Waterfall Skakavac

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Waterfall Skakavac

Primeval forest Perućica is one of the last remaining wildlife sanctuaries in Europe. It extends over an area of 1434 ha on the tri-border area of MaglićVolujak, and Zelengora. It is intersected by numerous small and big crystal clear and drinkable streams, of which the central stream is Perućica, after which it was named. The richness of flora and fauna is unprecedented, so few visitors are fortunate enough to have a close encounter with indigenous species of wild animals, small and big, which makes each visit especially interesting.
In the middle of this wild oasis, there is a real jewel – waterfall Skakavac, over 73 m high. It goes down vertically over a cliff, creating a very strong air current at the foot of the cliff, so it is almost inaccessible, especially in spring, when the snow melts fast. Having in mind that the waterfall is not on any of the trails planned for visitors, this tour is an exclusive experience available to a limited number of visitors. The primeval forest is under the highest level of protection; any visit is strictly prohibited except in cases when it is announced, approved, and monitored by the authorized staff of National Park Sutjeska.


4 - 5 hours (3 hours of hiking)

Physical rating:


Group size:

4+ people

Age range:

7 - 50 years

Time of the year:

April - November


Serbian and English


The trip usually starts in the morning by gathering in front of the hotel Mladost or the restaurant Komlen from where we go to the starting point – Dragoš sedlo (1260 mamsl) by an off-road vehicle, which is a 40-50 minute drive. Along the way we visit a few lookouts on the edge of primeval forest Perućica that offer a beautiful view of the primeval forest, waterfall Skakavac and the mountain massifs of Maglić, Volujak, Zelengora, and Bioč. The trail is about 9 km long (in both directions). The trail starts from the pass – lookout Dragoš Sedlo, and goes into the heart of the primeval forest, leading us through different zones of forest populations and ages, all the way to the deep canyon of the stream Perućica which offers a view of the impressive Skakavac, which announces this scene by its deafening sound. Upon arrival to Skakavac, after an hour and a half of hiking, we spend some time there taking photos, refreshing ourselves in the stream or bathing at the foot of a giant waterfall – which looks like a scene from an adventure movie. We take the same route on the way back.

What to bring:

Hiking clothes and shoes, warm clothes in case the weather is cold, a water bottle, and snacks to eat on a break under the waterfall. You can bring hiking poles (optional). From May to June it is recommended that you take a mosquito repellent. The trail is quite steep for the most part, so it is recommended that you walk carefully.

The price includes:

Local transportation, a licensed guide, and tours listed in the description.

The price does not include:

Entrance fee to National Park Sutjeska: 10 KM per person.

Tour price: €100 per person

* Feel free to contact us for more information, information about booking, and a discount for bigger groups