Amazing Trekking And Rafting Tour In Northern Montenegro From Dubrovnik

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Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Availability : May - Oct
Start: Dubrovnik (Other, on request)
End: Podgorica (Other, on request)
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 3 -15 (More on request)
Overview

Travel from Dubrovnik through Bosnia to enjoy one of the most exhilarating experiences on Northern Montenegro-Tara Canyon River, Piva and Trnovačko lakes and, of course, inevitable Durmitor mountain.

Autumn Tara river canyon in Montenegro
Autumn Tara river canyon in Montenegro

Naturally rich with its high mountains, deep canyons and beautiful mountain lakes, Northern Montenegro is overflowed with natural resources. Discover the people, cuisine, culture, and landscapes that make these destinations such a treasure.

Departure & Return Location

Dubrovnik & Podgorica – or in agreement (Google Map)

Departure Time

According to the itinerary

Included in price:

  • 3 x night in hotels/hostels, huts, cottages or chalets
  • Meals according to the program
  • Transportation between destinations and during activities according to the program
  • The guides/drivers (English speaking, other languages on request)
  • The bus journey to Podgorica
  • Local transport with bus and walking
  • Guided Trekking Trnovačko Lake included Jeep safari
  • Tara Rafting Brštanovica – Šćepan Polje
  • 24H on-call local agency service
  • National Park fees
  • Organization costs

Not included in price:

  • Airline tickets
  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • Extra nights before and after the tour
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuity (Optional)
  • Single room supplement (88€)
  • Additional services
  • Other expenses not included in program

What To Bring?

  • Only one bag per person is allowed plus one piece of hand luggage
  • Good hike shoes & A small rucksack
  • Hat or Cap & Sunglasses
  • A small Umbrella or Raincoat (if rains)
  • Sunscreen (warmer months)
  • Camera
What to Expect?

Trek to the Lake Trnovačko, which is reachable only by foot. Experience the Tara Canyon, and its river rapids on spectacular white-water rafting and understand why Tara Canyon is considered a very popular place to discover.

Hiking Trnovacko Lake a guy outside fence photographs waterfall Skakavac
Hiking Trnovacko Lake a guy outside the fence photographs the waterfall Skakavac

Relax on the shores of Lake Piva by kayaking, fishing or swimming in the largest drinking water reserve in the Balkans. Walk on the slopes of Durmitor mountain to discover the real life in villages. Get along the Tara riverside, get back to the camp and have fun swimming on the lakeside. Stop at one of the village households and see how “kajmak” (cream cheese) or hand-knitted wool socks are made.

Piva Canyon with its fantastic reservoir. Montenegro, Balkans, Europe.
Piva Canyon with its fantastic reservoir. Montenegro, Balkans, Europe.
  • The spectacular and the best view on Trnovačko Lake
  • Sightseeing its surroundings through activities and rides
  • A lot of possibilities for bath or other fantastic activities
  • Delicious, authentic food from this mountain range
  • The famous canyon Tara in Montenegro, Europe's deepest
  • A landscape of magnificent mountains, rivers and lakes
Itinerary

DAY 1Dubrovnik – NP Sutjeska/Trnovačko lake trekking – Raft camp

If you are not landing directly at Dubrovnik Airport in the morning, but you are already in some accommodation in Dubrovnik, our guide/driver will meet you at 7:00 am at the Main Bus Station in Dubrovnik, at the main entrance on the corner of the building, (Obala Ivana Pavla II 44 A, Dubrovnik), or according to the agreement, and will take you to Northern Montenegro. Along the way, we will make a few short stops to rest and take photos before we get to our destination Tjentište. From there, we will travel with all-terrain vehicles towards the top of Maglić and Prijevor (1668 m).

Trnovacko Lake hiking group on the path down to the valley
Trnovacko Lake hiking group on the path down to the valley

Halfway to Prijevor, at 1,280 meters above sea level, we will visit a landscaped viewpoint (about 400 m from the road through the forest), which offers an excellent view of the Skakavac waterfall. We continue our drive towards Prijevor, the starting point for our trekking. Only by trekking, you can reach this incredible heart-shaped lake, that symbolizes love. Trnovačko Lake is located in the far northwest of Montenegro, near the border with BiH. Besides the Black Lake on Durmitor, this is one of the most beautiful lakes in Montenegro. The lake is surrounded by high mountains from the east, south and west, the most famous of them are Maglić and Volujak.

Heart shaped Tnovacko Lake NP Sutjeska Bosnia and Herzegovina
Heart-shaped Tnovacko Lake NP Sutjeska Bosnia and Herzegovina

After this exciting trek ride continues to Montenegro and our campsite for dinner and overnight.

Included activities:
Transfer from Dubrovnik to Tjentište
Jeep safari to Skakavac waterfall
Guided tour Trnovačko lake trekking
Transfer from Tjentište to Rafting Camp on Tara River

Optional activities:
Without optional activities

Accommodation & Meals:
Accommodation: Brštanovica
Tourist Standard accommodation in a hut/double room at Rafting Camp or similar
Meals: Dinner at rafting camp included. Bring a lunch box for trekking. (Drinks NOT included)

Notable:
Transfer from the main bus station Dubrovnik (or by agreement) to Tjentište, about 135km/2h 25;
Transfer from Tjentište to Prijevor (1668m) – start point for treking, about 19km/1h;
Transfer from Prijevor – finish point for trekking to Rafting Camp on Tara River, about 60km/2h;

DAY 2 Rafting Tara river and transfer to Plužine

After breakfast, enjoy this day tour with half-day rafting through the famous Tara Canyon in Montenegro, the deepest canyon in Europe, and the second deepest in the world (after the Grand Canyon in the USA). The canyon is in the UNESCO register of the world’s natural heritage. 18 km of water rapids will take us through the most attractive part of the canyon on the river Tara, from Brštanovica to Šćepan Polje, on a ride that will last around three or four hours.

tara canyon surrounded by coniferious forest beautiful montenegro adventure
Tara canyon is surrounded by coniferous forest.

On this adrenaline tour, you will see beautiful landscapes and experience more than 20 exciting water rapids that offer class 3 and class 4 rapids for rafting. After an amazing rafting and tasty lunch, we will drive to Plužine. Along the way, we make a few short stops to rest and enjoy the spectacular scenery at the largest drinking water reservoir in Europe, Piva lake and the 220-meter high hydropower.

Pass by a beautiful waterfall during the rafting trip
Pass by a beautiful waterfall during the rafting trip

Check-in at the accommodation, free time, dinner and overnight

Included activities:
Rafting ride Brštanovica – Šćepan Polje
Transfer from rafting camp to Plužine

Optional activities:
Boat cruise on Piva Lake – from 45 €
Zipline across Piva Lake – from 25 €

Accommodation & Meals:
Accommodation: Plužine
Tourist Standard accommodation in a double room at the hotels/hostels, guest house or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch at rafting camp included. Dinner is NOT included. (Drinks not included)

Notable: Transfer from Rafting Camp on Tara River to Plužine, about 30km/35mins;

DAY 3 Plužine – Free activities to enjoy lake Piva

If there’s something you’d love to do in Plužine, today is the day for it. You can wander through the town’s surroundings, take a zipline across the Piva Lake or even walk around Piva Lake for the day – it’s only just over away by boat, or enjoy a lazy morning before trekking on the mountains of Durmitor’s at a steady pace. And as the night approaches, you could rest your tired legs at one of the town’s restaurants with a delicious dinner!

River Piva in the evening, Montenegro
River Piva in the evening, Montenegro

Free time, dinner and overnight.

Included activities:
Without included activities

Optional activities:
Guided trekking Durmitor – from 70 €
Jeep safari – Durmitor Ring – from 11o €
Kayak Piva Lake – from 50 €
Boat cruise on Piva Lake – from 45 €
Zipline across Piva Lake – from 25 €

Accommodation & Meals:
Accommodation: Plužine
Tourist Standard accommodation in a double room at the hotel/hostel, guest house or similar
Meals: Without meals

DAY 4 Afternoon bus ride to Podgorica - End of tour or continuation

After our short break in Northern Montenegro, it’s time to journey back home. You may wish to hang around in Montenegro a little longer if you’re not ready to return yet. If you want, you can continue your adventure from Podgorica to other exciting destinations and experiences.

Millenium Bridge in Podgorica over Moraca River Podgorica Montenegro
Millenium Bridge in Podgorica over Moraca River Podgorica Montenegro

Included activities:
Bus journey from Plužine to Podgorica

Optional activities:
Without optional activities

Accommodation & Meals:
Accommodation: Without accommodation today
Meals: Without meals

Notable: Bus journey from Plužine to the main bus station Podgorica, about 110km/2h;

Special information: If you haven’t had enough yet, why not join our “Coastal Tour” tour which runs along the coast to the Bay of Kotor, all the way to Bar and Ulcinj. Alternatively, our “Mountain Hut Trek” or ”Mountain Xtrema Pack” tour goes further north to Mount Bjelasica and the shores of Lake Biograd or Black Lake, ending again in Podgorica. Dates often coincide with the end of your tour.

Important Info

Main details

– To realize this tour the minimum number of participants must be at least 3 people (trio –  with at least 1 adult). If the minimum number of participants (3) is not reached see Booking Form prices, also Pricing information and Prices, or contact us if you have any questions.

– The maximum number of participants is 15 (larger groups on request).

– The program can be changed (eg, due to the traffic, the safety, etc.)

– The program time can be adjusted if needed (eg conditions, service, etc)

Starts on & Ends on

Starts on: Dubrovnik

If you are not landing directly at Dubrovnik Airport in the morning, but you are already in some accommodation in Dubrovnik, our guide/driver will meet you at 7:00 am at the Main Bus Station in Dubrovnik, at the main entrance on the corner of the building, (Obala Ivana Pavla II 44 A, Dubrovnik), or according to the agreement, and will take you to Northern Montenegro.

Ends on: Podgorica

The tour ends with arrival in Podgorica (by bus from Pluzine). Please check our website or travel agency beforehand for the correct start and end locations and times. In case to continue the tour, book accommodation in advance.

Arrival Information

Arrival: Dubrovnik or Airport Dubrovnik

Montenegro Adventure needs the information for the transfer/shuttle request by email at the latest one week before arrival so that they can confirm the transfer/shuttle and send you a contact number:

– Customer’s name (Group’s name)
– Customer contact number (mobile phone)
– Arrival date & time
– The airline, flight number, arrival airport

Please note, that passengers might have to wait for a little for their transfer/shuttle for some time as Montenegro Adventure optimizes all the arrivals on the same day.

Arrival with Extra Nights:

Always check availability with Montenegro Adventure if your customer is not arriving on arrival day and/or needs extra pre/post nights as the accommodations might be fully booked.

Booking Confirmation & Voucher

Booking Confirmation:
Please confirm your booking following terms and conditions or contact the travel agency. Confirm booking within 7 days of the booking date by paying a 30% deposit, and the rest based on a payment plan. Confirm booking immediately upon booking if it’s less than 7 days before the scheduled departure for the tour by payment of the full amount.

NOTE: If you don’t confirm your booking within the stipulated period, your booking will be cancelled automatically. In that case, a new booking must be made, but then we don’t guarantee availability.
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Reduction and Increment Policy: *ONLY PARTNERS OR AGENCY
A reduction policy is a practical strategy and idea aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with already confirmed bookings, built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of the partner who made bookings as well as the Organizer.
The reduction policy incorporates a strategy to meet partners “where they’re at,” to reduce numbers of room (activities, or other services) and pax numbers, as necessary addressing conditions of use along with the use of the §4 Cancellation of General Terms and Conditions for Partners and Travel Agencies.

Increment policy is a practical strategy and idea aimed at increasing business sustainability associated with an already confirmed booking, built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of a partner who made bookings as well as the Organizer.
The increment policy incorporates a strategy to meet partners’ needs “where they’re at,” to increase numbers of pax making a larger group (or smaller) as necessary addressing conditions of use along with the use of General Terms and Conditions for Partners and Travel Agencies.
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e-VOUCHER:
All of our customers who are travelling with Montenegro Adventure are supplied with useful material to ensure a worry-free, yet adventurous travel tour. Upon receipt of full payment, the customer receives an e-Voucher with all material delivered by e-mail which can be printed as PDFs or redeemed on mobile.

This e-Voucher includes:
• A detailed itinerary
• Copies of your travel vouchers and invoices
• A detailed map with your route, activities and stays marked

Voucher:
The customer is supposed to show either a paper or an e-Voucher to our staff or tour guide at the start of the tour.

Accommodation, Meals & Activities

Accommodation: 3 nights in hotels/hostels, guest houses or chalet – Included in the price

In the itinerary, for each day, you can see separately which place as well as what type of accommodation you will be staying at.

HANDPICKED ACCOMMODATION IN MONTENEGRO
Whether you’re spending a week in Budva, exploring the surrounding countryside on a road trip, taking a short break in Northern Montenegro, or taking a night drive to another Balkan country, you can rest assured that you’ll be laying your head down in a hotel, apartment, guesthouse, cottage or hut that Montenegro Adventure visits and inspects regularly.

Our years of experience, local expertise in Montenegro, and relationships with our suppliers mean we can pair you with the accommodation to match your preferences as closely as possible.

We offer a variety of accommodations throughout the country in a range of categories to suit your budget, and in certain parts of the country we can set you up in something even more unique, like glamping or mountain huts.

And since you’re always dealing with a dedicated travel consultant at Montenegro Adventure, we can often accommodate your special requests. Just ask!

Note: Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change hotels according to the booking of stated hotels.

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Meals: (RO) – Included in the price

Your 4-day tour includes 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner. Other meals are not included and should be paid for separately, or locally on-site. In the itinerary, for each day, you can see separately which meals as well as what type of meals you will have.  

 Note, that no drinks are included with the meals (can include water, tea, coffee or juice), and purchased separately or on the spot.

Please inform us in advance if you are a vegetarian or vegan, or in case you have special dietary requirements or allergies, and we’ll do our best to cater for you.
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Activities: See included activities in the itinerary

 In the itinerary, for each day, you can see separately which place as well as what type of activities you will have, or which optional activity you can book.

For our travellers to have the best experience in terms of attractive activities and locations with our choice of activity as well as activities from our partners, we make a unique activity program. All this means that you get the best possible enjoyment with the most attractive activities, that will leave you breathless. Also, safety and service are the priority of all our activities offerings.

Optional activities: See offers in the itinerary – Not included in prices
Optional activities are best to book in advance
 because they can be restricted to a minimum / maximum number of persons especially by booking on the spot.

Change & Cancellation Policy

Change:
All changes are subject to availability and a price increase or equivalent administrative charge imposed during the booking process.

  • For any type of change, please contact our Customer Center directly
  • The addresses or locations on the voucher are the places where you will be picked up and left.
  • Montenegro Adventure also reserves the right not to offer the tour if the ordered service differs too much from the service booked at the first opportunity. Changes made less than 7 days before the scheduled departure time are not allowed unless the transfer provider or destination requires otherwise.

  • Cancellation:
    The partner is entitled to cancel the tour and is required to inform the Montenegro Adventure. Cancellation can be made on our website or by e-mail: booking@montenegroadventure.travel. The date of the written cancellation is the basis for calculating the fee, according to the General Terms and Conditions of the Montenegro Adventure, expressed as a percentage of the total price, if it’s not otherwise stated, as follows:

    We advise all clients to take out cancellation insurance.

  • Any booking cancelled more than 61 days prior to arrival date pays a 10% fee.
  • Bookings cancelled between 60 and 30 days of arrival date pay a 25% cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled between 29 and 12 days of arrival date pay a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled less than 11 days from arrival date pay a 100% cancellation fee.

Transfer and Transportation

Additional information

RELEASE:
It is recommended to book as early as possible to guarantee availability – or at least seven days before departure for a tour.

Note: We require a minimum of 3 people to confirm this trip.
If a trip is not confirmed yet, you can register on the waiting list and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed, with guaranteed departure. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.

In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 30 days before the departure date.

STRESS-FREE VACATION:
Planning a holiday should not feel like a job. With Montenegro Adventure, all you need to do is to choose a certain tour package, which if you want, we can modify to meet your wishes. Our task is to make your trip memorable and enjoyable.

Make the best of your free time with our handy travel documents, including our local tour tips for the most popular attractions. Also, relax knowing that you can always reach us on our 24H on-call local agency service, and speak with a local Montenegro Adventure representative.

Return home with incredible memories of all the fantastic experiences, not any hassles.

CUSTOMIZE THE TOUR:
– Your tour duration of 5 days and 4 nights can be customized to your needs as 5 days and 5 nights or 4 days and 3 nights, or 6 days and 7 nights or 7 days and 6 nights, as well as according to your wishes for another period. Contact us to customize to your needs.
– The tour can be organized in the other order than it is in the itinerary, as well as with other places/bus stations in the region for the group. Contact us for more information and prices.
– The tour can be organized in conjunction with other activities or tours. Contact us to meet your needs or according to your wishes.

CHANGE & ADJUST:
– The program can be changed (eg, due to the traffic, the safety, etc.)
– The program time can be adjusted if needed (eg conditions, service, etc.)

VISA: Before your travel, make sure that you check if you are required to obtain a visa to enter the countries which you intend to visit. More detailshttps://mvp.gov.me/en/sections/consular-affairs/visa-regimes-for-foreign-citizens/

Participants & Children

Participants & Children:

  • Participants on the tour are individuals or in small groups.
    • Children with parents or guardians must be 2-12 years.
    Children under 7 years can’t participate in activities planned on this tour (see below children’s minimum age).

If you are under 18 you will need parental permission, unless you travel in the company of an adult (18 years of age or older).

 

Children’s minimum age:

Please, be sure to check in the travel program if the child’s age is limited. In most activities we offer, the minimum age for children is 7 years, but we also have tours where the age of the child is not limited.

However, children under 7 years (0-6 years) cannot do all the activities, and parents must always supervise them. If there is a possibility, we can arrange childcare if parents want to leave their younger children to stay with our staff.

The minimum age for Rafting, Canyoning, Walking or Trekking – is a child older than 7 years. Paragliding, Horseback riding and Quad (ATV) would be 10 years. The minimum age for Kayak, SUP and Rock Climbing is 12 years.

Useful Information

  • Season/Availability: 1 May – 31 October
  • Departures Days: (Tue-Fri or Sat-Tue)                   
  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  •  Theme & Style: Discover & Sightseeing
  •  Difficulty level: Easy/Medium
  • Product Type: • Regular                  Private
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes. Children need to be supervised by a parent or guardians
  • Accessibility: No. Not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Languages: English speaking (other languages on request)

Good to Know

TIPPING (Gratuity, Bakhshish): Please note that tipping is customary in Montenegro since a service charge is not added to the bill for example meals at restaurants, taxi rides, and so on. However, a modest tip is always appreciated when left as a thank you to staff who have served you, for exceptional service on a guided tour or at a restaurant, for example. The staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is an easy/moderate difficult tour, with a few long sightseeing tours combined with wine tasting, multi-sport activities such as mountain, river rafting, and/or zip-lining. We recommend you be physically fit for the trip.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Credit card, extra cash – euro € (currency), camera (possibly extra batteries and memory card), sunblock, sunglasses, sun hat or cap, swimwear and towel, sandals, waterproof bag (for your phone or camera), water bottle, smaller rucksack, flashlight/torch, personal first aid kit (possibly. hand sanitiser, mask).

CLOTHES: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the tour. A hat or cap, sunscreen, and appropriate sun protection clothing are required during warmer months. A small umbrella or raincoat for rain will be useful in case of light rain. The weather in the mountains of Montenegro can be very unpredictable (warmer clothing for months other than summer). Please prepare for various weather conditions.
DON’T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, Certificate that you have been Covid 19 vaccinated, insurance card, personal medications, and other essentials you need during your stay.
PERSONAL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Part of the fun of travelling is exploring a new country, discovering the unexpected, and experiencing new sensations when as explore.

At no point will you feel lost in your Montenegro journey.

From the very beginning of the booking process, we’ll guide you through the steps. And before you embark on your tour you’ll have all the useful information about where you’re going, how to get there and what interesting things you can see and do on your holiday. No matter how you’re getting around, your holiday in Montenegro comes with:

  • Your itinerary, with details of your booked services
  • A 24/7 emergency helpline staffed by our local travel experts
  • Vouchers for all your booked services

Pricing information

-The price indicated is per person either sharing a double room.

If you are travelling alone, when booking you may note the “double room option” and we will allocate you to share with another single traveller of the same sex. Note that this option is sometimes unavailable. You will be charged a supplement if you are travelling by yourself and want a single room.

 – The price is based on the packages of how many people participate and per person, as well as according to the suggested date of the tour.

– To realize this tour must be at least 3 people (trio – at least 1 adult). Also, see Booking Form prices, or contact us.

– If there are more than 15 participants in the group, then get a smaller discount. Also, contact us.
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Price policy*: The price of this tour is based per person (and by age)
*Our price policy: for adults is (12+), children from 2-12 (who have not reached the full 12 ​​years), and infants (baby) 0-23 months (child) who have not reached the full 2 ​​years.
– Adults are always from 12 years
(excluding separate day tours or activities).
– Children aged 2-12: for day-tours or activities, different discounts are depending on the program and the other included things in the price, and most often it is 10-15 %.
*For some activities such as kayaking, paragliding, etc. there is no discount for children 2-12 years, and most of our activities are for children from 7 years. Example: The age limits for practising ie canyoning – the lower limit is about 8 years, depending on the constitution of the child.
– Children from 0-23 months: Child/Baby car seat or Baby Cot- see on our Accommodation as well as Car rental information (even for children 2-12 yrs).
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Other Price policy:
Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change the price if service providers change prices.

Prices

CURRENCY: Euro (€)
PRICES: from 670 €

  • Adults: from 737 € (Adults older than 12 years)
  • Students: from 670€
  • Children: from 603 € (Children up to 12)
  • Infants (Baby): Free (Baby up to 23 months)
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