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Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

If you are on the lookout for the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro, the medieval Kom Monastery is sure to catch your eye. Experience for yourself why this tour was a bestseller on Lake Skadar during the 2023 season! Enjoy the perfect balance between nature, culture, and picturesque scenic views. Travel aboard a traditional wooden boat and savour the delicious local wine, while your guide reveals all the fascinating stories from the region. Begin your journey in Virpazar, a charming fishing village. This idyllic location is just a short half-hour drive from Podgorica, Montenegro's capital. Once you arrive at the meeting point, the local tour operator will check your vouchers and explain how to pay the National Park fee. After that, you're all set to board! Marvel at the breathtaking sight of Vranjina's two majestic peaks as you sail through a narrow river canal. Admire Lesendro, the Key of Lake Skadar, a centuries-old structure where birds often perch atop the ruins. Discover the hidden beauty of three islands adorned with thousands of water lilies next, just before arriving at the medieval monastery Kom. Perched atop Odrin Hill, this hidden gem is accessible only by boat and is home to the best-preserved frescoes in the area. Immerse yourself in the sweet aroma of wild thyme during your 30-minute visit. Finally, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine waters of Lake Skadar, and take in the picturesque views of the untouched nature that surrounds you on the way back.

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Guided Nature Cruise with Drinks

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Guided Nature Cruise with Drinks

Embark on an adventure from Virpazar, nestled within Skadar Lake. Immerse yourself in a captivating boat tour, exploring UNESCO-protected islands, a charming fishing village, and hidden passages. Admire breathtaking views of the peninsula and picturesque fishing village, Vranjina. Witness the majestic Lesendro fortress, symbolizing Montenegro's quest for independence. Built in the 18th century, it stands on the former island, a key to Skadar Lake. Continue your voyage through Moraca River channels, glimpsing bird reserves, and small islands. Cruise amidst vibrant lotus flowers in narrow reed channels, perfect for unforgettable photos. Enjoy leisurely free time for a refreshing swim in the open lake, savoring cool beverages aboard the boat. Finally, return to the starting point, concluding this captivating tour with cherished Skadar Lake memories. 

Montenegro: Durmitor, Black Lake, Tara, and Moraca Day Trip

Montenegro: Durmitor, Black Lake, Tara, and Moraca Day Trip

Discover the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Montenegro with our Great Canyons tour, a journey that will immerse you in stunning landscapes, culture, and history. Our adventure starts at Budva, where we'll take a photo break above this charming seaside town before passing through Cetinje, taking in the panoramic views of Skadar Lake and Podgorica. Fuel up for the journey ahead with a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant in Potoci. Our next stop takes us through the stunning Moraca River Canyon, where you can take a moment to admire the breathtaking scenery and snap photos. We'll then visit the Moraca Monastery, a significant cultural and spiritual landmark in Montenegro, where you'll learn about the history and heritage of this ancient place. Our journey then leads us through the Tara River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We'll indulge in the local cuisine during a lunch break, while taking in the stunning views of the canyon. We'll then take a leisurely bus ride through the canyon, stop to walk across the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, and optionally experience a thrilling zipline ride. We'll arrive in Zabljak, where you can take a leisurely walk around the beautiful Black Lake, a shimmering natural wonder that will take your breath away. You'll also have the chance to take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lake and refresh yourself before continuing on our journey. Our adventure will then take us through the towns of Savnik and Niksic, and by the Nevidio Canyon, immersing us in the captivating beauty of this region. As the day winds down, we'll arrive in Bogetici for a dinner break with a view of the iconic Ostrog Monastery. Enjoy the delicious local cuisine and reflect on the memories of the day. Finally, we'll return to Budva by bus, taking in the stunning views one last time and reminiscing about the unforgettable journey. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and immersive experiences will take you on a journey through the natural wonders, culture, and history of Montenegro. Book your tour online now and let us take you on a journey that will captivate your heart and soul.

Kayak Adventure: Paddle your way through Lake Skadar

Kayak Adventure: Paddle your way through Lake Skadar

If you are someone who enjoys being close to nature and would like to spend some time in solitude while observing the lake's wildlife, especially its vibrant birdlife, kayaking on Lake Skadar offers a unique opportunity to you. This experience will take you to a different world where time appears to stop, and everything seems to be still, bringing you a sense of peace and harmony. Explore small channels that are surrounded by reeds and listen to the wind as it passes through the row of willows. Find yourself in the middle of a water lily field, where you can observe the birds as they soar through the sky or dive deep to catch their lunch. Take a refreshing swim in one of Europe's largest lakes! Your adventure begins in the charming lakeside town of Virpazar, located just half an hour from Montenegro's capital, Podgorica. Virpazar offers easy access to the lake and a range of kayaking routes to explore. Upon your arrival, the local tour operator will provide you with all the necessary information, explain the routes, conduct a safety briefing and equipment check, and you will be all set to start paddling!

Skadar Lake Sightseeing: Explore Montenegro's National Park

Skadar Lake Sightseeing: Explore Montenegro's National Park

We begin the boat trip passing through the small channels of River Crmnica that leads from Virpazar to the open lake, a large area that offers a first approach to the immensity of the lake. Here, we can see in the distance other part of the lake that connects with Albania, and it is possible to perceive their mountains. Then, passing under a bridge (where pass a famous railway to join Serbia on the main road « Belgrade -Bar » ) you will have a view on the legendary fortress Lessendro built in the 18th century by our king Petar II Petrovic Njegos. We continue our cruise on the Moraca river, seeing the biggest island of the lake called « Vranjina », on the way. The bridge links the two villages, Vranjina and Virpazar by the main road. Passing through a small natural bird reserve, you can see crested grebes, grey herons, cormorants and other bird species. You will discover the perfect beauty of nature as you pass through small canals carved out of the reeds. Once we’ve crossed these canals, you will discover a vast area of the Skadar lake covered by water lilies, white lotuses and other species (depending on the season). This vast area offers an incredible panoramic view of the floating plants. Lake Skadar is an ideal place for fishing and bird-watching, as there are many species of fish and birds. During the boat trip, listening to the sounds of the birds and observing nature offers an interlude of peace, serenity and relaxation. Sailing around three islands known as « Mala and Velika Cakovica » and « Kamenik », you will have an opportunity to enjoy a wild and unique view of Skadar Lake. On the way back, you will have the option to go swimming in the middle of the lake if you want to experience it. It’s a chance to feel alive and connected to nature.

Skadar Lake: individual kayaking experience

Skadar Lake: individual kayaking experience

Discover the tranquil beauty of Skadar Lake with our beginner-friendly kayak tour, commencing from the charming village of Virpazar nestled on the lake's shores. Upon your arrival, our team will provide a warm welcome, offering all the essential information to ensure an unforgettable experience. Receive comprehensive instructions on navigating the kayak through the most enchanting spots and concealed corners of Skadar Lake. Paddle along a breathtaking carpet of white water lilies, creating a picturesque backdrop for your journey. Indulge your senses in birdwatching as you navigate through the calm waters. Skadar Lake is home to a stunning array of 280 bird species, providing a captivating spectacle for both beginners and seasoned bird enthusiasts. Venture through the serene waters, take a refreshing dip in the lake, and make a pit stop on a secluded beach. Glide past the historic Lesendro Fortress, built in 1843, as you paddle along the shores. Immerse yourself in the historical charm of the region while enjoying the peaceful rhythm of your kayak. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned kayaker, our tour caters to all skill levels. Beginners will receive thorough instructions,Your safety is our priority. Life vests and waterproof bags are provided to ensure a secure and worry-free exploration of Skadar Lake. Choose the duration that suits your schedule—1 hour, 2 hours, or a full-day adventure. Customize your experience and savor the tranquility of Skadar Lake at your own pace. Paddle through nature's canvas, where white water lilies adorn the surface of the lake, creating a serene and picturesque atmosphere. The tranquility of the surroundings provides the perfect backdrop for an immersive kayaking experience. As you glide through the water, keep an eye out for cormorants, herons, and various migratory birds, creating a symphony of sounds and colors. Experience the magic of a sunset retreat on a hidden beach. Drift on the calm waters, take a refreshing swim, and witness the sun's descent, painting the sky with warm hues—an unforgettable moment to cherish. Whether you're adventuring solo, with a partner, or as a family, our tour is designed for everyone. Create lasting memories as you share the joys of kayaking amidst the natural wonders. Embark on a journey that combines the thrill of kayaking, the serenity of nature, and the cultural richness of Skadar Lake. Join us for an immersive experience that will leave you with lasting memories of this hidden gem in Montenegro.

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Nature Kayak Tour

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Nature Kayak Tour

Prepare for an exhilarating kayaking adventure from Virpazar. Your host equips you and provides essential information. Glide through a narrow channel surrounded by majestic reeds and water lilies. Navigate beneath the grand main bridge as you enter the open lake. Marvel at Lesendro peninsula and fortress. Explore the fortress, leading to the beginning of the Morača River. Spot the symbol of the lake, the magnificent pelican, if luck is on your side. Indulge in a delightful break at local restaurants near the beaches or before the main bridge. Continue your extraordinary expedition to the trio of islands — Small and Big Cakovica, and Kamenik — following the bird reserve. Refresh yourself with a plunge into the inviting waters before returning. If weary, wave to passing boats for a ride back to Virpazar.

Podgorica: Durmitor National Park Day Trip via Tara Canyon

Podgorica: Durmitor National Park Day Trip via Tara Canyon

Set out on a day trip from Podgorica to explore the natural jewels of Montenegro in Durmitor National Park. Marvel at Tara River canyon, Tara Springs, Đurđevića Tara bridge, the Black Lake and pass scenic roads on the way. Start your adventure with a panoramic road along lakes and picturesque villages. Drive through the black pine forest, whose grandiose trees soar to 50 meters, to reach the highest inhabited town in the Balkans, Zabljak. While its altitude sets it apart, Zabljak is also the center of Durmitor. At the heart of this beautiful mountain town is the Black Lake. Known as the "Montenegrin eyes" Black Lake is the biggest of 17 lakes in the Durmitor National Park. Take a short walk to the lake and challenge yourself to moderate hiking along the marked trails. Reward yourself with snacks in the bar on the shore. After the break, continue to explore the beauty of Durmitor. Meet Tara River with the deepest canyon in Europe. Breathe fresh mountain air amidst unspoiled nature. Get on the 365-meter-long Đurđevića Tara bridge for a unique view of the river and the surrounding scenery. Learn about the bridge's important role in the history of Montenegro from your guide. Try ziplining for a special experience if you dare to fly like a bird over Tara Canyon from one side to the other (not included in the price). Or move on to an old, wired bridge for more views of the river. If time permits, you can opt for an additional visit to the Biogradska Gora forest and national park, one of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Note: If you need more tour ideas for additional days while in Montenegro, feel free to message us after booking this tour. We also offer airport transfer services that can be arranged via message. Welcome!

Podgorica: Ostrog, Niagara, and Skadar Lake Private Tour

Podgorica: Ostrog, Niagara, and Skadar Lake Private Tour

You will begin your tour by visiting the most famous waterfalls near the capital, Niagara Waterfalls. On the way to the falls, you will be able to see the Cijevna River Canyon, which was formerly the border between Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire until 1912. The waterfall was named after the Niagara waterfalls in Canada. Being much smaller, the waterfall is a great attraction for "Podgorica", and a place to rest on hot summer days.  Sometimes during the summer, the waterfalls dry up, so you get the opportunity to visit Zdrebaonik monastery and Cuk camp for coffee break in the middle of the forest... These options are always available at the client's request. Kayaking from the camp at request and extra fees. After visiting the waterfall, the road will lead you up to the Ostrog Monastery. The beauty of this monastery, made by St.Vasilije, was written by Napoleon’s colonel and French commander Viala de Somier, who visited the monastery in 1810. He wrote a book about Montenegro before published it in Paris 10 years later. Ostrog Monastery also has relics of a boy named Stanko from Podvraca Village, who was killed by the Turks in 1714. From the terraces of this monastery, there are beautiful views of the Bjelopavlic plain and the Zeta River. In the Upper Monastery, all believers are provided with a bottle of holy water and oil. The monastery complex consists of a church, a large conch, and a series of ground-level buildings that once served as classrooms. The whole complex is surrounded by a high stone fence. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin. The second option include strong monastery and Niagara waterfall but an hour boat tour in Skadar Lake National Park from Virpazar town. Note: If you need more tour ideas for additional days while in Montenegro, feel free to message us after booking this tour. We also offer airport transfer services that can be arranged via message. Welcome!

Airport Transfer: from Podgorica Airport to the city center

Airport Transfer: from Podgorica Airport to the city center

Our professional drivers will transfer you from Podgorica Airport to the hotel or anywhere else you wish to go in Podgorica city, with safety, courtesy, and comfort. Let us know your flight details and we will be more than happy to wait for you! Our safety is our priority and your comfort is our satisfaction. Your driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall at Podgorica airport, holding a sign showing your name. Whether you are travelling on business or for leisure, our team ensures style and comfort. There’s no worry about flight times changing, we take care of the whole journey for you. The ride can be arranged also from Podgorica City to Podgorica Airport. We know that flying can be stressful sometimes, and getting to the airport on time is often a big worry. To help make your journey goes smoothly our drivers are well equipped, professional and experienced in getting you to the airport.

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(16 reviews)

The 3 hour tour was brilliant. The lake and the reserve is a beautiful place. Our captain, Petar, was very nice and friendly. He explained a few things about the lake as we moved so that we knew what we were looking at and he answered all our questions. We were also offered some good Montenegrin wine and some lovely traditional fritters. We took a lot of photos and videos and Petar also offered to take pictures for us at some point. The whole experience was fantastic and we recommend it to anyone who's visiting Montenegro.

Fantastic boat tour, the scenery was beautiful. We had a lovely guide Petar, who was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He also gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Would definitely recommend!

The guide was pefect! Nice and friendly, the tour was great and the view was amazing!!!

Awesome cruise! Our guide and boat captain were excellent. Highly recommended!

the best excursion I've been on, kudos to the organization!