4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)
Escape Dubrovnik for an exciting white-water rafting tour in Montenegro! The Tara River runs through the largest canyon in Europe and offers Class III and Class IV rapids for your rafting enjoyment. As you learn how to paddle through white-water rapids, you’ll take in the magnificent scenery of the Tara River Gorge (also known as the Tara River Canyon), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of Durmitor National Park. Breakfast and lunch are included so you’ll stay energized during your Tara River adventure.


  • Full-day rafting trip to the Tara River in Montenegro from Dubrovnik
  • Experience the Tara River Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest canyon in Europe
  • Navigate through rushing river rapids with your expert guide
  • Take in the magnificent waterfalls and the stunning scenery of Durmitor Mountain
  • Breakfast and lunch of local food are included

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What You Can Expect

Best Montenegro White-Water Rafting Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Montenegro Day Trip: Tara River White-Water Rafting, from Dubrovnik

After pickup from your Dubrovnik hotel in the early morning, enjoy the drive across the Croatian border into Montenegro and to a rafting camp on the Tara River, one of the most spectacular rivers in Europe and a popular place for river rafting.

When you arrive at the rafting camp, enjoy a delicious breakfast of local specialties. Your experienced guide then will introduce you to river rafting with a brief safety overview and instruction. Now you’re ready to begin your river-rafting adventure! Be driven by Jeep to the most attractive part of the Tara River Gorge, and hop in your raft to start your tour. While passing by waterfalls and wild springs, stop for photo ops to capture the breathtaking scenery.

The Tara River will provide you with an unforgettable rafting experience as you make your way through the Tara River Gorge, the longest canyon in Europe and second longest in the world after the Grand Canyon. Your guide will give you instructions on how to paddle through the Class III and Class IV rapids while you admire the riverside sights, including old water mills, monasteries, and shepherds with their young lambs, drinking water from the river. Pass well-preserved villages and take in the stunning shape of Durmitor Mountain, for which Durmitor National Park is named.

After 15 miles (25 km) of rafting, you’ll reach a central rafting stop. Relax on a local restaurant's terrace overlooking the river, where you'll enjoy a lunch local specialties. You can also go for a swim to cool off in this calm area of the river.

In the late afternoon, you’ll be driven back to Dubrovnik.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I know what you're thinking... Waking up at 5:30 AM to get ready for this early-morning tour isn't probably what you want to do in Dubrovnik. Let me tell you something. It is totally worth it!!! And, you can bring your kids with you. I was in the same boat with a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old. They were just fantastic and enjoyed every single second of it with us. Here is the routine:

1. Hotel pick-up Everyone in the van was super quiet because it was so early.
2. 3 - 4 hour drive through Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro multiple exit and entry border checks through three different countries Croatia, B and H and Montenegro can be time-consuming and frustrating. The scenery on the way is amazing!
3. Breakfast in the base camp Bring euros if you want to buy coffee.
4. A short ride to the beginning point the ride is on an unpaved road, so brace yourself
5. The ride 2-3 hours begins and there are about three breaks on the way. There are bars on the way. So, if you want a drink, bring euros again
6. Lunch in the base camp this lunch was amazing!!!
7. Head back home and enjoy the beautiful scenery during the return trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a really great tour. It was a bit of a long drive, but our guide Ivan made several stops to allow us to take photos at scenic areas. While these prolonged the trip by a little bit, it was worth it as the scenery along the way was fantastic. The river was pretty tame with a few fun rapids kids could do it. Its a tad cold, but you are given a wet suit. On the river, too, the scenery is fantastic. We had one stop during the rafting at a river-side bar and waterfall that happened to be on the route don't need to bring money for the bar, you can pay when you get back to the end. Bring a waterproof camera if you have one, sunblock, sunglasses, towel. And whatever you do, don't forget your passport. The water is clean enough to drink, which we all did when we got thirsty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great rafting trip. Driver / Guide was excellent and knowledgable of the area and history. The river guides were excellent and professional. The breakfast and lunch of local products and cuisine was very good. Be prepared for a long day and bring euros as well as Kunas. We highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This trip was fantastic, even if it was a very long day approx. 12hrs from pick up to drop off. The driver Robert was very informative through out the drive you pass through Bosnia on the way to Montenegro and was happy to stop whenever the passengers wanted to. We stopped for coffee in a small town before we arrived at the rafting where we were provided with a buffet breakfast. We were then given our equipment, including a wetsuit not mentioned when booking and driven to the starting point. Unfortunately, due to conditions on the river we were unable to do the full 17km for H and S reasons melting snow so the course was reduced to 9km only however this did not spoil the day at all. once on the river, we stopped at several places to take pictures and climb the waterfalls. we even had the opportunity to swim in some of the pools on one particular waterfall. Once we returned to the base, we enjoyed a delicious Lamb lunch before starting the drive back. One of the most amazing things was to see the difference in landscape in three different countries in one day. It may be an expensive trip but believe me, it is worth every penny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I will be back! This trip is just terrific! We were picked up by Robert, our guide, and drove from Dubrovnik to Montenegro. Robert bought us coffee and hot chocolate drink during the stop over at Bosnia because we did not have the local currency. It was 3 hours’ drive one way and the commute was not boring at all. We had nice chat. Arrived at the water rafting site we had breakfast and then lunch afterward (ask for fish not meat-the fish is delicious), we had a wonderful experience in the river, just the right amount of exercise. We are so grateful that we have chosen to join this trip.
Peter and Isaac Tam (Hong Kong)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Absolutely amazing trip. Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgable. The rafting was actually quite calm and at no point did I feel out of my depth, there were even small children in some of the rafts. I highly recommend this trip and you get to travel through Bosnia and Montenegro too which are very beautiful countries.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Getting up for a 6am pickup isn't normally what I go for on a holiday, but it was well worth it. Stunning scenery both on the drive and down the river. Quite relaxed, although informed the rapids are deeper earlier on in the season

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

I highly recommend this tour. The canyon is beautiful, the water is crystal clear and refreshing, and it was just a lot of fun. I knocked off one star only because it was class one or two rapids not the advertisement of class three and four. The driver was also excellent and great conversation to pass time during the drive.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

The trip was very good. The driver/Guide looked after us very well.
Good Breakfast and a lovely lunch as well. A long drive from Dubrovnik but the scenery was fantastic.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Really fun trip. Great for beginners, it's not super difficult so experienced white water rafters shouldn't really bother rapids aren't much above a Class 2. The car ride to the river takes almost 5 hours so plan for that! I would definitely recommend this to travelers in Dubrovnik who want to get out of the city for a full day.

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