MH Travel Agency organizes English-speaking shared or private Durmitor National Park tours and Canyons from Kotor, Budva, and Podgorica from the 1st of May to the 1st of November. The tour is not exclusively only for our guests. Anyone can book it, and it is organized every Thursday if the minimum group of 10 passengers is reached. Private tours can depart any day. Look at the overview, highlights, itinerary, video presentation, photo gallery, terms, and conditions of the tour. If you like to take a seat on it you can easily make an online reservation, using the button BOOK NOW!
DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK TOUR AND CANYONS WITH MH TRAVEL AGENCY
DAILY EXCURSION IN MONTENEGRO...DEPARTURES FROM KOTOR, BUDVA AND PODGORICA...HIGHLIGHTS: THE CANYONS OF RIVER MORACA & TARA, TARA BRIDGE, SKI CENTER SAVIN KUK, AND BLACK LAKE IN DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK ...DURATION: 13-15 HOURS...TICKET PRICE €50.00 (from Podgorica), €55.00 (from Budva), €60.00 (from Kotor)
We created a tour that gives the most complete experience of North Montenegro and its canyons. When you have already decided to partake in a journey of more than 200 km in one direction, we will give you a good reason why you should do it and not be disappointed. Durmitor National Park and Tara River Canyon have been a part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1980. Every effort to visit pearls of pure nature of Durmitor mountain massif and Tara river makes it worth it. You will have a full feel of dramatic and wild nature, which makes two canyons, Morača canyon (the second deepest canyon in Montenegro) and the famous Tara River Canyon (the deepest canyon in Europe). The culmination of this winding long road ride is the sensational bridge on the river Tara, and then the fascinating mountain massif of Durmitor.
The tour has several highlights, and some of them are very unique like taking the ski lift to the Savin Kuk at 2313 meters altitude. Morning in the canyon of river Morača, early afternoon at the Tara Bridge and Black Lake, and sunset on Durmitor plateau and Komarnica region make the tour full of different experiences. This tour takes 13-15 hours (depending on the departure city), but the memories will last forever. Welcome!
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour departs from Kotor at 8:00 in the morning, which is the standard time for all our trips. After a maximum of 45 minutes of driving, we will arrive in Budva, where we will pick up guests. We will arrive in Podgorica 60 minutes later, picking up the guests and continuing our journey. If guests take the private tour we will pick up them from their accommodations.
The departure point in Kotor is from the ECO petrol gas station next to the main bus station.
The departure point in Budva is from the ECO petrol gas station next to the hotel Slovenska Plaža
The departure point in Podgorica is from the PETROL gas station next to the main bus station.
NOTE: MH Travel Agency is the only one that organizes Durmitor National Tour via Morača River Canyon departures from Kotor, but guests should be aware that a tour can last up to 15 hours. Because of that, it is not recommended for small kids.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to Moračica Bridge, Morača Canyon, Crna Poda Virgin Forest, Tara Canyon, Tara Bridge (Đurđevića Tara Bridge), Ski Center Savin Kuk, and the Black Lake in Durmitor National Park.
As soon as we leave Podgorica, the canyon of the Morača River begins on the 5th kilometer. The first attraction that you will see is the brand new Moračica Bridge. The bridge was built for the needs of the Podgorica-Kolašin highway, with a total length of 960 meters and with the longest span of 190 meters, which makes it the highest bridge in Montenegro and one of the highest in the Balkans. We will take a photo stop here and at 2 more places in the canyon. The canyon is on the right side of the road which makes guests can watch it and take photos during the ride.
MORAČA CANYON (maximum depth of 1000 meters)
Right before the longest tunnel in the canyon of river Morača, in the part named Platije, we will make another photo stop and then we will ride up to the top of the canyon at a height of 1060 meters above sea level. During the road, the view of Mountains Morača named "Kapa Moračka" is breathtaking. When we come to the top, we will take a small break in a village called Crkvine.
VIRGIN FOREST CRNA PODA
After the break, we will continue our way to the bridge over the river Tara. First, we will pass the town of Kolašin, then the town of Mojkovac, and after that, we will enter the canyon of the river Tara, bordered by "black pines" that literally grow out of the cliffs and be high up to 50 meters. Right at a place called virgin forest "Crna Poda", guests can see the beginning of the canyon Tara, where we will make a photo stop.
TARA CANYON (maximum depth of 1300 meters)
To be able to reach the Tara Bridge we need to continue our journey for the next 30 minutes. We will see several campsites located by the road from which rafting starts on the Tara River, we will see a few small waterfalls, and we will pass 10 small tunnels enjoying the view of the turquoise blue river, rocky cliffs, and nature-rich in greenery. And then suddenly, after the last curve, the most wanted bridge in Montenegro will appear in front of us.
TARA BRIDGE (ĐURĐEVIĆA TARA BRIDGE)
Spectacular Tara Bridge or Djurdjevica Tara Bridge was made without using any mechanization less than a hundred years ago. This hand-made bridge has a total length of 365 meters and its height is 172 meters. We will take a break for one hour, which is enough time for guests who want to take the zip line by the bridge or spend time sightseeing. Sometimes at the peak of the summer season, guests need to wait in line at the zip line start point. It could cause a little delay in our itinerary to Durmitor, but not more than 30 minutes.
SKI CENTER SAVIN KUK
After visiting the bridge, we will go towards the Durmitor mountain massif to the ski center Savin Kuk, which is located on one of the highest peaks in the Durmitor range. Guests who want to see the unreal view of Durmitor peaks and valleys can take the ski lift and after 20 minutes of the ride, they will be at 2313 meters altitude. After a few minutes of hiking to the edge, they will be able to enjoy the spectacular waves of glaciers, rocks, forests, and blue sky.
The snow might be here up to the mid of July, so a jacket and waterproof shoes are recommended. The full visit of Savin Kuk by ski lift (up and down, with photo-stops) lasts 90 minutes. In the case of strong wind, the ski lift is not open for visitors. Guests who don't want to take the ski lift will be transported to Black Lake. The distance is only 5 kilometers. Guests who want to stay on Savin Kuk will be transported to the Black Lake 90 minutes later, and they will have 1 hour to visit the Lake. The full time for visiting the Lake on our tour is 3 hours.
NOTE: The ski lift may be closed to visitors due to bad weather conditions (wind or rain). In that case, we skip the visit to Savina Kuk and go to Black Lake.
BLACK LAKE IN DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK
Black Lake or Crno Jezero. is located very close to the mountain town of Zabljak, where we will take a break for up to 3 hours. Everyone will have time for what they want. Those who want to eat can take lunch in the traditional restaurant by the lake. Guests who want to hike will make a circle around the lake of 4.5 km which lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. Those who like water activities can rent boats or swim. Whatever you decide to do, just simply enjoy the clean air and untouched nature.
At six o'clock in the afternoon, we will start returning slowly using another route, through the plateau of Durmitor and villages Pošćenje and Šavnik. In the summer, when the daylight lasts until the early evening, the guest will be able to see an attractive Krupac Lake close to the city of Nikišić. The sunsets will make nature calm and we will go back home via a fast road from Niksic to Podgorica and then back to Budva and Kotor.
The tour is organized by middle-class air-conditioned cars or minibusses. The price of the private tour is per car, not per person. The maximum number of guests in the car is 4. The private tour from Podgorica costs 200 euros, from Budva costs 220 euros, and from Kotor is 240 euros. Private tours can depart any day.
We give a discount for groups of more than 10 people.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
Entrance fee for Durmitor National Park
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
The zipline costs 20 euros (optional)
The ski lift costs 9 euros per person (optional)
Guests can use their own food and drink (breakfast and lunch are not mandatory).
NOTE: 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, in the case that we will have guests from all 3 cities on the tour. There is no luggage fee.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK TOUR AND CANYONS
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour tickets can be bought online via the BOOK NOW! option, or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, located in the old town of Budva GPS Latitude 42,278238 Longitude 18,837430). and Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor (address: Stari Grad 333, located in the old town of Kotor GPS Latitude 42,424562 Longitude 18,771051). The last online booking can be made until 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time, the ticket can only be purchased at the hostel's reception until 22:00 (10 pm) the day before departure. Guests who stay in Podgorica can book only online.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE TOUR CONDITIONS
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team