The deepest canyon in Europe the gorge is sliced by the turquoise Tara River. The upper Canyon may be trekked on foot along trails accessed via the mountain town of Zabljak while certain peripheries, beyond the UNESCO-protected section, are better explored by car. The interior of the canyon can be reached only by raft on one or two-day journeys along rapids that have earned the river the nickname, the “Tear of Europe”.
The Canyon’s only overpass, an arched Tara Bridge, was among the more impressive feats of European engineering upon its 1940 completion.
- The two-day rafting trip from Djurdjevica Tara to Scepan Polje, with an overnight at Camp Grab
- A scenic drive through Durmitor National Park, along the Tara River, from Kolasin to Djurdjevica Tara
- Dive into the beautiful abyss from the world’s 7th highest bungee platform
Lush with wild flowers, waterfalls and sandy beaches, buffered by 1,300 metres cliffs, this 82-kilometre UNESCO World Heritage site is truly magnificent. Located in northern Montenegro, the start of the Canyon, near the winter ski resort of Kolasin, is a 2.5-hour drive from Tivat.