(Mount Tara, Western Serbia)
Tara is located in the western part of Serbia and belongs to the inner zone of the Dinaric Alps and covers an area of 183 km2. The length of Tara is 50 km and it is 22 km wide.
The position of Mount Tara is yet another favorable condition for tourism development since it enables the increase of diverse tourist activities and visits to a large number of tourist attractions. Preserved natural environment, mountain relief with moderate elevation of 800-1500 meters, suitable facilities for winter sports, diverse flora and fauna, beneficial climate, the Drina River and artificial lakes Zaovine and Perućac make Tara a place that provides high quality tourism experience.
Tara was declared a national park on July 13th, 1981. It covers an area of 19.200 hectares. Due to its favorable climate and remoteness, Tara is home to a rare relict and endemic tree species of the Balkan Peninsula, the Pančić Spruce, and many other natural monuments that can be called living fossils. The average height of Mount Tara is 1000-1200 meters above sea level. Its highest point is Kozji Rid (1591 m) and the lowest (291 m) is at Lake Perućac. The River Vrelo is the strongest karstic spring in the national park, and it flows into the Drina River after flowing 365 meters. Tara has a mountain climate with cool summers and cold winters with a lot of snow. It often rains in May. July and August are the driest months, and autumn is sunny and warmer than spring.
Day One – Perućac
• check in and dinner
Half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) at the Hotel Jezero (Lake) in Perućac. Lunch will be held at various tour locations.
Day Two – Mount Tara
• breakfast – at the hotel
• trekking: Jarevac – the outlook Crnjeskovo – Ladjevac – Monastery Rača (10 km)
• boat ride on Perucac Lake (2-3 hours)
• lunch on board
• dinner – at the hotel
The first part of the day involves a very interesting trekking tour where you can visit areas of exceptional beauty within relatively short distances: Lake Jarevac, the stables Dora, the church Manastirski Stanovi, the lookout Crnjeskovo with a view of Rača Gorge, the spring Ladjevac and nearby waterfalls (with constant water temperature of 18 °C throughout the year), an attractive hiking trail with numerous bridges and water mills, archealogical locality “St George’s Skit”, natural rarity Bukva Kapija (Beech Gate), and the medieval monastery Raca.
• Transfer to Lake Perućac boat ride through the picturesque Lake Perućac Gorge. Lunch on board.
Day Three – Mount Tara – Perućac
• breakfat – at the hotel
• trekking: the Nature Reserve Crveni Potok (Red Stream) – Carpet Meadow (3 km)
Mitrovac – the lookout Banjska Stena (Banjska Rock) (4 km)
• lunch – the Vrelo restaurant
• visit to the Vrelo River, Perucac
– rafting down the Drina River
The Nature Reserve Crveni Potok (Red Stream) is the unique habitat of the endemic tree species, Pančić Spruce, in peat soil in Europe.
The moors where the spruce habitat is found influnced the formation of peat soil. That is why visitors to the reserve and to the Carpet Meadow feel as though they are levitating while walking.
The lookout Banjska Rock is the most magnificent place on Mount Tara. You can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the Lake Perućac Gorge and hydroelectric power plant Bajina Bašta from the lookout.
Visit to the shortest river in Europe – the Vrelo River, only 365 meters long, and to its magnificent waterfalls over 30 meters high, where the Vrelo River flows into the Drina. Even though it is short, the Vrelo River is home to a large number of rainbow trout, grayling and huchen.
Rafting down the Drina River (13 km) from Perućac to Bajina Bašta. It is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, crystal clear, green, and it offers a unique atmosphere to rafters.
Tour Price: upon request
The package includes:
-two nights half board at the Hotel Jezero in Perućac (traditional full serve meals) – Hotel Jezero *** is located at the foot of the national park Tara on the banks of Lake Perućac. Each room has a bathroom, satellite TV, direct dial telephone. There is the TV Lounge (Total TV) on the first floor. There is a restaurant with a capacity of 350 seats.
In the hotel vicinity there is the apartment complex Jezero**. There are the living room, kitchen, double bed bedroom, bathroom, TV, electric heater and balcony in the double bed apartmen. Bi-level four bed apartment has the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, TV, electric heater and balcony on the lower level, while the upper level has two separate double bedrooms.
-lunch (2 x) – at 2 different tour locations (the Vrelo restaurant and the boat on Lake Perućac)
-tax and insurance
-the tour guide
-entrance fee for boat ride on the Lake Perućac Gorge (lunch and live music)
-entrance fee for rafting down the Drina River
-the tour organizing
The package does not include:
-tourist transportation to and from Perućac and transportation services during the tour
-Package is based on minimum 40 adult traveling passengers.
-The tour package is scheduled from May to October (except during bad weather – applicable to some tour activities).
Tour package organizer – company “Čiča Gliša” d.o.o – T.A. Taratours 80, Svetosavska St. 31250 Bajina Bašta, licensed OTP 242 since 12th February, 2010. in cooperation with Mountain-sports club “Omorika”, Bajina Basta. T.A. Taratours General Terms and Conditions apply to all travel services.