Serbia Village Experience - 5 Days
If you want extended experience of authentic villages of Serbia, local food and crafts, warm-hearted people who welcome you with shot of "rakija" and if you are a real nature lover, this 5-day program may be the right choice.
Highlights: Kostunici ethno eco village, Lukic destillery, organic food factory, Zlakusa pottery workshop, open air ethno museum Sirogojno, Gostilje village, Uvac lake, Kurtic family, Sjenica lake, Uvac canyon, griffon vulture, Mokra Gora, Mecavnik, Sargan 8, Zaovine lake, National park Tara, Drina river
DAY ONE: Departure from Belgrade in the morning 9am, transfer to Podrum Lukić that continues more than a century-long tradition of the Lukić household in the production of plum brandy. They own 40ha of land, out of which 10ha is covered with orchards. After brandy tasting we continue our trip towards Kostunici ethno eko village where we will visit organic food and juice factory, museum and enjoy our lunch. Than we will have time to relax in pure nature beauty or take a walk around. Dinner in village restaurant and overnight.
DAY TWO: After breakfast check out and transfer to Zlakusa pottery village where we will try our skills in this craft and visit local museum. The road takes us more on west towards Zlatibor mountain and villages Gostilje and Sirogojno. In Gostilje we will visit the major attraction of the village - a waterfall, where villas bathed in the river, according to locals. Here will be also break for the lunch. In the open air ethno museum Sirogojno you will experience how mountain people use to live back in XVIII and XIX century and try knitting craft in order to make your own piece of clothing and have authentic mountain dinner. Overnight.
DAY THREE: Morning workshop - Why not to try making mountain pie? After mountain breakfast we continue towards Uvac lake where we will take a boat cruise and enjoy Zlatar mountain landscape. Here, we will have organic lunch generously hosted by Kurtić family and spend some time in the village. During June, July and August lake is perfect for swimming. We finish this day in Special nature reserve Uvac in ethno household Saponjic where we will have time to relax and enjoy homeade food for dinner.
DAY FOUR: After breakfast check out and visit to Sjenica lake, canyon of Uvac, boat cruise from camp to the Ice cave, followed by hiking to the viewpoint and back to the camp (around 2h of hiking, optional jeep ride to the viewpoint with extra cost). Lunch in the restaurant nearby the lake. Transfer to Mokra Gora village, check in, time for rest and relax.
DAY FIVE: Breakfast and check out, heritage train ride 2,5h with photo stops. Transfer to Zaovine viallage and lunch nearby the lake. Transfer to Banjska rock viewpoint (with 20 min walk). Visit to Drina river (waterfall Vrelo and house on the rock viewpoint). Transfer back to Belgrade, arrival late in the evening.
Price per person:
770 € (2 pax), 650 € (3 pax), 630 € (4-7 pax), 550 € (8-20 pax)
1 overnight in Kostunici ethno village.
1 overnight in Sirogojno ethno village,
1 overnight in Saponjic household,
1 overnight in Wooden town Mecavnik
Full board by the program (local, authenitc food)
Sightseeing of Kostunici ethno village and food factory
Sightseeng of Sirogojno ethno museum
Entrnace to Sirogojno museum and Gostilje waterfall
Boat cruise on Uvac lake
Boat cruise on Sjenica lake with Ice cave and nature reserve entrance
Tara National park sightseeing
Not included: tips and perosnal costs
Optional: jeep 4x4 ride to the viewpoint of Sjenica lake 60 € per car
Duration: 5 days
Total transfer time: around 14 hours
Pick up: Anywhere in Belgrade
Operating months: May-October