The Balkan Adventure
Off the beaten path
This is not Europe as you know it. The Balkan Adventure leads you to the side of Europe you’ve never seen before – the wild side. The whole region bursts of natural and cultural wealth, yet it remains enigmatic to many, and practically untouched by mass tourism. From Bosnia & Hercegovina to Montenegro, capture the essence of the Balkans with this short break. Hike through the oldest forest, swim in the clearest lake, and explore the deepest canyon while meeting the different people, traditions, and cuisines of the region.
The Wild Side of the Balkan Corner
The Balkan Adventure takes us to the historic and impressive Perucica primeval forest. Located in Sutjeska National Park, it has been protected since the 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 the Tara river. Tara river canyon is protected by UNESCO due to its hydrological, geological, and biological potentials.
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
Perucica primeval forest, Trnovacko glacial lake, Tara river
1. Arrival at the destination and a hike in Perucica primeval forest
Accommodation: Bungalow; Meals: L, D; Transfer: 3h; Hiking: 3h
Trnovačko glacial lake hike and swim
Accommodation: Bungalow; Meals: B, L, D (picnic lunch); Transfer: 1.5h; Activity: 5-6 h
Tara river rafting
Accommodation: Bungalow; Meals: B, L, D; Transfer: 30 min; Rafting: 4-5 h, river class II-III
Departure - Return to Dubrovnik
Meals: B; Transfer: 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 the Tara river, 2nd-day trekking Trnovacko lake, and on 3rd day hiking the 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.
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.
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The camp is set in a beautiful natural environment close to rivers and villages. Built in a traditional style using mostly natural materials, the camp offers single, double, and triple bedroom bungalows. The complex has a large wooden communal dining area with an open fireplace and bathroom.
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.
Early arrivals / Extended stay notes – we include two transfers with each trip. These are usually the transfers on the first and the last day of the trip. In case you are arriving a few days earlier or extending your stay in Croatia after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided in the camp’s large rustic restaurant. Here, next to an open fireplace, you will have a chance to enjoy various traditional home-made specialties. Picnic-style lunches will be made for you by the restaurant when necessary.
Note: Meals suited to certain dietary requirements will be provided upon request with prior notice
- All prices are per person in EUR
- Minimum age: 8 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
|double||430,00 €||515,00 €||590,00 €|
|single||516,00 €||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.
High season: June 26th – August 20th
Intermediate: June 5th – June 25th, Aug 21st – Sep 10th
Low season: May 15th – June 4th, September 11th – 25th
- 3 nights in a single, double, or triple bungalow
- Meals as noted in the itinerary
- 3 days of organized activities
- All equipment necessary for organized activities
- Sutjeska National Park entrance fees
- Local taxes and permits
- Skilled English-speaking guide
- Private transportation throughout
- beverages and meals not listed in the itinerary
- International airfare to/from Croatia
- items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)