What to do and see in Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Best Places and Tips

December 25, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best top things to do in Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina including Rafting Camp Highlander, Rafting Center Drina-Tara, Tarasport, Rafting River Tara, Maglic Mountain, Pjescane Piramide Foca, Rafting Center Camp Tri Vodenice, Camp Ivona - Day Tours, Rafting Camp Divlja Rijeka, Rafting Camp DMD.

1. Rafting Camp Highlander

Mojkovacka 22, Foca 73300, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
98%
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5 based on 79 reviews

Rafting Camp Highlander

Rafting Camp Highlander is the agency specializes in adventure tourism. For more than 18 years we have been organizing a rafting tour on the rivers Tara and Drina, canyoning excursions through the Nevidio Canyon and Hrcavka Canyon, hiking and trekking excursions, mountain biking and jeep safari through the National Park Sutjeska and Durmitor. Camp is located on the right side of the Drina Canyon, with wooden bungalows, built in a mountain style. We offer our guests comfortable accommodation and free parking and WiFi, and what makes the guests always return to us is delicious homemade food made in our restaurant (organic food). After each adventure, our guests can enjoy in Camp near the fire with the sounds of acoustic music and a large selection of local and traditional specialties (lamb and veal under the hips (sac), fresh fish, hot bread, a large selection of pie and cheese, homemade cream (kajmak), prosciutto and sweet delicacies). Dear Friends, welcome to Rafting Camp Highlander!

Reviewed By tia_sergeja - Slovenia

amazing place with evetrything you need, cute little wood houses, kind owner and staff, wonderful place by Tara river... oasis of nature, peace and relaxing. delicious food!!!! not to mention organisation of rafting. in one word PERFECT!!!
wish to be back one day <3

2. Rafting Center Drina-Tara

Bastasi, Foca 73300, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
91%
Good
5%
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2%
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5 based on 260 reviews

Rafting Center Drina-Tara

Rafting center Drina-Tara is a perfect place for those who want to explore the largest canyon in Europe and the beautiful scenery preserved in two national parks-NP Sutjeska and NP Durmitor! We are easily accessible by car and public transport and we have parking provided in the center. Direct contact between wildlife and nature, family welcome, the taste of hot bread, local cheese and ham are what you'll remember us for! In addition to the best conditions, without false modesty, we are proud of the top organization and the best selected team! As many as 12 cooks prepare superb traditional meals for you with organic products from the canyon and the Tara area! Our team also includes the service of smiling waiters and the best skippers in the canyon of Tara who care about the most important-your security! Our skippers are licensed boat guides and each is backed by hundreds of descents, rafting experience in other wild waters and experience in competitive/sport rafting! Our guides and drivers of Jeeps are also experienced hunters and fishermen who grew up in these parts! Due to all this, it is clear why our entire business success is based on recommendations from satisfied customers!

Reviewed By Andrew D

We used the pickup and drop off service to get to and from the camp, was simple and good value! The camp itself is great, lovely rooms and hammocks and free wifi. The grilled meat platter is enormous, and the breakfast and lunch meals were equally filling, delicious traditional food during our 2 days 1 night stay.
One friend in our group has very poor nighttime vision, and one thing we overlooked was that the standard bungalows don't have their own bathroom - he wouldn't be able to navigate to the shared ones on his own. However, the staff were extremely accommodating in upgrading us to an ensuite room.
And the highlight: the rafting itself was a blast. They provide compulsory helmets, lifejackets and boots, and an optional wetsuit - we opted out of that one to enjoy the cold! We went in early July, so the river was quite calm, but still had some spicy moments in the white water! On the river, there are two spots where you can stop and enjoy the scenery as well. One involves a 10 meter jump into the freezing river, and another has a short walk to a waterfall, and also a makeshift bar to get some alcohol flowing. You don't even need cash money on you, as you can set up a tab with your guide. On a river, there are many periods of calm. To make these a bit more interesting, we would recommend a bottle of rakija, which was passed around our raft and enjoyed by all!!

3. Tarasport

Hum, Foca 73300, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
97%
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5 based on 121 reviews

Tarasport

TARASPORT is the company that was founded in 2007. Nature lovers who are primarily engaged in sports and other fields rafting adventure tourism and wanted to share their knowledge, experience and love with others. We are engaged in rafting, climbing, canyoning, sailing, jeep safari, family tourism, hunting tourism and visits to local attractions. All tours are organized on the basis of one-day and multiple-day arrangements with full board or half board.

Reviewed By anjavuk - Toronto, Canada

Before I begin, this review might be a bit biased given that I am from the region even though I have been living in Canada for over 20yrs. I keep going back to motherland and Tara is one of the many reasons why. For all of you Lord of the Ring Fans - the Mountains of Bosnia/Montenegro were the chosen movie scene before the ‘99 bombings so there is something to be said about the beauty here. The photos on the internet do not do it justice. Imagine rafting for 4 hours among these Mountains, taking a sip of the same water you are rafting on, peeking through these crystal clear waters, and last but not least laughing, drinking, and enjoying your ride. Skippers who control the rafts are trained and if you are up for it, they can do all kinds of things like spin the entire raft of 6-10 ppl, creating an unbelievable memory.
Key Points should you wish to participate:
- map out your travels; busy season is July and roads are not well lighten so travelling at night to the camp is not recommended ; booking your reservation in advance is recommended
- define an arrival time given that rafting usually takes place around noon until 5pm (there are breaks down the route, such as a visit to the waterfall)
-not required by recommended is a reservation package (breakfast, raft, dinner, and accommodations); food is home-made, cured meats, eggs, cheese (we love cheese), Serbian style 360 pan “sac” to roast lamb, fish, potatoes, and salads. Alcohol and coffee are not included in price. For a night with this package you are looking at 50-60eur per person but check with the camp.
- should you wish to do other excursions like a Jeep adventure and/or climb the Mountains for mesmerizing views, that can be arranged
Tarasport, especially Igor (my good friend) can help your stay be an unforgettable one!
I hope you enjoy! Safe travels!

4. Rafting River Tara

Foca 73300, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
98%
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1%
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5 based on 56 reviews

Rafting River Tara

Reviewed By BWNLUFC - Southminster, United Kingdom

Great day in the Tara Canyon with George at the helm. Great river guide with plenty knowledge to share. Best places to swim and cliff jump. Great jumper and sense of fun. His camp was perfect for such a Wilderness. Lively evening with local music,...MoreThank you so much.. We are hope the George (Djordje) will be better next time when you come. :D

5. Maglic Mountain

Maglic peak, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
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5 based on 12 reviews

Maglic Mountain

Reviewed By Alejandro T

Maglic is the highest mountain of Republik of Srpska and Bosnia and Hercegovina. Other important Mountains such as Bioc , Volujak or Trnovacki Durmitor, with Maglic create a mountain complex at North West part of Montenegro. Sutjeska river separates them from Zelengora peaks on the other side of the same river.
There are several routes to hike and reach the peak. You can also freely camping on many places around the mountain. The most famous place to stay is Trnovacko Jezero lake, which is characterized for its heart shape. I recomend to look back in the meanwhile you are facing to Maglic peak. Bring some food to do BBQ and beverages.
Don't forget that this is a high-altitude mountain and weather can change unexpectedly, so please check out the weather forecast typing the nearest village which is Pluzine.
Last thing, pay attention to the Valleys of there with a "U" shape, that indicates the previous glaciar erosion. AS you can figure out the glacier has already gone, due to the climate change.

6. Pjescane Piramide Foca

Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
46%
Good
54%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Pjescane Piramide Foca

Reviewed By Cmrlek - Sarajevo

Very unusulay attraction for the area. Extraordinary geological phenomena can be found near Dančići village not far from Miljevina. It is just by the old road to Foča not far from Miljevina coal mine - this is the shortest way to there. The road to the attraction is in very poor condition, no matter from which side you travel therefore I would strongly recommend to carefully pick the weather and the vehicle; 4x4 would be the best pick but it could be any vehicle that is not too close to the ground and with the tyre height 65+. In case you are accessing the site from Foča you should be staying strictly on the main road no matter how strange it may appear occasionally. The pyramides consist of clay, sand and gravel. They are shaped by the rain, snow, wind, ... some believe that their beauty excede those in Sedona, Arizona, US. Well, I'm lucky, I have seen now both and I would not compare them ... different in origin and size. Once you are in the area you should not miss this location. There is nothing around so bring your own water, food, coffee ... but please take all your litter with you upon your departure. Access is also free of charge but be careful where you park or how you use your car or motorcycle.

7. Rafting Center Camp Tri Vodenice

Karadjordjeva 61 | Bastasi, Foca 73300, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
78%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Rafting Center Camp Tri Vodenice

Rafting Tara Center ˝Tri vodenice˝ organises rafting on the Tara river and Drina river. Tara canyon is deepest canyon in the Europe. Also we are organising trekking tours in the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. In our camp we are preparing only domestic healthy food, domestic bread, rolls and pies, domestic yogurt, cheese and buttermilk, cream, ham, trout, wheal and lamb under the bell, soup and cookies.

Reviewed By Pete K - London, United Kingdom

Excellent place for a break from ‘the usual’ and from crowded touristy places. Tri Vodenice is meticulously kept, accommodation is spartan (two en-suite huts are currently being built) but clean (just bring your own towels), nature is unspoiled, hosts are amazing, the food is tasty...MoreThank you very much for your review. Danke :)

8. Camp Ivona - Day Tours

Bastasi Bb, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
83%
Good
4%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Camp Ivona - Day Tours

Reviewed By leylab - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The owner of Camp Ivona and his wife are the rudest and the most impolite couple that I have ever met. They scream on their guests, their attitude is negative, they disdain on people! It is incredible that are in the catering business.
Of all camps that I have been in, this one is the dirtiest. The toilets have probably not been cleaned for the entire year, guests are pissing all around because they don’t dare to enter in side! The bungalows and sheets are dirty.
They are playing very loud music until early hours, so it is impossible to sleep. If you make them comments about the noise they (Branko- the owner himself) tells you that you didn’t come here to have a sleep but to party.
During my stay, two groups of people left after having a fight with the owner.
Don’t go there! There are couple more rafting camps in the Tara river, I am so sorry that we got the worst! You have the right to choose for the money you pay!

9. Rafting Camp Divlja Rijeka

Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 7 reviews

Rafting Camp Divlja Rijeka

In the surroundings of magnificent abysses, beneath the vertical slopes over 1200 meters deep, in the place where river Tara and Piva constitute river Drina, concealed by the dense deciduous forest, oasis of calm and peace is situated - Rafting center ''Divlja Rijeka''. In this kind of environment, we offer you accommodation in wooden bungalows and traditional ethno houses, organic food made in local farms prepared in traditional way. Our specialty is organizing rafting, tracking, jeep safari, canyoning and fishing excursions along rivers and across Mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. We were among the first who began organizing Tara rafting and we are specialized for multi-day familial trips. Rafting center ''Divlja Rijeka'' is situated at the very confluence of rivers Tara and Piva, in the place where river Drina originates. ''Divlja Rijeka'' camp has its own private beach on the Drina river. All accommodation objects are positioned in natural environment and offer a view on the river and mountain. We are located 95km from the capitol city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, 140km from the capitol city of Montenegro, Podgorica and 190km from the oldest city of the region, Dubrovnik. When needed, we organize transportation of clients from surroundings and the closest airports.

Reviewed By Djordje G - Zrenjanin, Serbia

Great and very delicious domestic food from local villages - so tasty .. Staff is very friendly and when you arrive woman host drink very popular alcoholic drink whit you "Rakija"

10. Rafting Camp DMD

Bastasi bb, Foca 73300, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
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5 based on 7 reviews

Rafting Camp DMD

DMD Camp is located 4km downstream from the place of the origin of picturesque river Drina, in a beautiful valley, 20km from Foca in Republika Srpska. The camp is equipped with wooden chalets for a cosy lodging, and for those who like things a bit different, there is an option for sleeping in tents.

Reviewed By Lora V - Paris, France

We visited this camp in August and we realized that it is one of the several camps in the area. What we loved about it the evening when we arrived was the warm welcome and great service, the cozy bungalow, which was clean and smelled of fresh pine, and the rich and delicious dinner. We went rafting the next day after a wonderful breakfast and even though we had to wait a bit for our turn, it was worth it. The equipment was not as new as the other teams we saw, but it was comfortable and safe. The river is calm over this time of the year, but the nature is so beautiful. There were still several rapids that were such fun and we truly loved the adventure! Our skipper was an absolute gem and when we went back to the camp, we couldn't believe that time went so fast! Big thank you to the lovely staff who certainly went an extra mile for us!

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