Have you heard about phenomenon of the “Valley of Bosnian Pyramids”? Are you maybe interested to explore if they are just simple “hoax”, or true evidence, that ancient civilisations have existed at present day European soil? If yes, then this day tour from Sarajevo is great way create your own opinion.
The rest of the day will be extended with visit to beautiful Bijambare nature park and Bijambare caves, followed with relaxing, but amazingly beautiful region of Springs of River Bosna.
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The tour will begin at 9.00 AM and initially we ll do around 45 min drive from Sarajevo to reach Bijambare Nature Park area.
After we are there, first we shall take a nice walk through the beautiful combination of oak, beech and pine forest to reach the cave complex. The walk is rich enriched with plenty of beautiful scenery, small creeks, small lake which is usually there in spring/winter, fresh air and much more.
After we reach the caves complex, first we shall have the opportunity to see Gornja cave (upper-cave). Gornja cave is the oldest cave in Bijambare area. It is neither a big speleological structure nor does it have the beautiful decoration which make Srednja cave so attractive. However it hides in its floor the most important records of the past fauna and mankind prehistory. Also it is the highest altitude cave.
Later, in guidance of experienced speleologist we pay a visit to Srednja cave (mid-cave) as the most interesting and most exciting part of this visit.
The main cave is of considerable magnitude, 470 m long (along the main path, neglecting branches) with 4 huge “halls” stretching up to 60 m in the diameter and to over 30 m in height.
One of the halls (the last one) is commonly called “concert-hall” due to its impressive size. The cave is rich with cave “jewellery” forms such as stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, basins, side-blocks and alike. It is presently inhabited by colony of bats and crickets.
As soon as we finish exploring region of Bijambare we ll take 40 min ride towards Visoko and Valley of Bosnian pyramids. On the way we’ll stop for lunch at the region of Semizovac, amongst people of Sarajevo known for great local food.
One of the most intriguing recent stories, at perhaps global scale, is story of Bosnian Pyramids. For some only a “hoax”, but for others true evidence of ancient civilisations to have existed at present day European soil which have left us amazing structures, pyramids.
Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun (and 4 more: Pyramid of the Moon, Love, Dragon and Mother Earth) aged roughly 12.000 years, with perfect cardinal points and Northern orientation, where thermal inertia analysis reported to reveal faster heat loss than would occur with a plain hillside, interesting story of pyramidal tunnel complex and many more facts are reasons good enough to see interesting story of Bosnian pyramids.
Once at the site we’ll have guided tour at the Pyramids Tunnel Complex where guests will get first hand stories from local experts directly involved into site and tunnel excavations. Be prepared to hear some very interesting stories, and this story might be highlight of your travels.
More about Bosnian Pyramid story you can see on the following links:
As the day has not finished yet, we’ll also add visit to amazing region of Bosna River Springs.
Region truly beautiful and known for crystal clear springs of river Bosna, with many small lakes and cascades, ideal for later afternoon walk and enjoying the nature.
Largest Bosnian river Bosna springs just under Olympic mountain of Igman and region is enriched with large number of stunning lakes and springs which are giving this region unique panorama experience.
On the way back to Sarajevo we will make extra stop at famous Roman Bridge. Why Roman and what kind of Bridge it is, the best is to go and see yourself.
Return to Sarajevo should be around 5 pm.
Fantastic Tour of Bosnian Pyramids, Bosna Riiver and Bijambare Caves
We had a wonderful memorable tour day visiting the bijambare caves, the bosna river springs and the bosnian pyramids. Our wonderful tourguide Ayla was very knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel welcome. The highlight of the tour was the visit to the Bosnian pyramids where we toured the tunnel complex and climbed up the pyramid of the sun. We even met Dr Semir Osmanangich who was there giving a tour. We highly recommend Sarajevo Funky Tours. Booking and correspondence was easy, quick and friendly. The tour itself was phenomenal!
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I think my heading was misleading. They are a unique Tour Service in my travelling experiences and you will never encounter such great prices, knowlege, personal experiences and friendliness as you will have with Funky Tours. Awesome just doesn’t cut it!
In August 2014 I set off to Bosnia to follow my lifelong dream of visiting Sarajevo, Mostar and Krevice Waterfalls. I got off the minibus from Serbia to Sarajevo – and instantly felt the most amazing atmosphere from the City. It gripped my heart – unexplainable but true. As though all of Bosnias history was trapped in the valley and couldn’t get out over the mountains surrounding it. As I was travelling alone with no transport, I was finding it a little awkward to go to the places that I most wished to see. Then Funky Tours popped up on my browser!!! Wooop!! \0/ In the office was Skender, immediately responding to my fluffy little email deposits being soooo helpful and arranging where he could fit me on a tour with other people. Brilliant idea for solo travellers on a budget! ;0) Faruk led the excursions with his little yellow minibus and completely personalised the tours with his personal experiences and knowledge of Bosnia……purely captivating. Quite often these stories would make us all feel a little emotional but luckily Faruk has the empowerment to follow it with humour and fluffiness. Phew! lol. Another traveller on TripAdvisor commented that Funky Tours were more like friends. I couldn’t agree more – they look after you and really have fun themselves. You will eat amazing traditional food, drink traditional drinks, be exhilarated from the views from Sarajevo or even travel passed Mostar through the most beautiful Bosnian countryside – seeing Tree’s planted in honor of Tito’s birthday and walk through beautiful Caves that were only found in 1968. Funky Tours will really make you feel part of the Bosnian culture, share the history and if you are like I was……you will not wish to leave Bosnia, or be in tears for a while when you do! lol
Thank you Funky (Fluffy) Tours ;0) lol You have the best job in the world!! It was such a memorable experience that I hope to visit again soon for that trip to Bijambare ;0) *Wiggle
If you are in Sarajevo for a few days and have seen most of the city I would strongly recommend you to do this day tour to Bijambare and Ethno Village.
The guide picked up up around 8:30 and we drove for about an hour to reach Bijambare. The Bijambare complex is simply great place. Tons of forests, small creeks, one large lake and cave complex. Main cave is something really worth experiencing since it is very long and it has few big rooms, a lots of stalactites and stalagmites… Great place.
At the Mountain house we had (on guide recommendation) beans 🙂 This way I just want to say it was one of the best beans I ve ever had, totally made on local Bosnian way. Delicious.
Also the Ethno Village was great place. You get to see true Bosnian ancient village with lots of details and very good food again. Good food all around Bosnia.
We were group from Australia and we surely recommend this tour and this agency. See you soon Sarajevo Funky Tours 🙂