Rafting Tara, Šljivansko – Žugića Luka

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Duration: Half-Day / 3-4 Hours
Availability : April - October
Start: Šljivansko (ll logor)
End: Žugića Luka (Lever Tara)
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 15 (More on request)

For those who love nature and seek adventure, Rafting on Tara river will delight you! This adventure will take you on a raft from Šljivansko to Žugića Luka where you will experience fantastic parts of the Tara River, well-known for its outstanding beauty.

Tara Canyon, also known as the “Tear of Europe” takes pride in being Europe´s longest canyon and the second-longest in the world after Grand Canyon in the USA. This famous canyon is 1330 m deep and 80 km long, and in UNESCO-s world heritage.

Departure & Return Location

Đurđevića Tara Bridge – or in agreement (Google Map)

Departure Time

According to the itinerary

Included in price:

  • Rafting ride Šljivansko – Žugića Luka
  • Full rafting equipment
  • Certified skippers and drivers
  • Transport from Žugića Luka to Đurđevića Tara
  • Fee for National Park Durmitor
  • Rafting tax & insurance
  • Organization costs

Not included in price:

  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • Lunch (supplement 10 €)
  • Gratuity (Optional)
  • Additional services
  • Other expenses not included in program


  • Swimsuit, underwear and towel
  • Hat or Cap & Sunscreen
  • A small Umbrella or Raincoat (if rains)
  • Camera
Tour highlights

Explore nearly 10 km rapids 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.

  • A dramatic landscape of magnificent canyon and mountains
  • The spectacular architecture of Đurđevića Tara Bridge
  • Ljutica, shortest river and largest water spring in Europe
  • Delicious, authentic food from this mountain range
  • The old Roman road and the village Lever Tara
  • Possibility for other activities like Zipline, Fishing, Hike...

10:00Welcome meeting, preparations for rafting and departure

We’ll meet 10-15 minutes before the start of the Rafting Tara tour on the Đurđevića Tara Bridge next to the “Motel Tara MB”, in the parking lot of the motel (background of the motel), or by agreement for a “welcome meeting.” Please, check your voucher or our website beforehand for the correct meeting place location and time.

After arrival, meet our staff and other rafters to prepare a rafting group for transportation towards the starting point for rafting. If you come in your car, park in the motel’s parking or at the alternative parking by the bridge.

Thereafter, transporting with our vehicles upstream along the Tara River ca 3 km to Šljivansko (ll Logor), also starting point for white water rafting.

Walking towards the river before the adventure starts

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

After this short journey to get there, arrive at Šljivansko (ll Logor) starting point, a popular place that people will make 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 have it afford without much effort!

11:00Rafting 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 visit the largest water spring in Europe and also the shortest river in Europe, Ljutica spring.

After the short break at Ljutica ride on the rapids continues to the Trešnjički bukovi (cascades) and famous and also very popular tourist attraction, Djurdjevića Tara Bridge. This architectural wonder has a height of 165 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 like a small charming Monastery of St. Arhanđela Mihailo (Archangel Michael) from 14th-century. A swimming break in the cool green swirls and then continue to Žugića Luka, the endpoint for this ride.

rafting on tara river

13:00End of rafting ride in Žugića Luka

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

After the rafting ride, 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

14:00Arrival at meeting place and the End of the rafting tour

Arrive at the meeting place on the location at parking by the “Motel Tara” on the Đurđevića Tara Bridge, after the itinerary or agreement for a “welcome meeting”. Please, check your voucher or our website beforehand for the correct Pick-up and Drop-Off locations and times.

The end of the amazing whitewater rafting Šljivansko – Žugića Luka. We hope you had an unforgettable experience and you are welcome again.

Doviđenja! Goodbye!

Important Info

Main details

  • To realize this activity 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 at least 10 minutes before the welcome meeting and departing time based on the itinerary or by the agreement. Also, look closely at your voucher or our website beforehand for the correct meeting point location and time. We can’t accept a late departure request.
• Starts on: In a parking lot behind the “Motel Tara MB” on the Đurđevića Tara Bridge.
• Ends on: In a parking lot behind the “Motel Tara MB” on the Đurđevića Tara Bridge.
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

  • About hotel guests: According to the planned program for Pick-Up and Drop-Off locations and times. If agreed to Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service from the hotel, then a boarding location will be parking lot outside the hotel, or in front of the hotel at the agreed time specified in the voucher, or by agreement.
    About other guests: If you come on your own, in your car or bus, you will be at the meeting point at least 10-15 minutes before the “welcome meeting“ and departure. Please, check our website or travel agency beforehand for the correct locations and times.
    Note: If you can’t find transportation to get to us, we will be happy to organize transportation (dependent on availability).

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 activity.

NOTE: If 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 activity 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 activities 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.

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

Cancellation Policy:
The passenger is entitled to cancel the activity and is required to inform the organizer. Cancellation can be made directly on the website, or in writing including cancellation by e-mail: booking@montenegroadventure.travel. 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 activity is missed due to delays or missing arrival, refunds will not be issued. 

We advise all clients to take out a sport or extreme sports insurance.

Additional information

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

  • If there is an insufficient number of participants during your reservation and you want to book a “private activity” 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 activity is possible to arrange with transfer from all towns in Montenegro for individuals and groups. (Contact us for details and prices).
  • The activity 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 & Children

Participants & Children
Participants & Children:
• Participants in the activity are individuals or small groups.
Children with parents or guardians must be 2-12 years.
Children under 7 years can’t participate in activities (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 activity program if the child’s age is limited. In most activities we offer, the minimum age for children is 7 years, but we also have activities 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 November
• Start point: Šljivansko (ll logor) – 638 masl
• Finish point: Žugića Luka (Lever Tara) – 590 masl
• Height difference: About 48 meters
• Ride length: Nearly 10 km – Total tour length about 15 km
• River’s classification: 2-4 level on this part of the river
• Difficulty: Easy/Medium difficult route
• Duration: Ride about 2-2,5 hours, a full tour of about 4 hours
• Dangers: No
• Code: FDA – RSZL – 001 – MA

Good to Know

Currency: Euro (€)
Gratuity (Tip, Bakhshish): Your Montenegro Adventure crew never expect to tip themselves and will not request any. However, if you are pleased with our staff who have served you, and you still want to give tip, our staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
Clothes: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the activity. 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.

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 activity/tour.
  • To realize this activity/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 activity/ 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 activity/tour.


Currency: Euro (€)

  • Adults: from 59€ (Adults older than 12 years)
  • Children: from 40 € (Children up to 12)
  • Infants (Baby): Free (Baby up to 23 months)

More prices with various participants based on the different packages – see Booking Form prices


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Suzy Reez

Group Traveller

Thank you Montenegro Adventure for making our trip unforgettable and a memorable one, very efficient team, down to earth, helpful, cheerful and maintaining positive attitude all through our trip, we booked white water rafting at River Tara, full day activity, it was one of the most beautiful trips, the organization of the event, the food and atmosphere was just lovely, they surprised us with home made cooking bbq in the park, we drove in four wheel drive, feels like a safari in jungle, they took us to Zipper liner- out of this world. Book with Montenegro Tours without hesitation, Special thanks to Ana and Rene … they were amazing!! Definitely we will come back and recommend the agency to our friends!

September 16, 2018

Niamh Moore

Group Traveller

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