Visit the clearest, most beautiful, wild mountain river in Montenegro – known as the ’Tear of Europe’ for its purity. The Tara’s source at the foot of the Komovi mountains (1,250m) moves northeastward to emerge through the canyon at Scepan Polje (433m) meeting with the Piva River to form the Drina, one of the longest rivers of southeastern Europe.
The Tara River Canyon is up to 1,330m deep, making it the deepest canyon in Europe and second deepest in the world, after Colorado. For the most part, it is located in Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980 and a geological, hydrological and biological phenomenon.
Tara is also Europe’s last remaining unpolluted river, allowing adventurers to drink from it freely as they descend its rapids. Some of the most spectacular experiences of the canyon include the sunrise with the sunshine breaking through the cracks in the rugged, rocky landscape, and narrow snippets of starry sky to be observed from below by campers.
55€ per person
A one-day rafting experience along the Tara River takes you through the center of the Durmitor National Park. The 12km long route begins at Drugi Logor, finishing up at Lever Tara. The day includes lunch and entry to the National Park, as well as transfers to and from the starting point(s).
Each raft is accompanied by a licensed guide to navigate and coach participants. All necessary rafting and safety equipment is provided by us, including sterilized neoprene wetsuits and boots, a safety helmet and a life vest.
Lunch at the Suza Evrope restaurant is where we finish off the day and share our experiences, while overlooking the impressive monument to Yugoslav architecture – the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge. Participants may also wish to take a ride on the zip line before departure (at a cost of an additional €25).
Meeting point: Djurdjevica Tara Bridge (Suza Evrope restaurant) or Zabljak
Meeting time: 10 am for Djurdjevica Tara or 9:30 am for Zabljak, or 2 pm for Djurdjevica Tara or 1:30pm for Zabljak
Duration: approx. 4 hours (including optional lunch break)
12km rafting along Tara River takes approx. 2.5 hours.
Group size: minimum rafters per boat: 2
maximum rafters per boat: 10
capacity: 7 boats