Welcome to Durmitor National Park

The national park covers the Durmitor mountain range and a narrow branch heading east along the Tara River towards Mojkovac. West of the park, the mighty Tara marks the border with Bosnia and joins the Piva River near Šćepan Polje.

Durmitor is home to 163 bird species, about 50 types of mammals and purportedly the greatest variety of butterflies in Europe. It’s very unlikely you’ll spot bears and wolves, which is either a good or bad thing depending on your perspective.

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Durmitor National Park activities

$155.30 Water Sports

Montenegro from Dubrovnik White-Water Rafting Day Trip

After pickup from your Dubrovnik hotel in the early morning, enjoy the drive across the Croatian border into Montenegro and to a rafting camp on the Tara River, one of the most spectacular rivers in Europe and a popular place for river rafting.When you arrive at the rafting camp, enjoy a delicious breakfast of local specialties. Your experienced guide then will introduce you to river rafting with a brief safety overview and instruction. Now you’re ready to begin your river-rafting adventure! Be driven by Jeep to the most attractive part of the Tara River Gorge, and hop in your raft to start your tour. While passing by waterfalls and wild springs, stop for photo ops to capture the breathtaking scenery.The Tara River will provide you with an unforgettable rafting experience as you make your way through the Tara River Gorge, the longest canyon in Europe and second longest in the world after the Grand Canyon. Your guide will give you instructions on how to paddle through the Class III and Class IV rapids while you admire the riverside sights, including old water mills, monasteries, and shepherds with their young lambs, drinking water from the river. Pass well-preserved villages and take in the stunning shape of Durmitor Mountain, for which Durmitor National Park is named. After 15 miles (25 km) of rafting, you’ll reach a central rafting stop. Relax on a local restaurant's terrace overlooking the river, where you'll enjoy a lunch local specialties. You can also go for a swim to cool off in this calm area of the river.In the late afternoon, you’ll be driven back to Dubrovnik.

$114.38 Water Sports

Tara River Rafting Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

Depart from select Dubrovnik in early morning. After crossing the border, and a comfort break along the way, arrive at the UNESCO-protected Durmitor National Park and Šćepan field. There, meet your hosts, enjoy a buffet breakfast, have an introductory class covering the basics, get into your raft, and the fun begins. The Tara river, with its many rapids and whirlpools, cuts a canyon through Montenegro’s highest mountain, Durmitor, and creates some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. You may even feel like you stumbled into one of the Lord of the Rings movies. Adrenaline seekers may want to visit from April to June, while the river calms throughout the summer and is even safe enough for children. A delightful traditional meal is something that will surely hit the spot after an exhilarating ride. This is how your hosts from Montenegro like to express their hospitality. After lunch, return to Šćepan field and depart to Dubrovnik, having a comfort break on the way in Montenegro's countryside.

$81.23 Water Sports

Rafting on Tara River from Zabljak

Raft docks-Zugica luka: 14km rafting. Arrival to the camp, or Zabljak in the early morning and preparation for the rafting where each tour participant receives appropriate gear (neopren suit, boots, safety jacket, helmet and a paddle). Afterwards, we descend down the most beautiful part of the Tara canyon during the 3 hours (14km) of the tour duration with photo and swimming breaks. Refreshments and a break at Ljutica river, the shortest river in Europe and biggest spring of fresh water in the world (1000 liters water per second). There will be a photo safari underneath the bridge, before we arrive to Zugica luka for the termination of the tour. We return to the camp with our vehicles where we will organize lunch (lamb, fish, and traditional cast iron dish 'sac' meals). After lunch the tour terminates.Visitors have the opportunity to visit the Black Lake in Žabljak where the price of the ticket (3€) is already included in the NP Durmitor tax.

$2917.78 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 days private tour of Montenegro

1ST DAY:Pick up from the airport (Tivat, Dubrovnik or Podgorica) and Kotor Bay Tour :08:00 – 08:30 Driving around a the bay on the way to Perast 08:30 – 09:45 Visiting Our Lady of the rocks church and museum 09:45 – 10:30 Free time in Perast10:30 – 11:00 Short stop in Risan for Roman mosaics 11:00 – 12:00 Ride around the bay with a few photo opportunities12:00 – 13:00 Kotor walking tourFree afternoon.* Optional Budva walking tour, without extra charge2ND DAY Full day tour to Lovcen and Skadar lake NP8:00 – 09:00 Ride up 25 serpentine to reach Njegusi village, 2 photo breaks09:00 – 10:00 Stop at the oldest restaurant in Montenegro, smokehouse visit10:00 – 11:30 Ride up the mount of Lovcen and climb stairs to the Njegos mausoleum11:30 – 13:00 Cetinje walking tour followed by some free time13:00 – 13:30 Transfer to Rijeka Crnojevic13:30 – 16:30 Rijeka Crnojevic visit, lunch at local restaurant, boat tour and Pavlova strana photo break16:30 – 18:00 Driving back to Budva/Kotor (photo stop above Budva on the way back).3rd DAY: Full day Tara Rafting tour4TH DAY: Durmitor National park08:00 – 10:30 Walk around Black lake, the largest lake in Durmitor national park10:30 – 11:30 Ride to the Tara river bridge, time on the bridge (optional zip line)11:30 – 13:00 Ride around Durmitor national park, stops next to Riblje and Vrazje lake13:00 – 14:30 Time in Curevac, easy hike to the best view point of the Tara river canyon 14:30 – 16:00 Lunch time 5TH DAY: National park Biogradska gora and the Moraca river canyon 08:00 – 10:00 Ride over trough the Tara river canyon, photo stops10:00 – 12:30 Arrival in Biogradska gora NP, walking around the lake, free time12:30 – 13:30 Ride through the Moraca river canyon12:30 – 13:30 Time in Moraca monastery and a photo stop in the deepest part of the canyon14:30 – 16:00 Lunch at a nice restaurant next to the Cijevna river (Podgorica municipality)16:00 – 17:30 Driving back to Kotor 6TH DAY:Day on the beach in Ulcinj (12 km long beach, longest in our country).7TH DAY: Transfer to the airport(Tivat, Podgorica, Dubrovnik)

$65.36 Day Trips & Excursions


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Our Lady of the RocksAfter 20 minutes we take our first photo stop at the outskirts of the baroque town of Perast. A short distance from the shoreline you’ll be able to capture perspectives of two famous islands – Our Lady of the Rocks (artificial) and Saint George (natural).Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Slano LakeJust before we arrive in Nikšić (where the best Montenegrin beer is made), we’ll take another photo stop at the beautiful Salty Lake (Slano Jezero), one of two big lakes that surround this historical cityDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Tara BridgeTara Bridge – the highest in Europe when built in 1940 - spanning the renown Tara River. If so inclined, time will be allotted to cross the 365 meter long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Durmitor National Park Visitor CentreBlack Lake - This lake is among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters elevation on Durmitor Mountain.All together they are called “Mountain Eyes”Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ostrog MonasteryNearing sunset, we’ll begin our ascent up the narrow and winding road, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery in the effects of the setting sun..You may have an opportunity to observe bare footed pilgrims climbing up the 3 km long road, in order to reach this holy place and sleep over in the monastery yard.Duration: 45 minutes

$3396.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Montenegro 8 Day Tour & Photo Workshop

DAY 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik Spend the day in exploring this UNESCO Heritage site. DAY 2 Transfer to Zabljak, the highest town in the Balkans and located in the centre of breathtaking and beautiful Durmitor National Park. Visit the old Durmitor villages and enjoy the views of the extraordinar geological heritage such as Durmitor Saddle and 12th century medieval tombstones. Visit a local family and enjoy delicious homemade food. Daily class and evening editing session.  DAY 3 Transfer to the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge for spectacular views of the stunning Tara Canyon (the deepest gorge in Europe) which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and after to the summer pastures in the Bjelasica mountains. Meet working farmers and learn how Montenegrin cheese is made. Easy walk in the Bjelasica Mountains and a primeval forests in Biogradska Gora National park. Daily class and evening editing session.  DAY 4 Transfer to the Moraca Canyon one of most beautiful river canyons in Montenegro and this unique place, will leave you breathless. This is followed by a trip to the Lake Skadar area. We will taste smoked local fish and a glass of homemade grappa with the local fishermen.  Next we visit a honey and wine producer who will lead you through the vineyards of a very Montenegrin grape. Daily class and evening editing session.  DAY5 Transfer to Kotor Bay now recognized as one of Montenegro’s principal attractions and cultural treasures. First stop is in the charming old sea faring town of Perast. With its baroque architecture, and looking like a part of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic. We then embark on a short boat trip to church island Our Lady of the Rocks and then Old town Kotor. After lunch, we hike up to the beautiful but abandoned village of Gornji Stoliv.  Daily class and evening editing session. Day 6 We visit the ruins of Stari Bar and discover the rich history of this part of Montenegro (Venetians, the Austro-Hungarians and the Ottoman Empire). The breathtaking remains of Stari Bar are on top of Lundža Hill and surrounded by steep cliffs. The ruins are inaccessible except for a steep entry from one side. Next we visit the fascinating medieval fortress town of Ulcinj, the southernmost town of the former Yugoslavia. This is an architectural ambience where you can visit palaces, citadels, mosques and orthodox churches. You will visit also Ada Bojana lagoon.  Daily class and evening editing session.  DAY 7 Transfer to Dubrovnik This a free day to explore the amazing Dubrovnik City which is on the Adriatic Sea and is world famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls built in the 16th century. It is a photographers dream whilst also offering and abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars,  DAY 8 Transfer to airport or next destination

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