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Livno Wild Horses ATV Quad & Kayak Safari Day Tour From Split (Sarajevo or Mostar)

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ATV Quad Safari + Sturba River Kayaking
  • ATV Quad Safari + Sturba River KayakingStart Time: 08:00
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12 Hours
Availability : March to November
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Do you know that the natural phenomenon of wild horses can no longer be seen anywhere in Europe except in Bosnia and Herzegovina? Would you prefer to experience close up observing, feeding and socializing with these noble animals?

If the answer is yes, then exploring the beautiful Bosnian mountain of Cincar and the Kruge plateau with quad vehicles is one of the best adventures you can experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is perfect day trip from Split – Croatia. Alternatively this tour can start from Sarajevo or Mostar.

Optionally, further expand the itinerary with a kayak on the beautiful river Sturba and explore the ancient Bosnian town of Livno.

Highlights

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • Availability to start from Split (Croatia) or Sarajevo / Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • Availability to organise this tour as a connecting tour-transfer between Sarajevo, Split, Dubrovnik and Mostar (any of these destinations).
  • English speaking local-expert quad and kayak guide.
  • Full equipment for quad and kayak safari adventure.
  • Free of charge pickups.
  • Lunch and Livno Cheese Tasting
  • All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • Entrance fees included, VAT 17% included in the price.
  • All government taxes & entrance fees.
  • Cancellation Flexibility. Cancel 24hrs before departure for full refund or change dates.
  • Tour is available from March to November and during the some periods of winter if the snow is not too big.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
  • All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
  • This tour does not include food or drinks.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure Times Daily 8 AM from Split, and 7 AM from Sarajevo or Mostar.
Pickup Locations Tour departs once a day with free pickup at your address.

Itinerary

Activity Note: Quad vehicles are only allowed for adults who have experience driving these vehicles. Quad vehicles can accommodate two people, so children can ride in the presence of adults. Kayak safari can be done by children from 5 years of age onwards.

Meet & Greet

Funky Tours will organize a free pickup in any part of Split, even in the old town of Split (Diocletian’s Palace) or town of Trogir. Alternatively, aside of Split region (Croatia) this tour can go from Sarajevo and Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The pickup is in the early morning hours at 8 AM, but if required we can arrange to leave a little later. The morning part of the drive from about 1.30 am to the Bosnian town of Livno will take us through the beautiful parts of the mountain Biokovo, next to the largest artificial lake reservoir, Busko Lake. After we arrive in Livno, it is time for our adventure to begin.

Livno Mosque and Clock Tower
Dukatareva mosque and clock tower at Livno

Livno Wild Horses & ATV Quad Safari

The Livno natural phenomenon of wild horses, except probably in Mongolia and Iceland, hardly exists anywhere else in the whole world. That is why the adventure of hanging out with wild horses is in itself a spectacular experience. But if this adventure is further expanded with the explorations of the beautiful scenery of the Cincar mountain and the Kruge plateau with quad vehicles, then this adventure becomes something very very special.

Upon arrival in Livno, we are given detailed instruction on how to drive quads, and after picking up our professional quad riding equipment (helmet and gloves), and starting our vehicles, we are ready to go. 

Quad Safari at Livno and Wild Horses
Our quads can accommodate two people, so if you have no driving experience or are afraid to drive alone you can always go in pairs with someone who has already tasted this type of adrenaline.

The adventure starts from the very heart of the city of Livno and we drive up the old macadam road towards the high regions of the Cincar mountain, to Kruge plateau.

Keep in mind that most quad adventures on the plains of mount Cincar are done at altitudes above 1200m, so it is definitely recommended to wear layered clothing.

With its vast green pastures and rolling hills, Kruge plateau has long been an excellent location for livestock, especially sheep and cows. The famous Livno cheese has proven to be one of the highest quality in the Balkans throughout history.

Livno Wild Horses Quad Safari
Today, Livno’s wild horses freely inhabit the meadows of Kruge plateau, while most of them are quite accustomed to human presence.

The wild horses that now inhabit the Kruge plateau near Livno were once domesticated horses used in agriculture. But in the seventies with the modernization and arrival of modern machines horse owners decided to release these animals into nature, and since then their number has risen to close to 1000 horses.

Socializing with Livno wild horses
Getting close to them, observing, feeding and socializing with these noble animals is a truly unique experience. This adventure is especially interesting for families with children.

Our quad adventure of exploring Kruge plateau and Cincar mountain usually takes about 2 to 3, or sometimes even 4 hours and we have several beautiful routes at our disposal.

A special experience is the winter quad adventure.

Of course, in addition to enjoying the wild horses, this tour explores off the beaten path location in the wider region of the Cincar mountain, including stunning views and panoramas, with a visit to a beautiful lookout point offering stunning views over the incredible “Glamočko polje” (eng.field).

Glamocko field scenery during Livno Wild Horses Quad Safari
During our quad adventure, every part of the route is enriched with stunning scenery giving us opportunity to appreciate more the beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lunch & Free Time in Livno

The return to Livno is in the afternoon, where we plan a local lunch, free time in the old town of Livno and return to Split (Sarajevo or Mostar).

Of course, on all our tours, we always focus on local cuisine and local delicacies. Visiting the Livno region without tasting homemade cheeses is unthinkable, so if you are a fan of cheese, you are in the right place.

18 reasons to visit Balkans
At the end of our quad adventure we are ready to eat some good food. Typical Bosnian food is dominated by Eastern influence over the course of history, so food like pita or burek (eng.pie), sogan dolma, variety of soups and stews is must have when visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Make sure to take a walk around old part of Livno and visit the famous Duman spring and Duman bridge. Beautiful Dukatareva mosque with clock tower is perfect viewpoint of the whole town of Livno.

Duman Springs and Duman Bridge at Livno
Beautiful Duman spring and Duman bridge in the old part of Livno. The powerful spring of river Bistrica in the town of Livno is an amazing attraction and must visit place when visiting West Bosnia.

Taste Famous Livno Cheese

Indigenous Livno cheese began to be produced at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century in the vicinity of Livno, and the production later spread to the entire Livno region and beyond. In the Livno area, there are several stories about how today’s cheese was made. One of them says that the recipe for the production was brought by a resident of the village of Guber, who, working in a dairy in Switzerland, stole the recipe, and returned to his homeland and started production. Today, however, you cannot find this story in official documents that speak of the origin of Livno cheese.

According to official sources, Livno cheese began to be produced thanks to the French agronomist Cyprian Jaillet, who moved to Livno in 1900 at the request of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to manage the National agricultural station. Within the station there was a cheese factory which processed mainly sheep’s milk produced in the surrounding villages and on the mountain plateau of Kruzi below Cincar mountain. 

At that time, the cheese factory already produced cheeses: roquefort, liptauer, trappist, which the vegetation of the surrounding mountains, the special climate and milk of the indigenous pramenka sheep, a breed famous for its wool, gave unique features. However, Jaillet also experimented with other combinations, and thanks to his knowledge of the Swiss dairy tradition, Livno cheese was created.

Initially, Livno cheese was made from sheep’s milk according to the recipe of the Swiss cheese Gruyèr, i.e. Greyerzer, only in smaller rings. The recipe for this cheese spread from the cheese factory, and from the then agricultural school where Jaillet was a teacher, and among the surrounding population, which began to produce similar cheese. Due to the growing market demand for this cheese, it gradually began to be produced from cow’s milk. Today it is mostly made from a mixture of sheep’s and cow’s milk.

Rural Tourism BiH
Roughly 12-13 liters of milk are needed for one kilogram of cheese, which are being produced from late May to October. When the cheese is ripe it can be used as parmesan.

This cheese belongs to the group of autochthonous Dinaric hard sheep, i.e. cow cheeses, with specific and recognizable attributes. For those who have not tried it so far, it is worth explaining that Livno cheese is a hard cheese, the smell of which is characteristic of sheep’s hard cheeses. 

Get ready to taste some of the best Livno cheese when visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina with Funky Tours.

Optional: River Sturba Kayaking

In case you want to extend the adventure of exploring the Livno region, we heartily recommend that you additionally consider kayaking on the river Sturba.

The Sturba River is 14.5 kilometers long and flows through Livanjsko polje. It is one of the most beautiful rivers in the region and offers an excellent kayak experience.

The kayaking section of about 4 km, lasting a total of 2 hours and without a lot of rowing, indulging in the easy flow of the river, is an ideal way to experience this beautiful pearl of western Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sturba river kayaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sturba river kayaking through the region of Livno field is a unique experience and stunning adventure.

You don’t have to have experience to ride a kayak and this adventure can be experienced by children aged 5 and older.

During the Sturba river kayak safari we shall provide you with a life vest, two seater kayak and a paddle. The river during most of its flow is not more than 2m deep and quite warm during the summer time, meaning swimsuits are all you need.

Kayaking in Bosnia
If you are doing this kayak adventure during the cold or chill weather you are good to wear standards clothes and life vests since the river does not have big rapids and is ideal for relaxed adrenalin adventure.

Smaller rivers are most ideal for canoe safaris, as they are usually extremely clean, quieter and safer. With a highly diversified shoreline of overgrown parts with sedge, trees and open grassy meadows full of flowers of all colors, the Sturba River is the ultimate choice for a kayak safari.

Kayaking in Bosnia
Enjoying the beautiful scenery of Sturba river

Afternoon Return

Depending on the options of the day trip, i.e. whether you just decided to try a quad adventure or combine it with a kayak, return to Split will be early or late afternoon. If you started this tour from Mostar or Sarajevo, expect to be back in the in the later afternoon.

In any case, this will be a very beautiful and interesting day.

Beautiful Busko Lake during the sunset in Livno region of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Busko Lake is the largest reservoir in Bosnia and Herzegovina

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream (summer time)
  • Swimming suit for Sturba river kayaking
  • Layered clothing for Quad adventure (we are spending part of the day at the altitudes higher then 1200m, so layered clothing is highly recommended)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour suitable for underage children?
    The quad riding part is suitable for children of age of 10 and above, while kayaking part is suitable for kids above age of 5.
  2. Can I do this tour during the winter?
    Yes, this tour makes a lot of sense if being booked during the winter period. Especially the wild horses part makes a lot of sense if experienced under the snow conditions.
  3. Is the cheese tasting included in the price?
    Yes, traditional Livno cheese tasting is included in the tour price.
  4. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  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.
  6. Can I book this tour in other than English language?
    Tours are possible to book in other than English languages in private option. Do contact our team for further information.
  7. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  8. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards. 
  9. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
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