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.
Meeting point is in front of "360 Monte" Travel Agency office in the Old Town of Kotor.To check exact location on a map, please click HERE.
THINGS TO NOTE!
- REQUIRED: 4 people minimum, everyone can participate
- DURATION: up to 12 hours
- INCLUDED: FULL DAY transport by mini-bus or mini-van, PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE IN ENGLISH, breakfast, lunch, full gear (wetsuits, footwear, life wests, helmets), professional skipper with international license, tourist tax, insurance, waterproof bag for cameras
- NOT INCLUDED: BEVERAGE
- WHAT TO BRING: ID CARD, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, camera
- HIGHLIGHTS: photo stop at Perast, view above the bay of Risan, Salt Lake, Piva Lake and Piva River Canyon, 56 handmade tunnels, 220 meters high dam "Mratinje", rafting, local food.
A dynamic, exciting and unforgettable experience that combines whitewater rafting, astonishing natural landscapes and the best local food!
Age, rafting and swimming experience are non-factors. Our professional and helpful rafting guides will insure that everyone enjoys a safe and thrilling adventure.
We start Tara Rafting Tour from our meeting point at 7:00 am.
After 20 minutes our first brief stop is the small baroque town of Perast, where we’ll see two famous islands – Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George – a perfect photo opportunity!
As we ascend above Risan Bay the magnificent views escalate - so, we stop to take photos of the rising sun above this majestic panorama. Leaving the Bay of Kotor behind, we continue to traverse ranges of lofty peaks.
We soon pass by Salt Lake, located near Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro.
Another hour of driving takes us along an especially awe-inspiring vantage of Piva Lake – near Plužine town.
Piva Lake is 45 kilometers long and almost 200 meters deep! This is the largest artificial lake (reservoir with drinkable water) in the Balkans.
We’ll take a quick top at the 220 meter high dam – where you can view the wide and deep turquoise water on one side – the narrow ribbon of river discharge on the other.
Piva River afer the dam
We continue our Tara Rafting tour through the Piva River Canyon, unquestionably one of most dramatic and breathtaking road passages in Montenegro.
During about 30 kilometer distance we’ll drive through 56 hand-made tunnels which harmoniously blend into the natural landscape.
Piva River Canyon
On the sharp cliffs and high steep walls of the canyon take note of the Black Pines that grow strait from the solid rock. Some of these trees are over 450 years old and can grow to heights of 30 meters.
It’s around 10:45am and we’re finally at our ultimate destination – the Tara River.
A traditional Montenegrin homemade breakfast is served at a restaurant along the riverbank, from which you can see into Bosnia (the river is a natural border between two countries).
Everyone is completely outfitted for the river adventure - all you’ll need is a swimsuit to wear underneath (cotton shirts or underwear are not recommended)
We’ll then board mini-vans to head towards our rafting launch point - 30 minutes away.
Allow the adventure to begin!
Tara River is one of the natural wonders of Montenegro - along with being its longest river (144 km). Known as the “Tear of Europe”, due to its pristinely clean, drinkable water.
The Tara is the deepest (up to 1,300 meters) canyon in Europe and second deepest in the WORLD (just after the Grand Canyon of Colorado!) Transparent blue, green and turquoise waters clearly expose every rock and fish through our river course - understandably, your adrenaline-pumped attention may be elsewhere!
There are numerous waterfalls descending from the surrounding cliffs – the most renown being Skakavica – with a water temperature which never goes above 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 F) where we stop for “an ice shower” and drinks at Bosnian land (passing to the other side of the river).
Waterfall is in the background people
The section of the canyon we’ll descend is 18 km long - with 21 rapids out of a total of 50 that exist on the Tara River.
Licensed professional skippers will take care of you and make your day unforgettable!
Do not expect to finish rafting dry
For all adrenaline seekers, ask your skipper to point out cliffs and rocks particularly good for jumping into the water! Just make sure your GoPro is on!
Along the river we’ll have stops for jumping and swimming. Wet suits will help a lot but have in mind that river is cold all year around.
Difficulty ratings of rapids varies from 2 to 4+, depending on the time of the year (typically strongest in April – June)
Tumbled up and soaked, but happy!
The flowing river takes us back to the base camp, where we change back to dry clothes and enjoy a delicious traditional Montenegrin lunch.
Around 4:00 pm we are likely ready to hit the road back to Kotor.
Sunset along with the road
We’ll continue towards and arrive back in Kotor around 7:30 pm.
When applying, please have in mind summer traffic jams and unpredictable delays on sites - so the return time could be later than proposed.
We always do our best to respect the time schedule.
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
Our Rafting trip with 360Monte was excelent! We had really high expectations but they didn’t let us down! Not only is there the whole rafting thing but you can also see a more rural part of Montenegro, talk to locals and eat really good lunch (we all recommend fish option). Our guide, Ognian was by far the best part of the trip! Very friendly and funny with perfect English :) He knew all the answers and made us feel really welcome! Thank you for everything :)
Excellent day out, great value for money, super guides, wonderful journey both on and off the water
We had a fantastic day with 360.monte. Our guide Luca went above and beyond to give us the best experience possible. He made additional stops on request to take photos and provided us with really interesting information about Montenegro and its history. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him and he didn't even get mad when i accidentally stole his sunglasses :D We would recommend this trip to anyone who wants a real taste of Montenegro.
The daylong rafting trip was lots of fun. The rafting guide was great, and the scenery was beautiful. I would highly suggest this trip!
The whole trip is something to remember! =) Thank you very much for all impressions you've given us =)
We really enjoyed the day. Luka was fantastic. Really friendly and helpful. Enjoyed photo stops and the food and restaurant really friendly too. Rafting was good perhaps not as exciting as we hoped but water was low which can’t be controlled by you
This was a great experience with great tour guides! We loved our trip! Thank you so much!!
KNowledgable guide, interesting stops and sights despite the rain. Tara Canyon is beautiful and rafting alot of fun. Great breakfast and lunch!!
It was a great day. The guide was nice, funny, and spoke good English. The tour was well organised. The food was great (meat, fish and veggie options available for lunch). The rafting was so much fun. Overall, it was one of the best days of our holiday.
I couldn’t recommend this trip more it was the absolute highlight of a two week holiday. We left Kotor at 07.30 and Slavco was very knowledgable and really made the journey fly by making sure to stop at key view points and provide us with any information worth sharing. We arrived to the rafting start point and had a lovely and plentiful breakfast. The rafting was amazing and we were out on the water for quite a while, the water is the most beautiful I have ever seen. We got back to the base and had a tasty 2 course meal before heading back. We didn’t rush back and Slavco made sure to make key stops. I’d highly recommend and I can’t wait to do it again!!! It makes me want to book a trip back straight away :). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ceo dan je bio 100% organizovan!! Nismo očekivali prelep prekid putovanja, tako smo vidjeli zaliv Kotora sa visine, prelepu crkvu itd. zajednički doručak i ručak je bilo sjajno, upoznali smo strani ljudi, dobro smo ušli u razgovor! naš lider Miljan na čamac je bilo divan!!!! profesionalac, vrlo fin! vožnja nije bila dosadna, miljan uvek imao neku iznenadjenje. voziti pod vodopad i koreografija na vodi. pozdravljam ga puno!!!! naš vodič Luka je izuzetno odano! vidi se da voli njegov rad! veoma otvoren i prijateljski. kulturni program - profesionalac!!!!! Želim da kažem jednu belešku, Luka priča odlično engleski! ja sam sve razumela, ali su mi rekli naše francuske saputnici, za njih je bilo suviše brzo nisu sve razumeli. sve u svemu, imali smo jedan nezaboravan dan i hoćemo da se zahvalimo za to! puno pozdrav i za Luke i celu grupu 360monte Stafanie iz nemačke
It was an amazing trip with breathtaking views. Fully professional guide who told a lot of interesting facts about Montenegro. Delicious, local food and very hospitable people. Rafting itself was unforgettable adventure. We were equipped with wetsuits, footwear, life wests, helmets. The skippers were professional although we expected to hear a bit more about Tara River and canyon.
Brilliant tour with very interesting And beautiful stops. Luca was knowledgable about the area and hiStory of montenegro and made tHe whole day a lot of fun. Rafting was fun and tHe food provided was really good. I would definitely recOmmend this tour. Excellent value for money and a fun way to see some of the north of the country.
Hello, We would like to book a trip For tara Rafting for tOmoRRow If possible? Alisha
In my week in Montenegro myself and my partner went on two tours through 360.Monte the Tara rafting tour (with Luka) and the Great Montenegro tour (with Jelena) - both were well organised with really friendly, informative guides. I would recommend the tours to anyone who is in Montenegro and actually wants to see the country not just the beach/pool!
This tour was definitely one of the highlights of my trip! It came as described but the experience exceeded my expectations. Rafting the rapids was so amazing and the views from the river were phenomenal. I can’t rave enough about this tour! Breakfast and lunch were fantastic and our tour guide was good fun. I’ll definitely do this again.
An unforgettable day kayaking on the Tara River. Great food, comfortable transportation and amazing scenery! Thank you so much!
Amazing trip! Our guide, Luka was very professional, nice and had a lot of knowledge to share. Our driver was very good, and we felt safe all the time. The breakfast could be better but ok.
Our guide Luca was brilliant. Very patient, good humored and nice. Couldn’t ask for a better guide. Breakfast and lunch was very nice and loads to eat. The river skippers were very good too and we really enjoyed our trip. Neal (Ireland)
Our family of five had an awesome day river rafting. The river is incredibly beautiful and the guide was excellent. We felt very safe. It was the perfect amount of time on the river. The food was pretty good. The meat was cooked in a traditional way which was really interesting to try. A very memorable day!
We had a fantastic day, Slobodan was an excellent tour guide.
The weather wasn't the best the day we left for Tara River, but rafting was one of the best experiences we had on our entire holiday! Ogie was great, so entertaining and full of information, loved out tour with 360 Monte!!
Everything was fine
Thoroughly enjoYed the day tour, OgnJen was my tour guide and made the day very memorable.
An amazing tour with a great guide (Luka). Rafting on the Tara river is a must!
Had amazing time guided by the awesome Oggie who went out of his way to make sure we had great time! Highly recommended!
Very nice trip, well organized!
It was a very nice tour! When we started there was a problem with our bus so we had to wait for another one. But this slight inconvenience was compensated by the emotions of rafting and general experience of the tour. Our guide Luka was very pleasant and professional. Thank you for a wonderful day and unforgettable experience!
Very easy to book and join in the tour. Tour guide was good and we saw some nice views on the way to the rafting. The scenery is amazing and worth going just for this. We really enjoyed the rafting for the views and a few rapids along the way. The only thing that was a little tough was getting down and to the raft as it was pretty slippery and rocky. The breakfast and lunch were good and filling too. Thanks very much :)
NICE GUIDE SLAVSKO, EXCELLENT FOOD, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, AMAZING RAFTING, GOOD ATMOSPHERE WITHIN THE GROUP !
AbsOlUtely amazing tour! I'd recommEnd to anyone that wants to explore the beauties of montenegro whilst throwing in a bit oF adventUre. The tour guides are brilliant and go above and beyond to make Your day more than you could ask for.