Calling all adventurers, thrill-seekers, and free-spirited explorers! Go somewhere and try something new, experiencing the adrenaline-pumping thrill of white-water rafting in stunningly beautiful Montenegro. Not even 300 kilometres long, this tiny country makes up for its diminutive size with wow-factor in abundance, packing in a huge range of cultural influences, diverse landscapes and must-see natural wonders. This four-night adventure takes place in Montenegro’s wild and rugged north, giving you a taste of some of the country’s best natural highlights including snow-capped mountains, raging glacial rivers, lush green forests and dramatic canyons. North Montenegro’s natural beauty will leave you breathless at every turn.
Montenegro’s stunning Tara Canyon is Europe’s answer to the Grand Canyon, and is the deepest on the continent. Between May and September, the fast-flowing waters of the Tara River transform the area into a natural adventure playground, and a white-water rafting hotspot. With a whole day spent out on the water, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime! As well as adrenaline-pumping rafting, you’ll also get ample time to explore Durmitor National Park’s tranquil mountain lakes, wander through quaint villages, and visit the UNESCO listed town of Kotor. This wild, wet and wonderful adventure is suitable for all ages - from the very young, to the young at heart!
Although Montenegro is a relatively tiny country, it boasts a wealth of natural wonders. Around 10% of the country is made up of designated national park areas, including the stunning Durmitor National Park, which is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. As well as visiting Durmitor National Park, travellers also get the chance to visit Montenegro’s second UNESCO listed site – the city of Kotor. When visiting Kotor, travellers are accompanied by a bilingual host who grew up in the city, allowing tourists to gain an authentic insight into life in this amazing place.
This White Water Rafting Experience gives travellers the chance to stay in typical guesthouses owned and run by local people. This means that tourists get a more insightful and immersive experience of the area they are visiting, and also provides local communities with a valuable source of income and jobs, helping to bolster rural economies. The white water rafting itself is organised and run by a family that has lived by the river (and lived off the river) for generations. ‘Keeping it in the family’, travellers stay with the family’s relatives in a nearby ethno village, and also spend time at an ‘eco village’. This collection of traditional shepherd summer dwellings are built in an age-old style – their only 21st century feature is electricity, which is generated using ‘green’ solar energy!
Podgorica – Kotor: Upon your arrival in Podgorica you’ll transfer to the pretty UNESCO listed town of Kotor, passing by Sveti Stefan (‘the pearl of the Adriatic’) en route. Explore the historic Old Town, and even climb the crumbling city walls to enjoy far-reaching views over the bay.
Kotor – Lovcen National Park – Moraca Valley – Kolasin: Journey through the awe-inspiring Lovcen National Park, where you’ll visit the famous mountain mausoleum. Follow the twists and turns of the Moraca Valley deeper into the mountains, and pay a visit to the beautiful Moraca Monastery. Continue to the mountain town of Kolasin, where you’ll take a tasting tour of a local honey farm. Finally, travel by jeep to the remote Katun Vranjak where you’ll enjoy a hearty meal out in the open air. As darkness falls, enjoy some stargazing by the campfire before retiring to your wood cabin for the night.
Kolasin – Durmitor National Park – Pluzine: Your tour continues at Europe’s longest and deepest gorge – the Tara Canyon. You’ll visit the Monastery of St. George, admire the impressive Tara Bridge, and see the Black Lake. Take a guided hike through the stunning Durmitor National Park, stopping for a relaxing picnic lunch in the mountains. Next, drive through the dramatic Piva Canyon to Izlazak Ethno Village where you’ll stay for the night.
Pluzine – Scepan Polje – Pluzine: Today is the day of your rafting adventure! Take a jeep transfer to a mountain village for the start of your rafting excursion. Here, you’ll receive preliminary training and get issued with your equipment before travelling to the Bosnian border where you’ll begin your white-water rafting trip along the Tara River rapids. After a hearty lunch, you’ll return to Izlakaz for a hot shower and some well-deserved rest and relaxation!
Pluzine – Podgorica: Transfer to Podgorica for your onward flight.
- The rate shown is based on double occupancy
- A single supplement will apply (approximately £35 per night)
- Click 'Ask a Question' up above to find out more about this tour's departure dates and costs
- Group numbers: 2-12
- Please note that the trip may not be suitable for very young children given the active nature of the rafting, journey times of longer than an hour, and possible disturbance to others travelling in the group. Suitable ages of children will depend on the time of year which affects the rapids and whether or not they will be paddling in the boat. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to 'Ask a Question' to chat directly with the operator.
"What is included?
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- All in-country transfers
- 4 x Breakfasts
- 1 day white water rafting excursion including clothing and equipment (wet suits, helmets, life jackets and diving boots)
- Visit and entry to Lovcen National Park and Mausoleum, Moraca Monastery, Durmitor National Park, and the Black Lake
- Tour and tasting at a local honey farm
- The services of a bi-lingual representative
- The White Water Rafting Experience Booklet
- Lunches and dinners
- Personal expenses
- Extra activities
- Anything else not mentioned in inclusions - if in doubt, click 'Ask a Question' up above to chat to the operator directly!