HIDDEN GEM: PIVA NATURE PARKVisit Piva monastery and cruise on Piva lake


Kotor, Risan, Niksic


Fridays 08:30


10 hours


max 18


78 €
per person



General info 

Take a cruise on Piva lake, visit Piva monastery, try Plužine zipline and enjoy the best viewpoints!

Explore Piva Nature Park, a hidden gem in the north of Montenegro, still far from the usual tourist crowds. The Piva region was declared regional nature park in 2015. With its wild and untouched nature it is a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, botanists and lovers of jeep safaris.

On this tour we will visit Piva monastery, one of the most important Orthodox monasteries in Montenegro as well as the picturesque town Plužine on the edge of Piva lake. We will cruise across the largest artificial lake in Montenegro, and enjoy its stunning natural surroundings. You will also be able to see the lake from above after we visit the best lookouts! Additional option for the brave ones is to take the zipline over the lake.

You can join this tour from Kotor, Risan or Nikšić (links for exact location are in the description below).

Overview of the tour 

When and where to arrive

  • 08:30 Kotor - meeting point
  • 09:00 Risan - meeting point
  • 10:30 Nikšić - meeting point 
  • *Please take into consideration that this is the time when you should be at the meeting point but the van may not be there at this exact time depending on the traffic (make sure to include your desired meeting location when booking).


Part 1 - Piva monastery

Our drive from Kotor to Plužine takes around 2.30 hours. Before we enter Plužine, we will make a stop to visit Piva monastery (or the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God). The monastery was built in the XVI century but in 1982 it was located at the spring of the River Piva, in order for it to be moved later to another location because of the construction of a dam and accumulation lake for the needs of hydro – electrical power station. The movement of the church lasted for about 12 years and what is characteristic for this monastery is that the old church has been transferred stone by stone (the old church was un-built, and from that same stone a new church in another place was built). The monastery owns a great treasury: Psalter of Djuradj Crnojevic from 1495, “omofor” of Savtije Sokolovic from 1568, personal belongings of Bajo Pivljanin – national hero, and many other things.

Piva monastery

Part 2 - Cruising on lake Piva

Hardly anyone who doesn't know, would think that Piva Lake is artificial. However, the lake, which covers an area of 12.5 square kilometers and reaches a length of 45 kilometers, was created in 1976. for the needs of the  hydroelectric power plant "Piva" and the partitioning of the Piva canyon. We will take a relaxing 1.30h cruise in a traditional boat built by locals. The boat tour includes a swimming break and will surely leave you breathless after seeing the beautiful natural landscapes around you! 


Part 3 - Plužine

After the boat tour you will have free time (1 hour) to explore Plužine, stay at the beach or enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. The ones who would like to try zipline above Piva lake will be accompanied to the zipline location  (the zipline costs additionally 35€ per person).  


Part 4 - The best viewpoint

Before our departure, we will visit one of the best viewpoints of Piva Nature Park and have a photo break. 

Piva lake viewpoint


Departure is planned for 16:00h via same route.



  • Piva lake, the largest artificial lake in Montenegro
  • Piva monastery (XVI century)
  • Amazing views from Kruška viewpoint
  • Piva Nature Park


  • Booking process: As you make a booking through our website, you will receive an email with payment link. After the payment is done, you will receive a confirmation email with your reference number which means your seat is reserved
  • PLEASE state at which meeting place you will join
  • In case the minimum number of participants is not met, you will be informed 2 days prior to the tour and will get a full refund
  • In case of bad weather the tour can be delayed for next Monday or fully refunded 
  • Cancellation policy: full refund up to 5 days prior to the tour, after that your reservation is non-refundable
  • The price for a private tour (1-3 pax) is 450,00€ total (please contact us) 

What is included 

  • Van Transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket for Piva Nature Park
  • Piva lake boat tour

What is not included 

  • Plužine zipline
  • Insurance (can be arranged additionally)

Photo Gallery 

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