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F.A.Q

Frequently asked questions about camp Encijan, Tara rafting, guides and tours etc. Please keep in mind that we are very busy during the season, so we have prepared this F.A.Q database. If, however, you have not found the right answers feel free to send us an email or contact us via phone (viber / whatsapp)

General

Where is your camp located and how do 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.

Do I need to book in advance?

Certain days during the season sell out quickly, so we encourage calling our Reservation office to check for availability. While reservations are required in advance to participate on a rafting trip, we are always busy taking last-minute bookings up to a day or two before a trip. As long as there is available space, we are happy to help you get on the river – even at the last minute!

What about the transportation?

We will arrange a transportation for you from Šćepan Polje to our camp. When you head out on a rafting adventure we will also transport you with our vehicles to other rafting points. When your arrangement is complete, you will be transported back to Šćepan Polje. From there, if you do not own a vehicle, you can take a bus and keep moving. Buses from Montenegro are passing by on a regular basis to Bosnia and Herzegovina through Šćepan Polje.

Can we pay in cash upon 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 about fees?

Here is the list of all the fees: Rafting tax on Tara river in amount of 4.30 € per person per day, Residence tax is 0.80 € per person per day, accident insurance during the arrangement in amount of 1.00 € per person per day, Tax for entrance in National Park ”Sutjeska” of 2.50 € per person per day, Entire rafting stream on the Tara river requires 35.00 € per person, Tax for entrance in National Park ”Durmitor” of 3.00 € per person per day. Encijan tourist agency DOES NOT HAVE ANY HIDDEN FEES.

Does your trip include a guide?

We will assign a guide for every tour that you take to National parks, lakes or any other trips. If you are on rafting tour, certified skippers will be assigned to your group. We have got you covered, you do not have to worry about anything.

Staff and the guides, do they speak English?

Affirmative, our guides can speak English very well, our staff too. Employees of the agency, stationed in Foča speak several languages. Do not worry, you will not have to wave with your hand and make smoke signals.

What about nights entertainment?

We organize live music events on weekends, you will be able to chill out next to our campfire and meet new people. What about the other days? Well, depends on how many guests are in the camp. If the camp has lots of guests we will organize live music events on a daily basis.

What alternatives are offered for nonrafters?

Do not worry if you are not into rafting, we have a lot of other programs that will include hiking and trekking tours, jeep safari, canyoning and more! You can visit National park Sutjeska, NP Durmitor, Nevidio canyon, all the lakes in both national parks and much, much more!

None of the arrangements fits my needs, what now?

You do not like a certain part of a program? You would like to create a custom program and choose your own adventure? Something like “Five days of rafting and four days of hiking”? Not a problem! All you have to do is send us a mail with your request and wait until we review it.

How do I get back at the end of the arrangement?

When your arrangement is finished, you will be transported to Šćepan Polje with our vehicles. From there, you can take the bus (they pass through Šćepan Polje  few times a day) and continue with your journey.

I am a backpacker, how do I reach you?

Your journey is the most interesting one, no doubt. All you have to do is come to Šćepan polje, you will be transported to our camp from there with our vehicles. But how do I reach Šćepan polje? Bus goes from Sarajevo, through Foča, from there you can go straight to Šćepan polje by a bus. Coming from Montenegro? Podgorica – Nikšić – Plužine – Šćepan polje. You can take a bus from one place to another. That is it.

Camp& Accommodation

Where is your camp located? How do 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.

What about parking?

We have a private parking lot, you can park your vehicles there. Do not worry, place is secured, there is a guard at the entrance and fence around the parking lot.

Can we bring RV?

You can leave your RV on our private parking lot. Our camp is at a remote location and we are transporting tourists across the river with boats, so there is really no chance of moving RV across the river. The safest place for your vehicle is a parking lot.

Are there indoor accommodations?

Camp Encijan has capacity of 80 beds in 10 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. You have a tent? That is wonderful, our staff will show you the place where you can set up your tent.

Do the bungalows have electricity?

All of the camps facilities are supplied with electricity.

Do you allow campfires?

Yes. You can have your own campfire. As always, safety is number one priority to all of us, so make sure to put it out after you are done.

Do you have showers?

Yes, we do have showers and enough hot water.

What about the food?

Here at camp Encijan we serve only the most delicious food. Fresh food is prepared and served every day according to the demands of our guests and we are trying to fulfill all of their requirements. If something is prohibited by your doctor, nutritionist, prohibited by your religion, or you do not want it for any other reasons we will immediately find something that will suit your needs.

Do you have menus for vegans and vegetarians?

If you are vegan or vegetarian please notify us while making a reservation or upon your arrival at the camp. We will prepare a special menu for you. Our guests satisfaction is a priority, so do not hesitate to tell us, we are more than happy to oblige.

What is your camping area like? Are pets allowed?

The main campground is a large open field located near the coast of Tara river. Accommodation facilities are separated from the restaurant. Pets are allowed in camp Encijan. We have a dog.

Can we drink at camp Encijan?

Why is this a question? Of course you can drink alcohol.

Can I use my own tent?

You can pitch your own tent in our camp, that will not be a problem. Amenities are close, restaurant is close too.

Rafting

When is the best time to go rafting?

Anytime during the summer – the Tara river has excellent flows May to September. In May It will be a bit more “extreme” because of water level, families can go raft later in summer when the water level is low. Weekdays are less crowded.

What is the water temperature?

In May – temperature is between 5-7 degrees. In June and July between 10 and 13 degrees Celsius. August and September, between 9 and 12 degrees Celsius.

What is the 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.

How long is the trip?

Depends on a starting point of your rafting trip. Brštanovica – Šćepan polje lasts for one hour and a half, entire Tara river trip will last a day.

Do I need previous experience?

You do not need to have previous experience, our skippers will brief you on everything that you need to know.

What happens when it rains?

We raft rain or shine, you are going to get wet in either case. There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment, and our equipment is top quality.

How many people are there in a raft?

Nine people are on the boat, eight of our tourists and our skipper.

Is rafting dangerous?

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 of us to fill 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.

Do I need to be able to swim?

You will be able to go on a raft trip and enjoy with your friends even if you are not a good swimmer. In that case, please inform our skipper before you go on a boat.

I have a GoPro / 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.

Should I tip my skipper?

It is up to you. Your skipper / guide works hard to ensure that you have a fun, yet safe Tara rafting adventure, and they appreciate being tipped. If you feel your guide has done a good job at keeping you safe and sharing the wonderful river environment with you, feel free to tip them. This is a token of your appreciation. Tipping is always appreciated but never expected.

Hiking, Trekking, Canyoning

What do I need to hike?

We do not provide boots nor backpacks, so you will have to bring your own.  We organize mostly one day tours, so you won’t need a tent. Some trips may be a challenge to those who come physically unprepared.

How hard are hike trails?

The answer is up to you. Depending on how prepared you are, your trip can be a vacation or a challenge. Mental attitude and adequate water and food consumption are very important.

What about the guides?

A guide will be assigned to your group, so you won’t need any maps. Guides speak English so the communication won’t be a problem.

How long will my hike take?

We mostly do one day tours, so It will take couple of hours, we can’t say for certain, depends on how prepared members of your group are.  You will be transported with our vehicles from and back to camp, after you are done with your tour.

What about food and water?

You will receive food and water from our guides, but you are also allowed to bring your own stuff to the tour.

What about a permit, are there any fees?

All the fees are already included, you will not have to pay any additional fees. If, for example, your arrangement includes tour to a Sutjeska national park, you probably already paid for it.

Do you have a photographer?

No, we do not have a photographer so you will have to take all the pictures by yourself. Good thing is, you do not need any permissions, and you won’t have to pay anything. 100% free.

Is canyoning safe?

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.

What about the gear in the canyon?

You will receive all the necessary equipment from our guides. Transportation is included.

What skills do I need?

You don’t have to be a world class athlete in order to explore and enjoy the canyon, but you do have to come prepared both physically and mentally. It won’t be easy, but It is not impossible either.

Am I insured against any accidents?

Yes. You already paid for insurance when you paid for your arrangement.

When is the best time to visit Nevidio canyon?

The best time to visit Nevidio canyon is during the summer, and we do tours only in that period.