Get ready for breathtaking landscapes and jaw dropping places where nature and people seem to be joined in the most beautiful way to go beyond the frontiers unbeknownst to man.
Highlights: Uvac lake cruising, open air ethno museum “Old village”, the Stopica cave, Gostilje waterfall, the Uvac lake meanders, griffon vulture, vantage point, the Uvac lake canyon.
Zlatibor mountain is the most popular tourist resort in West Serbia, about 220 km from Belgrade, where we will visit unique open air ethno museum “Old village”in Sirogojno and Stopica Cave with its fantastic cave jewelry and underground river. Photo of the limestone of Stopica cave took first place on Wiki Loves Earth photo competiotion 2016! This is also a destination for a real gourmet, where you can taste prsuta (smoked ham), kajmak (a creamy cheese spread delicacy), “komplet lepinja”, tea made from mountain herbs and, of course, a shot of traditional drink “sljivovica” – plum rakia. Last stop on Zlatibor is visit to Gostilje waterfall – a favorite place of many nature lovers.
Uvac Lake Meanders – a breathtaking nature of the reserve Uvac is one of the most beautiful places in Serbia and a top destination for true nature lovers. Uvac river forms the three lakes (Uvac, Zlatar and Radoinja) and we will visit one with the most beautiful meanders, take a cruise ride tour and enjoy the view from the vantagepoint in the Uvac canyon. This place is also home to protected bird species – the griffon vulture and we are bound to see lots of these nature cleaners.
DAY ONE: Departure from Belgrade in the morning 8 AM, a ride to Zlatibor mountain with refreshment breaks. Visit to Stopica Cave and open air ethno museum “Sirogojno”, the lunch in authentic ethno surroundings. Visit to Gostilje watefall. Departure to our accommodation in apartments on the Zlatar mountain. Overnight stay.
DAY TWO: After the breakfast , the group starts the Uvac lake cruising (total cruising time is around 3 hours) or optional kayaking is available, visit to Ice cave and 2 km hike to vantagepoint (1 hour). Departure to one of the restaurants on the Uvac lake for coffee/lunch break and taking some time to round up impressions…Arrival in Belgrade in the late evening (at around 10 PM).
Equipment needed: a change of dry clothes, a hat, a sun cream, spare footwear, swimming and hiking gear…
Price per person:
270 € (1 pax), 190 € (2 pax), 160 € (3 pax), 150 € (4-7 pax), 130 € (8-20 pax)
Duration: 2 days
(10 hours total transfer time)
Departure: 8:00 am
Arrival: 10 pm next day
Pick up: Anywhere in Belgrade
Accommodation – one night in apartments
Sirogojno Ethno village and museum entrance
Stopica cave entrance
Gostilje waterfall entrance
Boat ride on the Uvac Lake (optional kayaking ) and hiking tour to the viewpoint, entrance to Ice cave
Nature reserve entrance
Meals (2 x lunch, 1 x diner, 1 x breakfast)
Our partners: Talas Travel Agency
*let us know if you have any special food requirements
** possible upgrade to hotel 4*
Operation months: April – October
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.