Drina Rafting - Predov Krst - The Drina River gorge

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

3 days

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What’s included in this tour?

two night half board at hotel
lunch in Perucac
boat cruise through the Drina River Gorge
lunch on board
boats for the Drina rafting
life jackets
skiper services
the guide
the tour organizing

TOUR OVERVIEW:

DAY ONE

Arrival in Bajina Bašta, check in the hotel, diner and overnight

Bajina Bašta is a town with about 10 thousand inhabitants and some 20 thousand more living in the surrounding hills. The oldest part of the town with symetrical terraced houses dates from the end of the 19th century. The owners of the houses were pety traders and artisans who made up the majority of the town's population.
DAY TWO

Breakfast, visit to the Monastery Rača

Rača monastery is situated on the banks of the small river Rača, in the vicinity of Bajina Bašta. This medieval monastery was founded by the Serbian king, Dragutin Nemanjić. During the Ottoman period, the monastery was one of the most important cultural centres for Serbian people. Rača monastery was renowned for secretly copying Serbian literature in order to maintain cultural legacy. During World War II Rača monastery kept Miroslav's Gospel, the largest and the most important 12th century document of Serbian literature. It was saved from being burnt by being hidden under the stone plates of the monastery’s altar.
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Visit to Tara National Park – Mitrovac, Banjska stena viewpoint, Zaovine Lake

Tara was declared a national park on July 13th, 1981. It covers an area of about 24.991,82 hectares. Due to its favorable climate and remoteness, Tara is home to a rare relict and endemic tree species of the Balkan Peninsula, the Pančić Spruce, and many other natural monuments that can be called living fossils. The average height of Mount Tara is 1000-1200 meters above sea level. Its highest point is Kozji Rid (1591 m) and the lowest (291 m) is at Lake Perucac. The River Vrelo is the strongest karstic spring in the national park, and it flows into the Drina River after flowing 365 meters. Tara has a mountain climate with cool summers and cold winters with a lot of snow. It often rains in May. July and August are the driest months, and autumn is sunny and warmer than spring.
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Departure to Perućac, visit to the River Vrelo, lunch

Perućac is a tourist village on the right bank of the River Drina, 13 km away from Bajina Bašta. In the vicinity there is a large hydroelectric dam where the Drina Lake, 54 km long, begins. Its magnificent canyon stretches all the way to Višegrad. There is probably the shortest river in the world. It is 365 meters long and many say that the Vrelo River is the "One-year-long River". It is rich in trout and after a short river flow and beautiful waterfalls it flows into the Drina River.
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Boarding the boats, Drina River rafting

Boarding is below the dam in Perućac with the ride taking in the most attractive part of the Drina below the falls of the Vrelo River and with a few rapids thrown in. Journey takes two to three hours depending on water levels. The River Drina surrounds Tara from the northwest and north sides and represents the longest river in the Bajina Basta municipality with its 60 km length. The Drina is formed by the confluence of the Piva and the Tara rivers at Scepan Polje village in Montenegro 433 meters above the sea level with a total length of 345.9 km. Drina is one of the cleanest rivers in Serbia…
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The end of the rafing next to the Drina River House, return to the hotel, dinner, overnight

The town of Bajina Bašta is famous for the house perched on a rock in the middle of the River Drina which the Serbs also call Zelenika (zelena meaning green in Serbian). The house has been balancing on the rock since 1969 and the idea for it came from a group of young swimmers who wanted a more comfortable place to rest. According to folk tales, the reason for the rock being situated in the middle of the Drina is down to Serbia’s most famous epic medieval hero, Marko Kraljević. Wanting to go to the other bank of the Drina without getting his famous horse’s hooves wet, he throw a huge rock right in the middle of the river so his horse Šarac could jump between the riverbanks, stepping only on the rock in the river. If you look closely, you can still see Šarac’s hoof prints on the rock!
DAY THREE

Breakfast, visit to Predov Krst and lookout Bilješka stena

Predov Krst is 1080 meters above sea level. Three kilometers away from this site there is Stolac, the natural habitat of Pancic spruce while seven kilometers away there is the lookout Biljeska stena (Biljeska Rock) where you can see 1000 meters high cliffs descending to the River Drina. From the lookout you will have a picturesque view of the lake Perucac, the Drina River Gorge and, naturally, Pancic spruce trees…
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Return back to the lake Perucac, boat cruise through the Drina River Gorge, lunch on board, the end of tour

The Drina canyon is one of the deepest in the world, up to 1,000 meters in some parts. Perućac lake is 54 km long and it stretches all the way to Visegrad. Navigating through the canyon of the Drina River you will enjoy in a magical area surrounded by cool green water and forest covered cliffs.

NOTE:

Tour is organized only for closed groups of minimum 30 adult traveling passengers.

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