Walking in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Walking in Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Walking in Bosnia & Herzegovina

9 Days Starting in Trebinje and ending in Dubrovnik

Visiting: Trebinje, Sutjeska National Park, Trnovačko Lake, Tjentište, Sarajevo, Crepoljsko, Bjelašnica, Lukomir, Rakitnica Canyon, Mostar, Dubrovnik

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

TVH

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 15

Physical rating:

Moderate / Challenging

Age range:

18 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

Activities:

Trekking, Walking

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Tour Overview

Bosnia & Herzegovina is a beautiful country with swathes of rugged wilderness. The Sutjeska National Park is one such area and boasts one of Europe’s last primeval forests, as well as the mighty Durmitor Mountains. This itinerary includes all the essential elements: ascending Bosnia's highest peak, Maglic Mountain (2,386m), passing hidden waterfalls and glacial lakes and sightseeing in the beautiful cities of Sarajevo, Mostar and the Croatian town of Dubrovnik.

Highlights

  • Have time for optional rafting

  • Climb Bosnia's highest peak - Mt Maglic (2,386m)

  • Delve into the highlights of Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Experience a very warm welcome from the local community

  • Discover a stunning country with beautiful scenery and a fascinating culture

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Trebinje.
Location:

Trebinje


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Leotar or similar


Meals Included:

Dinner


The trip begins late afternoon in Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina. After a
main briefing with your leader, the group will enjoy a welcome dinner in a
beautiful setting of a local winery set up in the hills above the town.

icon Day 2 : Transfer To Sutjeska N.P. Walk To Donje Bare Lake, Then Through Beech Forest To Summit Of Ugljesin Peak (1858M), With Magnificent Views Of The Zelengora Peaks.
Location:

Sutjeska National Park


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Mladost or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


In the morning we transfer to our hotel in Sutjeska National Park, before
continuing to the tranquil lake of Donje Bare. After lunch, we walk through a
beech forest and open mountainous terrain to the summit of Ugljesin Peak
(1858m), for one of the best panoramic views of the Zelengora peaks and the
rock face wall of Volujak. We continue on the stunning circuit back to Gornje
Bare lake via the Tovamica Ridge (1.5 hours) with Bosnia's highest peaks a
constant companion on the horizon. We then transfer back to the hotel in the
Tjentiste Valley for a well deserved dinner. 


icon Day 3 : Ascent Of Maglic Mountain (2,386M); Walk Over The Border To Trnovacko Lake In Montenegro Before Returning To Hotel.
Location:

Trnovačko Lake, Tjentište, Sutjeska National Park


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Mladost or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We transfer to Lokva Derneciste (approx. 1 hour) and head for Bosnia’s
highest peak, Maglic Mountain (2,386m), through dense forest and open
mountainous terrain. The ascent itself will take approximately 3-4 hours over
fairly well-maintained mountain trails with steep cliffs, and is by far the
most demanding part of today’s trek. Please note. this walk is not suitable
for anyone suffering from vertigo. Each step takes us further above the
surrounding peaks until we reach the summit. Here we have lunch and enjoy
wonderful views over Montenegro and of our next stop, the emerald green
waters of Trnovacko Lake. After descending to the lake in the afternoon, we
head for Prijevor where we meet our transfer to the hotel in Tjentiste.


icon Day 4 : Transfer To Sarajevo; City Tour And Free Time Explore.
Location:

Sarajevo


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Hecco or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


We transfer to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo which is at the heart of the
Balkan Peninsula. On arrival, we take a tour of the major historic cultural
and war sites in the city that will help us to piece together its complex and
intriguing history. The afternoon is then free to explore this varied and
beautiful capital city. 


icon Day 5 : Short Transfer In Morning. Walk To Summit Of Crepoljsko (1,524M), Bukovik (1,534M) And To The Beautiful Skakavac Waterfall.
Location:

Crepoljsko


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Hecco or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch


Within half an hour's drive to Crepoljsko is a very well known local picnic
place where we will start today's hike toward Bukovik peak (1,534m), the
highest point north from Sarajevo. This is a peak that offers some of the
best views of mountains to the south. After leaving our start point, a
pleasant hike takes us through meadows and coniferous forests up to Bukovik
hut, with wider and wider views of mountains in the distance and the city in
the valley right below us. After a short break at Bukovik hut, we ascend the
nearby Bukovik peak and continue from there through a beautiful pine forest
to the Skakavac waterfall.

This waterfall is the largest continual flowing waterfall in Bosnia and
Herzegovina and is 98m high. A soothing lunch break and some tea or coffee
welcomes us here before we head down through thick forest to the base of the
waterfall. Once we reach the base, a fantastic view of water, mist and forest
awaits us. From here we wind through the forest to the small lodge, where we
end our hike with an ice cold drink.


icon Day 6 : Full Day Hike To Lukomir Highland Village, Bosnia's Highest Village (1469M) And Summit Of Obalj (1,896M).
Location:

Bjelašnica, Lukomir


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Hecco or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch


Today we have a full daywalk in the Bjelasnica Mountains, home of the 1984
Winter Olympics, ascending Obalj peak (1,896m) and visiting Lukomir, Bosnia
and Herzegovina's highest village (1,469m).
From the traditional style Bosnian Mosque in the village of Umoljani, we walk
to the Gradina, a village which locals of this area used for centuries as
their base for summer pastures. From here we will start ascending toward
Obalj ridge and slowly we will rise above Studeni potok (Studeni stream). The
views will start to open in front of us. With the mountains to the south,
Treskavica and Visocica will offer us fantastic and breathtaking scenes. Once
we reach the slopes of Obalj, we will slowly continue and progress to the
summit itself. From the peak, we'll see Lukomir village below us where we
will descend from the top.
Lukomir is Bosnia's highest village at 1,469m, with its ancient stecci
(mediaeval tombstones) where villagers still follow a traditional shepherd
way of life. On the edge of the village, there is a fabulous view of
Rakitnica canyon, Obalj and Visocica. After a simple but tasty homemade late
lunch we transfer back to the hotel in Sarajevo.


icon Day 7 : Half Day Walk Through The Beautiful Rakitnica Canyon, Or Optional Rafting Along The Neretva River; Transfer To Mostar.
Location:

Rakitnica Canyon


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Kapetanovina or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch


Today we have the option to go rafting deep into the Neretva Canyon or walk a
beautiful ridge overlooking the Neretva and Rakitnica Canyon.
The Neretva River is the emerald of Herzegovina, flowing over 200 kilometres
from its source into the Adriatic Sea. In the upper canyon is some of the
most beautiful rafting in Europe. The water is usually calm from Spring to
Autumn, and the trip provides ample opportunity to enjoy the canyon and its
unique flora and fauna. Depending on the season, there will be class 2-4
rapids. The trip lasts for 3-4 hours and costs approximately EUR 45 per
person (paid locally).
For those who prefer to keep on trekking, we continue on to the isolated
hills around Kasici village for a magical canyon walk above the Neretva
River. After crossing a suspension bridge we descend to meet the spectacular
river itself where the rapids rush into the mouth of the relatively
unexplored Rakitnica Canyon. The scenery here is truly breathtaking. After
crossing another bridge at the mouth of the canyon we can rest either in one
of the caves or on the numerous beaches.

We return via Konjic to meet up with those who opted for the rafting. At the
end of the day, we continue our journey to Mostar.


icon Day 8 : Morning In Mostar, Visit Iconic Old Bridge; Afternoon Transfer To Dubrovnik.
Location:

Mostar, Dubrovnik


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Hotel Zagreb or similar


Meals Included:

Breakfast


We spend the morning exploring Mostar, the former oriental trading centre of
Herzegovina, situated on the Neretva River. This city was regularly in the
news when it was split during the conflict in the early 1990s. We will still
see the scars of war, but these days Mostar is once again a warm and bustling
place, with a fascinating history and architecture.

We leave Mostar in the afternoon and head for Dubrovnik, arriving at
approximately 5pm. On arrival, we have free time to explore. Dubrovnik is our
final destination and a great way to end our week trekking. This magnificent
walled town lies at the southernmost tip of Croatia. Formerly a prosperous
trading centre, Dubrovnik is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its
perfectly preserved Old Town and rich cultural life draw many visitors each
year.


icon Day 9 : End Dubrovnik.
Location:

Dubrovnik


Meals Included:

Breakfast


The trip ends this morning after breakfast in Dubrovnik. Should you wish to
spend more time in this beautiful Croatian town please ask our sales team
about post tour nights.

What's Included

  • Transfers for group flights

  • All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 4 dinners included

  • All accommodation

  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • Single supplement

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas & vaccinations

Accommodation

The accommodation listed below are the standard hotels used. However, there may be some departures where groups stay at similar hotels of the same standard and quality.

We spend eight nights in a mixture of standard tourist-class hotels in good locations in Sarajevo, Trebinje and Mostar. In Sutjeska National Park, we use a simple but clean hotel in a spectacular location.

Trebinje: Hotel Leotar (or similar)
Sutjeska National Park: Hotel Mladost (or similar)
Sarajevo: Hotel Astra Garni (or similar)
Mostar: Hotel Kapetanovina (or similar)
Dubrovnik: Hotel Zagreb (or similar)

Single supplements are available on request and are subject to availability.

Food

All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 4 dinners are included on this trip. *Typical Meals:* Breakfast across the Balkans usually consists of bread and pastries, dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese, cereal, eggs cooked in a variety of ways, smoked meats, honey, tea and coffee, milk and juices. Breakfast in Sutjeska will be a choice of a warm or cold set meal. In Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik there will be a choice between a hot and cold buffet. Lunches will be picnics including bread, cheese, sausage, meat and vegetarian pate, salad, chocolate bars, cookies, trail mix, and coffee/tea. Evening meals in Sutjeska are 3 courses and include soup, a selection of traditionally prepared meat, vegetables and a dessert. Typical Bosnian cuisine consists of ingredients such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, spinach, courgette, beans and dairy products such as milk, cheese, pavlaka (sour cream) and Kajmak (similar to clotted cream). Meat dishes usually consist of beef and lamb and specialities include cevapi, burek, dolma (stuffed vegetables with meat) and goulash. Desserts often have an Eastern influence with baklava being very popular. The alcoholic drink rakija made from apples or plums is common in this region also. Croatian & Montenegrin cuisine both share similarities to Bosnian cuisine but are also heavily influenced by Greek and Italian food. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements can be catered for, but options are limited throughout Bosnia & Herzegovina - please inform our sales team of any specific requirements upon booking.

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  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Transfers for group flights

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  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    18+ age people can go on this tour.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no specific health risks.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews

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WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

This was one of my best ever Exodus holidays, combining moderately-demanding trekking in beautiful alpine scenery with the culture and emotion of a war-torn nation.  The reviews provided by fellow walkers, Maria and Paula, say it all.

WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

I have just returned from this trip and it was my first with Exodus. Anyone unsure if this is the trip for them all I can say is that I thought that it was excellent. Bosnia Herzegovina is a beautiful country and the guides that accompanied us on this trip were amazing, it was their enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge that really made this holiday so enjoyable.I will return to Bosnia.

WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

An absolutely beautiful country.  The walking was fantastic, very beautiful, sometimes challenging and sometimes the group would be the only people I would see all day.  The trip was well planned with interesting city tours, a variation of walks and the additional rafting day was brilliant. I will definitely be going back to see more.

WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

I don't often write reviews but this time I felt the need to!! This was the best Exodus holiday I've been on in a while, I loved every minute of it and I could have stayed longer.

Superb and varied trip in beautiful mountains and historic cities

This was our first trip to the Balkans and we were amazed how much we were able to see in just over a week. The country has recovered exceptionally well from a very tumultuous recent history, and we felt inspired by the warmth and enthusiasm of all the BiH people we met. The countryside is pristine, with absolutely no pollution, and the walking very varied and interesting. We all loved Sarejevo and Mostar, both fascinating and sophisticated cities.

WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

A fantastic trip in an amazing country! I really liked the combination of several days walking alongside the opportunity to take in some culture too (Sarajevo is an amazing city). Bosnia and Herzegovina is a really beautiful country and my advice would be to go now before it is spoiled by mass tourism.

WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Bosnia has it all for hill walkers except the crowds.  Walking, nature and history come together in a country of many textures and complexities.

Bosnia

A tour of Bosnia. The countryside is stunning and the cities fascinating.

WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Varied walks through unspoiled countryside contrasted superbly with the visits to Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik - a magical mix. 

Walking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Great trip with outstanding hiking and informative city visits. Leader was exceptional with excellent support staff. An authentic and exhilarating hiking and cultural experience.

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Walking in Bosnia & Herzegovina

9 Days Starting in Trebinje and ending in Dubrovnik

Visiting: Trebinje, Sutjeska National Park, Trnovačko Lake, Tjentište, Sarajevo, Crepoljsko, Bjelašnica, Lukomir, Rakitnica Canyon, Mostar, Dubrovnik

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

TVH

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 15

Physical rating:

Moderate / Challenging

Age range:

18 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

Activities:

Trekking, Walking

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$2363 (USD) EXTRA tourhub discount: $86
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