Area of natural beauty

National park Sutjeska is the largest and oldest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in this part of Europe, but certainly the most beautiful and most diverse one. Surely it deserved to gain status of a protected nature reserve.The oldest National park covers area of more then 16 000 hectares. And the most of this park is covered forest and pastures.

NP Sutjeska is famous for the Partisan victory over the Germans in WW II and there are large stone monuments commemorating the event.

Bosnian highest peak ‘Maglic’ belongs to this park.This mountain is a guardian of one of the largest prime forest in Europe, Perucica. It is considered that Perucica is older then 20 000 years. The significance and a worth are reflected in forest richness and some of them are no longer in Europe.Mountain plateau at 1668 meters above sea level, and is also one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the National Park “Sutjeska”.

Zelengora offers an active vacation, but this is primarily a vacation for the soul.Clear lake, collecting herbs, berries and mushrooms are just some of the activities that are like an exhaust valve for a man, and express his return to the lost peace of mind.At the very bottom there is a famous waterfall called Skakavac (Grasshopper). The Sutjeska River has carved a impressive valley through the park.

Eight glacier lakes on Zelengora mountain, and they are known as “Mountain eyes”. There are impressive canyons of Sutjeska, Jabucnina and Hrcavka

In this park you can feel and see the beauty of nature; the roar and the magical silence of the forests, the sound of crystal clear rivers and streams, an eagle and a wild call, …

Tjentiste

Tjentiste is place located in the canyon of Sutjeska River. Tjentiste got the name from the Latin word ‘tent’ because of the traders and merchants who stopped there and spend a night to rest.

In this place a significant number of monuments are kept. Monuments called ‘stećci’ such as remains of of the church, three stone chairs, etc. Stećci are widespread in Tjentiste and its surroundings. Over 300 tombstones have been recorded in this place.

One of the famous battle was held on Tjentiste. The battle is called Case Black or Battle of Sutjeska or Operation Fall Schwarz. The military action took place during World War II and saw Axis forces attempt to rout a group of Yugoslavian forces and capture their leader. Around 20,000 partisans fought against 120,000 German soldiers and their local helpers in the Battle of Sutjeska. Over 7,000 people were killed during this battle. In memory of the Battle of Sutjeska, in the 1960 s, numerous monuments were erected in and around the Park. In 1971 a memorial complex was erected at Tjentište. In July 27, 1975, the memorial house of the Battle of Sutjeska is opened, the work of Ranko Radović.

At Tjentište there is a sports and recreation center with terrains for football, athletics, basketball, volleyball, handball, as well as an outdoor swimming pool of 16000 m².

For the last five years over the summer Tjeniste is the center of the music festival ‘OK fest’. Positive energy, great music and many good people marked this year’s fifth “OK fest”, which hosted the top names of the regional and world music scene and fulfilled the already high expectations of visitors.

For sure this place is worth visiting it.

Prijevor

Mountain plateau at 1668 meters above sea level, and is also one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the National Park “Sutjeska”.

And when we add the fact that it is also located in the foothills of the mountain Maglić, which with its 2386 meters above sea level, is the highest mountain in BiH, surely gives credibility to the previous statement of the beauty of this lookout.

Prijevor is the starting point for several hiking trails and paths, such as the paths to Maglić, along which ones can climb to the top in less than 3 hours, or paths to Trnovačko Lake, one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in the Balkans, which is also accessible in less than 3 hours walk.

At the heart of the plateau, there is a well of ice- cold drinking water, and also at the central part of the plateau there is a high watchtower, from which you can enjoy for hours in view of the surrounding range of mountains that surrounds you and gives you a feeling like you are somewhere in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

During the summer months, the entire plateau Prijevor is rich in flora,i.e.lush mountain vegetation full of specific and beautiful mountain flowers, many of which are rare and endemic species, which can be found and seen just in this region. In addition, the plateau offers a wide range of medicinal herbs, some of which can be used to make very delicious mountain teas.

And during the month of August, if you find yourself in Prijevor, you will have the opportunity to freshen up and taste juicy mountain blueberries that grow on the entire plateau.

If you decide to visit the National Park Sutjeska, make sure to visit the plateau, where you will certainly enjoy in what you have to experience and see.

Wild and untouched jungle

Wild and untouched jungle and one of the last oases of nature in Europe. The most precious and the biggest pearl of NP Sutjeska natural treasure in Perucica. For centuries it has been resisting to civilization and human desire to conquer her due to material interests. While that may be so, but through centuries her inaccessibility was her biggest defense and in 1952, Perućica was pronounced a strictly protected reserve of nature, like one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe.

When you arrive at the „Dragošsedlo“ viewpoint, where you can see 13 000 hectares of brutal and clean nature, it is experience on its own, but when you look deep into the profound and see unreal image of wild beauty and waterfall „Skakavac“, and how it falls down along vertical rocks in length of 80 meters with all its force. It`s a breath taking sight, and definitely amazing. And when you thought how phenomenal it would be to go under the waterfall in that moment, you awaken the adventurer gene and spirit, that all of us carry deeply buried inside ourselves. A view from Dragossedlo to Skakavac is memorable, a captivating sight that is a symbol of the landscape.

How from huge down thrown rotten tree a new life begins and how a thin new tree battles with 50 meter highlanders, a few centuries old, for their place under the sun can’t be written, it has to be seen. To go deep into the heart of the jungle and to put a crown on that effort by a shower under the waterfall, while thousands of icy drops fall on you like frost, is truly unforgettable experience of a lifetime The primeval forest is a strictly protected area and along with those principles, during your visit, we must behave with respect and must not ruin what Mother Nature unselfishly gave to us.

Beautiful and adorable

Green Mountain… With spring greenest… But in the early fall, her gown is changing and slowly takes rosy yellow color , which , as it gives the fatigue of the invisible but constant struggle against all harsh climate, brought by new age. But in spite of all, this kind of green oasis provides a perfect haven to escape from the asphalt desert, which grows over time, arrogantly devouring everything that gets in its path of growth.

Zelengora is one of the most beautiful mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina.“mountain eyes” – clear glacial lakes, located in the very bases of its peaks made by God’s hand are a paradise for nature lovers. Orlovačko Lake- rich in fish, and attracts many types of fishermen to its shores every day and testing their luck. Crno jezero (Black Lake) – oval-shaped, of 80 m in length and 1-1.5 m in depth. The shoreline is swampy, with black mold covering not only the coast but the bottom as well, and therefore the name Black Lake. Those are just two of 8 lakes known as ‘mountain eyes’.

Zelengora offers an active vacation, but this is primarily a vacation for the soul. Hiking, walking, biking along arranged and marked trails, swimming in one of the crystal -clear lake, collecting herbs, berries and mushrooms are just some of the activities that are like an exhaust valve for a man, and express his return to the lost peace of mind.

We recommended as an ideal destination for a family holidays, away from the noise and bustle . For nature lovers this is the a very favorable destination from the financial aspect too. A place that takes a little bit, and in turn gives a lot. The place where batteries are recharged fastest…

Emerald green beauty

At the bottom of Maglic Mountain, at an altitude of 1520 meters, lies one of the last jewels of unspoiled nature in its emerald green beauty.
We start from Tjentište with our off-road vehicles to primeval forest Perucica, where we take a quick look at the last beauty in Europe before continuing on to Prijevor. After an easy two hour walk from Prijevor to Suha jezerina, followed by a half an hour medium difficulty climb, we arrive at the lake.
When you get there, you will see an unbelievable sight, forget your tiredness, and realize that the effort was worthwhile – a huge, crystal clear and dark green lake, and on its mirror-like surface, you can see the surrounding mountains.

Like sights from the Swiss Alps! When you take a look around on these mountains that surround the lake, you have the feeling that they are tasked to protect the lake with their strong shoulders and hide this jewel of nature.
The nature that surrounds the lake offers many possible tours and climbs. Climb to Maglic Mountain, the highest peak in BiH at 2386 meters in altitude, is the most attractive. The path that starts from the lake to the top is one of the easiest directions to climb on Maglic, and most mountain lovers choose this route. The average lake temperature is 20°C plus,and although the lake altitude is 1520 meters, combined with mountain sun allows all day swimming and refreshing. Not to mention the lake is rich with fish and fishing possibilities are inexhaustible (after paying fishing permit to local guard). It is no wonder why during the summer tourist season,hundreds of tourists, campers and fishermen visit the lake. If you want to visit this untouched jewel of nature, at least for few hours, be sure you won’t regret.

Mystical and unknowable

Giant Mountain of 2386 meters above sea level and is also the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Maglić is the highest peak in BiH and one of the most attractive destinations which attracts nature lover during the whole year. But also attracts other enthusiasts of untouched nature from the world. Beautiful landscapes, endemic plants and animals are something that won’t be forgotten. It is hard to describe Maglic beauty, that’s why it is the best to come and visit. Located in the most beautiful part of the National Park Sutjeska, in the eternal symbiosis with one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, Perucica, makes this destination one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the said park. Maglic, known as the foggy mountain whose top is mostly covered with fog is also a guardian of one of the largest prime forest in Europe, Perucica. During the summer tourist season and good weather, when the giant turns into a benign and generous mountain, hundreds of hikers, adventurers and nature lovers move to conquer its peaks, and the mountain giant generously accepts them to its benevolent bosom. Mountain which is really worth a visit, experience and try to conquer. And if you’re a true fan of the peaks and mountains, and if you want to test the limits of your capabilities, and to try to register the more than one win in your life, Encijan adventure team is at your service… Everything from experienced mountain guides, to perfect organization of the equipment and utility vehicles.

This mountain is a truly unforgettable experience.

Canyon Hrcavka

Canyons can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty. A wide variety of canyoning routes are found throughout the world, and canyoning is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

Between the mountain ridge of the mountain Zelengora at an altitude of 1570 meters springs Hrcavka River. This river belongs to Foca, actually to NP Sutjeska and with its flows through the confluence of the Sutjeska River at an altitude of 530 meters.

Hrčavka is the largest tributary of Sutjeska and the altitude difference from the source to the confluence in the Sutjeska is about 1000 meters.

Hrcavka Canyon is one of the last discovered canyons in Europe and by its very nature is wild and intact. The passage through the canyon is traced with two times the length of about 13 km and the passage through the canyon can take between 4 h-6 h.

Hrcavka Canyon is covered with rocks on both sides up to 200 meters high. If you want to swim be ready for a old but clean water.

The canyon itself is quite demanding and it is necessary to use the alpinistic equipment as well to swim and jump from rocks.

Basic Information

The total area of NP “Sutjeska” is 175 square kilometers

Maglic (2386 meters) is highest peek located in NP “Sutjeska”, also highest peek in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prime-forest Perucica, the biggest prime forest in Europe is located in NP “Sutjeska”.

Rich variety of flora and fauna.

The battle of Sutjeska (WWII) memorial monument.

Foca (located in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina); Sarajevo (located in central Bosnia and Herzegovina); Trebinje( located in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Sarajevo International Airport (B&H); Podgorica International Airport (MNE); Dubrovnik International Airport (CRO)

What our dear guests had to say

Aleksandra
Aleksandra
2021-07-13
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PRICELESS !!! We were delighted first time we came here, and second we were overwhelmed again. Encijan is arranged and clean but still wild, without exaggerating - a real fairy tale. Tara, one of the most beautiful river I have ever seen, here is unreal, almost like emerald. People and service were excellent all the time and we felt like home. Just imagine yourself deep in the highest river canyon in Europe , surrounded with untouched nature and peace. One is for sure, this atmosphere and scene you will never forget. Unique place and people and much more 🙂
Milana L
Milana L
2021-06-22
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So great When I decided to go rafting with my boys and friends, I expected beauty, but now I was thrilled. The camp is beautiful. The service is top notch. Great food. A great skipper on rafting. I would recommend it to anyone who loves untouched nature, relaxing by the river and the chirping of birds and a real Tara experience. We will definitely come again.
Ivana Petkovic
Ivana Petkovic
2021-06-19
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Raj za ljubitelje prirode Nestvarno mesto uz samu reku Taru! Prelepa priroda, neverovatna reka i boje koje okruzuju kamp. Ljubazno osoblje, raznovrsna i ukusna hrana! Profesionalni skiperi, osoblje na usluzi 24h. Domaćinska atmosfera i dobar provod! Sve preporuke!
Kristina K
Kristina K
2021-06-08
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The most amazing place I have been going to this camp 4 years in a row now with my friends... This is the most amazing place, beautiful camp - like from the fairytale 🙂 Nature is unreal, view and the river also. Food in the camp is the best food we ever had, you can't buy this in any restaurant 🙂 Definitely we will be going again and make visits traditionally once a year at least!
Marko
Marko
2021-05-24
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We'll be back Apsolutno bez ikakve zamerke na bilo šta. Domaćin je, pre svega, gospodin. Osoblje je prijatno, sve je laganica, bez ikakve frke i žurbe, što apsolutno i priliči ovakvom mestu. Stvoreno za opuštanje. Hrana je odlična, smeštaj i kućica u kojoj smo bili uredni i čisti. Definitivno se vraćamo, možda čak i jako brzo.
Darko D
Darko D
2021-05-23
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Darko Odlicno mesto za odmor i beg od urbanog zivota... Rafting sa obucenim skiperima se pretvara u pravo zadovoljstvo posle prvog zaveslaja... Hrana preeedobra, usluga i atmosfera takodje... Vidimo se ponovo...
Dino Sehic
Dino Sehic
2020-09-08
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Unforgettable rafting Beautiful nature, great hosts, delicious food, positive energy all around ... For true lovers of untouched nature and its hidden beauties on the way out of the Tara canyon, a camp that rests both soul and heart. Beautiful people who will welcome you and recharge your batteries with their positive energy. All in all, rafting to remember and a desire to come back again.
Jana T
Jana T
2020-08-25
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Vraćaćemo se! Prvi put sam u Encijan došla kada sam imala 9 godina. 15 godina kasnije - i dalje se vraćam. Možda je dovoljno reći da se desilo da mi je pao rođendan na vikend kada smo u kampu i da gazda, kada je to saznao, angažovao ljude da mi donesu tortu u kanjon. Milan Šerpas i ekipa učine da svako ko dođe odluči da obavezno dođe još jednom, ili bar preporuči drugima da posete. Smeštaj je udoban i čist, Milan uvek vodi računa da na najbolji način rasporedi goste po njihovim potrebama. Smeštajne jedinice su od 3 do 7 kreveta, uglavnom bungalovi. Toalet i tuševi su odvojeni od jedinica, ali ih ima veliki broj te je čekanje zaista svedeno na minimum. Volela bih da dočaram oduševljenje moje ekipe hranom, ali ću ipak ostaviti da se još neko sam iznenadi. Bitno - raspon i izbor su ogromni, niko neće ostati gladan a i ukoliko iz bilo kojih razloga ne možete da jedete nešto iz tog izbora, oni vam uvek dodatno spreme nešto. A obradovaće vas i krofnama! Mesta za odmor i opuštanje ima i više nego dovoljno - od hamoka, preko ležaljki, stolova sa stolicama na više mesta u kampu. Vaše je samo da nađete šta vam se najviše sviđa. Spust niz reku je sjajan, nekad dinamičniji u zavisnosti od doba godine (jul-avgust je najniža i najmirnija voda; april-maj najviša i najbrža). Skiperi su jako iskusni i fenomenalni momci. Spust kao spust nije opasan što svedoči da sam ja išla sa 9 godina a moja sestra sa 5. Dobija se kompletna oprema i uz slušanje instrukcija koje daje skiper - nema opasnosti ni za najmlađe. Posle večere često bude svirka sa muzikom uživo, kamp ima svoje ozvučenje a vrlo često i gosti nose svoje zvučnike te može i da se proveseli uveče. Upaljena je logorska vatra, ceo kamp je osvetljen malim fenjerima te je ambijent uveče možda i lepši nego tokom dana. Za one koji bi ranije legali i žele kompletan mir preporučujem da traže smeštajne jedinice bliže toaletima a dalje od šanka/kuhinje/centralne vatre. Kamp se nalazi na samom početku dela koji je predviđen za spust i u tu tačku dolaze ljudi i iz ostalih kampova, tako da ne dozvolite da vas razočara što se najduže vozite dok drugi brže stižu. Vaša nagrada je da ujutru ne morate u opremi da se vozite do početne tačke, već samo sednete u čamac i krenuli ste. Šanse su da ćete na par dana zaboraviti obaveze i samo se isključiti od stresa. Dolazila sam sa mnogo ljudi u životu a dobila sam samo jednu zamerku: Što smo došli samo na tri dana?
Jasmina Miljkovic
Jasmina Miljkovic
2020-08-23
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Nema bolje Već sedmi put smo muž i ja gosti ovog kampa, što govori o tome da li smo zadovoljni. A malo je reći da smo zadovoljni, jer ono što pruža ambijent, osoblje, kvalitet usluge i hrane retko gde se nalazi. Ovo mesto je naš privatni raj, beg od histerične svakodnevice i prilika za mentalni i fizički reset. Besprekoran domaćin, uvek zanimljivi gosti, a svaki sledeći dolazak je nova avantura koja pruža i više nego što očekujemo. Nema greške. Za svaku preporuku! Ivan i Jasmina Miljković, Beograd
Isidora Miljković
Isidora Miljković
2020-08-19
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Mind-blowing! Not your average, generic camp! With all due respect to other camps, there's no comparison between Encijan and others! Location of the camp is unbeatable, untouched nature all around, beautiful cabins and common place that conform to surrounding nature and a view of magnificent turquoise Tara. The staff couldn't be more polite, they really make you feel taken care of. And the food is.. WOW! And if you have some special requests regarding your nutrition (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.), you need not worry, all your wishes will be met with. August of 2020 was the second time I went to Encijan, first time with my family and this time with friends, so it's safe to say that this camp is perfect for everyone and for every occasion. And I had fun every time 🙂 In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Encijan! ♥

Attractions from our region

Bosnia and Herzegovina, a heart shaped land, has a lot to offer when It comes to tourism. Spacious mountain views, emerald green lakes, beautiful landscape and picturesque towns. West and the East meet here, so you will learn a lot about cultures, traditions and people.

Share what you have learned with your friends at Encijan’s campfire. When It comes to the tours that we organize, here are some destinations that we recommend you to visit

  • Sutjeska National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in this part of Europe, and certainly the most beautiful and diverse.
  • If you are looking for a unique and unusual adventure, dare to walk into the unknown and feel the rush of adrenaline while exploring Tara river canyon ... come with us and conquer the deepest canyon in Europe ...
  • Canyon Nevidio is one of the last discovered canyons in Europe, and It still hasn’t been fully explored. Nevidio is known for It’s wild beauty and an even more unusual name.
  • The most beautiful and largest mountain in Montenegro, which is also a national park. "Durmitor National Park" consists of a massif of Durmitor, the canyons of the rivers Tara, Sušica, Draga and Komarnica. It is known for Its picturesque breathtaking landscapes is a true place of unreal beauty

Choose your ADVENTURE !

According to our many years experience in outdoor tourism, we are able to offer you more variants from our well designed arrangements (or packages) from one day and multiple days adventures tour in our country.

We have created programs which will exceed all your expectations! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, history buff or even foodie – do not worry, we have got you covered! Choose a program that fits your personality the best and live through an unforgettable experience!

It`s your choice

  • Package that offers visit to National park Sutjeska, primeval Forest Perucica, experience rafting along Tara River, and as a crown at the end, enjoy in the view from the B&Hs tallest mountain.
  • Hiking trough one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. Jeep and photo safari trough National park Sutjeska combined with Tara River Rafting.
  • Taste rafting and experience two relaxed nights in the heart of the Canyon! Package for those who do not rush, and want to spend one more night in the Camp after rafting experience, and go back on trip home, really relaxed.
  • Trekking along most beautiful part of National Park Sutjeska, visit to Primeval forest Perucica, Prijevor plateau and swimming in emerald green Trnovacko lake at the bottom of Mt. Maglic all combined with Tara rafting

Additional information

Organic food

Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again. The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine. Our home cuisine is the main reason why our guests decide to come back again and again.

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Accommodation

Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. Furniture within the bungalow is new. Two mountain houses – chalets (each 55 m2) are fully furnished with new furniture and comprise of bathroom, kitchen and a spacious living room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms in the attic. Toilets, sinks and showers are decently furnished, immaculately clean and fully meet the needs of a modern person.Hot water is available in showers.

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How to reach us

At the border crossing of Scepan Polje, when submitting documents to border police officers, it is necessary to emphasize that you are going to the Tara canyon to Brstanovica. After completing the registration (in case you coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina turn round and turn back only 100 m, and if you are coming from Montenegro, you go only 100 m forward) where you turn off right from the main road and turn on the local asphalt road leading along the river Tara towards Brstanovica. For more information on how to get to us, see the link below.

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