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An ultimate rafting on the Neretva River

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If you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, always searching for new rafting opportunities, you are on the right page to discover one of the top 10 European destinations for paddlers. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, in general, there is no shortage of whitewater rafting possibilities, but the biggest crowd-pleaser is, for sure, the divine Neretva River. Renowned for its deep & scenic canyon, challenging cascades and pristine landscapes, this mind-boggling river often gets credit as the top spot for whitewater rafting in Europe. Whether an expert, intermediate rafter or perhaps daring first-timer, here is why you should try an ultimate rafting on the Neretva River.

Take-your-breath-away canyon

Just a short distance from the town of Konjic (60 km from Sarajevo), the upper part of the Neretva River offers some of the most exciting rafting opportunities for all nature and adrenaline lovers. In total, there is 25 km of trails through this take-your-breath-away canyon, from Glavatićevo to the Džajići Village. During 5 hours, besides rafting, high-thrill seekers will have a chance to cliff dive and swim. For those interested in more relaxing & peaceful pleasures, they will also have an occasion to chill on some small beaches. Through the Neretva River Canyon with its stunning waterfalls and challenging cascades, a whole new world of pure nature unfolds. So, pure that even water is drinkable and you will want to scoop up a handful to taste it.

Indulge in adventure

During the trail, there will be a lot of splashy adventures when both pro and novice adventure seekers will hear their heart beating faster, but there will be also others with complete relaxation. As you will notice, it is impossible to stay indifferent towards the mesmerizing beauty of magnificent sceneries. Boasting both adrenaline-rushing as well as serene moments, the ultimate rafting on the Neretva River is a chance to indulge in adventure on one of the top 10 rushing watercourses in Europe. If you are more into night rides, in the northern region of Bosnia & Herzegovina, there is another top-class destination for you – rafting under the stars on the Vrbas River, not far Banja Luka, second biggest city in the country. Or if you are a top-notch adventurer, looking for the extreme adrenaline in the untouched wilderness, there is nothing better than canyoning the Rakitinica River, Europe’s most unexplored canyon.

Rafting in the Neretva Canyon
Rafting in the Neretva Canyon
Glavatičevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rafting in the Vrbas Canyon
Rafting in the Vrbas Canyon
Tijesno, Ljubačevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Konjic
Konjic
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Ljiljana Krejic

Ljiljana Krejic

I am Ljiljana, from Bosnia & Herzegovina. Being a journalist, I can't escape from that perspective when travelling. My mission is to make you explore the last Europe’s undiscovered gem.

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