Neretva River Rafting Adventure
Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Cliff jumping: Hold your breath and leap from stone bluffs into the river, then get a feel for the powerful forces of nature by swimming around its whirling rapids.
- Adventure fuel: Start with breakfast in a Konjic restaurant. Later, then dig into a Bosnian barbecue lunch of grilled meat, veggies, and pita bread while overlooking the picturesque Rakytnica canyon.
About this Mostar tour
The din of rushing water slowly grows louder. The skipper calls out, identifying the source of the noise: A small spring is splashing down into the river ahead of you, directly in the path of your raft.
You and your fellow paddlers collectively muster up enough force to adjust course to the left, and you manage to escape the spring with just a light misting. Wiping the moisture from your face, you pause for a moment to glance up at the rocky walls around you. The light-colored stone gives way to a thick row of green trees and a line of mountains beyond.
Another yell jars you from your reverie. Your skipper is barking commands and making hurried motions with his hand. Following his gestures, you see what he's talking about – your raft is on a collision course with what they call "big water," a particularly treacherous stretch of river with the ability to overturn even experienced kayakers.
Staring down the churning white waters – they seem angry that you would even attempt to challenge them – your heartbeat quickens. Your hand tightens around your paddle as you prepare to go toe-to-toe with one of nature's wildest forces. You'll quickly find out if you're up to the challenge.
Troubled bridge over water
The Neretva River was the site of a pivotal World War II battle, when Yugoslav partisans repelled a Nazi advance at Konjic and points west. Croatian director Veljko Bulajic directed a movie about the Battle of the Neretva in 1969 starring Orson Welles and Yul Brynner. Bulajic decided to film on-site and blow up an actual bridge. Though the film's crew destroyed the bridge twice, Bulajic never got the shot: smoke from the fire blocked the camera, and he was forced to use a small-scale replica. The actual destroyed bridge still lies partially in the river as a monument to Yugoslav resistance.
Please make your way to the Spanish Square in Mostar close to the Mostar Gymnasium & Grammar School to meet our representative.
There are some great views seen along your drive. If taking pictures from the bus, turn your flash off, set your camera on manual focus, use the fastest shutter speed possible, and zoom as far as you can.
All necessary gear for Neretva River Rafting included.
This is a strenuous-activity tour and is only recommended if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back or neck problems, like a bumpy ride and can swim. Tour is not suitable if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Full Day, Adventure, Family Friendly
Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 12 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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