Things to do in Serbia…
Take an overland trip that combines the cultural heritage not only of Serbia but also that of its neighbours Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Croatia and Kosovo. With time, as Serbia’s tourism infrastructure grows, cultural tours will undoubtedly spend more time in Serbia itself but, for now, historic highlights of Belgrade and Novi Sad are big players in any grand tour of the Balkan countries.
Serbia is criss-crossed with rivers, but the main one that creates canyons and gorges, such as Derdap, with strategic spots for ancient forts such as gobsmacking Golubac and traditional swimming spots like Štrand at Novi Stad, is the Danube. Not always blue, but always proffering boat trips to take in all the wonders.
Hiking in Serbia’s national parks and protected areas is a revelation. Not only because of natural wonders such as the Iron Gates Gorge or verdant valleys tucked in between Mt. Tara and Mt. Zlatibor in Mokra Gora Nature Park, but because there are virtually no tourists. Just traditional wooden cabins, village bars serving local wine or Rakija liqueur, and prolific wildlife, from white tailed eagles to brown bears, about forty of which populate Tara National Park. Most small group tours to Serbia include a day or two in the hills.