Packrafting Basics – Tara river

Summary

Balkan Expeditions team is proud to offer the only whitewater packrafting basics course in region, held on the beautiful and wild Tara River.

This 4 day course is aimed at those with little or no previous whitewater packrafting knowledge. Over the four day course you will have an opportunity to experience whitewater and packrafting on it. You will learn about different type of boats and the accompanying equipment. We will teach you practical skills, including the packraft entry and exit following a capsize, different paddling strokes, locating and entering suitable eddies etc. This journy will culminate with the full day (16km) packrafting adventure on the most attractive section on Tara river.

The coure is designed and delivered by our fully qualified and experienced instructors.

Highlights

  • Learn to packraft on whitewater
  • Experienced course instructor
  • Packraft crystal clear waters of the beautiful Tara River
  • Three nights camping in the picturesque river camp Grab
  • Begginer friendly
  • Small groups to ensure personalized attention and safety
Day 1: Arrival and introduction

Afternoon meet at the Camp Grab, found on Tara River near the Bosnian border, approximately a 2 hour drive away from Nikšić. Upon arrival all the participants will be given a brief tour of the camp and will be allocated a camping spot.


Once settled in you will be allocated yourpackrafting gear and coach will then give you a brief theory lesson. Then it’s off to the water for the first taste of packrafting. During the first practical coach will work with you on coordination and basic paddling strokes. He will also teach you how to react when capsized.

After the lesson you can enjoy a home cooked (and an abundandant) dinner and relax in the camp for the rest of the evening.

Day 2: Fundamentals and Skills training

Most of the 2nd day will be spent in the water, learning and practicing a number of skills. In addition to the things learnt on the 1st day you will master different paddling strokes, paddling down the rapids and locating and entering suitable eddies following the rapids. After the morning lesson, a cooked lunch will be provided. Then you can again enjoy a delicious dinner and relax in the camp for the rest of the evening.

Day 3: Intermediate Packrafting and Exploration

We saved the best for last and we are slowley upgrading! On the 3rd day you will have an opportunity to packraft down an 8 km (grade 2) section of the river. Take your passport, you will packraft from the camp all the way down into Bosnia!

After this most exciting part, transport from the border will be arranged and you will head back to the camp for well deserved cold beer or a juice. Another quiet night in the camp, next to the fireplace, planing the big adventure that comes tomorrow. 😊

Day 4: BIG day
After the breakfast we will drive up to Brstanovica to paddke down the most attractive section of the Tara River. This thrilling journey includes 12 extraordinary rapids (grade 3) offering thw perfect opportunity to showcase the skills you’ve learned over the past days.

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Packrafting Basics – Tara River

Kayaking & SUP

440€ / each

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Read our reviews

  • I went on the komarnica packraft tour with Gigo. Amazing experience! The river is a hidden gem in Montenegro. Not very accessible but once you are there, the nature is so wonderful! I never packrafted on a Whitewater river before, but Gigo gave great explanations and safety measures. 100% recommend!

  • I went on the komarnica packraft tour with Gigo. Amazing experience! The river is a hidden gem in Montenegro. Not very accessible but once you are there, the nature is so wonderful! I never packrafted on a Whitewater river before, but Gigo gave great explanations and safety measures. 100% recommend!

  • Gigo is very knowledgeable, offers excellent customer service, is punctual, offers tailored trips, gear is in great shape. If it was up to us he would well and truely deserve the Montenegrin business awarded of the year. We hope to come back.

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