Lake Zavoj – a unique pearl of “Stara planina” (Balkan Mountains) National park. It was formed in 1963, when a big landslide made a natural dam, which was later finished by building an artificial dam. In this process, the villages of Mala Lukanja, Velika Lukanja, and Zavoj disappeared forever. The stone village is located 17 km from Pirot at the upper part of the Visočica river, at a spot called Visok.

Tour plan:

Departure from Niš in front of the hotel at 07:00 a.m. We travel on the single carriageway road through the Sićevo Gorge to Pirot and farther to the gorgeous Lake Zavoj and to our starting point in Pakleštica village. We prepare the equipment and arrange all details for the kayak adventure. We set out on the kayak adventure on Lake Zavoj, through wonderful meanders 7 km long. We arrive in bay of Gostuša and set out on a hiking tour that last about 30 minutes. We visit the stone village that represents a unique ambience whole, a natural and historic-cultural monument. Degustation of traditional homemade products in our host’s house with lunch break. After facultative sightseeing, we return by the same route we arrived. We pack the equipment and return to Niš. Arrival in Niš in the evening hours. The end of the program.


  • Transportation
  • Kayak
  • Guiding service
  • English-speaking guide
  • Travel organization expenses
  • Food
  • Individual expenses

Sneakers, a few pairs of socks, T-shirts, a hooded waterproof parka, sweatshirt, back up clothes and shoes, sunglasses, swimming suit, towel, a cap, suntan cream. It is 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 are 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.

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.