KAYAK EXPEDITION: TWO DAYS THROUGH TARA CANYON
– Two nights, Camp Tara-Raft and Tara Canyon
– Six meals, restaurant Tara-Raft and Tara Canyon
– Transportation from RC to the starting point
– Insurance of all participants
– All taxes (daytrip, tourist, NP Durmitor)
– KAYAK, SPRAYDECK, PADDLE, HELMET, VEST, SUIT, BOOTS
Price does not include:
– Service of kayaking guide on the river
– Transportation from your place to our RC
– Beverages at the restaurant
– GoPro footage (GoPro cameras for rent)
o 279 € For the complete tour (accommodation, food, transportation, kayaks, equipment)
o 229 € To organize accommodation, food and transportation (If you have your own kayaks)
Price of the program were made to the calculation for 5 people. For smaller groups the price is adjusted. Reservations can be made on the basis of the remaining vacancies at the time of booking. We suggest that you make reservations min 15 days in advance. Thank you!
ESCORT OF KAYAK GUIDE ON THE RIVER IS 80 € PER DAY.
Early in the morning of the second day we prepare and embarks on a journey to Sljivansko, place where Tara becomes navigable, and that is the starting point of our expedition through the deepest canyon in Europe! We take a breakfest at our restaurant and the heading with our jeeps over Piva mountain, Durmitor and Zabljak, and along the way we stop at some great vantage points. Šljivansko is a place deep in the interior of Montenegro on the road Zabljak – Mojkovac. Our plan is to go for the day approximately 40% of the canyon, 4-7h of kayaking. Before the start of tour, each passenger receives the necessary kayak equipment. Before we start with trip, we gonna take a lunc at this starting point.
On the second day of the expedition we pass beneath the majestic bridge Djurdjevica Tara on Tara River ( approx 145m ), which looks as if he had grown out of the stunning nature that surrounds it . Immediately afterwards, we will find ourselves in the canyon river Ljutice, the shortest river in the world that comes out of the rocks and the enormous speed and under pressure falls into Tara. As we go, so we find Trešnjevičke beech, Crna vrela overfall, Bijela vrela overfall, Angel overfall, Obodina overfall, Masov spring, White spring, Black spring. We will also go next Lazin stone, where Tara is the narrowest and deepest! Ninkovića port, numerous speleothems, river Drage, it’s all part of the way to Radovan’s Luka. The first night we spend in camp at Radovan’s Luka, where we spend the night in a motel. Motel was built deep in the canyon of Tara and is surrounded by superb environmental management. As part of a trip we got dinner in camp Radovan’s Luka!
Evening entertainment with the soothing sound of the river, cut off from civilization, deep in the canyon of Tara.
The next day, after breakfast, we continue our kayak adventure! On the third day we cross the remaining 60% of the route, and we spend on the water as much as time as the previous day ( 4- 7 hours ), depending on the breaks.
After the initial overfalls, overfall Djurasice and overfall Gradine we encounter Brawl beech and pass under the old pedestrian bridge at Tepca. In Tepca, in a place called Obzir, Tara canyon hoisted up to the clouds and reaches its maximum depth of about 1400m! At this point you are in the deepest canyon in Europe! After Šiljevačkog and overfall Lizavice we come to Bajlovića siga, gems in the Tara Canyon, waterfalls that are at distance of about 100 meters and a height of about 30 meters flow into Tara over numerous rocks covered with moss. Bajlovića stalactites adjourn that we visited a unique natural phenomenon that is at the source of Riječica resulting Sige! In fact, far from the waterfall there is a huge cave with impressive lake hidden deep inside her. Rivulets that makes Bajlovića Sige highlights from the lake. The sight of the breathtaking waterfall hidden in the cave, which springs from the rocks and plunges into the lake! After visiting the cave, we continue the adventure. Furthermore, we come to the canyon Sušica, Markovic mill, Jovicic and Ninkovića siga, Nozdrućkih rapids until Brštanovice.
From Brštanovice follows most exciting part of Tara river, last 20km of the route. As we start coming near Brštenovački rapids, and Borovi – the longest and most dangerous rapids at Tara, rapids Varda, Celije, Mladički rapids, Vjernović rapids, Grab rapids and come to Crazy springs! Another jewel in the canyon, waterfalls , with over 20m falls down at Tara with a huge roar and beauty ! Immediately after Manitih springs come in Uzlup, where the dam used to be – the constitution at Tara , where they stopped boules and upload further down the river . Today the dam is gone, destroyed in a huge flood, and its remains can be seen on the river bed. After Uzulp come to Šipčanič beech, Šipčaničkog streams and waterfalls, with a temperature that even in the hottest summer months does not exceed 4 degrees Celsius! A few more rapids we share by the end of Tara, to her meeting with the Piva and birth of Drina. The excitement is waiting for us on Čegrli, Milutin stone rapids… After the confluence with Piva, there is a few kilometers of kayaking down the Drina River to our camp.
In the afternoon hours we get back to the camp, from which we have started the adventure. In the camp there will be waiting warm lunch, and on the menu for that day is the most delicious specialty of the house – “Zalogaj sa Tare”. With this gastronomy specialty we end our expedition on a symbolic way.
Statament of understanding the risks and taking resposibility
Prior to arrival, all guests are required to fill the basic form, which contains a number of informative questions. Within the form, there is a Statement about taking risks and responsibilities, that every participant rafting / kayaking / canyoning required to read and sign. We advise all passengers to complete the form before arriving at the camp, because thath way we will avoid the crowds and you’ll have more time for fun and enjoyment! Upon arrival, you submit form and personal documents. Based on the Rules on the method and conditions for the provision of rafting as a tourist activities (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbian, No. 10/11) which can be viewed here, any person who is participating in rafting is mandatory to read and sign a statement about taking risks and responsibilities, as well as during the organization and flow of rafting reserves instructions issued by the skipper – guide. Other items on the form (survey questions) are taken in strict confidentiality and in order to improve communications with clients. Form and statement in PDF format can be downloaded HERE
What should i bring with me?
Of course, like when you go to any other trip should bring personal documents. All necessary equipment for rafting we provide, and if you have your own equipment, please feel free to bring it. If you have booked an arrangement that includes a safari or hikking tours take clothes adjusted to mountain conditions (good shoes / boots for walking, trousers, shirts, jackets, etc .. for hiking). We advise you to bring some warmer clothes for the evening! If you are a smoker, provide yourself adequate supplies favorite brand of cigarettes.
How can i find you?
Camp “TARA-RAFT” is located on the right bank of the Drina River, within the RC Bastasi, 20km away from Foca, on the main road M18, Foca – Niksic, following the direction towards the border crossing Šćepan. Foca is not so hard to find at map, but most of those who first time come into this area, the problem is coming from Foca to the camp. Global coordinates of the camp were: N: 43.37083 43 ° 22’15 .02” E: 18.79459 18 ° 47’40 .54” When you enter the city, you will find many guidelines that point to RC Bastasi, Šćepan Polje, Niksic, so pay attention to the signs. The section of Foca to the camp is tricky, because the last 10km is single-lane the paved road with no side banks. Although it will seem that it is completely impossible that such a path is the main and at the same time connects the the two countries do not let it discourage you, it’s just a sign that you are in the right place. Drive slowly and carefully, the road is narrow and inconvenient for those who are not accustomed to such terrain. Also, we advise you not to drive under the influence of alcohol, both for your own safety, and along the way you’ll encounter the occasional patrol of traffic police. Approximately 20 kilometers far from Foca, you will find a board with the inscription “Rafting Center Bastasi “. You’re almost here! Immediately behind the table, the main road separats the paved road to the right, sharply down. If you just stop at that point, you will be able to see the area around the rafting center Bastasi and all the campsites that are located there. Camp “Tara- Raft” is at the end of the road after about 1km long, the last in the series, acousticly and visually isolation from other camps, which offers complete privacy. Going down that road you have turned from the main road, you will first encounter a huge asphalt parking lot on your right, made for the World Rafting Championships. Turn right to that parking, continue diagonaly forward to the ond of it.. After about 500m you will find there is a road that continues on the left and down. Follow it and proceed that way. On your left side are other campsites are on Bastasi. This road ends in a parking lot of the camp “Tara- Raft “, where you will be welcomed by a member of staff.
- Each guest is required to register their stay with an ID card or passport at the camp reception. Documents will be returned upon completion of the arrangement.
- In the area of the camp is not allowed to bring their own food or drinks.
- Drinking alcohol before and during the rafting is not permitted. Passengers who are under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to go on rafting descent.
- Power outlets in rooms are designed for low consumers (cell phone chargers, laptops ..) Please do not connect devices such as a hair dryer, heater, etc ..
- The rooms are not allowed to consume food and drinks.
- Pets are allowed with prior notification and agreement with the organizer.
- The room was not allowed to bring easily inflammable and explosive things, things with strong or unpleasant smell, and electrical appliances for which you did not receive the consent of the organizers.
- Please use energy rationally (taps, turn off the lights, etc.).
- It is not allowed to damage inventory and carry it out of the room. Any damage to the guest intentionally or unintentionally do the same inventory will be charged.
- From 23:00 to 07:00 am is time for the night rest, so please be kind enough and do not disturb other guests by making noise.
- For all possible technical defects, malfunctions or damage please contact organizer.
- The room must be vacated by 12:00. If you want to extend your stay, please inform organizers about it before.
- For waste management, use the provided bins.
- It is forbidden to light fires on the to unforeseen places.
- During his stay in the camp, the staff is at your disposal for all the information and help you need.
- House rules are adopted in order to allow all clients quiet and pleasant stay in the camp.
SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL
RAFTING CENTER “TARA-RAFT”
Bastasi bb, 73300 Foča
Bosna i Hercegovina
Established in 2001
Owner: Davidović Miroslav
BIH +387 65 782 014