Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Skopje. Afterwards, we'll do the guided tour of the center of Skopje and the Old Bazaar. In the evening, we will visit the Chateau Sopot winery for welcoming dinner with tasting of Macedonian wine. Overnight.
Day 2 Kosovo 1 day experience & transfer to Montenegro
After breakfast, we check out and depart toward Kosovo. We will visit the Gadima cave, UNESCO site – 14th century Orthodox monastery Grachanica. We will continue to the traditional restaurant for lunch with the famous local Kosovo recipes. Drive and arrival to the north of Montenegro and accommodation in a rural household on the slopes of Bjelasica mountain (2 nights). Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Hiking tour of Bjelasica glacial lakes (4 hours)
Your guide will take you to enjoy untouched nature of Bjelasica Mountain and its glacial lakes and in the same time you will admire great sights of Prokletije and Komovi Mountains positioned around.
Day 4 Fly fishing experience and rural tradition at Tara river region
After breakfast, we head to the zone of Tara river canyon - the deepest canyon in Europe. We will have fly fishing lessons and more fun at the water with our licensed instructor and ranger against illegal fishing. With him you’ll learn more about catch and release techniques and in general, about fish fauna of the river Tara, known as the Tear of Europe because of its clear drinkable water. Afternoon in the Tara canyon region is reserved for visit and lunch in the rural household. You will learn about wood carving techniques of the host as he is one of the country's best makers of gusle - traditional Montenegrin instrument. You will enjoy lunch made of local products and hear interesting family stories. Ride to Skadar Lake National Park zone where we will be accommodated in a local guesthouse (2 nights). Dinner and overnight.
Day 5- Cetinje and Lovcen mountain region with honey farm experience
Drive via the spectacular curvy road of Lovcen National Park and visit the Old Royal Capital Cetinje. Then we will take you to the honey-farm where you will hear about the honey-making techniques and traditions of our host, and taste some home-made liqueurs followed by traditional Montenegrin lunch.
Day 6 Skadar lake National park experience
We will enjoy a 3-hour boat ride on the largest lake on the Balkans, enjoying its flora, rich bird life and amazing sights (alternative – 3 hours kayaking on the lake). Traditional lunch in local winery, in one of the villages near the lake area, with the famous red wine and liqueurs tasting. In the afternoon, we will continue to Albania towards Lepushe village and accommodate in a stone house or group houses – 2 nights.
Day 7 Lepushe village area experience
In the morning, the group will visit the old mill still in use by all locals for flour production, and after a light trekking - reach the place of a shepherd. There, our host will serve his own product for lunch and share with us
some local shepherds stories. In the afternoon, we will go to the Vermosh region for sightseeing and some new stories of the region. Evening will be reserved for team building - prepare dinner together with the lady owner of the house.
Day 8 - Shkodra – Fishta village – Lezha Dumrea lake region
Ride to the south with a short visit of Shkodra and Rozafa castle for a short tour and great panorama view of the town. Continue to the Fishta village and local farm with lunch served of local ingredients. In the afternoon, visit Lezha and Skanderbeg Memorial, transfer to Belsh within the area of Dumrea famous for its 84 karst lakes. Accommodation in Seferan – 2 nights.
Day 9Fisherman’s experience in the Lagoon
Early morning trip for a unique experience with a fisherman in small boats to pull the nets, in the Lagoon of Karavasta, thrown the day before (2-3h) followed by preparation of BBQ, based on fish and seafood.
Day 10 Welcome to Ohrid lake
After breakfast, transfer to Macedonia. Arrival in Ohrid where the guide will take us for an old Ohrid craft tour. After lunch (traditional Ohrid fish), transfer to the heart of the National Park Galichica in the village of Elshani with accommodation in a guesthouse (2 nights). Dinner and overnight.
Day 11 Galichica National park and Kojnsko village hiking tour -
Medium intensity hiking tour in the area characterized with amazing nature and spectacular views on Ohrid Lake. Home hosted lunch with traditional food made by the locals of the village in a traditional way with guests taking part at the cookies making classes.
Day 12 Monastery Saint Naum tour and National park Galichica
Visit the famous monastery of Saint Naum, and further drive throughout the National Park Galichica, climbing up to 1400m. Stop at Brajcino village for lunch and a short hike. Accommodation in Dihovo village, whose owner is a member of Slow Food International. Traditional dinner with crafted wine and beer tasting.
Day 13 National park Pelister hiking and honey farm visi
Hiking in the National park Pelister (2h). After the hike, we will go back to our host's house for lunch with traditional food. After lunch, visit an apiary in Dihovo village, get to see how the organic honey is produced, with some inhalation from the honey hives. Transfer to Skopje, free time and farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Skopje.
Day 14 Departure day
After breakfast, transfer to the International Airport Skopje and departure.