TARA NATIONAL PARK & UVAC SPECIAL NATURE RESERVE

A fourth-day adventure in southwestern Serbia, in the region known as Starovlaska-raska, the part of Serbia where the oldest cultural and historical monuments and some of the most beautiful natural resources are situated.

 

If you have a passionate desire to see the most amazing wonders of Serbia – Tara national park, meanders of the river Uvac, a famous Ice cave, and a bird of pray-griffon vulture in close-up, this adventure is perfect for you! 

Besides, you will certainly enjoy the landscapes of Zlatar mountain, tasty, traditional food, and a cordial welcome by friendly hosts.

Tour plan:

Departure in the early morning from the previously agreed upon place. A drive towards the Tara National Park with breaks for resting and taking photos. Tour of the shortest river in the world, which is only 365 meters from its source to its mouth. We go on a hike, with a tour of the most beautiful viewpoints and places in the Tara National Park. The viewpoints in the Tara National Park are the most alluring locations from which you can get to know and experience this protected area. A visit to the viewpoint Kozja Stena, then Banjska Stena which offers a unique view of the Drina Canyon, Perućac Lake, and Republika Srpska. A tour of the Crveni Potok Nature Reserve, a unique bog habitat of spruce tree. This hike requires a lower level of physical fitness. After these activities, we go to our accommodation, where we have dinner and spend the night there.

After breakfast, we take a trip to Mokra Gora. Next is a ride on the Šargan Eight, a narrow-track railway in the shape of the number eight. The railway passes through interesting landscape and spans over 300 m altitude through intricate tunnels, bridges, viaducts, and gaps. A ride towards Nova Varos and Uvac lake with occasional breaks (coffee break at Zlatibor Mountain, lunch break on Zlatar Mountain). Arrival at the Uvac in the afternoon hours. Accommodation. A get-together till evening. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to the coast of Uvac lake from where we embark on a wonderful boat for the cruise. We will see the biggest attractions of the Special Nature Reserve:  a griffon vulture up close, the view from the Molitva viewpoint overlooking the incredible Uvac meanders, as well as the Ice Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Serbia, which together with the entire Ušački Cave System, make a unique speleological object. This cave is accessible to a small number of people because it can only be reached by a boat. You will hear the whole story of the cave. Lunch break after the cruise. After the cruise and sightseeing, we go back to our rooms. Free time until dinner. Dinner is the end of the day’s activities and bedtime.

Breakfast.  After breakfast, departure to Novi Pazar. Sightseeing of Djurdjevi stupovi and Church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Coffee/lunch break in Novi Pazar. After the sightseeing, we return to Belgrade. Arrival in Belgrade in the evening hours. End of program.

Details:

  • Transportation by high tourist class bus
  • Accommodation for one night in a home on Sokolina
  • Accommodation for two nights in a home on Zlatar mountain
  • One half board service in a home on Sokolina
  • Two half board services in a home on Zlatar mountain
  • One traditional lunch on the tour
  • One lunch package on the tour
  • Entire day lake cruising
  • Guiding service
  • Travel organization expenses
  • Airfare tickets
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Optional transfer, activities and excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Individual costs of participants

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

Apartments on Sokolina are in a great location, surrounded by beautiful fields, as well as forests of fir, spruce, and beech trees, making it a real air spa on the Tara Mountain. The favorable climate of this region, the altitude, atmospheric pressure, air composition and humidity, all have a healing effect on the human organism. The lodging has five new and comfortable apartments available, in a facility built in the mountain style. The Sokolina household also has a restaurant with homemade food. Mountain Lodge, made in authentic Zlatar style, in a prime location, only a few km from the center of Zlatar. Designed for true nature lovers, with all the elements necessary for an active holiday (skiing, hiking, cycling …), depending on the seasons. The capacity of the home is 30 beds divided into two, three and four rooms. Each room has a washbasin, and on each floor, there is a toilet and a shower. On the ground floor there is a large living room with a kitchen and a covered terrace.

This program is based on at least 7 applied people. If there occurs a change on the monetary market, commodity market and services, if there is not a sufficient number of 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.  It takes at least 7 people from Nis or Belgrade for the departure.

According to the Serbian Law on Tourism (Article 79), for one-day excursions (trips shorter than 24 hours), protection is not provided in terms of travel guarantee.