Sarajevo – Mostar – Kravice waterfalls

Mostar

Mostar is the highlight of the tour. Old town from Ottoman empire is very attractive to the tourist cameras, with small souvenir shops and the Old bridge is under UNESCO protection. Maybe you’ll be lucky to see Mostar’s famous jumpers performing from the Old bridge. We can also visit Karadjoz Bey’s mosque and Muslibegica House (traditional bosnian house – now it’s a hotel).

Kravice waterfalls

Among the most fascinating naturalistic features of the Herzegovinian region are the sparkling waterfalls of Kravice. The waterfall was created by the Trebižat river with its tuff deposits, and has been declared a natural phenomenon which is under state protection. Tuff (calceraous sinter) is typical for rivers rich in calcium carbonate. Grass, moss and lichen grow on the tuff deposits.

The chaste tree (Vitex-agnus castus), figs and poplars grow alongside the falls. The tuff deposits that create the waterfalls are in fact limestone deposits which rise constantly and, therefore, create barriers that lead to the development of waterfalls.

Kravice are ten kilometers south of Ljubuški and forty kilometers south of Mostar. Its height is between 25 – 28 meters and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 meters. As the water levels of the Trebižat river change, the waterfalls look different at different times of the year. In the summer, the emerald green waters of the lake below the waterfalls give them a unique ambiance of water, stones and trees.

The cold, clear water falls into a small valley. From noon onwards (when the sun gets hot) some of the water particles hurdled into the air vaporize and put a lid of mist on top of the valley making it a pleasant shade-like feeling to be there.Getting tired of relaxing on the sandy beach you can head out into the pool of water, which also has a sandy bottom. If you are up to it, you can swim across the pool (notice how the water gets colder), climb the rocks and jump. This is what the local teenagers do to impress one another – and perhaps the girls.There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy the view and relax by listening to the rumbling from the waterfalls.

Počitelj

In the middle ages, Počitelj was the administrative centre and centre of governance of Dubrava župa (county), and its westernmost point, which gave it major strategic importance.  It is supposed that the fortified town and its attendant settlements were built by Bosnia’s King Stjepan Tvrtko I in 1383. Now it is well preserved stone made town with Fortress and stone walls on the hill abeve the town.

Blagaj

The Buna spring is a natural tourist attraction and one of the most visited tourist destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is not so far from the town-village Blagaj (only 7 km from Mostar) in Herzegovina.The Buna spring that is source of river Buna is one of the largest and most beautiful springs in Europe. It’s producing about 30 m3/sec. extremly clear water. Beside the spring and the cave it is located Tekke, old building built in the Balkan style.

  • Meeting point: At the lobby of your hotel
  • Tour duration: Full Day
  • Tour includes: Professional tour guide, Transfer, Enterence fees, Lunch
  • Tour does not include: any personal costs

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