Arrangement Visit Bosnia (10 days / 9 nights)
Package that offers visit to National park Sutjeska, primeval Forest Perucica, experience rafting along Tara River, and as a crown at the end, enjoy in the view from the B&Hs tallest mountain.
The oldest national park in Bosnia (NP Sutjeska), one of the few maintained prime forest natural reserve in Europe, Trnovacko Lake (also known as Ice Lake) hidden at the subjacent of the largest peak of mountain Maglić. Maglic, knows as the foggy mountain whose top is mostly covered with fog. The mountain has numerous springs and waterfalls.
This mountain a guardian of one of the largest prime forest in Europe, Perucica. It is considered that this prime forest is older then 20 000 years. The significance and a worth are reflected in forest richness and some of them are no longer in Europe.
At the very bottom there is a famous waterfall called Skakavac (Grasshopper).
Trnovacko lake, best known for its heart-like shape.he average lake temperature is 20°C plus,and although the lake altitude is 1520 meters, combined with mountain sun allows all day swimming and refreshing.Not to mention the lake is rich with fish and fishing possibilities are inexhaustible (after paying fishing permit to local guard). It is no wonder why during the summer tourist season,hundreds of tourists, campers and fishermen visit the lake.
Maglić is the highest peak in BiH and one of the most attractive destinations which attracts nature lover during the whole year. But also attracts other enthusiasts of untouched nature from the world. Beautiful landscapes, endemic plants and animals are something that won’t be forgotten. It is hard to describe Maglic beauty, that’s why it is the best to come and visit.
Do you want to get out of the everyday life and change the asphalt with untouched nature? Fill your energy storage and let yourself enjoy in the adrenaline flush. Go to the rafting adventure in the most exciting part of Tara river where is the large number of the rapids (more then 20 of them) which stretches from our camp Encijan to the place called ’Scepan polje’, the place where two rivers, Tara and Piva make river Drina.
Day 1 - Arrival in Sarajevo
Arrival at the airport and meeting with all the participants at Sarajevo Airport. After introducing with a group guide is organized luxury bus transport to the hotel where you will be accomodated. If you lend in an afteroon hours at Sarajevo Airport, we would like to suggest you to rest in the hotel and stay on dinner.
Day 2 - A full day tour of Sarajevo
After breakfast all of you are going to visit the sights of our Capital city. Because of the rich history which is characterized by a cultural clash and in the same place you will have an opportunity to visit the monuments which are reflected with Oriental spirit and represent the heritage of the Ottoman Empire which included our country as well.
And from that period we are going to visit fitst built building Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Sebil (fountain) – it is a structure of both civic and religious importance in Muslim cities, most characteristically under the Ottoman Empire, Morića Han which is captivated by the unique structure and also in an authentic way conjured the atmosphere of a place where travelers from all over the world met in ancient times. We are also going to visit Sarajevo Clock Tower. The only clock which shows lunar time. For sure all of us are going to feel hunger, and how it would look like not to eat traditional meals called Cevapi and Burek in Valter’s city , meals famous all over the world. Those meals are going to give us an energy for the rest of our visit. It will be our lunch. After lunch is the visit to the part of the city dedicated to Anti-fascism and Vladimir Peric Valter, for him you have probably heard. In the afternoon hours is return to the hotel on dinner and sleep.
Day 3 - Tour of Visegrad (Andricgrad and Mokra Gora)
After breakfast is packing things and a bus journey to Visegrad and Mokra Gora the Wet Mountain in English.
Through this excursion we are going to visit two cities (Andricgrad-Visegrad and Tourist resort Drvengrad-Mokra Gora-Srbija).
Both cities represent the realization of our famous director Emir Kusturica and they are the seal of time of his life.
In Visegrad what we will visit first is the historic monument called Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge. It is a historic bridge in Visegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina It was completed in 1577 by the Ottoman court architect on the order of the Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic.
Unesco included the bridge in its 2007 World Heritage List. This story wouldn’t be this much interested unless we don’t mention how Mehmed was taken away at an early age as part of the Ottoman devsirme system of collection of Christian boys to be raised to serve as a janissary. These boys were converted to Islam, raised and educated, but in turn were offered opportunities to work and to rise within the Ottoman imperial system.
After this we are going to visit Andricgrad. Andricgrad is the name of a construction project located in Visegrad, by film director Emir Kusturica. The town is dedicated to Yugoslav novelist and Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric.
After Visegrad we will head to Mokra Gora.
After arrival we will buy train tickets and start the tour at the Sargan Eight, is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Serbia, running from the village of Mokra Gora to sargan Vitasi station.On this way, the same geographical point runs twice. After arrival to the railway station we are going to visit Drvengrad, also known as Küstendorf – International Film and Music festival. There we will spend a night.
Day 4 - Tara Canyon Campsite Encijan
After breakfast we are going to the bus and head to our camp Encijan which is located in the very heart of the Tara River Canyon and which is also the deepest canal in Europe and the second in the world after Canyon Colorado. The next two days our Camp will be our base. After arrival to the Camp and welcoming all of you (a welcome drink is going to be served), the next is accomodation in mountain cottages – bungalows.
Each of you will get proffesional rafting equipment lead by thesafe hand of our licensed skippers. Are you ready to to change the asphalt with water and sail to the adventure?
Let’s go to the adventure into the most exciting part of Tara River in total length of 18km with the large number of rapidswhich stretches from our camp Encijan to the place called ’Scepan polje’, the place where two rivers, Tara and Piva make river Drina. After return to the Camp we will refresh our energy with with our local traditional meals and made in Bosnian kitchen. After lunch there will be free time to enjoy in beautiful environment and walks through untouched nature. This day will end with dinner and sleep.
Day 5 - Trekking around the edge of Tara Canyon
After breakfast is packing things and departure to the jeep safari trek tour. Beside rafting on Tara River, we will climb to the slopes of canyon with uncredible viewpoints on Tara River Canyon , NP Durmitor in Montenegro. On the canyon slopes will be organised picnic. After arrival to the camp dinner will be served and after it you may enjoy next to the camp fire and music. It will be a night to remember.
Day 6 - Jeep Safari Prime - forest Perucica (Trekking Lake Trnovacko)
After breakfast we will sit again into the luxury bus and our next destiantion is NP Sutjeska. Center of the NP Sutjeska, Tjentiste will be our oasis the next two days. After arrival to Tjentiste (you will be trasferedwith our off-road vehicles) we will make a tour through the one of the few maintainedprime forestnatural reserve in Europe – prime-forest Perucica. Prime forest Perucica is know as European green lungs. In a form of hiking tour we will visit NP Sutjeska and Trnovacko Lake, best known for its heart-like shape, located at an altitude of 1517 metres. The last jewel of unspoiled nature in its emerald green beauty…
We won’t miss lunch and picnic in this untouched nature. On our way back to Tjentiste you will get an accommodation with dinner and lunch included. Big pool (16000m²), museum, monument park and hotel comes from Comunism age when our country was part of Jugoslavija.
Day 7 - Jeep Safari - Zelengora
After breakfast we are going in new Jeep Safari tour and visit the second part of NP Sutjeska, mountain Zelengora. What makes Zelengora beautiful is a huge number of ice lakes which we will visit in a form of jeep safari tour.
Water is the source of life, it refines nature of completes its pure beauty. A special charm Zelengora has due to its “mountain eyes” – clear glacial lakes, located in the very bases of its peaks. These lakes are real gems scattered by God’s hand, and as such represent a true paradise for nature lovers. The natural environment of the lake is untouched nature that provides a magnificent view to crystal-clear water. This scene is very difficult to find nowadays – the magical image of the lake, crowned by majestic mountains and wild nature. You will have the opportunity to have lunch in Mountain house. After lunch we will visit monuments of Tjentiste, we wrote about them in the previous day. The last is dinner and sleep.
Day 8 - Visit to Trebinje
After breakfast we will go south of our country and spend the whole day in sunny Trebinje. Trebinje as a continental place that is so close to the Adriatic Sea (Dubrovnik is only 25km away) has a phenomenal climate. It is a clash of continental and Mediterranean climates and is very enjoyable to visit and is often they call it “the city of the sun”
We are going to visit Old Town, Museum of old Herzegovina. This museum is the most significant cultural place in our country. We will also visit some of the oldest wine cellars in the city and tasting local wines from Imperial vineyards, and they are an stamp of this small but significant place which is not a metropolis nor village nor a metaphor, it is a dream.
In Trebinje we will spend one night.
Day 9 - Visit to Mostar (Počitelj, Capljina)
After breakfast we are leaving Trebinje and over place called Capljina are going toward Mostar. On this road near Capljina we will make a break to visit Pocitelj. The historic site of Počitelj is located on the left bank of the river Neretva. The walled town of Počitelj evolved in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Architecturally, the stone-constructed parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution are evident: medieval, and Ottoman.
After this visit we will continue our road to Mostar, where we are going to have lunch, dinner and spend a night in one of the hotels. When we mention Mostar, what is dominant is Old Bridge in this city. Rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city.Old Bridge diving is a traditional annual competition in diving organized every year in mid summer (end of July). The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, after which it is named. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO. Beside the bridge we are going to visit Biscevic House, Turkish House Museum with a courtyard, showcasing furnishings such as rugs, silver and ceramics. This house was built in 17th century in Ottomman time.
Day 10 - Return to Sarajevo and end of the arrangement
After breakfast and packing things, we say goodbye to Mostar and leave for Sarajevo, where we end this unforgettable Bosnian tour definitely full of impressions of a one small and unusual country in the Balkans.
Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. Furniture within the bungalow is new.
Two mountain houses – chalets (each 55m2) are fully furnished with new furniture and comprise of bathroom, kitchen and a spacious living room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms in the attic.
Toilets, sinks and showers are decently furnished, immaculately clean and fully meet the needs of a modern person.Hot water is available in showers.
The best known – outdoor terraces. Most of the terraces are surrounded by greenery and equipped for a comfortable and cozy stay with adequate roofing and are just few meters from the river. Each of these terraces has a fire place and the fire itself gives special charm to evening parties.
Bungalows, terraces, the beaches for sunbathing and swimming, many deck chairs and swing chairs that are a few meters from the river … All of these will make your stay at the camp more comfortable and enjoyable.
Traditional organic food
Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again.
The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine.
Our menu offers everything … From a hot doughnuts and home-made bread baked in a wood stove, all kinds of milk products such as home-made cow and goat cheese, pure mountain honey, fresh trout and home-made ham and prosciutto, lamb and goat meat made under metal pan and everything else what is characteristic for our country.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions
Where is your camp located and how can I reach you?
We are located at a starting point for rafting, place is called Brštanovica.
GPS coordinates of the camp: Latitude: 43.321849 | Longitude: 18.960388
Tourists should come to Šćepan Polje, that is the official B&H – MNE border crossing.We own a parking lot, you can leave your car or RV there, It will be safe. We will pick you up at Šćepan Polje and transport you to our camp. If you are in Foča, you can come to our agency, located in Krajiška 2. Agency is located in the city center, in a passage below the Mozzart restaurant.
Can we pay in cash upon arrival?
You can pay with cash upon your arrival to our camp, that will not be a problem. Many passengers, backpackers and wanderers use this option because It is much easier.
When is the best time to go on rafting?
Anytime during the summer – the Tara river has excellent flows May to September. In May It will be a bit more “extreme” because of water level, families can go raft later in summer when the water level is low. Weekdays are less crowded
How long is the trip?
Depends on a starting point of your rafting trip. Brštanovica – Šćepan polje lasts for one hour and a half, entire Tara river trip will last a day.
How hard are hike trails?
The answer is up to you. Depending on how prepared you are, your trip can be a vacation or a challenge. Mental attitude and adequate water and food consumption are very importan
What about the guides?
A guide will be assigned to your group, so you won’t need any maps. Guides speak English so the communication won’t be a problem
What about food and water?
You will receive food and water from our guides, but you are also allowed to bring your own stuff to the tour.
Do you have menus for vegans and vegetarians?
If you are vegan or vegetarian please notify us while making a reservation or upon your arrival at the camp. We will prepare a special menu for you. Our guests satisfaction is a priority, so do not hesitate to tell us, we are more than happy to oblige.
If you are interested, below you can read all the FAQ related to our business
Price on request
- Accommodation in the camp in bungalows on a full board basis
- All necessary rafting equipment and certified skippers
- Guide service during the arrangement
- All transports by 4×4 vehicles during the arrangement
- Guarded parking lot for your private vehicles
- Rafting tax on Tara river in amount of 35.00 € per person
- Tax for entrance in National Park ”Durmitor” of 3.00 € per person per day
- Accommodation tax in amount of 0.80 € per person per day
- Tax for entrance in National Park ”Sutjeska” of 2.50 € per person per day
- Accident insurance during the arrangement in amount of 1.00 € per person per day
- All other expenses that have not anticipated by the programme
Tax price: 53.00€
- The listed hours, as well as the program schedule are changeable according with your needs and requirements.
- Previous experience unnecessary.
- The program schedule can be extended or combined with other arrangements from our offer.
- The offered program can be realized during the week.
- Payment in KM or €.
- Unnecessary minimum number of participants for the realization of the arrangement.
- Discount for group over 10 people.
- Guaranted maximum security and comfort.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina, a heart shaped land, has a lot to offer when It comes to tourism. Spacious mountain views, emerald green lakes, beautiful landscape and picturesque towns. West and the East meet here, so you will learn a lot about cultures, traditions and people. Share what you have learned with your friends at Encijan’s campfire. When It comes to the tours that we organize, here are some destinations that we recommend you to visit:
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The phenomenal nature leaned on the two National Parks (Sutjeska and Durmitor) and the camp Encijan outdoor resort in the very heart of the canyon provide us with inexhaustible opportunities for the activities which we organize every day. Magical sojourn in untouched nature; Spend unforgetable moments in the very heart of Tara River Canyon where is also our Camp located. Get away from the crowds and join us on an unforgettable journey. Get out of everyday life and change the asphalt with untouched nature.
How to reach us
At the border crossing of Scepan Polje, when submitting documents to border police officers, it is necessary to emphasize that you are going to the Tara canyon to Brstanovica. After completing the registration (in case you coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina turn round and turn back only 100 m, and if you are coming from Montenegro, you go only 100 m forward) where you turn off right from the main road and turn on the local asphalt road leading along the river Tara towards Brštanovica. For more information on how to get to us, see the link below.
Safety & Skippers
All skippers hired by agency Encijan have passed various international trainings and licensed and certified by the IRF(International Rafting Federation), and each of them has multiyear experience in their work and has encountered many trips down the Tara River and most of them consider rafting and adventure as satisfaction and their lifestyle, and then the job.
Prospective guides for Encijan Adventure team spend five years minimum perfecting their Tara River rafting skills under the guidance of veteran trip leaders before earning the position of “Rafting Skipper”. New guides, or guides in training, are known as “Skipper Interns” and it takes a very special person, full of passion, to be successful on the river and work in the natural wilderness of the Tara River Canyon.