Vlatko Bulatovic, of Montenegro, is a professional mountain guide with a passion for introducing his home country to hikers. With Montenegro emerging as one of Europe’s newest hiking destinations, he has been instrumental in recent years in developing hiking routes, marking trails, creating trail maps and determining locations for hikers’ huts in Montenegro’s mountains. A former restauranteur, Vlatko (short for Vladimir) has a degree in Economics and speaks Montenegrin and English. When not guiding, he can be found indulging his love for music by playing the guitar, drums, harmonica, and sometimes the kaval (the Balkan shepherds’ flute).
Vlatko provided the perfect balance of local knowledge and history, passionate love of his country, and a warm and giving personality. He did a wonderful job of immersing us in the land and culture. We are now ‘evangelists’ for Montenegro.
Vlatko is great—knowledgeable, interesting, upbeat, flexible, organized, etc. I would do another trip with him. He is simply awesome!
Vlatko has great hiking skills and a love for his country. He inspires confidence—no matter what the group encounters, he can resolve the issues.
Vlatko was great! Very knowledgeable about the area, and seemed to have a friend in every village we went into!
Zlatko is a wonderful guide and certainly shared his enthusiasm in showing us his country.
Vlatko was an excellent guide, in his knowledge of the area, his concern for the group, and his great personality.
Vlatko's enthusiasm is infectious. He knows Montenegro and does a great job in sharing its history and its culture.
Vlatko Bulatovic was an outstanding leader. As a local naturalist and mountaineer he did a marvelous job selecting and testing the hiking trails. He also was very good in dealing with the group and very knowledgeable of the local history.
Vlatko was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country, and shared lots of interesting history and stories.
Vlatko brought personal insight into Montenegro, and his sharing with us his friends and family added an extra dimension to the trip.
Vlatko is wonderful. His passion for Montenegro and people in general helped make this trip so special.
An outstanding guide whose sensitivity and knowledge is conveyed on every level. I would go anywhere with Vlatko!
Not only is Vlatko extremely knowledgeable and friendly, he is an unforgettable personality and a pleasure to hang out with. I'd go on another hiking adventure with him anytime.