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Coined the jewel of Europe', this wild, turquoise blue river is a raging mass of water fed by the towering mountains of Durmitor National Park in Montenegro. The Tara River traverses along the border of Bosnia and Montenegro, with 30km of it in Bosnia and the rest belonging to the other side.

It rises from the mountain ranges in the northern part of Montenegro and flows 140km until meeting with the Piva River and forming the River Drina, one of the longest and largest rivers in the Balkans.
For eons the powerful flow of the Tara River has hollowed out a soft limestone surface, creating the sculpted form of gorges and chasms that we see today. Age-old earth erosion has created the 82km-long canyon, the second largest canyon in the world after Colorado.

Aside from nature lovers and fishermen, the river attracts a large number of adrenaline junkies. Rated at level 3-5, it offers some of the most intense and challenging rafting in Europe. A ride on one of the real' rafts, logs tied together and guided by a massive wooden rudder, is quite an experience. There are, of course, rafting outfits that provide sturdy and safe rubber rafts with all the necessary gear. Most groups operate out of Foca (there are also several rafting agencies in Montenegro) and offer breakfast, lunch and overnight camping in their rafting packages.

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