Bosnia Hiking & Rafting Tour

Adventure in southeast Bosnia far off the beaten paths

Sutjeska National Park & Tara River Canyon

HIKING & RAFTING TOUR | 4 days | 335€ | Sutjeska National Park hike and rafting along the Tara River Canyon, inclusive 2x B&B in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

This great adventure tour in the southeast of Bosnia is made for people who dislike mass tourism, boring guides, and beaten paths.

In the heart of Sutjeska National Park in the southeast of Bosnia, you will discover a pristine wilderness: ancient forest, mountain plateau at almost 1.700 metres, the highest Bosnian peaks, and glacier lakes. Those are just some highlights of this fascinating hiking trip on the 2nd day of the tour. 

The next day is scheduled for a whitewater rafting. Surrounded by impressive river scenery, a whitewater rafting tour along the great Tara River Canyon is a unique experience. The canyon is the second largest in the world (the first is the Colorado River Canyon), and a part of Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The first or last day of this programme, depending on arrival/departure, there is a possibility for exploring Sarajevo on one of many interesting city tours with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide. Check out our city tour Discover Sarajevo.

TOUR DAY BY DAY

Arrival in Sarajevo

Day 1 - Arrival in Sarajevo

Upon arrival in Sarajevo, transfer to the accommodation, with the possibility to do a city tour with the private guide or another leisure time activity, depending on the time of arrival. Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast. Optional offer: dinner in a Bosnian traditional restaurant.

Hiking in Sutjeska National Park – Lake Trnovacko

Day 2 - Hiking in Sutjeska National Park – Lake Trnovacko

After breakfast, we leave Sarajevo at 8:00 AM and take a transfer toward southeast Bosnia, in direction of the town of Foča. The whole day we will spend in the Sutjeska National Park. After two hours' drive, we will arrive at the 1.200 meter deep Sutjeska River canyon. Here is the starting point for this superb hiking tour. It takes you first to the Viewpoint Dragos Saddle (Dragoš Sedlo) and then deep in Perucica’s valley to the Skakavac waterfall. We will walk around the thick primaeval forest Perucica that hides many endemic and rare species. Our hiking tour continues to the Prijevor mountain plateau at 1.668 meters above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the National Park Sutjeska. A great place to take a picture of the mountains Maglic, Zelengora and Volujak which will tower around us. At the edge of the primaeval forest Perucica, we descend towards the Glacier Lake Trnovacko, which is set at 1.500 meters above sea level, surrounded by Bosnian impressive mountain peaks of Maglic, Bioč, and Volujak. Depending on the weather, there is a possibility of swimming in the lake (swimmers should be in good physical shape because of very cold water). The Lake Trnovacko is an ideal place for having lunch, relax and enjoy the serenity of the Bosnian mountains. After lunch we head back to our accommodation for dinner. Accommodation: Simple wooden bungalows (with bedding) next to the Tara River. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Tara River Canyon Rafting Tour

Day 3 - Tara River Canyon Rafting Tour

After breakfast, we are going to explore the 1.300-meters deep Tara River Canyon, the second largest in the world, after the Colorado River Canyon. The Tara River is one of the four whitewater rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina that offers professionally guided rafting tours. It ranks among Europe’s best whitewater rafting rivers in class II-IV. The last 18 kilometres of the river, before rivers Piva and Tara merge into a strong and mighty Drina River, is considered to be the most exciting part with more than 20 rapids. Our skippers are experienced rafting guides, certified by the International Rafting Federation. After rafting and enjoying a homemade lunch, we will be transferred back to Sarajevo. Return time around 7:00 PM. Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Optional offer: dinner in a Bosnian traditional restaurant.

Departure from Sarajevo

Day 4 - Departure from Sarajevo

After breakfast, transfer to Sarajevo Airport.

Price information & additional costs:

Tour dates 2020:

 4-day tour

 Tour dates 2020:

 4-day tour

 18 - 21 May

 335 €

 8 – 11 August

335 €

 6 – 9 June

 335 €

 22 – 25 August

335 €

 20 – 23 June

 335 €

 5 – 8 September

335 €

 11 – 14 July

 335 €

 19 – 22 September

335 €

 25 – 28 July

 335 €

 

 

  • Prices are per person.
  • The tour price is based on a minimum of four (4) participants and double room occupancy.
  • Individual guests can join an existing group.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.
  • Participants interested in a private trip may contact Inlandia for an individual offer.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Transport from Sarajevo City to hiking & rafting tour location and back to the City.
  • Accommodation in bungalows at river.
  • B&B accommodation (double room occupancy) in Sarajevo City.
  • Meals: breakfast (3x), lunch (2x), dinner (1x) and snacks.
  • Coffee or tea during the hike.
  • Tara Rafting with all safety equipment and one fully-equipped and experienced guide.
  • Tourist taxes.
  • Insurance against accidents and costs for the organization and realization of travel.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE / Additional costs:

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport.
  • Extra services (e.g. parking place).
  • Single room supplement in B&B accommodation.
  • City tour in Sarajevo: see our tour Discover Sarajevo
  • Dinner at traditional restaurant in Sarajevo City: from 10 € - 20 € (depending on a menu).
  • Extra drinks at camp on the Tara River.
  • Tip for the tour guide, driver and local staff (optional).
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature.
  • Travel insurance (additional health insurance, insurance against accidents, damage or loss of luggage and travel cancellation insurance). For more information read „Inlandia Terms & Conditions“, or contact us at info@inlandia.com
  • All other expenses not covered by the programme.

NOTES:

  • The tour is lead by a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide and includes a fully equipped support van.
  • The B&B accommodation in the City of Sarajevo is based on double room occupancy, has very good references and guest reviews, and it is located nearby Bascarsija (old town).

You need to bring:

For hiking: Hiking boots recommended/Sturdy walking shoes, pocket knife, sun glasses, sun cream, 1,5 liter of water, personal hygiene kit, fleece/jumper, rain gear, towel, change of clothes (e.g. dry socks, T-shirt & underwear, trousers), 30 to 40 liter backpack.

For rafting: T-shirt, swimming costume, sneakers or sandals for in the water, flash light, 1 liter of water, hat, sun block, towel, change of clothes (warm sweater or jacket because night by the river could be fresher), camera.


DO NOT FORGET!

  • Green Card (if traveling by your car).
  • Your passport or Identity Card (depending on the country of origin) since we’re crossing into Bosnia& Herzegovina and Montenegro (outside the EU border).
  1. National Park Sutjeska
  2. Primeval forest Perućica
  3. Mountain plateau Prijevor
  4. Glacier Lake Trnovacko
  5. Tara River Canyon
  1. The stunning surroundings of the Sutjeska National Park - located near the town of Foca in the southeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Established in 1962, it is Bosnia and Herzegovina's oldest national park which extends over an area of about 175 km2. Over 66% of the area is covered by forests, and the rest are pastures, meadows and barren land above the upper limit of forests. It includes the highest peak of Maglić at over 2.386 metres (7.828 ft), on the border with Montenegro. The Sutjeska National Park is also famous as being the location of the famous Battle of the Sutjeska in 1943 during World War II. The park is an affiliated member of EUROPARC Federation.
  2. The strictly protected Nature Reserve -  the primaeval forest Perućica in the Sutjeska National Park, is located along the border with Montenegro. One of the last two remaining primaeval forests and one of the last beech old-growth forests in Europe. It stays there just as nature created it 20.000 years ago. The Bosnian ancient forest Perućica stretches over an area of 1.434 hectares and is a precious European natural heritage. It hides many trees over 300 years old. The tallest measured Norway Spruce (63 m) is located in this forest. The number of wild animals is impressive: bears, wolves, foxes, chamois, marten, wild cat, wild boar, and many others.
  3. Prijevor - the mountain plateau at 1.668 meters above sea level is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the National Park Sutjeska. Surrounded by mountain giants of over 2.000 metres, such as Maglic, Volujak, Snjeznica and Zelengora, and leaning on one of the last jungle in Europe, Perucica ... It offers a wide choice of herbs, mountain blueberries and rich flora with some rare and endemic species.
  4. Glacier Lake Trnovacko (Montenegro) – located at the foot of the Mountain Maglić, 1.517 meters above sea level, surrounded by high mountain ranges with peaks over 2.000 m. The average temperature of the lake during the summer months is pleasant 20°C, ideal for swimming and refreshing or fishing (you need a permit).
  5. Tara River Canyon is with its 1.300 meters the deepest and the longest canyon in Europe, and the second biggest in the world (the first one is the Colorado River Canyon). It is protected as a part of the Durmitor National Park in Montenegro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The destination offers some of the best adrenaline-pumping water sports experiences in this part of Europe. It has a long tradition in offering rafting, kayaking, and canyoning tours, but also easy family excursions.

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