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Lesser-known Europe: Intrepid launches sustainable Bosnia trip in 2023

Intrepid Travel will introduce an eight-day expedition to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2023 to allow international travellers to experience the lesser-known European destination from a responsible lens and 30 years on from the devastating conflicts in the 1990s.

Intrepid Travel will introduce an eight-day expedition to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2023 to allow international travellers to experience the lesser-known European destination from a responsible lens and 30 years on from the devastating conflicts in the 1990s.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina Expedition will offer an insight into local life with travellers able to learn how to make traditional dishes with a local couple in their Sarajevo kitchen, meet the city’s only female coppersmith and mingle with locals in the historic bazaar. 

Other highlights include a whitewater-rafting down the Neretva River, off-roading in search of wild horses at the foothills of Mount Cincar and stepping inside Josip Tito’s bunker, an impeccably preserved underground nuclear shelter from the Yugoslav era that only recently opened to visitors.

Wild horses near Livno. Image: Intrepid Travel

Intrepid is a key tour operator partner as part of a wider project with USAID Turizam and the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council to develop sustainable tourism in the country.

As a B Corp certified company, Intrepid has been brought onto the project to share its experience in destination and product development, particularly in sustainable tourism, working with local communities, suppliers and guides on the ground. 

Intrepid Travel Chief Purpose Officer Natalie Kidd said: “Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country with so much to offer international travellers, and we’re excited to work alongside USAID Turizam and the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council to change the impression of the country and create meaningful experiences.”

Learn how to make traditional Bosnian dishes. Image: Intrepid Travel

“We’re grateful to play a part in making this beautiful destination more accessible in a way that respects the history of the country, leaves a light footprint and respects and supports the local communities.”

To find out more, head to intrepidtravel.com/au