Macedonia Village Tour

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Macedonia Village Tour

Recomended for Everyone
Period days
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City Skopje, Ohrid, Mavrovo, Vevchani, Bitola
What to bring
Requirements
Level of dificulty Easy Tour
Minimum age

Day 1 Skopje – National Park Mavrovo

After arrival at Skopje airport transfer to the National Park Mavrovo, where we will visit Galichnik village - which is a famous medieval village in Macedonia, famous for its history, architecture and great wealth in the past. Sightseeing of the village with rich history and a visit to the local museum. We will have a nice traditional lunch with a local family, which are the only two inhabitants living now in this village all year long.
Later on drive to Janche Village (or light hike to the next village 5,4km) where we will stay. The accommodation is great there, the hotel is made out of clay and natural materials. They also cook amazing. In the afternoon we can make short hike to the hidden waterfall Duf and visit one of the most beautiful monastery – Bigorski where we can enjoy unique iconostas made with deep wood carving technique…Return to hotel and enjoy great dinner. Overnight.

Day 2 National Park Mavrovo – Kodzadzik Village – Vevchani village

After breakfast with great view to river Radika canyon. We will drive to village Kodzadzik where we will visit house – museum of Ali Riza Efendi (father of Kemal Ataturk) … Follow drive to Vevchani village – after arrival lunch in restaurant. Accommodate in homestay apartments. In the afternoon we visit springs and short drive to Struga city of poetry where we will visit poetry museum, enjoy fascinating view of river Drim starting its path from Ohrid Lake. Dinner in restaurant, return to Vevchani for overnight.

Day 3 Ohrid & St Naum.

Good breakfast at village restaurant. Short drive to Ohrid old city where we will make sightseeing tour of old city: starting from Upper Gate, visit Antic Theatre, Tsar Samoil fortress, Plaoshnik complex and the most famous church St Jovan Kaneo. Lunch in Fisherman village Kaneo on lake front restaurant. In the afternoon we will drive to most southern spot on Ohrid Lake where we will visit river Drim Springs, enjoying nature with dingy boats ride… Accommodation in hotel built in Monastery complex of St Naum. Dinner in restaurant and overnight,

Day 4 Bitola – Skopje Airport

Early breakfast. Check out from the hotel drive through national Park Galichica with great views of forest and Panorama of the lakes. Stop for a brake at Stenje village on Prespa Lake. Follows visit of private Etno museum. After short drive we will visit Dihovo village near Bitola, where we will enjoy organic lunch made from local ingredients. After lunch we will have Honey tasting and local. Departure to Skopje airport.

ACCOMMODATION BASED ON FOLLOWING HOTELS/ACCOMMODATIONS:

 1 X HB IN JANCHE HOTEL TUTTO 4*

 1 X BB IN VEVCANI COUPLE OF AUTHENTIC VILLAGE HOUSES

 1 X HB IN OHRID HOTEL ST NAUM MONASYTERY

BB – bed and breakfast; HB – half board


TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:

 TRANSPORTATION ACCORDING TO PROGRAM FROM SKOPJE AIRPORT ON DAY 01 TILL SKOPJE

AIRPORT ON DAY 04

- GROUP UP TO 6 PAX WITH VAN 8+1 SEATER MERCEDES VITO

- GROUPS WITH 8 PAX AND MORE WITH 20 SEATER MINIBUS MERCEDES SPRINTER

 ALL ROAD EXPENSES, FUEL, PARKING FEES ARE INCLUDED

 EXPERIENCED DRIVER SERVICES & ACCOMODATION INCLUDED

3. GUIDE SERVICES:

 TURKISH SPEAKING THROUGHOUT GUIDE FROM DAY 01 TILL ON DAY 04

 DAILY SALARY & ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED

4. MEALS:

 1 X LUNCH IN LOCAL RESTAURANT IN GALICHNIK VILLAGE

 1 x LUNCH IN RESTAURANT IN VEVCHANI VILLAGE

1 x DINNER IN RESTAURANT IN STRUGA

 1 x LUNCH IN RESTAURANT IN VEVCHANI VILLAGE

5. ENTRANCE FEES AND SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY:

 GALICHNIK CHEESE TASTING

 GALICHNIK VILLAGE MUSEUM

 ST BIGORSKI MONASTERY

 VEVCHANI SPRINGS PARK

 ST SOFIA CHURCH OHRID

 SAMOIL FORTRESS OHRID

 PLAOSHNIK COMPLEX OHRID

 ST NAUM

 BOATS ON SPRINGS ON RIVER DRIM

 NP GALICICA E/F

 BOATS TO ISLAND GOLEM GRAD

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