7 Day Multi-Activity Holiday in Bosnia & Herzegovina
NEW FOR 2023!
Departure dates: any Sunday from May to September
If the Balkans is Europe’s most diverse adventure playground, Bosnia & Hercegovina sits at its very heart! We have put together this two-centre multi-activity tour to suit a wide array of ages and abilities, taking in canoeing, white-water rafting, hiking and Via Ferrata as well as unique elements such as pottery classes and river-wading! Throw in the option of the cultural highlights of the fascinating cities of Sarajevo and Mostar, led by some of the most knowledgeable guides in the country, and you have one amazing holiday!
You will stay in unique local locations and will experience the most genuine of welcomes in a country that will delight, excite and surprise you. Is Bosnia Europe’s best-undiscovered adventure holiday destination? We think so!
NB – our recommended minimum age for this holiday is 7 – but we can make exceptions for exceptional kids. Please don’t hesitate to check with us if you think your kids fall into this category!
Book to Give Back – every booking sparks a donation to our chosen local environmental and community causes!
All transport and meals are included during your holiday, as well as a 24/7 qualified guide who will collect you from and bring you back to Sarajevo Airport at the end of your trip.
Your Country Experts:
Skender has over a decade’s worth of experience guiding tour groups around his country, and has earned his reputation as one of the funniest and most quotable tour guides in Bosnia & Hercegovina! He speaks near-native English and has full tour guide qualifications.
Emma’s enthusiasm for Bosnia is as great as her love for her adopted home of Montenegro! She’s made it her mission to help guests discover this amazing country, tracking down all the best spots with her young children to put together the ultimate multi-activity adventure.
Day 1 – Arrival and Transfer to Sarajevo
Arrival at Sarajevo airport, with an optional walking tour of Sarajevo if your flight gets in in the morning! Overnight and dinner at Sarajevo. Car time: 30 minutes.
Day 2 – White-water Rafting on the Neretva River
The Neretva river canyon is approximately 20km long and offers breathtaking and amazingly preserved nature, with astonishing slopes, canyons, clean and fresh drinkable water, great beaches, fish, birds, and even more. With rapids ranging from level 2 to level 4, it’s an adrenaline rush that provides excitement for all ages. Diving from some of the cliffs, and jumping solo into some amazing rapids only adds to the experience! BBQ lunch provided. Overnight and dinner in Sarajevo. Rafting time: 2 hours. Car time: 45 mins each way.
Day 3 – Visoko Pottery Workshop
This day will take you to a Neolithic area of Visoko and a charming small village where only 6 families live nowadays. You will meet one of the best pottery artists in the country, enter his home, meet his beautiful family, share food, learn about their life and work and, finally, with a little help from the expert, make your very own pottery souvenir to bring home! Meeting a local community while putting yourself out there as an artist and discovering a deep connection between your mind, your body and the clay, is a unique experience offered by no other operator. Overnight and dinner in Sarajevo. Car time: 45 mins each way.
Day 4 – Skakavac Waterfall Hike
Time to visit one of the most spectacular Balkan waterfalls. Located only 12 km from the capital of Sarajevo, Skakavac Waterfall (Grasshopper Falls) is the largest unceasingly flowing waterfall in Bosnia and Herzegovina and an absolute “must” for all outdoor lovers visiting Sarajevo. The waterfall is 98 metres high plunging down a slippery limestone cliff and descending into a series of stunning smaller waterfalls, drops and pools. The trail is popular among hikers and mountain bikers but also those wanting a gentle walk and enjoying perfectly untouched nature. Overnight and dinner in Sarajevo. Hiking distance: 10km. Car time: 20 minutes each way.
Day 5 – Rest Day/Transfer to Mostar
A more relaxing day! Upon arriving at your accommodation in Blagaj you can chill by the banks of the Buna river or explore nearby Mostar on foot – a unique experience which will guide you through the entrance to a whole new world of contrasts. Overnight and dinner in Blagaj. Car time: 2 hours.
Day 6 – Via Ferrata and Canoeing the Trebižat River
Two activities in one day? You bet! The Blagaj ferrata “Vulin Potok” is located 200m above the source of the river Buna, and is home to the medieval fortress of Herceg Stjepan Kosaca, which dates from the XV century. An experienced professional guide will give you all the necessary climbing instructions – with a trail length of some 6km, a height difference of 370m, and physical difficulty: of 2/10 and a technical difficulty: of 4/10 this ferrata is adapted for all ages and the total duration of the adventure is about 3 hours. After a brief lunch, we then head to the river Trebižat, one of the most beautiful rivers in Herzegovina. The winding course of turquoise water and easy rapids is suitable for absolutely everyone! The length of the trail is about 8km and takes about 3 hours to complete. Overnight and dinner in Blagaj. Car time: 1 hour each way.
Day 7 – Istup Waterfall/River Hiking / Hiking to Trnovačko Lake
Imagine canyoning without the ropes and you’ll get the idea behind river hiking! Splashing, swimming, jumping and bouldering our way along a refreshing natural river is one of those experiences that offers something for everyone, young or old! It’s worth bearing in mind that at the height of summer, the water levels can run low – in this case we would switch activities to a hike to the beautiful Trnovačko lake. Sutjeska National Park is the best-untouched nature can offer and Trnovačko lake is nested underneath the mountain of Maglić, which is Bosnia’s highest mountain peak, bordering Bosnia and Montenegro. Trnovačko lake is actually located in Montenegro, but is only accessible as a hiking trail from the Bosnian side! Once at the lake, you will be given free time to explore the lake, while your guides will take time to prepare lunch. During the hot summer months, the lake is perfect for swimming too. Overnight and dinner in Blagaj. Total hiking time: 5 hours. Car time: 1 hour each way for Istup, 2 hours each way for Trnovačko Lake.
Day 8 – Return to Sarajevo Airport (other destinations would incur an extra transfer charge)
Prices are in £ Sterling per person and include all transport, all activities, all accommodation, all meals and all guiding.
Trips run Sunday-Sunday.
Multi Activity Bosnia 7 days
GUEST HOUSE HALVAT, SARAJEVO
MYSTIC’S RETREAT, BLAGAJ