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Arrangement A4 – Entire Canyon Expedition (4 days / 3 nights)

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

Tara River Rafting – a combination of adventure and sport in an active vacation…

One of the most beautiful rivers, Tara River, jewel of Europe, can’t be described with words. The best is to come and see this beauty with your own eyes. Tara River unites all that can be heard, seen, touched and found in this unique nature.

During the three days, the amount of time needed for a relaxed journey through the canyon, you will experience many things, and in the three days we can promise you unreal scenes of beauty. This can only be changed to the adrenalin shocks when passing through the “foamy and boiling rapids”.

In the upper part of the Canyon, starting point for rafting is „Splaviste“, located near the famous bridge on Tara River (Djurdjevica bridge), and near tourist center of Zabljak. From the initial rafting point rafting tours through a whole canyon of the river Tara, i.e. rafting tours in which you pass the entire navigable part of the river canyon on route from Zabljak to ScepanPolje.

In the lower part of the canyon starting point for a rafting is Brštanovica. The location is situated fifteen kilometers upstream from the border crossing ŠćepanPolje in the heart of the canyon, and where exactly is our camp Encijan. Due to attractiveness of the lower part of the canyon, and the largest concentration of cascades and rapids in this section.

Everything is organized with our off-road vehicles in a Jeep Safari tour. The Jeep safari is the great way to see the surroundings of beautiful environment. Enjoy an exciting drive with our jeeps  Use the chance to drive the roads and enjoy through the untouched nature.

Prepare your phones and camera and enjoy our nature that is breathtaking.

Plan Trip

Day 1 - Arrival to the camp Encijan

After arrival to the boarder Hum-Scepan Polje in prearranged time, in the afternoon hours between 4pm-6pm, the next is half hour drive through the pleasant ambient of Tara River Canyon to the place called Brstanovica which is also the starting point for Rafting. Our Camp is also located there. For all the participants of this Arrangement is secured parking line for your personal cars. After arrival to the Camp and welcome drink and accommodation to the in the cottages – bungalows and introducing our camp and environment. At 8pm a dinner will be served. On the menu are our local specialities such as veal, lamb, homemade cheese, ham, etc). A night will be continued with the damp fire and traditional live music and you may enjoy as much and as long as you want.

Day 2 - Rafting from Zabljak to Radovan Luka

After breakfast and preparations till to 7am, the following is transport to Žabljak (Šljivansko) starting rafting point by 10am. Preparation for the rafting, each participant gets rafting gear (wet suit, neoprene boots, life west, helmet and paddle). Rafting follows along first part of the river in a length of 30km and duration of 3-4 hours, with breaks for the photo safari, swimming and refreshments. Arrival to camping site Radovan Luka around 3pm, were will have a lunch. Accommodation at this camping site is at the motel. Afternoon leisure and dinner in the evening.

Day 3 - Rafting from Radovan Luka to Encijan

After breakfast and preparations, rafting follows along second part of the Tara River with breaks for the photo safari and swimming. Also breaks near most interesting parts of the Canyon. Arrival to the Camp “Encijan” around 4pm where will have a lunch (on the menu rousted lamb, fish and other ethno specialties). On this camp accommodation is in the mountain huts in a very pleasant environment. After lunch afternoon leisure, swimming, fishing, hike around the camp and upon request visit to old suspension bridge. Around 9pm diner by the camp fire and afterwards all evening leisure, “live” music, etc…

Day 4 - Rafting from Encijan to Scepan Polje

After breakfast and preparations till to 11:30 am (everyone gets rafting gear, wet suit, boots, life jacket, helmet, paddle) rafting follows along most exciting part of Tara River. Rafting lasts around 2-3 hrs with the breaks for photo safari, swimming and refreshment. From the end point of rafting, Šćepan Polje, Mouth of rivers Tara and Piva, we set back by our 4×4 vehicles to our base camp, where lunch and hot shower awaits for us (On the menu are local ethno specialities: rousted veal, fish and other dishes of ethno cuisine…). After that arrangement ends.

Just in case if those arrangement activities are too much for you, you can expand this arrangement with additional night in our oasis of hedonism and peace with a half-board (dinner, overnight and breakfast) and the next day with enough rest and sleep can go back to your destination.

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 55m2) 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 showers.

The best known – outdoor terraces. Most of the terraces are surrounded by greenery and equipped for a comfortable and cozy stay with adequate roofing and are just few meters from the river. Each of these terraces has a fire place and the fire itself gives special charm to evening parties.

Bungalows, terraces, the beaches for sunbathing and swimming, many deck chairs and swing chairs that are a few meters from the river … All of these will make your stay at the camp more comfortable and enjoyable.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

If you are interested, below you can read all the FAQ related to our business

ARRANGEMENT PRICE

183€ per person

  • Accommodation in the camp in bungalows on a full board basis
  • All necessary rafting equipment and certified skippers
  • All transports during the arrangement
  • Guarded parking lot for your private vehicles
  • Rafting tax on Tara river in amount of 35.00 € per person
  • Accommodation tax in amount of 0.80 € per person per day
  • Tax for entrance in National Park ”Durmitor” of 3.00 € per person per day
  • Accident insurance during the arrangement in amount of 1.00 € per person per day
  • All other expenses that have not anticipated by the programme

Total tax: 48.70 €

  • 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 100m 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.

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.