Our Story – Encijan Adventure Team
How it all began
Encijan Adventure Team began offering whitewater rafting through the Tara River Canyon to customers looking for adventure back in 2002. Very few team members, as founders of the company, set out on a simple mission to provide the opportunity to the adventure seekers to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Canyon on Tara River rafting trips.
In the very heart of the Tara River Canyon, miles away from modern civilization and at the beginning of the most exciting rafting part of river, there is a place called Brstanovica and Camp Encijan on it, one of the most beautiful camps on Tara river and only one at the Bosnian side of river.
We simply followed in the footsteps of forestry workers (rafters) who, as early as the first half of 20th century, started to bring logs down the Tara River. At the beginning it was just an everyday job, a dangerous one. It had nothing to do with adventure trips nor there were travelers coming to the river. Those forestry workers were in fact pioneering river adventurists. And few decades later, workers came to the idea to share the adventure with people from all walks of life. Those humble beginnings saw the birth of the modern adventure vacation, making whitewater rafting through the Tara River Canyon available to anyone with the desire and a willing spirit.
Encijan is not just a camp, for nature lovers and people that love adventure, relaxing and getting away from civilization, Encijan represents one of the last remaining oases of peace in nature that is still not touched by human hand and they always and often come back.
Encijan adventure team
Encijan Adventure Team is one of the most experienced outfitters in the Tara River Gorge. We know how to help you and your group have a memorable experience. Team leader Sherpa’s always set a high standard how we run and operate our trips, from the facilities, equipment and gear to the amazing guides, drivers and office staff who make it happen.
You will get the same great experience no matter which adventure trip you choose. Encijan Adventure Team was founded some 20 years ago by group of young enthusiasts and nature lovers. Our passion for nature, wilderness and whitewater has not changed since that first season and our love of adventure and rafting is still apparent today.
As a company we look for that same passion in all of our staff. Our staff loves being in the mountains, on the water and sharing that experience with others, and we feel this is what makes every trip with Encijan Adventure Team stand above the rest. So regardless if you have Srdjan as your guide (yes he still guides boats and climbs mountains) or one of the many other incredible team members we can’t wait to share what we love with you and your group.
In order to lead adventure trips, as well as other trips with Encijan Adventure team, our staff must meet certain job qualifications and certifications.
- IRF (International Rafting Federation) – certification
- First Aid Training
- 5 year experience
- Physical fitness
- Extensive knowledge of the natural surroundings in the region
Prospective guides for Encijan Adventure team spend five years minimum perfecting their Tara River rafting skills under the guidance of veteran trip leaders before earning the position of “Rafting Skipper”. New guides, or guides in training, are known as “Skipper Interns” and it takes a very special person, full of passion, to be successful on the river and work in the natural wilderness of the Tara River Canyon.
Apart of all necessary permits and business registration document in accordance with appropriate state and entity laws (Business registration certificate, Working permits, VAT registration certificate, etc.) our company is constantly seeking to improve quality of service and satisfaction of our customers.
Proof of our success are constant excellent reviews in our guest book, as well as on the World’s largest travel web site –TripAdvisor.
Also Encijan Adventure Team has been awarded Quality Mark 4 Golden Boats by Association of Adventure Tourism.
Why you should choose Encijan Adventure Team
Encijan adventure team has been adventuring safely for years, resulting in an accumulated wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our customers. Our adventure trips include rafting, climbing, trekking, canyoning, photo safaris and much more!
Professionalism and experience!
Awards like Certificate of Excellence and 4 Golden Boats are the proof of dedication and constant progression
Every adventure trip has its own experiences that will provide you with memories to treasure forever. We are 5 star rated by our customers at world largest travel site TripAdvisor which means all aspects of our operation are run to a high standard, this allows you to know you are dealing with a professional and trustworthy business and that you can book and buy with confidence.
Encijan adventure team takes pride in its safety record, and our safety standards that enhance this record
Our agency offices are located in Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Our office is located in Foča Krajiska 16, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact phone: 058/211-150; 065/626-588
Our office works from Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm), Saturday working time (9am – 4pm).
Season starts May 1st (Except Canyoning), with traditional party that we organize every year. Season ends september 30th
Encijan - an award winning agency
We have been receiving positive feedback from our visitors on a regular basis during the past season. Our hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. An award by TripAdvisor – „Certificate of Excellence“ was given to our Agency.
„Certificate of Excellence“ award also serves as a TripAdvisor’s recommendation for all of those visitors who plan on visiting our beautiful country and our lovely little town – Foča. Camp „Encijan“ and Tara river canyon should really be on your checklist for the upcoming season.
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Our Camp Encijan - Oasis of tranquility and hedonism
Outdoor resort in the very heart of the Tara River Canyon, miles away from modern civilization and at the beginning of the most exciting rafting part of river, there is a place called Brstanovica and Camp Encijan on it, one of the most beautiful camps on Tara river and only one at the Bosnian side of river. Rafting Camp Encijan has a tradition of over 15 years and thousand of happy tourist per season…Here is one of the last remaining oases of tranquility and hedonism… One of the first camps ever built on the banks of Tara River…
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the southeastern Europe, on the Balkans peninsula. Country has beautiful landscapes, rich cultural and historical heritage, picturesque towns, and most important of all, friendly people. The capital is Sarajevo, city is also known as the “Jerusalem of Europe”. Bosnia and Herzegovina can be visited at any time during the year, great opportunities await during both winter and summer season.
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You have a group of friends, fellow coworkers or family that you spend a lot of time with? You may want to consider taking a quality group vacation. Encijan tourist agency has extensive experience and expertise when it comes to organizing group trips and vacations. You can even customize your trips to suit all of your needs and interests. With our help, and a little bit of careful planning, we can put together a group vacation that will leave you with nothing but great memories. Feel free to contact us!