RAFTING

Greeting with a rustic traditional breakfast

Traditional meal at camp

RAFTING ON THE RIVER TARA

The Tara River, 78 km long has carved one of the deepest canyon gorges in the world and the deepest in Europe.

Exciting days out for all the family from 8 years and upwards!

A 3 hour journey starts in the early hours of the morning, dipping in and out of the Bosnian and Montenegrin mountains and countryside, driving in canyons and past the Pluzine Dam. Many of our guests that have gone, have stayed the night in the lodges by the riverside and travelled back the following day all with glowing reviews and stories about live music by the fire and making new friends.

You can drive yourself or transportation and a driver can be arranged.

On arrival at the rafting area you are greeted with a rustic traditional breakfast before being kitted out in wetsuits and shoes.
Top tip here is even if it is a hot day, take the suits as the water is cold and you will need them even if just for protection from the sun. Sun screen is also a must.

You are then transported a shortish distance to the beginning of the rafting and introduced to your guide who will escort and steer you down the river. There is a stop on the way for a beer or cold drink, so take some small change or you can just have a drink of the refreshing Tara itself!

You can also ask to stop to swim or dive from the rocks and tailor the trip to suit the group. After an exhausting 3-4 hrs you arrive back at camp for a traditional meal of “Lamb Under The Bell”. This is lamb stew, slow cooked in the embers of a hot fire for hours. Hot and tasty it is a welcome meal, washed down with the local beer!

There are several companies offering the rafting but Boro Rafting is one we tried and recommend. We haven’t stayed overnight but staying in the huts and the idea of meeting fellow rafters sounds like fun.

Price as of 2014: €40 per person, including breakfast and lunch.

www.raftingtara.com