Arrangement D8 - Piva lake cruises (one day)
Sail with a boat through the emerald water of the Piva lake. beautiful sights like the stone cliffs where one can find golden eagles’ nests and chamois. Montenegro nature scenery, beautiful landscapes, incredible color of the lake – all of these can be seen during the cruise.Over the summer, water temperature is pleasant and people swim there. Piva lake offers everything you can expect from a cruise, and even more than that, water is full of fish (mostly trout).The surface glistened green in the sun while the water bounced with low rapids. Take a deep breath and enjoy in the natural environment.
The minimum number of participants for this arrangement is 4, and if you have less, please feel free to contact us to check if we can combine your reservation with another group of participants
After accepting guests for an arrangement in the morning hours (the recommended arrival time is until 10 am), the next is a half-hour drive to the small mountain town Pluzine, located on the Piva lake coast, where the cruise will start. On the way to Pluzine we will pass through the impressive Tara river canyon which is surrounded with beautiful and landscape and the steep cliffs of the canyon. In the canyon itself, we find ourselves inside of very impressive structure, such as an impressive bridge on Piva lake whose height is over 100 m. We will also cross fascinating Mratinje hydroelectric dam which is 220 meters high.
Upon arrival at the starting point in Plužine, we will board in tourist boats and after short instructions we will start a cruise to Pivalake and its numerous, beautiful sleeves, such as the grate “Resetka”, “Zapisnik”, “Mioč”, “Kruševo”. In the three-hour Piva lake cruise in certain and specific locations, we will make a break for swimming, photos and refreshments. From time to another we will debark on the shore and walk to the nearby viewpoints. And on the halfway, we will debark in ethno camp “Tisina”, where we will make one-hour break for lunch and refreshment.
In the afternoon hours, after three hour driving, we will land at the starting point in Plužine. After debark, we have secured and organized lunch in a nearby ethno restaurant on shore of the lake. There you will try local and traditional meals such as “grilled roast trout “freshly fished from the lake. Grilled vegetables, homemade bread, cheese, will make this trout more tasteful. This arrangement will end around 3 p.m. If you decide to see the lake from another perspective, you can upgrade this arrangement with a unique bird view – go on a zip line.
You can also expand this arrangement with an additional night at our Encijan camp in the unique oasis of peace and hedonism combined with half board or with all other arrangements from our offer.
Traditional organic food
Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again.
The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine.
Our menu offers everything … From a hot doughnuts and home-made bread baked in a wood stove, all kinds of milk products such as home-made cow and goat cheese, pure mountain honey, fresh trout and home-made ham and prosciutto, lamb and goat meat made under metal pan and everything else what is characteristic for our country.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions
Where is your camp located and how can I reach you?
We are located at a starting point for rafting, place is called Brštanovica.
GPS coordinates of the camp: Latitude: 43.321849 | Longitude: 18.960388
Tourists should come to Šćepan Polje, that is the official B&H – MNE border crossing.We own a parking lot, you can leave your car or RV there, It will be safe. We will pick you up at Šćepan Polje and transport you to our camp. If you are in Foča, you can come to our agency, located in Krajiška 2. Agency is located in the city center, in a passage below the Mozzart restaurant.
Can we pay in cash after arrival ?
You can pay with cash upon your arrival to our camp, that will not be a problem. Many passengers, backpackers and wanderers use this option because It is much easier.
What is water level?
Depends, in May, water level is very high, so you will have to come prepared, physically. In June and July, water levels are medium, so you don’t have to worry, It will not be hard, you can even bring kids. August and September- water level is low, perfect for family rafting.
Do l need previous experience?
You do not need to have previous experience, our skippers will brief you on everything that you need to know.
Is rafting dengerous?
Basically, like in every other adventure, it is a bit dangerous, but we take all precautionary measures and focus on your security. So do not worry too much and enjoy your vacation.
There are not enough us to feel a boat. What now?
You will be on a boat with other tourists. When the number of passengers reaches eight, we will assign a skipper and you are ready to go.
I have Go Pro/Camera, can i wear it on the river?
You are ALLOWED to use your own GoPro and other cameras. You will not be charged, there are no fees.
If you are interested, below you can read all the FAQ related to our business
50€ per person
- Two meals
- Certificated guide
- All transports during the arrangement by our vehicles
- Guarded parking lot for your private vehicles
- Nature Park “Piva” 1.00 € per person per day
- Accident insurance during the arrangement in amount of 1.00 € per person per day
- Extra services upon request
- All other expenses that have not anticipated by the programme.
Total tax: 2.00 €
- The listed hours, as well as the program schedule are changeable according with your needs and requirements.
- Previous experience unnecessary.
- The program schedule can be extended or combined with other arrangements from our offer.
- The offered program can be realized during the week.
- Payment in KM or €.
- Unnecessary minimum number of participants for the realization of the arrangement.
- Discount for group over 10 people.
- Guaranted maximum security and comfort.
- Required ID and passport.
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If the presented arrangement is not compatible with your notional program with us at our Camp Encijan or for any reason is not adequate, we would kindly ask you to look at similar arrangements.
Attractions from our region
Bosnia and Herzegovina, a heart shaped land, has a lot to offer when It comes to tourism. Spacious mountain views, emerald green lakes, beautiful landscape and picturesque towns. West and the East meet here, so you will learn a lot about cultures, traditions and people. Share what you have learned with your friends at Encijan’s campfire. When It comes to the tours that we organize, here are some destinations that we recommend you to visit:
How to reach us
At the border crossing of Scepan Polje, when submitting documents to border police officers, it is necessary to emphasize that you are going to the Tara canyon to Brstanovica. After completing the registration (in case you coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina turn round and turn back only 100m, and if you are coming from Montenegro, you go only 100 m forward) where you turn off right from the main road and turn on the local asphalt road leading along the river Tara towards Brštanovica. For more information on how to get to us, see the link below.
Safety & Skippers
All skippers hired by agency Encijan have passed various international trainings and licensed and certified by the IRF(International Rafting Federation), and each of them has multiyear experience in their work and has encountered many trips down the Tara River and most of them consider rafting and adventure as satisfaction and their lifestyle, and then the job. Our mountain guides are passionate, experienced mountain enthusiasts who work for years in the outdoor industry and are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience.
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.