The Montenegro Experience

Montenegro · October 25 - November 1 2020

Travel from the clear waters of Kotor to the mountains soaking up the venetian towns, dramatic landscapes and remote rural ethno villages.

Overview

Your trip begins with a scenic drive from the capital that takes you across the national park of Skadar lake, along the coastline, passing by iconic Sveti Stefan island to Kotor. You don’t want to miss the chance to see the view from the ancient fortress, and also to visit Perast islands – one of them man-made so that a beautiful church could be built on it. You will visit the monastery that was the first line of defence of Montenegro for five centuries, and still stands tall. This is, of course, combined with amazing views along the way, though you’re going through ”only” one national park. Next, you’ll be travelling along the stunning Tara canyon visiting another beautiful monastery and the amazing Tara bridge, which you'll have the option to zipline across. The last two nights you will spend at an ethno village, on the bank of yet another canyon, enjoying delicious food, engaging in outdoor activities such as white water rafting, lake cruises, horse riding and hiking, or simply resting with a good book – not too many places are better than Rudinice.

Included
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • 4 nights in Kotor Old Town
  • 1 night in Katun Vranjak
  • 2 nights in Izlazak Ethno Village
  • MEALS
  • All breakfasts
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Entry to Lovcen National Park
  • Visit and entry to Moraca Monastery
  • Tour and tasting at a local honey farm
  • Entry to Durmitor National Park
  • Visit the Black Lake
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET

Hosts

Highlights

Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor

"Most beautiful encounter between land and sea" according to Lord Byron and it's hard to argue. The bay and its charming venetian towns are best seen from the water by speed boat or yacht, luckily we can organise both!

Kotor Old Town

Kotor Old Town

The venetian, fortified town of Kotor offers all the beauty of Dubrovnik but without the prices or the crowds, not to mention it's unique walls which offer unbeatable views of the bay for those prepared to scale it!

The Landscape

The Landscape

The landscape in Montenegro is simply breathtaking. It's coastline is known for beauty but arguably the inland mountain scenery is even more spectacular with its array of lakes and National Parks.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

If you like the great outdoors then Montenegro will not disappoint with the abundance of water and mountains. With many activities available such as hiking, zip-lining, kayaking, yachting and rafting.

Location

Montenegro

Overview

Magical Montenegro. The Black Mountain. Home to one of Europe’s most enticing stretches of coastline, some of the most striking mountain scenery on the continent and countless other spectacular gems, Montenegro is a country of incredible beauty and diversity. Not even 300km long, this tiny country packs in an extraordinary range of diverse landscape, cultural influences and must-see destinations. Catholic West meets Orthodox East, Montenegro’s heritage fuses centuries-old influences ranging from the Ottoman to the Venetian eras with a smorgasbord of diverse architecture and culture to create an utterly evocative holiday adventure.

DID YOU KNOW

  • With an area of 5,019 square miles, Montenegro is the 10th smallest country in Europe

  • The Tara Canyon is the deepest canyon in Europe and the second deepest in the world behind the Grand Canyon in Arizona

  • Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans with a surface area that varies from 400 to 535 square kilometers

  • The oldest tree in Europe is said to live in Montenegro and is over 2,000 years old

The Plan

Day 1: Arrive in Podgorica

Arrive in Podgorica. Drive into Kotor via the iconic Sveti Stefan.

Day 2: Free time in Kotor

Day at your leisure. Additional activities include half a day on a yacht, sea-kayaking, walking tours, paragliding and visits to Perast, Budva and/or Sveti Stefan. Enjoy Kotor Old Town, explore the crumbling city walls, or go beach hopping along the Adriatic Coast. You could even make a day trip to Dubrovnik.

Day 3: Free time in Kotor

Day at your leisure. Additional activities include half a day on a yacht, sea-kayaking, walking tours, paragliding and visits to Perast, Budva and/or Sveti Stefan. Enjoy Kotor Old Town, explore the crumbling city walls, or go beach hopping along the Adriatic Coast. You could even make a day trip to Dubrovnik.

Day 4: Free time in Kotor

Day at your leisure. Additional activities include half a day on a yacht, sea-kayaking, walking tours, paragliding and visits to Perast, Budva and/or Sveti Stefan. Enjoy Kotor Old Town, explore the crumbling city walls, or go beach hopping along the Adriatic Coast. You could even make a day trip to Dubrovnik.

Day 5: Travel to Katun Vranjak via the Lovcen National Park

Travel through the awe-inspiring Lovcen National Park. Visit the famous mountain mausoleum. Journey into the mountains through the twists and turns of the Moraca Valley. Visit the beautiful Moraca Monastery. Travel to the mountain town of Kolasin. Tour and tasting at a local honey farm. Jeep transfer to the remote Katun Vranjak. Hearty mountain supper at the open air dining area. Stargazing by the campfire. Night in the wood cabin.

Day 6: Visit the Black Lake via the Tara Canyon

Transfer along Europe’s longest and deepest gorge, the Tara Canyon. Visit the Monastery of St. George. Stop and admire the immense Tara Bridge. Visit and entry to the  Black Lake. A walk around the amazing Black Lake or the optional guided hike through Durmitor National Park with a picnic lunch in the mountains. Travel to the rural village of Trsa. Drive through the dramatic Piva Canyon. Mountain style dinner and accommodation at Izlazak Ethno Village.

Day 7: Outdoor activities day in Izlazak

Optional activities in the ‘great outdoors’ including white water rafting, hiking, swimming and horse riding. Mountain style dinner and accommodation at Izlazak.

Day 8: Travel to the airport

Transfer to Podgorica. Fly home.