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Raft and Canyon in Montenegro

Explore Montenegro's wild rivers and tackle the deepest and longest canyon in Europe

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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Raft and Canyon in Montenegro

Explore Montenegro's wild rivers and tackle the deepest and longest canyon in Europe

DURATION

3 nights

LOCATION

Montenegro

ANNUAL LEAVE

2 days off work

SEASON

Jul—Sep

GROUP SIZE

Up to 16 people

MEETING POINT

Dubrovnik Airport

ACCOMMODATION

Cabin · Hotel

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

No rafting or canyoning experience is needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to handle 3-4 hours of activity each day.

Escape to one of Europe's least-visited wildernesses, home to brown bear, grey wolf, European wildcat and golden eagles

Descend into the Tara River Canyon, the longest and deepest gorge in Europe and a UNESCO-protected biosphere

Visit the glacial, Zabljak (Black) Lake, set in a breath-taking landscape of deep forest and limestone mountains

Included

Guides

Local, fully-qualified guides

Accommodation

2 nights in a cabin and 1 night in a hotel

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your rafting and canyoning equipment

Permits

All park entry fees and taxes

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)

16:00

Ends

Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)

17:00

Transfers

Your host will pick you up and drop you off at the airport. If you are staying in Dubrovnik before the trip or after, there are regular buses from the airport into town that cost approx. 5Euros a journey. At the end of the trip, please book a flight that departs after 19:00.

Travel options

Dubrovnik Airport is served by regular flights from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Cabin · Twin or triple share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Cabin · Twin or triple share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Hotel · Twin or triple share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Typical breakfast: Tea and coffee, made-to-order omelettes, fresh doughnuts, fried eggs and bacon, ham and sausage, locally made cheese, granola, yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit. Typical lunch: Delicious soup, quality meat (lamb, veal, chicken, trout or pork) and pasta. Typical dinner: Freshly grilled local specialties like cevapi, pljeskavica, raznjici and musaka, or pasta with veggies, fresh salad and pastries.

Your chef uses local produce whenever possible and all food is freshly prepared. Special dietary requests can be accommodated, just let your host know beforehand.

What is the accommodation like?

In the forest

You’ll stay in wooden pioneer cabins in a purpose-built area near the Bosnia Herzegovina border. Designed to get you up-close and in harmony with the natural, riverside setting, these cabins have 2, 3 or 4 single beds, while others have double beds and are more suitable for couples.

Final Night

To maximise your time canyoning, on your final night you’ll stay in a lovely hotel in the town of Zabljak, most likely in Hotel Zlatni Bor or similar.

Day 1

Into the forest

Head to the banks of the Piva River and settle into your cabin in the forest - your home for the next three days! Relax around the campfire, listen to the babbling river and socialise with your fellow adventurers as the cook prepares your dinner.

Day 2

Rafting

Review safety procedures and equipment with your guides and then paddle down the mighty Tara River. You'll navigate 18km of flat water and exciting rapids surrounded by amazing natural beauty. Return to base for a well-deserved lunch and then spend the afternoon relaxing in the sunshine. In the evening, enjoy another delicious dinner while sharing stories around the campfire.

Day 3

Canyoning

Drive to the beautiful village of Poscenje and hike to the rarely-visited Nevidio Canyon where you'll slide, jump, wade, splash and crawl through a wonderland of water, rock and vegetation.Have lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to nearby Zabljak (Black) Lake for the afternoon. When you've had your fill of glacial swimming, spend the night in a hotel in nearby Zabljak town.

Day 4

Woodland walk and home

Relax over a last Montenegrin breakfast and then head off for a couple of hours walking before jumping in the van and returning to Dubrovnik for your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

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What's included?

  • All your rafting, canyoning and safety equipment

What do I need to bring?

Clothing

  • Breathable, quick-drying, sport clothes
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Warm layer for evenings

Other

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun block)
  • Cash for any extra bits you'd like to buy. There is a cash-only bar on site, but no card-payment facilities are available.

No rafting or canyoning experience is needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to handle 3-4 hours of activity each day. Participants for canyoning must be over 18 years old, able to swim and not suffer from any kind of heart or lung diseases.

Nevidio Canyon is 2.7km long and in some places squeezes down to just 0.5m wide. You'll be swimming through narrow sections, jumping into pools, wading and diving your way through, however, your guide will always be on hand to help you cross every obstacle. The water is chilly in the canyon, but wetsuits will be provided.

You'll raft an 18km section of the Tara River with 21 sets of grade 3 and 4 rapids. These are big enough to get the heart racing and challenge even experienced rafters but are not out of reach of the adventurous amateur.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Summer is the best season to explore the mountains of Montenegro. The average temperature is around 25 degrees, but at night it cools down so you may want to bring warm clothing for sitting around the campfire.

As you start and end in different cities, you’ll need to bring everything with you, but won’t need to carry it each day.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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Transferrable Deposits

Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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