Tara Canyon Rafting Experience Near the Big Bridge – Montenegro

See the nature, enjoy the Tara River adventure

The deepest canyon in Europe, the Tara Canyon is worth exploring, but it is a little hard to access through normal means. Steep mountain faces that go down to the water make the hiking or driving up close difficult in many places around the Djurdjevic Most bridge. One of the best ways to see the canyon up close is to float along with the rapid moving Tara River. This Tara Canyon Rafting Experience helps you take in the awe-inspiring nature of the canyon while also giving you a shot of adrenaline.

In the May to June months, the river has good flow due to snowmelt along with the year-round springs that feed it. These are the better whitewater months for adventurers. But even in the calmer rafting months of July and August this rafting experience provides the best way to see the depths of the canyon. The towering mountain walls may make the rafter realize the grandeur of nature all around.

This Tara Canyon rafting experience goes under the famous Djurdjevica Most bridge. This landmark allows adventurers to take in one specific famous place from below and up above. It also provides a great photo opportunity for those taking pics from above if you have a really, really good zoom lens as the water is 172 meters below. Also, this rafting adventure starts just above the bridge area.

After rafting, enjoy a hot national meal that includes a salad, meat, a beverage, and fresh bread. We like it all, but the bread almost burned us right out of the oven. LOVED IT! We recommend the local čevapi.

Rafting the Tara River aerial photography view

FEATURES OF the TAra Canyon rafting Experience Near the Bridge

  • 14 km of rafting down the deepest part of the Tara Canyon – 40 euros per person/35 euros per child 10 and under includes all park fees and taxes for the day (children must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult)
  • Transfers to the start and from the finish of the rafting excursion are included
  • See the Ljutica River, the shortest river in Europe
  • Each raft has a trained, licensed guide who navigates the raft and trains and coaches all participants
  • All necessary gear is provided including sterilized neoprene wetsuits and boots, a safety helmet and life vest
  • Transport to launch point and return to base camp
  • National meal available at the end of the rafting adventure – 5 euros per person
  • Swimming and photography in the cold, cold Tara River are likely to happen
  • The rafting experience usually takes approximately 2.5 hours, but during high water levels, it moves quicker

Rafters should bring a swimsuit, dry change of clothes, and a towel. Also, note that anything that goes with you downriver has the possibility of being lost. Each rafter has responsibility for personal belongings.

3 reviews

  1. Best way to see the canyon's beauty

    Such a great experience on the tara canyon, rafting is the best way to discover the beauty of the canyon with the strength of the water. Everything was well organized, we were picked and dropped at our hotel, the equipment was provided and a very nice meal after the rafting with trout from the river! I recommend this nice experience. It was the first rafting experience for me and was not so difficult.
    Enjoy Montenegro

  2. Great fun!

    Great fun! The Tara river is beautiful and rafting was a great way to see it from a different perspective! Loved where we got to get out of the raft and hike to see the powerful falls of snowmelt flowing into the river. The rafting itself was a great mix of calm and whitewater. Good for the adventurous or those wanting something more peaceful. Towards the end of the rafting route we even took a plunge and swam in the icy waters (definitely optional, but the water felt great!) we were provided lunch after which was also excellent fresh fish. Great start to an unforgettable day of adventure and scenery.

  3. One of the best

    We really enjoyed the river rafting experience. The staff was professional and exceptionally kind. The changing rooms are convenient and clean. We were able to easily get in and get off the costumes. Besides that, the highlight for me was the lunch, that river fish was mind blowing. And once again, the wonderful staff was a cherry on top.

    To book the trip, the team member who assisted me (I’m sorry I didn’t catch your name) was just the best. He was very responsive, super helpful and checked on me until the end of the trip and after. Sweetest person ever.

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