About Rafting

Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, and generally represents a new and challenging environment for participants. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern. It is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal. The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is the worldwide body which oversees all aspects of the sport.

What are the levels of difficulty and how extreme rapids may be?
As per the International Scale of River Difficulty, below are the six grades of difficulty in white water rafting. They range from simple to very dangerous and potential death or serious injuries.

The lowest one is grade 1 (Very small rough areas, might require slight maneuvering) and the highes tone is grade 6 (Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous that they are effectively unnavigable on a reliably safe basis).

There are a number of factors that go into River Rafting and all depend on what your objectives are. However for someone on a birthday party or just looking for a fun adventure day for the family then rafting with a reputable company like Splash with over twenty years of experience is the way forward. During the trip, we take care of everything that is needed for a successful trip including safety, instruction and equipment. This allows the client can dive straight in and have an amazing adventure experience River Rafting. Rafting is an experience that sees many of our clients come back time and time again.

River rafting Tara

Rafting is not an adventure that can be taken for granted, especially on Tara River, which is recognized as one of the best in the world for rafting alongside to Colorado or Zambezi rivers. In May 2009, Tara River hosted the World Rafting Championship, which suggests the capacity of our local beauty.

For those who want to experience all aforesaid, we have prepared different packages, and every trip is at first place safe and accommodating your personal needs, particularly for adventurists who seek a rafting adventure for the first time.

We use rubber rafting boats made specifically for white water. These are high quality boats with an 8-10 person capacity, operated by our experienced and licensed skippers.
All our skippers have passed many trainings and are IRF (International Rafting Federation) certified. They have had countless rafting tours Tara river and know every rock and rapid. For our skippers, rafting is at first place a pleasure and way of life, and after is a job.

Rafting Tara never lasts the same amount of time, and depends on the time period and month, as well as the level, speed, and part of the river being traveled. It is also dependent on the people on the boat, because every rafter is an active participant in this sport; together with skipper, paddles and contributes to the complete journey…

Whitewater rafting is truly an exciting adventure that is often considered a once in a lifetime , an activity that anyone can join.

During the summer tourist season, the water temperature is 11-12 °C. Neoprene suits and raft boots in order to protect and keep you warm. We also use helmets and quality life jackets, fully preparing you to stream down the river and her “foamy and boiling rapids”.

Each and every rafting tour on Tara River is not the same. For example, the most attractive part of the river, which is approximately 20 kilometers long, from Camp Encijan to Scepan Polje, in April and May lasts 30-45 minutes and in July and August lasts 3-4 hours.

If you are coming for first time, we recommend that you come in the summertime, between the beginning of June until August, when the level of water is optimal for safe rafting, but also for the adrenaline pleasure of going through “foamy and boiling rapids”.

Safety & Skippers

All skippers hired by agency Encijan have passed various international trainings and licensed and certified by the IRF(International Rafting Federation), and each of them has multiyear experience in their work and has encountered many trips down the Tara River and most of them consider rafting and adventure as satisfaction and their lifestyle, and then the job.

We own the most advanced and high-quality rafting equipment in full capacity for 150 people, which was produced in accordance with European standards and CE certified, and the application and use of such equipment during the rafting trips, we put maximum priority to your safety and security.

Quality assurance of our services is a “four golden boats” or “four stars” rate out of max five, given by reputable international institutions such as the “Canyon Adventure Land”. This rates our agency in terms of the entire organization, level and quality of services we provide as part of our work, as well as the assessment of quantity and quality of our equipment and quality of the services during the execution of rafting trips. Dedication and professionalism that we manifest in our everyday work are the proof that our intention is to be five stars rated soon!

If you’re ready for the challenge, you can be confident in us and we will be happy to join you for a new Tara rafting adventure!

Equipment

Encijan Agency has the most advanced and high-quality raft equipment, in a capacity for 150 persons, which was produced by European standards and certified with CE certificates, and using such equipment in the realization rafting trips, safety and security is our top priority.
Our sister company „Sherpas “, deals with the production and distribution of equipment for all types of extreme sports under its own brand, including equipment for rafting. High quality „Sherpa ‘s ” rafting equipment is used not only by our agency, but also other agencies in the same business, not only on Tara River, but also throughout the country and in the region of the other rivers. So for quality and proper equipment there is no need to worry…
We guarantee that you will prior every rafting trip get the appropriate rafting equipment, which suits your needs, from appropriate size and model, and proper equipment suitable to the given weather conditions. All above mentioned means a lot in our business.

All of you who already had some rafting experience, and if you experienced troubles concerning equipment, will surely understand what we mean… when in May or June, your rafting agency sets you to the cold river in short wet suits and when you get cold and frozen, or when during delivery of rafting equipment you’re lucky if you can get any life vest or neoprene suit or neoprene boots no matter if one is size 42 and the other 45.

Safety, security and your comfort are always our top priority. And just as we like ironically to say “there is no bad weather for rafting but only bad equipment”

Basic Information

Tara Rafting is a synonym for an unusual adventure…
That it is really that way-with only one rafting trip through Tara canyon and its “foamy and boiling rapids”, your blood will boil, and with all the adrenaline, you can alive and awaken within yourself that long time forgotten and deep buried spirit of adventure that we all carry within us

Aleksandra
Aleksandra
2021-07-13
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PRICELESS !!! We were delighted first time we came here, and second we were overwhelmed again. Encijan is arranged and clean but still wild, without exaggerating - a real fairy tale. Tara, one of the most beautiful river I have ever seen, here is unreal, almost like emerald. People and service were excellent all the time and we felt like home. Just imagine yourself deep in the highest river canyon in Europe , surrounded with untouched nature and peace. One is for sure, this atmosphere and scene you will never forget. Unique place and people and much more 🙂
Milana L
Milana L
2021-06-22
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So great When I decided to go rafting with my boys and friends, I expected beauty, but now I was thrilled. The camp is beautiful. The service is top notch. Great food. A great skipper on rafting. I would recommend it to anyone who loves untouched nature, relaxing by the river and the chirping of birds and a real Tara experience. We will definitely come again.
Ivana Petkovic
Ivana Petkovic
2021-06-19
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Raj za ljubitelje prirode Nestvarno mesto uz samu reku Taru! Prelepa priroda, neverovatna reka i boje koje okruzuju kamp. Ljubazno osoblje, raznovrsna i ukusna hrana! Profesionalni skiperi, osoblje na usluzi 24h. Domaćinska atmosfera i dobar provod! Sve preporuke!
Kristina K
Kristina K
2021-06-08
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The most amazing place I have been going to this camp 4 years in a row now with my friends... This is the most amazing place, beautiful camp - like from the fairytale 🙂 Nature is unreal, view and the river also. Food in the camp is the best food we ever had, you can't buy this in any restaurant 🙂 Definitely we will be going again and make visits traditionally once a year at least!
Marko
Marko
2021-05-24
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We'll be back Apsolutno bez ikakve zamerke na bilo šta. Domaćin je, pre svega, gospodin. Osoblje je prijatno, sve je laganica, bez ikakve frke i žurbe, što apsolutno i priliči ovakvom mestu. Stvoreno za opuštanje. Hrana je odlična, smeštaj i kućica u kojoj smo bili uredni i čisti. Definitivno se vraćamo, možda čak i jako brzo.
Darko D
Darko D
2021-05-23
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Darko Odlicno mesto za odmor i beg od urbanog zivota... Rafting sa obucenim skiperima se pretvara u pravo zadovoljstvo posle prvog zaveslaja... Hrana preeedobra, usluga i atmosfera takodje... Vidimo se ponovo...
Dino Sehic
Dino Sehic
2020-09-08
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Unforgettable rafting Beautiful nature, great hosts, delicious food, positive energy all around ... For true lovers of untouched nature and its hidden beauties on the way out of the Tara canyon, a camp that rests both soul and heart. Beautiful people who will welcome you and recharge your batteries with their positive energy. All in all, rafting to remember and a desire to come back again.
Jana T
Jana T
2020-08-25
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Vraćaćemo se! Prvi put sam u Encijan došla kada sam imala 9 godina. 15 godina kasnije - i dalje se vraćam. Možda je dovoljno reći da se desilo da mi je pao rođendan na vikend kada smo u kampu i da gazda, kada je to saznao, angažovao ljude da mi donesu tortu u kanjon. Milan Šerpas i ekipa učine da svako ko dođe odluči da obavezno dođe još jednom, ili bar preporuči drugima da posete. Smeštaj je udoban i čist, Milan uvek vodi računa da na najbolji način rasporedi goste po njihovim potrebama. Smeštajne jedinice su od 3 do 7 kreveta, uglavnom bungalovi. Toalet i tuševi su odvojeni od jedinica, ali ih ima veliki broj te je čekanje zaista svedeno na minimum. Volela bih da dočaram oduševljenje moje ekipe hranom, ali ću ipak ostaviti da se još neko sam iznenadi. Bitno - raspon i izbor su ogromni, niko neće ostati gladan a i ukoliko iz bilo kojih razloga ne možete da jedete nešto iz tog izbora, oni vam uvek dodatno spreme nešto. A obradovaće vas i krofnama! Mesta za odmor i opuštanje ima i više nego dovoljno - od hamoka, preko ležaljki, stolova sa stolicama na više mesta u kampu. Vaše je samo da nađete šta vam se najviše sviđa. Spust niz reku je sjajan, nekad dinamičniji u zavisnosti od doba godine (jul-avgust je najniža i najmirnija voda; april-maj najviša i najbrža). Skiperi su jako iskusni i fenomenalni momci. Spust kao spust nije opasan što svedoči da sam ja išla sa 9 godina a moja sestra sa 5. Dobija se kompletna oprema i uz slušanje instrukcija koje daje skiper - nema opasnosti ni za najmlađe. Posle večere često bude svirka sa muzikom uživo, kamp ima svoje ozvučenje a vrlo često i gosti nose svoje zvučnike te može i da se proveseli uveče. Upaljena je logorska vatra, ceo kamp je osvetljen malim fenjerima te je ambijent uveče možda i lepši nego tokom dana. Za one koji bi ranije legali i žele kompletan mir preporučujem da traže smeštajne jedinice bliže toaletima a dalje od šanka/kuhinje/centralne vatre. Kamp se nalazi na samom početku dela koji je predviđen za spust i u tu tačku dolaze ljudi i iz ostalih kampova, tako da ne dozvolite da vas razočara što se najduže vozite dok drugi brže stižu. Vaša nagrada je da ujutru ne morate u opremi da se vozite do početne tačke, već samo sednete u čamac i krenuli ste. Šanse su da ćete na par dana zaboraviti obaveze i samo se isključiti od stresa. Dolazila sam sa mnogo ljudi u životu a dobila sam samo jednu zamerku: Što smo došli samo na tri dana?
Jasmina Miljkovic
Jasmina Miljkovic
2020-08-23
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Nema bolje Već sedmi put smo muž i ja gosti ovog kampa, što govori o tome da li smo zadovoljni. A malo je reći da smo zadovoljni, jer ono što pruža ambijent, osoblje, kvalitet usluge i hrane retko gde se nalazi. Ovo mesto je naš privatni raj, beg od histerične svakodnevice i prilika za mentalni i fizički reset. Besprekoran domaćin, uvek zanimljivi gosti, a svaki sledeći dolazak je nova avantura koja pruža i više nego što očekujemo. Nema greške. Za svaku preporuku! Ivan i Jasmina Miljković, Beograd
Isidora Miljković
Isidora Miljković
2020-08-19
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Mind-blowing! Not your average, generic camp! With all due respect to other camps, there's no comparison between Encijan and others! Location of the camp is unbeatable, untouched nature all around, beautiful cabins and common place that conform to surrounding nature and a view of magnificent turquoise Tara. The staff couldn't be more polite, they really make you feel taken care of. And the food is.. WOW! And if you have some special requests regarding your nutrition (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.), you need not worry, all your wishes will be met with. August of 2020 was the second time I went to Encijan, first time with my family and this time with friends, so it's safe to say that this camp is perfect for everyone and for every occasion. And I had fun every time 🙂 In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Encijan! ♥

Popular ACTIVITIES

The phenomenal nature leaned on the two National Parks (Sutjeska and Durmitor) and the camp Encijan outdoor resort in the very heart of the canyon provide us with inexhaustible opportunities for the activities which we organize every day.

Magical sojourn in untouched nature; Spend unforgettable moments in the very heart of Tara River Canyon where is also our Camp located. Get away from the crowds and join us on an unforgettable journey.  Get out of everyday life and change the asphalt with untouched nature.

  • Tara river rafting is a mixture of sports, adventurous experience and active vacation. Just a single rafting trip is enough for you to feel the rush of adrenaline through your veins.
  • If you are a fan of long hikes and untouched nature, then trekking is the right activity for you, and the destinations we will explore to together will leave you stunned ...
  • Test your limits and physical strength in one of our hiking trips that we organize in the areas of NP Sutjeska and NP Durmitor
  • Jump into the unknown! Numerous pools filled with crystal clear water that has been carving It’s way throughout the canyon for thousands of years. Conquer every obstacle and come out as a winner.

Choose your ADVENTURE !

According to our many years experience in outdoor tourism, we are able to offer you more variants from our well designed arrangements (or packages) from one day and multiple days adventures tour in our country.

We have created programs which will exceed all your expectations! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, history buff or even foodie – do not worry, we have got you covered! Choose a program that fits your personality the best and live through an unforgettable experience!

It`s your choice

  • Package that offers visit to National park Sutjeska, primeval Forest Perucica, experience rafting along Tara River, and as a crown at the end, enjoy in the view from the B&Hs tallest mountain.
  • Hiking trough one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. Jeep and photo safari trough National park Sutjeska combined with Tara River Rafting.
  • Taste rafting and experience two relaxed nights in the heart of the Canyon! Package for those who do not rush, and want to spend one more night in the Camp after rafting experience, and go back on trip home, really relaxed.
  • Trekking along most beautiful part of National Park Sutjeska, visit to Primeval forest Perucica, Prijevor plateau and swimming in emerald green Trnovacko lake at the bottom of Mt. Maglic all combined with Tara rafting

Additional information

About B&H

Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the southeastern Europe, on the Balkans peninsula. Country has beautiful landscapes, rich cultural and historical heritage, picturesque towns, and most important of all, friendly people. The capital is Sarajevo, city is also known as the “Jerusalem of Europe”. Bosnia and Herzegovina can be visited at any time during the year, great opportunities await during both winter and summer season.

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Safety and Skippers

Quality assurances of the agency are 4 golden boats, or high 4 stars All skippers hired by agency Encijan have passed various international trainings and licensed and certified by the IRF (International Rafting Federation), and each of them has multiyear experience in their work and has encountered many trips down the Tara River and most of them consider rafting and adventure as satisfaction and their lifestyle, and then the job.

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Groups

You have a group of friends, fellow coworkers or family that you spend a lot of time with? You may want to consider taking a quality group vacation. Encijan tourist agency has extensive experience and expertise when it comes to organizing group trips and vacations. You can even customize your trips to suit all of your needs and interests. With our help, and a little bit of careful planning, we can put together a group vacation that will leave you with nothing but great memories. Feel free to contact us!

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