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Arrangement D5 - Tara Rafting from Dubrovnik (one day)

Are you on the summer vacation at the Adriatic coast? Or maybe you are planning to visit Dubrovnik?

Why you don’t chill out in an unusual ambient that can only be offered in Tara Canyon? One of the popular packages in where you have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable adventure and replace the warm sand with a pleasant ambient of the emerald beauty. This incredible daily tour was created for adventurers and lovers of untouched nature. Except this adventure you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful area and natural surrounding resources.You will enjoy in the last rafting section of the Tara river from Brstanovica to Scepan Polje which famous for its exceptional natural wildlife with 21 of the total Tara’s 50 rapids Tara. Book your rafting today and replace the sandy beach and the warm sea with the cool and magnificent Tara river.

Note:
The minimum number of participants for this arrangement is 4, and if there is less, please feel free to contact us to check if we can combine your reservation with another group of participants.

Trip plan

  • 07:00 a.m. – The driver of our agency arrives in Dubrovnik at the main bus station or at an already agreed destination. From there, the route to our base camp, located in the very heart of the Tara river canyon, where you can enjoy in a beautiful environment and landscapes
  • 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. – Arrival to our camp, a welcome drink, followed by a brief introduction to rowing practice and safety procedures that will be explained to you by a skipper.
  • 12:00 p.m.- 03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. – Rafting starts in Brštanica through the famous Tara canyon towards Šćepan Polje which lasts 3-4 hours (depending on the water level) with short breaks for photographing, refreshing, jumping from rocks and swimming, as well as a visit to the coldest stream of Tara Šipčanica. And also short breaks at the most beautiful rapids and waterfalls …
  • 03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. – After the rafting is the return to our base camp where will be served traditional lunch, and after lunch, the arrangement ends and the driver will take you back to Dubrovnik

How to reach us from Dubrovnik

If you are coming with your own car, we suggest you the next tour: From Dubrovnik to Foca you will pass these cities: Trebinje, Bileca and Gacko.When you arrive at Brodna Drini (place before Foca), you should continue driving toward Niksic (primary road Foca-Niksic, M 18).After crossing the bridge on Tara River the next is Boarder Crossing called Scepan Polje. When you give your documents to the police, you need to tell them how you are going Tara canyon, on Brstanovica. After checking, you are going back from the boarder. After 100 m back, you go right from the primary road and go on on a local asphalt road next to the Tara river towards Brstanovica. When you turn to the local asphalt road, call the campsite to the following numbers 0038758 / 480-280; 0038269 / 673-655. You will be waiting for our river guides at the end of the journey. After the exclusion from the main road, your orientation is a white toll house and a ramp that is placed on the left. On the 6th km you are coming on the crossover and you are going left. There will be a small orange shop on that crossover and from it you will go left. Just go straight. Keep going on the asphalt road. When you arrive at the end of this asphalt road, leave your cars on the macadam parking in the right track.

You need to take some of your own personal document, a green card for your car (if you do not have it, you can get it at the border). We also recommend to take your swim suit, sandbags, shower gel, sunglasses and sun cream.

      Look at the map from Dubrovnik to us.

Our recommendation what to visit if you have time on the road to us: Trebinje the city of sun and wine, one of the most beautiful cities in the whole region. Visit the famous monasteries Hercegovacka Gracanica and Tvrdos, which is famous for its vineyards, basements and top-quality wine varieties. Also, do not miss the opportunity to taste some of the best wines called Zilavka, high quality wine. Žilavka is known for its fresh freshness and acidity.

Traditional organic food

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 cusine.

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

ARRANGEMENT PRICE

79€ per person

  • Two meals
  • Professional driver
  • All necessary rafting equipment and certified skippers
  • All transports during the arrangement by our vehicles
  • Guarded parking lot for your private vehicles
  • Rafting tax on Tara river in amount of 4.30 € 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: 5.30

  • 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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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 100 m,  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.

Qualifications

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.