– Neum 8 days / 7 nights
– Accommodation at Herzegovina Lodges
– Transfer from and to Sarajevo (airport)
During your journey: “Herzegovina Origins” we will take you through the most beautiful regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The transition from Sarajevo (one of the three possible airports), mountainous and with a continental climate we move towards the Mediterranean Herzegovina. On the way we see changes in the landscape, in the flora and fauna and the type of constructions. Traveling with a lot of surprises: visit the “locals”, a peek at one of the small farms high in the mountains of Prenj or Visocica, refreshment in the mountain lake or the beautiful Neretva River or discover “unknown” Mostar.
The best way to discover Herzegovina is by foot. You will hike through beautiful, sometimes raw landscapes and little villages. Of course there will be time to rust and enjoy the nice views with a beautiful panorama. Herzegovina is really a place where East meets West. The melting pot of different cultures and nations in one place, of turbulent history. The different nations have left their mark: whether in architecture or in gastronomy and perhaps most of all in culture. It is a Country of Bogumili. A Country of figs and pomegranates and a country of sun and honey.
Therefore, Herzegovina Lodges will give you the opportunity to enjoy the authentic Herzegovinian specialties, wine routes and a lot of other little surprises that we will meet on our way through unfamiliar Herzegovina.
Example of a program
Day 1: Welcome
Arrival, transfer from the airport to Herzegovina Lodges (we will do our best to arrange the same driver during the whole holiday). Theme of the day: „Well-known Sarajevo“. Walk through the old town, Habsburgian part of the town and in the evening there will be a lovely dinner at a small local restaurant.
Overnight stay in Sarajevo.
Day 2: Locals (Boracko Lake)
In the morning there will be a transfer from Sarajevo to the Boracko Lake. A meal in Herzegovina Lodges. Walk around the lake with a guide explaining all the rituals from that area. Dinner at Herzegovina Lodges.
Day 3: Emerald Green Neretva River
After a wake up with the nice smell of freshly prepared bread there will be a walk route along the Neretva river with a guide. You will be introduced to the culture of Bogumili. The walk will take around 4 to 6 hours (it depends on the group condition). There will be a meal organized in a small authentic restaurant. Where you will experience the taste of pure nature, fresh trout and biological vegetables. In the evening we will go back to Herzegovina Lodges, where we will have our dinner.
Day 4: Konjic and Tito
Depending on the group there can be chosen for a transfer with an old bus from Herzegovina Lodges to Konjic. It takes about 30 minutes. The theme of today’s walk through Konjic is to see the multicultural Bosnia and Herzegovina and hear and see the stories about Tito. One of the activities will be the visit to Tito’s atomic shelter, which was one of the most expensive investments during socialistic Yugoslavia. You will be guided by an official guide of the Tourist boards of Konjic. If possible, we will visit the market (depending on the day of the visit). Dinner will be in a restaurant in Konjic, to feel the atmosphere in the evening. Walk through the old town and try an authentic ice cream or visit the barber. Back to Herzegovina Lodges in the evening.
Day 5: “The Famous Mostar”
Today you will visit the city with the old bridge, certainly the most famous city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a city with a lot of small lanes, picturesque mosques, beautiful courtyards, the city of the sun, the Neretva river and small shops. A guide will explain you all the ins and outs of this fascinating authentic city. There will be a visit to the Museum of Herzegovina. On the way to Mostar we will use the mountain roads making a stop at Ruiste famous for it fresh air with high presence of oxygen. Once in Mostar a city tour will follow, lunch and free afternoon to explore and do some shopping.
In the evening return to Herzegovina lodges for the overnight.
Day 6: Day off
The sixth day by plan will be free, so you’ll have time to relax and truly enjoy the nature and the beauty of the Herzegovinian landscape. Additional activities are available upon request like: Rafting on the Neretva river, Hiking to the Prenj mountain or Motocrossing. Dinner and overnight at Herzegovina lodges.
Day 7: The isolated village of Lukomir
In the morning you will take an off-road vehicle and you will start your journey to Lukomir. Lukomir sits at an altitude of 1,495 m on the Bjelašnica mountain. Stećci, ancient thumbs, originating from the 14th and 15th century exist at the village and suggest that it was inhabited for hundreds of years. The homes in the area are made of stone while their roofs are composed of wooden tiles. The Rakitnica canyon is located nearby and is said to be the origin of a dragon by local folklore. In Lukomir we will experience the origins of Herzegovina, it’s food, people and tradition. Return in the evening to Herzegovina lodges for the dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Goodbye
Free day to enjoy and relax before the return flight. The transfer to the airport will be arranged.
Including: 7 nights, meals, museum visits, transfers and guides.
Excluding: Drinks during the meals and the single supplement fee.