Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

28th June 2019
  • Arrival at Skopje / Sightseeing (D)

    Upon your arrival at Skopje Airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and transferred to the hotel.

    In the afternoon, you will head to Skopje Old Town to explore its most important landmarks, including the Fortress and the Old Bazaar.
    Welcome dinner.

    Accommodation in Skopje: Bushi Resort or similar.

Day 02

29th June 2019
  • Kayaking in the Matka Canyon (B)

    After breakfast, you will check-out and head to the Matka Canyon, where you can relax, strolling around or engaging in some of the optional activities (like top-rope climbing) that are offered in the area.

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

    Later, you will embark on a beautiful kayaking trip to the Vrelo cave (sit-on-top kayaks, 2 hours).

    In the afternoon, you will move to the Mavrovo National Park, with a stop en-route at the Painted Mosque of Tetovo.

    Accommodation in Mavrovo National Park (Leunovo village): Hotel Tutto (www.tutto.com.mk) or similar.

Day 03

30th June 2019
  • Horseback riding in Mavrovo National Park / Exploration of the Duf waterfall (B, L)

    After breakfast, you will head to the Galicnik area (around 30-minute drive), where you will enjoy a 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 traditional delicacies).

    In the afternoon, you will move to Rostushe, a village in the southern part of the park, to visit the Duf waterfall (an easy, 40-min walk back and forth).

    Accommodation in Mavrovo National Park (Leunovo village): Hotel Tutto (www.tutto.com.mk) or similar.

Day 04

1st July 2019
  • Mountain biking day in the Mavrovo National Park (B, L)

    In the morning, after breakfast, you will check-out and head to the (familiar, by now) Galicnik area (approximately, a 30-minute drive), where you will embark on a mountain-biking adventure in the Bistra mountain massif (there is a large choice of trails with different terrain and difficulty: 10km/30km/40km; easy or intermediate biking). Lunch is arranged in the village of Galicnik.

    In the afternoon, you will move towards Ohrid via Debar.

    Accommodation in Ohrid: Vila Mal Sveti Kliment or similar.

Day 05

2nd July 2019
  • Relaxing day in Ohrid / Boat trip to Trpejca (B)

    Today, you will enjoy a relaxing day in Ohrid: the country’s prime tourist area and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the morning, you will embark on a pontoon boat trip to the picturesque
    Fishermen’s village of Trpejca, where you will enjoy stunning landscapes and, maybe, you can try the local trout which is a famous delicacy.
    In the afternoon, you will return via van to Ohrid, where you can explore the city at your own pace or have a guided walking tour (at additional cost) around the main landmarks of the town, including King Samuel’s Fortress, the Amphitheater, and other important archaeological sites.

    Accommodation in Ohrid: Vila Mal Sveti Kliment or similar.

Day 06

3rd July 2019
  • Caving in the Makedonski Brod area (B, L)

    After breakfast, you will check-out and drive (for around 1.5 hours) from Ohrid to Makedonski Brod: an area full of adventure activities and natural wonders.
    There are more than 400 caves in North Macedonia, out of which 346 have been officially registered. Many of them have underground rivers, waterfalls, and small lakes, while most abound with 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, accustomed to living 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 these caves.

    Our caving day in the area of Makedonski Brod (Slatina area) begins at the Gorna Slatinska cave (Horizontal caving, 400m), followed by a visit to the Peshna cave. After a safety briefing from your guides, you will put on your suits and helmets with lights and will embark on the exploration of the caves. The visit at Gorna Slatinska will last for about 1.5-2 hours, and afterwards, a delicious lunch prepared by the friendly hosts will be served at a location near the cave.
    Later, you will move to the Peshna cave (around 15 minutes driving distance). Located 6 km away from Makedonski Brod, Peshna is a hidden gem, known only by few and not fully exploited by tourists, even though it has been recognized as a natural monument. According to the speleologists, Peshna has the biggest cave entrance in the Balkans – the flooring of the opening is 30 m high.

    Later in the afternoon, you will head to Skopje (a drive of approximately 2.5 hours).

    Accommodation in Skopje: Bushi Resort or similar.

Day 07

4th July 2019
  • Departure (B)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flights.