Bosnia and Hercegovina — although wildly pretty, this country still stays undervalued as a holiday destination. Not for long! With its deep, unassuming human warmth, its untouched nature and dynamic culture, it is a place that will leave a lifelong mark on anybody who cares to know about it.

With its sevdah and peculiar customs developed trough a blend of Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Southern Slavic histories, it offers an immense space for exploration and it gives you an opportunity to feel the real Balkan vibe.

So don’t be afraid — Bosnians don’t byte — in contrary, the country is one of the safest in our area.  Some roads could be in better condition but we have seen worse. It is easy to get around and what we like the most — there is a bunch of places where you can just park and sleep. Just be considerate and respectful, and leave the place cleaner than it was!

Be a step ahead and get to know Bosnia before it gets under the radar and becomes crowded and expensive. We recommend it for travelers on budget that enjoy nature, people and good food.

In addition to Mostar, Počitelj and Sarajevo that are on every Bosnian ‘must-see’ list, here are some other sights worth visiting.

1. Una river Region

Riv­er Una got its name from ancient Romans, who, when they saw its live­ly col­ors and heard the gur­gle of its water­falls, shout­ed: “UNA”, which in Latin means the one, the only one, the unique one. And indeed by its beau­ty, by its whirlpools and water­falls, by its course and its air it cer­tain­ly is unique, the most beau­ti­ful of all Bosn­ian rivers. It is a home to 170 med­ical herbs and plen­ty of fish includ­ing cray­fish that proud­ly rep­re­sents clean drink­able water. 

 

2. The spring of the river Buna

Vre­lo Bune (The spring of the riv­er Buna) is the strongest karst spring in Europe locat­ed around 12 kilo­me­ters from Mostar. Above the spring there is a 200 meters high stone cliff that tow­ers over it and rep­re­sents an unfor­get­table sight for the vis­i­tors. A cold and clean water flows from the 15 meters wide cave. The place is named Bla­gaj or Stjepan­grad and it hosts Dervish Tekke — cliff monastery found­ed dur­ing the height of the Ottoman empire. It was built 600 years ago, around 1446, by the dervish­es from Ana­to­lia. It is opened for vis­i­tors through­out the year.

 

 

3. Kravice waterfall

Often over­looked due to the enor­mi­ty of Plitvice Nation­al Park and Krka Nation­al Park across the board­er, it is easy to under­stand why peo­ple for­get to look for water­falls in Bosnia & Herze­gov­ina.  But look no fur­ther -  although not as big as the ones men­tioned ear­li­er, these water­falls are still as pret­ty and offer every­thing you could ask for when look­ing for the per­fect water­fall, just with­out the horde of peo­ple. The water lev­els of the Tre­bižat Riv­er change through­out the year, but even dur­ing the ‘dri­er’ months you will not be dis­ap­point­ed. It is absolute­ly stun­ning all year round plus you can swim in it!

 

4. Prokoško Lake

This small glacial lake is sit­u­at­ed above Bosn­ian town of Fojni­ca, on Vran­i­ca moun­tain at alti­tude of 1635 meters above sea lev­el. Due to its unique loca­tion, abun­dance of fresh air and an authen­tic moun­tain vil­lage, it rep­re­sents the real jew­el of nature in Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina.

It is sur­round­ed by a num­ber of old wood­en shep­herd huts called katu­ni and there is also an old wood­en mosque you can vis­it while at the lake. The lake is known to be a home of the amphib­ian Tri­ton (Trit­u­rus alpestris reis­eri), which only lives in Prokoško lake. Sur­round­ing area is also rich in sev­er­al endem­ic and beau­ti­ful white flower plant species spe­cif­ic only for moun­tain Vran­i­ca.

 

5. Tuzla

His­tor­i­cal­ly speak­ing Tuzla is known for it salt pro­duc­tion. The word ‘Tuz’ means salt in Turk­ish. For thou­sands of years Tuzla pro­duced and sold salt from the local salt­ed water. Under the rule of the Ottomans the pro­duc­tion grew and under the Aus­tro-Hun­gar­i­an empire the pro­duc­tion was mod­ern­ized. Today, you can still see many ref­er­ences in the city to the salt trade.

Tuzla is also home to three arti­fi­cial lakes and beach­es, pro­vid­ing res­i­dents with some­where to relax on a hot summer’s day. Worth vis­it­ing dur­ing the Fes­ti­val Kalei­doskop, usu­al­ly held in July.

 

6. Bosnian Pyramids

Ever since 2005 when archae­ol­o­gist Semir Osman­ag­ić claimed that a hill in the city of Visoko (one hour out­side Sara­je­vo), was, in fact, an arti­fi­cial con­struc­tion, this area of the coun­try has been mar­ket­ed as a Euro­pean Val­ley of Pyra­mids. The claims sug­gest that four pyra­mids exist in this area, known as the Pyra­mid of the Sun, the Pyra­mid of the Moon, the Drag­on, and Love. The area fea­tures an under­ground labyrinth, “Ravne”, which is said to have served as an entrance to the 220 metre-high pyra­mid of the Sun. Our Bosn­ian friends swear on its mag­ic ener­getic pow­er, why not to check it for your­selves!?

 

 

We now deliver our mini campers to both international airports in Bosnia — Tuzla and Sarajevo. We can also deliver it to other locations, subject to the availability and period of booking. Get in touch for more information.