Arrangement A7 – Maglic & Tara River Rafting (3 days / 2 nights)
Take the chance, visit the most magical place in untouched nature. Unforgettable moments in the very heart of Tara River Canyon where is also Camp Encijan.
Giant Mountain of 2386 meters above sea level and is also the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Maglić is the highest peak in BiH and one of the most attractive destinations which attracts nature lover during the whole year. But also attracts other enthusiasts of untouched nature from the world. Beautiful landscapes, endemic plants and animals are something that won’t be forgotten. It is hard to describe Maglic beauty, that’s why it is the best to come and visit.
Located in the most beautiful part of the National Park Sutjeska, in the eternal symbiosis with one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, Perucica, makes this destination one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the said park.
And if you’re a true fan of the peaks and mountains, and if you want to test the limits of your capabilities, and to try to register the more than one win in your life, Encijan adventure team is at your service… Everything from experienced mountain guides, to perfect organization of the equipment and utility vehicles.
Tara River Rafting – a combination of adventure and sport in an active vacation…That it is really that way-with one rafting trip through Tara canyon and its „foamy and boiling rapids”, your blood will boil, and with all the adrenaline, you can alive and awaken within yourself that long time forgotten and deep buried spirit of adventure that we all carry within us.
Rafting is not an adventure that can be taken for granted, especially on Tara River, which is recognized as one of the best in the world for rafting alongside to Colorado or Zambezi rivers.
Day 1 - Arrival to the camp Encijan
After arrival to the boarder Hum-Scepan Polje in prearranged time, in the afternoon hours between 4 pm-6 pm, 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 8 pm 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 River Tara
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 brakes 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 awaits us. (On the menu are local ethno specialities: rousted veal, fish and other dishes of ethno cuisine…). After lunch afternoon leisure, swimming, fishing hike around the camp and upon request visit to old suspension bridge. Around 9 pm diner by the camp fire and afterwards all evening leisure, music “live”, etc…
Day 3 - Trekking tour to Maglic
After breakfast by 7 am follows preparations to conquer Mt. Maglic tallest mountain in Bosnia with 2386 meters of altitude. Transport by 4×4 vehicles to Mrkalj klade, from where we start trekking tour and ascent along “Postmans path” to the summit. The tour is quite demanding and lasts 3-3,5 hrs in one direction and for sure it’s worth it. After break of around half an hour and enjoy in the scenery, return along same route to Tjentiste by 4 pm. Lunch in restaurant “Jezero’ nearby the largest outdoor swimming pool in the Balkans. Afterwards transport to Foca by pm 6 where the arrangement ends.
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 fireplaceand 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
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 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 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.
What about guide?
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 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 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.
If you are interested, below you can read all the FAQ related to our business
119€ 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 4.30 € per person
- Accommodation tax in amount of 0.80 € per person per day
- Tax for entrance in National Park ”Sutjeska” of 2.50 € per person per day
- Tax for Trnovacko lake in amout of 1.00 € 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: 12.40€
- 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.
Total tax: 12.40€
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Attractions from our region
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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The phenomenal nature leaned on the two National Parks (Sutjeska and Durmitor) and the camp Encijan outdoor resort in the very heart of the canyon provide us with inexhaustible opportunities for the activities which we organize every day. Magical sojourn in untouched nature; Spend unforgetable moments in the very heart of Tara River Canyon where is also our Camp located. Get away from the crowds and join us on an unforgettable journey. Get out of everyday life and change the asphalt with untouched nature.
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.
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.