Trip Details

Trip Length: 3 days/2 nights
Arrival/Departure Point: Dubrovnik
Accommodations: Log cabin bunk bed bungalows (4-6 people) with detached modern bathroom & private deck/ private 2-3 person cabin rooms with private attached bathroom
Tour Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation, transport (3.5 hour drive each way), equipment, guiding, meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Price*:  3650 Kn / €480 / US$585 / £415   
Single Supplement*: additional 450 Kn / €60 / US$70 / £50
Group Size: 4 person minimum/ 8 person maximum

2021 Departure Dates: By private reservation in July and August**

*prices are in Croatian Kuna: Euro, US$, & GBP prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations

**Canyoning is highly seasonal- usually offered only in July and August-when water levels are low enough to permit canyoning 

 

According to Lonely Planet’s Eastern Europe guidebook’s list of country fast facts, Croatia is “Famous for: neckties, Slaven Bilic, & Tito”. Montenegro is “Famous for: being really beautiful”. This tiny country, roughly 2/3rds the size of Wales or 4 times the size of Rhode Island, has stunning Adriatic coastline, Swiss-like mountains, green alpine meadows, the largest lake in southern Europe, and river cut canyons that rival Colorado’s. With a country wide population of roughly 700,000 people, most of whom live on or near the coast, Montenegro has plenty of untouched nature.

The three-hour from Dubrovnik to the Tara River Canyon is an adventure in itself, transitioning from Adriatic coastline to switch backed roads and rough stone tunnels to Montenegro’s mountainous north. Stay in rustic wooden bungalows or private log cabin rooms, lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of the fast-flowing Tara River. End your day sipping wine or coffee around a roaring bonfire. Meals are home cooked and delicious, prepared and served at the riverside camp. Activities include white water rafting, hiking, swimming, and lounging in riverside hammocks. Canyoning is available in July and August when water levels are at their lowest point. Additional activities may be scheduled for additional fees: hydrospeeding, canoeing, horse-back riding, and zip
lining across Europe’s deepest gorge.

What to Bring:
YOUR PASSPORT, water and snacks for the drive, a change of clothes, a warm layer (sweater or fleece) for the cooler mountain air, and Euros should you wish to purchase additional drinks (beer, wine, local grappa, coke, juice). You may drink water from the river. Croatia’s currency is the Kuna; Montenegro accepts only the Euro. A camera is optional; you will see amazing scenery and be in the 2nd largest river gorge in the world, so you’ll probably want to snap a photo or two.

Gear provided: 
Rafting: Wetsuit & boots, lifejacket, paddle jacket, helmet, dry bags for dry storage of personal items on the river. If you don’t want to travel in swimwear, there are changing facilities at the camp. Canyoning: Rafting and mountaineering gear.

Itinerary:

Day one: morning pickup in Dubrovnik for the 3 hour scenic drive to the Tara River Canyon, riverside lunch, an afternoon hike from camp, and a starlit campfire dinner and bonfire.

Day two: breakfast at camp; short drive to  rafting put in; white water raft an 18 km stretch of the Tara Canyon before it crosses into Bosnia, from Brštanovica to Šepan Polje, with 22 distinct rapids. Quench your thirns with river water; stop to jump from rocks into the frigid water and swim in waterfalls. Late lunch at the camp; free afternoon to lounge in hammocks, hike, or schedule additional guided activities. Finish the day with a riverside dinner and bonfire.

Day three: Breakfast at our riverside camp; car transfer to Nevidio Canyon for a full day of canyoning. Packed picnic lunch inside the canyon; late pm return to Dubrovnik. 

 

Half or Full Day Tour Reservation

Given availability and the required minimum of four, you’ll receive a Tour Reservation Form. Upon receipt of your Reservation Form, your reservation will be held for 10 days, after which a 20% deposit is required to hold your reservation. 

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