Montenegro self drive vacation

“Self-drive through the national parks and past the rivers and lakes of Montenegro on a round-trip from Croatia's coastal city of Dubrovnik.”


Biogradsko Gora National Park | Lake Skadar National Park | Lake Plav | Dubrovnik | Bay of Kotor | Durmitor National Park | Budva | Tara Canyon | Zabljak | Sveti Stefan | Lovcen National Park |

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Montenegro self drive vacation


We have chosen to include places to stay where there is greater opportunity for you to interact with the local people, to practice the local language and to minimise your carbon footprint. The small hotels we offer use predominantly local produce in the preparation of meals, reducing the foodmiles and carbon footprint associated with larger hotels.

We have chosen to include places to stay where public transport is readily available so that the car is not used within towns or national parks. By including the opportunity to visit the National Parks on this vacation you choose to contribute to the excellent record of conservation in recent years through the entrance fees.

As a company we employ responsible policies such as recycling paper, ink cartridges, glass and cardboard; we minimise the use of electricity and conducting the vast majority of our correspondence and promotion via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities. We also compost waste in our company garden.


Accommodation on this vacation is in primarily, family run, small hotels. The food served in the hotels is sourced locally and a large number of dishes on the menus are home made. We encourage you to employ local guides in places where their expertise and local knowledge will enhance your experience and understanding of the historical context and on the environmental impact of your visit. In Dubrovnik in particular you will see and read about the impact of the war on this UNESCO protected location; the cost of rebuilding and repairing the historic centre has been enormous and every contribution made by visitors helps greatly.

As well as supporting the local community and economy directly, our vacations also encourage support indirectly. As this is a self-drive vacation, visitors can access towns and villages which are off the beaten track, thereby supporting smaller local economies outside of Dubrovnik etc. Greater interaction with local people and local tourist service providers leads to greater understanding and respect which, almost always leads to better tourist and local relations.

1 Reviews of Montenegro self drive vacation

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2018 by

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

Loved that every day was different, a great contrast of locations & hotels, mountain & lakes, bridges & canyons, beaches & restaurants

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Our best decision was to swap Budva for Ulcinj

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

Definitely as at hotels and restaurants local food and wines were always a great option.
Conservation of National Parks well supported with reasonable entry fees.

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

All we hoped for and more

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