If you were asking yourself which mountain in West Serbia you should visit, we have solution for your dilemmas, visit two of them in one tour. This tour combines two attractions of West Serbia, Zlatibor Mountaun and Sargan Eight train, located on the mountain with the same name, Šargan.
What to expect from the Zlatibor and Sargan Eight train tour
You will visit several attractions in Zlatibor mountain on the first day, both natural and ethnic and you’ll have a lunch in probably best place in entire Zlatibor area. On the second day you’ll experience narrow gauge railway Sargan Eight and peculiar ethnic complex Kustendorf. 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 you’ll be traveling in direction of West Serbia. Our first stop in Zlatibor is Stopića Cave, one of the most beautiful in Serbia. Highlight of the cave are huge limestone tubs where water overlaps from top to bottom ones. Together with a small waterfall inside of the cave this natural attraction is a gem of West Serbia.
After the cave we 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 we move on to Gostilje waterfall. This 20m high waterfall creates wonderful scene and cold water makes pleasant refreshment in 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 we go straight to the touristic center of Zlatibor for relaxation in vibrant cafes or for a stroll (optional). From here we move on to Mokra Gora for overnight.
Second day is reserved for ride on the famous Sargan Eight railway and Kusturica’s Kustendorf ethno village. The train Nostalgia departs from Mokra gora station at 10:30, so until then we have plenty of time for breakfast and morning coffee. During the ride on Sargan Eight railroad, train makes several short stops. Most of them are scenic viewpoints ideal for taking photos or just enjoying views.
After almost two and a half hour ride the train returns to the starting point and we move on to Kustendorf. 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 restaurant Lotika in Kustendorf.
After two days of intensive exploration of these two beauties we return to Belgrade.
Good to know
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Refreshements during journey|
|Ticket for Sargan Eight ~ 7€ per person|
|Entry tickets (all places) ~ 5€ per person|
|Lunch at Pećinar ~ 15€ per person*|
|HB in Osmica ~ 25€ per person**|
|Lunch at Lotika ~ 20€ per person*|
|* 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.|