Discover West Serbia’s Mountanous Beauty: Explore Zlatibor Mountain & Enjoy Sargan Eight Railway Ride

Experience the breathtaking wonders of Zlatibor Mountain and the iconic Sargan Eight Train, meet the best of West Serbia with this private two-day tour. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning mountanous landscapes, your guide will take care the rest.


Tour in a Glance

Day and a half
Driven and walking
Seasonal, 15.4-31.10.
Easy for everyone


What to Expect From the Zlatibor and Sargan Eight Train Tour in 2024

Expect a packed two days as you’ll discover diverse attractions of Zlatibor Mountain, including its scenic landscapes and rich ethnic heritage, complemented by a memorable lunch experience. On the following day, embark on a nostalgic journey aboard the Sargan Eight train and explore the unique complex Mećavnik (Woodentown). If you look for more history and heritage tour try UNESCO Sites in the Valley of Kings tour.


  • Experience the best of West Serbia with visits to picturesque Zlatibor Mountain and a nostalgic ride on the Sargan Eight Train, accompanied by your friendly guide.
  • Enjoy yourself in the intact mountain wonders as you explore Stopića Cave, Gostilje Waterfall, and the breathtaking landscapes along the Gold Gondola ride.
  • Wander the charming streets of Woodentown-Mećavnik, a unique ethnic complex created by renowned filmmaker Emir Kusturica. Learn more about this interesting place and discover a world inspired by cinematic magic.
  • Try authentic Serbian cuisine at Pećinar Restaurant, feel the family hospitality, ensuring a truly memorable dining experience.

First Day

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

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.

Optional Activity

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

During high season periods, May-Jun and September-October, there is high possibility that tickets for all departures are sold out, this applies especially on short notice bookings. However, we have solution for that, but in that case you need to be aware of possibility that you’ll be standing during the train ride (for an hour approximately). Train ticket price remains unchanged.
The accommodations from the itinerary are optional, you can book it on your own, or we can book it on your behalf. In case we book it for you, you’ll pay it directly at the reception desk of the respective facility
We’ve designed this tour based on our insights and experiences of the route’s highlights. For a customized tour, just let us know your preferences.
Default language of the tour is English, but if you require #YourSerbiaHost can also give you tour in Russian, German, French, Spanish and of course Serbian – Subject to availability.
There are several ways to reach us. By pressing “Send inquiry” button on the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
If for any reason you need to cancel the tour up to 24 hours before the tour start time, we will refund 100% of the paid amount, no questions asked.
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July 15, 2022
Excellent guide and a trip to remember! Our guide Andrija made our 2-day trip to Tara National Park very special. Very knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating. Would highly recommend if visiting Serbia!! Date of experience: July 2022

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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 499€
4-6 persons 599€
7-8 persons 799€
9-19 persons 1299€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
What is extra:
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.