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Sutjeska National Park 2-Day Tour (Trnovačko Lake Hiking + Tara River Rafting)

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2 Days
Availability : Apr-Oct
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 8
Tour Overview

Join our thrilling 2-day adventure into the heart of Sutjeska National Park, where rugged landscapes and rich history converge to create an unforgettable experience.

From Sarajevo, immerse yourself in nature as we hike to Trnovacko Lake, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. Additionally, start/end this tour in Podgorica in Montenegro or Dubrovnik in Croatia.

Explore the historic legacy of the partisan battle for Sutjeska as we visit the Sutjeska Battle Memorial, paying tribute to those who fought bravely in this pivotal moment. After a day of exploration, indulge in the ultimate glamping adventure at one of the most beautiful rafting camps by the tranquil Drina River.

The excitement continues on Day 2 with an exhilarating rafting expedition along the Tara River, renowned for its pristine waters and thrilling rapids. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a novice adventurer, our rafting experience is tailored for all fitness levels, ensuring maximum fun and enjoyment.

With a full board included, savor delicious meals amidst the stunning natural backdrop of the park. Conclude your journey with memories to last a lifetime as we transfer you back to Sarajevo, or opt for a seamless extension to Podgorica or Dubrovnik to explore the wonders of the Balkans further. Join us for an epic escape into the wild beauty of Sutjeska National Park.

Tara Rafting - Montenegro


  • Flexible Start/End Destinations: Guests have the option to start or end their tour in Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, or Podgorica, providing flexibility and convenience in their travel arrangements.
  • Immersive Nature Experience: Explore the rugged landscapes and rich history of Sutjeska National Park on a thrilling 2-day adventure starting from Sarajevo. Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty as you hike to Trnovacko Lake, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • Historic Exploration: Delve into the historic legacy of the partisan battle for Sutjeska as you visit the Sutjeska Battle Memorial. Pay tribute to those who fought bravely in this pivotal moment of history and gain insight into the region’s past.
  • Glamping by the Drina River: Indulge in the ultimate glamping adventure at one of the most beautiful rafting camps by the tranquil Drina River. Spend a night under the stars and unwind in nature’s embrace after a day of exploration.
  • Thrilling Rafting Expedition: Experience the excitement of rafting along the renowned Tara River on Day 2. Navigate through pristine waters and thrilling rapids, tailored for all fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a novice adventurer, our rafting experience promises maximum fun and enjoyment.
  • Delicious Meals and Memories: Enjoy full-board meals amidst the stunning natural backdrop of the park, savoring delicious cuisine and creating memories to last a lifetime. Conclude your journey with a transfer back to Sarajevo, or opt for a seamless extension to Podgorica or Dubrovnik to further explore the wonders of the Balkans. Join us for an epic escape into the wild beauty of Sutjeska National Park.

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  • We include all essential entrance fees in the tour costs. Our policy steadfastly avoids requiring travelers to pay essential entrance fees on-site, typically in cash, a practice often used deceitfully to show a lower advertised tour price. We are committed to transparency in pricing, ensuring our guests do not face the inconvenience of surprise additional costs for essential entrance fees. Funky Tours is all about transparency.
  • This tour stands out as the best value for money when considering the costs versus what is included and what you see. It offers a richness of experiences and convenience that cannot be matched by other modes of travel, such as buses or rental cars. From the comfort of our tour, you’ll gain in-depth insights into the local culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes – all at an unbeatable price. Every aspect of your journey is thoughtfully curated to provide maximum value, ensuring that this tour is not just a trip but a treasured experience of a lifetime.
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Important Notice

Region of Sutjeska National Park is completely safe from any perspective of mines. Funky Tours will NEVER conduct trips to any areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina having ANY risk from the perspective of mines.

Safety is our most important priority.

What's Included

  • English-speaking local expert hiking guide and driver.
  • 1 Night stay at Glamping Resort by the Drina River
  • Meals included:
    • 1 x Breakfast
    • 2 x Lunch
    • 1 x Dinner
  • Funky Tours provides all tour transfers. Free of charge pickup.
  • There are no hidden costs. VAT 17% is included in the price.
  • The tour is available from May to October.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at your home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
  • All tours are shared unless booked explicitly as private.


Departure Times Daily at 7 AM.
Pickup Locations At your address in Sarajevo, or Podgorica or Dubrovnik.


DAY 1: Hiking at Sutjeska National Park

Destination:Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia & Hezegovina
Inclusions:Glamping Accommodation | Hiking Guide | Lunch | Dinner
Driving Time:3.30h

Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park between Bosnia and Montenegro

Arrival Note:The tour is adapted to all ages and is medium demanding. Due to the distance to the location, we use vehicles during the tour to reach the starting hiking point, and the rest of the tour is on foot through breathtaking natural surroundings. 

Morning:This tour will begin with a transfer from Sarajevo to Tjentište via Eastern Bosnia regions. As soon as we depart from Sarajevo, the ride will take us toward eastern, beautiful, and mountainous parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, towards regions of Foča and Tjentište. After roughly 2 hours ride, we shall arrive at Tjentište, our first entrance point to the National Park Sutjeska.

Tjentište is the famous WW2 Sutjeska Battle memorial, significant for the general story of Yugoslavia, which is undoubtedly an unmissable topic to anyone traveling to the Balkans and the topic we’ll be discussing a lot during this two-day program.

The last 45 min of the ride will take us up the gravel road (cca 17 km) through the heart of Sutjeska’s National Park untouched nature regions, where we will reach the start point of our hiking trail, a spot called Prijevor at 1668 m.a.s.l. From there, we shall have stunning views over the three mountains of Maglić, Zelengora, and Volujak.

On the way to Prijevor, we will stop at one of the fantastic viewpoints to observe the Skakavac waterfall at Perućica primeval forest (one of the last ones preserved in Europe).

Sutjeska National Park - Skakavac Waterfall

Noon:At Prijevor, we shall leave our transportation and start a 2.30-hour medium hike, which will take us through breathtaking regions of the national park and its fantastic nature.

Maglic Mountain - Highest peak of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sutjeska National Park

Trnovačko lake is nested underneath Maglić, Bosnian highest mountain peak bordering Bosnia and Montenegro. Trnovačko Lake is actually located in Montenegro but is only accessible as a hiking trail from the Bosnian side through Sutjeska National Park.

Lunch:Once at the lake, you will be given free time to explore the lake while your guides will take time to prepare lunch. During the hot summer months, the lake is perfect for swimming, too.

After the delicious lunch and free time on your own to explore the region, we shall start our hike back. Again, after some three hours, we shall arrive at Prijevor and then will take a ride back to Tjentište.

The last stop before return to Sarajevo would be the “Battle of Sutjeska” WW2 memorial at Tjentište. It commemorates the fighters and fallen soldiers of the Battle of the Sutjeska, which took place from May 15th to June 16th, 1943.

Sutjeska National Park Tjentiste Memorial for the WW2 Battle for Sutjeska

We shall learn some glorious WW2 stories and admire Tito’s partisan efforts to keep these regions of Yugoslavia and Bosnia free from Nazi-Ustase-Chetniks occupation.

Afternoon:The last ride of the day is a transfer from Tjentište to our amazing overnight rafting camp.

Evening hours are planned for some free relaxation time with local music and local dinner by the campfire, while over the drinks, you will meet up with the crew members and guests you will share your rafting boats with the following day.

Accommodation is planned in simple and clean (private or shared) bungalows with shared bathrooms, made on the very edge of river Tara banks.

DAY 2: Tara River Rafting

Destination:Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Inclusions:Rafting Gear | Breafkast | Lunch
Driving Time:3.00h

Tara Rafting - Montenegro

Morning:Morning hours are planned for delicious breakfast and amazing tranquil moments by the green Drina River. As soon as you get the full rafting equipment, we shall start our 45-minute ride through the canyon of River Tara to the starting point of the rafting.

Whitewater rafting trip on Tara river in Montenegro

The Tara River cuts the Tara River Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe and the second deepest in the world after Grand Canyon, at 78 kilometers in length and 1,300 meters at its deepest. The canyon is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The following roughly 4/5 hours are planned for the most amazing white water rafting of your life.

Tara River ranges from III+ to IV on the difficulty scale, depending on the season. Naturally, spring (April and May) is the most adrenaline-pumped period, when water levels are at their highest points. As we approach summer and autumn, water levels drop, making Tara an ideal rafting destination for anyone, regardless of fitness level.

During the day, we shall make a few stops for cold drinks, will have some great fun on the clean, drinkable Tara River, will take down a few rocks for jumps, and overall, you will get to experience the best white water rafting can offer.

Lunch:In the afternoon, when rafting is finished at our rafting camp, we shall have a well-deserved local lunch and, after some free relaxing time, will go back to Sarajevo, where arrival is planned for later in the evening.

Peka (Sac) - Under the bell prepared food

Evening:Transfer back to Sarajevo. However, this tour is the prefect way to connect Sarajevo with any other city in the region, including Podgorica in Montenegro, Dubrovnik in Croatia, or even Belgrade in Serbia.

OPTIONAL: Hiking to Maglić Peak

For travelers of greater physical shape, we offer the tour extension and ascent to the highest peak of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maglić, with an elevation of 2,386 meters (7,828 feet) above sea level.

The hike on Day 1 can be extended with a longer day of hiking by accessing Maglić peak.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket in case of rains
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • A swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection
  • A backpack to carry personal items (water, snacks, shirts to use during activities).
  • Water bottle

Technical Details

Trnovčko Lake Hiking

  • Tour Class: Medium
  • Walking Distance: 9 km
  • Starting Altitude: 1662m
  • Ending Altitude: 1517m
    • Trnovačko Lake is on the lower altitude then our starting point at Prijevor, and for return we will go back to Prijevor at 1668 masl. as this is round trip.
  • Altitude Gain: 450m
      • From Prijevor we descend initially -300 and go up for +150m to reach Trnovacko lake, and on the way back, as this is circular tour, we descend -150m and go up for +300m.

Tara River Rafting

  • Rafting Class: April – May: Class IV; June – October: Class III+
  • Rafting Distance: 18 km

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When to book this tour?
    Best period for this package is between April and October.
    During the period of later November until late March this package is not the best option due to large amounts of snow and hiking trails being hardly accessible, and Tara river being at high levels.
  2. Is this tour suitable for families with children
    Yes this tour is perfect for families with children. Intensity of hiking is medium and kids would simply love it. Rafting is suitable for all ages. Minimum age recommended is 5.
  3. Can I book as solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  4. Can I do two day hiking instead of rafting?
    Alternative option could be overnight camping (picture above) by the Trnovačko lake for guests not interested into rafting, but who prefer more mountain experiences. Next day easy relax time by the lake or if weather permits full day of hiking (higher level) to Bosnian highest mountain of Maglić (from Trnovacko lake 1535 masl to Maglić at 2386 masl).
  5. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.

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