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Have you ever had an experience where certain destination was not on your most wanted travel list, but somehow you ended up there, and immediately you figured out – “Yea! This is the best country I’ve ever visited so far!”
Well, Bosnia and Herzegovina is that country!
Being culturally and naturally so diverse, and being yet untouched and totally preserved from all aspects of mass tourism, this heart shaped country in the West Balkans, welcomes with with an open heart.
Totally safe, affordable and well connected with Europe and other Balkan countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina is true oasis of experiences and adventures totally of the beaten path.
Check up our portfolio of interesting tours and experiences and make your journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina a life-changing adventure.
HEART SHAPED COUNTRY
You have probably heard or even seen on a TV, the 1990s Balkans bloodshed, and you are most likely aware that Bosnia and Herzegovina, due to its massive cultural diversity, unfortunately was the most war-hit country, during the period of Yugoslavian breakup. Having this prejudice of “not safe” country, Bosnia has been successfully “battling” with this prejudice for last two and half decades.
In the last 15 years Funky Tours mission of “breaking prejudice”, and promoting Bosnia and Herzegovina as totally safe, and destination worth exploring has left so many of our guests in awe, totally believing that this country was their greatest positive surprise.
BEST OF THE BEST IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The general Bosnian and Herzegovinian travel experiences can be easily divided into three major regions – Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka.
UNDERSTAND THE BOSNIAN CULTURE
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a cultural paradise. Being the ethnically and culturally most mixed Balkan republic, and throughout it’s millennial history always being on the frontier of East and West, Bosnia and Herzegovina today has a unique mix of exotic and modern atmosphere.
With very turbulent history, tasty food, extremely hospitable people, and still being almost completely off the beaten path, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a cultural gem definitely worth exploring.
Funky Tours tour portfolio covering every single spot of cultural importance of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an additional mix of soft outdoor adventure are the best travel deals you can find.
BEST OUTDOOR IDEAS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
As you probably know, being part of the Dinaric Alps mountain ridge, Bosnia and Herzegovina mountain regions are best of the best. So diverse, with distinct annual weather seasons, rich with clean water potential, Bosnia and Herzegovina is ideal year-long outdoor destination.
When National Geographic Traveler magazine recognized the Via Dinarica mega-hiking trail and cultural corridor—an eight-country route that spans the Western Balkans—as one of its “Best of the World” destinations for 2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina became heart of that trail.
Our most popular mountains are generally located in Central Bosnia and central Herzegovina, making Sarajevo ideal point for further explorations of these amazing regions. Regardless if you are looking for hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, canyoning, skiing or snowshoeing, mountains around Sarajevo have it all.
On the plus side, most of these mountain regions are still completely off the beaten path, rich with cultural diversity offering unspoiled nature and unique experiences.
DO IT YOURSELF TRADITIONAL CRAFTS EXPERIENCES
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country almost completely off the beaten path, where local traditions and customs still predominate life of average Bosnians.
Funky Tours series of Traditional Arts and Crafts workshops are an amazing opportunity to dig deeper into an amazing mosaic of traditional Bosnian handicrafts, which still today reflect cultural heritage of different cultures which have left their marks in the Balkans and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
MODERNISM OR SOCIALIST REALISM
When the Museum of Modern Art in New York displayed the exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia”, Yugoslavian brutalist architecture masterminds and its concrete wonders finally got its well-deserved big stage light of glory.
Why did Yugoslavia and consequently Bosnia and Herzegovina choose modernism as an aesthetic architectural expression? Was it for the attribute of neutrality, internationality and its lack of connection to history?
We demystify these and all other questions during our well planned travel itineraries covering brutalist architecture of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BIODYNAMIC WINES AT IT’S BEST
Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a true paradise for wine lovers. Authentic sorts of grapes such as Žilavka and Blatina are a must try when visiting this region.
We have tailored several amazing wine experiences ranging from classical to biodynamic wineries, making sure you have the opportunity to try the best of wines, “rakijas” (eng. brandies) and liqueurs that Bosnia and Herzegovina can offer.
PRIVATE VILLA STYLE OF STAY
If you are looking for a week long accommodation in a private villa with pool and full service, including food and stunning set of activities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, then our special selection of the best villas and activities is what you need.
SKIING – SNOWSHOEING – SNOWBOARDING
As you probably know, in 1984 Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympic Games, and those were declared the best organised Olympic Games to date.
Of course, to organise the Winter Olympics, you have to have beautiful and snow-covered mountains, and that is what Bosnia has a large surplus of.
If you are looking for extremely affordable skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing holidays in the middle of Europe and are willing to try something new, then the Olympic city of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina are perfect places to be.
Olympic beauties of Jahorina and Bjelašnica which are only 35min driving from Sarajevo are the best of Bosnian skiing destinations.
ARRIVAL TO & DEPARTURE FROM
The most convenient way to arrive to capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, is through Sarajevo International Airport ❐, which is serving multiple direct flights from Europe and Middle East.
However, if you are more interested into “ground” arrival to Bosnia and Herzegovina from Bosnian neighboring countries, then set of our daily door-to-door transfer tours, connecting Sarajevo with other Balkan cities such as: Belgrade/Novi Sad (Serbia), Zagreb/Dubrovnik/Split (Croatia) or Budva/Kotor/Podgorica (Montenegro), are really options worth considering too. Aside of daily connecting tours we arrange multi-day connecting tours too, which are focusing on in-depth exploration of Balkan regions in between.
This way, stunning places off the beaten path are easily accessible, places you would otherwise miss if you are using other means of public transport (bus, plane, direct transfer and so on).