Beautiful, seldom-visited Montenegro borders Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and is home to one of the most pristine wildernesses in Europe: the UNESCO-listed Tara River Canyon.
The Tara canyon is the deepest and longest in Europe, cutting through dramatic limestone cliffs. The 2009 World Rafting Championships took place here. There are rocky and pebbly terraces, sandy beaches, high cliffs, and more than 80 large caves along the canyon. The Tara River is so pure you can drink it straight from the raft!
Perfect for: This is the perfect trip for active travelers who want a wet and wild weekend escape in one of Europe’s most scenic wildernesses.
You’ll be met at the airport by your host and transferred 3-4 hours to your accommodation on the banks of the Piva River.
Settle into your cabin in a beech forest and wander along the river. This is your home for the next three days!
Relax around a campfire, listen to the babbling river, and socialize with your fellow adventurers while a cook prepares your dinner.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast on the river’s shore, then take a short shuttle ride to the launch point at Brstanovica.
Review safety and equipment with your guides, then jump in and begin a scenic paddle down the mighty Tara River. You’ll navigate 18km of flat water and exciting rapids with amazing natural beauty all around you.
Return to base for a well-deserved lunch, and spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun.
In the evening you’ll enjoy another delicious dinner while sharing stories around the campfire.
Refuel with a fresh breakfast, then drive to the beautiful village of Poscenje.
From the village you’ll embark on a 3-4 hour adventure in Nevidio Canyon, one of the least explored canyons in Europe. You’ll slide, jump, wade, splash and crawl through a wonderland of water, rock and lush vegetation.
Emerge for lunch at a local restaurant, then drive to nearby Zabljak (“Black”) Lake for the afternoon. Explore the surrounding forests, swim in the glacial lake (brr!) or simply relax and enjoy the view of limestone mountains.
Head back to base in the evening for a last dinner together with your companions.
Linger over breakfast and take a final stroll along the Piva River, then transfer to Podgorica Airport (2 hours) for your flight home.
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.
Your base is nestled in the shade of beech trees on the banks of the river Piva near the Bosnia Herzegovina border. The camp was purpose-built in 2015 by your hosts in harmony with the natural riverside settings. You’ll be staying in 1 of 7 new wooden bungalows, or in 1 of 8 twin bedrooms in the main building.
Each of the cabins exhibits the rustic charm of Montenegrin pioneer cabins, with the addition of a few contemporary comforts like private baths, hot water and comfy beds. Some bungalows have 2, 3 or 4 single beds, while others have double beds and are more suitable for couples.