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Enjoy this day tour with amazing rafting through the famous canyon Tara in Montenegro. The canyon takes a proud Europe´s longest canyon and the second longest in the world after the USA’s Grand Canyon. This famous canyon is the 1330 m deep and 80 km long, also in UNESCO-s world heritage. There are no descriptions that convey the attractiveness, natural beauty, enjoyment and all positive that this fantastic day tour offers, it must be seen and experienced.
We start early in the morning from Budva. Along the way, we will make a few short stops to rest and enjoy the spectacular scenery, as the largest drinking water reservoir in Europe, Piva lake. Upon arrival at Šćepan Polje, we will go to “Rafting camp” where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast with specialties of the local cuisine.
Three to four hours and about 18 km rapids and real rafting adventure on this fabulous part of the canyon, river Tara provides genuine 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. Also, the opportunity to see several cultural and historical treasures.
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This exciting day tour is designed for adventurers and nature lovers who want to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Throughout the tour, besides adventures with adrenaline rafting, you can see the beautiful areas and natural resources in Montenegro. On this day tour, you will see beautiful landscapes and enjoying the rafting ride Brštanovica – Šćepan Polje will let you experience and see the last 20 km of the Tara River, known for its outstanding beauty.
This part of the canyon has the biggest and most attractive rapids. You will see beautiful landscapes and experience in 21 of 50 exciting cascades. The river is a 3 – 5 volume level on the international scale of river categorization. This means that the water level varies depending on the season.
It is definitely a tour to places that should be visited if you are looking to enjoy nature or activities where everything feels like an adventure. There is also a little chance to encounter wildlife along the shores of the river, also you can likewise uncover grayling, trout, huchen, and carp in Tara’s water.
On this day tour with rafting adventure you will get to experience:
We’ll meet about 5 – 10 minute before departing time in the center of Budva (at the bus stop for tourist and excursion buses on the Mediteranska street, near the Hotel Tre Canne), or according to the agreement for a “welcome meeting”. Please, look closely the driving schedule where will you get on the bus (minibus).
The day tour starts early from Budva, seven o’clock in the morning via Cetinje and Podgorica and drive towards Šćepan Polje. During the journey, we have a fantastic view of Budva Riviera, Podgorica, and the surrounding area.
Along the way, we make a few short stops to rest and enjoy the spectacular scenery, as the largest drinking water reservoir in Europe, Piva lake and crosses the 220-meter high hydropower.
Upon arrival at Šćepan Polje, about half eleven, we will go to “Rafting camp” where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast with specialties of the local cuisine, where you can try a phenomenal milk cream (kajmak), cheese, prosciutto, hot doughnuts (vreli uštipci), honey, milk…
After breakfast, meet our staff and other rafters for preparations for rafting start. Full rafting equipment including neoprene suits and boots, life jackets, anoraks, and helmets. Each raft has a waterproof bag where you can store your mobile phones and cameras.
Our staff transporting you with off-road vehicles, upstream 15 km, along the Tara River to Brštanovica, also starting point for rafting.
Your whitewater rafting begins from the coast with a short introduction to paddling practice and safety procedures led by your guide/skipper. The rafting ride starts at the Brštanovica through the famous canyon Tara toward Šćepan Polje, lasts 3-4 hours (depending on the water level) with breaks for photography, swimming, and refreshment as well as visit coldest Tara’s tributary Šipčanica creek. Stop with short breaks on the most beautiful rapids and waterfalls.
Our rafting adventure begins with Brštanovički cascades, which is famous for its foamy rapids, followed by a series of cascades like Pećine (The caves) and Borovi (pinery). Then follows the cascades Varda, Ćelije and Mladički virovi, which are abundant with trout, and cascades Vernovića (Upper and Lower) which are the largest slope in the abundance of rapids. After the calm water stream of the river, runs into Grab, Zelenac and Uzlup cascades, but now we have already experienced rafters and we routinely go through them.
Soon we come the arched Žanj cascades, where we recommend that the rhythm of paddling be accelerated to the Ljutnica cascades. We are coming to the last row of cascades like the Liječevina’s mill, Krsmanov kamen (Krsman’s stone), and Šipčanica which is an attractive place for rest, before the meeting of the Tara and Piva rivers in the Šcepan Polje (field) from where they flow together as a river Drina.
The Šćepan Polje is an endpoint for the whitewater rafting, at the confluence of the Tara and Piva where the Drina occur, it is our ultimate goal. Upon arrival, we leave our equipment and we will change clothes, as have lunch.
Lunch, starting with delicious and excellent quality meat (roasted lamb or veal, chicken or fish- trout…) as a delicious various salad. Of course, we will also take care of you who are vegetarians or vegans, just when booking, please inform.
After we rested and had lunch, we go to our bus and return to Budva. Along the way we make a few short stops to rest.
Our journey from the Šćepan Polje takes about three hours with very spectacular views of Piva Lake and the surrounding area as well as Montenegrin coast.
Along the way, we will enjoy of the beautiful views and before we reach Budva we will take a few short breaks for the photo shoot and be delighted of the famous view of Budva Riviera and on the peninsula of St. Stefan.
Arrival in Budva on the starting point for this day tour at the location and agreed time specified in the driving schedule according to the daily program or agreement.
We hope you had an unforgettable experience and you are welcome again.
• To realize this day tour must be at least 4 people (adults). See our Additional information & Prices for more details or contact us if you have any questions.
• Group 10+ has a discount of 5-10% to the basic price.
• 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.)
• If possible, we can pick you up along the way or organizing a bus connection or taxi (for a fee) for individuals and groups from other coastal cities and Podgorica.
Please, come 5 – 10 minute 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 the Mediteranska street.
• Ends on: Budva. The bus stop for tourist and excursion buses on the 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.
Buses or mini-busses 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 travel agency beforehand for the correct locations and time. Note, that all boarding/arriving locations 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, at the 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, with 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).
Please confirm your booking in accordance with terms and conditions online or contact the travel agency. Confirm booking immediately upon booking if it’s less than 7 days before the planned departure for this excursion.
Bookings that are made online can be confirmed using My Account. The information available includes, you’ll be able to track the confirmation, track your payment status and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour. Note: Bookings made by phone cannot be checked from My Account.
– Also, show either a paper or an electronic voucher to your guide at the start of the day tour.
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 canceled at least 7 days before the scheduled departure
• 50% if canceled 6 – 3 days before the scheduled departure
• 100% if canceled within 48 hours before the scheduled departure
– If you do not arrive at the scheduled time of arrival without having notified Montenegro Adventure in advance, it will be considered a cancellation. Montenegro Adventure pays no compensation for non-arrival under the above conditions and without express authority from Montenegro Adventure.
– Montenegro Adventure informs you of the cancellation costs that amount to 100% of the booking price.
– Price is based on group 4 – 8 participants (adults) and per person, as well as according to the suggested date of a day tour.
– To realize this day tour must be at least 4 people (adults), ie for the 1 – 3 people it’s possible to organize as a “private day tour” (for the price of 4 people).
– 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 from other cities in Montenegro for individuals and groups. (Contact us for details and prices).
– The day tour can be organized in conjunction with another activity or tour, as a full-day (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.
• Participants on the day tour are individuals or small groups of mixed nationalities.
• Children with parents or guardians must be 2-12 years.
Children under 7 years can’t participate on this rafting ride.
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).
• Season: All year, but usually from May to October
• Distance: 190 km – 3 hrs drive. Journey near 400 km
• Duration: About 12 hours.
• Code: FDT – RBSP – 001 – MA
Currency: Euro (€)
Gratuity (Tip, Bakhshish): Your Montenegro Adventure crew never expect tip themselves and will not request for any. However, if you are pleased with our staff who have served you, and you still want to give a tip, our staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
Clothes: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the excursion. 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.