WHY CHOOSE US?
Here’s why we’re rated the Best Rafting Company in Montenegro:
Getaway any time in the afternoon and come to our Rafting Centre Waterfall and enjoy the untouched nature. We are perfectly located in a pleasant shadow of old, tall beech forest, on the banks of the River Piva where all sounds are overridden by the gurgling waterfall and cheerful birds’ songs.
20.00 - 21.00 Enjoy the finest in wilderness cuisine and relax with music next to the crackling campfire. Overnight stay in the chosen accommodation.
With professional and informative drivers you will discover with our Land Rover safari far more than you will ever do about Northern Montenegro. Not forgetting the stunning landscape that will take your breath away!
9:00 - 9:30 am - Your day starts with a great breakfast and meeting with your drivers. After several kilometers, they take you to your first stop at the Crkvicko Field for an amazing panoramic view of the Tara River Canyon (1100m). Continuing our journey to the authentic Village Nikovici and breathtaking panoramic view of the River Susica and River Tara (1365m), and Village Nedajno, on the edge of Susica Canyon and extraordinary view on Mountain Durmitor (1439m). Coming down to the Sušica lake (1000m) which was created after glacial erosion of the water from Sušica river and belongs to the group of few periodical lakes in Durmitor.
Drive on the other side of the canyon to the village Mala Crna Gora, situated between two great canyons of the Tara and Susica (1500) known as permanently but rarely populated community in the highest region of Balkans, above 2000 m. The next stop is for photographing and amazing viewing is Veliki Štuoc, the largest peak in the Tara River Canyon (2104m), after which we stop in Zabljak (1420m), the city with the greatest height above the sea level in the Balkans, 1,456 m. It is surrounded by 23 mountain peaks over 2300m and 17 glacier lakes called “Mountain Eyes” of Durmitor.
We will take a walk of about 3km long from the Zabljak center to the most famous lake - Black Lake (Crno jezero) 1416m above sea level which consists of the Small and the Great Lakes, 1150m long and 800m wide, with a maximum depth 49m. Between the steep hillsides, hidden in the green, thick foliage is the magic beauties: Zmijinje, Barno, Riblje, Vrazje, Modro, and the other lakes. The highest Durmitor peak 2523 m Bobotov Kuk dominates the overall area and wider. After a break for photographing and viewing, we will walk back to the center of Zabljak and enjoy delicious meals in the Restaurant Luna.
As we continue we reach the Village Virak and peak Stozina (1905m) where we will take a short break for an outstanding panoramic view on the Modro Lake and the Valovito Lake. The next spot is Todorov Do, a small village situated below the most beautiful peak of Durmitor Prutaš (2300m). We will drive through interesting villages in Piva region, passing old livestock in the Village Pisce (1390m) after which we will make a coffee/tea break in the Ethno Restaurant in the authentic Dormitory village Trsa (1450m). Our next spot for viewing is a picturesque view of the Piva Lake and Durmitor Mountains.
Our road goes to Plužine, the smallest and youngest Montenegrin municipality, built next to the Piva lake, the greatest reservoir of drinking water in Europe (the lake is 45 km long with depth up to 150m), and it continues next to the Piva lakeshore, crossing the lake dam 240m height and passing 57 tunnels of the Piva Canyon. This long day full of many surprises and excitements finishes at about 18.00 (depending on breaks) in our Rafting Centre Waterfall
Spend a relaxing evening next to the campfire preparing for an unforgettable Tara River rafting adventure. Your day in the sun winds down with freshly grilled local specialties cevapi, pljeskavica, raznjici, musaka or different kinds of pasta with veggies or mushrooms, fresh cheeses, rice, and chips, while fresh salads and pastries compliment the menu.
Overnight stay in the chosen accommodation.
Raft Trip on the Tara River Winds its way through 18 fun-filled kilometers of beautiful scenery and tumbling white-water on the most exciting rapids from Brstanovica to Scepan Polje.
Enjoy your breakfast from 9.00 -10.30 and taste the specialties of the domestic kitchen, as preparations for rafting start at 11.00. You will meet your guides and get full rafting equipment, including a life jacket, helmets, neoprene suits, and boots.
11.30 – The adventure begins with a short but scenic shuttle ride to Brstanovica, our launching point, where you will receive the safety talk and paddling instructions.
12.30 - 15.30h - Within the first kilometers the excitement begins and tension builds as you hear the thundering water of the rapids Vjernovića, following with Borovi and Varda, and Cegrlo categorized with 4 - 5, and the other 17 rapids 2-3 categories. The Tara River is like a white-water staircase with calm pools below the rapids allowing time to rest and take photos, but don’t forget to taste the most hygienic water in the world! We will make breaks on the most beautiful spots and waterfalls and your guide will entertain you with interesting stories from this area.
Your unforgettable 18 km rafting trip ends on Šćepan Polje with delicious lunch in our restaurant.
16.00 h - Lunch - check out our menu here
You’ll leave with memories of beautiful scenery, the satisfaction of challenges met and shared with friends old and new, and the fun and exhilaration of whitewater rafting.
Price per person from 175€ - depending on the chosen accommodation
The minimum number of persons for the organization of this program is 6. If you are not coming in a group, you should inform us as early as possible, and we will do our best to join you with other people.
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Take a look at the most commonly asked questions that we receive from our guests. If you don’t see an answer to the question feel free to give us a call via Viber, WhatsApp, or Messenger at +382 69 310 848 or email us at [email protected]
WILL I GET WET?
Yes – but you will be in a wetsuit and booties. White water rafting is a great activity for rainy days as you are going to be wet anyway!
WHAT SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?
We provide complete and professional rafting equipment including wetsuits and booties, life jackets and helmets, as well as anoraks for rainy occasions. So you can wear your normal shoes and clothes to get to the rafting base.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You should bring a swimming suit and suntan lotion, sunglasses and warm clothes for chilly evenings next to the campfire if staying overnight in the Waterfall Center.
DO I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SWIM?
In the springtime when the river is high, it is recommended that you be able to swim. In the summertime when the river is lower you do not have to be a swimmer at all. Just make sure to let your guide know of your comfort level and swimming ability. Anyway, safety west is obligatory and you should follow instructions provided by the river guide. No one falls down from the boat, unless by purpose.
DO PEOPLE FALL OUT OF THE BOAT?
We take your safety seriously. Every trip starts with a full safety briefing and paddle instruction. Our boats are equipped with perimeter and center lines to give you ample places to hang on and stay in the boat. There is some risk in whitewater rafting, however, but it is rare that people fall out of the boat. In the case that they do – they are retrieved quickly using the drills that are taught in the safety briefing. In the spring with the higher water levels, there is a greater potential for things to happen. High water is definitely not for everyone.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Our trips leave as scheduled, rain, or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions, we do reserve the right to alter your trip.
WHEN RAFTING SEASON STARTS?
Our season starts 1st of May and runs till October 1st. May and early June are defined by higher water flows and attract more adventuresome groups. In July and August water levels typically drop and conditions become perfect for younger families and multi-generational groups.
WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS FOR RAFTING?
We encourage everyone, young and old, fit or a couch potato, to experience the fun of white water rafting and hope that you will learn to love this sport as much as we do. From July – October, we hosted children 4 years old but also people in the late seventies.
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER BEEN ON RAFTING BEFORE?
Most of our guests have never been on rafting before. All our trips are adapted for newcomers.
IS RAFTING SAFE ADVENTURE?
We are proud to be one of the pioneers of Rafting on the Tara River. Since 2000, our skippers have rafted with over 50 000 guests with not a single accident. Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild, and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent...
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES?
All Taxes and River Access fees are included in our base price. Rafting guides and waiters gratuities are not included in the trip price and are greatly appreciated.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?
Of course, when it comes to rafting the Tara River, the more people you bring the more fun you will have! We offer some of the best group discounts on the river! Please check out our Groups page for more information.
CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
We recommend that cameras are left behind at the Waterfall center as we cannot guarantee their safety against damage even if waterproof. However, if you would still like to take a camera on the rafting trip, we have waterproof safety bags on every raft where you can store them during the rapids and use them during breaks.
CAN I WEAR SUNGLASSES/ PRESCRIPTION GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES?
Yes, you can, however, we do recommend a sports strap or tie for glasses. Once again remember we can’t guarantee the safety of your glasses. So if you can do it without it then do.
HOW MANY PEOPLE GO IN A RAFT?
All of our rafts can comfortably accommodate 8 guests + river guide.
ARE GRATUITIES ACCEPTABLE?
Absolutely. If your guides contributed to your enjoyment of the day please give them a tip! Gratuities for guides are acceptable and greatly appreciated. And we’d love to hear about it as well. Our guides are some of the most important people of our staff and we want to know when they are doing a great job.
CAN WE PURCHASE SOUVENIRS?
Absolutely! We have a Gift shop stocked with a wide variety of specially designed T-shirts, rucksacks, hats, etc….come on in!
ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?
Yes. Reservations are required and a 20% advance payment must be received prior to the date of your adventure. Same-day reservations are accepted based on availability, so please book online or send us an email.
WHAT SETS WATERFALL RAFTING CENTER APART FROM THE REST?
Everything! This might sound like a bold statement, but we encourage you to do some research on other outfitters in the Tara River Canyon and throughout the region. As the leaders in white water hospitality, we are dedicated to making sure that each of our guests feels welcome, wanted, and comfortable throughout their entire experience with us. From our highly trained professional staff to our top-of-the-line equipment for your safety and comfort, and everything in-between we can show you the rapids of the mighty Tara River like no one else!
We understand how overwhelming it can be to plan and book your vacation.
With so many options out there you’re left constantly wondering: Did I pick the right trip? Are there any hidden fees? What if we need to cancel? So we’ve decided to do everything we can to make the process as easy and flexible as possible. Because after all, vacations are supposed to be fun, right?
We seldom cancel or postpone a trip, but we reserve the right to do so when necessary: due to water conditions, weather, insufficient reservations, or other reasons beyond our control. In such a case, 100% of your fees will be refunded or applied to another trip, but not expenses incurred in travel.
Here’s why we’re rated the Best Rafting Company in Montenegro: