Do you remember all of those super breathtaking photos of Serbia with a river curving down the canyon with an eagle flying over it? Yes, this is it, the Uvac Canyon. With this tour we will take you there and you’ll be able to make ultimately fantastic photos on your own with experiencing much more.
What to expect from the Tara and Uvac Canyon tour
Expect to spend two days in mountainous areas of West Serbia, surrounded only by pure and intact nature. You’ll learn a bit about local way of life and you’ll try local food. Most of all, you will experience several iconic landmarks, such as Drina river house, Tara National park and Uvac Canyon in active and authentic way. If you want to visit Uvac Canyon in a day trip from Belgrade then try this Belgrade to Uvac in a single day tour.
#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up at 7:30 from your Belgrade address and you’ll set off towards Tara National Park. We are heading towards Bajina Bašta town and during the drive you’ll enjoy picturesque landscapes. Our first stop will be a café-restaurant on Drina river with very nice view to the famous Drina river house.
Next stop is the source of river Vrelo, also known as river Godina (Year), thanks to its length of 365m. Here by the fresh water we can have lunch break in the local restaurant (lunch is not included in the price).
After lunch break we continue to Tara Mountain and its attractions. Our ride stays at the parking and we will take you on a walk through the forest which is older than human kind. In “Carpet Meadow” your senses will wake up and you’ll walk on a carpet-like surface. Here you’ll learn about a rare endemic Tertiary species, the Pancic spruce
In order to reach next spot we’ll drive through the forest to a point from which we continue on foot. After a short hike on forest trail you’ll reach the most iconic viewpoint with its spectacular view over the Lake Perućac.
After all of those walks we continue the trip via Zlatibor and Zlatar mountains to Sjenica town. It’s located in high-plain of Pešter on 1000m above sea level. Upon arrival to Sjenica you’ll have some free time to explore this Ottoman looking town on your own. Tips and recommendations will be provided.
First day was reserved for Tara and its vicinity, but the second day is all about different activities in the nature. After breakfast we’ll continue in the direction of Uvac Canyon.
For the day in the Uvac Canyon you can have one of two options. First is to take a hike from the camp site located on the bank of Uvac river to the Molitva peak with famous observation deck. Hike is approx. 3-4h both directions and it’s not demanding. Second option is to take a drive with 4×4 or a van (group size dependent) to Molitva peak over local dirt road.
Whichever option you take, you won’t miss the main attraction here, the Griffon vultures. You’ll hear story about how they were saved from extinction and how many are out there now.
From Molitva peak you’ll return to camp site, where local family prepares food in their “tavern under the stars”. Here you’ll try their homemade cooking during lunch (not included in the price) and hear some stories. In case of bad weather we’ll take you to a nearby tavern-restaurant instead.
After all of these activities this two day tour to Tara and Uvac Canyon comes to an end. After lunch we are taking you back to Belgrade.
Arrival to Belgrade is in the evening.
Good to know
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Refreshments during journey|
|Ride to Molitva peak by 4x4 or a van: 4,5-8,5€ per person, group size dependent|
|Lunch on both days 5-10€ per person*|
|BB in Hotel Lane in Sjenica ~18€ per person for double room occupancy|
|* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based either on restaurant’s menu or for fixed set menu for lunch in camp site.|