Arrival to capital city, Sarajevo. Check in and Sarajevo walking tour. It`s time to explore the old parts of Sarajevo and city centre. The old city center from the 15th century (Baščaršija, Gazi Husref-bey’s Mosque, Gazi-Husref-bey’s bezistan – market, Sebilj, City Hall, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Latin bridge – Princip’s bridge, Morića Han). Tour will be followed with recommendations where to eat great Bosnian food, where to eat some sweets, do shopping, and so on.
After great city tour it`s time to visit mountain Trebevic. Cable car goes from city and has length of 2200m. It starts from elevation of 583 meters and goes up to 1160 meters. At mountain there are nice walking trails and amazing nature for relaxing and great afternoon.
Overnight in Sarajevo.
After breakfast tour to Tito’s bunker is one of the best kept secrets of former Yugoslavia, which was built to protect 350 members from the highest military and state leadership of Yugoslavia in case of a nuclear attack. With construction lasting for 26 years (1953 – 1979) and costing 4.6 billion USD, the bunker was built under the mountain Zlatar with the deepest point of 280 m underground.
After this tour, participants depart to outdoor base to prepare for rafting tour. The length of the tour is 23 km and it lasts 5 hours. All necessary rafting equipment is provided (neoprene suit, life jacket, shoes and helmet). Participants will enjoy untouched nature, breaks for swimming, taking photos and BBQ lunch break (grilled meat and vegetables).
Overnight stay in Konjic.
After breakfast participants travel with organized transport to the starting point of the tour. Theoretical and practical preparations with our guides. The hiking tour towards the one of the peaks of the mountain Prenj (Velika kapa).
This trekking tour lasts from 4 to 6 hours, dependent on the trail and fitness of the team members. Hiking to the Prenj mountain is organized with short breaks (for taking photos, one meal/lunch box). The herzegovinian Himalayas (Prenj) is considered to be the most attractive mountain in B&H. Its peaks are highly exciting for hikers who enjoy the enchantment of untouched nature.
Overnight stay is organized in Konjic.
It`s time to meet the locals, explore the rural and off the beaten path Balkan areas and experience the best story telling. After breakfast jeep safari to Lukomir village can start.
Upon arrival to Lukomir we will go on a village tour around the highest populated place in B&H, and the last traditional Bosnian village as well. Lukomir is like a living ethnological museum, where the customs of nomadic tribes and Dinaric highlanders are still practiced. It’s an important part of BiH’s historical, cultural and architectural legacy and provides a unique “heritage atmosphere”.
Also, the stećci in the village indicate that it was already inhabited by the 14th and 15th centuries. We are going to enjoy the benefits of rural tourism and learn about local communities. Locals will be happy to welcome you in their homes and daily lives. This will be perfect way to support local communities and chance to buy all kind of handcrafts wool or woodcarving products.
After this memorable tour transport to Trnovo. Overnight in Trnovo.
After breakfast, until 8 am, you will head in the direction of the Prijevor plateau. The distance between the Tjentište and the Prijevor is 20 km, about an hour’s drive.
On the way to the plateau, we will stop and visit the two most beautiful lookouts (Beškita and Dragoš sedlo) from where there is an impressive view of one of the oldest and best-preserved rainforests in Europe, the Perućica rainforest. From these lookouts, there is a beautiful view of the waterfall Skakavac, Maglić, Volujak, the peaks of Zelengora, and from the lookout Beškita you will have the opportunity to see the Valley of Heroes (Memorial complex of the Battle of Sutjeska on Tjentište) from a height of 1,275 m.
After arriving at the Prijevor plateau, we descend towards the Suva Jezerina valley along a steep path about 6 km long. Along the upper edge of the valley, through the forest, we come to a plateau with a heart-shaped lake.
Trnovačko lake is located at the foot of the mountain Maglić. The available time by the lake is provided for free activities, relaxation, and enjoyment, and before leaving, we will use the opportunity to have a small picnic in the natural environment on the shore.
Around 7 pm, we will catch the last rays of the sun on Prijevor and after that, we will be accommodated in katuns in Prijevor, or as we often call it, a hotel with a million stars.
Arrival at Tjentište in the Sutjeska National Park in the morning. After breakfast, around 10 o’clock we will meet with our licensed guides and drive for about an hour to the Zelengora mountain where the Hrčavka canyon is located. After detailed instructions from the guide on how to behave in the canyon and the equipment distribution, we enter the canyon and start the adventure.
Adrenaline will not be lacking for the next 3 to 4 hours, as it will take us to go 4 kilometers down the Hrčavka canyon and exit the village of Tođevac. We will overcome numerous obstacles in the form of rocks, natural pools, and slides by swimming, jumping, running, and in certain moments we will also use mountaineering equipment.
Since canyoning is an extreme sport requiring a lot of energy, we will take a break halfway through the canyon to replenish our energy with energy drinks, dried fruit, and chocolates and successfully overcome all the obstacles that follow. After leaving the canyon in the village of Tođevac, a car will be waiting for us that will take us back to Tjentište for lunch at the national cuisine restaurant Komlen, where our adrenaline adventure also ends.
After we rest and have lunch, the plan is to visit the Memorial Complex of the famous Battle of Sutjeska accompanied by a curator who will hold a history lesson (around 1.5h). The Battle of Sutjeska (Fifth Offensive, “Operation Schwarz”) took place from May 15 to June 15, 1943, in the areas of Montenegro, Eastern Herzegovina and Eastern Bosnia, and the final and bloodiest battles took place in the area of the Sutjeska River and the mountains that surround her. In memory of that great battle, a memorial complex was built on Tjentište, the central part of which is the Monumental Monument, the work of academic sculptor Miodrag Živković, as well as the Sutjeska Battle Memorial House, an architectural masterpiece by the young Belgrade architect Ranko Radović.
Dinner. Overnight in villas Maglić or Volujak on Tjentište.
After breakfast until 8 am, you will meet your mountain guide and driver, and together you will head to the unreal green landscapes characteristic of Ireland, localized on our beauty Zelengora.
On the way to the mountain eyes, lakes Gornje and Donje Bare, we will pass through the canyon of the river Hrčavka, where the most demanding adrenaline activity on the territory of Sutjeska National Park, canyoning is realized the day before. We will also visit the memorial from World War II dedicated to the national hero Sava Kovacevic.
At the crossroads, we will replace the ride with walking and head slightly uphill towards the Gornje Bare lake hidden at the foot of the Uglješin peak. From the lake itself, there are incredible views of the green pastures of Zelengora after which it got its name, as well as the peaks of Planinica and the ridge Tovarnica.
In the same way, we return to the fork and in the other direction, we reach lake Donje Bare. The lake is surrounded by green meadows and forests, and the beauty and magic of this place were recognized by Yugoslav President Tito, who had his mountain house on this site. After visiting the lake with a light half-hour walk, we reach the Borić lookout point, which is considered to be the “and” in “Bosnia and Herzegovina” :). The name itself has its roots in the Pine tree, and from the lookout point, there is an unforgettable view of the largest peaks of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maglić and Volujak, as well as the largest jewel of our country, the Perućica rainforest.
The scene and sounds of this place are ideal for lunch in nature, followed by a return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
We slowly pack up and return to Sarajevo full of the most beautiful memories.