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Raft and Canyon in Montenegro (2020, archive)

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 (2020, archive)

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

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Robin, September 2019

The mix of people was a pleasant surprise. The activities were outstanding and the guides supportive.

Eliya, September 2019

Everything about the canyoning was amazing!

John, September 2019

The scenery and activities are excellent.

Richard, September 2019

The canyoning experience is really great - feels like a natural water park.

Caitlin, September 2019

Hosts were welcoming and knowledgeable. The accommodation was cute!

Lisa, August 2019

The whole trip was amazing, such a great experience!

Lee, August 2019

Brilliant place and lovely country, the river was so clean and nice to swim, in the rafting center was a nice place to stay.

Helen, August 2019

The scenery was breathtaking and the opportunity to visit the black lake was a lovely bonus. Accommodation lady was lovely and very welcoming in a beautiful setting, rafting would be good for a beginner.

Hannah, July 2019

Everything seemed seamless, the transport, organisation and all of the activities. Everything was really comfortable and all of the hosts were so welcoming. Exceptional service!

Irina, July 2019

Well organised with no problems; Montenegro nature is really amazing and canyoning experience was just unforgettable

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

map

Logistics

Starts

Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)

Arrive by 16:25 or earlier

Ends

Podgorica Airport (TGD)

In time to meet any flight departing 11:00 or later.

Transfers

Your host will pick you up on arrival and drop you off in time for departure.

Travel options

Dubrovnik and Podgorica Airports are both served by regular flights from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

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

Head for home

Relax over a last Montenegrin breakfast and then head for Podgorica Airport in time to catch your flight home.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 15% discount on us to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

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 optional extras are available for this trip.

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.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

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All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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