Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

6th June 2019
  • Arrival Skopje/ sightseeing (D)

    Meet and greet at Skopje “Alexander the Great” (SKP) airport. Transfer to hotel, check in, followed by short rest. 

    Optional lunch can be arranged in nearby restaurant. Afternoon sightseeing of Skopje old city (Skopje Fortress, Old Bazaar). 

    Welcome dinner. Overnight.

    Meals: Dinner

    Hotel: Skopje (Bushi Resort or similar)

Day 02

7th June 2019
  • Kayaking in the Matka canyon (B)

    Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Transfer to the Matka canyon, where you can enjoy optional activities like top-rope Climbing, walking etc..

    Matka is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Macedonia and is home to several medieval monasteries. The Matka Lake within the Matka Canyon is the oldest artificial lake in the country.

    Later followed by short kayaking trip to the Vrelo cave (sit-on-top kayaks, 2 hours).

    Optional lunch can be arranged in the canyon. 

    Afternoon transfer to the Mavrovo national park, with enroute visit of the Painted Mosque in Tetovo. Arrival at hotel in the village of Leunovo. Overnight.

    Activities: Kayaking

    Meals: Breakfast

    Hotel: Mavrovo national park - Hotel Tutto (www.tutto.com.mk) or similar

Day 03

8th June 2019
  • Horseback riding in Mavrovo national park / Exploration of the Duf waterfall ( B, L)

    Checkout after breakfast, followed by transfer to the Galicnik area (cca 30 mins),you will do horse riding tour (western style) in the vicinity of the village of Galicnik (3-4 hours; adequate for beginners and intermediate riders). Picnic lunch is arranged on site (local white cheese and other typical dishes of the area).

    After lunch, we get transferred to the village of Rostushe in the south part of the national park. In the vicinity of the village we will visit the Duf waterfall (easy walk, 40min in both directions). Return transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mavrovo national park.

    Activities: Horse-riding in Galicnik area / Walking to the Duf waterfall

    Meals: B, L (picnic lunch)

    Hotel: Mavrovo national park - Hotel Tutto (www.tutto.com.mk) or similar

Day 04

9th June 2019
  • Mountain biking day in the Mavrovo national park (B, L)

    Checkout after breakfast, followed by transfer to the Galicnik area (cca 30 mins), where the guests will do mountain biking day in the Bistra mountain massif (there’s is big choice of trails with different terrain and difficulty, 10km/30km/40km easy/intermediate biking). Lunch is arranged in the village of Galicnik.

    Afternoon transfer from Galicnik to Ohrid via Debar. Overnight in Ohrid.

    Activities: Mountain bike riding in the Galicnik area

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (local restaurant in Galicnik)

    Hotel: Ohrid ( Vila Mal Sveti Kliment or similar)

Day 05

10th June 2019
  • Relaxing day in Ohrid – UNESCO world heritage site / boat trip to Trpejca (B)

    Relaxing day in the city of Ohrid, Macedonia’s prime tourist area. Departure for boat trip to the beautiful fishermen village of Trpejca , where you can enjoy the beautiful area and have optional lunch(local trout). 

    Return van transfer to Ohrid in the afternoon hours, where you can spend the afternoon on your own, or have guided walking tour of the amenities in the UNESCO protected core of the old city of Ohrid (King Samuel’s Fortress, the Amphitheater, famous archaeological sites).

    Overnight in Ohrid.

    Activities: Pontoon boat trip / sightseeing

    Meals: Breakfast

    Hotel: Ohrid (Vila Mal Sveti Kliment or similar)

Day 06

11th June 2019
  • Caving in the Makedonski Brod area (B, L)

    After breakfast, we checkout and transfer (cca 1.5 hours) from Ohrid to the area of Makedonski Brod, area with great adventure potential and many wonders of nature.

    There are 346 registered caves in Macedonia a haven for adventurers. Their number is believed to be between 400 and 500. Many of the Macedonian caves have underground rivers, waterfalls, and small lakes, while most of them abound in stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, drapers, and corals. The caves are also home to a variety of interesting fauna, such as crabs, spiders, bats, and various insects, which are accustomed to life in the dark and food shortage. Fossil remains of the extinct Pleistocene fauna, such as cave bears and sword tigers, are also found in many of the Macedonian caves.

    Our caving day in the area of Makedonski Brod (Slatina area) includes the “Gorna Slatinska” cave (Horizontal caving, 400m), followed by visit of the cave Peshna. After short safety briefing from our caving guides, we put on our suits, helmets with lights, and enjoy this unique adrenaline activity. The total duration of the caving is approx. 1, 5-2hours at Gorna Slatinska. Delicious local dishes prepared by our friendly hosts are served for lunch at location near the cave.

    Once lunch is over and we say goodbye to our hosts, we get transferred (15min) to our next site, the “Peshna” cave. “Peshna”, located at 6 km from Makedonski Brod, is one of the most attractive natural beauties. This cave that is known only by few people is an undiscovered treasure and completely unused tourist attraction, although it was proclaimed as a natural monument. According to the speleologists, Peshna is a cave with biggest cave entrance on the Balkans – the flooring of the opening is 30 m high.

    Coffee/toilet break is arranged at a restaurant near the cave before we proceed to Skopje (transfer duration: 2.5 hours).Transfer to the hotel. 

    Overnight in Skopje.

    Activities: Caving

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Hotel: Skopje (Bushi Resort or similar)

Day 07

12th June 2019
  • Departure (B)

    Checkout from hotel and departure to Skopje airport.