guide can also be an English-speaking Montenegrin.
D1: Flight to Podgorica.
Meet your guide on arrival at Podgorica airport and transfer to the Montenegrin capital.
D2: Podgorica - Biogradska - Tara Canyon.
After breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful Moraca canyon to the Moraca Monastery. We will then continue to the Biogradska Gora National Park, also known as the "last jungle in Europe", which contains a unique natural wealth. We will walk freely in the primary forest of the park along the beautiful path around the lake known for its pure water.
The route continues along the Tara river to the second deepest canyon in the world. You will discover the impressive Durdevica bridge and walk on it to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the canyon.
Option: ride one of the longest zip lines in the Balkans with a length of 1050 meters at a speed of 80 to 100 km/h (between 15 and 45€ per person).
D3: Rafting in the Tara canyon - Black lake - Pluzine.
Head to the Tara river where you will meet your professional guide and gear up for a rafting trip on the Ljutica river. You will enjoy the adrenaline rush of this 14km descent through the Durmitor National Park and the beautiful Tara canyon.
You will then reach the village of Zabljak and the Black lake, hidden under the peaks of Durmitor rising to more than 2000 meters (walk around the lake).
Finally you will go to the village of Pluzine located on the edge of the lake of Piva or discover your guest house known for its alcoholic drink made from honey "Medovina".
D4: Hiking in the Durmitor massif.
Hike in the Durmitor massif to discover the Piva region. This region is famous for the numerous Stecak tombstones (about 700) which have their origins in medieval Bosnia and are affiliated with the Bogomil sect.
I will take you to the hidden places of Durmitor where you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, canyons, rivers and lakes of the region.
Return to Pluzine in the afternoon and free time to go to Piva lake.
D5: Pluzine - Njegusi - Kotor - Budva.
Let's go to the Orthodox monastery of Ostrog, beautifully built in the rocks of Ostroska Greda dating from the 17th century. It is one of the must-see places in Montenegro.
Stop in Njegusi for a tasting of local products. A small and picturesque mountain village, Njegusi is known for its cheese and smoked ham production.
Then head for the "Serpentine" road to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO-listed coastal town famous for its fjord on the Adriatic, its walls and its Venetian past.
Discovery of the bay of Kotor by boat, visit of the famous cathedral "Notre-Dame-du-Rocher" located on a small island in the middle of the mouths of Kotor and visit of the port city of Perast.
Dinner and overnight stay in Budva.
D6: Virpazar and Budva.
Located on the shores of Skadar lake, you will discover Virpazar, a charming fishing village and embark on a boat for a trip on this lake, considered the heart of Montenegro. It is the largest lake in the Balkan region stretching from Montenegro to Albania.
Return to Budva and free time to walk around the old town or enjoy the beautiful beaches. You will have the opportunity to do various water activities on the Adriatic Sea or to relax in one of the many restaurants.
Free day to stroll around the old town of Budva or enjoy the beautiful beaches of the town.
Optional: paragliding from Becici at an altitude of 760 metres to enjoy a descent with your instructor in sumptuous seaside landscapes (from 65€ per person).
D8: Flight back to Paris.
After breakfast, free time until your transfer to the airport for your return flight.
IMPORTANT: this trip is limited to 15 people, to benefit from a local service and to make the tour as authentic as possible. Due to the deliberate choice of different activities, some changes to this programme may occur, beyond our control. In this case the tour will be adapted.
The price includes
- Transfers Podgorica airport - Podgorica and Budva - Podgorica airport.
- Transport adapted to the size of the group.
- English-speaking tour guide from day 1 to day 6 (day 7 free).
- Nights in 3* and 4* hotels and chalets (local standards subject to availability) with breakfast.
- Half board from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 6 (except day 7).
- Entrance fees to monuments, national parks and activities mentioned in the programme.
- Morning rafting on the Ljutica river with lunch.
- Hiking in the Piva region with lunch.
- Boat trip in the Bay of Kotor.
- Smoked ham, cheese and wine tasting in Njegusi.
- Boat trip to Virpazar.
|Number of participants||2||3 or 4||5 to 7||8 to 10||11 to 15|
|Price / person||1430€||1090€||990€||890€||790€|
The price does not include
- All additional expenses not mentioned in the programme.
- Meals (dinners and lunch on day 7).
- Return flight.
- Single room supplement: 150€ per person.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
- Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels and in mountain houses.
No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.Infos & Booking