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Piva Lake

Lake Piva (Pivsko jezero) is a reservoir in Montenegro. It is located in the northwest part of the country, in Plužine Municipality. The surface of the lake is 12.5 km², the length is 45 km, and the maximum depth is 188 m. The elevation is 675 m from the sea level, making it the most elevated artificial reservoir in the world.

The artificial lake is the result of the construction of Mratinje Dam on the Piva river.After the building Mratinje Dam which was formed by construction of the Piva hydro-electric plant in 1975 (240 m high), the town was transferred uphill, while the previous location was flooded by newly created Piva Lake on the bottom of the lake there is the old town Plužine.

 Piva Monastery was also there, but it has been relocated. The new location of the monastery is 8 km from Plužine, and 3.5 km away from the original location of the monastery. The relocation has started in 1969 and finished in 1982.

Magnificient viewpoints, exciting landscapes, in short beautiful nature will leave you speechless.

BASIC INFORMATION

The total are of piva lake is 12.5 square kilometers, and the length is 45 kilometers.

Maximum depth of Piva Lake reaches 188 meter. Mratinje dam hydro-electric plant (240 metter)

Zabljak( located in northern Montenegro); Niksic (located in the west of Montenegro); Podgorica (located in central Montenegro)

Podgorica International Airport (MNE); Sarajevo International Airport (B&H); Dubrovnik International Airport (CRO)

Piva lake cruises rafting camp Encijan

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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:



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  • National park Sutjeska
    Last discovered canyon in Europe with It's unusual beauty and more unusual name.

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Choose your ADVENTURE !

According to our many years experience in outdoor tourism, we are able to offer you more variants from our well designed arrangements (or packages) from one day and multiple days adventures tour in our country. Shell us, together with you, go into a little adventure and fearlessly stream our boats down the Tara and its boiling cascades…Or we go together with you with our backpacks to cruise along one of the most beautiful national parks in The Balkans…And maybe we’ll just get lazy together with you and enjoy the ethnic specialties of our cuisine…We have created programs which will exceed all your expectations! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, history buff or even foodie – do not worry, we have got you covered! Choose a program that fits your personality the best and live through an unforgettable experience!

It`s your choice…

  • Tara River rafting package A2
    Package for those who do not satisfy with only one rafting along boiling river rapids and wish to repeat it next day immediately!

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  • One of the most beautiful Tara rafting packages, where you have possibility to experience relaxed tour and real adventure to remember along whole river flow and Canyon…

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  • Perucica and Tara River rafting package A3
    Hiking trough one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. Jeep and photo safari trough National park Sutjeska combined with Tara River Rafting.

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  • Tara river rafting package A9
    Taste rafting and experience two relaxed nights in the heart of the Canyon! Package for those who do not rush, and want to spend one more night in the Camp after rafting experience, and go back on trip home, really relaxed.

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Accommodation

Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. Furniture within the bungalow is new.
Two mountain houses – chalets (each 55 m2) are fully furnished with new furniture and comprise of bathroom, kitchen and a spacious living room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms in the attic. Toilets, sinks and showers are decently furnished, immaculately clean and fully meet the needs of a modern person.Hot water is available in shower

Organic food

food at encijan

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.

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.