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Samer Hajric

I am originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo continues to be my home to this day. I'm a certified mountain guide by the Mountaineering Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina and UIAA standards (Official International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, partner of the International Olympic Committee), and have a degree in Sociology. I've been guiding Green Visions mountain trips for 24 years now. When not leading trips, I am involved in the development of new outdoor adventure itineraries.

Exodus Travels is one of the biggest companies in the UK offering different outdoor and cultural itineraries worldwide. Since Green Visions is Exodus local partner for Bosnia and Herzegovina, we run five different programs for Exodus Travels. I am through the season mostly involved in leading their Hiking in Bosnia & Snowshoeing in Bosnia programs. As recognition for my "hard" work, I was honored to be elected as the best Exodus Leader for 2013 in a competition of more than 800 Exodus worldwide leaders.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I climb the mountains for more than two decades now and through all these years had a chance to hike pretty much all around the world.

However, a special place in my life has the mountains of the Dinaric Alps which I would love to share with the rest of the world. This mountain chain stretches through the Balkan peninsula, from Slovenia to Macedonia. The central part of these mountains is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, my home.

I specialized in hiking & trekking during summer in this beautiful "playground", but winter activities such as snowshoeing are also something I run very often in the winter season."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Totally accidentally.

I joined a group of (at that time) a very young group of enthusiastic people who established a company called Green Visions. The idea was to share Bosnian nature with people around the world. By that time the company grew into a respectful tour operator, who cooperated with some of the biggest names in the tourism industry.

I'm very pleased I was a part of this amazingly joyful and enthusiastic team from the beginning and for all these years."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2006 I spent two months in Japan, which offered completely different cultural experience from any other, even until today. Having a chance to Tour through Central and Southern Japan, was definitely an unforgettable experience, visiting some of the most interesting destinations in that part of the country.
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Samer is part of the following groups: Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Agents
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Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina | May 28 - Jun 4, 2024

Gary
Gary Y.
Oakland, CA | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2024
Did a solo 1 week trip to Bosnia, accompanied by a guide. My guide Samer was a wonderful resource. He communicated promptly during our planning of the trip, and offered very useful suggestions in helping me put together a 1 week itinerary that included all of my interests. Samer also drove and accompanied me on the trip, and was an informative, pleasant, and professional companion throughout. Best of all his passion for Bosnia was contagious and peaked my interest for a future more... Read more

Did a solo 1 week trip to Bosnia, accompanied by a guide. My guide Samer was a wonderful resource. He communicated promptly during our planning of the trip, and offered very useful suggestions in helping me put together a 1 week itinerary that included all of my interests. Samer also drove and accompanied me on the trip, and was an informative, pleasant, and professional companion throughout. Best of all his passion for Bosnia was contagious and peaked my interest for a future more lengthy trip. I should mention that Samer's speciality is guiding hikes in the mountain, and as this is also a passion of mine we were well matched.

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Samer Hajric
Local specialist in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Replied on Jun 07, 2024

Dear Gary,
Thank you so much for such nice words and wonderful feedback.

I enjoyed our tour and the hikes we did together.
Hope this is not the last time you visit our area and until some next opportunity,
All the best and stay safe!

Samer Hajric

Bosnia in June, a hiker paradise
Bosnia and Herzegovina | Jun 14 - Jun 21, 2021

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Gil e.
Solon, OH | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021
It is some months after the trip when chaos life prevented me to from thanking samer for a wonderful trip.
Samer waited for me on arrival and drove me to the very nice city hotel.
I enjoyed my city walk and then it was off the mountains.
The trail were a chalange but doable. Tons of wild life , pleasant conversation and peace. The 2nd half of the trip was a different guide. The snake charmer who showed me snakes.
The stay was in nice locations, the food everywhere was amazing.
The team was...
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It is some months after the trip when chaos life prevented me to from thanking samer for a wonderful trip.
Samer waited for me on arrival and drove me to the very nice city hotel.
I enjoyed my city walk and then it was off the mountains.
The trail were a chalange but doable. Tons of wild life , pleasant conversation and peace. The 2nd half of the trip was a different guide. The snake charmer who showed me snakes.

The stay was in nice locations, the food everywhere was amazing.
The team was ecomodating with my changing whims. I walked around 8 hours a day which is exactly what I asked for. It was a perfect tailor made trip and which it can go on. They were also effective in getting covid tests.
Communication with samer was easy via the kimkim app.
Can I give 6 stars for this trip?
Bosnia in June is divine.

Cheers. Gil from cleveland.
Note that I love travel and this is my 70th country. I consider bosnia as top 10.

Local specialist: Samer Hajric
Samer
Samer Hajric
Local specialist in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Replied on Sep 19, 2021

Dear Gil,
Thank you so much for such nice words and wonderful feedback.

I really enjoyed the first part of the tour and the hikes we did together, as much as you did.
Hope this is not the last time you're visiting our area and until some next opportunity,

All the best and stay safe!

Samer Hajric

Hike the Via Dinarica from Bosnia to Montenegro - 8 Days
Bosnia and Herzegovina | May 22 - May 25, 2019

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Doron E.
Farmingdale, NY | Reviewed on May 27, 2019

The only thing we didn't like about our trip was that it was over.
Stunnigly beautiful mountains and villages, fresh water, cozy cabins and delicious food.
Our guide Samer was not only a true professional but also a wonderful person we really enjoyed spending time with. Highly recommended and we look forward to coming back.

Local specialist: Samer Hajric
Samer
Samer Hajric
Local specialist in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Replied on May 27, 2019

Hello Doron,
Thank you very much for great words.

I truly enjoyed the tour we did, from many different reasons, my first hiking tour of the season, weather and most of all the company.

Have a great time in Mostar and hope our paths will cross again.
All the best.