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Sutjeska National Park Hiking (the Yosemite of the Balkans) – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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Home > Tours > Sutjeska National Park Hiking (the Yosemite of the Balkans) – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo
Tour Overview

East Bosnia regions, bordering western Montenegro with its pearl of Sutjeska National Park, or as people call it “The Yosemite of the Balkans” are ideal destinations for any true nature lover, either seeking adrenaline or just easy and relaxed explorations.

Sutjeska National Park is the best untouched nature can offer. Just by saying it is home to a Bosnian highest mountain peak of Maglić (2386m), and heart-shaped glacier Trnovačko lake, with addition to European last rainforest of Perućica, and amazing canyon of river Tara, we believe it is more than enough to give this region at least day of your time – time fully enriched with stunning nature experiences which will last for a lifetime.

For those reasons we have developed full day itinerary which is great for anyone of medium to high fitness level, and delivers the best of Sutjeska National Park in one day.

Highlights

  • Explore the Yosemite of the Balkans

Important Notice

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

Safety of our guests and ourselves, is our most important priority.

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • Guide
    English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
  • Food
    Picnic lunch at Trnovacko lake. Vegetarian options available.
  • Free pickup on request
    If you are staying in the old town of Sarajevo meet us at our office. If you are bit away from us, please let us know and we can organise advance pickup.
  • All Transfers
    All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
    No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
  • Availability
    Tour is available from March to November.
  • Group Discounts
    For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.
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.
  • Shared Tour
    All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

  • Tour departs from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup please let us know in advance.
  • Departure Times: Daily at 7 AM.

Itinerary

This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Tjentište, via Eastern Bosnia regions.

  • STOP 1: Prijevor

As soon as we depart from Sarajevo ride will take us toward eastern, beautiful and very mountainous parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, towards regions of Foča and Tjentište. After roughly 2 hours ride we shall arrive to Tjentište which is our first entrance point to the National Park Sutjeska.

Tjentište is famous WW2 Sutjeska Battle memorial, very meaningful for the general story of Yugoslavia, which is surely unmissable topic to anyone travelling Balkans, and the topic we’ll be discussing a lot during this two days 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 start point of our hiking trail, 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 make short stop at one of the amazing viewpoints to observe Skakavac waterfall at Perućica primeval forrest (one of the last ones preserved in Europe).

Sutjeska National Park - Skakavac Waterfall
Sutjeska National Park – Skakavac Waterfall
  • STOP 2: Trnovačko Lake

At Prijevor, we shall leave our transportation and start 2.30 hour medium hike, which will take us through very beautiful regions of the national park and its amazing nature, where finally around lunch time.

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

Hiking trail at Sutjeska National Park - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hiking trail at Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 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 to Prijevor, and then will take ride back to Tjentište.

Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park between Bosnia and Montenegro
Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park between Bosnia and Montenegro
  • STOP 3: Tjentište WW2 Memorial

The last stop before return to Sarajevo would be “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.

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

Tjentiste Memorial - Sutjeska National Park - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tjentiste Memorial – Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Return to Sarajevo should be around 8.30 pm.

Technical Specifications

  • 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.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable hiking boots or thick bottom sport sneakers
  • 1 l water
  • Sun cream and hat (summer time)
  • Rain jacket (in case of bad weather)
  • 2 spare t-shirts to change
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • A small backpack to carry personal items (water, snacks, shirts to use during activities)

Optional Extras

Two Days: Hiking + Tara River Rafting at Sutjeska National Park

2D1N Sutjeska National Park Tour (Trnovačko Lake Hiking + Tara River Rafting) is the most amazing way to fully explore Sutjeska National Park in only two days.

Map

Trip Photos

Sutjeska National Park - Skakavac Waterfall
Sutjeska National Park – Skakavac Waterfall
Hiking trail at Sutjeska National Park - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hiking trail at Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tjentiste Memorial - Sutjeska National Park - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tjentiste Memorial – Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Camping at Sutjeska National Park - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Camping at Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maglic Mountain - Highest peak of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sutjeska National Park
Maglic Mountain – Highest peak of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sutjeska National Park
Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park between Bosnia and Montenegro
Trnovacko Lake at Sutjeska National Park between Bosnia and Montenegro

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I see Sutjeska National Park if I don’t want to do any hiking?
    Easily, just book this as private tour, and we shall organize SUV transfer to the park so you can explore it in very relaxed pace.
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dman

Couple Traveller

Ground tour for sarajevo

Thank you Ema and the gang at sarajevo funky tours for taking care of us during our 6-day stay in sarajevo.

The guides were extremely good and informative and the drivers were careful and responsible during our trip. It was a most enjoyable trip.

October 22, 2019

Ingrid Z

Couple Traveller

This is a great team!

We interacted with several people in the Funky Tours team, and they were all great. The office staff responded quickly and were very helpful, and the tour guides were also helpful and informative. I would go with them again any time!

September 24, 2019

VickyJ03

Solo Traveller

Sarajevo Total Siege Tour and Sutjeska National Park Hiking

Great experience on both tours. Guides were fantastic, informative and welcoming. Would highly recommended to see get the true experience of Sarajevo and surrounding areas.

June 8, 2019

AAK_B86

Solo Traveller

Lukomir and Sutjeska tour
I had the pleasure of heading out on two tours with Saudin from Funky Tours. Two individual day hikes to explore Bosnian nature and points of interest.
The tours both in their own right were interesting and challenging. Being able to hike through areas that without a car and guide are challenging.
Would highly recommend both the lukomkir village and Sutjeska/Piva tours.
Thanks again!!!

August 12, 2018

Gerald B

Solo Traveller

Fantastic day hike in Sutjeska National Park
I generally prefer to hike alone,but going with Sarajevo Funky Tours was a wonderful experience. From start to finish, everything was perfect. My family would not have enjoyed our day nearly as much if we had tried to do it on our own.

Our guide Saudin is both a very experienced hiker and climber and has studied biology at university. He is also an environmentalist. His expertise and very affable manner made the day a most memorable one. My family and I also had the pleasure of another guide who accompanied us, Ejub, who also provided invaluable insights into the complicated history of his incredibly fascinating country.

The hike itself is not difficult for those who like to hike, but it is a 4-5 hour journey with just a little bit of climbing. The views were spectacular along the entire way, and lunch at the Trnvacko lake was wonderful. We even got a special, unexpected treat from the local man who rides his horse everyday to tend to the lake! What makes this hike so special is that you are trekking in a truly astounding natural habitat with so few tourists. Having hiked in several other countries where you feel like you’re in a parade, this was something truly special!

Sarajevo Funky Tours was really good about communicating with us regarding every detail of the trip from the moment I reached out to them. I wholeheartedly recommend taking a trip with them if you want to learn about and enjoy Bosnia and Herzegovina in a way that is not likely possible on your own.

August 4, 2018
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