An inspiring, active and educative family adventure filled with diverse activities and adventures in nature to share with your family and to create lifelong memories from your holiday in Macedonia. You will also visit ancient Roman ruins and historic towns on your way, and you will dine with the locals and learn how cook Balkan style as you explore their village property and pick fresh products for your meal.
Experience all layers of Balkan history on a walking tour of Skopje: a city that has been scourged and flattened by invaders over the centuries, burned to ground and built up into today busy Capital of Macedonia. Overnight in Skopje.
Morning walk and boat ride through the canyon Matka, home to the Bald eagle and Egyptian vulture, and to over 200 different types of butterflies. Take the bikes around Mavrovo Lake in the afternoon, or visit the deer breeding center in the National Park. Overnight in Mavrovo.
Visit old mountain villages with typical architecture and stories, where you can join the shepherds for lunch and maybe milk a sheep or a goat, or take a ride in the mountains above 1500m on a trained mountain horse. Overnight in Vevcani.
Guided walking tour on the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town of Ohrid, a UNESCO World heritage site and the birthplace of Cyrillic script. Drive to St Naum monastery where you'll take a boat in the lagoons by the lake. Overnight in Ohrid.
Explore Galicica National Park: on foot and donkeys, and try some traditional homemade specialties with the locals in Elsani village. Overnight in Ohrid.
See the neoclassical architecture of Bitola, the city of consuls, and the ancient city Heraclea Lyncestis built by Philip II – the father of Alexander the Great. You will also make your lunch today and learn how to use Macedonian spices and herbs over cooking classes in a household in Dihovo. Overnight in Bitola.
Walking tour of Prilep including the old leaning clock tower and the monument of their famous storyteller. In Demir Kapija we'll set our camping, stay in tents overnight and learn how to protect the nature through the 7 principles of the "Leave No Trace" course. Overnight in tents in Demir Kapija.
Our professional rock climber and member of UIAA Youth board with over 30 years of experience will train you in rock climbing on the rocks of the Iron Gate. Afternoon relax with yoga classes, or take a fun class in zumba dancing. Dinner in the cellars of a winery chateau with wine tasting. Overnight in winery hotel in Demir Kapija.
Transfer to Skopje Airport for flight home.
Included in price:
Accommodation (8 nights): 4 x hotel 3*, 1 x hotel 4*, 1 x winery hotel, 1 x guesthouse, 1 x tents Meals: 8 x breakfast, 7 x lunch, 7 x dinner Bike rent in Mavrovo (day 2) Excursion on donkeys (day 5) Cooking classes (day 6) Leave-No-Traces training (day 7) Rock climbing for beginners in the Iron Gate (day 8) Wine tasting with the dinner (day 8) Transport by air conditioned van / mini coach Full escort by professional guide Organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel www.macedoniatravel.com
Not included in price
Drinks during the meals Boat ride in Canyon Matka (day 2) Kayak in Canyon Matka (day 2) Hiking guide in Galicnik (day 3) Horse-riding in Galicnik (day 3) Zumba dance classes (day 8) Travel insurance (recommended) Any extra expenses not mentioned under “included in price"
Tour organized by:
tel. +389 2 3112408