Welcome to Eastern Bosnia

World Heritage sites, historical cities and wild nature come together here – get ready for the untouched part Bosnia and Herzegovina

About Eastern Bosnia

Heavily forested, criss-crossed by deep canyons and wild rivers, Eastern Bosnia is one of the most unspoilt and sparsely populated regions in the country.

From the Tara Canyon and National Park to the Sutjeska National Park and the town of Višegrad with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, there is an incredible amount to discover in the region of Eastern Bosnia – especially for outdoor enthusiasts.

The natural border with Serbia, the River Drina, is dotted with houseboats where you can spend the night in the middle of nature. And of course, Srebrenica, the memorial site of the 1995 genocide, is one of the places in Eastern Bosnia that is incredibly important for learning about recent history.

Five good reasons for travelling to Eastern Bosnia

  • Pristine nature:

    Eastern Bosnia is a paradise for nature lovers. Here you will find one of the last primeval forests in Europe, raging rivers, the deepest gorge in Europe and picturesque, unspoilt lakes

  • Rich history:

    Eastern Bosnia has a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age. Here you can visit ancient ruins, fortresses and churches and, of course, the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Visegrad, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Diverse culture:

    Eastern Bosnia is a multicultural country with a vibrant culture. Here you can experience traditional festivals, enjoy delicious food and get to know the hospitality of the people.

  • A region full of adventure:

    Eastern Bosnia is an ideal destination for active holidaymakers. Here you can go hiking, climbing, rafting, canyoning and much more.

  • A place for digital detox:

    Eastern Bosnia is a place of peace and relaxation. Here you can unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature – no cell phone connection, no meetings.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions about Eastern Bosnia

Višegrad is located in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Drina River. The town is known for the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Sutjeska National Park, you can stay overnight in lodges, huts or campsites. The lodges and cabins offer comfortable accommodation, while campsites are a cheaper option.

Yes, camping is permitted in Sutjeska National Park, but only at designated campsites. The campsites are generally well-equipped and offer toilets, showers and water.

There are hiking trails for all levels of difficulty in Sutjeska National Park, from two to three kilometre trails to the ascent of Maglić, the highest mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please note that the Perućica primeval forest is a protected zone and may only be entered with trained hiking guides – otherwise you could face severe penalties! We are happy to book a tour with a local guide for you to experience the rainforest.

The weather in Sutjeska National Park is generally mild, with warm summers and cold winters. The best time to visit is spring or autumn, when the temperatures are pleasant and the snow has melted.

Rafting in Bosnia and Herzegovina is challenging, but also suitable for beginners – depending on where you book your rafting tour. The rivers are generally fast-flowing and have rapids. It is important that you have suitable equipment and receive a briefing before the tour – our partners have the latest equipment and trained, experienced skippers. Contact us for your rafting adventure in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rafting on the Tara is slightly more challenging than rafting in Bihać on the Una. The rivers in eastern Bosnia are faster flowing and have more rapids. If you are an experienced rafter or fancy a bit of a thrill, you will enjoy rafting in Eastern Bosnia more.

You can visit Srebrenica and commemorate the victims of the 1995 genocide at the memorial site. To get a tour of the Memorial complex, you should announce your visit in advance. The Srebrenica Memorial Centre shows original footage of the genocide and provides information about the events. You can also take part in a Srebrenica tour that takes you from Sarajevo to the memorial sites. Contact us for more information.

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