Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
Needless to say, there is plenty to see in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The land of mountains, rivers, and forests is full of natural beauty, and a history that is heir to six civilizations. This is a land of historic, ethnic, and religious diversity. One can stand on a single street corner and see a mosque, a Roman Catholic church, and a Serbian Orthodox church simultaneously. From medieval villages to the Ottoman-Era bridge that served as the birthplace of the First World War, Bosnia and Herzegovina brings a world of history to the modern visitor.
- Go river rafting on Neretva, the largest river in the eastern Adriatic basin.
- Go swimming in a pool at the base of a picturesque Kravica waterfall.
- Watch the diving competition from the Stari Most Bridge, or better yet, jump into the action yourself and take the plunge!
- Take in a view of Ottoman architecture at the 16th century Bazi Husrev-bey Mosque.
- Spend a day examining some of the 400,000 artifacts at The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Take a break from the historic and take the kids to visit Pionirska Dolina, a zoo and recreation center with a playground and rides to entertain the young ones.
- If you are exploring lonely areas of the countryside, or wandering in mountainous areas off the trail, watch out for unexploded land mines. This area has a history of conflict, and some of the scars remain.
- Make sure you keep your passport with you at all times when on a holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may be required to show identification and having it handy is always a good idea.
- Bosnian’s smoke a lot. If second hand smoke is a problem for you, be advised.
- Driving can be risky, guard rails are rare, and drunk driving is a real problem, so if you do drive, watch out.