Montenegro is located in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula. Montenegrin cities, interwoven with the architecture of various periods, are breathtaking and return for a moment to the time when they were created. The sea, lakes, canyons, mountains make it possible for everyone to find the best way to have a good rest. In one day, you can enjoy your morning coffee on one of the many beaches of the Budva Riviera, lunch with a bird song on Lake Skadar, and dinner by the hearth on the slopes of the magnificent Durmitor Mountain.
All this distinguishes Montenegro as a tourist destination with a lot to offer. The turbulent history of this small country has left behind a treasure that is reflected in historic monuments across the country. The blue sea with its vast beaches, the unruffled waters of the clear rivers, and the beautiful mountain massifs have provided Montenegro with everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Montenegro is an ecological state. This fact occupies the primary place on tourist maps. Čanj is a resort located between Bar and Petrovac. It is known for its beautiful pebbly beach, which extends about 1,200 m in length, which has been given the epitome of Pearl Coast because of its shiny sand. Warm sea, sandy beach, pleasant Mediterranean climate, blue sea and sky, parks, cleanliness, traffic ban in the village, cultural events, and entertainment made Čanj one of the favorite tourist destinations on the Montenegrin Riviera. Because of the beauty of the pebbles it covered, the beach was named Pearl Coast. Isolated from major roads, it offers conditions for a comfortable and safe holiday.
The International folk dance festival “Adriatic Pearl” is a non-competitive sample of traditional dances performed by folklore groups, as well as groups and performers from other art styles with a minimum of 10 persons on the stage.
During the festival, each group will have at least 2 performances, one in Čanj and the other on one of the summer stages in one of the most beautiful tourist places in Montenegro. According to the festival program the Groups will perform for about 10 minutes either with live music or USB and should have a flag and sign with the name of the group for the defile. After the last performance, there will be an exchange of presents and diplomas.
All program activities and performances will be held in the evening hours with short parades so every day is free for participants to use the sandy beach or visit some of the tourist attractions.
The Festival organization can organize the following excursions:
- Aquapark Budva, a full-day adventure for all those who love to have fun in the water at the sunny coast of southern Adriatic
- Boat trip – visiting the most famous beaches on the Riviera and the Blue Cave
- Sightseeing of old town Budva and Tivat with guide
- Guided Tour to Dubrovnik
- Kotor, a town of merchants and famous sailors. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have included Kotor on UNESCO's list of "World Natural and Cultural Heritage"
- National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska Gora, Prokletije - Lovćen, Lake Skadar
A detailed Excursions list will be given to you 1 month before the festival.
The number of groups is limited. Therefore we will appreciate if you can send us your application by 22nd June 2020.
The organizer reserves the right for changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copyright of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.
The accommodation of the groups will be in Hotel “Zlatibor” in Čanj, approximately 250m from the beach. The Groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. For any extra double room, the group should pay an extra 12,5 euro/per person/per day.
Usage of the beach is free of charge except for the umbrellas and sunbeds which cost according to the price list on the beach.
NOTE: The Groups must send the rooming list by end of June. Groups that do not send, the rooming list will be made by the festival, and can’t be any changes upon arrival.
The Festival fee is 155€ per person for HB basis (breakfast and dinner on a buffet basis). For every 25 participants, one member (26.) is free of charge.
Additional meal ( lunch on buffet basis) is 5,90 euros.
If the group shows interest in extending the stay the organizers should be informed during the application process (the price for an extra night for HB basis is 30 euro per person).
Attention: City tax is included in the festival fee.
- 26/08/2021 - 31/08/2021
26/08 - 31/08
- 6 days (5 nights) = 155 € per person
How to get there
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Čanj and back. The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival. The Organizers can organize the transport for the groups coming by plane. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed upon according to their number.
Parking for buses (during your stay) is free of charge at the parking place of the Hotel!
The groups have to arrive in Čanj on 26th of August after 13:00 (starting with dinner), if you pay for lunch you will start with lunch, and leave on 30th of August 2020 after having breakfast and leave the rooms till 10:00.
OPTIONAL: On the way to Čanj or on the way back home we can organize one night stay in some of the famous European cities of your choice so you can visit the city attractions
Things to do
Explore Montenegro like never before!
1. Mini Montenegro Tour
For guests who would like to learn about Montenegro’s tradition, culture, history, and spectacular landscapes this tour is a must! This is the colorful round tour through the urban and rural areas of Montenegro. Montenegro is a land with abundant natural and cultural contrast. It is such an original mixture of eastern and western cultural influences. Our tour guide will introduce you to medieval town Kotor, breathtaking Boka Bay from another perspective, the raw mountains of Lovcen, sleepy Njegusi village, and the Old town Budva.
2. The SOUTH of MONTENEGRO — BAR & ULCINJ. FAMILY TOUR!
We drive along the coast direction south-east. Our first destination will be the town of Bar, the main port of Montenegro, including the visit to the Old Bar, the town of ghosts, as well as one of the oldest olive trees in the world. Further between the coast and Rumija Mountain to the town of Ulcinj and its divine beaches. And finally, we can relax and refresh on the Long Beach of Ulcinj.
3. Aquapark Budva
You are looking for a change from the beach? Bask in this fabulous journey through indulgences this unique retreat in Aqua Park Budva offers. Experience the adrenaline pumping with numerous rides and slides in this brand new water park.
The complex consists of many, very interesting and exciting, water attractions and amenities – water slides and pools, over 50 children attractions, big restaurant, 3 bars, children cafe, shop, photo-booth and more for all ages to make your time the most memorable.
4. Adventure Park
It is funny, extreme, exciting, challenging, for each generation. This is the first adventure park in this part of Europe, located in the National Park Lovcen. The park was constructed in a dense beech forest. It occupies an area of 2 acres with 6 trails for sports and high adrenaline activities.
Adventurous trails enable the exchange of energy and unforgettable moments with your friends, family, and colleagues in a unique way. These paths offer you intensive experiences in a totally safe surroundings where you are not expected to have any special abilities for such activities.
5. Visit Monastery OSTROG and the capital PODGORICA
Montenegro necessarily recommends visiting one of the national and religious shrines Montenegro — Ostrog monastery. If you go through Podgorica along the fertile plains to Niksic, then on your way their monastery carved into the rock at an altitude of 900 m above sea level. This Upper Monastery, consisting of two small churches: first, Holy Cross, built-in 1665; second — Church of the Assumption of the Virgin — in 1774. It is here that the relics of St. Basil of Ostrog, a miracle-worker, and healer.
On the way back, you will be guided through the modern capital — Podgorica, which provides for a sightseeing tour through the city with a stop at the mall.
6. Visit DUBROVNIK
Dubrovnik - a beautiful city on the Croatian coast and Adriatic. Thanks to the diversity of cultural and historical monuments, the city brought in a UNESCO world. From the observation deck, you can see a panorama of the city and its environs. Outside the city walls of Old Town, remained true masterpieces of architecture, such as church St. Blaise, one of the first pharmacies in Europe, the Cathedral. After the tour will be given free time to walk around the city on their own.
It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!
We can provide the following services for your group:
- accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover to
- your way to the chosen destination)
- accommodation during the festival event you attend
- travel and transportation tips and assistance
- purchasing airplane and bus tickets
- organizing transportation for a group or individuals
- assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)