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How to Visit the Kravice Waterfalls (Kravica Waterfalls), Bosnia

The Kravica Waterfalls (often referred to, wrongly, as the Kravice Waterfalls) are the coolest activity in all of Bosnia. Sure, Sarajevo is pretty fun, and no doubt there are lots of things to do in Mostar nearby, and it’s a gorgeous little town, but the Kravica Waterfalls are something else. They were actually the main reason I visited Mostar as I was so desperate to check out the Kravice waterfalls nearby (I’ve since fallen in love with Mostar, but I digress).

The only problem with the Kravice waterfalls are that they were an absolute nightmare to find, at least when I went. It’s true that they’re only 40km or so from Mostar but driving yourself is almost not an option. So how do you go about getting to the Kravice Waterfalls? Let me help

Kravice Waterfalls
Kravice Waterfalls

What are the Kravice Waterfalls?

Deep in the Bosnia heartlands lie the Kravic a Waterfalls, on the Trebizat River. The waterfalls themselves are about 25m high (80 feet), and they are becoming ever more popular year by year as the word gets out. Now they have a campsite, a rope swing and even a cafe! When I first visited in 2012, there was none of that, and only about 3 people there. Times change quickly in the tourism world!

Kravice Waterfalls
Kravice Waterfalls

Where are the Kravice Waterfalls?

In Southern Bosnia. About 40km south of gorgeous Mostar.  Check out the google map here:

How to get to the Kravica Waterfalls?

The closest city of note is Mostar, Bosnia. But no public transport will take you to the waterfalls. So you can either take a taxi from Mostar (that’s what I did), they will wait for you and come back. Or you can book a day-tour from Split, Dubrovnik or Mostar. The tours add a couple more stops too, so it’s the best option these days.

Mostar to Kravice: TOP-TIP: The best way these days is to take a tour from Mostar to the waterfalls. The tour includes 3 ancient Bosnian cities and the waterfall, all for $50

Sarajevo to Kravica and Mostar: If you’re day-tripping from Sarajevo to Kravica, then it’s about $95 for a tour. That also includes a trip to Mostar!

Kravica Waterfalls
Kravica Waterfalls

My personal experience visiting the Waterfalls in Bosnia

When I first visited in 2012, there are no google maps for Bosnia, which is mental but true! So my iPhone and MacBook couldn’t bail me out of this one. I had planned to rent a car (no international license), then a motorbike (no license at all!) and then a bloody bicycle in the hope that I could go myself, but after speaking to around 10 people in Mostar I finally gave up on the idea.

The best way to get to Kravice waterfall is by taxi or tour. I’m a staunch independent traveller but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and this is one of those times.

A taxi from Mostar to Kravice waterfalls, with the driver waiting for you for an hour or so, will cost around 40 Euro ($50) for the taxi, which is an exorbitant amount in a cheap country like Bosnia, but what can you do?! Nothing.

More than just a trip to the waterfall?

Alternatively, if you pay 60 Euro ($73) you can get a day tour with a taxi, which will take you to 4 places – a hidden underground Bosnia airport hangar from the war, Blagaj and its Dervish monastery and Medugorje with its hilltop fort. Those prices are per taxi, not per person, so go find a friend or two and it’s not so expensive.

When you arrive at Kravice though, it’s really amazing. A large lake surrounded in waterfalls, with only a handful of people there. It’s free to enter, and although the water is freezing, you have free reign to wander everywhere. The waterfalls, through a series of about 20 falls, 25m and it’s a great way to knock the Bosnian hangover on the head!

Swimming in a Bosnian waterfall, that’s not something I’d ever expected to do, yet it was one of the coolest things I’ve done in the Balkans. Don’t miss it guys. Happy travels!

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Me at the falls
Kravica Waterfalls
Kravica Waterfalls

 

Final things to remember about visiting the falls

Kravica Waterfalls Ticket prices:

October to May €53, June and September €4, July and August €5

Kravice Waterfalls Opening hours:

The ticket office is open 8am until 8pm. But the waterfalls never ‘close’. 

Best time to visit Kravica Waterfall?

Bosnia follows European seasons. So winter can be 0 degrees and freezing. Late spring until early Autumn/Fall is best.

Can you swim at the falls?

100% YES! It’s fresh water though, so it can be super chilly. That’s great in the summer, not so great in the Spring, Fall or Winter.

Facilities there?

Parking (1 Euro). And now 3 restaurants and a bar. And (sadly?) even WifFi now.

Kravice Waterfalls Mostar
Kravice Waterfalls Mostar

 

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23 thoughts on “How to Visit the Kravice Waterfalls (Kravica Waterfalls), Bosnia

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  3. Absolutely worth going. My sister and I went to this awesome God’s creation. Got a taxi right across St
    James Church ( our guide talked to the driver) and paid only $20.00. He waited for us and in return we bought him coffee and snack.

    1. Hi Linda,

      How long do you need there in terms of time? I have factored in about an hour – does that sound right?

      Thanks,
      Amir

  4. I expect things were different when you first posted this article. I visited Kravica 6 weeks ago by car on a road trip from Germany to Montenegro. It’s very easy to find along perfectly good roads, just take road 513 from Mostar to Ljubuski and turn left onto national road 6. After a few minutes you reach the turn off (right) for Kravica, it’s well signposted. I also used Google Maps all the way through Bosnia, no problem.

    If you don’t have your own car, there are several good car hire agencies in Mostar. It’s also easy to reach from the Dalmatian coast. Kravica is practically next to the (current) end of the Croatian toll road which will eventually go all the way to Mostar and Sarajevo.

    If you want to visit Kravica, I would recommend to go sooner rather than later. It’s an absolutely beautiful place and swimming and climbing through the waterfalls was fantastic when I went. However, it’s getting quite busy and is being developed as a major tourist attraction with a huge car park at the top. As it’s not a big area like Plitvice or Krka national parks in Croatia, it may retain its beauty with even more visitors but it will certainly lose its charm.

  5. Hello, we are going to Medjugorje in May and we want to checkout Kravica Falls since it is only 40km away from Medjugorje, does anyone please know the cost of hiring a taxi to go to Kravice Falls and back to Medjugorje? Or, is there a half day tour from Medjugorje to Kravice Falls? What are our options to get to Kravice Falls from Medjugorje? Please share your ideas. Thank you kindly.

    1. Hello Jasmy,
      I can drive you there for 60 Euros
      For more details
      My contact number is 0038761491504

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  7. Hey,

    You mention that there’s a taxi for about 60 USD that does a day tour of the Waterfalls and Dervish house (Buna River). Could you tell me what the taxi company is?

    Can we book on the spot or do I need to book in advance?

  8. I currently live in Bosnia and would highly recommend the tour to the falls. We’ve done it at several different times of the year and it was good all year round. Of note, the falls are even more difficult to find now as they have just recently opened the new highway nearby so a lot of the old exits and pathways have been changed. But well worth the trip. Also, if you are going via Mostar, the artist village of Pocitel is a nice place for lunch (destroyed during the war, but now rebuilt. Artists are given small places there to do their work. As yet, pretty much undiscovered.

    1. Hello! I’m brazilian and i’m going to the falls by myself, probably i’ll rent a car. Do you know the best road to get there nowadays?

    2. Hi, will be setting off for my road trip shortly. Can you kindly give me a contact of a person who could take me on a tour (does it include blagaj and the falls?) and at what cost?

      That would be great 🙂

  9. Just wondering what time of year you were actually there. We are planning on going in September… but I am thinking there might not be enough water.
    Dee

  10. Hi Johnny

    Do you happen to know which companies offer the day tour with the taxi?

    I really want to get out to Kravice as only in Bosnia for a week.

    Cheers

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