1 night in Bihać (3* or 4* Hotel in standard single / double / triple room or, choose your own accommodation instead)
All transfers with brand new 9 seater Opel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito minivans
Driver and / or experienced guide
Imagine, in only two days you get to see two of the most amazing national parks in whole region of Balkans Plitvice and Una, plus one medieval royal town of Jajce, one viziers city of Travnik, valley of most “intriguing” pyramid complex in the world and tons of other amazing places on the way, and in the same time travel between Sarajevo and Zagreb/Split or even Ljubljana, one way, or the other.
Travelling between Sarajevo and Zagreb and staying for one night in Bihać, combined with in-depth explorations of Central- Norther Bosnian regions with Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is by far the best way to travel from Bosnia to Croatia or vice versa.
This is a connecting door to door 2day tour which is covering the most amazing destinations in Central-North Bosnia and Central Croatia with overnight in Bihać. You can start either in Sarajevo and end in Zagreb or even in Ljubljana or the other way around. Regardless of your start/end destination, we always do the full itinerary.
This is door to door connecting tour, meaning we pick you up with your luggage, and drop you off at your address.
8 AM from Sarajevo and Zagreb
As first day will be quite long we’ll depart Sarajevo quite early, at 8 AM. After some 45min we’ll arrive to Visoko and first stop of the day will be Bosnian Pyramid Complex.
One of the most intriguing recent stories, at 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 explorations and tunnel excavations. Be prepared to hear some very interesting stories, as this story might be one of highlights of your Balkans travels.
After finished at Visoko we move. We will pass some very beautiful regions of river Bosna, canyon of river Lašva before we reach Travnik.
Ottoman time vizier’s town, later Nobel prize winner birthplace with stunning Plava Voda spring, Coloured mosque and old Ottoman fortress are places definitely worth stopping by.
Travnik is also famous for tasty Ćevapi or Travnik white cheese, so why not making this stop not only interesting, but also tastily-interesting.
As soon as we finish in Travnik we continue, and after another hour of driving through amazing regions of Vrbas river we arrive to Jajce.
Once there, first thing we go and see is one of the World’s most beautiful waterfalls, and the only one in the World placed in the city centre, famous Pliva Waterfalls – spot where Pliva river ends its flow and meets Vrbas is simply breathtaking.
After we bless our eyes and soul we are good for a walking tour through Jajce. We will visit Jajce Citadel (Fortress), the Museum of the Second Session of the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), Medvjed Kula, the Tower of St. Luke, famous Catacombs – underground church, one of the World’s very few mosques named after woman – Mosque of Esma Sultanija, and much more. All followed with interesting stories.
Jajce Citadel is amazingly interesting place giving us great opportunity to see whole area around us and Jajce itself.
After we have “tasted” Jajce for roughly 2.30 hours we go for the Lakes. In the vicinity of Jajce on Pliva river there are two lakes. Only five kilometres away we’ll check up out Large and Small Pliva lakes.
Very interesting part of the Pliva lakes story are Mills at small Pliva lake. Amongst people famously called “Mlinčići”, which once have been main promotional material for postcards and tourist potential of Great Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. We will make a stop there too.
Region of Una National Park and Una river (the only one) is one of the most, if not the most beautiful Bosnian region. Passing through this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and not soaking into this beauty would be a pity.
Exploring amazing Štrbacki Buk waterfall, the biggest and most powerful in whole region of Balkans will simply blow you away. Taking easy hike along the Una river canyon is also something special to do.
In the evening we arrive to Bihać, check-in to our beautiful hotel and free time.
After the delicious breakfast, we will take short walk around the central parts of Bihać to admire this beautiful town and its pearl, Una river, in the early morning hours.
When Bihać is done, and after one hour of driving we shall reach Bosnia – Croatia border and as soon as we pass, after 20min of driving we shall reach Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Plitvice lakes, a true pearl of Croatia and Balkans region as well, one of World wonders, place where all senses get to feel, touch and see. Place where no-one stays unimpressed.
We will spend some two to three hours there doing some interesting boat rides, exploring multiple waterfalls and cascades, admiring turquoise water colours and tons of other things, but also giving our guests lots of free time to explore the place on their own.
The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls.
These geological processes continue today. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species, so visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park is simply must do if you happen to be in this region.
When Plitvice Lakes are done, we are heading towards Zagreb, but on the way, we’ll make one break at very beautiful region of Slunj and Rastoke.
Rastoke is the historic centre of the Croatian municipality of Slunj. This old part of Slunj is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls along the Slunjčica river, which flows into the river Korana at this place. The Korana river originates at Plitvice Lakes National Park.
At Rastoke, similar natural phenomena are occurring as at the Plitvice Lakes. This location is therefore often being referred to as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”.
This region is great place for lunch break.
In case you have been to Plitvice Lakes National Park before and are interested to skip that part of the itinerary and add some other places, we can easily custom made this package. Add Banjaluka as the 2nd biggest town in Bosnia. Contact us via our Enquiry Form and discuss all options.
The most famous region in Bosnia and Herzegovina for fly fishing is spring of Pliva river. It is located 30min driving from Jajce and can be arranged as amazing extra night stay with full day of fly fishing, turning this package into 3 or 4day package.
This is a great team!
We interacted with several people in the Funky Tours team, and they were all great. The office staff responded quickly and were very helpful, and the tour guides were also helpful and informative. I would go with them again any time!
Amazing Company & Tours
Me and 6 family members wanted to go on a trip that was a bit different to celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday. We were a group with ages ranging from 28 – 70. I had visited Sarajevo previously, and thought it would be a good place to go. Sarajevo Funky Tours helped me customise the perfect trip before-hand, with Ema being particularly helpful to all of my many emails.
When our flight was cancelled on the evening before we were supposed to fly to Sarajevo, Ema was able to reschedule our first day’s city tour and combine it with our second day’s itinerary so that we didn’t miss out.
So for our trip, we combined three different tours to create a 4 day itinerary that took us from Sarajevo, through Mostar and on to Dubrovnik. Our guide was Arna (Armina), who I knew from a previous visit to Sarajevo, and she was fantastic for us once again. She speaks so candidly about what she lived through during the war, and also how her many years’ work with NGOs have shaped her thoughts on the country’s past, present and future. It was really important to us to try to understand Bosnia’s tragedy while we were there. But the country offers so much more than just learning about its painful past. It’s one of the most stunning countries I’ve ever visited (65 and counting), and Kravice Falls in particular were incredible. Sarajevo is such a vibrant city with so many influences, and the local beer is incredible (honestly!). Tito’s Bunker is a must, as one of the most fascinating and hilarious tourist attractions. Mostar and its bridge don’t even need me to eulogise about them.
Bosnia is a wonderful country. Sarajevo is one of my favourite cities in the world. Sarajevo Funky Tours are an incredible tour company, who are so accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and just all-round great people to work with. I 100% recommend them for any sort of visit to Bosnia (and beyond).
100% Recommend SFT
From our contact with Ema some 6 months prior to our time with SFT to the end, we experienced nothing but helpfulness, kindness and warmth from the team.
Our booking involved a transfer from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes (stay overnight) and on to Sarajevo in a day doing the Travnik tour in reverse. We had an independent stay in Sarajevo for 2 nights then onto Dubrovnik on the Mostar tour over 2 days.
We were advised earlier there may be others on our tours, which we would have been happy with, but in the end it was just the 2 of us with Tiab, our guide and Nijaz our driver for all parts. We are so very thankful for their knowledge, their patience, their helpfulness and willingness to make our time about what we wanted with their help. They made a good team of young and old. Tiab, the younger spoke English while Nijaz spoke very little but communicated in a smiling fun manner and shared things through Tiab. We felt comfortable in their company at meal breaks along the way and felt safe all the time. It is an excellent idea to have a guide and separate driver to mind the car and luggage while sightseeing.
Our focus in deciding to go to Bosnia was the scenery and nature and it didn’t disappoint but in the end it isn’t just the countryside but the history, the struggles of the people and how they are recovering now that feature in our memories.
Well done to the team, great ambassadors for your country!!!!
Amazing time in Bosnia
I did three tours with Sarajevo Funky Tours and it was a great experience! Ema coordinated everything and was really helpful when doing the planning. I had two packages including 2D1N via Mostar from Zagreb to Sarajevo with Haris and Faris, and 2D1N via Mostar from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik with Adnan and Nino, and Total Siege Tour with Adnan. These guys are so friendly and full of knowledge. I not only saw the amazing views but also learned lots of history of Bosnia. They did their best to make the tours enjoyable. I had a really great time and a big applause to all of them! Love Bosnia 🙂
One of our Best Tours
Took the two day tour from Sarajevo via Mostar and dropped off at Kotor, Montenegro. Very efficient from our first email contact with Skender until we said a sad farewell to Emina and Faris in Kotor. The tour was well planned out, exceptionally informative and for us, exactly what we were looking for in the two days down from Sarajevo. We recommend Funky Tours to all who wish to travel The Balkans. Thank you Emina and Faris for your excellent guiding and amazing driving. We all had a lot of fun together whilst seeing all the sights even amongst the intermittent rain. We did enjoy the lamb on the spit. Thank you. Wish you all the best. Nigel and Sue