After your arrival at Podgorica Airport, your driver/guide will meet you and will take you to the bus station in Podgorica to catch a bus to Budva. Once you are checked in at your accommodation, the rest of the day is at your leisure to take in the first impressions of the town which has great importance as part of the amazing Budva Riviera.
Your adventure on the fabulous Adriatic coast and Budva Riviera starts with kayaking, swimming, cliff jumping and exploring amazing beaches. Make your own way to Slovenska Plaža (Beach) where you will meet your kayaking guide in the morning at 09:00. We'll start with a short safety briefing and demonstration of kayaking basics.
You’ll be paddling along the Budva Riviera, beyond the Budva Old Town walls and famous St Nikola Island as well as around the peninsula of St Stefan. You will also have a possibility to take pictures of the beautiful ramparts of the Old Town of Budva. We will make several stops on the many fine sandy beaches for swimming and snorkeling.
After the kayaking tour, you’ll have time to do some optional activities like visiting Old Town Budva or return to your accommodation and have the rest of the day at your leisure.
If there’s something you’d love to do in Budva, today is the day for it. Wander across the Old Town, take a paraglider flight over Budva or go on a boat tour along the Budva Riviera. Alternatively, enjoy this lazy morning before heading out to the beaches of Budva or doing a shopping spree in town. In the evening, the city starts to gear up for nightlife.
Catch a morning bus towards Old Bar (Stari Bar) located above the Old Town Bar and stretched up to the mountains. Over the centuries Stari Bar has been taken over by the Venetians, the Serbians, the Hungarians, and the Ottoman Empire. It must have once been an impressive fortified town full of dedications to deities, grand buildings for the nobility, and a residential and commercial hub for the common people. For more than a millennium, it was an important part of this region. Today it lies in ruins.
This day also includes a tour to Canyon Rikavac with its stunning steep cliffs and clean cold water. We will start the tour under the walls of the Old Town Bar and with the equipment on our backs, we will continue to Rikavac. With your canyoning guide, you will follow the water flow, hike, abseil down the waterfalls up to 10m, and jump or slide from various heights to the beautiful natural pools below. The passage through the canyon will last about 3-4 hours. This canyoning tour offers a taster for those who wish to experience canyoning for the first time. Following lunch, we travel by bus to Bar where you have a free evening.
Hop on a morning train from Bar to Virpazar. This day takes you on a guided kayaking tour on Lake Skadar with the opportunity to take a closer look at one of the last freshwater marshes in the Mediterranean with the largest bird sanctuary and the last habitat for pelicans in Europe. Lake Skadar is also the largest lake in the Balkans and you'll experience its rich flora and fauna, history from various periods and different cultures that have left their marks on the area. While floating through water lilies, you’ll be able to see the numerous small islands with medieval fortifications and monasteries, rare bird species and the unique bond between nature and history. The fisherman's villages with authentic architecture, the beaches, coves and the opulent vegetation, carp and bleak as local specialties, Crmničko wine and Loza brandy - all of these make the magnificence of the region complete. While kayaking, you will have plenty of spots and opportunities for swimming.
Catching an afternoon train to Podgorica gives you a free late afternoon to explore Montenegro's capital city. Now is the time to see and do everything you didn't have time for at the start of this journey before heading for new adventures.
Airport pick-up on arrival and transfer to Podgorica bus station
4 nights' accommodation
Local transport by bus and train
Guided sea kayaking tour in Budva
Guided canyoning tour in Canyon Rikavac
Guided kayaking tour on Lake Skadar
24/7 on-call local agency service