Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Montenegro White-Water Rafting Day Trip from Dubrovnik. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I know what you're thinking... Waking up at 5:30 AM to get ready for this early-morning tour isn't probably what you want to do in Dubrovnik. Let me tell you something. It is totally worth it!!! And, you can bring your kids with you. I was in the same boat with a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old. They were just fantastic and enjoyed every single second of it with us. Here is the routine:
1. Hotel pick-up Everyone in the van was super quiet because it was so early.
2. 3 - 4 hour drive through Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro multiple exit and entry border checks through three different countries Croatia, B and H and Montenegro can be time-consuming and frustrating. The scenery on the way is amazing!
3. Breakfast in the base camp Bring euros if you want to buy coffee.
4. A short ride to the beginning point the ride is on an unpaved road, so brace yourself
5. The ride 2-3 hours begins and there are about three breaks on the way. There are bars on the way. So, if you want a drink, bring euros again
6. Lunch in the base camp this lunch was amazing!!!
7. Head back home and enjoy the beautiful scenery during the return trip.
This was a really great tour. It was a bit of a long drive, but our guide Ivan made several stops to allow us to take photos at scenic areas. While these prolonged the trip by a little bit, it was worth it as the scenery along the way was fantastic. The river was pretty tame with a few fun rapids kids could do it. Its a tad cold, but you are given a wet suit. On the river, too, the scenery is fantastic. We had one stop during the rafting at a river-side bar and waterfall that happened to be on the route don't need to bring money for the bar, you can pay when you get back to the end. Bring a waterproof camera if you have one, sunblock, sunglasses, towel. And whatever you do, don't forget your passport. The water is clean enough to drink, which we all did when we got thirsty.
Great rafting trip. Driver / Guide was excellent and knowledgable of the area and history. The river guides were excellent and professional. The breakfast and lunch of local products and cuisine was very good. Be prepared for a long day and bring euros as well as Kunas. We highly recommend this trip.
This trip was fantastic, even if it was a very long day approx. 12hrs from pick up to drop off. The driver Robert was very informative through out the drive you pass through Bosnia on the way to Montenegro and was happy to stop whenever the passengers wanted to. We stopped for coffee in a small town before we arrived at the rafting where we were provided with a buffet breakfast. We were then given our equipment, including a wetsuit not mentioned when booking and driven to the starting point. Unfortunately, due to conditions on the river we were unable to do the full 17km for H and S reasons melting snow so the course was reduced to 9km only however this did not spoil the day at all. once on the river, we stopped at several places to take pictures and climb the waterfalls. we even had the opportunity to swim in some of the pools on one particular waterfall. Once we returned to the base, we enjoyed a delicious Lamb lunch before starting the drive back. One of the most amazing things was to see the difference in landscape in three different countries in one day. It may be an expensive trip but believe me, it is worth every penny.
I will be back! This trip is just terrific! We were picked up by Robert, our guide, and drove from Dubrovnik to Montenegro. Robert bought us coffee and hot chocolate drink during the stop over at Bosnia because we did not have the local currency. It was 3 hours’ drive one way and the commute was not boring at all. We had nice chat. Arrived at the water rafting site we had breakfast and then lunch afterward (ask for fish not meat-the fish is delicious), we had a wonderful experience in the river, just the right amount of exercise. We are so grateful that we have chosen to join this trip.
Peter and Isaac Tam (Hong Kong)
Absolutely amazing trip. Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgable. The rafting was actually quite calm and at no point did I feel out of my depth, there were even small children in some of the rafts. I highly recommend this trip and you get to travel through Bosnia and Montenegro too which are very beautiful countries.
Getting up for a 6am pickup isn't normally what I go for on a holiday, but it was well worth it. Stunning scenery both on the drive and down the river. Quite relaxed, although informed the rapids are deeper earlier on in the season
Loved this tour! Had an enjoyable trip down the river and although it wasn't fast flowing in July it was a great experience. The tour guide, Ivana, was lovely and so was the driver! It's a long day with most of it spent travelling to the site but definitely worth it.
An amazing experience! Fantastic setting of the Tara River, great instructors, equipment all provided, and great food ! Shame the bus journey was so long, but well worth the experience.
Great company and a great tour guide. Rafting was quite good, although we heard the word dangerous and felt quite safe the entire time. The thrill seeker in me wanted a bit more excitement, but overall a very good trip.
What a beautiful and well-run trip! The canyon is gorgeous and the two stops along the way let us experience the trip in greater detail. The breakfast and lunch were delicious and fun. (I won't spoil the surprise of the "welcome back" tray!). We had a very personable and interesting guide on our raft. The only downside was the hour-plus-long wait for a bus-load of people to arrive to complete our 5-raft outing. Perhaps that couldn't be avoided, but it would have been nice to be kept informed of the wait time while we were waiting. The camp owner and our driver were highlights of the trip!
Wow what an experience:0 My friend and I are just back from our hol to Croatia. We took this day trip to Montenegro on the 01/10/13. The tour guide explained that over the last couple of days the heavy rain had made the waters murky with sediment so it wasn't the emerald green on the pic. The weather is quite cold there so go prepared with a fleece and change of clothes. I was told that the rapids were a grade 3 for this day and to experience grade 4 to go in April when it is at its best. However, I honestly can say if it is your first time do not go in April! I have only done whitewater rafting in wales at a low grade and the first bit of this rafting had me trembling! I was advised after the first break that it was the worst bit and gets easier. From that point on there was a few adrenalin moments but all in all I breathed looked up and enjoyed it. We made a few stops to take a breather and stopped off at a refreshing waterfall on completion of the rafting we ended up at part of the river that merges and there was the beautiful emerald waters. The food prepared was lovely and basic (meat and veg) with a good warm broth for starters. If you would like an additional beverage take some euro's with you although you do get a shot of the local spirit to wake you up if the rafting hasn't;) There are showers and changing rooms and you are given wetsuits, shoes, life jacket and helmet so don't worry. The guide on our boat had been rafting for some 28 years an d reminded me of 'Cool hand Luke' pretty chilled. Go and enjoy its beautiful scenery and have fun!
United Arab Emirates
The white water rafting was definitely worth doing but we were not aware that it was a 4-5 hour van ride each way from Dubrovnik. Being stuck in an uncomfortable van for that long was not pleasant. The food was good as were the amenities and equipment. The rafting guide was fun.