The White Water Rafting Experience

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
May - Oct
4 nights

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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. The bay and its charming Venetian towns are best seen from the water by speed boat which you'll get to do on the Perast Sunset Cruise.


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

Embark on an unforgettable journey along Montenegro's Adriatic coastline. Drive through the picturesque Moraca Valley to the charming mountain town of Kolasin. Explore the Eco Village of Vranjak and visit a delightful honey farm (available May-September). Traverse the exhilarating Tara Canyon, Europe's longest and deepest gorge, with the option to Zipline across it. Discover Durmitor National Park, where the enchanting Black Lake and guided mountain hikes await. Drive through the dramatic Piva Canyon and then  white water raft through the rugged and beautiful mountains. Uncover the cultural treasures of the relocated Piva Monastery. Enjoy lunch in the picturesque fishing village of Rijeka Crnojevica, nestled on Lake Skadar's edge, a UNESCO-protected site. Traverse Lovcen National Park, pausing at the Mausoleum for panoramic vistas. Descend into breathtaking Kotor Bay and its captivating Old Town. Spend two nights exploring Kotor's Venetian charm, strolling ancient walls and meandering through narrow streets. Indulge in a private Perast Sunset cruise, visiting the famous Lady of the Rock before your transfer to the airport and your flight home.


YOUR EXPERTS

ILIJA

ILIJA

The Thinker - Meet Ilija


James

James

The Brains Behind the Operation - Meet James

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATION Montenegro
DURATION 4 nights
GROUP SIZE 14 people
ASSISTANCE Hands on
AIRPORT(S) Podgorica
FLIGHTS For more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.
VISA UK, EU & US not required
VACCINATIONS No

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Podgorica and transfer to Kolasin

Once you have arrived in Podgorica, you'll travel on to the mountain town of Kolasin via the Moraca Valley. Here you'll have a chance to visit the Eco Village of Vranjak before a hearty local meal.



INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Entry to Moraca Monastery
Day 2 Visit the Durmitor National Park via the Tara Canyon

After breakfast, travel a short distance to the Honey Farm (May-September), here you will learn all about how it is made, and why it is so important. You'll have the opportunity to taste the honey in multiple forms before being transferred along Europe’s longest and deepest gorge, the Tara Canyon. You'll travel to the Monastery of Dobrilovina before stopping and admiring the immense Tara Bridge while having a refreshment or for the adrenaline junkies, take the Zipline across the canyon. Then travel on to Montenegro’s most famous National Park, Durmitor. Visit the Black Lake for lunch and walk around its shores while taking in the impressive scenery. Alternatively for the hikers amongst you take a guided ramble through the National Park with a picnic lunch in the mountains. After lunch, the weather allows you'll take a scenic drive through Durmitor National Park through to the dramatic Piva Canyon.



INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Tour and tasting of a local honey farm
  • Visit and entry to Moraca Monastery
  • Visit and entry to Dobrilovina Monastery
  • Visit and entry to Black Lake
  • Durmitor Scenic Drive

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Zip-lining
  • Lake Jablan Hike
Day 3 White Water Rafting, Lake Skadar and Lovcen National Park

Now for your exhilarating white water rafting through the Bosnian and Montenegrin mountains. Then you'll travel on towards the coast stopping at the pretty fishing village of Rijeka Crnojevica on the cusp of Lake Skadar which is UNESCO protected for lunch. Finally, if the weather is on your side, you'll travel through Lovcen National Park and visit the Mausoleum where you'll enjoy panoramic views of the country. Finally, you'll snake down from the National Park into Kotor Bay and its stunning Old Town.



INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • White Water Rafting
  • Lovcen National Park & Mausoleum
Day 4 Explore Kotor Old Town & Perast Sunset Cruise

You have the day at your leisure to explore the beautiful Venetian Old Town of Kotor. Scale its unique old town walls and enjoy breathtaking views of the bay or discover all the narrow streets with cute cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. In the late afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to explore the bay by water on our private Perast Sunset cruise. You'll visit the famous Lady of the Rock before having the opportunity to wander along the Perast promenade and have a drink while the sun sets. Then you'll be taken back to Kotor where you can enjoy the rest of your evening as you wish.



INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Perast Sunset Cruise

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Kotor Walking Tour
Day 5 Travel to the airport

Transfer to Podgorica via Sveti Stefan for your flight 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 

Kolasin

Kolasin
Montenegro

Within walking distance of the centre of town, you’ll be staying in modern and comfortable lodgings conveniently close to the national parks.
Typical Accommodation: Studio Proforma, Guest House Alte 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 Podgorica
POPULATION 0.62 million
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE UTC+01:00

"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

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
    • Airport transfers
    • All in-country transfers
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
    • 2 nights in Kotor
    • 1 night in Kolasin
    • 1 night in Pluzine
  • 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 (Stansted)
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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

INSURANCE

In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.

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.

HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in a few 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 made your necessary arrangements, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details and any 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. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.

FAQs

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.