Things to do in Mokra Gora

Our most recommended things to do in Mokra Gora

From Belgrade: Tara National Park & Drina River Valley Tour

1. From Belgrade: Tara National Park & Drina River Valley Tour

Beginning from your accommodation in Belgrade, journey to the Gate of Podrinje: the entrance to the magical Drina river valley. Proceed to see the unique "House on the Rock," a solitary house built in the middle of the Drina River that has been attracting curious travelers from across the globe since an image of the house was first published in National Geographic magazine. Then, be enchanted by the Tara National Park, where you will have the opportunity to see the Banjska Rock, thought by many to be the most beautiful viewpoint in Serbia. Soak in the splendid panoramic views over the Drina River Canyon and take some breathtaking photos of the glorious scenery before you, before returning to Belgrade in the late evening hours.

From Belgrade: Full-Day Guided Tour of Zlatibor Mountain

2. From Belgrade: Full-Day Guided Tour of Zlatibor Mountain

Discover Zlatibor on a full-day guided tour from Belgrade and see one of Serbia’s most beautiful mountains. Explore the mountain village of Sirogojno with its folk architecture and descend into Stopića Cave. Embark on a 3-hour ride to Western Serbia. Admire the vast landscapes while your guide tells you interesting stories about the region. Make your first stop at Stopića Cave and marvel at the underground river, pools, and waterfalls, illuminated by colored lights. Step into 19th-century Serbia in Sirogojno. Meander through the high-roofed, wooden houses spread out along the mountainside. Visit local craft and souvenir shops as your guide explains the history of the village. Finally, arrive at the "Gold Gondola Lift," which spans 9 kilometers from the center of Zlatibor to the ski center of Tornik, making it the longest panoramic lift in the world.

From Belgrade: Sargan 8 Railway and Wooden City 1 Day Tour

3. From Belgrade: Sargan 8 Railway and Wooden City 1 Day Tour

This tour starts with pickup from your accommodation and then heads toward Western Serbia. After a 2.5-hour ride, you’ll reach “The House on the Drina,” an isolated house made of logs on a river stone. Then, depart on the famous Sargan 8 scenic train. During your ride, pass and stop at several viewpoints, where you can see fabulous views over Mokra Gora.   After an almost 2.5-hour ride, return to the station and continue your journey to the nearby Mećavnik, or Drvengrad (Wooden City). The famous director Emir Kusturica, a two-time Palme D'Or award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, built it during the shooting of his film, Life is a Miracle. After a meal, head back to Belgrade, arriving in the late afternoon. Sargan 8 scenic train only operates from April 1st to October 31st each year, you'll not be able to take the train at other times. Instead, you'll be taken on a tour of Rača Monastery, the oldest in the Tara Mountains, and learn about the ancient history of the area while admiring the scenery along the way.

Belgrade: Drina House, Sargan 8 Train & Mokra Gora Day Tour

4. Belgrade: Drina House, Sargan 8 Train & Mokra Gora Day Tour

Travel to Western Serbia to the beautiful Mokra Gora. Visit the Drvengrad ethno complex along the way and ride the Sargan 8 railroad. Note: from November 1st until March 31st Sargan 8 railroad is closed for visits. Instead of train ride, you will visit Zlatibor mountain, one of the most popular leisure destinations in Serbia. The narrow-gauge, figure-8-shaped Sargan railroad in Mokra Gora has been recently rebuilt and is a popular area attraction. Enjoy a ride through the area’s stunning landscapes. Next stop on the 12-hour trip is the ethno complex of Drvengrad. The town was built as a filming location by the famous director Emir Kusturica. On the way back to Belgrade, you will make a stop at the Drina River bank to take some photos of the unique house on the river. See authentic Serbian wooden houses from the 18th century, two restaurants, accommodation, a library, a gallery, a cinema, and a souvenir shop. Explore the town as your guide provides commentary on the local culture.

From Belgrade: Drina River House, Sargan 8 Train & Drvengrad

5. From Belgrade: Drina River House, Sargan 8 Train & Drvengrad

Go off the beaten path and explore the best of western Serbia. Photograph the peculiar Drina River house – the only Serbian landmark posted on the cover of National Geographic Magazine, and travel back in time on a scenic ride on the Sargan 8 train. Explore a wooden town created as a movie set and enjoy spectacular views along the way on this private or small-group tour.  The tour starts at 7:00 AM from your accommodation in Belgrade. Travel for 2.5 hours in an air-conditioned car or minivan and arrive at the Gate of Podrinje viewpoint, marking the entrance to the magical Drina River Valley. Continue to Bajina Basta, a small city famous for being the home of the Drina River house. This unusual house was built in 1968 by local students and was made famous by National Geographic Magazine. Take a quick break to explore the area and enjoy a coffee or tea.  Next, drive 45 minutes towards Mokra Gora Railway Station, where you will start the Sargan 8 railroad ride. Authentic cars with wooden seats will take you back to 1925 when this railroad connected Belgrade with the Adriatic Sea. Hop on the train "Nostalgia" and ride up to the cliff at Jatare Station where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. After a 2.5-hour ride, you will return to the starting point.  The last stop is in Drvengrad or "Woodentown," an ethno village developed by the well-known movie director, Emir Kusturica, as a set for his movie Life is Miracle. All the objects including the hotel, shops, church, and cinema are made of natural materials. Before starting the return trip, break for lunch and try some regional specialties. Drop-off will be provided at your accommodation in Belgrade at approximately 8:00 PM.

Serbia: Drina River House/Tara National Park Full Day Tour

6. Serbia: Drina River House/Tara National Park Full Day Tour

On a jam-packed day trip from Belgrade, be impressed by the House on the Drina, a famously isolated house made of logs on a river stone. Gaze at the Tara Valley, a top destination for travelers to Western Serbia. Be picked up from your accommodation in Belgrade, then head toward Western Serbia. Reach the secluded house itself and enjoy the quiet. Then head to Tara National Park, travel through dense virgin forests and experience the biodiversity of the Tara Mountains. The trip concludes on the viewing platform at the top of the mountain, which overlooks the entire Tara Valley. Find a good angle on the viewing platform and take a panoramic photo to preserve the memory of your visit.

Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

7. Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Begin the journey towards the eastern region of Bosnia, taking in views of beautiful mountains and small villages throughout the journey. First, stop at the town of Visegrad and walk across the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Drina River, with exceptional views of the bridge and the surrounding landscapes.  Continue towards the nearby town of Andric, recently built in honor of Nobel Prize winner and writer, Ivo Andric. Cross the border into Serbia and discover Sargan Eight, a narrow-gauge heritage railway line built shortly after WWI. Ride the Ciro locomotive along this scenic route through 22 tunnels, and capture panoramic views of a picturesque region.  After the train ride, travel to Kurstendorf. Also known as Drvengrad, discover a village that was purpose-built for the 2004 film "Life is a Miracle" directed by Emir Kusturica. Explore this charming replica of a traditional Serbian village, which has a hotel, cinema, chapel gallery, and restaurants. Enjoy some time for lunch, at your own expense, before returning to Sarajevo.

Belgrade: Studenica Monastery & Zica Monastery Full-Day Tour

8. Belgrade: Studenica Monastery & Zica Monastery Full-Day Tour

Start your tour with pick-up from your accommodation in Belgrade and head toward Zica Monastery. Visit this red church built in the 13th century where Stefan the First-Crowned was crowned. Admire the many exquisite religious murals. Next, visit Maglic Fortress, built to safeguard two important local monasteries and prevent any future Mongolian raids deeper into Serbian lands. Look at this majestic castle from the outside (it is currently undergoing repairs). Go to the famous Studenica Monastery, established in the 12th century, for your final stop. Discover the largest and richest of Serbia's Orthodox monasteries. See the Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King, both built of white marble and containing priceless collections of 13th and 14th-century Byzantine art. Enjoy a convenient transfer back to Belgrade at the end of your tour.

From Belgrade to Sarajevo: Western Serbia Private Day Tour

9. From Belgrade to Sarajevo: Western Serbia Private Day Tour

Explore the beauty, culture, and heritage of Western Serbia on a full-day guided tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo. Experience the unique Timbertown, the scenic Sargan Eight Railway, and authentic traditional lunch. Starting from Belgrade, the first stop is Mećavnik-Drvengrad or Timbertown. It was built by the famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica (two times Palme D’Or winner) during the shooting of his film Life Is a Miracle. See unique wooden architecture and sites where vintage cars are parked on twisting streets named after celebrities such as Bruce Lee and Diego Maradona. Next up, stop for a delicious traditional lunch made of local specialties (cost not included). Enjoy a train ride on the historic Sargan Eight Railway. Authentic cars with wooden seats, wood-burning stoves, and characteristic rattling sounds will take you back to 1925 when this train was started, connecting Belgrade to the Adriatic Sea. Soak in the ethereal views of the Mokra Gora as you pass through and stop at several viewpoints throughout the two-and-a-half-hour ride. Return to the departing station and arrive at Sarajevo by car or van in the evening.

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What people are saying about Mokra Gora

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Kenan was our guide and our driver for the tour to Visigrad. He took us from our hotel in Sarajevo. We were 3 persons. Kenan don't speak much. But he answered every question that we asked him. As a matter of fact , i liked that kind of guidness. what i didn't like about : Kenan is driving too fast. I was expected to get explantions about the history of Visigrad bridge according to the book "the bridge on the Drina", but Kenan didn't know. He came with no serbian money so we had to look for bank or exchane. In total, I liked the tour and Kenan very much.

The tour was fantastic! Milan is a passionate Serb who will gladly share his knowledge of the country and recommend other possible activities. What is there to say about the tour? If you are a train nerd, this is a dream come true. The trip through the Western Serbian mountains is simply unforgettable. I also enjoyed the stops we made along the way for fresh raspberry juice, and later Milan showed us a delicious local dish on the way back.

Very good trip. So nice view! MILAN - our guide, very professional, very smart with excellent English and big patriot of his Country and very nice person. Thanks for unforgettable day. Irina. Azerbaijan

An excellent day trip to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Zlatibor! Our guide Mr. Marco was exceptional with his knowledge and patience and this day was made memorable all thanks to him!

It was a wonderful and amazing trip with a lot of information on the history and culture of Serbia.