The Tara River - The Tear of Europe, most exciting & most beautiful river of Europe
ON ITS 145 KILOMETER LONG FLOW FORM KOMOVI, TARA MADE AN ALMOST 100 KILOMETER LONG AND 1.3 KILOMETER DEEP CANYON. THE TARA CANYON IS THE SECOND DEEPEST IN THE WORLD, JUST AFTER THE FAMOUS COLORADO RIVER IN USA, BUT CERTAINLY, IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CANYON IN THE WORLD. BECAUSE OF ITS PURE DRINKABLE WATER, OPULENT VEGETATION AND WILD LIFE, WITH GREAT NUMBER OF ENDEMIC SPECIES, TARA CANYON IS UNDER PROTECTION OF UNESCO.
TARA, "THE TEAR OF EUROPE" ON A RAFTING SCALE, TAKES PLACE AT 3-5 AND IS AMONG THE MOST ATTRACTIVE RIVERS ON THE PLANET. IT IS A TRUE PARADISE FOR ALL ADVENTURERS. IT IS TRULY DELIGHTFUL AND ACTIVE VACATION WHICH OFFERS YOU TO ENJOY IN MAGNIFICENCE OF RAPIDS, CLEARINGS, WATER-MILLS, OLD CHURCHES AND MONASTERY’S AND BRIDGES. THERE ARE BREATHTAKING NATURAL PHENOMENONS THAT YOU WILL SEE IN TARA CANYON.
Tara River is navigable for boats raft for an almost 100 kilometers. Tara Canyon can be divided into two parts-the upper part of the canyon and the lower part of the canyon. There are two starting points for a raft boats, kayaks, canoes, hidrospeed - and other vessels. In the upper part of the canyon the starting point is Splaviste, nearby Djurdjevica Tare and from there begin rafting tours during which runs through the entire canyon Tara. Tours through the entire canyon last for at least two days and during the night we stay in port Radovan camp in National Park Durmitor. When departure from Djurdjevica Tare all rafting participants must pay tax, input and insurance to a total approximately 60 Euros per person. Radovan overnight stay at the port is 27 Euros per person, so cost-tour through the entire canyon is much bigger than the tour prices in the lower part of the canyon. In the upper part, the deepest part of the canyon is near the camp Radovan port.
Starting point of a lower part of a canyon is Brstanovica and it is also the most common point because that is the most attractive part for tourists as well as for sportiest. This section is about 25 kilometers long and ends in our rafting center. Precisely on this section, World Rafting Championship took place: WORLD RAFTING CHAMPS 2009. On this part of the river Tara are virtually all rapids so this tour is often called "the adrenaline tour". Rafting in the bottom of the canyon can be extended even twenty kilometers from the rafting center to Foca. Accommodation during the tour in the bottom of the canyon and N. Park Sutjeska is at all times in the bungalow camp of our Rafting Center Drina-Tara.
Difficulty level of so-called water rafting on the scale for Tara is moving from third to fifth level, during the annual period, waters… which mean that the rafting tours never go without a professional skipper and complete equipment. Rafting season on Tara takes over whole year. Difficulty level increases at the beginning of the year, reaches its maximum usually in March and April, when is also the largest water level and then proportionately with water level falling by the end of the summer. Most often question is WHEN IS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PERIOD FOR TARA RAFTING? The answer to this question is ALWAYS! Maximum of adrenaline is in April, May and June, but with decreasing water level in July, August and September some of the rapids are disappearing, but new and equally attractive rapids appears which you could not see during the high water level period so that means that Tara always offers something new and we often say that you can never flow on this same river twice.
During rafting with well equipped rafting boats and licensed and experienced skippers you can rest, go swimming and fishing or just enjoy in tasteful food of our region.
Besides rafting on Drina and Tara, we offer you facultative excursions in National Park "Sutjeska" which have so many scenic sites. Among others, glacier lakes: Orlovacko jezero, Bijelo i Crno Jezero, Gornje i Donje Bare, mountain Maglic (highest mountain in Bosnia ad Herzegovina 2848 m), Volujak and Zelengora. There is also jungle Perućica, unique natural reservation in Europe with its magnificent waterfall Skakavac (over 80 meters high) .Drina, Tara, Sutjeska and other small rivers have plenty of fish-nasturtium and Californian trout etc. Fish is, in addition to local specialties of this region (grilled lamb, ham and cream homemade pies and etc.) on our menu during Tara rafting.
All our arrangements are all inclusive during whole vacation; accommodation is in the beautiful surroundings of rafting center "Drina-Tara." Our rafting center and camp is in the place called Bastasi, in Tara Canyon, on the shore 18 kilometer far form Foca and on the main route to Niksic and Podgorica. Bungalows are very comfortable and tidy, built in mountain style as well as the entire complex.
Air temperature in the canyon Tare in the summer reaches over thirty degrees Celsius during the day, while during night it is always cozily fresh and often during summer temperature goes down as far as below 15 degree Celsius. The water temperature ranges from 7-8 to maximum 11-12 degrees Celsius in the summer months.
Tara River in the last thirty kilometers of its border seems to flow between the Republic of Srpska (BiH) and Montenegro. It is mandatory to have with you ID card or passport.