The White Water Rafting Experience


Sep 25, 2019
Montenegro
12:00
£ 339.00

8th Day Adventure

Overview


Rafting through the second deepest canyon in Europe with crystal-clear drinkable water. Adrenaline and adventure guaranteed in the wild beauty of Montenegrin lakes and Mountains.

Details


  • Family Friendly : Yes
  • Beginner Friendly : Yes
  • Disabled : Yes
  • Food & Accommodation : Included
  • Flights : Not Included
  • Price : £ 339.00

What months will it be on?


May, Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep

Full Description


Exploring the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor, enjoying the amazing scenery of national parks and sleeping in remote wooden cabins and sustainable ethno villages. Best for the last- enjoy the adrenaline rush of rafting through the ”The tear of Europe”, Tara river.

Experience the thrill of white water rafting in an environment of extreme natural beauty in Montenegro. This exciting four-night adventure takes places in the north of the country where rugged, snow-capped mountains tower above lush valleys, verdant forests and impressive canyons gushing with glacial water. Not to forget the first night in Kotor Bay with optional speed boat rides, paragliding, or more relaxing sightseeing of an area with eighteen centuries of history.

Home to one of Europe’s longest and most dramatic canyons, the Tara Canyon is the deepest in Europe and the third deepest in the world. From May all the way through to September, the cascading waters of the Tara River transform into an adventure playground for rafting activities.

Aside from the adrenaline pumping rafting excursion you’ll also have the opportunity to test your nerve with zip-ling from the immense Tara Bridge. All of this action and adventure is perfectly balanced with time to explore serene mountain lakes in Durmitor National Park, wander around small rural villages, bask in the sunshine of the Adriatic Coast, visit the picture-perfect town of Kotor, witness outstanding panoramas and absorbing the natural surroundings in peace and quiet at the eco-lodge camp.

A wet, wild and wonderful break packed full of fun for all!

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The Experience

Day 1: Arrive in Podgorica. Transfer to picture-perfect Kotor via Sveti Stefan, the pearl of the Adriatic. Arrive in UNESCO town of Kotor. Rest of the day to explore the Old Town and even climb the crumbling city walls for exceptional vistas over the Bay.

Day 2: 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, experiencing the life of the Montenegro shepherds.

Day 3: Transfer along Europe’s longest and deepest gorge, the Tara Canyon. Visit the Monastery of St. George. Stop and admire the immense Tara Bridge. 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 4: Transfer to the mountain village of rafting start point. Preliminary training and issue of equipment. Jeep transfer to the Bosnian border for white water rafting along the Tara River rapids. Hearty lunch. Transfer back to Izlazak for hot showers, rest and relaxation and traditional mountain fare for dinner.

Day 5: Transfer to Podgorica. Fly home

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The Price

Includes   Transfers Airport pick-up and drop-off, all in-country transfers

Includes   Accommodation 1 night B&B accommodation in Kotor, 1 night B&B wood cabin accommodation at Katun Vranjak near Kolasin, 2 nights eco cabin B&B accommodation at Izlazak Ethno Village near Pluzine

Includes   Activities 1 day white water rafting excursion including clothing & equipment (wet suits, helmets, life jackets and diving boots), visit and entry to Lovcen National Park and Mausoleum, visit to Moraca Monastery, visit and entry to Durmitor National Park and the Black Lake, tour and tasting at a local honey farm

Includes   Other The services of a bi-lingual representative, the White Water Rafting Experience Booklet

Please Note: Our prices are based on two people sharing.

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The Group

2 – 12 people

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.

The Country

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.

Montenegro’s marvellous coastline is blessed with warm sunshine, olive groves, and citrus trees, sprinkled with clusters of historic towns boasting picture-perfect Venetian and Baroque churches and palaces and decorated with handfuls of quaint white-stoned fishing villages complete with secluded pebble coves and fine sandy beaches. Wander inland, and you’re greeted with breathtaking canyons, gushing emerald-green rivers, astonishing snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and rich forests, sprinkled here and there with traditional mountain towns and gorgeous monasteries bursting with vivid frescoes and magical icons.

Small but mighty, Montenegro can be divided into three distinct areas, each with its own diverse qualities: The central region made up of the capital city and other inland towns, the mountainous north with its impressive natural scenery, and the coast which includes a number of stunning seaside towns.

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Kotor

One of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean, Kotor is also one of the most beautiful. Sweet churches adorn quaint squares that are scattered with lovely little cafes shaded by soft white umbrellas. Get lost around the secluded alleys and narrow streets that wind through the Old Town and absorb the history rich within the walls of the Venetian-Gothic architecture.

The last decade has seen much of Kotor transform, with derelict buildings reformed to their original splendour, housing boutique hotels, renovated apartments, shops, stylish restaurants and much more. The hustle and bustle of the day with tourists filling the streets is forgotten by night and the evenings are magical. Bars and restaurants come to life, whether it’s a quiet corner restaurant or a lively bar, there is something for everyone.

Wander round and get lost in the maze of alleyways, browsing the boutique shops and admiring the architecture, stopping for a glass of wine or cocktail before dinner in the evening. During the day, take the walk up to the fortress and enjoy some spectacular aerial views of the city, wander around the old town admiring the 17th century clocktower, the Rector’s Palace and the Old Town Hall or simply bathe in the golden glow of the sunshine on a wicker chair at one of the Old Town’s delightful cafes.

However you choose to spend your time, you can’t fail to be enchanted by Kotor’s elegance and beauty.

Accommodation choices in Kotor:

Includes Hotel Monte Cristo

Includes Leo Apartments

Includes Villa Duomo

Please Note: Accommodation will be allocated by  the tour operator subject to availability. In the event there is no availability we will use alternative accommodation of similar standard and quality.

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Kolasin

Pitched 960m above sea level, the mountain town of Kolasin is surrounded by snow capped mountain peaks, gushing glacial rivers and clean, fresh air. It has some unusual features including what looks like a disused car park in the centre of the main square and some rather ugly buildings, but it feels like a proper mountain town and is packed with people in the winter who come for skiing.

With the virgin forests of Biogradska National Park and its rich flora and fauna on the doorstep, Kolasin makes the ideal base to enjoy the outdoors, embrace nature and live well. There are hiking jaunts aplenty as well as rafting, fishing and skiing during the winter so you’ll never find yourself at a loose end. The town’s proximity to the breathtaking Moraca Valley and its medieval monastery makes it all the more appealing.

Accommodation choices in Kolasin:

Includes Eco Village Vranjak

Includes Hotel Brile

Please Note: Accommodation will be allocated by the tour operator subject to availability. In the event there is no availability we will use alternative accommodation of similar standard and quality.

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Pluzine

Located close to the Bosnian border and around 60km north of Niksic, the small hillside town of Pluzine is home to the vast, impressive canyon of the same name that is nothing less than spectacular. Several kilometers to the south of Pluzine lies the delightful Piva Monastery, which boasts a collection of stunning frescoes dating back to the 17th century. Within the Dormition of the Mother of God Church lies a splendid collection of wall paintings and some beautiful furnishings.

Accommodation choices in Pluzine:

Includes Izlazak Ethno Village

Please Note: Accommodation will be allocated by the tour operator subject to availability. In the event there is no availability we will use alternative accommodation of similar standard and quality.

The Season

Montenegro is predominantly a summer destination with the sun-drenched Adriatic Coast and the fresh alpine landscape of the country’s interior. July and August represent peak season however the months before and afterwards are still wonderful times to visit, perhaps even more so given the drop in tourist numbers.

Montenegro’s climate varies between the coast and the mountains. The interior of the country with its national parks and beautiful mountains has a sub-alpine climate with warm summers but bitterly cold winters sometimes dipping to as low as minus 15 degrees! The best time to visit the mountains and get involved in the awesome white water rafting on offer along the Tara River is all the way from April until September when the temperatures are just right and the rapids are flowing. See below for more information.

May: The rafting season officially kicks off at the beginning of May, which is typically when the rapids are at their most exciting due to the snowmelt run off. The air is fresh and clean and the skies tend to be blue and sunny although it can get a little chilly up in the mountains and the water will be cold! The coast usually enjoys sunny weather in May with clear skies and fresh air.

June, July & August: The temperatures start to heat up in the peak summer months and you can expect hot and sunny weather especially on the coast which draws crowds and cruise liners. The interior of the country with its mountains and national parks are less crowded and a pleasure to spend time in. The water will have warmed under the heat of the sun and the rapids will be consistent.

September: Beautiful weather both on the coast and in the mountains and no hoards of tourists to contend with so if you’re looking to extend your stay in Montenegro you’ll be treated to lovely sunshine and some peace and quiet. In terms of rafting, it is likely that the rapids won’t be as ferocious as earlier in the season however this is often dependent on the amount of rainfall the area experiences. This makes it prime time for families with younger children.

 

TO BOOK – from £339

To book please register interest above and we’ll get in touch with the tour operator to liaise with you directly. If you’d like to make the whole experience a bit more social then please do let us know when you register and we can put you in touch with others from our community who are also keen on this trip.

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