2 independent reviews for Montenegro extreme activity holiday

Reviews for Montenegro extreme activity holiday

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review 8 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Our family enjoyed waking up everyday to a different outdoor adventure in beautiful Durmitor - without having to organise anything ourselves! Pick-up, and drop-off, lunch, activities and suggestions for free time, are all well planned by Stan. (We jokingly referred to the all-access password as: 'Stanco'). First place definitely goes to canyoning - an unforgettable experience. The local guide - friendly mountain rescuer Micky - was more than professional: When our 10-year old turned very cold half-way through the trip, Micky had him in his arms down jumps and glides for almost half-an-hour. The sight of a 8m jump into the water, had our son active again..! I did a day's horse-riding while my son and husband took to quad biking - which they loved! The riding was great, especially as it was only the guide and myself, so we could set the pace. The horses are well trained and follow commands nicely - especially 'gallop'. Our day trekking through the Durmitor forest and around the two black lakes was also a highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be ready for being active everyday - it might seem logical but a few of our fellow-guests were not prepared for the level of activity especially in the high altitude. Kids are welcome! Stan has numerous suggestions when families want to spend a day doing different activities. No need to bring food and drink - Stan makes a stop at the local, and only, supermarket in the village, before arrival. Lunch is included most days and the village boasts a few very good restaurants - and at a good price! If you're a serious coffee drinker - Stan can resolve that too with his morning Turkish coffee.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Having had most of our meals at local eateries, did definitely benefit the local economy. All activities are organised and guided by local businesses, so yes to that one as well. Hopefully the very small fee for entering the National Park, can help towards further conservation. Regarding reduced environmental impacts, I'm not so sure - tourists leave footprints in different ways: Not everyone is waste - food and rubbish - conscious and the lack of public rubbish bins does not help. But it is inspiring to see and hear the love and knowledge the local peoples have for their natural environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Each family member had different expectation, most was met and some were beyond expectation. We wanted a family activity holiday in nature, somewhere where we've not been before, and that's what we got!

review 28 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Really enjoyed the hike around the Black Lakes, Rafting and Zip wire

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Fly straight to Tivat to avoid long queues at the Croatian border controls

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Really happy. Stan was very friendly and accommodating.

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