Visiting Travnik, Jajce and Pliva Lakes as part of the Central Bosnia on a full day tour from Sarajevo is unique way to experience this part of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Jajce city which truly bears epithet “royal” as it has been the residence of the Bosnian Kings. It is World’s only city with natural waterfall in the city centre and birthplace of Yugoslavia, and in the same time in 1943 Jajce is birthplace of modern Yugoslavia.
Pliva Mills and Pliva Lakes are great nature add-on for this tour, and will make you appreciate beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina even more.
We also do not forget to pay visit to Travnik – Ottoman time vizier’s town, Nobel prize winner Ivo Andrić birthplace, stunning Plava Voda springs and old Ottoman fortress.
So, why not taking one day trip with us and discover unique hidden gem in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Daily at 8 AM
Morning ride will take us through interesting regions of central Bosnia, passing by Visoko town and valley of Bosnian Pyramids (can be arranged as a stop, but due to time limits on this day is recommended in our 2day package), and then along the flows of river Bosna and Lasva and especially beautiful flow and canyon of Vrbas until, nearly three hours later 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 center, famous Pliva Waterfalls – spot where Pliva river ends its flow and meets Vrbas is simply breathtaking.
After we bless our eyes and soul we good for a walking tour through Jajce. We 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 we go for the Lakes. In the vicinity of Jajce on Pliva river there are two lakes. Only five kilometre away we ll check up out Large and Small Pliva lake.
Whatever you prefer, walking around, kayaking or canoeing (in 1963. World and European Championship in kayaking and canoeing on still waters were held on Pliva lake), laying on the beaches, doing some swimming, even fishing or just photography – everything is only “desire” away 🙂
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 check them up as well.
At Great Pliva Lake we usually make a break for lunch or drink having nice time for chatting and relaxing enjoying beautiful nature.
After Jajce and surroundings it is time to head back, but the day ain’t over yet.
On this trip very important part of the story which we do not miss is Travnik. Town rich with cultural and historical heritage.
Place where we check up one of the best preserved Ottoman forts in our country dating late XIV century, but present day look originating from Ottoman era.
Just under the fort home to stunningly beautiful spring of Plava Voda (“blue water”), place ideal for Bosnian coffee break.
It is very important to mention that Travnik is hometown to Bosnian Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric and his most famous novel Bridge Over Drina.
We don’t forget and Coloured Mosque, both Clock Towers as Travnik is the only town in Bosnia with two of those, and very centre of Travnik carsija (marketplace). At some point perhaps, we get to taste World famous Travnik sheep cheese, and few more things.
After explorations of Travnik we head back to Sarajevo where we expect to be around 7 pm, but days can be longer as well.
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.
I remember looking at this company on Tripadvisor and thinking, “can they really be that good?”. In short, absolutely! I did three group tours with the company: the Mostar day tour, the Tito Bunker tour and the Jajce tour. They were all outstanding.
You get to see parts of the country you simply wouldn’t get to see if you tried to do this on your own and the guides are so knowledgable! I did two of the three tours with the guide Ana who was amazing! They are passionate about what they do and genuinely care about showing visitors the country.
I want to go back to Sarajevo and will definitely book again with Funky Tours!
What a great company! From the woman in the office (I am sorry I forgot her name) to our guide Armina and our driver Amir. Both are Sarajevo locals who love to share their experiences.
Armina picked the best local snacks in Travnik and the best dinner restaurant on the way home. She made sure everyone was happy and gave us so much background info on Bosnia.
Everyone with this company is so genuinely nice and will make sure you have a great trip!
11月到波黑旅行，在Funky Tours报名参加了两天半的活动：亚伊采、莫斯塔尔以及萨拉热窝围城半日游。两位导游Armina和Adnan专业的解说，让三次活动有了更好的体验和感受。推荐各位到萨拉热窝旅行的朋友可以到Funky Tours去了解相关的项目，导游非常专业，旅游路线也有多样选择。
Best way to do Bosnia and Herzegovina (and beyond)
I have never done any tours whilst traveling, but can’t imagine being able to see as much as I did, nor enjoy BiH as much without Funky Tours.
I’d recommend the three tours that I did – Half-day War Tunnel, all-day Mostar tour and all-day Travnik and Jajce. You really see so much in one day that I doubt I would have been able to do without the team, but more importantly get to learn about Bosnian history, culture and it’s people.
The team in the office were incredibly helpful, communicated really well and immediately made you feel welcome. I can’t speak highly enough of Almir, Damir and Ejub who were also wonderful tour guides – very professional, knowledgeable and warm, along with our wonderful driver Elvir! A huge thank you to all the team who made you feel you were out with a group of friends exploring their home town!
And if you’re thinking of Bosnia more generally, I would recommend making Sarajevo your base and then doing day trips to the neighboring countries! I spent six nights in Bosnia and still felt there was so much more to experience!
I’ve done three tours (Travnik and Jajce, Sarajevo – Dubrovnik and the free city tour) with Funky Tours and all of them were an indescribable experience.
The guides and drivers Adnan, Adnan Hadzi, Damir and Belmin were really friendly, experienced and hospitable. Besides that they added a personal and touching dimension to the tours.
It’s really tragic what happened in various parts of Bosnia during the war and this tours have made me more conscious of that.
Also the places that we visited were really beautiful places with stunning views. I’ve got some of the most beautiful pictures that I’ve ever taken thanks to this.
Besides this, we were taken to the best of restaurants and cafes.
I would really advise anyone to take a tour at this agency, and I look forward to taking another tour the next time I’m gonna be in Bosnia. Thank you for the unforgettable experience!