Blessed with medieval villages, crystal clear rivers and lakes as well as the Dinaric Alps, our Bosnia and Herzegovina tours leave travellers wanting more of this picturesque country which forms part of the Balkan Peninsula.
Our Bosnia and Herzegovina tours take you on an enthralling journey through its capital city of Sarajevo, a compact city based along the banks of the Miljacka River and we'll visit some of its popular attractions such as the Stari Most - a reconstructed medieval arched bridge in the city of Mostar and so much more.
Bosnia tours are extremely popular, in fact, the World Tourism Organisation estimates that it will have the third highest tourism growth rate worldwide from 1995 to 2020.
If you want to know more about Bosnia and Herzegovina and its beauty, or need accurate visa information, contact the Bosnia and Herzegovina tourism board for assistance.
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Formerly a war zone, Bosnia & Herzegovina is now a safe country to visit and crime levels are generally low.
The currency used in Bosnia & Herzegovina is the convertible mark, which is divided into 100 pfenigs or fenings.
The best time to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina is May, June and early September, as the temperature is cooler, and the conditions are perfect for hiking. February and March are ideal for skiing and winter activities.
Many Bosniaks are Muslim, but there is almost no local culture for wearing Islamic dress. Tourists can wear casual attire but should choose conservative clothing when visiting mosques or religious sites.
The tap water is safe to drink, and you should keep a water bottle to fill up with free mineral water at several roadside springs.
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.
Anthony has been amazing throughout my planning of my tour. He has been very quick in replying to my emails and always answering with everything I wanted to know.
I look forward to hopefully planning my next trip through him next year!
Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.
Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.
Dial Code: +387
Area: 51,197 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Bosnia & Herzegovina is the Adriatic Sea 0m | The highest point in Bosnia & Herzegovina is Maglic 2,386m (7,828 ft.)
Population: 3,503,554 (2018)
Government: Federation, Republic, Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic, Federal republic
Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
This country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe is sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina and is often informally known as Bosnia. The capital and the largest city is Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is an almost landlocked country. It has a narrow coast at the Adriatic Sea alongside the town of Neum.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast. The landscape is mountainous in the central and eastern interior, the northwest is moderately hilly, and the northeast is mainly flatland.
The inland, Bosnia, is a larger region with a moderate continental climate with snowy, cold winters and hot summers. Herzegovina, on the southern tip, has a Mediterranean climate with plain topography.
There are three main ethnic groups including the Bosniaks, the largest group, the Serbs and the Croats. A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina is usually identified in English as Bosnian. The minorities consist of Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, Roma and Turks.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most frequently visited countries in the region and is believed to have the third highest tourism growth rate in the world. The country is known for its cultural heritage, winters sports, cuisine, architecture and natural environment.
The country has a bicameral legislature and a three-member presidency composed of a member of each ethnic group. The central government's power is highly limited and there are two autonomous entities. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is complex and has 10 cantons.
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