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Bosnia & Montenegro

…the Wild side of the Balkan corner…
4 days
Montenegro
Age 12+
Dates (May - Sept)
From 430 EUR

Bosnia & Montenegro

The Wild side of the Balkan Corner

Best Multi-Country Combo trip | Bosnia & Montenegro takes us to the historic and impressive Perucica primeval forest. Located in Sutjeska National Park, it has been protected since 1950s, but the remote location has preserved the trees for more than 300 years. NP Sutjeska is home to more natural wonders – including Skakavac waterfall and Trnovacko lake. Skakavac waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Europe, and Trnovacko lake has drawn interest because of its natural heart-like shape and clean, turquoise water. After exploring forests and mountains, it’s time to get on the water and enjoy rafting on Tara river. This Best Multi-Country Combo trip includes 17 km of rafting through the most exciting part of the river Tara and places with the biggest number of rapids. Tara river canyon is protected by UNESCO due to its hydrological, geological and biological potentials.

Be part of the best Multi-Country combo trip

Picking one single country to visit can be a challenge  – so why not cross a few borders while you’re away? The Best Multi-Country Combo trip packs in the experience of different cultures, food and sceneries from Bosnia & Hercegovina across to Montenegro. You will cross the Balkan corner on foot and experience the wild side of both countries.

After the best multi-country combo trip | Bosna & Montenegro, you might consider extending your stay. Check out our other trips below, which you can add pre or post your main Bosna & Montenegro combo trip.

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Hiking Perucica primeval forest
Day 2: Trekking Trnovačko glacial lake
Day 3: Rafting Tara river
Day 4: Departure

Highlights of the Best Multi-Country Combo trip

rivers: Tara | Perucica forest | glacial Lake

Day 1

Hiking - Perucica primeval forest

On the first day of our best multi-country combo trip, we will meet up by 10 AM in Komolac, near Dubrovnik, and take a three-hour drive to National Park Sutjeska. The home of the last primeval forest in Europe. The Perucica forest is about 20 thousand years old. It’s one of the richest ecosystems in Europe and, as such, its unique value was recognized back in the 1950s when it was declared a protected area. Among the forest’s many springs and streams is a special attraction – the Skakavac waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in the country.

After the trip, we will drive approximately one hour to our base for the next three days, on the banks of the Tara and Piva rivers. This charming bungalow village is perfect for our wild adventure, as it is built according to “bondruk” construction, an old construction style used in Bosnia and Serbia resulting in the healthiest home environments. The location is only a few meters away from the place where Tara and Piva rivers join to form the river Drina.
Accommodation: bungalows; Meals: D; Van drive: 4 h in total; Hiking: 3 h 


Day 2

Trekking - Trnovačko glacial lake

On the second day, we return to National Park Sutjeska, to visit Trnovacko lake. It’s a surreal looking area at the foot of Maglić mountain. The tallest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Accessible only on foot or on horseback, this incredible glacial lake is nestled amid a ring of mountain peaks which reflect of its emerald surface making it, the most beautiful lake of the whole region. We will have some time to rest, have a picnic and swim in the lake, before heading back to our departure point. While getting to the trekking starting point, we will experience a jeep safari, overlooking Perucica forest and Skakavac waterfall.
Accommodation: bungalows; Meals: B, L, D (picnic lunch); Trekking and jeep safari: 5-6 h 

Day 3

Rafting - Tara River

Within the best multi-country combo trip you will experience the deepest river canyon in Europe and one of the best rivers for white rafting in this part of Europe – the Tara river. The canyon is UNESCO protected and it’s crystal clear river surrounded by forests, cliffs and waterfalls make this tour exceptionally scenic. The 17 km section of this tour is the most exciting part of the Tara river with the most rapids which are easy and fun, class 2-3. After rafting, you will enjoy a traditional lunch – trout from the river.
Accommodation: bungalows; Meals: B, L, D; Rafting: 4-5 h, river class II-III 

Day 4

Departure - Return to Dubrovnik

Depart from Montenegro toward Dubrovnik after breakfast. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport in the afternoon. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

After the best multi-country combo trip | Bosna & Montenegro, you might consider extending your stay. Check out our other trips below, which you can add pre or post your main Bosna & Montenegro combo trip.
Meals: B; Van drive to Dubrovnik: 3 h 

Note on Itinerary:

The starting point for this itinerary can be in Herceg Novi, Kotor Bay, MNE. In this case, the itinerary would be inverted (1st day would be rafting on Tara river, 2nd-day trekking Trnovacko lake, and on 3rd day hiking Perucica forest).

This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Group size

Min 4 – max 8 people per group; larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Skill level

Moderate*** Read more

Accommodation

The rustic bungalows, preserved natural habitat, and replicas of old rural houses. The entire complex is designed to reflect the harmony between the modern, natural and traditional charm. This place used to be a Roman village; hence, upon construction, great care was taken to preserve the original trees and stones in order to keep the sentiment of old times and its genuine beauty.

Air Travel

Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.

*NOTE: Enquire whether or not you might require a visa for Croatia as well as neighboring countries (Bosnia and Hercegovina or Montenegro) if traveling through them is included in the itinerary.

Meals

Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, bread and pastries, pasta and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favorite protein snacks.

Prices

  • All prices are per person in EUR
  • Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s)
  • Children discount does not apply
  • Single-use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible
 lowintermediatehigh
double430,00 €515,00 €590,00 €
twin430,00 €515,00 €590,00 €
single516,00 €618,00 €708,00 €

**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.

Departure seasons

High season: June 27 – August 21
Intermediate: June 6 – June 26, August 22 – September 11
Low season: April 1 – June 5, September 12 – October 31

The starting point for this itinerary can be in Herceg Novi, Kotor Bay, MNE. In this case, the itinerary would be inverted (1st day would be rafting on Tara river, 2nd-day trekking Trnovacko lake, and on 3rd day hiking Perucica forest).

What’s included
  • 3 nights in double/twin room (3 nights in bungalows/guesthouses)
  • meals as per itinerary (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
  • use of all necessary equipment
  • neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • park entrance fees and tourist tax
  • 3 days of organized activities
  • local taxes and permits
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • insurance
Not included
  • beverages
  • meals not listed in the itinerary
  • International airfare to/from Croatia
  • pick up and drop off to and from the starting point
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)

 

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