If you decide to book this private excursion to Neretva Valley you will have opportunity to discover the western area of Dubrovnik - Neretva County. Neretva Valley is full of flora, fauna and history. You will have opportunity to visit Ornithological Museum in Metković and Archeological museum Narona. While cruising on the river Norin you will be able to enjoy in the pure nature and peaceful area.
Departure from Dubrovnik in the morning with a guide. Prior arriving to Metković break in Neum, the only town in Bosnia and Herzegovina located on the coast. After a short break, continue your journey to Metković.
Upon arrival in Metković, start to visit the Ornithological Museum. The ornithological collection in Metkovic is opened in 1952 thanks to dr. Dragutin Rucner, an ornithologist from Zagreb. In the museum you can see one of the largest collections of its kind in Europe. It contains more than 340 exhibits, among which are specimens of 218 species of birds of 310 species recorded so far on the Neretva.
After visiting the museum, go for a ride with boats on the river Norin which flows into the Neretva River. While driving, you can see all the diversity of vegetation of Neretva valley and observe numerous species of birds. Upon boat ride you have free time for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you will visit the Archeological museum. The museum was built over Augusteum, a temple dedicated to the divine Augustus. The most representative examples of many years of archaeological finds exhibited in the permanent collection of the museum. Total is exposed to about 900 findings (statues, pottery, jewelry, glass, money ...) with various locations in Narona, and they date from the end of the 3rd century BC. to the 15th century AD. Museum is divided into indoor and outdoor part. In the outer part in front of the museum building there are exposed fragments and parts of the ornaments of the temple and the forum. Exhibition Hall is located on the site of the temple, where the statues of emperors and imperial family are exposed. The archaeological material is exposed in five showcases in which are materials from various locations around the museum.
After completing the tour of the museum, continue towards the Bacina Lakes. Bacina Lakes are a collection of lakes in Bacina city. The lakes are relatively small, but are among the most interesting phenomena in karst hydrography.
After a short break at the lake, return to Dubrovnik.