This tour is designed for all nature and adventure lovers made to combine all the places that make Montenegro wild and wonderful – beginning with the beautiful coastline of Kotor and Risan Bay; driving up to the high elevations of the Durmitor Mountains; admiring the deepest canyon in Europe - the river Tara; hiking around Black Lake and visiting the most famous and mysterious spiritual spot in the Balkans – the Ostrog Monastery. An overall memorable travel experience!
07:10 am Start from Kotor
07:30 am Photo stop at Perast
07:50 am Photo stop above Risan Bay
09:00 am Arrival at Nikšić, breakfast break
11:30 am Arrival at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, zip-line (optional)
14:00 pm Arrival at town of Žabljak, 1 hour free time at Black Lake (hiking, swimming)
15:00 pm Lunch break
17:00 pm Arrival at Ostrog Monastery
20.30 pm Finish in the Old Town of Kotor
This tour is created especially for those nature and adventure lovers who want to experience the best of the wild and untamed side of Montenegro in just a few hours. Montenegro is so rich in its beauty, but we made this tour as the way to experience the best from it!
Combining that beautiful coastline of Boka Bay with magnificent ranges of Durmitor peaks in a tour that lasts just one day we reach a goal of making your day worth remembering.
Seeing the deepest canyon in Europe - Tara River Canyon, trekking around Black Lake and visiting the most famous spiritual spot in the Balkans – Ostrog Monastery are just some of the highlights of this route.
We set off from our meeting point at 7:10 am.
After 20 minutes we take our first photo stop at the outskirts of the baroque town of Perast. At the short distance from the shoreline you’ll be able to capture two famous islands – Our Lady of the Rocks (an artificial one) and Saint George (a natural one).
After our brief stop in Perast we'll continue our North Montenegro tour towards the higher elevations of Montenegro. As we begin the drive up into the surrounding mountains, a reflective panorama of the Bay of Kotor will reveal itself below. Often, instead of deep blue water, we can see morning fog filling the bay, offering a more mysterious impression. We won’t miss an opportunity for a photo stop along the way to capture this amazing scenery.
We continue our trip towards Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro. Driving through the slopes of Orijen Mountain, we pass the small picturesque village Grahovo, surrounded by the classic mountainous countryside of Montenegro.
Just before we arrive in Nikšić (where the best Montenegrin beer is made), we’ll take another photo stop at the beautiful Salty Lake (Slano Jezero), one of two big lakes that surround this historic city – We’ll also see the other one, Lake Krupac, along the way.
After about 2 hours of astounding natural landscapes, we’ll take a much-needed breakfast break, enjoying tasty local food and drinks.
From Nikšić we continue towards the Mountain of Durmitor, where dramatic rocky peaks rise high into the sky. Along our route we’ll pass dense pine and colorful deciduous forest.
Our next stop is Đurđevića Tara Bridge – the highest bridge in Europe, built in 1940 - spanning the renowned Tara River. If so inclined, time will be allotted to cross the 365-meter long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor.
During this 30 minute break, don’t miss your chance to try-out the longest zip-line in the region, crossing the river from a bird's-eye perspective!
Tara is not only the longest river in Montenegro (length of 144 km) – it has also created the deepest canyon in Europe (1,300 meters).
This turquoise wonder is called by many “The Tear of Europe“, since the water is very pure and completely drinkable.
Our next destination is Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1450 meters above sea level.
This popular tourist winter and ski center hasn’t lost its traditional countryside spirit. Comprised of many mountain houses with steeply-angled roofs extending to ground level; handwritten boards advertising domestic products; small wooden restaurants and bars; and, sheep and cows wandering about.
We go straight to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park – the majestic Black Lake.
Since the lake consists of two lakes combined in one (depending on the time of the year and the amount of water) - from above it appears like a pair of clear blue eyes, giving the impression that the mountain is looking back at you. This lake is among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters elevation on Durmitor Mountain. All together they are called “Mountain Eyes”.
For a full experience of this pristine and wild environment, we’ll take a one hour break to hike around the 4 km trail around the lake, to go swimming (only in summer months), or to simply relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air while enjoying the view of Bear’s Peak, rising majestically above the thick pine forest.
It’s already 3.00 pm and time for a well-deserved lunch break! Do not miss to try our local specialties.
Time to hit the road towards the most visited spiritual and mysterious place in Montenegro – Ostrog Monastery.
Nearing sunset, we’ll begin our ascent up the narrow and winding road, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery in the effects of the setting sun.
If you are lucky, you may have an opportunity to observe barefooted pilgrims climbing up the 3 km long road, in order to reach this holy place and sleepover in the monastery yard.
Ostrog was built in 1667 by a monk, Vasilije Ostroški, who lived and died there. His relics are now preserved and considered miraculous. This place gives a good insight into the history of the conservative Orthodox tradition of Montenegro.
People from many different countries come to venerate the holy relics of the saint and to ask for help and healing. There is a lot of documented evidence of miraculous healings after visiting the holy relics.
Around 6 pm, amidst the surreal influences of the setting sun, it’ll be time to sum up our impressions and return back to our beloved seaside base – Kotor, where we’ll arrive around 8.30 pm.
As you can see, Montenegro is diverse, but so small that we can go from one side to the other in just one day.
Hope to see you on our North adventure!
eLAINE M PERS12.08.2019 15:11:29
Mili was wonderful, friendly, professional and very safe driver. For us, we didn't realize that so much time would be spent in the car. So we would probably do things differently next time. Beautiful country and we understand it required distance to travel to see everything.
Tamsin Francey03.08.2019 15:54:21
Slavko was a brilliant tour guide! We loved the tour and thought is was so well timed and planned. Highly recommend 360 Monte, you guys were awesome.
Yvonne SCHÄFER30.07.2019 22:33:41
Absolutely compentent tour-guide, professional Organisation. Tour was very comfortable. We'd enjoyed it very well. Surely we would book again your agency, when we comes back to Wonderful Montenegro.
Kristianne de koninck29.07.2019 21:21:05
What a great time we had on the nort tour. Our guide, Slavko, was super. He told us so mutch, went to the places before its was very crowdy. We enjoyed it so mutch that we booked the same day also the great Montenegro tour with Slavko. Also I want to thanks 360monte for the quick response, to arrange that we were picked up at our house in Svinje. I have already recommend the organisation at the owner of our stay so she can tell to other guest