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Three in one adventure

Trekking, canyoning and rafting spanning across 3 countries, all packed in 8N/9D.

Explore a breathtaking new world in just 9 days. Encompassing the most beautiful lakes as well as the most stunning mountaintops, discover a centuries old cultural heritage deeply embedded in the heart of the surrounding nature, as well as a vast and delectable local cuisine that will always leave you craving for just one more bite.

In this meticulously crafted tour, you are bound to experience the extremes of both adrenaline and hedonism, all whilst learning about the history, culture and the way of life of these lands.

Our adventure will take us across Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; through mountains, rivers, hidden places and ancient cities.

Itinerary

Day 1

Thursday

  • Arrival in Belgrade
  • Transfer to Valjevo

Arrival in Belgrade during the evening hours. Transfer and accommodation in Valjevo, a charming town hidden in its magical forests and surrounding mountains. This place marks the beginning of our adventure!

Day 2

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Canyon Gradac trek
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Nova Varos
  • Leisure time
  • Dinner

After a traditional Serbian breakfast, we will proceed towards the canyon harbouring Serbia’s purest waters, the Gradac River Canyon. Laced with numerous bridges, hidden paths and groves, we will explore its many secrets under the shade of centuries old trees.

Following this trek, which should take us about 4 hours to complete, we will be provided with some respite in an ethnic complex found right by the river Gradac, where we will also have lunch. From there, we will also visit the nearby monastery Lelic, tucked away on a nearby hill.

Our path will then take us to Nova Varos, from where we will continue our journey the following day.

Day 3

Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Uvac Lake boat tour, trek
  • Lunch
  • Leisure time
  • Dinner

The third day of our adventure will be devoted to the Uvac Special Nature Reserve, an area of spectacular beauty. Its most striking feature is the Uvac River Canyon, an artificial lake filling a tightly meandering limestone canyon with emerald green water. Views over the lake are incredible, and touring it by boat provides a totally different as well as gorgeous perspective of the surrounding lands, one which we will be able to experience.

The reserve is also home to a thriving population of the enormous Griffon Vultures. You’re almost guaranteed to see these majestic birds soaring overhead.

Following our boat ride, we will continue to explore around Uvac Lake, enjoying in its many vantage points offering stunning views.

Day 4

Sunday

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Zabljak
  • Black Lake trek
  • Lunch
  • Tour of either Zabljak or one the nearby glacial lakes
  • Dinner

On Monday we will find ourselves in the small town of Zabljak, from where we will then trek around the nearby Black Lake. Black Lake lies at the foot of Medjed, one of Durmitor’s numerous peaks, and is actually composed of two smaller lakes tied together, one distinctly larger than the other, called Big and Small Lake, respectively.

The depths of these lakes harbour numerous underwater passages, through which water flows into the rivers of Tara and Piva, representing a distinct natural phenomenon, a bifurcation of sorts. Black Lake, as well as the remaining glacial lakes in the vicinity of Durmitor, are collectively known as Eyes of the Mountain.

Following our walk around Black Lake we will be presented with an opportunity to visit one of the other nearby glacial lakes, but we could also simply lounge around and enjoy in the astonishing views offered by our accommodation in Zabljak.

Day 5

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Prutas trek
  • Dinner

Today’s adventure will take us across numerous idyllic landscapes to Dobri Do, right at the foot of Prutaš. Prutaš is considered to be one of the most interesting peaks belonging to the Durmitor mountain range. One can climb it from various sides, but the one route leading from Dobri Do is generally recommended due to its abundance of beautiful sights, present throughout the entire ascent.

The overall tour takes about seven hours to complete, where we will cross 700 meters of elevated terrain in order to reach the top. From the peak itself one can experience unforgettable views of the nearby Škrčka Lakes, two of the eighteen glacial lakes which surround Durmitor.

Day 6

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Tara River rafting
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Visegrad
  • Tour of the town
  • Dinner

The Tara River cuts through the Tara River Canyon, the longest canyon in Montenegro and Europe and second longest in the world after the Grand Canyon, being 78 kilometers long. The canyon is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a part of the Durmitor National Park.

Armed with helmets and neoprene suits, here we will set out on an unforgettable rafting tour, an intense adrenaline experience which will fully engage every single fiber of your being.

After the conclusion of our rafting adventure we will proceed to Visegrad, a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina renowned for its Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, built under Ottoman rule, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning author Ivo Andrić in his novel The Bridge on the Drina.

The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge was built by the Ottoman architect and engineer Mimar Sinan for the Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha. Construction of the bridge took place between 1571 and 1577, still standing to this day.

A tourist site called Andrićgrad (Andrić Town), dedicated to the aforementioned writer, is located near the bridge, which we will also visit.

Day 7

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Mokra Gora
  • Steam train ride, tour of Drvengrad
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Tara
  • Tara trek
  • Tour of the ‘‘BB Klekovaca’’ distillery in Bajina Basta
  • Dinner

After a transfer to Mokra Gora, a village in the mountainous region of Zlatibor, we will have the opportunity to ride a traditional steam train on the ‘‘Sargan Eight’’ railway, originally constructed in 1925.

From there we will visit the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden City), built by the famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, a two-time Palme d’Or winner.

From there our path will take us to the Tara National Park, home to the brown bear as well as the Picea omorika, a species of coniferous tree endemic to this region.

Following a light trek around the major viewpoints on Tara, as well a tour of the XIII-century monastery Raca, we will visit the renowned ‘‘BB Klekovaca’’ distillery, one of Serbia’s oldest producers of rakia, found in the nearby town of Bajina Basta.

Day 8

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Belgrade
  • Lunch
  • Tour of the city
  • Leisure time
  • Night out

Our last day will be devoted to Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. A city steeped in culture and tradition, situated right at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, known for its impressive medieval fortress, Kalemegdan, overlooking the city.

Offering interesting activities during the day along with a round-the-clock nightlife, which we will have the opportunity to experience with a tour of its most famous sights, it is truly a bohemian paradise with its own, unique personality.

Here, you’ll have plenty of time for sightseeing and gift shopping, while enjoying the hustle and bustle of Serbia’s capital.

After we’ll celebrate the end of our tour, enjoying a night out.

Day 9

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Belgrade airport
  • Flight back home

This is the day we say our goodbyes and wish you a safe flight home.

Dates & Prices

May 14th, 2020
Spots available: 11 1240 €, Per Person
August 06th, 2020
Spots available: 12 1240 €, Per Person

Price includes?

  • 8 nights of accommodation in private cabins and/оr 3-star hotel rooms (based on sharing a twin or double room)
  • Trekking of several locations throughout the trip (Gradac canyon, Black Lake, Prutas peak, etc.)
  • Tara national park visit
  • Visit of distillery and rakia tasting at Bajina Basta
  • Rafting on river Tara
  • Boat tour around Uvac lake
  • Steam train ride and tour of Drvengrad
  • City tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Visegrad and Andricgrad)
  • Belgrade city tour
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • Round trip airport transfers from Belgrade
  • All activity transfers
  • 1-day dinner (Day I)
  • 7-day Full Board (Day II – VIII)
  • 1-day Bed & Breakfast (Day IX)
  • Tourist taxes

F.A.Q.

What extra costs are there?
The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Additional charge for a single room
  • Flights to and from Belgrade
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guide
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal outdoor gear

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

A basic level of fitness is required for all activities. You need to be able to handle approx. 4 – 5 hours of activity per day. But don’t worry, your guide will be with you at all times and help you if needed, to complete your adventure securely and safely.

What do I need to bring with me?
For  your trip, we recommend you bring:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hiking pants
  • Swimming suit, sunglasses and a towel
  • Hat (for the summer)
  • Rain jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Clothes in layers – for hot and cold parts of the night.
  • Some pocket money
  • Some rucksack.

What the rafting like?
It is rafting up to class three. You will be on a raft boat, with between 6 and 8 people. It is run by experience skippers. No previous experience needed.

What are the guides like?
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and professional local guides.

What’s the food like?
All food is local and is freshly cooked, hearty mountain meals. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meat specialties, fish, local fruit, fresh vegetable. We can organize your meal in the way you like. The drinks are not included.

Can my dietary requirements be catered to?
Absolutely. Just let us know when you fill in your travel documents.

What flights should I book?

Start point?
You will be met at the Belgrade airport on Thursday. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land by 21:00 or earlier. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalize all details.

Finish point?
Your tour will end at Belgrade airport on Friday. You are free to book any flight that departs after 10:00 am.

Getting there and away?
Belgrade Airport (BEG) is served by regular, inexpensive flights. You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

What’s the weather like?
In summer the average temperature is around 25-28 degrees on the river, on the mountain is little colder in the evening. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant and colors are stunning.

How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all extra details before travelling.

How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 13. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled. Please contact us for confirmation before booking your flights, or book with a credit card.

Important notes:

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.

We can’t guarantee availability of twin rooms for the duration of the tour. All rooms will, in most cases, be double, or single upon request.

In a highly unlikely case of insufficient number of people accommodated in one of our selected hotels, dinner will be served on a basis of a predetermined menu of 2 or 3 meals.