If you were asking yourself which mountain in West Serbia you should visit, we have a solution for your dilemmas, visit two of them in one tour. This tour combines two attractions of West Serbia, Zlatibor Mountain and Sargan Eight Train, located on the mountain with the same name, Šargan.
What to Expect From the Zlatibor and Sargan Eight Train Tour in 2024
You will visit several attractions in Zlatibor Mountain on the first day, both natural and ethnic and you’ll have lunch in probably the best place in the entire Zlatibor area. On the second day you’ll experience narrow gauge railway Sargan Eight and the peculiar ethnic complex Drvengrad-Mećavnik (Woodentown). If you look for more history and heritage tour try UNESCO Sites in the Valley of Kings tour.
First day is dynamic and there are several places to visit. After #YourSerbiaHost picks you up from your Belgrade address (usual pickup time is 9am) you’ll travel in the direction of West Serbia. Your first stop in Zlatibor is Stopića Cave, one of the most beautiful in Serbia. Highlights of the cave are huge limestone tubs where water overlaps from top to bottom. Together with a small waterfall inside of the cave this natural attraction is a gem of West Serbia.
After the cave you’ll continue to the village Sirogojno where the ethnological open-air museum Old Village is settled. This museum is unique in Serbia, and one of the few in Europe. Households in this setup were moved from original locations and those are 100% authentic.
From Sirogojno you’ll move on to Gostilje Waterfall. This 20m high waterfall creates a wonderful scene and cold water makes pleasant refreshment on hot summer days. Stream after the waterfall creates fabulous rapids and cascades which are surrounded by intact nature.
Lunch is planned in the nearby restaurant Pećinar which is managed by the Pećinar family for six generations, best possible guarantee for good quality and service.
After lunch you’ll go straight to the touristic center of Zlatibor to take a ride on the longest panoramic gondola in the world – Gold Gondola. The 25min long ride will take you to the Tornik peak, over a lake, meadows and breathtaking landscapes.
Once the ride is over we’ll take you to Mokra Gora for overnight.
Second day is reserved for a ride on the famous Sargan Eight railway and Kusturica’s Drvengrad-Mećavnik (Woodentown) ethnic complex. The train Nostalgia departs from Mokra Gora station at 10:30, so until then you have plenty of time for breakfast and morning coffee. During the ride on Sargan Eight railroad, the train makes several short stops. Most of them are scenic viewpoints ideal for taking photos or just enjoying views.
After an almost two and a half hour ride the train returns to the starting point and you’ll move on to Drvengrad-Mećavnik (Woodentown). This complex was created by Emir Kusturica after he filmed the movie „Life is a miracle“. You might get surprised with street names in this town, since those are named after famous people Kusturica admires: Nikola Tesla, Bruce Lee, Ernesto Che Guevara, Diego Armando Maradona, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman.
For lunch break we recommend the restaurant Lotika in the Woodentown.
In case you chose Drvengrad-Mećavnik’s Hotel Lotika as an accommodation option for overnight, instead of going there after the train ride we can take you across the border to the nearby Bosnian town Višegrad for a short excursion. Over there you can see an old Ottoman bridge over Drina River, take a ride on a boat, visit another Kusturica’s project – Andrićgrad and try ćevapi Bosnian style. This optional activity is with a supplement of 50-80€ group size dependent.
After two days of intensive exploration of these two beauties we’ll take you back to Belgrade. Arrival to Belgrade is around 8pm.
Good to Know
- Please respect social distancing rules all the time (at least 1m, or 2m when possible)
- Please wear face cover while in the vehicle or other closed space (if you don’t have your own, we will provide)
- If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know.
- When coughing or sneezing please use tissues or your elbow as cover
- Wash hands with soap and water whenever possible, but especially after use of toilet, before and after meals.
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own|
|Sargan Eight Train ride ~10€ per person|
|Gold Gondola ride ~10€ per person|
|Admission (all places) ~6€ per person|
|Lunch at Pećinar ~15€ per person*|
|HB in Osmica ~30€ per person**|
|HB in Hotel Lotika**** in Drvengrad-Mećavnik ~48€ per person**|
|Lunch at Lotika ~20€ per person*|
|Personal expenses and gratuities|
|* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based on restaurant’s menu, but it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks.|
|** Price is for double room occupancy, in case you need single room, please inquire. You can choose between the Guesthouse Osmica and Hotel Lotika.|