Dubbed Europe's 'Blue Heart', the Balkan peninsula is home to wild rivers, gaping canyons and medieval fortresses. Hike, kayak and canyon your way round every pocket of its untouched beauty.
From Bosnia's Mostar city, venture through Zupa valley and trek over an Indiana Jones style bridge, following old shepherd's trails into the wilderness.
Raft down glittering ravines, taking plenty of swimming, diving and cocktail breaks, and enjoy an open fire barbecue as night sets in.
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Day by day
You'll arrive at Dubrovnik where you will be transported to the Zupa Valley stopping on the way in Mostar - a UNESCO World Heritage site where the day is free for exploring. Stroll the city's cobbled lanes, framed by ancient Ottoman buildings as you head down to the famous bridge - a grand medieval arch between two spectacular towers.
Around this time meet your guide at a traditional restaurant serving local, authentic meals. Tonight you'll stay in Boracko Lake, look out for the unpolluted and beautiful starry sky.
In the morning, after breakfast, you’ll drive to the Upper Neretva canyon in the Zupa
Valley and begin your hike to a remote 14th Century ruins of a mountaintop castle. A
challenging path takes you through forests and up to the final summit where your
guide will help you climb to the castle.
Descend through beech forests to the Rakitnica River and spend the rest of the day
canyoning through a wild and narrow canyon to a riverside lunch spot. If time and energy is there, you'll head to the shores of Boracko Lake, for an afternoon of relaxing and swimming in the lake. Afterwards, arrive at your accommodation in Boracko Lake that evening and rest up for tomorrow’s adventure.
After breakfast, you’ll head back to the Neretva River for a day of rafting its crystal
blue waters. You’ll paddle through peaceful pools and down fun rapids, taking plenty
of breaks for swimming and cliff jumping. You'll break at the town of Konjic for
lunch, then tour the Old City and time to explore it's scenic bridge.
Drive to Blagaj in the afternoon to explore the unique city. Blagaj was built around a
remarkable Dervish monastery at the headwaters spring of the Buna River. The city
is also home to a medieval fortress and a vulture sanctuary, which you will have
option visiting depending on the time available. Tonight you'll spend a night in the charming city of Mostar.
Enjoy your last breakfast in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you'll then be transported to
Dubrovnik to catch your flight home.