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

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12 Hours
Availability : May to October
Sarajevo (BIH)
Sarajevo (BIH)
Min Age : 5
Max People : 8 persons
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 of the 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.


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

  • English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
  • Picnic lunch at Trnovacko lake. Vegetarian options available.
  • Free of charge pickup.
  • All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
  • Tour is available from March to November.
  • 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 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.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure Times Daily at 7 AM.

Pickup Locations 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.

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.


Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of the  locations, we use vehicles during the tour to get to the starting hiking point, but the rest of the tour is done on foot through beautiful wilderness of Sutjeska National Park. 

Meet & Greet

Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Tjentište, via Eastern Bosnia regions. Your guide is knowledgeable adventurer who will introduce you to the story of the WWII and show you all of the beautiful natural surroundings of Sutjeska National Park that will definitely leave you breathless.


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).

reasons to visit sarajevo

>Sutjeska National Park – Skakavac Waterfall

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.

Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege

>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.

Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege

>Trnovačko Lake at Sutjeska National Park between Bosnia and Montenegro

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.

Sarajevo Cable Car

> Tjentište Memorial – Sutjeska National Park – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Return to Sarajevo should be around 8.30 pm.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable hiking boots or thick bottom sport sneakers
  • 1 l water
  • Sun cream, hat, swimsuit and towel (summer time)
  • Rain jacket (in case of rain)
  • 2 spare t-shirts to change
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • Mosquito spray if you are sensitive to mosquito bites
  • A small backpack to carry personal items (water, snacks, shirts to use during activities)

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.
  2. Is this tour for me?
    This is an easy to moderate hiking tour which requires normal aerobic fitness; muscular strength and endurance and is for anyone who is into a bit of challenge.
  3. I would like to join this tour but I do not have the necessary hiking equipment.
    In case you have decided to join our hiking tour but forgot to pack your hiking boots or some other relevant part of hiking equipment you might be worried about, feel free to contact our team and we will do our best to provide the necessities. 
  4. Is lunch included in costs?
    Yes, costs include picnic lunch. Please inform us in case of any dietary restrictions.
  5. Can I join this tour other than from Sarajevo?
    In case you are staying outside the city of Sarajevo please feel free to contact us so we could find the best way for you to join us.
  6. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 
  10. 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 Reviews
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Dylan R

Solo Traveller

The guides were organized, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Was a great way to meet new people and get out of the city.

The best was taking a swim in Trnovačko Lake after a beautiful but hot hike, the water was clear and it was a great way to relax in Sutjeska National Park.

August 3, 2023


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


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


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
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