This adventure journey takes you through the stunning Prespa Lake region of Macedonia..

 

Overview

This journey includes sightseeing in Skopje, Macedonia’s capital, you will then head southeast to the Prespa Lake and Ohrid Lake region. Enjoy a hike in the Galicica National Park, a picturesque boat ride to Golem Grad island which is home to ancient ruins and churches, walking and hiking along trails in the Pelister National Park, a trek to the summit of Pelister, and sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ohrid.

Itinerary

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival

Pickup and transfer from airport to the village of Dihovo, in the outskirts of the Pelister naitonal park. Accommodation at private villa (ensuite facilities). Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Pelister national park - Jorgov Kamen / Crveni Steni

Morning transfer to the Pelister national park info point. Walking tour along the Jorgov Kamen and Crveni Steni areas of Pelister National Park (4 hours in both directions). Picnic lunch is arranged. Out and back walk. Return transfer to Dihovo for dinner and overnight. 

Day 3 Trekking in Pelister - Mt. Pelister (2601 m) / "Pelisterski Oci" lakes

Breakfast. Transfer to the Pelister national park info point. Trekking tour to the summit of Pelister National Park through the stone ridge (harder version) or through the Molika Forest (easier version). After 6 hours of trekking arrival at the summit of Mt. Pelister. One hour break for picnic lunch. On the way to Nizepole we will visit the glacial lakes “Pelisterski oci”. Arrival at Nizepole and transfer back to Dihovo. Dinner and overnight. 

Day 4 Visit of the Snake Island / Brajchino

Breakfast and check out. Transfer to the village of Stenje. Boat ride to the island of “Golem Grad”, an island on Lake Prespa, home to ancient ruins and churches. We spend 2 hours sightseeing and also have picnic lunch on site. Return by boat to Stenje, from where we depart to the village of Brajchino. Dinner and overnight at private villa in Brajchino. 

Day 5 Exploration of Brajchino / "Golemo Ezero"

Full day trekking in the area of Brajchino, with the final aim to reach Golemo Ezero (the Big Lake) (8-10 hours). Out and back trek, with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in Brajchino.

Day 6 Exploration the Prespa side of Galicica national park

Breakfast and checkout. This day will be used for exploration of the Prespa part of the Galicica national park. In the afternoon hours we will get transferred to Ohrid, Macedonia's UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage site. Overnight will take place in the beautiful fisherman village of Trpejca. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Rest day

Breakfast and checkout. We can either enjoy the beautiful beach of Trpejca, or head to Ohrid for short walking sightseeing trip. Lunch is arranged at restaurant by the lake shore in the old part of Ohrid. Afternoon transfer to Skopje. Farewell dinner is arranged at the bohemian district of Skopje (or the Old Bazaar). Overnight. 

Day 8 - Departure

Checkout and transfer to the Skopje airport for onwards travel. End of program.  

Gallery

Prespa area:

Pelister national park area:

Ohrid area:

Skopje area:

What's Included

Included:

- Transportation

- Accommodation in hotels (hotel category and meals can be chosen in accordance with Your request)

- All meals 

- Tour guide (English or other major European languages) 

- Taxes

Not included:

- Transfers to Macedonia

- Single room supplement

- Optional excursions and visits

- Insurance

Dates & Prices

Scheduled dates:

* This is non scheduled tour with flexible dates. 

Number of Participants:

2 - 12

Tour grade:

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Prices: 

Confidential prices for TOs available upon request. Price depends on the number of participants.

Additional information: 

- Season: May-October