If you have the chance you should definitely do this trip. When you ask 'is it dangerous?', do you mean:
1. Is it a dangerous drive? or
2. Is it dangerous in general to go to Bosnia and Hercegovina?
The answer to both questions is a resounding: "No!" Perfectly safe on both fronts.
Hiring a car will give you maximum flexibility (I don't know about the bus so I will let others advise on that).
I asked if it was dangerous driving, because I heard the road signs are only in the local language, so I was worried to get lost...
About the general security, pretty much all the opinions at the forum are that the country is safe at all, even to foreigners/tourists, so I´m not afraid for that.
I was also worried if it was possible to cross the border with a hired car and if I should get any document or visa to get into the country. Could you advise me on that?
I would not worry about getting lost -- I was very impressed with how easy Bosnia is to navigate. As for the road signs, on the way to Mostar they generally just say "MOSTAR," which is reassuring. There may be some signs in cyrrilic, in which case it says "MOCTAP," though I don't recall very many if any on that route. Either way, if you happen to get lost, if you just pull over and ask someone "Mostar?", they will point you the way.
As for a visa, if you are a Brazilian citizen as your profile indicates, you can enter Bosnia visa free. Here is a list of visa free countries to enter Bosnia:
As for the rental, you need to talk to the rental car company -- it shouldn't be a problem. You will probably need to puchase the minimum car insurance for Bosnia, which last I hear is about US$40, but don't quote me on that. You may need proof of insurance both to get permission from the rental car company and to enter the country (in my case nobody ever asked, but I do think thos are the technical regs).
Have a great trip!
Well, I'll definitly do that!!!
Thaks for the great answer, you really helped me!
if you decide to hire a car, there is no need to worry about getting lost - drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar is very simple as you`re always on the main road. drive takes around 2,5 - 3 hours, depending on traffic. Drive is ok, just follow the speed limits, alot of speed traps specially in Bosnia :) Make sure to ask your rental company to provide you with all paperwork to take the car cross the border to Bosnia.
If at all possible rent a car rather than taking the bus. It will allow you to stop at neat little places like Pocitelj.
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