An exhilarating and scenic Montenegro rafting experience on the wild and pristine Tara River. Enjoy thrilling Tara whitewater rafting 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. Welcome to the best Montenegro rafting experience!
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
A dynamic, exciting and unforgettable experience that combines Montenegro 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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
Thank you and welcome to the best Montenegro rafting experience!
Michael Mosb26.06.2020 11:53:35
Rafting on the Tara, driving through the canyon, and experiencing a taste of local foods left absolutely nothing to be desired add that to the historical knowledge and quick wit of our guide and this was a fun-filled, unforgettable day! This is a must do trip for anyone up for the adventure!
Andrew Hatt23.09.2019 11:25:05
Not only was the rafting very enjoyable, the entire day was a great experience. The food was good and Luka made the long drives fun and interesting.
Juha Mertanen31.08.2019 12:09:35
Rafting is great fun and Tara river is beautiful area with clear turquoise water. Big thanks to the rafting crew for excellent day.
Marek Dubek30.08.2019 15:11:54
Amazing experience. Everything was great, well organized, we were a small group, so it was even better. Special thanks to guide Luka, who was very friendly and funny and eager to tell us everything about his country and its history and traditions. Thank you for this great day
Andrzej Krzyżanowski28.08.2019 19:20:43
Worth to see.
Eugen Rotaru27.08.2019 16:19:21
Very nice experience! well organised and trained staff! Stunning landscape, beautiful memories
Esther Sleurink27.08.2019 14:34:14
We had an amazing day at this tour. The drive to the rafting camp was very long, but also very beautiful. We had a few stops to enjoy the views and take some photos. And also our guide told us so much about Montenegro during the drive, so it wasn't too bad. The rafting was a lot of fun!!! The water was quite calm, but for us (first time rafters) it was perfect. The water was so clear and the mountains looked spectaculair. Our rafting guides were very professional and made you feel safe. They were also a lot of fun, they made everyone laugh!! Just one thing: the planning said that 19.00 would be the time that we would be back in Kotor, but we we arrived around 21.45 in Kotor. For us this was no problem, but just keep that in mind.
Lindsay aspinall26.08.2019 23:11:18
Amazing tour! So much fun and our guide was so knowledgeable, we learnt a lot about Montenegro. Would definitely recommend!
Michal Borek26.08.2019 16:24:16
Thanks for the tour! It was really nice. I would like to give a special thanks to Luka, who is the best guide I've ever had. Awesome person! I will definitely recommend the tour to my friends :)
This is really the best activity and day of our vacation in Montenegro. Everything is well organized and the day is really full of surprise . We took that excursion with the full familly and all of us are saying the same thing.. this must be done... You can put my name next to it with pleasure.
Almira Tan18.08.2019 14:21:32
The tour was amazing. I didn't just experience rafting but also see the other beautiful sites of Montenegro. Nina was such an enjoyable tour guide as well. She was very friendly and approachable. It was also very convenient, from meal preparation to getting our gears, the transportation going to/from the rafting camp and Kotor. The rafting experience was not scary at all and we felt very safe in the raft even kids or beginners can try it. I would recommend for anyone visiting Montenegro to try this.
Roberts Contreras Lopez16.08.2019 13:02:22
Had a blast, met great people, 10/10. Our guide Nina was super helpful, professional and engaging, along with her instructor mates who were all very qualified and fun. Thanks again!
Julie garry15.08.2019 22:32:37
We did the Tara rafting and the day boat cruise. Both days were fabulous, the staff were amazing and worked very hard to make everyone happy. Would highly recommend.
Emilia Piitulainen13.08.2019 21:09:31
Everything was perfect and we has an amazing guide Luca!
ZOE FYFFE10.08.2019 23:00:52
A long but fantastic day. Would definitely recommend
Zoltán Dudás-Györki07.08.2019 21:59:20
We went to the Tara Rafting program with my family. It was a life time long experience for us. It was absolutely safe for our children as well. Well organized tour. Thank you again.
celine anich06.08.2019 16:53:30
We really enjoyed our rafting tour! It was a very amazing adventure. Thank you so much! Our guide was really nice and tould us interessting things The only thing we wanna recommend is that we thought this wild water rafing tour is a litte bit more dangerous and faster. And it is a litte bit sad that we were not allowed to take our 12 year old brother with us . Because on the webside there is written 13+ and you have to bring the ID card. But in the end there were 3 children on board. All in all it war a geat trip and we loved it!
Jane Lewis06.08.2019 11:37:11
We had an excellent day. Picked up promptly from Kotor Old Town and transferred on a comfortable minibus. Our host on the bus was Luka and we made several stops on the way including Perast, black honey tasting and the Tara river dam. When we arrived we had a hearty late breakfast of meats, cheeses, bread and fruit. We had a vegetarian and a vegan in our party and both were taken care of in terms of food. Once we'd eaten we got kitted up with wet suits and life jackets and then taken over the border into Bosnia to the starting point of our rapids adventure. Our "captain" on the raft was Sergan, he was very friendly and lots of fun - he really added to the trip. After a quick safety talk we were off down the river. The surroundings are beautiful and the river itself crystal clear (and also extremely cold!). We were in a raft with four others. Our own party consisted of a 15 year old, 21 year old and their 2 middle aged parents. The activity was great for all of us and no one felt uncomfortable or out of their depth. There were a couple of stops to do some cliff jumping and walk underneath a waterfall - but there was no pressure to do these if you don't want to. There was also the opportunity to get out of the boat and swim or float down the river. We all had great fun and would thoroughly recommend it. Once the rapids were completed, which took a couple of hours, we were back to the restaurant for dinner. Orders had been taken at breakfast, so everything was ready and, again, our vegetarians and vegans were catered for. We then headed back to Kotor with a couple of stops on the way to stretch our legs. All in all, we would highly recommend the whole experience. It was well planned, lots of fun, all our guides were excellent and it was good value for money.
Ameeta Singh21.07.2019 21:26:12
We heard about rafting on Tara River from a friend and decided to try it out. We are so glad we went with 360Monte! Although the tour started in Kotor, they accommodated pickup/dropoff to/from Budva. Nina and Stefan were our guide and driver and they took excellent care of us! They made sure we were happy and comfortable all day. Would definitely recommend going with this group! Two minor things to mention. First, make sure to have a sweatshirt or something with you as it's a bit chilly in the mountains (especially during breakfast). Second, the actual rafting guides are great but a few were smokers and I saw them throwing cigarette butts into the water. I said something to one and he picked it up. They really need to respect nature and understand with the number of smokers I saw just in that day, if everyone does that, they're going to ruin the river not to mention their livelihood.
Sarann taylor20.07.2019 17:26:38
We loved this trip. So much fun and great value for money.
Findus reinkober18.07.2019 21:42:51
Die Tara Rafting Tour hat super Spaß gemacht. Unser Guide Luka hat uns super begleitet und interessante Stories erzählt. Dadurch ist die Tour vielmehr als nur eine Raftingtour und man lernt auch super viel über Land und Kultur. Essen war super lecker. Skipper und auch Fahrer waren super kompetent. Preis Leistung super:)
Carlijn & Robbin14.07.2019 18:04:55
Had a graat time
Karen bazell07.07.2019 16:23:25
I did this trip with my 2 sons and we absolutely loved it; it was the highlight of our holiday in Montenegro. We were well looked after by our tour guide and raft driver, they were friendly and knowledgeable and took time to make sure we got the most from our trip. We also loved the food and the riverside bars...all in all a highly recommended trip, thank you!!
Mikko Suur-Askola02.07.2019 15:40:28
Rafting is super fun, especially the part where you can jump into the rapids. All was good, no complaints whatsoever, only positive feelings. I would like to do this again some other time, so much fun and releases stress from work. Thanks to Luka, you were such a nice host!
Jessica happ24.06.2019 23:01:43
Excellent day and perfectly planned adventure!
Torsten Metz23.06.2019 00:31:04
It was a Wonderful tour! Thank you
Annika Evisalu10.06.2019 17:30:28
We got so much more, than just rafting! Luka was the best guide and Nikola leaded us on the river. The weather was bad, but perfect for rafting. At the bright side, we didn't get sunburned. Water was about 8°, so the rain was like hot shower to us. 😄We had a time of our life! The only bad thing was, that it ended so fast. 😄 Wish You all the best! Estonian girls PS! Sorry if names aren't correctly written.
Minna Nieminen10.06.2019 13:25:26
Everyrhing was great! Our guide, landescapes, food, rafting..
Joseph aziz08.06.2019 17:44:56
Jessica Betancourt01.06.2019 23:23:42
With Slavko as our driver and Nikolai as our rafting guide, we had an excellent tour! The food was all delicious and the rakia kept us warm despite the chilly morning. There were many laughs.
Kaja Bogdan30.09.2018 17:54:10
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 :)
Mike rooney30.09.2018 13:15:43
Excellent day out, great value for money, super guides, wonderful journey both on and off the water
Stuart Dixon20.09.2018 10:12:15
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.
Kyle Neidhardt17.09.2018 23:44:37
The daylong rafting trip was lots of fun. The rafting guide was great, and the scenery was beautiful. I would highly suggest this trip!
Igor and jane nizhniy13.09.2018 10:33:20
The whole trip is something to remember! =) Thank you very much for all impressions you've given us =)
Yvonne birks08.09.2018 15:05:52
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
Tanya mazman06.09.2018 20:26:46
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!!
Sara Silva Pereira29.08.2018 14:07:24
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.
Edel clancY20.08.2018 14:35:52
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 :). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stefanie Klerf16.08.2018 09:30:28
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
Marta Golubowicz05.08.2018 18:11:28
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.
Lizzie and alisha29.07.2018 23:25:52
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.
Alisha East26.07.2018 15:30:41
Hello, We would like to book a trip For tara Rafting for tOmoRRow If possible? Alisha
Tom Lawrence25.07.2018 14:19:57
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!
Rosemary Okoli25.07.2018 09:04:42
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.
Graham hendren24.07.2018 15:05:59
An unforgettable day kayaking on the Tara River. Great food, comfortable transportation and amazing scenery! Thank you so much!
edita Ramadani22.07.2018 18:44:19
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.
Neal Billings18.07.2018 14:14:39
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)
Amy Reid11.07.2018 14:54:17
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!
Meraj Ondhia03.07.2018 12:17:01
We had a fantastic day, Slobodan was an excellent tour guide.
Brett Baugher02.07.2018 19:43:11
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!!
Osvaldas Zagurskas23.06.2018 22:32:34
Everything was fine
Thoroughly enjoYed the day tour, OgnJen was my tour guide and made the day very memorable.
Cassie Shortal20.06.2018 14:14:11
An amazing tour with a great guide (Luka). Rafting on the Tara river is a must!
jane djuarahadi15.06.2018 12:00:31
Had amazing time guided by the awesome Oggie who went out of his way to make sure we had great time! Highly recommended!
Angel cheung07.06.2018 14:30:16
Very nice trip, well organized!
Ksenia Podkopaeva03.06.2018 15:39:03
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!
Anna Gibbs14.05.2018 15:17:46
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 :)
GIRARD lea13.05.2018 15:07:27
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.