Baščaršija, Sarajevo

Bosnia & Herzegovina Photography Tour

Bosnia and Herzegovina, nestled in the heart of the Balkans, boasts a rich tapestry of culture and nature that captivates visitors from around the globe. Its cultural heritage is a mosaic of influences from the East and the West, reflecting centuries of diverse interactions.

Bosnia is Paradise… I always say that paradise must be very similar to Bosnia

André Malraux

The country’s architecture showcases a blend of Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Slavic influences, evident in its mosques, churches, and medieval fortresses. Sarajevo, the capital, is a living testament to this cultural fusion, where minarets, cathedrals, and synagogues stand side by side.

Bosnia’s natural beauty is equally enchanting. Towering mountains, pristine rivers, and lush forests offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The majestic peaks of the Dinaric Alps provide breathtaking vistas, while the emerald waters of the Neretva and Una rivers invite travelers to explore their scenic valleys.

Tour INFO

Dates May 6 – 1, 2025 – Confirmed – 3 places available
Duration10 days / 9 nights
Group size6 – 8 guests
Price$5,400
Single Supplement$450
ProLuka Esenko & Jeremy Woodhouse
ArrivalSarajevo Airport
DepartureSarajevo Airport

Photography

Landscapes, cityscapes, nature, wild horses, local people, architecture and drone photography.

DIFFICULTY

We will spend a significant amount of time outdoors. There will be hikes ranging from easy to moderate on certain days. The terrain can sometimes be uneven, rocky, or slippery, so please bring comfortable walking shoes with good grip, preferably water-resistant. In the cities, we will walk around with our cameras for up to one hour at a time at a slow pace.

Hospitality is deeply ingrained in Bosnian culture, with locals welcoming visitors with open arms and treating them to traditional Bosnian cuisine, which features hearty dishes like cevapi (grilled minced meat), burek (flaky pastry filled with meat or cheese), and baklava (sweet pastry).

In addition to its stunning landscapes, Bosnia is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic town of Mostar with its iconic bridge, and the picturesque village of Počitelj.

Bosnia-Herzegovina Photography Tour ITINERARY

Arrive in Sarajevo

Arrive at Sarajevo Airport and transfer to the hotel in the historic part of the city. In the evening, enjoy a photo walk around the old Ottoman quarter known as Baščaršija. We can start our Bosnia-Herzegovina photography tour with capturing old mosques, bazaar streets, and the iconic Sebilj Fountain. Conclude the day with a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant.

Sarajevo and
Mt Bjelašnica

Today, we begin our day with sunrise photography overlooking the city of Sarajevo. The cityscape, dotted with minarets, bell towers, and modern skyscrapers, is bathed in the morning sun. After some leisure time, we will depart for Mt. Bjelašnica, specifically to Lukomir village – one of the most authentic mountain shepherd villages in the Balkans. Here, we’ll photograph ancient tombstones known as Stećci, traditional stone houses, and shepherds tending to their daily life in the mountains.

Sarajevo – Travnik – Livno

Today, we leave Sarajevo behind and head into central Bosnia-Herzegovina. Our first stop is the historic town of Travnik, known as the birthplace of Ivo Andrić, a Yugoslav Nobel Prize winner for literature, and its marvelous painted mosque. We will spend a significant amount of time here exploring the old town and visiting the mosque. If we’re lucky, we may be guided by the local Hodža. Later, we continue our journey towards the town of Livno, where hundreds of wild horses roam the vast plains of Mt. Krug.

Livno and Wild Horses

Today, we have the opportunity to experience a very different aspect of Bosnia-Herzegovina: the vast and barren landscapes of Mt. Krug and its most famous inhabitants, the wild horses. These horses were set free by local farmers generations ago when traditional farming methods were abandoned, and horses were no longer needed. Now, large herds of these magnificent animals can be photographed against the stunning backdrop of wild mountains. We will drive up in off-road vehicles, the only way to get close to them, for our photography session.

Livno – Mostar

It’s time to hit the road again. Today, we travel to Mostar, one of the most picturesque towns in the Balkans. Our hotel is located in the old town, immediately near the famous Ottoman bridge! We have the entire afternoon and evening to explore and photograph the unique architecture, the bridge, and mosques. We can capture photos of jumpers leaping from the bridge into the ice-cold Neretva River, some 80 feet below! The day will be capped off with a traditional Bosnian dinner and blue hour photography of the bridge.

Mostar and Blagaj

We’ll start the day with a sunrise photo shoot around the Bridge and the old town of Mostar. After breakfast, we’ll head to the nearby town of Blagaj to visit the source of the Buna River. This place is truly magical, with the river bursting out of the rock, creating a perfect subject for photography. An old Ottoman Tekija stands nearby, enhancing the scene. The crystal-clear river is so pure that one can drink directly from it. After lunch, we have the option to visit nearby attractions such as the town of Počitelj or the Kravice Waterfalls. Alternatively, we can return to Mostar to climb the minaret for elevated city views.

Mostar – Sutjeska NP

After a morning photo shoot and breakfast, we bid farewell to Mostar and head north toward Sutjeska National Park. Our journey will take us across the Nevesinje Plateau, a stark yet beautiful mountain area where traditional shepherds tend their sheep and cows. En-route, we may stop at an ancient Roman arched bridge before arriving in Tjentište, nestled in the heart of Sutjeska National Park. Our day will culminate with a sunset shoot at one of the park’s scenic mountain viewpoints.

Sutjeska NP and Zelengora

A full day awaits us to discover the breathtaking mountain vistas of Sutjeska National Park and Zelengora. We will delve into one of the region’s most pristine natural areas, including the Perućica primeval forest, one of the oldest forests in Europe. Our travels will lead us to multiple vantage points along the valley of the Sutjeska River. Later in the afternoon, we’ll venture to the Zelengora massif, celebrated for its lush vegetation, traditional shepherd life, and serene mountain lakes. One of these idyllic lakes will serve as the backdrop for our sunset photo session today.

Departure from Sarajevo

If time allows, we can enjoy another morning photography session in the streets of Sarajevo. Afterward, we’ll have breakfast followed by a transfer to Sarajevo Airport for your flight home. End of Bosnia-Herzegovina photography tour.

Included

Accommodation (9 nights) double/twin rooms sharing (singles available upon request), all meals, airport transfers and all transportation during the tour in air-conditioned luxury minivans (including AWD vehicles in Livno), expert guiding, photography tuition, entrance fees, and all local taxes.

Photos of Bosnia-Herzegovina