RAFTING AND VISIT TO PIVSKO LAKE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ORGANIZE ACTIVE REST AND SPEND YOUR TIME GREAT. THE LOVERS OF RAFTING CAN ARRANGE IT IN THE SUMMER, WHEN THE WEATHER IS FAVORABLE.
1-4 people 250 Euro
groups on request
Included in price:
- comfortable car
- breakfast and lunch
- toll roads and parking
- all the equipment for rafting
Conducts a tour:
- licensed English-speaking guide
What to bring:
- comfortable shoes for walking
- dry clothes to change
- duration is 14 hours
- suitable from 7 years of age
People come to Montenegro not only for tours to and cultural recreation. There are many opportunities for extreme sports. Rafting on the Tara river is popular in Montenegro. Ideal time for rafting is early summer. After a dose of adrenaline, you can take a sightseeing tour and admire the beauty of nature.
Rafting on the Tara river is carried out in summer. Why summer? During this period, the water level is relatively low, and it makes possible Amateur rafting. Rafting on the Tara river in spring is for professional athletes. High water level makes swimming dangerous, it becomes much more difficult to overcome the rapids. There is a risk of injury. Therefore, tourists are offered to go rafting in the summer. At this time of year, you can combine water sports and tourism.
Rafting in the river canyon is not just extreme. Tara Canyon is the deepest in Europe. In the whole world it takes the second place after the American Grand Canyon. During the rafting, tourists can contemplate the surrounding beauty and stop to swim in the river.
Before the extreme rafting you can visit the capital of the country. A quarter of the country’s population lives here. In the city you can visit museums, galleries and theaters, explore the buildings. Here, several architectural styles are intricately mixed at once. There were even traces of the Ottoman Empire. In the 90s of the last century, modern buildings were built, which also look great. The city stands at the intersection of two rivers.
Niksic is the second after Podgorica in terms of population. It is a fairly large city for the country, and it has an ancient history. Through it flows the river Zeta. It is believed that for the first time in this place the settlement was organized by the Romans, it happened in the IV century. The old settlement was called Angustum, later the name was changed to Onogost.
Niksic belonged to Bosnia when it was under Turkish rule. Here are the historical attractions that the guide will show to the guests. In the XIX century, a new plan for the development of the city was developed by architector from Austria Slade.
Lovers of historical buildings should see the Turkish fortress, which is perfectly preserved. Also worth seeing are Vukov and Emperors’s bridge and the bridge over Mostnica. Here is the Church of St. Basil of Ostrog. The mosque of Haji Ismailov was built in the Turkish style and it is perfectly preserved. There are also many interesting places in the vicinity of the city. Here you can visit one of the ski centers and visit the monastery of Zupa.
Next city to Niksic is Pluzhine — Montenegrin city with a population of less than a thousand people. It is located in the municipality of Piva. The town has many attractions. The most outstanding building is the Church of St. John in Zagradje. It was built by representatives of the Kosaca dynasty during the XV century. Another interesting place to visit is Piva monastery from the XVI century.
A certain interest among tourists can cause the hydroelectric power station of the arch type, built in the municipality.
Piva Lake is an artificial reservoir created in Montenegro. It is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. The advantage of The Piva Lake is that it looks absolutely natural and does not differ from the natural reservoir. The lake fits into the landscape of the environment. The Piva mountains are nearby. The length of the reservoir is 46 km, and the depth reaches 220 m.
Your attention deserves the dam, which holds the water in the lake. After the construction of the reservoir the city of Pluzine was flooded. Locals even had to move the monastery of Piva. Therefore, to contain the water they built the largest dam in Europe with a height of 220 meters.
Rafting tours are an opportunity to combine active rest and a tour of the country. Travelers will be offered a rafting tour in Tara canyon, visiting the surrounding cities and ponds. For full and relaxed rest you need dry clothes to change, warm clothes and shoes. Of course, you can take the camera too. All guests will enjoy a traditional Breakfast after which they will wear the necessary equipment for rafting and go to the point of start.
Rafting lasts 3 – 4 hours (depends on the speed of the river). On the Tara river there are more than 20 rapids, and the length of the rafting area is 12 km. During the rafting there are stops for photography and swimming. After the rafting will be lunch which is included in the price with traditional Montenegrin dishes. The trip will leave a lasting impression.
All participants of the tour will have breakfast at the camp. This is not a standard meal from the cafe — the menu offers only natural products with local taste. Tourists will be offered to try the local cheese and kaimak (butter), which were made by hand by the villagers. In Montenegro, products are still produced in this way — they are popular. The restaurant receives food from the villagers.
The choice of dishes is quite large. In addition to cheese, other village food is served for breakfast, including dried meat in the cellars. Herbal tea will be the perfect end to the morning meal. If you want to cheer up, you can drink coffee. After that, tourists go on a tour in a good mood.
Natural Montenegrin dishes are waiting for tourists for lunch. At a local restaurant for them cooks cook the Lamb under Sach;. This dish is Montenegrin cuisine, it has a special taste. Once upon a time this lamb was prepared by local shepherds. Today, tourists can enjoy it.
For lovers of seafood will be available to choose from grilled trout. You can also take a thick meat chorba (soup) and salad. The choice of drinks is the same — herbal tea or coffee.