Discover the city of Nis and surroundings. Experience an adventure in a magnificent gorge of river Jelasnica that is recognised as a Special Nature Reserve and highly protected. The gorge of Jelasnicka river represents a unique biodiversity and is one of the most prominent gorges in the Balkans – due to breathtaking landscape, geomorphologic characteristics, natural values, a well preserved ecosystem, and exclusive flora and fauna.

Tour plan:

Departure from hotel, at 9:00 a.m. Accompanied by an experienced local guide, we head towards east, in the direction of Niska banja, and after a 30 minutes drive we arrive at the gorge of river Jelašnica (2 km long, only 30 m wide) – at the foothill of Suva planina mountain.

We start our day adventure from the central area, where there is a picnic area and a cave from which prehistoric artifacts were escavated. Our little adventure is a unique round tour of the magnificent gorge of Jelašnica. We are taking you on a circuit walk to explore the rock formations and enjoy the geomorphological shapes from proximity. From some of the best lookouts, your eyes view will reach the rims of Suva planina mountain and a village Jelašnica situated at gorge’s end.

For the end, this small adventure has something new and different for you – everyone will get a chance to try the abseiling technique (a controlled descent down a rock face using a rope) on the steep rocks of the gorge, free climbing, zip line and crossing the river with a rope system (traverse). Sounds interesting? Come along and try! Finally we go to the village to try the local cuisine.

The aim of this program is to: visit some well known landmarks that are gradually getting forgotten; return you to nature to spend some time in it; create adventure by blending a small tourist activity with an exotic destination. Following the end of our plan and program, we return to Nis via the same way we came from about 7:00 p.m.

Details:

  • Transportation
  • Tourist guide services
  • Climbing guide
  • Equipment necessary for climbing and abseiling (rappelling)
  • Travel organization expenses
  • Meals
  • Individual expenses

Sneakers or climbing shoes, a few pairs of socks, T-shirts, a hooded waterproof parka, sweatshirt, spare pants, sunglasses, a cap, suntan cream. It’s also recommended to take candy bars, nibbles, refreshing beverages and water. Put everything into a small backpack.

This program is based on at least 2 applied people. If there occurs a change on the monetary market, commodity market and services, if there is not enough travelers, the organizer retains the right to correct the price, change or cancel the program at least 3 days before the beginning of the program.

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The organizer of the trip is travel agency Nature Travel Office, licence number OTP 19/2023 issued by the Business Register Agency as of March 10, 2023. Nature Travel Office is insured by an insurance policy against responsibility for travel agencies in case of insolvency and liability in case of damage to the traveller, number 30000040045, by the insurer MILENIJUM OSIGURANJE ADO Belgrade. The policy is valid from February 13, 2024 to February 13, 2025. In this program, travel agency Nature Travel Office applies their general terms and conditions of traveling, which are included in signing up for the trip.