Get picked up at your hotel in Dubrovnik and hop in the air-conditioned minivan for the southward drive to Montenegro. And don't forget your passport! This white-water rafting excursion is an excellent way to see an off-the-radar destination and to experience this diminutive Balkan's countries excellent rugged nature.
After arriving at the Tara River camp, indulge in a hearty energy-giving breakfast of local delights. Listen to the guide explain proper rafting techniques and safety procedures. After breakfast, get outfitted for the day on the Tara River and then hop aboard your raft and begin paddling into the Tara River Gorge. Pass waterfalls and natural springs, tall cliffs, ancient monasteries, old water mills and shepherds tending to their flock of lambs. Go by charming villages as you cruise through Durmitor National Park.
As the raft snakes down the river, learn from your guide some facts about the area -- that the Tara River Gorge is the longest canyon in Europe and the second longest in the world after the Grand Canyon.
About 15 miles (25 kilometers) later, reach the central rafting stop and sit down at a local restaurant for a hearty lunch of local dishes. Take some free time after lunch to do some exploring and then, in the late afternoon, head back to Dubrovnik.