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River Tracing to Istup Waterfall in Stolac – Full Day Experience from Mostar

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  • From MostarStart Time: 09:00
  • From SarajevoStart Time: 07:00
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10 Hours
Availability : May - July
Min Age : 5
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Enjoy a full day of incredible easy canyoning experience to Istup waterfall at fingertips of Stolac and ancient town of Daorson.

If you want to escape the concrete, hustle and bustle of modern city and enjoy pristine nature encountering the trees, mossy stone boulders surrounding the crystal clear river basins, waterfalls and wild life at its purest form while completely renouncing the everyday stress and surrendering to so much needed inner peace, this is a perfect activity that will, most likely, remain as the most memorable part of your trip to Herzegovina. 

Most importantly, it can be done by anyone, regardless on fitness level.

Highlights

  • Enjoy one of the most adrenaline-fuelling and rewarding sports in a completely relaxed and easy pace.
  • Take a short hike through Herzegovina karst and admire the pristine nature.
  • Treat your buds and pick up the wild growing juicy apples, pomegranates, peaches and kiwis.
  • Chase the waterfalls and dive into crystal waters of small basins of Radimlja Canjon. 
  • Encounter the wildlife at its remarkably undisturbed form and communicate with nature. 
  • Reach one of the most off the beaten waterfalls in the country.
  • Swim in the plunge pool and feel the water particles revitalising  your mind and body. 
  • Dare to cliff jumping!
  • Have a picnic lunch just next to the waterfall. 
  • Visit the relic town of Daorson and feel the spirit of ancient civilisations. 
  • See the town of Stolac, crossroad of civilisations.

What's Included

INCLUDED

Guide
English speaking local-expert guide. Guide in different language available on request.
Lunch
Lunch at Stolac. Vegetarian and vegan options available. 
Free pickup 
We will pick you up at your address in Mostar.
All Transfers
All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. No cancellation fees. 
Availability
Tour is available between May to July since the water level in later summer significantly drops down.
Group Discounts
For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.
Online Payments
Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Private Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

  • We will pick you up at your address.
  • Departure Times: Daily at 9 AM from Mostar or 7 AM from Sarajevo.

Technical Specifications

  • Tour Class: Easy/Medium
  • Walking Distance: 6 km
  • You should be fairly fit and able to swim

Itinerary

  • Departure from Mostar (1 hr)
Stolac
A tradition of agriculture, and general cultivation, go back all the way ‘till the 1830s and 1840s.Crop, fruit, and vegetable harvesting sometimes take place twice or thrice per season, all depending on the species.

We shall start the adventure by picking you up at your accommodation. During our ride to Stolac we will be accompanied by scenic roads and beautiful landscapes which will take us through resistant Herzegovina karst, boundless plantations and vineyards including the charming settlement – Buna Village nested at the confluence of the Buna and Neretva river.

Once in Stolac, we will meet with the locals and supply ourselves with tasty locally farmed organic products for picnic lunch. Catching the atmosphere of local markets and small talk with locals will offer us a real chance to learn about the community life in Herzegovina.

  • STOP 1: Daorson (30min)
Daorson
Walls of ancient capital Daorson which housed all of the important administrative, public and religious buildings of Illyrian tribe Daorsi.

Our next stop will be amazing ancient town of Daorson. These spectacular remains of the capital of the Hellenised Illyrian tribe of Daorsi who lived in the valley of the Neretva River date back from 300 to 50 BC. No other settlement was subsequently erected at this location.

We will enjoy spectacular views and walk the ancient cyclopean walls made of huge stone blocks which used to house all of the important administrative, public and religious buildings.

  • STOP 2: Hike to Radimlja River Canyon (30 min) 
Herzegovina Karst
Perfectly serene setting to admire the intact nature specific for region of Herzegovina.

Few kilometres from Daorson it is time to leave our vehicle and start with the short hike just on time before the famous Herzegovinian sun starts with its challenges. This will be a pleasant half an hour hike through karst featuring underground springs of refreshing drinkable water and wast plantation of wild growing fruits such as peaches, kiwis and tender, honey-like figs.

The trail is easy and mostly flat enabling you to completely admire the nature which simply found its way to incorporate into every segment of this area.

  • STOP 2: Radimlja River Canyon (1.5 hrs)
Radimlja River Canyoning
Admiring the untouched nature while navigating your way down the riverbanks, rocks, trees, bushes and foliages, up and down the small waterfalls.

Wide karst of Herzegovina field will slowly lead us towards the stunning slot canyon formed by gentle flow of Radimlja river. As soon as our feet feel the refreshing water we will start our river tracing adventure. The canyon itself is not very wide which will, occasionally, mean we will do some fun manoeuvres over stuck log or boulder as well as some tight squeezes. It will take us roughly 20 min before the Radimlja jungle reveals its first, emerald green river basin.

Tracing the Radimlja river will enable you encounter with the spectacular sceneries, intact wildlife and enjoying amazingly fun activity followed by contagious laughs and a jokes with friends.

The adventure will continue through narrow and occasionally deep canyon encountering numerous stunning basins. Being amongst the nature, sliding down the natural waterfalls into an inviting pool of refreshing water accompanied by melodies of wild life and running water, while trees and bushes rustle there is no mundane burden, email, phone call or errand to fail your complete harmony with the nature.

  • STOP 3: Istup Waterfall (2 hrs)
Istup Canyoning
Those of you who are into a bit more adrenaline rush we strongly recommend to dare and try yourself in cliff jumping

After, roughly, hour and a half we will witness the astounding and absolutely breathtaking scenery where Radimlja river passionately encounter glittering Istup Waterfall. We will make sure to spend enough time admiring this open air museum of pristine nature, endemic plant species and captivating wildlife.

Daorson
Feeling the power of victory because you successfully chased the waterfall. Nothing in this world can replace the inner peace you will feel while the water revitalise your mind and body.

Lush greenery surrounding the river and waterfall will give us enough space to have the well deserved lunch made of the fresh organic products we picked up this morning and, after some drinks and refreshments we will follow the river the same way back to a place where we have start. Knowing this amazing adventure will end soon, for the next hour and a half you will enjoy the Radimlja River challenges even more.

  • STOP 4: Stolac (1 hr)
Stolac
Residential ensembles of the town, sacral objects, fortifications (from Antiquity to the early 20th century) prove the richness of life here. Stolac stands as a museum under the open sky, and you won’t need an entry ticket.

Welcome to Stolac, crossroad of civilisations and a favourite art shelter of many ex Yugoslavian authors, painters and inventors. Over the centuries, Stolac was known as town of romantic stories, legends and building bridges in order to connect people. Stolac will definitely blow your mind when it comes to cultural diversity. The town holds the epithet of a miniature representation of the Bosnian nature.

We will walk the old town of Vidoski, admire the numerous charming little bridges, witness the traces of four religions and learn about coexistence in diversity which gave the most recognisable trademark to Stolac.

Stolac
Waterfall at the Pjene beach – one of the many on Bregava river hidden in the centre of the town.

After we bless our eyes, minds and souls, we will head back to Mostar. For those of you who are not ready to leave this remarkable place yet, please make sure to check our Optional extras.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable sports shoes
  • Sturdy sport shoes or hiking boots (in case you prefer to change during the canyoning part)
  • Sun protection
  • Snacks

Optional Extras

Biking 

  • If you are more into an extensive adventure we can include a cycling part from Stolac all the way to Radimlja Canyon. 

Barbecue dinner next to Breagava river

  • If you are into hanging out with locals over the local music, drinks and tasty barbecue while feeling the night breeze and, possibly even enjoying the night swimming in cold Bregava river, do feel free to contact us. Bosnian parties are world wide known.

Overnight in Stolac

  • Spending a night at Mehmedbasica House, a traditionally national monument, which is under the protection of the State is definitely an icing on the cake. The hostel is organised and decorated in the style of the old Bosnian residential houses. 

Radimlja Necropolis 

  • Radimlja is the richest and most treasured necropolis which is, most likely, dating back from the 14th century. 

Map

Trip Photos

Herzegovina Wine Route
Herzegovina Wine Route is a home to over 40 different winemakers.
Stolac
A tradition of agriculture, and general cultivation, go back all the way ‘till the 1830s and 1840s.
Daorson
Walls of ancient capital Daorson.
Daorson
Spectacular views from Daorson walls on Herzegovina karst
Herzegovina Karst
Perfectly serene setting to admire the intact nature specific for region of Herzegovina.
Radimlja River Canyoning
Admiring the untouched nature while navigating your way down the riverbanks, rocks, trees, bushes and foliages, up and down the small waterfalls.
Tracing the Radimlja river will enable you encounter with the spectacular sceneries, intact wildlife and enjoying amazingly fun activity followed by contagious laughs and a jokes with friends.
Istup Canyoning
Those of you who are into a bit more adrenaline rush we strongly recommend to dare and try yourself in cliff jumping
Daorson
Feeling the power of victory because you successfully chased the waterfall.
Stolac
Stolac stands as a museum under the open sky, and you won’t need an entry ticket.
Stolac
Waterfall at the Pjene beach – one of the many on Bregava river hidden in the centre of the town.
Istup Waterfall near Stolac
Istup Waterfall near Stolac – stunning water color
Istup Waterfall near Stolac
Istup canyoning near Stolac – great way to spend a day in Herzegovina
Istup near Stolac
Istup near Stolac – amazing adventure for small groups of friends and family
Istup Waterfall near Stolac
Istup Waterfall near Stolac
Istup canyoning in Herzegovina region is one if the most beautiful water experiences in the whole region of Balkans
Istup canyoning in Herzegovina region

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This tour requires normal level of fitness and ability to swim.
  2. Is this a shared tour?
    Yes, this is a small-group shared tour. 
  3. 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.
  4. Can I book a private tour?
    Yes, all of our tours can be booked in a private trip option on request.
  5. Is the prepayment necessary? 
    Prepayment is not obligatory. You can easily pay on a day of departure.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. My group is bigger than 8 people. Can I still book a tour with Funky Tours?
    Absolutely. Funky Tours can arrange private trips for more than 8 people easily. We have our brand new buses and minibuses on disposal so do not hesitate to contact us.
  9. 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.
  10. How much in advance 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. 
  11. I would like to join the tour but do not have right equipment/clothes or shoes.
    In case you are interested to join our tour but worried you might not have comfy clothes or shoes do feel free to contact us so we could provide some for you.
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