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Tara river with children

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Tara river with children

Hi,

Has anyone been rafting on the Tara river with children? Ours are 9 and 7. Is it too dangerous? I want to see the canyon and the bridge, like the idea of doing it from the water but don't want to do it if anyone is going to fall out! Thanks!

Zabljak, Montenegro
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1. Re: Tara river with children

It is a little risky for children under the age of 13 year old and some companies will not even take children at all. You are only strapped into the boat with ropes on the base of the boat, which for small children their feet can slip out very very easily. Sorry to say but I think you should give this idea a miss :(

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2. Re: Tara river with children

Thanks, I thought as much! Are there other ways of experiencing the river?

Zabljak, Montenegro
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3. Re: Tara river with children

Without a car this is not really possible!

With a car you can drive to the Durdevica Tara Bridge, then also continue driving past the bridge to where they put down the rafting boats on the water (there is a small hut and a parking area). Here you can get to the water and let the kids have a play around.

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4. Re: Tara river with children

Thanks Gina, We'll have a car. How long would it take from Kotor do you think?

Zabljak, Montenegro
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From Kotor approx 3.5hours to Zabljak!

That is if you go via the new roads and not over Podgorica. (Kotor- Risan road to Niksic) hen the main road Niksic-Savnik-Zabljak.

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Hi Sally Ann

Our children were 10 and 12 when we went rafting on the Tara river. It was August and the river was quite low so wasn't so much white water but the odd incline. The earlier in the season the faster it is. It is a beautiful way to see the Canyon.

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8. Re: Tara river with children

hi there, we plan to do this with our two kids, which company did you use, did you do the whole length or just the end part? thanks

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9. Re: Tara river with children

Alison, it is impossible to see the whole length of the Tara in a one day tour. You have to arrange a 2 day overnight camping tour, and these parts of the river are much more difficult with lots of rapids and it can be quite dangerous.

Most legitimate companies in Zabljak do a small section of the river, going under the Durdevica Tara Bridge. It is mostly calm and nice with great scenery.

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10. Re: Tara river with children

I agree

We did the 15km ride with our 7yr old and it was nice. The river isn't that high in August so I definitely recommend it.

Send me a PM if you want the name of a great guy who took us rafting. He even made a stop at a small beach and we got to climb up to see the shortest but quickest river in Europe (or maybe even the world)

Amazing experience!