ABOUT DURMITOR TOUR
Numerous guests coming to Montenegro want to visit Durmitor National Park which became a part of UNESCO World Heritage in 1980. Beautiful untouched nature is the main attraction of the national park and makes every effort to visit these mountains worth it. MH Travel Agency decided to form a tour which visits mainly Durmitor National Park and Tara River Canyon.
We can say that MH Travel Agency is the only agency in Montenegro organizing a tour around Black Lake in Durmitor National Park and zip line across Tara River Canyon. This tour takes 14 hours, but the memories of this tour will last forever. Let’s start.
The tour starts in front of the Old Town of Kotor, continuing to the Old Town of Budva where we will pick up our guests and finally continue to Podgorica. Our first destination will be Crkvine, where we will have a break for breakfast. The road to Crkvine follows River Moraca’s Canyon.
Moraca River has one of the most beautiful river canyons in Motenegro which separates Moracke Planine range (Moraca’s Mountains) range from Sinjajevina Moutain range and covers the south-eastern part of the central region of Montenegro. This canyon is smaller than Tara River Canyon but just as impressive. Moraca River flows southwards some 113 km before emptying into Skadar Lake and plunges to depths of 1000 m in Platije canyon. In its northern part, Moraca is a fast mountain river. Moraca River basin is oriented to the Adriatic Sea while the Tara River basin is a part of the drainage system flowing into the Black Sea.
We will make a short photo-stop on one of the most attractive spots in the canyon and then continue to Crkvine situated at the altitude of 1040 meters where we will make a break for breakfast. The view from the restaurant on Moracke Mountains is fantastic.After breakfast we will go to famous Djurdjevica Tara Bridge. On our way we will pass a unique black pine forest located in canyon of River Tara. The first part of Tara’s course passes through Kolasin and Mojkovac. The canyon formally starts at the entrance of the Durmitor National Park. 15 km north of Mojkovac the pleasant meadowland dotted with houses and orchards slowly becomes narrower while the mountains rise higher.
For thousands of years the Tara river has been sculpting its path through the soft limestone surface, resulting in one the deepest gorges of the world - in some places 1,300 m to the valley. This is the reason why the Tara Canyon is Montenegro’s second enlisted place on the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites. The magnificent bridge over Tara Canyon is named Djurdjevica Tara (pr. Joor-jevee-tcha Tara). We will not use too many words to describe this. Of course, you can try to take photos of the fantastic view that spreads from the bridge. Legendary bridge over Tara river at Djurdjevica Tara village, is 366m long. Widest arc is 150m above the emerald Tara river. If your timing is good you'll see tiny rafts in the canyon below. It has been built between 1938-1940m, just before the WWII. Everyone who loves adrenaline adventures can take zip-line over the Tara canyon. Zip line is 824m long and 152m high.
After we visit the bridge, we will go to Durmitor National Park which is 40 minutes ride from the bridge. Besides having one of the deepest canyons, Durmitor National Park can also claim to have the highest peak in Montenegro, Bobotov Kuk (2,582 m). The average elevation of Durmitor is 1,400 m, including 48 mountains over 2,000 m. In summertime the Durmitor massif is an excellent place for all kinds of active forms of recreation. But in wintertime this is the place to be in Montenegro, with the central ski resort Zabljak (1,465 m above the sea level), the highest town in the Balkan region. The region has many glacial lakes, each one with its own personality. The largest and most visited is Crno Jezero (Black Lake). The lake is dominated by the rocky peaks of Durmitor on one side, and deep forest on the other; an easy path along the shore allows you to appreciate it from all angles.
In summer season guests can swim in the lake. Guest who want to hike around the lake can do that with our guide. Hiking lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. Total length of trekking is 3,5 km.
Our last stop will be Komarnica valley where we will have a lunch break in a traditional restaurant. Here we will have a filling domestic lunch before we continue back to the South. Guests who don't want to have lunch, can enjoy the panorama on Komarnica valley and make excellent photos.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Transfer ticket can be bought on-line via BOOK NOW! option, or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, next to cafe Greco, located in the old town of Budva). and Montenegro Hostel Kotor (address: Stari Grad 333, next to the restaurant Regina del Gusto located in the old town of Kotor) and Montenegro Hostel Pogorica (address: Radoja Jovanovica 52, located in the Old Town of Podgorica named Stara Varos). The last on-line booking is possible to make up to 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time ticket can be bought only at the reception of Montenegro Hostel Budva or Montenegro Hostel Kotor or Montenegro Hostel Podgorica.
Receptions are open from 8 am till midnight. Guests can purchase the transfer ticket at the reception of the hostel up to 23:00 the day before departure.
Purchasing ticket directly in the mini-bus is not possible.
Transfer is organized by air conditioned vans or mini buses.
Licensed tour guide on English language.
Price doesn't include
Entrance fee for Durmitor National Park of 3 euro
Zip line costs 20 euro (optional)
Standard breakfast costs from 5 till 7 euro
Standard lunch costs from 8 till 12 euro
Guests can use their own food and drink (breakfast and lunch are not mandatory).
Guests who want to bring their luggage on the tour and finish the tour in another city (Kotor or Budva or Podgorica) can easily do that. There is no luggage fee.
Before you decide to purchase the tour ticket check our itinerary and terms and conditions.
Hope you will enjoy on our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team