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The White Water Rafting Experience

From $586.25 Per Person

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?

Raft in one of Europe's premier white water rafting locations. A wet and wild break filled with adventure and breathtaking natural beauty.

Montenegro
From May to Sep
4 nights

From $586.25 Per Person

BOOK TODAY $205.1875 DEPOSIT

Based on two people sharing, not including flights learn more

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

With grade IV rapids, rafting will certainly get your adrenalin pumping but it's also a fabulous way to see some incredible scenery as you drift from rapid to rapid through the crystal clear water.

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!

Landscape

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.

“Great trip to Montenegro with Untravelled Paths. Never used them before so always a little trepidation but the whole experience was fantastic. Ilija was a great host who took care of everything and allowed us all to enjoy this incredible country. It's really as beautiful as everybody says!”

Anthony Minoprio - Guest

TRIP OVERVIEW

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Exploring the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor and 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. 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.

YOUR EXPERTS

Ilija

Ilija

The Thinker - Meet Ilija

James

James

The Brains Behind the Operation - Meet James

NEED TO KNOW

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATIONMontenegro
SEASONSeptember 11 - 18 2019
DURATION4 nights
GROUP SIZE12 people
ASSISTANCEHands on
AIRPORT(S)Podgorica
FLIGHTSFor more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.
VISAUK, EU & US not required
VACCINATIONSNo

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Podgorica

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.

INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Kotor Walking Tour
  • Perast Half-Day Trip
  • Beach hopping
Day 2 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, experiencing the life of the Montenegro shepherds.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Visit and entry to Lovcen National Park and Njegos Mausoleum
  • Visit and entry to Moraca Monastery
  • Tour and tasting of a local honey farm

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Mountain-style dinner
Day 3 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. 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.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Visit and entry to Black Lake
  • Visit and entry to Dobrilovina Monastery

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Lake Jablan Hike
  • Zip-lining
  • Mountain-style dinner
Day 4 Water rafting adventure

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.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • White Water Rafting Experience

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Piva Lake Boat Trip
  • Mountain-style dinner
Day 5 Travel to the airport

Transfer to Podgorica. Fly home.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Drop-off

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.

Kotor

Kotor
Montenegro

All our chosen accommodation is based either in the old town or nearby. You can also upgrade to apartments with a shared pool, ideal for families.
Typical Accommodation: Monte Cristo, Villa Duomo or similar

Pluzine

Pluzine
Montenegro

Close to Pluzine and its limestone lakes are family-run Ethno villages which allow you to experience authentic hospitality and be close to nature.
Typical Accommodation: Izlazak, Montenegro Etno Villages or similar

Biogradska Gora

Biogradska Gora
Montenegro

Around 30 minutes from Kolasin, set on the outskirts of Biogradska Gora National park are some stunningly located, remote Ethno Villages.
Typical Accommodation: Vranjak, Goles Etno Villages or similar

TRIP LOCATION

WHERE YOU'RE GOING

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


FAST FACTS

CAPITAL
POPULATION
CURRENCY
TIME DIFFERENCE

"For those wanting the biggest adrenaline rush and the quickest rapids then early in the season the better, with May being the best and August and September ideal for those with young children"

Ilija - Untravelled Paths

Host Tips

TRIP TIPS

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Boat Tour of Kotor Bay

Unless you have additional nights in Kotor then you'll have limited time to see everything so we'd recommend you book a speed boat tour of the bay to make the most of your time there.

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Kotor Old Town Walls

If ascending the old town walls, don't miss the church and very local "cafe". About 3/4 of the way up you'll need to climb through a whole in the wall so keep a look out or you'll miss it!

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Try rakija

Rakija is Montenegro's staple, often home brewed, fire water which you're likely to be offered during your visit. It's powerful stuff mind but it will certainly keep you warm!

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Clothing

No matter what time of year you travel, make sure you bring warm clothes as the temperature can drop sharply in the mountains especially in Spring and Autumn.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night in Kotor
  • 1 night at Katun Vranjak
  • 2 nights at Izlazak Ethno Village
  • MEALS
  • All breakfasts
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Visit to Lovcen National Park
  • Visit and entry to Moraca Monastery
  • Visit to Durmitor National Park
  • Visit to the Black Lake
  • Tour and tasting at a local honey farm
  • 1 day white water rafting
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET
GETTING THERE

As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Podgorica with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.

LONDON TO PODGORICA
  • TUI (Gatwick)
  • Ryanair (Stanstead)
MANCHESTER TO PODGORICA
  • TUI

We can also cater for surrounding airports, although there would be an additional charge. For Tivat Airport the price is 80 Euros in total and Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia it is 80 Euros each way. Please note these prices are for the vehicle not per person and would be paid for locally.

DATES & PRICES

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.

EXTRA NIGHTS

If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you. For the extra nights organised through us, the airport transfer will still be included.

AVAILABILITY

May 2020
May 6 - 10 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 PP
May 13 - 17 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
May 20 - 24 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
May 27 - 31 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
June 2020
June 3 - 7 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
June 10 - 14 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
June 17 - 21 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
June 24 - 28 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
July 2020
July 1 - 5 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
July 8 - 12 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
July 15 - 19 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
July 22 - 26 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
July 29 - August 2 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
August 2020
August 5 - 9 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
August 12 - 16 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
August 19 - 23 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
August 26 - 30 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
September 2020
September 2 - 6 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
September 9 - 13 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
September 16 - 20 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
September 23 - 27 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp
September 30 - October 4 2020 Early release From $585 PP
$751 pp

HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in five easy steps.

1

ENQUIRE ONLINE

Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in the enquiry form.

2

BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.

3

BOOKING FORM

Once you have booked your flights, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details, flights and other relevant information.

4

PAY FOR YOUR TRIP

As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.

5

FINAL CONFIRMATION

Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

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NOTES

Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions

FAQ

When is the white water rafting season?

The season typically runs from mid-April to the beginning of October. April, May and early June are defined by higher water flows and attract the more adventuresome groups. While still offering a variety of white water options that promise a perfect trip for all levels of interest and experience, these months offer a bit more adventure due to the higher water levels. In July, August and September water levels typically drop and conditions become perfect for younger families and multi-generational groups.

Will I get wet?

Yes but that's all part of the fun! You'll get splashed with water during the rafting and you'll most likely end up in the water at some point. Don't worry though, you'll be kitted out in wetsuits.

What do I need to bring with me?

A swimsuit, dry change of clothes, sun cream and sunglasses for protection against the elements, and perhaps a warm jumper or pullover in case it gets chilly. You'll also need your passport to cross the Bosnian border. 

What about my camera?

We recommend leaving your camera at the rafting centre where it'll be safe and dry. However, you might like to bring a waterproof camera with you on the rapids just make sure you have a wristband firmly attached to prevent losing it. There are waterproof safety bags on the rafts where you can store any essential belongings. Please note that we cannot be held accountable for any damage or loss of your cameras or belongings.

Do I have to be a strong swimmer?

All participants are required to wear a life jacket so while it is helpful if you're a confident swimmer it's not necessary to be a strong swimmer. Falling out of the boat is uncommon if you listen to the instructions and briefing from your river guide.

I've never been rafting before. Is that a problem?

Not at all. Most people taking part in the experience won't have been rafting before and the excursion is tailored for beginners. You'll have a professional guide with you at all times and will also be given preliminary training and instructions/ 

What shoes should I wear?

You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment including boots for your time in the raft so you can wear normal shoes en route to the rafting base before changing into your gear. You might like to bring a pair of flip-flops or sandals with you as well for ease of changing.

Can I wear sunglasses or prescription glasses while rafting?

Yes although we highly recommend a sport strap or tie to keep your glasses safe. Once again we cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of your glasses so if you can do without them then go ahead.

What equipment will I be given?

A life jacket, helmet, neoprene wet suit, neoprene boots with thick soles and a paddle.

Is rafting safe?

Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement and is one of the reasons people enjoy rafting so much. All participants are issued with all the necessary equipment, a safety briefing is given and your river guide is trained to minimise and manage risks. There's also a first aid kit on every raft. Statistically, you're safer in a raft than in your car.

How powerful will the rapids be?

It all depends on the water level, which varies throughout the season. In March, April and May the water levels are extremely high (4+ to 5) making the rapids extremely powerful. June and July are less powerful (3 to 4) but still make for an exhilarating experience while during August, September and October, the water levels are lower and the rapids are slower and more easy-going (2+ to 3+).

How cold is the water?

Again, it depends on the time of year. The beginning of the season sees temperatures of anything as low at 5 to 7 degrees Celsius whereas the summer months mean warmer waters around 10 degrees. You'll be kitted out with a neoprene wetsuit and booties so you'll be protected against the cold. 

How long does it take to raft the rapids?

The higher the water level, the more powerful the rapids and the quicker it'll take to raft through to the end of the course. In April it can be as short and exhilarating as an hour whereas towards the end of the season in October it can take about three hours or more. 

What happens if it rains?

It's still full steam ahead. You're guaranteed to get wet even when the sun is shining so rafting is probably the best way to spend your time when it's raining in Montenegro. The rapids are typically at their best when it's raining too so there are no real disadvantages. If the weather conditions are extreme then the activity may be cancelled although this is a very rare occurrence.