Day Trip From Budva With Canyons & Rafting

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Duration: Full Day Tour / 12 Hours
Availability : All year, mostly May – Oct
Start: Budva / Bečići (other, on request)
End: Budva / Bečići (other, on request)
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 4 - 15 (More on request)

Enjoy this stunning day tour of Canyons & Rafting Tara through the magnificent canyons of Tara and Morača with an amazing rafting ride on the Tara river. Montenegro has the deepest and most beautiful canyons in Europe. No wonder, because the north of Montenegro is an area of high mountains that is crisscrossed by magnificent canyons, whose beauty leaves no one indifferent. Also, the famous bridge Đurđevića Tara, an architectural masterpiece with five arches 172 meters above this incredible and unique river Tara.

Tara River Canyon takes a proud second-longest in the world after the USA’s Grand Canyon and Europe´s longest canyon. This gorgeous canyon is 80 km long and 1330 m deep, also under the protection of UNESCO. Canyon Morača is one of the most beautiful canyons, a river that spring in northern Montenegro at the foot of the mountain Rzač, which flows 113 km from north to south and empties into the Skadar Lake.

On this day tour, you will experience the unique Tara river with crystal clear water, wild rapids, and waterfalls. Experienced or not, you will be able to ride on a raft boat and enjoy the impressive views of the river, canyon and mountain peaks. Also, the opportunity to see several cultural and historical treasures. There are no descriptions that convey the attractiveness, natural beauty, enjoyment and all positive that this incredible day tour offers, it must be experienced and seen.


Departure & Return Location

Budva / Bečići – or in agreement  (Google Map)

Departure Time

According to the itinerary

Included in price:

  • Transportation – AC coach or minibus
  • Certified guide, drivers and rafters
  • Rafting ride and full rafting equipment
  • 1 x Lunch - national dishes in finger foods
  • 1 x 0.5 liter bottle of water
  • Fees for NP Durmitor
  • Rafting tax & insurance
  • Organization costs

Not included in price:

  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Gratuity (Optional)
  • Additional services
  • Other expenses not included in program


  • Swimsuit, underwear and towel
  • Hat or Cap & Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • A small Umbrella or Raincoat (if rains)
  • Sport / Active Travel Insurance
What to Expect

An amazing day tour for adventurers and nature lovers to experience the beautiful areas and natural resources in northern Montenegro. Throughout this day-tour, besides adventure with a fantastic rafting ride, you can see the phenomenal scenery in the canyons of Tara and Morača. Moreover, you will enjoy the unique Tara river with crystal clear water, wild rapids and waterfalls, well-known for its outstanding beauty.

About 10 km rapids and real rafting adventure on this attractive part of the Tara canyon, river Tara provides true experience in this beautiful green canyon with untouched wild nature. Experienced or not, you will be able to ride on a raft boat and enjoy the impressive views of the river, canyon and mountain peaks.

It’s definitely a day tour to places that should be visited if you are looking to enjoy nature or activities where everything feels like an adventure. On this day tour Canyons & Rafting Tara with rafting adventure you will get to experience:

  • A landscape of magnificent canyons, rivers, lakes and mountains
  • The famous canyon Tara in Montenegro, Europe's deepest
  • The spectacular architecture of Đurđevića Tara Bridge
  • Delicious, authentic food from this mountain range
  • Ljutica, shortest river and largest water spring in Europe
  • Enjoy the cascades of Tara, with very attractive Trešnjički cascades

06:30 Welcome meeting and departure

We’ll meet about 5 – 10 minutes before departing time in the centre of Budva (at the bus stop for tourist and excursion buses on the Mediteranska street, across from Voli Supermarket), or according to the agreement for a “welcome meeting”.
Please, look closely at our driving schedule where you will get on the bus (minibus).

The day tour starts from Budva or Bečići about half-past seven in the morning via St. Stefan (around 06:45) and Petrovac (around 07:00) and drives towards Skadar Lake. During the journey, we have a fantastic view of Budva Riviera and Skadar Lake. Along the way we make a few short stops to rest, take photos, and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

We drive through Podgorica, a city of great importance situated at the biggest flat ground area of Montenegro, as a part of spacious Skadar – Podgorica valley towards Kolašin and northern Montenegro.

09:00 Sightseeing of The Canyon Platije

Canyon Platije, MontenegroThe journey continues on the road through the Morača canyon, one of the most spectacular roads in the world with numerous cliff-side bends and tunnels, on the side of the cliffs. We pass by the Monastery Morača from the 13th century. In the upper part of the Morača canyon extending Platije Canyon, which is on average 1000 meters in depth.

This road along the edge of the narrow canyon, in essence, will extract the thrill from you, will delight you with the beauty of the landscape surrounding you. You can enjoy observing the amazing contrast between steep dark cliffs and the green river. At moments, this beauty becomes scary!

After a short sightseeing stop in the Platije, the journey continues to the Tara River canyon with short stops to rest, photography and enjoy the spectacular scenery of this unique canyon and its river.

10:30 Arrival at Šljivansko, starting point for rafting ride

Walking towards the river before the adventure startsArrive at Šljivansko (ll Logor) starting point, a popular place where people meet for whitewater rafting.
Your rafting begins from the coast with a short introduction to paddling practice and safety procedures led by your guide/skipper.

Preparation for safe rafting ride that includes full rafting equipment, neoprene suits, boots, life jackets, anoraks, and helmets. Neoprene suits and boots are very important because they are during the summer tourist season, the water temperature is 10-12 °C. Each raft has a waterproof bag where you can store your mobile phones and cameras.

After preparation and introduction, the rafting starts at a 10 km total raft ride. This rafting Šljivansko to Žugića Luka is a real pleasure and you can enjoy it without much effort!

11:00 Rafting ride on the river Tara begins!

The rafting from Šljivansko through the famous canyon Tara toward Žugića Luka (Lever Tara), lasts 2-3 hours (depending on the water level) with breaks for photography, swimming, and refreshment, as well as visiting the largest water spring in Europe and also the shortest river in Europe, Ljutica spring.

After the short break at Ljutica, we continue through the Trešnjički bukovi (cascades) and pass under the famous and also very popular tourist attraction, Djurdjevića Tara Bridge. This architectural wonder has a height of 172 meters and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

After passing Djurdjevica Tara Bridge we go past the Bijele ploče and Archangel’s cascades, a small charming Monastery of St. Arhanđela Mihailo (Archangel Michael) from the 14th-century.

A swimming break in the cool green swirls and then continue to Žugića Luka, the endpoint for this ride.

13:30 End of rafting ride in Žugića Luka and Lunch

The Žugića Luka (Lever Tara) is an endpoint for the white water rafting. Upon arrival, we leave our equipment and we will change clothes, also have lunch. Before or after lunch you can look at the stone from Roman times in the old Roman passage in the small village of Lever Tara.

We enjoy a delicious lunch with specialities of the local cuisine in finger foods, where you can try a phenomenal cheese, cream (kajmak), pies (pita) of meat, cheese, spinach, potato, etc. as well as prosciutto (homemade smoked ham) like sudzhuk (homemade smoked sausage). Of course, we will also take care of you who are vegetarians or vegans, just when booking, please inform.

After lunch, we drive to the meeting place, parking spot behind the “Motel Tara” on the Đurđevića Tara Bridge, or agreement to other places. The views are spectacular and give this landscape an indescribable touch.

End of rafting and arrival at Zugica Luka

15:00The ride to the Đurđevića Tara Bridge, sightseeing or zipline

Our ride from Žugića Luka takes about twenty minutes through Lever Tara village with spectacular views of the canyon, Djurdjevica (Đurđevića) Tara village as the bridge.

Stunning view of Djurdjevica Tara bridge
For those adventurous who want to get to the bridge through “ZipLine” instead of our minibus to make the trip even more exciting, we recommend adding popular our Extreme Zipline, the longest and fastest zip line across the Tara River canyon.
(Note: Zipline is not included in the price, cost 25 €. Book in advance)

Take a walk on the bridge and enjoy the view from the famous bridge Djurdjevica Tara, which is an architectural masterpiece with five arches and at a height of 172 meters above the river. During the rafting, you had the opportunity to look at the bridge from the water and get a new perspective on this masterpiece.

15:30 Return journey to Budva

Our return journey from the Đurđevića Tara Bridge to Budva is going the same way we came and takes about three and a half hours.

Along the way, we will enjoy the beautiful views and before we reach Budva we will take a few short breaks for the photoshoot and be delighted with the famous view of Budva Riviera and on the peninsula of St. Stefan.

19:00 Arrival in Budva and the End of the day tour

Old Town in Budva from above with a droneArrive in Bečići and Budva about seven o’clock (via Petrovac about 18:30 and St. Stefan about 18:45) at the meeting place for this day tour at the location and agreed time specified in the driving schedule or agreement.

We hope you had an unforgettable experience and you are welcome again.

Doviđenja! Goodbye!


Important Info

Main details

– To realize this day tour the minimum number of participants must be at least 3 people (trio – with at least 1 adult). If the minimum number of participants (3) is not reached see Booking Form prices, also Pricing information and Prices, or contact us if you have any questions.
– The maximum number of participants is 15 (larger groups on request).
– The program can be changed (eg, due to the traffic, the safety, etc.)
– The program time can be adjusted if needed (eg conditions, service, etc)

Starts on & Ends on

Please, come 5 – 10 minutes before departing time at the boarding location after the driving schedule or agreement from Budva. Also, look closely at the scheduled time and location where will you get on the bus (minibus). We can’t accept a late departure request.
• Starts on: Budva. The bus stop for tourist and excursion buses on Mediteranska street.
• Ends on: Budva. The bus stop for tourist and excursion buses on Mediteranska street.
Your guide also can give you more information about the activity and any other information you want when you are on the spot.

About Boarding and Arrival Locations

Buses or minibuses depart at the scheduled time and location. To ensure smooth operation, we cannot take requests for late departures. Please, double-check our website, voucher or contact the travel agency beforehand for the correct locations and time. Note, that all boarding/arriving locations are available on the website in the itinerary and on the map.
About hotel guests: If agreed to Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service from the hotel, then a boarding location will be in a parking lot outside the hotel or in front of the hotel, according to the Pick-Up and Drop-Off locations and time specified in the voucher and our website.
About other guests: If you come on your own, in your own car or bus, you‘ll be at the boarding point at least 10 minutes before departure.
– If you can’t find transportation to get to us, we will be happy to organize transportation (dependent on availability).

Baby/child car seat
– Baby/child car seat is only on request (if there is a possibility to use) and without charge.
– There are 2 baby/child seat types: 0-18 kg and 18-36 kg
– It’s possible that the client brings their own car seat(s). In most cases, the baby/infant travels (eg plane) in a baby/child/booster car seat, and we also recommend that use it in a car/minibus. 

Booking confirmation & Voucher

– Please confirm your booking in accordance with terms and conditions, or contact the travel agency. Confirm booking within 7 days of the booking date by paying a 30% deposit, and the rest based on a payment plan. Please, confirm the booking immediately during the booking process if it’s less than 7 days before the planned departure for this day tour.

NOTEIf you don’t confirm your booking within the stipulated period, your booking will be cancelled automatically. In that case, a new booking must be made, but then we don’t guarantee availability.
– Bookings that are made online can be confirmed using My Account. My Account includes all information, you’ll be able to track the confirmation, track your payment status, meeting point location and you can also rate the day tour after you finished it.
Note: Bookings made by phone cannot be checked from My Account.

All of our customers who are booking with Montenegro Adventure supplies with useful material to ensure a worry-free, yet adventurous tour. Upon receipt of full payment, the customer receives an e-Voucher with all material delivered by e-mail which can be printed as PDFs or redeemed on mobile.

This e-Voucher includes:
• A detailed itinerary
• Copies of your activity vouchers and invoices
• A detailed map with your route and day tour marked

The customer is supposed to show either a paper or an e-Voucher to our staff or tour guide at the start of the tour.

Change & Cancellation Policy

All changes are subject to availability and a price increase or equivalent administrative charge imposed during the booking process.

  • For any type of change, please contact our Customer Center directly.
  • The addresses or locations on the voucher are the places where you will be picked up and left.

Montenegro Adventure also reserves the right not to offer the tour if the ordered service differs too much from the service booked at the first opportunity. Changes made less than 7 days before the scheduled departure time are not allowed unless the transfer provider or destination requires otherwise.

Cancellation Policy:
The passenger is entitled to cancel the day tour and is required to inform the organizer. Cancellation can be made directly on the website, or in writing including cancellation by e-mail: The date of the written cancellation is the basis for calculating the fee, according to the law of the Organizer, expressed as a percentage of the total price, if the program is not otherwise stated, as follows:

  • no cancellation fee if cancelled at least 7 days before the scheduled departure
  •  50% if cancelled 6 – 3 days before the scheduled departure
  •  100% if cancelled within 48 hours before the scheduled departure

Note: If day tour is missed due to delays or missing arrival, refunds will not be issued

We advise all clients to take out cancellation insurance.

Additional information

It is recommended to book as early as possible to guarantee availability – or at least seven days before departure for a day tour.

  • If there is an insufficient number of participants during your reservation and you want to book a “private day tour” and pay a deposit, but in the meantime, other people also booked then, the basic price will be calculated. Just give us a notification when booking for this “basic” option.
  • The day tour is possible to arrange with transfer for individuals and groups. (Contact us for details and prices).
  • The day tour can be organized in conjunction with another activity or tour (with/without accommodation) or longer. See our offers and contact us to meet your needs or according to your wishes.
  • Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change the price if service providers change prices.

    – Your day tour duration can be customized to your needs as well as according to your wishes.
    – The day tour can be organized in the other order than it is in the itinerary, as well as with other places/bus stations in the region for the group. Contact us for more information and prices.
    – The day tour can be organized in conjunction with other activities or tours. Contact us to meet your needs or according to your wishes.

    – The program can be changed (eg, due to the traffic, the safety, etc.)
    – The program time can be adjusted if needed (eg conditions, service, etc.)

Participants & Children

Participants & Children:

  • Participants on the day tour are individuals or small groups.
    • Children with parents or guardians must be 2-12 years.
    Children under 7 years can’t participate in activities planned on this day tour (see below children’s minimum age).

If you are under 18 you will need parental permission, unless you travel in the company of an adult (18 years of age or older).

Children’s minimum age:

Please, be sure to check in the travel program if the child’s age is limited. In most day tours we offer, the minimum age for children is 7 years, but we also have tours where the age of the child is not limited.

However, children under 7 years (0-6 years) cannot do all the activities, and parents must always supervise them. If there is a possibility, we can arrange childcare if parents want to leave their younger children to stay with our staff.

The minimum age for Rafting, Canyoning, Walking or Trekking – child older than 7 years. Paragliding, Horseback riding and Quad (ATV) would be 10 years. The minimum age for Kayak, SUP and Rock Climbing is 12 years.

Children’s minimum age:

Please, be sure to check in the travel program if the child’s age is limited. In most day tours we offer, the minimum age for children is 7 years, but we also have tours where the age of the child is not limited.

However, children under 7 years (0-6 years) cannot do all the activities, and parents must always supervise them. If there is a possibility, we can arrange childcare if parents want to leave their younger children to stay with our staff.

The minimum age for Rafting, Canyoning, Walking or Trekking – child older than 7 years. Paragliding, Horseback riding and Quad (ATV) would be 10 years. The minimum age for Kayak, SUP and Rock Climbing is 12 years.

Useful Information

• Season: All year, but usually from May to October
• Distance: 200 km – 3,5 hrs drive. Journey near 400 km
• Duration: About 12 hours.
• Code: FDT – CRTB – 001 – MA

Good to Know

TIPPING (Gratuity, Bakhshish): Please note that tipping is customary in Montenegro since a service charge is not added to the bill for example meals at restaurants, guide/driver, and so on. However, a modest tip is always appreciated when left as a thank you to staff who have served you, for exceptional service on a guided tour or at a restaurant, for example. The staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is an easy/moderate difficult day tour, with a few long sightseeing combined with activities such as walking. We recommend you be physically fit for the trip.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Credit card, extra cash – euro € (currency), camera (possibly extra batteries and memory card), sunblock, sunglasses, sun hat or cap, water bottle, smaller rucksack, flashlight/torch, personal first aid kit (possibly. hand sanitiser, mask).

CLOTHES: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the day tour. A hat or cap, sunscreen, and appropriate sun protection clothing is required during warmer months. A small umbrella or raincoat for rain will be useful in case of light rain. The weather in the mountains of Montenegro can be very unpredictable (warmer clothing for months other than summer). Please prepare for various weather conditions.
DON’T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: ID or original passport, Certificate that you have been Covid 19 vaccinated, personal medications, and other essentials you need during your day tour.

Pricing information

– The price is based on the packages of how many people participate, and per person, as well as according to the suggested date of the day tour.

– To realize this day tour must be at least 3 people (trio – at least 1 adult). Also, see Booking Form prices, or contact us.
– If there are more than 15 participants in the group, then get a smaller discount. Also, contact us.
Price policy*: The price of the day tour is based per person (and by age)
*Our price policy: for adults is (12+), children from 2-12 (who have not reached the full 12 ​​years), and infants (baby) 0-23 months (child) who have not reached the full 2 ​​years.
– Adults is always from 12 years
 (excluding separate activities or day-tours).
– Children aged 2-12: for activities or day-tours, different discounts are depending on the program and the other included things in the price, and most often it is 10-15 %.
*For some activities such as kayaking, paragliding, etc. there is no discount for children 2-12 years, and most of our activities are for children from 7 years. Example: The age limits for practising ie canyoning – the lower limit is about 8 years, depending on the constitution of the child.
– Children from 0-23 months: Child/Baby-  It is not recommended that they participate in this day tour.
Other Price policy**:
Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change the price if service providers change prices.


CURRENCY: Euro (€)

  • Adults: from 120€ (Adults older than 12 years)
  • Childs: from 95

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Niamh Moore

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We rafted the Tara River with Montenegro Adventure and it was amazing from start to finish. We were collected from our accommodation in Budva and driven up to the the rafting by Alden. The journey was beautiful and had the opportunity to take photos along the way. Alden also told us lots of interesting things about Montenegro. His passion for Montenegro made us so excited to be there! On arrival the lovely team helped us get ready for the rafting – they provided us with great wet suits. We rafted with two guides both of whom were brilliant!! They controlled the raft with so much skill- I was a bit scared at first but they made me feel completely comfortable!! They taught us how to raft through the rapids and most importantly they did everything they could to make the rafting as fun and exhilarating as possible for us!! After we ate delicious food and plenty of it. The team went above and beyond to make sure we had a brilliant day. It was the best day of our holiday and has us longing to go back to Montenegro Adventure for more experiences!! Thank you so much to the wonderful team ?
Of course I give Montenegro Adventure 5 stars ?

August 14, 2018