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Untouched Montenegro: Kotor Day Tour to Montenegro's Mountains

Explore Montenegro's beautiful national parks and cultural sites on this privately guided Kotor day tour.

Kotor Private Tours: Mountain day tourDurmitor National Park

This tour is a full day of Montenegro’s stunning natural and cultural beauty. Incredibly, you’ll see the Budva Riviera, Skadar Lake, Podgorica, Morača Canyon, Biogradska Gora National Park, Tara Canyon and Durmitor National Park all in one day.

I would never recommend trying to do this on your own, but having a guide make all your arrangements in advance means you can fit a lot into just one day. It’s the perfect tour if you are staying in Kotor and only have a few days in Montenegro.

It starts off with a drive along the beautiful Budva Riviera and some time to take photos. Then you pass the first of your national parks for the day, Skadar Lake National Park, where you’ll have another opportunity to stop and take photos.

Kotor Private Tours: Mountain day tourSveti Stefan

After breakfast in the capital, Podgorica, you head out of town, following the Morača Canyon until you get to 13th century Morača Monastery, one of the most beautiful in Montenegro, built on top of a waterfall that spouts into the canyon below.

Further on, you reach Biogradska Gora National Park, where you can walk or row around Lake Biograd.

Kotor Private Tours: Kotor Day Tour to Montenegro's MountainsLake Biograd. Image: Deposit Photos

After lunch you continue your trip to the Đurđevica Tara Bridge over the Tara Canyon. This bridge was once the highest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe and it was blown up by its head engineer in 1942 to stop the invading Fascist Italian army from invading. Here, you can choose to just admire the views of the canyon some 172m (564ft) below, or you can take the thrilling zip line across from one side of the canyon to the other!

Kotor Private Tours: Mountain day tourTara Canyon

From the bridge you continue on to Žabljak in Durmitor National Park, where you have some free time to explore the Black Lake. Here, you’ll find people selling wild berries, honey, brandy and teas. It’s a great place to pick up a souvenir.

Kotor Private Tours: Mountain day tourThe Black Lake

After your walk you’ll drive back through the ‘black mountains’ to your end point.

Tour Details


  • Meet your guide
  • Drive to Budva Riviera with a photo stop
  • Photo stop above Skadar Lake National Park
  • Breakfast in Podgorica
  • Visit Morača Monastery
  • Photo stop at Morača Canyon
  • Visit Biogradska Gora National Park
  • Lunch
  • Photo stop at Tara Canyon
  • Visit Đurđevica Tara Bridge
  • Visit the Black Lake in Durmitor National Park
  • Free time
  • Drive back to end point

Start/finish point: Flexible by arrangement

What’s included: 

  • Private guide
  • Transport and driver
  • Parking and fuel
  • Morača Monastery entrance fee
  • Biogradska Gora National Park entrance fee
  • Durmitor National Park entrance fee
  • Taxes

What’s not included: 

  • Meals and drinks (approximately €20 per person)
  • Zip line
  • Personal purchases

Duration: 12-13 hours (exact duration depends on traffic conditions)

Activity level: Easy

Kid friendly: Yes

Wheelchair friendly: No

Price: The price for private tours depends on your group size and the final schedule Ana creates for you. Please fill in the form below to let her know what you’d like and she’ll be happy to send you an obligation-free quote.

About Ana

Meet your guide: This tour is run by Ana Badnjar. Ana is a five star-rated, licensed Montenegro guide. She's attentive, intuitive, caring and fun. She’ll always answer your questions quickly before your arrival, and when you’re with her she’s very attentive to your group’s unique interests and needs. She’s also knowledgeable and passionate about Montenegro. I know you’ll have an incredible experience in Montenegro with Ana guiding your way.

Ana's Reviews

"Booked Ana for a one day custom packed private tour to see Montenegro during one of our ports via cruise. Got really lucky to have Ana herself tour us. Very pleasant, professional, informative and reliable. Been on 21+ cruises and I can confidently say that Ana is among the top tour professionals we’ve had the opportunity of working with." - Edward, June 2022

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