3RiversExpedition: Rafting in Bosnia, Plitvice Lakes, 3 Natural Parks, a UNESCO Site.
Plus a mix of Bosnian cuisine and 3 magnificent rivers!
And in 2023 we come with guaranteed news: Scuba Diving in mountain river (!!!) - optional, of course - visits to ruins Yugoslavia's largest underground airport and Tito's bunker.
The latter are reminiscent of the troubled history of the Balkans. Which you'll also find linked with... Matthew Corvinus. But that's what we'll tell you there!
River number one is called Vrbas.
We know it well because we've been coming here since 2015 and...in fact it's the very place where you'll meet rapids like we can't find in Romania: with 3 m waves, clear and warm water!
We spend quality time near the capital of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka and get you acquainted with the river, the atmosphere and... Bosnian cuisine.
The Krupa waterfalls and the traditional village of Ljubačke Doline will fill us afternoons with cool baths, visits to traditional mills where we will witness the baking of tasty UŠTIPCI from freshly ground flour!
Then the adrenaline starts flowing; we move to the west of Bosnia and start with one of the most spectacular rivers of the Balkans, with an impressive lipidity and waterfalls so noisy that we "hear" each other only by signs :)
The rafting starts as you can hardly imagine: we go around an 18 m waterfall and go down a more modest 5 m waterfall by boat :)
Although you wouldn't think so, yes, it's perfectly suitable for even the weakest of angels!
Add to the adrenaline rush a mix of the beautiful and the unique that includes a half-day walk through Plitvice, Croatia's wonderland, Tito's underground airport and... a few surprises.
Oh, let's not forget: the river we just fell in love with is called Una.
An intermezzo of history and multi-religious culture separates us from the adrenaline rush of the third river.
We take a stroll through Mostar, the 'treasure of the Balkans', a fairy-tale Muslim town with cobbled alleys, mosques and an arched bridge over the river that looks like something out of 'Prince of Persia', but is by no means within Europe's borders. After a visit to the small bazaar we guide you to another historical hotspot - the absolutely unique fortification from which Matthias Corvinus (yes, that one!) lost Hungary and opened the way for the Pasha in Central Europe.
River number 3 is called Neretva.
22 km of wild tranquillity, a canyon to swim or walk through, an evening by the fire above the water and, of course, some adrenaline. As usual, we'll have superb hosts. Water and nature people, accomplished cooks, warm and clean beds, dreamy views at dinner time.
The river is endlessly beautiful, the same turquoise snake snaking through dazzling limestone canyons, but with less difficulty than those already traversed.
We travel it in raft boats and/or on SUP boards.
You'll love it!
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Ah, I forgot: on Neretva the boat guides... are you :)
We end the expedition with an evening around the glasshouse in a place out of paradise. Then the road back home follows...
Rafting guide team:
Every year the boats are run by us rafting guides Outdoor-Events.ro.
We know the rivers by heart, we've been down them 15-25 times so far as guides and we don't compromise on your safety - even if you see rafters on the water without helmets, wetsuits or flotation vests, with us it's all compulsory.
Moreover, with us you will not only be in good hands but also proud to be fully Romanian crews on the water!
Accommodation, transport, organisation:
Evenings are spent in villas (2 nights), bungalows (2 nights), 4 star hotel (1 night), 3 star hotel (1 night) in double, triple and for two nights quadruple rooms (depending on availability we try to stay exclusively in double rooms). Showers and toilets available everywhere.
We have hot showers and an absolutely delicious meal available for a fee at the end of the rafting trips. Our Bosnian friends are rafters and perfect hosts at the same time!
Transport is by personal cars.
We have 6 seats available in our minibus, at an additional cost of 90 euro per person.
The programme is aimed at those in reasonable physical condition (if you can run or pedal for 15 min without fainting you are ok). It's preferable to know how to swim but it's not a prerequisite.
The minimum age is 8 years old.
You don't need rafting or adventure sports experience.
You do not need a visa, we only travel with your ID card.
Travel insurance is compulsory.
* Depending on weather conditions and water flows the structure of the programme per day may change.
There are 16 places available, to be filled in the order of the deposit of 100 euros per person or full payment.
No. Max Group
What you included
Accommodation with breakfast in double or triple rooms
Tourist and rafting guide
Full rafting equipment
Access fee to Strbacki Nature Park
Official expedition T-shirt
What you didn't include
Meals other than breakfast
Entrance fees to tourist attractions (Tito bunker, Plitvice)
Transport from the country and back
Accommodation in rooms for 2-4-6 people
Accommodation is in bungalows or cabins, on the riverside, in rafting bases run by our local friends.
Bathrooms are in hallways or at a distance in most places.
Do I need to have rafting experience for 3RiversExpedition? Is it dangerous?
It's adventure, it's adrenaline, but it's also safety.
We've already guided rivers on over 20 expeditions and know what can and can't put you at risk.
You are in good hands.
Do I have to know how to swim?
If you don't know how to swim let us know in advance and we'll ask for more details.