THIS TOUR IS ORGANISED IN COOPERATION WITH OUR PARTNER.
The tour starts in the morning at our partner agency, from where you drive to the starting point Dragoš sedlo in an off-road vehicle. The journey to the starting point of the hike takes about 50 minutes.
Before heading deep into the heart of the rainforest with your guide, you will visit the Beškita and Dragoš sedlo viewpoints – from there you will get an impression of the Perućica primeval forest and catch a first glimpse of the destination of your hike: the Skakavac waterfall, which plunges from a height of 70 metres, making it one of the highest waterfalls in the country.
Photos are a must here! And then it’s off deep into the jungle: are you ready? The hike to the Skakavac waterfall takes around 3 hours in total, but it’s a tough one! The descent is steep, with a vertical drop of several hundred metres. Bear in mind that due to the natural life cycle of the forest, which is not influenced by humans here, there are also leaves, fallen trees and compost on the unmarked paths, which can make the terrain slippery. Appropriate footwear is a must!
On the hike through the enchanted peace of the forest, a guide will give you a real safari experience and point out the inhabitants and special features of the ecosystem that you would otherwise never notice.
Your guide will also bring a packed lunch for you, which you can eat right at the foot of the waterfall during a lunch break before heading back to the starting point of the hike.
After you have fortified yourself, the trail will take your group back to the Dragoš sedlo viewpoint, from where you will head to Tjentište, more precisely to the Valley of Heroes, to visit the monumental memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Second World War.
The hike ends either there, if you have accommodation in Sutjeska National Park (ask us directly – we’ll be happy to book for you!) or again at our partner agency in Foča.
Please wear hiking boots, ankle-high if possible, and bring a refillable water bottle. In summer, please remember sun cream and a hat.
And one more note: Yes, this hike is quite expensive. But the Perućica primeval forest is one of the last primeval forests on our continent and as such is strictly protected! Access is only permitted with a certified guide from the national park, and only 16 people per day. The hiking trails are not marked and you can easily get lost on your own in the dense forest – there is no telephone reception. There are also severe penalties for offences!