An exhilarating and scenic rafting experience on the wild and pristine Tara River. Enjoy thrilling whitewater interspersed with beautiful tranquil stretches; jump from a 6 meter high cliff; swim and take a shower under a waterfall - Seize the day! Along our spectacularly scenic journey to the northern reaches of Montenegro we’ll pass along the baroque town of Perast, Kotor/Risan Bay and Salt Lake near Nikšić. You’ll also enjoy scenic views of Piva Lake and the dramatic Piva Canyon, with 56 handmade tunnels within 30 kilometers distance. We’ll stop to savor delicious local food and have a stunning view from 220 meter high dam over Piva river.
07:00 am Start from Kotor
07:20 am Photo stop at Perast
07:40 am Photo stop above Risan Bay
10:00 am Arrival at Plužine, photo stop
10:20 am Photo stop at dam Mratinje
10:45 am Arrival at Blue River Rafting Camp, breakfast break, outfitting
11:30 am Departure to rafting starting point
12:00 pm Start rafting (rafting duration depends on the river speed – stops for swimming, optional cliff jumping and visit to waterfall “Skakavica” along the way)
03:00 pm Return to the camp, changing and lunch break
04:00 pm Scenic drive to Kotor
07:30 pm Finish in the Old Town of Kotor
Make sure you go to bed early because this tour starts at 7 am, as it takes long drive to the northern border with Bosnia, to Šćepan Polje, where Tara is most suitable for rafting.
Private tour provides pick up from your hotel, comfortable vehicle and your personal tour guide who will make sure to point out all the interesting details about the area and answer all your questions.
Enjoyable morning drive along the awakening bay is shortly interrupted with quick stop in glorious town of Perast, where we hear the story of Our Lady of Rocks and capture some pictures.
Adriatic Sea and the coast stay behind as the road takes us to the mountains, where rocky limestone landscape takes over our attention.
Drive to the North reveals diversity in Montenegrin landscape, difference in altitude and impeccable natural beauty.
We know that Tara river canyon has all the fame, but do not make up your mind yet, until you see stunning beauty of river and lake Piva.
The lake is enormously big, exactly 54 kilometers long, totally artificial, and it takes almost entire river flow! To get the scale better, we will have a stop at the 220 meters high dam, that gives the jaw-dropping view of both lake and the river!
Piva canyon is created by eponymous river, and this is one of most dramatic roads you can take in Montenegro, due to rough terrain and massive rocks through which the road was made. Most thrilling part is drive through 56 handmade tunnels (yes, 56, you red well), built in only 30 kilometers long road.
Keep your eyes wide open to absorb all the beauty of Piva, because very soon we arrive to our planed destination – river Tara!
As soon as we arrive to the camp, we sit for traditional breakfast, get all the necessary gear (wetsuits, footwear, helmets, lifejackets, waterproof bag for mobile phones and small cameras) and meet skippers for the day.
Time to board for “minivan safari” through the National Park and reach our rafting starting point.
Tara river is national pride of Montenegro and this is why: It is the longest river in the country (144km), it creates the deepest canyon in Europe (1.300m) and with all that it has absolutely clean, drinkable water that you get to test right on the spot!
Transparent blue, turquoise and green water exposes every rock and the river itself is fed by numerous natural waterfalls around, where the most known is called Skakavica with freezing temperature of 4 degrees of Celsius - and don’t think twice, we do stop here for an “ice-shower”.
On these 18 kilometers of the river, do not oppose yourself to roaring through the rapids, but be aware that rafting experience can vary - from mellow cruise down the river, to adrenaline pumping wild nature washing machine and most likely you will end up in the icy water at some point.
Ending point is back at the camp, where as soon as we change back to dry clothes we sit for a well-deserved lunch.
Time to get back on the wheels, and feel free to take an after-lunch nap along the ride.
Around 7pm expect to see the coastline again and to finish your private tour in Kotor.