Nature holidays in untouched beauty
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The song of the paddle, the ripples across the water, the sound of nature.

Travel green – canoeing is a very relaxing, natural way of traveling that doesn’t harm nature. Enjoy 4 days of canoeing with Hoopoe Glamping as your base. Get to unspoiled places rarely seen by other tourists. Enjoy the diverse birdlife, unique flora and overwhelming sceneries. Paddle through hidden waterways, along rocky shores and pristine rivers. Not only you will be immersed in this wilderness but also feel part of it!

This is a group holiday for a maximum of 6 people and a minimum age of 8 years old. The day tours have a moderate level. Although we will teach you. the techniques and some canoe/kayak knowledge is very helpful.  

Check out a basic itinerary below. 

  • April/October: 550€/ pp
  • May/June/September: 600€/ pp
  • July/August: 650€/ pp

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Welcome BBQ Dinner with dessert and local wine
  • 4 lunches during our tours
  • All local drinks in our bar/ terrace lounge
  • 4 canoe trips with experienced canoe guide (fluently speaking Dutch, English and Serbian)
  • Fully-guided tours, an open canadian canoes that can be paddled with 2 or 3 people, paddles, dry bags and barrels and all safety equipment as a standard.

Don’t forget to take your camera and binoculars as this place is birdwatchers heaven!


Day 1 – Arrival

Arrival at the glamping and a welcome BBQ dinner with introduction around 8pm.

Day 2 – Beška

Visit two monasteries each one located on a beautiful island. Learn more about the history and life of the Sisters and Monks living there. The 45 minute drive to Murići to get your lunch-break in one of the local spots with spectacular view. Canoeing in this part of the lake is very special, with fantastic views on the Albanian Alps (the Accursed Mountains) and without a trace of other tourists. Enjoy a swim at the biggest and most beautiful beach on the lake.

Time: total trip: 6-7 hours, canoeing: 3-4 hours  Distance: 9km

Day 3 – Kingfisher river

On this trip we discover the northern shore of the lake. First we follow a pristine river towards the lake, the flora and fauna is just mind blowing. When we enter the lake a fantastic view opens up over the southern shore, not many people get to see the views from this angle. There is a big chance of spotting the famous Dalmatian Pelican. On the way to Vranjina Island, our destination of the day we pass through ‘Manastirska tapija’, this is a special bird reserve in the Skadar Lake NP. 

Time: total trip: 8 hours, canoeing: 5 hours  Distance: 16km

Day 4 – Rest day

There’s a lot to explore in the area! You can make a short walk around our tiny village, meet our friendly locals and taste their honey and other homemade products. You can try out some of the trails we brought up to live and walk to the nearest river (we know some magic, wild swimming spots) or enjoy simple be in and around your Safari Lodge.

Day 5 – Dodoši to Karuč

To get to the launchpoint we drive over one of the wild floodplains (magic scenery!). We follow crystal clear river watching its wildlife. This is definitely a paradise for nature’s lover.  We are heading picturesque fisherman village – Karuć, where there is lunch with local fresh fish. After break we jump back to canoes and head to Dodoši. on our way back we stop in Žabljak Crnojevica and visit the castle, from where you have the most stunning view over the lake and its wetlands. 

Time: total trip: 8 hours, canoeing: 4,5 hours  Distance: 12,5km

Day 6 – Kom Monastery 

We start canoeing from Vranjina Island and follow hidden channels around beautiful islands. There is a chance to climb to the top of one of the islands and admire a full 360 degrees view over the lake and wetlands. We pass through water lily pad fields end enjoy the breathtaking scenery. There is a brilliant lunch-break planned at Kom Monastery located on one of the islands, where we can visit 15th century church as well. Along the way back, we stop at some wild beaches to have a rest and swim in the lake.

Time: total trip: 8 hours, canoeing: 5 hours  Distance: 16km

Day 7 – Rest day 

Perfect time to explore more remote places. Visit old town of Bar (Stari Bar) and spend a day on the coast…or just take your time lounging in the sun with your book and drink at Hoopoe’s nest. You can do as little or as much as you like. It’s ok! 

Day 8 – Departure 

You gonna eat your last heavenly breakfast and get ready. You are welcome to a lazy check-out, up until 12pm on your last day.