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Kravice Waterfalls: Day Trips and Tours from Sarajevo

Nestled in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kravice Waterfalls make up one of the country's hidden gems. Just a couple of hours' drive from the capital city of Sarajevo, the waterfalls are an ideal destination for a day trip.

Surrounded by lush greenery, the tumbling, turquoise falls themselves are a sight to behold and are the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. If you're in the capital city, remember to arrange a day trip to Kravice Waterfalls from Sarajevo.

You will find below all the information you need before booking a jaunt to Kravice Waterfalls, one of the most breathtaking destinations for day trips from Sarajevo.

How to get to Kravice Waterfalls from Sarajevo?

Kravice Waterfalls are located in the southwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina, close to the Croatian border, in the Balkans region. It is approximately 170 kilometers away from the capital city of Sarajevo.

You can either drive or arrange a day trip to make the jaunt to Kravice Waterfalls.

From Sarajevo to Kravice Waterfalls by car

It takes just over 3 hours to make the journey to Kravice Waterfalls by car. You'll head west out of Sarajevo via the A1 and merge onto the E73. You'll pass through Mostar and travel along the R424 until the village of Ljubuški. Here, you'll merge onto the M6 and follow it towards the falls.

Guided tour to Kravice Waterfalls from Sarajevo

While the falls are difficult to reach via public transport, those without a car don't need to miss out. Instead, you can arrange a guided excursion to Kravice Waterfalls. You'll usually be picked up from your hotel around 8 AM and your tour will last between 10 and 11 hours.

How much does the entrance ticket to Kravice Waterfalls cost?

The entrance fee to Kravice Waterfalls includes admission to the monastery museum in Humac.

  • Adult: BAM20 (US$10)
  • Children (aged 7-18): BAM5 (US$3)
  • Children under 7: Free

What is the typical itinerary of a day tour to Kravice Waterfalls from Sarajevo?

While some Kravice Waterfalls day tours spend the entire day exploring the natural water feature, the majority visit other sites along the way.

You'll begin your day with a hotel pickup and travel through the winding roads of Bosnia and Herzegovina to your first location — Kravice Waterfalls. Here, you'll have time to go hiking, take a dip or simply marvel at the ethereal qualities of the falls from a distance.

You'll then travel the short distance to Poçitlej. Despite the damage that the walled town suffered during the Yugoslav wars, you can still see plenty of its original monuments. The site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Centre and is currently in the midst of a rehabilitation project.

You may also make a stop at Blagaj, which is known for its location at the spring of the Buna River.

Your final stop for the day is at the historic town of Mostar, where you'll participate in a walking tour of the Old Town. You'll see the world-renowned Stari Most bridge, which was destroyed in the war and rebuilt by UNESCO.

You'll then travel back through the charming countryside of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Sarajevo, where your Kravice Waterfalls day tour ends.

What kinds of tours are available to go to Kravice Waterfalls?

There are several options for day tours to Kravice Waterfalls, depending on whether you wish to travel privately or as part of a group.

Private tour to Kravice Waterfalls from Sarajevo

This Kravice Waterfalls day trip transports you from Sarajevo in comfort. When you reach the park, you'll have a knowledgeable guide who is dedicated to your enjoyment to show you around.

You'll witness the sheer magnitude of the falls, and you can choose to take a dip in its refreshing waters.

Day trip to Kravice Waterfalls plus Mostar, Blagaj and Poçitelj from Sarajevo

In this small-group day trip, you'll witness several of Bosnia and Herzegovina's wonders.

You'll begin by visiting the city of Mostar, which is home to the striking Jablanicko lake. You'll take a tour of the Old Town before setting off for the picturesque village of Blagaj, followed by the open-air museum of Poçitlej.

Finally, you'll make your way to Kravice Waterfalls and enjoy a swim in the icy water.

Private day tour to Kravice Waterfalls plus Mostar and Blagaj from Sarajevo

You'll journey to Kravice Waterfalls, passing by Konjic Bridge, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring its Ottoman architecture.

Continuing on, you'll appreciate the natural phenomenon of Kravice Waterfalls, followed by the historic village of Poçitlej. You'll end your day with a walking tour in the 15th-century town of Mostar before heading back to Sarajevo.

How much does a tour to Kravice Waterfalls from Sarajevo cost?

Day trips to Kravice Waterfalls that make additional stops at Mostar, Blagaj and Poçitlej cost approximately US$60.

Private day tours of Kravice Waterfalls start at US$90.

Alternatively, if you wish to take a private tour that includes Blagaj and Mostar, you'll pay upwards of US$100 per person.

Whichever tour you choose, you can expect it to include round-trip transportation, a guide and a hotel pickup.

What will you see and do on a Kravice Waterfalls day trip from Sarajevo?

Kravice Waterfalls are a natural wonder located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The falls are made up of multiple cascades, each with its own pool of crystal-clear water.

They are fed by the Trebižat River and reach heights of 28 meters, stretching 120 meters in width. Kravice Waterfalls is located in the southern stretch of the country, close to the town of Ljubuški.

The name "Kravice" means "little cow," and the falls got its name after a young calf fell in the river upstream. Despite the current and the significant drop, the cow was surprisingly found alive and well at the bottom of the waterfall.

Visitors can participate in a whole host of activities while at the falls. You can swim in the cool, freshwater or alternatively, take a boat tour if you don't want to get wet. Activity lovers will enjoy kayaking or canoeing across the wide expanse of water.

If you'd rather watch the mystical falls tumbling from dry land, you can take a picnic or sunbathe in the verdant areas surrounding Kravice Waterfalls.

What are the opening times?

  • January- February: 7 AM- 5 PM
  • March- April: 7 AM- 6 PM
  • May- September: 7 AM- 10 PM
  • October: 7 AM- 7 PM
  • November: 7 AM- 5 PM

When is the best time to visit Kravice Waterfalls?

During the spring, Kravice Waterfalls is at its most spectacular, with high levels of azure waters.

However, if you wish to swim in the falls, you may consider planning your day trip to Kravice Waterfalls during the summer months. At this time, daytime temperatures reach highs of 30 degrees Celsius.

Are there any tours to Kravice Waterfalls from other cities in the Balkans?

Yes, there are tours departing from other cities in the Balkan region:

Travel tips

  • Bring your swimsuit and towel with you on a day trip to Kravice Waterfalls, as you're permitted to bathe in the water.
  • During the summer months, Bosnia and Herzegovina experiences hot weather. Ensure you have plenty of water, sunscreen and a sun hat with you.
  • If you have limited time to spend in the country, consider participating in a combination tour that visits several of Bosnia and Herzegovina's main highlights.
  • There are restaurants and a bar at the falls, where you can purchase local, and international food, as well as beer and soft drinks.