16.jun 2024.
1 day

The canyon of the Panjica River is located in southwestern Serbia, not far from Arilje, in the village of Dobrača. The canyon is adorned with incredible beauty, wilderness, a waterfall, and beautiful cascades, which give it an almost tropical appearance. During the hike, we will see the Water Cave, which is the most important and largest speleological object in this area. What is interesting is that our botanist and doctor Josif Pančić walked through the canyon of the Panjica River, and found an endemic plant species in that very place. His research and discoveries contributed to a better understanding of the biodiversity of the region, making the Panjica Canyon an important place for scientific studies.

On this hiking tour, we will go along the canyon of the Panjica River to the Panjica waterfall and the Water Cave. As you hike through the canyon of the Panjica River, you will find yourself surrounded by dense vegetation and paths that lead through untouched nature. Before that, we will visit the hill of Gradina in the town of Trešnjevica, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the valley of Moravica and Arilje.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Belgrade, the parking lot at the municipality of New Belgrade
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transportation from Belgrade

Guide services and all activities according to the program

Accident insurance

Tour organization

NOT INCLUDED Lunch and other individual costs

Additional notes:

  • Equipment for the Panjica river canyon tour: Bring the standard equipment for hiking. Mountaineering shoes or sports sneakers with a stronger sole, adequate hiking clothing adapted to the weather conditions, a backpack, bring enough water, and some food (snacks, sandwiches, fruit). Footwear such as slippers, flip-flops, and water sandals is not recommended!
  • Information about a hiking trail:
    • Length: 12 km
    • Category: easy, you will hike along the forest paths next to the river 
    • Duration: oko 4-5 sati sa pauzama
  • For the tour realization, it is necessary a minimum of 18 passengers
  • Price is for members of "Explore Serbia". You can find membership information here. For those who do not have a membership card, the price is 5100 dinars.
  • Own transportation: for this tour own transport is not possible, because the starting and ending point of the hiking tour are not the same.
  • In case of insufficient number of registered passengers or unfavorable weather conditions, the deadline for notification of postponement or cancellation of the tour is 2 days before departure.
  • Transportation from Novi Sad: the surcharge is 1200 dinars. Another option is to take the train to the Tošin Bunar railway station in New Belgrade, where you can wait for our transport. You can see the timetable here.
  • Accident insurance: in order for this type of insurance to be active, you need to send us your personal number (JMBG) when registering.
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  • Trip cancellations by passengers: 

    • In case of cancellation of the trip by the passenger, 5 or more days before the tour date, the Agency retains the amount of 20% of the reservation costs.
    • In case the traveler cancels the trip less than 5 days before the trip, the agency reserves the right to the entire amount. In case of replacement by another passenger who is found either by the passenger himself or by the Agency, 90% of the paid amount is returned to the passenger.
    • In case of illness of the passenger and cancellation up to 3 days before the tour, the paid money can be returned or the amount can be transferred for another tour organized by the Agency, and the traveler is obliged to send medical documentation about the illness in writing. In case of illness of the traveler and cancellation less than 3 days before the tour, in addition to sending medical documentation about the illness, the traveler is obliged to compensate the Agency for the incurred costs (transportation and travel organization costs), and part of the money can be refunded.
  • The organizer of the tour is the travel agency Explore Balkans doo. With this program is valid Rulebook on conducting tours by Explore Balkans doo.
    According to Article 79 of the Law on Tourism, protection is not provided for one-day tours in terms of travel guarantees.

Belgrade - Arilje - Gradina - Dobrače

  • Departure from Belgrade at 7 a.m., from the parking lot of the municipality of Novi Beograd.
  • Journey to Arilje and the village of Dobrače lasting 2.5 hours, with a break for coffee and refreshments. 
  • On the way to the Panjica canyon, we will first visit the hill of Gradina in the village of Trešnjevica. On the hill, there is a small church of St. Elijah and a viewpoint with a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings. A 500 m long secured path leads to the elevation itself.
  • After that, a short drive to the village of Dobrača.
  • Departure on a hiking tour.

Hiking through the canyon of the Panjica river

  • Departure for a hiking tour. Hiking through the canyon of the Panjica river takes about 4 to 5 hours with breaks. The path we will follow passes through the forest, next to the river itself, and over wooden bridges. The transparent waters of the Panjica River allow visitors to enjoy the purity of nature and the refreshing ambiance. The first thing we will see is waterfall on the river Panjica which represents the true pearl of the Arilje region, together with Water Cave, impressive because of the water flow.
  • We continue on through the beech forest to Rasovacka Cave. The trail ends in the center of the village of Brekovo.
  • Features of the hiking trail: about 12 km long, with a total ascent and descent of about 350 m. The trail belongs to the easy category.  
  • After the tour, it is possible to arrange a late lunch at a farmhouse or restaurant nearby. 
  • Return to Belgrade by 9 PM.
Kanjon Panjice, Arilje
Uzvišenje Gradina vidikovac Arilje