3RiversExpedition, the other Balkan river holiday happening in June, is perhaps the most complex of our expeditions.
But this time we complete the adrenaline rush with beach, sun and fun under the Venetian fortress walls!
After the first day on the road we camp at the best rafting camp on the Tara River.
Have you heard of Tara?
Maybe not, but you certainly know Tara's big brother which is Grand Canyon, (Colorado River) in Arizona, USA.
If the Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the world (449 km long, maximum depth of 1800 m), Tara is second with 149 km long and maximum depth of 1300 m, but it has a major advantage: it is much closer to us!
The put-in (the place where we put the rafts on the water) is only 900 km from Brasov, located in the western part of Montenegro on the slopes of the Durmitor massif, in the National Park of the same name.
Turquoise. Crystal clear waters and not exactly cold.
Relaxed paddling rhythm but with waves, foam, ripples, adrenaline and lots and lots of fun!
And no, you don't have to have rafting experience and we don't even ask you to know how to swim!
We cross the Sleeping Nature Park on the water. No roads, no trails, no people.
The first sign of civilization of the first day doesn't appear until 25 km later, and it's where we'll sleep for the night.
The next day we plunge back into the wilderness, with waterfalls that make our famous Bigar a tasteless joke, a well-hidden cave and... the most adrenalizing 8 km of the Tara: lots of white foam, wave trains, exhilarating sectors one after the other!
We end the rafting on the third day of Tara, leaving the same afternoon for the sea.
The next three days will be a "chaotic" mix shall we say :) of dazzlingly white sandy beach, Cafe del Mar, a hidden cove with a seaside terrace lost under the ficus trees (the most chilled out place we know on the planet!), clubbing, fortresses from the time of the Venetian occupation, a spectacular canyoning tour with waterfalls and slides, under fig trees left to rot.
Accommodation, transport, organisation:
Evenings are spent in bungalows (cosy wooden huts) by the campfire on rafting days or in cool and comfortable apartments by the sea.
For one night we pamper you with 4-star accommodation in the deepest, most secluded part of Tara Canyon. You'll love this place...
We have hot showers and an absolutely delicious meal at the end of the rafting trips.
Our friends in Montenegro and Bosnia are rafters and perfect hosts at the same time!
WiFi everywhere, you can stream directly from Paradise :)
Transport is by own cars and partly locally by off-road vehicles.
If you want to travel from the country by our minibus we have 6 seats available at the price of 90 euro/person.
The programme is for everyone, physical condition is not important.
It is preferable to know how to swim (if you can't swim we will allocate you a certain place in the boat and you will enjoy the same program as everyone else).
Minimum age unaccompanied is 18 years old. Minimum age accompanied... well in 2015 it was 7 years old :)
You don't need visas or passports, we travel with ID only.
If this expedition doesn't catch your eye, maybe another one of theour external tours urges you to adventure! :-)
No. Max Group
What you included
All accommodation on the tour in locations chosen by the organiser. Upgrade available in certain areas, with the full cost of the new location borne by the applicant
Permanent assistance, activity bookings, local transfers where required by the programme.
Guide and rafting equipment for 3 days of rafting
Guiding and canyoning equipment for a day of canyoning
What you didn't include
Car transport from the country (available for a fee)
Tables of any kind
Entrances to tourist attractions
3 nights in double rooms in wooden huts on the banks of the Tara or Drina rivers
1 night in double room at hotel porto Tara, 4*
3 nights in double rooms or apartments on the Adriatic coast near Petrovac