National Geographic Traveler - May 2012


2012 Tours of a Lifetime

By Margaret Loftus

Best Tours in Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Rafting Trifecta

Home to the rugged Dinaric Alps, one of the last primeval forests in Europe, and white water galore,Bosnia is heaven for adrenaline junkies. This adventure combines Class 2 to 4 runs on three rivers—the Tara, known as the Grand Canyon of the Balkans; the emerald green Neretva; and the Vrbas, host of the 2009 World Rafting Championships—with cultural forays into Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and Mostar.


Mostar, Bosnia

This bridge over the Neretva River in Mostar, Bosnia, known to locals as the Stari (short for Stari Most, "the old bridge") was destroyed by war in 1993, but then rebuilt with the help of the international community. This is part of a tour offered by the outfitter O.A.R.S.