1 night in Tara river rafting camp (bungalow style of accommodation)
All transfers with brand new 9 seater Opel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito minivans
1 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner. Alcoholic drinks not included. Available to buy.
Experienced mountain guide
East Bosnia regions, bordering western Montenegro with its pearl of Sutjeska National Park are ideal destinations for any true nature lover, either seeking adrenaline or just easy and relaxed explorations.
Sutjeska National Park is the best untouched nature can offer, and one does not know simply where to start from. Just by saying it is home to a Bosnian highest mountain peak of Maglić (2386m), and heart-shaped glacier lake, Trnovačko lake, with addition to European last rainforest of Perućica, and amazing canyon of river Tara, we believe it is more than enough to give this region two days of your time. Time fully enriched with stunning nature experiences which will last for a lifetime.
For those reasons we have developed two day itinerary which is great for anyone of medium to high fitness level, and delivers the best of Sutjeska National Park.
This is returning tour to Sarajevo, but it can be arranged as connecting door to door 2day tour which would connect Sarajevo with Podgorica or Kotor or even Belgrade. You can start either in Sarajevo and end in Podgorica/Kotor/Belgrade 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.
Daily at 7 AM from Sarajevo
This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Tjentište, via Eastern Bosnia regions.
At Prijevor, we shall leave our transportation and start 2.30 hour medium hike, which will take us through very beautiful regions of the national park and its amazing nature, where finally around lunch time.
Trnovačko lake is nested underneath the mountain Maglić which is Bosnian highest mountain peak, bordering Bosnia and Montenegro. Trnovačko lake is actually located in Montenegro, but is only accessible as a hiking trail from Bosnian side, through Sutjeska National Park.
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 lake is perfect for swimming too.
After the delicious lunch and free time on your own to explore the region, we shall start our hike back. Again after some three hours we shall arrive to Prijevor, and then will take ride back to Tjentište.
The last stop before return to Sarajevo would be “Battle of Sutjeska” WW2 memorial at Tjentište. It commemorates the fighters and fallen soldiers of the Battle of the Sutjeska, which took place from May 15th to June 16th, 1943.
We shall learn some glorious WW2 stories and admire to Tito’s partisans efforts to keep these regions of Yugoslavia and Bosnia free from Nazi-Ustase-Chetniks occupation.
Morning hours are planned for delicious breakfast and amazing tranquil moments by the green Tara river.
As soon as you get the full rafting equipment, we shall start our 45 min ride through canyon of river Tara to the starting point of the rafting.
The Tara River cuts the Tara River Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe and second deepest in the world after Grand Canyon, at 78 kilometers in length and 1,300 meters at its deepest. The canyon is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The following roughly 4/5 hours are planned for the most amazing white water rafting of your life.
Best period for this package is between April and October.
During the period of later November until late March this package is not the best option due to large amounts of snow and hiking trails being hardly accessible, and Tara river being at high levels.
Yes this tour is perfect for families with children. Intensity of hiking is medium and kids would simply love it. Rafting is suitable for all ages. Minimum age recommended is 5.
Alternative option could be overnight camping (picture above) by the Trnovačko lake for guests not interested into rafting, but who prefer more mountain experiences. Next day easy relax time by the lake or if weather permits full day of hiking (higher level) to Bosnian highest mountain of Maglić (from Trnovacko lake 1535 masl to Maglić at 2386 masl).