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Culinary and Hiking Discoveries in Montenegro
 

Culinary and Hiking Discoveries in Montenegro

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Food & Drink,   Sport & Adventure,   Nature's Way,   Hiking,   Sustainable Tourism
Podgorica Municipality, Montenegro
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Taste and explore the world of new flavors!

If you are a gourmet lover, this rocky corner of a world called Montenegro is a must visit in a quest to experience all sorts of culinary delights. Whether is it delicious dairy products, organic and tasteful vegetables, those hidden treasures called mushrooms or simply good portions of meat, cuisine that will remind you of your grandma or childhood days, in Montenegro we have it all and we will treat you on this 8-day expedition. Different areas and various food will be covered through hiking and some amazing landscapes. Bon appetit!

During this trip, you will also visit picturesque villages, some ancient monasteries, and meet welcoming locals. Whether you are with your family, a group of friends or your partner, this trip will be unforgettable.

ESSENTIALS
Duration: 8 days; 7 nights
Schedule: Specific date June 8-15 and August 4-11
Departure Point: Podgorica Airport
Departure Time: To Be Defined
Level of Difficulty: Easy;
Suitable For: Everyone;
Tour Type: Active; Adventure; Cultural; Hiking;
Language: English; Montenegrin;

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gourmet stay in Montenegro
  • Experience Black glacial lake on Durmitor
  • Hike in the beautiful park Biogradska Gora
  • Explore Skadar Lake National Park and the area rich with bird fauna
  • Enjoy traditional Montenegrin food
  • Explore donkey and goat farm where the host will treat you some traditional domestic products
  • Winemaking in divine surroundings
  • MORE INFORMATION
    Included:
  • Transfers for 8 days (from the airport)
  • Two specialized guides – licensed mountain guide and culinary expert
  • Accommodation for all nights as specified in the description
  • A personalized travel-book with additional recommendations
  • Breakfast daily, lunches on every day (except days 1&8) and dinners on days 1, 5, 6, 7
  • Private boat tour on Skadar Lake (+ entrance tickets to Skadar Park)
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • 24/7 onsite assistance
  • Insurance for excursions
  • Excluded:
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Meals not mentioned in the offer
  • Your own hiking equipment
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Supplementary insurance (more information)
  • Getting around: Walking; Private vehicle;
    Passport needed: Yes
    Payment and cancelation policy: here.
    Minimum people required: 3
    Maximum people allowed: 7


    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival in Montenegro

    Upon arrival heading to accommodation in Podgorica. Dinner at traditional restaurant in cozy environment.

    Accommodation – 3/4* hotel Podgorica (b&b).


    Day 2: Donkey and goat farms and medieval tombstones

    To start your trip, we have planned two very special visits. First heading to donkey farm where host will treat you some traditional domestic products, and you’ll get to learn about importance that this animal had throughout turbulent Montenegrin history.Afterwards heading to a lovely goat farm a home of two brothers, that are combining goat cheese production with honey making and beekeeping. There you will be served traditional Montenegrin lunch and specialty of roasted meat and potatoes „under the bell“.

    Trip to Durmitor National Park we will conclude with visits of medieval tombstones, one of UNESCO's sites as a great introduction to the story of this area.

    Accommodation: 3* apartments/bungalows Žabljak (b&b).


    Day 3: Durmitor hiking and local trout specialities

    In the morning we’ll take one of the most beautiful tours through the area of mountain katuns and getting to see the life of these shepherds. Reward will come at the end of nice 11km hiking trail when we will have lunch in the area of Poscenje village, known for its beauty with two lakes and entrance to Montenegrin most extreme canyon – Nevidio. On the menu spring trout and organic vegetables.

    Accommodation: 3* apratments/bungalows Zabljak (b&b).


    Day 4: Glacial lakes of Durmitor and cheese farm experience

    Today we’ll head for a nice 8 km tour of couple of Durmitor glacial lakes, among which is the most famous Black lake, of which beauty stories have been told. After the hike you’ll get a chance to marvel the architectural wonder of Djurdjevica Tara bridge and be hosted with lunch on a farm where hosts are expert in cheese making. Trying a local dish “kačamak” as one of Montenegrin’s musts will be proper way to conclude stay in Durmitor, known for its dairy producers.

    Accommodation: 3* apartments/bungalows Mojkovac (b&b).


    Day 5: Biogradska Gora National Park hiking and forest mushrooms

    Today you can choose to go hiking in the beautiful park Biogradska Gora, which is one of the oldest parks in the world (proclaimed 1878). In the heart of its primeval forest lies quiet glacial lake on which shores we will prepare lunch with some of the area’s most delicious mushrooms for the complete pleasure.

    After the tour heading to rugged area of Kucke mountains where we will sleep in the wilderness of the mountain. Dinner will be prepared on the spot, where your guide will teach you some of his techniques.

    Accommodation – mountain bungalows Kucke mountains (halfboard).


    Day 6: On paths and plates of Montenegrin shepherds

    Easy circular trail conquering one of the peaks surrounding fairy Bukumirsko lake, and story of the tough life in these rocky terrain with traditional Montenegrin kucki cheese, but also getting to try some nettle soup before we head south.

    And south lies Skadar Lake National Park, area rich with bird fauna, but also known for its delicious fish dishes.

    Accommodation: guesthouse Skadar Lake region 3* (halfboard).


    Day 7: Best of Skadar Lake - wine making in divine surroundings

    Discovering Skadar Lake hinterlands in the morning. Different type of surroundings compared to mountainous north of the country and secluded stone village with very unique story. After the 3h hike and potential swimming in the waterfalls we hit the boat to explore the Lake from the water and learn about vast diversity of birds that inhabit these wetlands.

    Story of Skadar Lake cannot come without wine making tradition so for lunch you’ll get to visit one of the best wineries in the region where you’ll get to try different types of red wine, but also home made liquors and juices.

    We saved the best for the end which would be some carp, eel and other lake speciality dishes prepared on the beach, barbecue style with a glass of wine.

    Accommodation: guesthouse Skadar Lake region 3* (halfboard).


    Day 8: Departure

    Taking nothing but dearest memories of your gourmet stay in Montenegro along with you for a flight home.


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