The Black Pearl - Montenegro Family Adventure
Montenegro, Family, 8 days - from £795 (land only) - from €1,115 (land only) - from $1,300 (land only)
Day 1: We rendezvous at Dubrovnik airport. KE Land Only package services begin with a 2 hour transfer to the Durmitor National Park in the north of Montenegro. Here we stay in chalets built to resemble traditional stone and timber huts laid out in a typical shepherds' camp. We have dinner in the dining hall at the camp.
Day 2: After breakfast, a short (30 minute) transfer takes us to the 'Black Lake', the centre-piece of the Durmitor National Park. We can walk around the lake in approximately 2.5 hours and afterwards there will be the opportunity for swimming. We then return to our chalets for dinner.
Day 3: We spend the day as shepherds joining in with the routines alongside these local mountain people and their children. We can also learn how to prepare a traditional meal. Alternatively we can opt to have a rafting adventure on the Tara River (approximately 6 hours).
Day 4: This morning we head south, driving for approximately 3 hours to the coast. Arriving at the stunning Bay of Kotor, we stop at Risan to see 8th century wall paintings at a Roman villa and then after lunch continue to Perast where we get into sea kayaks to paddle along the coast and out to the 'Lady of the Rock' Island. Afterwards we check into our apartment in Kotor.
Day 5: Driving for an hour up into the hills above Kotor, we reach Lovcen National Park where we spend an entertaining morning on a high ropes course. Returning to Kotor the afternoon is free for swimming or looking around the shops.
Day 6: In the morning we transfer to Budva (approx 30mins) where we can explore one of the oldest settlements in Montenegro. We have some free time to enjoy the beach of Sveti Stefan, one of the most famous in the Adriatic with its stunning scenery. There is an option today to try your hand at sailing.
Day 7: A 45 minute transfer takes us the peninsula of Lustica, the least developed part of the Montenegrin coast, once home to pirates and smugglers. It's a great place to explore and discover hidden coves and beaches. In the afternoon we visit an olive farm and learn about the production of olive oil. We will have a 'farewell' dinner at the farm before returning to our apartment for our final night.
Day 8: After breakfast we have a group transfer to Dubrovnik airport where KE Land Only package services end.