1,850 
Price of the tour
11 days
Duration
+18
Years
moderate to challenging
Category
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
Location

11 days tour – Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

National parks of the Dinaric Alps – National Park Tara, National Park Sutjeska, National Park Durmitor

The trip highlights

  • Serbia: Belgrade – the capital of Serbia, National Park Tara – the perfect place for nature lovers

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo – the capital of BIH, National Park Sutjeska – amazing and wild nature, the Olympic mountain Blelašica and the highest old village Lukomir

  • Montenegro: National Park Durmitor – UNESCO’s World natural heritage, Boka Kotorska – the Gulf of Kotor, a deep fjord located on the coast of Montenegro at the Adriatic Sea

DEPARTURE LOCATION Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla
DEPARTURE TIME Flexible
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 1 overnight in 4* hotel in Belgrade

2 overnights in the national park Tara in Western Serbia in a 3* hotel

2 overnights in 4* hotel in Sarajevo

2 overnights in 3* hotel in the national park Sutjeska in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 overnights in the national park Durmitor in Montenegro in 4* mountain lodges

1 overnight in 4* hotel in Budva or Tivat

Meals as mentioned: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

Full guiding service with English speaking guide

Local mountaineering licensed guides

Transfer service for all programs listed in the tour description

Of road vehicle transfers on site

Two-day hiking tour in the National Park Tara in Western Serbia

One-day hiking tour at Bjelašnica mountain and the village Lukomir

Two-day hiking tour in the National Park Sutjeska in Bosnia and Hercegovina (Zelengora mountain, Maglić mountain  – ascend to the highest peak at 2386 m)

One-day hiking tour at Bjelašnica mountain and the village Lukomir

Two-day hiking tour in the National Park Durmitor; Ascent to the highest peak Bobotov Kuk at 2523 m

Helmets for ascending to Maglić peak and Bobotov peak

All entry fees, excursions, and taxes

NOT INCLUDED Airfare

Travel insurance (recommended)

Single room usage (on request)

Other individual costs

Additional notes

  • Necessary personal equipment for the tour of national parks of the Dinaric Alps: Deep hiking shoes with a Vibram sole, hiking poles, and adequate clothing in accordance with the weather. Backpack with the necessary mountaineering equipment for two-day hiking, enough water (1.5-2 liters per day), energy bars, spare T-shirts, long hiking pants, headlamp, raincoat, cream with UV factor, hat or cap, ID card, and health ID card.
  • These hiking tours are recommended for people with good fitness levels and without health problems.
  • The given price is for a minimum of 7 passengers.
The tour is organized in cooperation with travel agencies Active Holidays Bosnia Foča and Balkanica Bijelo Polje.
1

Arrival in Belgrade

  • Arrival at the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla
  • Transfer to a 4* star hotel in the city center (25 min). Check-in.
  • Guided city tour in the Serbian capital, a vibrant city with burning history which is one of the oldest cities in Europe Going on a 2 h walking tour in the city center to see the most important sights: Kalemegdan Fortress which spreads a magic panorama of the Belgrade rivers, Knez Mihajlo pedestrian-shopping street, Republic Square.
  • Dinner with live music in Skadarlija bohemian quarter. Overnight.

Meals: D, Activities: sightseeing

2

BELGRADE – NATIONAL PARK TARA

  • Mountain Tara in Western Serbia is one of the national parks in Serbia, which occupies the largest part of the mountain. It is known by indigenous conifer forests and it is one of the most favorite destinations for lovers of nature.
Tara Banjska stena šta raditi u nacionalnom parku Tara
Banjska stena viewpoint, National park Tara
  • Breakfast. Transfer to Western Serbia (3 hours driving). Stop on the way to see the attractions – the Little House on the Rock in Bajina Bašta. In the afternoon, an easy hiking tour in Mitrovac, where the center of the National Park Tara is.
  • Hiking tour to the most famous Banjska Stena viewpoint with an amazing view of the Drina canyon. Length: 10 km, duration 4h, elevation 300 m.
  • Accomodation in Kaluđerske Bare in Garni hotel Tara. Dinner. Overnight.

Meals: B, L (lunch package), D, Activities: Day hikes from Belgrade

3

NATIONAL PARK TARA

  • Breakfast. Transfer to Zaovine.
  • This day will be a more demanding hiking tour to the Janjač peak at 1473 m which is one of the most beautiful vantage points. It is located near the clear and blue Zaovine Lake. When is good weather, it is possible to see the Bosnian town Višegrad and the famous bridge over the Drina river. The hiking tour starts from the village Gornje Karaklije. After Janjač peak, the trail continues to Veliki Stolac peak at 1628 m.
  • Information about the hiking trail

Path: forest path, meadows

Duration: 6 h

Length: 16 km

Category: Moderate

Starting and ending point: 900 m

Maximum height: 1628 m

Ascend: 670 m

Descend: 750 m

  • Accommodation in Kaluđerske Bare in Garni Hotel Tara. Dinner. Overnight.
  • Meals: B, L (lunch package), D, Activities: Day hikes from Belgrade
4

NATIONAL PARK TARA – DRVENGRAD – VIŠEGRAD – SARAJEVO

  • Breakfast. Check out from a hotel.
  • On the way to Bosnia and Hercegovina, the first stop will be Drvengrad. (“Wooden City”) – an authentic village on a hill Mecavnik, built by the idea of the famous film director Emir Kusturica. Recently, it was proclaimed as the most beautiful etno village in the world.
Drvengrad
Drvengrad
  • After passing the Bosnia and Herzegovina border, the second stop will be Višegrad town. Lunch and sightseeing tour.
  • The town is located in the spacious basin of the Drina River, on hilly slopes that gently rise to the mountains above 1000 meters high. At a place where the mountains form the narrow and deep canyon of the Drina, separating each other into a spacious basin, there is the stone 500-year-old Mehmet-pasha Sokolovic Bridge with 11 broad-leaved lanes, known by everyone as „The Bridge on the Drina” (na Drini ćuprija). The bridge is about 250 meters long and about 10 meters wide, except in the middle where it is expanded with two terraces, on each side one by one. It is one of the most monumental parts of architecture dating from the XV to the XIX century. It is the national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Andrićgrad is the central part of Višegrad that was created as the idea of the famous director Emir Kusturica. This stone medieval town is inspired by the work and characters of the nobleman Ivo Andric.
  • Driving from Višegrad to Sarajevo around 2 hours. Check-in in 4* hotel. Free time. Sarajevo is the city that throughout its history has been an intersection of civilizations, the city in which they merged and separated cultures and religions. We recommend visiting one of the food stores where is being prepared traditional meal “ćevapi” – a grilled dish of minced meat.

  • People in Bosnia and Herzegovina love to chat, they like to drink coffee and how coffee is valuable to them, testify names of coffee depending on the occasion in which they drink it.
  • Overnight.
  • Meals: B, L Activities: sightseeing
5

SARAJEVO – BJELAŠNICA MOUNT – LUKOMIR – SARAJEVO

  • After breakfast, our journey continues to one of the Olympic beauties of the former Yugoslavia, Mount Bjelašnica, which hosted the Winter Olympic Games for the discipline – of alpine skiing, way back in 1984. But that’s not all that adorns this beauty, it has been hiding the village of Lukomir at 1400 m above sea level for decades. The village of Lukomir is also known as the highest village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and coming to this village seems like going back in time.
Lukomir village
Lukomir village
  • Our hiking tour starts from the village of Umoljani. Umoljani is known for the Umoljan dragon, petrified on the cliff. The dragon headed towards the village and the villagers prayed to God to protect them from it. Their prayer was answered and the dragon was petrified on the cliff above the village. That’s why the village got the name Umoljani. Now you can only see its outline on the cliff and its trail (the road it used to approach the village) where the Sudeni stream now flows.
  • Our adventure continues towards the top of Obalj, from where there is a view of Lukomir. Upon arrival in Lukomir, we will have the opportunity to try traditional shepherd’s dishes from this area. After a break for lunch and rest, we will return to Sarajevo. Overnight.
  • Information about the hiking trail

Length: 15.1 km

Duration: 5h

Ascent: 782 m

Descent: 785 m

Category: Moderate

Highest point: 1,866 m

Lowest point: 1,280 m

Meals: B, L Activities: Day hikes from Belgrade

6

SARAJEVO – TJENTIŠTE – NATIONAL PARK SUTJESKA

  • Breakfast. Check out from a hotel. Transfer around 2 hours to Tjentište and the Sutjeska National Park.
  • At the premises, you will meet your mountain guide and driver, and together you will head to the unreal green landscape characteristic of Ireland, and localized on our beauty Zelengora.
Donje Bare Lake Zelengora
Donje Bare Lake Zelengora
  • On the way to the mountain eyes, lakes Gornje and Donje Bare, we will pass through the canyon of the river Hrčavka, where the most demanding adrenaline activity on the territory of Sutjeska National Park, canyoning, is realized. We will also visit the memorial from World War II dedicated to the national hero Sava Kovacevic.
  • At the crossroads, we will replace the ride with walking and head slightly uphill towards the Gornje Bare lake hidden at the foot of the Uglješin peak. From the lake itself, there are incredible views of the green pastures of Zelengora after which it got its name, as well as the peaks Planinica and the ridge Tovarnica.
  • In the same way, we return to the fork and in the other direction, we reach the lake Donje Bare. The lake is surrounded by green meadows and forests, and the beauty and magic of this place were recognized by Yugoslav President Tito, who had his mountain house on this site.
  • After visiting the lake with a light half-hour walk, we reach the Borić lookout point, which is considered to be the „and“ in „Bosnia and Herzegovina“ :). The name itself has its roots in the Pine tree, and from the lookout point, there is an unforgettable view of the largest peaks of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maglić and Volujak, as well as the largest jewel of our country, the Perućica rainforest. The scene and sounds of this place are ideal for lunch in nature, followed by a return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
  • Meals: B, L, D Activities: jeep safari, hiking
7

ASCEND TO MAGLIĆ PEAK – TRNOVAČKO LAKE

  • After breakfast, until 8 am, you will head in the direction of the Prijevor plateau. The distance from Tjentište to Prijevor is 20 km and the drive takes about an hour.
  • On the way to the plateau, we will stop and visit the two most beautiful lookouts (Beškita and Dragoš sedlo) from where there is an impressive view of one of the oldest and best-preserved rainforests in Europe, the Perućica rainforest. From these lookouts, there is a beautiful view of the waterfall Skakavac, Maglić, Volujak, the peaks of Zelengora, and from the lookout Beškita you will have the opportunity to see the Valley of Heroes (Memorial complex of the Battle of Sutjeska on Tjentište) from a height of 1,275 m.
Ascend to Maglić peak
Ascend to Maglić peak
  • After arriving at the Prijevor plateau, we start the ascent to Maglić, the path is semi-alpinist and steep, we expect an ascent lasting approx. 2-3 hours. Do not be discouraged by this information, because when you reach the top, the view you will have will remain in your memory for the rest of your life, and the effort you put in to conquer the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be forgotten.
  • After the break, we continue our journey towards the biggest heart of the Balkans, which is Trnovačko Lake. The trail is downhill for its entire length, so it won’t be a big effort to get to our next destination.
Trnovačko Lake
Trnovačko Lake
  • Trnovačko lake is located in the Piva Nature Park. The available time by the lake is provided for free activities, relaxation, and enjoyment, and before leaving, we will use the opportunity to have a small picnic in the natural environment on the shore.
  • Around 7 pm, before returning to the accommodation, we will catch the last rays of the sun on Prijevor and after that, we will slowly head to Tjentište for dinner and overnight.
  • Information about the hiking trail:

Length: 12.39 km

Duration: 7 h

Category: moderate to challenging

Ascent: 1357 m

Descent: 1358 m

Highest point: 2386 m

Lowest point: 1361 m

  • Meals: B, L (lunch package), D Activities: Day hikes from Belgrade
8

TJENTIŠTE – ŽABLJAK – NATIONAL PARK DURMITOR

  • After breakfast, around 8:30, we will head to our final country on this tour – Montenegro. Its name explains its appearance without a mistake! Mountainous and rough.
  • The most beautiful jewel of all the mountains in this country is for sure National park Durmitor. With 48 peaks over 2000m, 18 glacial lakes called Mountain eyes, and beautiful hiking paths, it is a place to be at almost every season of the year.
national parks of Dinaric Alps
Durmitor National park
  • We will enjoy our trip through the so-called Durmitor’s ring, a panoramic road of 85 km around the national park. Stops like Piva lake, secluded Trsa village, Susica river canyon, Little Montenegro village – the highest village in the country, Curevac viewpoint – Tara river canyon viewpoint, etc.
  • We are not going to make a whole circle, because tomorrow we need to touch the other part of it when heading to our hiking tour.  During this panoramic ride, we will make a picnic in nature and just enjoy the view.
  • Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in typical mountain lodges.
  • Meals: B, L (lunch package), D Activities: jeep safari
9

ASCEND TO BOBOTOV KUK PEAK – ŽABLJAK

  • After breakfast, we are heading to ascend the highest peak of Durmitor National Park – Bobotov Kuk at 2523 m.
  • We will start our transfer at 8:30 and have around 20min transfer to the starting point – called Sedlo.
  • Located in the center of Durmitor National Park in Northern Montenegro, the limestone rocks of Bobotov Kuk encapsulate the iconic beauty of the Dinaric Alps.
  • The first part of the trail passes through gorgeous open pastures with panoramic views of towering rocks on all sides. After about an hour and a half of hiking, the three southern trails merge at Zeleni Vir Lake, and the path becomes mainly rocky and easier to grip when hiking up.
  • The final stretch of the ascent takes 40-60 minutes to complete and covers the greatest gain in elevation.
  • Wild goats are always seen on this path and they are very curious.
  • Getting down demands even more caution, but with the instruction from our guides, you will even be able to enjoy the view of Skrcka lakes while descending.
National parks of Dinaric Alps Durmitor Bobotov Kuk
Descend from Bobotov Kuk peak, Durmitor
  • After the hike, we will indulge ourselves in the tastiest homemade meal that you can try in Montenegro, at the local farm that produces all of their foods. Overnight in lodges.
  • Information about the hiking trail:

Length: 11.2 km

Duration: 8 h

Category: moderate to challenging

Ascent: 1066 m

Descent: 1034 m

Highest point: 2523 m

Lowest point: 1908 m

  • Meals: B, L (lunch package), D Activities: Day hikes from Belgrade
10

NATIONAL PARK DURMITOR – BOKA KOTORSKA

  • After breakfast in our lodge, check out and we will leave Žabljak and Durmitor only to reach Boka Kotorska, the bay in the Adriatic Sea with an amazing history.
  • It will be a longer transfer, over 2 hours but we will take breaks.
  • The first stop is in Perast, a small coastal town with rich history and appearance that takes you back to some older times. Visit the artificial island Our Lady of the Rocks and listen to stories of brave sailors and even more brave wives, sisters, and families that kept waiting for them. The whole place bursts with energy but is extremely serene at the same time. We will take a boat and enjoy the ride to Blue Cave, a breathtaking place near Tivat where you can swim, dive, etc.
  • Upon return, continue to Kotor and the old town of Kotor where we will have a tour with a local guide who will explain about this small and UNESCO-protected place.  You can enjoy your free time in Kotor, try some local delicacies, fresh from the sea, or just spend time shopping.
  • In the afternoon, we will have a transfer to Tivat or Budva for an overnight. Dinner will be organized beside the seaside, and we with sharing our impressions with each other of these amazing 3 countries!
  • Meals: B, D Activities:  Cultural sightseeing, boat tour
11

THE END OF ARRANGEMENT

  • After breakfast, transfers to the airport or free time before transfers.

  • Meals: B
national parks of Dinaric Alps Trnovačko Lake
Maglić Bosna i Hercegovina, via dinarica
Maglić peak ascend Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maglić BIH
Uspon na Maglić BIH
Maglić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maglić peak ascend
Uspon na Maglić, 2386 m
Uspon na Maglić
Maglić peak ascend
Maglić BIH
Uspon na Maglić BIH
Uspon na Maglić BIH
Zelengora izlet Bosna i Hercegovina
Durmitor Natonal Park Dinaric Alps
Maglić peak ascend
Durmitor uspon na Bobotov kuk
Durmitor uspon na Bobotov kuk
Crno jezero Durmitor
Zelengora putovanje
Uspon na Bobotov kuk Durmitor
jezero Donje Bare, Zelengora
National parks of Dinaric Alps Durmitor Bobotov Kuk
Zelengora
Durmitor Natonal Park Dinaric Alps
Zaovine Lake
Boka Kotorska Montenegro
Tjentište Dolina heroja
Prašuma Rainforest Perućica
Kotor hiking
Tjentište-spomenik Bitke na Sutjesci, Memorial complex to the Battle of Sutjeska
national parks of Dinaric Alps Trnovačko Lake
NP Tara
Beograd raskršće civilizacija
Tara National Park
Belgrade - a crossroads of civilisations
Maglić peak ascend
Ascend to Maglić peak
Trnovačko Lake
Perućica rainforest Sutjeska national park