The life in the Dinaric Mountains moves to the ageless rhythms of the past, and this one-day trip to Lukomir offers unique insights.
TRIP Highlights · Learn about local life from villagers · Admire the traditional dress in the Dinaric Highlands · Enjoy scenery and amazing view of the Rakitnica Canyon After an hour and a half drive beginning in Sarajevo, we arrive in Lukomir, Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain village. The traditional lifestyles of the Dinaric highlanders are still practiced here, providing a unique window into Europe’s past. Traditional dress is still worn and goes hand in hand with the more familiar signs of everyday life, such as electricity and running water.
On the edge of the village, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800m below, as well as the neighboring Obalj and Visočica mountains. We will introduce you to the villagers and you can learn first-hand how they live in this beautiful but difficult environment. Next, we hike to the Peruce Waterfall (about 40 meters tall) before returning to Gornji (upper) Lukomir.
At the end of the day, you will also have the opportunity to see and purchase local handicrafts.
Period: May through October
Days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday and by request
Activity: 2-3 hours walking
Departure: the Meeting place for the daily tours is in front of Restaurant Inat Kuca (opposite of Vijecnica City Hall) at 9:00. In front of Inat Kuca, next to the bridge, our vehicle with Green Visions sign can stop for a few minutes.
Return: Around 05:00pm
What is included: Transport from Sarajevo to location and back, coffee or tea, homemade lunch, and snacks, one English speaking, fully-equipped and experienced guide.
What is not included: Optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; souvenirs and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, etc.).
What to bring: Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes are recommended, a day pack, 1 liter of water, rain gear, sun hat, and a camera.