In tiny Montenegro lies the Tara River Canyon, a canyon of steep limestone
cliffs with cascading waterfalls surrounded by densely forested mountains.
The Tara Canyon is Europe’s longest and deepest gorge; second in scope to
only the US’s Grand Canyon. Our two and three-day Montenegro Getaway Tours
transport you from Dubrovnik to this region of exquisite natural beauty….
Arrival/Departure Point: Dubrovnik
Accommodations: Log cabin bunk bed bungalows (4-6 people) with private bathroom & private deck/ private 2-3 person cabin rooms with private bathroom
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Price: € 730,00.
Single Supplement: € 72,00.
*Tours are priced in Euros.
US$ and GBP are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Croatia adopted the EUR as its currency on 1 January 2023, becoming the 20th member state of the Eurozone.
2024 dates*: Jul 17 confirmed tour / other dates upon request
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.
Day two: breakfast at camp; short drive to put in; a day of rafting Europe’s longest and deepest gorge, from Brštanovica to Šepan Polje, roughly 13 km with 22 distinct rapids.
Day three: Breakfast at our riverside camp; car transfer to Nevidio Canyon for a full day of canyoning. Packed picnic inside the canyon; late pm return to Dubrovnik.
* Canyoning is highly seasonal- usually offered only in July and August when water levels are low. Itinerary adaptations include additional hiking in Durmitor National Park or a sight-seeing return to Dubrovnik via the Bay of Kotor.
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 of Wales or 4 times the size of Rhode Island, has stunning Adriatic coastline, although shorter and lacking Croatia’s 1000 plus islands, 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. 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.
Rafting Gear provided:
Wetsuit & boots, lifejacket, helmet, dry bags for dry storage of personal items on the river. You may wear a swimsuit with clothes over. Your wet suit goes over your swimsuit. If you don’t want to travel in swimwear there are changing facilities at the camp. You are served a hearty lunch after rafting and the return drive to Dubrovnik.