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Spending a weekend in Uvac Canyon, Serbia

March 4, 2024 3 Comments

Uvac Canyon is not a hidden gem or undiscovered secret. In 2008, it was recognised as one of the Seven Serbian Wonders of Nature and is actively promoted and visited within the country. Yet when I stand at the viewpoint and look down into the snaking teal waters of the canyon, I feel as though I am the only person for miles around me.

With its lofty mountain peaks, caverns, and Uvac River, the area is stunning. If you’re planning a trip to Serbia, do not miss the opportunity to gaze down into Uvac Canyon. Here are some details if you’re consider spending a weekend in Uvac Canyon:

How long do I need?

Spending a night in the area is highly recommended as it is at least 2 hours away from any major city. A sunset over the canyon is definitely something not to be missed as you can see from my photos below.

How do I get there?

To get to Uvac Canyon- without wasting time or complicating your life- requires a private vehicle. We rented a car from Sixt in Sava Centar and drove 4 hours from Belgrade to Uvac. Another option would be to go through a local tour agency however since I did not do this, I don’t have any recommendations. 

Where to stay?

Since we travelled as a group of 4 people, we booked a cabin at Etno Selo Molitva right on the edge of the canyon. While I loved the view and definitely stayed there purely for the location, I would classify it as basic and rustic. Still worth it! 

The road was smooth until the last 18 minutes of packed mud which a normal car can handle (if the ground is dry). We went in a sedan and had no issues.

The ‘off road’ bit looks like this

If you choose to stay here, follow the Google Maps link below:

Note: Make sure you have cash handy, because card payments are not accepted almost anywhere in this area.

Staying at Etno Selo Molitva gave me an opportunity to rest and recharge. Other than admiring the view and photographing the area, there’s not much to do. So be prepared to connect with nature.

If you would like, you can hike to Molitva Viewpoint. It’s considered one of the best viewpoints in the area and is around a 30 minute walk from the property, offering a slightly higher view. You can use the Google Maps link below to guide you:

Look out for the signs and yellow painted stones that will help you find your way:

Although Etno Selo Molitva has a restaurant with an incredible view, we found the breakfast to be sad and dry. Instead I recommend eating at the nearby Etno selo Kaćo. The food was adequate (manage your expectations!).


I consider myself fortunate to have visited here and to know about Uvac Canyon in the first place. In a few years, this place might be crawling with tourists due to Serbia’s booming tourism industry, but for now, it’s kind of delightful to feel like I am a lone individual enjoying the majestic cliffs rising in salute to the sun. Definitely visit before it becomes more well known! 

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Have you considered spending a weekend in Uvac Canyon? Or have I just put it on your list? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • Abby H. March 5, 2024 at 3:45 am

    This place looks fantastic! Thank you for the concrete details. It’s been far too long since I caught up on your blog & I just realized because I changed emails since I first subscribed. Anyhow, the logo at the end is adorable!

    • expatpanda March 5, 2024 at 9:38 am

      Thank you for coming to catch up! I need to do a deep dive into your website too sometime soon 🙂

  • Pree March 15, 2024 at 4:47 am

    What a fun, no-frills kind of place with gorgeous views 😍

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