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Arrangement D10 - Tara Rafting from Kotor (one day)

Are you in Kotor where you enjoy the sun, the sea and the sand? Try something different. Chill out  in the deepest canyon of Europe and live an unforgettable rafting adventure which you will never forget. This unique daily tour gives you the opportunity to explore all the canyon beauties that you may not have the opportunity to visit so far. If you like adrenaline and rapids in the latest and most exciting rafting section (from Brstanovica to Scepan Polje), this emerald beauty will leave you speechless. Beside the rafting itself, you will have the opportunity to see unforgettable scenes, beautiful areas and natural resources from the surrounding area. What are you waiting for? Create your own group of favorite people and replace the warm sea with a pleasant untouched nature. For sure you will be impressed.

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 Kotor 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 Brštanovica 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 Kotor.

How to reach us from Kotor

If you are coming with your own car, we suggest you the following route: When you go out of Kotor, drive along the coast to Risan. When you go out of Risan, go right to Grahovo and Niksic. You will detour by Niksic bypass and follow the road for Pluzine and Foca. When you pass by  Pluzine, you will arrive at the Scepan Polje border crossing. After coming to the Montenegrin boarder called Scepan Polje and after checking your documents by the police where you will tell them how you are going to Tara Canyon (Camp Encijan)., Because in that case you are not going out of Montenegro and you do not need to check out on Boarder. After this procedure you will continue your trip. After 100 m going  back, you are going right from the primary road and go on on local asphalt road next to the Tara River toward Brstanovica. After preclusion from the main road, your orientation is a white toll house and toll ramp which is placed on the left side. 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 there you are going left. After that just go straight. Keep going on the asphalt road. When you come until the end of this asphalt road, leave your cars on macadam parking in the right track. What is important – when you come to Montenegrin boarder, please call one of those 2 numbers: 0038758 480 280 (this is a Camp number) 0038269 673 655 (Camp mobile number) so that someone (mostly skippers) can transfer you (over the water) from the parking to another side where is our camp. 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 Kotor to us.

If you have a free time, our recommendation is to visit Ostrog Monastery, which is located near Niksic. This monastery is built and carved into the cliff. This is the largest Serbian Ortodox sanctuary.

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 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

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 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.

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.