Tara River Canyon

If you are looking for an exciting experience that will leave you with memories for a lifetime, then rafting through the canyon of the Tara River in Bosnia and Montenegro is your right choice. Tara River is known as the “Tear of Europe”. Tara has crystal-clear water flowing through one of the deepest canyons in the world. As you navigate the rapids, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery that includes towering cliffs, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. Rafting the Tara River is no ordinary adventure – it’s a true test of skill and endurance as you tackle challenging rapids and navigate narrow passages. However, do not worry – Our experienced  Outdoor Tara guides are there to ensure your safety and provide expert guidance. Rafting through the canyon of the Tara River is an unforgettable experience that will leave you exhilarated and fulfilled. So why wait? Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Rafting Tara River Canyon

Why the Tara River Canyon is a destination you must visit

Tara river canyon is one of the most beautiful and untouched natural wonders of Europe. It is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, countries that are rapidly gaining popularity among tourists from all over the world. The canyon is part of the Durmitor National Park, which is under the protection of UNESCO-a. The canyon is about 80 kilometers long and reaches a depth of 1,300 meters, which makes it the deepest canyon in Europe and the second deepest canyon in the world after The Grand Canyon.

The canyon is home to some of the most interesting landscapes in Montenegro. The Tara River itself is known for its crystal clear water. The river is also known for its rapids, which offer rafting enthusiasts an exciting and challenging experience. Whether you’re an experienced rafter or a beginner, the Tara River Canyon is a must-see destination for all adventure seekers.

History of the Tara River Canyon

The Tara River Canyon has a rich history that dates back to prehistoric times. The canyon was formed more than 10,000 years ago during the last ice age when the glaciers melted and the river began to flow. The area of ​​the canyon was also inhabited by the Illyrians, an ancient tribe that lived in the Balkans during the Bronze and Iron Ages. The Illyrians used the canyon as a natural fortress for defense against their enemies.

During the Ottoman Empire, the canyon was a strategic location for trade and defense. The river was used to transport goods and people between the Adriatic Sea and the interior of the Balkans. The canyon was also a battlefield during the Balkan Wars and the First World War. Today, the canyon of the Tara River is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

Rafting along the Tara river canyon – what to expect

Rafting through the Tara river canyon is an unforgettable experience that will challenge you both physically and mentally. The rapids in the canyon range from III to V class, which means that they are suitable for experienced rafters. However, there are also parts of the river that are suitable for beginners.

Rafting usually takes about 3-4 hours and covers a distance of about 18 kilometers. During the trip, you will navigate through narrow passages, tackle challenging rapids and enjoy the stunning scenery of the canyon. Yours Outdoor Tara the guide will provide you with all the necessary equipment, including a helmet, a life jacket, and a paddle. They will also give you a safety briefing and teach you how to paddle and navigate the raft.

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Safety measures and precautions for rafting

Although rafting through the Tara River Canyon is an exhilarating and exhilarating experience, it is important to take safety seriously. Before you start your trip, your guide will give you a safety briefing and teach you how to paddle and navigate the raft. We will also provide you with all the necessary equipment, including a helmet, a life jacket, and a paddle.

It is important to listen to the Outdoor Tara guide at all times and follow his instructions. You should also wear appropriate clothing and footwear, such as a bathing suit, quick-drying shorts, and water shoes. It’s also a good idea to bring a change of clothes and a towel, as you will get wet during the trip.

Finally, it’s important to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

The best time for rafting in the Tara river canyon

The best time for rafting in the Tara river canyon is between May and October. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny and the water levels are high enough to provide an exciting and challenging rafting experience. However, if you’re looking for a more relaxed and scenic trip, you might want to consider going in the spring or fall when the water levels are lower.

It’s also important to consider the crowds when planning your trip. The peak of the tourist season in Montenegro is during July and August, so if you want to avoid the crowds, you can go in May, June, September, or October.

 

What to pack for your trip

When packing for rafting in the Tara River Canyon, it’s important to pack light and only bring what you need. Here are some things you should bring:

– Quick-drying swimsuit or shorts

– Water shoes or sandals

– Change of clothes and towels

– Sunscreen and a hat

– Water bottle

– Snacks

You should also bring all the medicines you need and a first aid kit just in case.

Accommodation and dining options in the area

There are many accommodation facilities and dining options in the surroundings of the Tara river canyon. If you are looking for a more rustic experience, you can stay in a traditional accommodation or camp. As for the restaurant, you can try our traditional cuisine and local specialties with us. Also, if you are a fan of international cuisine, they will help you find the specialties you like.

 Other activities in the Tara river canyon

Although rafting through the Tara river canyon is the main attraction, there are many other activities in this area. Here are some recommendations that you can implement with us:

  • Hiking: Sutjeska National Park offers some of the most scenic hiking trails in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can hike along the beautiful trails of the Sutjeska National Park, or explore deep canyons and gorges.
  • Fishing: The Tara River is home to several species of fish, including brown trout and grayling. You can go fishing with a local guide or rent your own equipment and try your luck.
  • Canyoning : Canyoning Hrcavka is ideal for canyoning and is located near the Tara river canyon.
  • You can rent a bike and explore the trails on your own or go on a guided tour.

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Tara River – Tips for rafting

In order to make the most of your rafting experience in the Tara River Canyon, here are some tips:

  • Listen to your Outdoor Tara guide and follow his instructions at all times.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Bring a cover and a towel.
  • Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun.
  • Relax and enjoy the ride in the name!

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Tara River Canyon – Unforgettable experience

Rafting through the Tara river canyon is an unforgettable experience that will leave you exhilarated. You will be filled with positive energy. The canyon is one of the most beautiful and untouched natural wonders of Europe. Rafting its crystal clear waters is a real test of skill and endurance. With our experienced guides ensuring your safety and providing expert guidance, you can be sure you’re in good hands. So why wait? Book your trip with us today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.