Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

28th June ’19
  • Sarajevo arrival (D)

    Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a Rahhalah representative who will accompany you to the hotel. You will enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace, strolling around the old town of Sarajevo before meeting for a welcome dinner at a traditional Bosnian restaurant.

    Accommodation: Hotel Cosmopolit, Sarajevo or similar.

Day 02

29th June ’19
  • Exploring Sarajevo – Cycling to the Tunnel Museum and to Vrelo Bosna: the source of the River Bosnia (B)

    After breakfast, you will start exploring Sarajevo and its surrounding area by bike and on foot. You will pick up your bikes and head to the Tunnel Museum and the source of river Bosnia. The Tunnel is a remarkable monument of perseverance of the citizens of Sarajevo during the last conflict. The source of Bosnia’s river is known both for its beauty as well as for the alley of tall trees through which you will cycle. During the entire day, your guide will keep sharing details of the fascinating history and culture of the country, allowing you to connect more deeply with the place.
    You will end the day with a stroll around the old town, soaking in the warm hospitality of the people and perhaps visiting one of the many cultural events that take place during the summer months.

    Accommodation: Hotel Cosmopolit, Sarajevo or similar.

Day 03

30th June ’19
  • Hike to Lukomir: the highest Bosnian village and one of the last highland communities in Europe (B, L, D)

    Today’s hike will start from the traditional-style Bosnian Mosque in the village of Umoljani. You will trek to the Seven Mills, used for centuries to grind wheat into flour, and then navigate your way on the ridge until the Rakitnica canyon opens up before your eyes. After 5-10 minutes of going uphill, you will reach the Cascades of Studeni Potok. Here, at certain times of the year, the stream falls over with more than 20 waterfalls, 400 meters into the canyon below. En route, you will find a few water sources where you can fill your water bottles.

    From the Studeni Fields, you will hike along Obalj’s side, enjoying on the way magnificent views and cool breezes coming from the Visocica and Treskavica mountains. After a short break, you will begin a gentle ascent (200 m) to Gornji (upper) Lukomir. There is also a Donji (lower) Lukomir, abandoned by the villagers due to the destructive effects of avalanches in this region.
    Lukomir is Bosnia’s highest village at 1,469 meters, known for its ancient stecci (medieval tombstones) and for its villagers who stick to the “old way” of doing things. The traditional dress, as well as an occasional turban and fez, are still worn and go hand-in-hand with some of the elements of modern life, like electricity and running water. On the edge of the village, you will be treated by a rare view of the Rakitnica Canyon, the Obalj and the Visocica mountains, with cows and sheep regularly sharing the space with the villagers, and you will feel as if you have arrived at the end of the world.

    Lunch at the home of a local family in the village.

    In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Umoljani village.

    Accommodation: Pansion Umoljani, Umoljani Village, Bjelasnica Mountain.

Day 04

1st July ’19
  • Canyoning at the Rakitnica River after a short hike from the Kasici village (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will head to Glavaticevo, a small town by the Neretva River in the South.
    You will go on a short hike to the Kasici village, and then you will visit the Rakitnica canyon: one of the last explored canyons in Southeast Europe.
    Canyoning consists of overcoming obstacles by swimming, jumping, walking, sloping, etc. In some places, the canyon is narrow, barely wider than one meter and, at other areas, it reaches up to 800 meters. The water is clear and drinkable, and you will be able to see the river bed despite the depth of five meters.
    You will end the day close to the Boracko Lake, for a great homemade dinner.

    Accommodation: Villa Sunce, Boracko Lake.

Day 05

2nd July ’19
  • Rafting and swimming on the Neretva River – Transfer to Mostar (B, L)

    After breakfast, you will head to Konjic, a small town by the Neretva river in the South, to enjoy a rafting adventure (3-4 hours) deep down into the Neretva Canyon. The Neretva river is the emerald of Herzegovina flowing over 100 kilometers from its source into the Adriatic Sea.

    The upper canyon boasts one of the most exciting rafting opportunities in Europe. Expect deep canyon walls, endemic flora and fauna, and a wild and pristine landscape that only Neretva can provide. This is a trip doable by all, as the water is calm in the summer, while, of course, you will be guided appropriately by an experienced guide. Neretva River Rafting is consistently a highlight of many trips to Bosnia and Western Balkans.

    Lunch at Konjic town with a view at the Konjic Old bridge (16th century).

    In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Mostar (1-hour drive).

    Accommodation: Hotel Kapetanovina, Mostar or similar.

Day 06

3rd July ’19
  • Mostar walking city tour – Transfer to Sarajevo (B)

    After breakfast, you will spend the morning exploring Mostar with the help of a guide and, then, you will have some free time for further exploration and shopping.

    In the afternoon, you will head to Sarajevo (a 2.5-hour drive).

    Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.

    Accommodation: Hotel Cosmopolit, Sarajevo or similar.

Day 07

4th July ’19
  • Departure from Sarajevo (B)

    After breakfast and depending on your flight details, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.