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March 13, 2018

Horse riding mountain adventure

Written By aurora

This is a soul rewarding tour with breathtaking scenery. For those who want to enjoy the treasures of the mountain, riding uphill and along the valleys, combined with authentic experience that will create a lifetime memory.

Day 1: Skopje
Upon arrival in Skopje, your guide will take you on a city tour, visiting the main attractions, fortress Kale and the Old Bazaar. Dinner in a local restaurant with traditional dishes.

Day 2: Skopje-Galicnik-Lazaropole
After breakfast we will depart to Galicnik, where we will reach at the ranch. Here we will have the opportunity to be involved in workshops of part of the cheese production and milking goats, followed by picnic lunch with wine and cheese tasting. Afterwards, we will head for a mountain horseback riding through the forest to the village of Lazaropole, where we will be accommodated.

Day 3: Lazaropole-Bistra mountain
After breakfast, you will be involved in the preparation workshops of saddling and bridling the horses and you will take an adrenaline ride to the highest peaks of Bistra mountain. We will have a short snack break, before we head to the base camp, where we will spend the night camping. This will include camping team activities, along with camp fire dinner preparation in traditional way. Overnight in tents.

Day 4: Bistra-Mavrovo
After breakfast (set up as picnic), we will ride to Mavrovo Lake. There we will have traditional lunch and then continue riding along the lake shores up to the high mountain peaks. Free time till gala dinner at the ranch.

Day 5: Mavrovo-Skopje
After breakfast we will head back to Skopje. Free time till departure, depending on the arrangements.

The tour includes:

  • 1 night in 3* hotel in Skopje, 1 night in 3* hotel in Lazaropole and 1 night in apartment accommodation on BB basis.
  • Lunches according to the program
  • Drinks at the ranch
  • Transfer in AC vehicle (depending on the size of the group) from/to Skopje to the horse ranch
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • 3 days horseback riding with full safety equipment
  • Workshops (cheese preparation, saddling, bridling)
  • Entrance fee for National Park Mavrovo
  • SUV vehicle, carrying all the luggage, food, tents and safety backup

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverage outside the ranch
  • Insurance
  • Sleeping bags
  • Back protectors for horse riding activities
  • What is not listed in the ‘’The tour includes’’ section

Optional:

  • Airfare
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February 26, 2018

Pure nature green tour of Serbia & Macedonia

Written By aurora

Rendezvous with pristine nature of Serbia and Macedonia, while learning about their culture and traditions. From hikes and boat rides in breathtaking surroundings to city sightseeing and traditional flavors, you will discover it all.

Day 1. Arrival Belgrade / Welcome dinner with music & local cuisine delicious
Transfer to Hotel . Introducing capital Belgrade and local dinner in the bohemian part Skadarlia.
Day 2. Adventure the Serbian capital, then nature will greets you in a protected wildlife.
Walking to the fortress and park Kalemegdan, following with excursion to Zasavica Natural reserve, protected natural area with diverse wildlife and bird species. After lunch drive to West Serbia visiting the Royal Spa Koviljaca. Overnight in the ethno village Suncana reka on the Drina River.
Day 3. From touching the Peace of monastery to Serbian western pearl River Drina
Transfer to Ljubovija. Hiking tour to Sokolske mountains. Meeting with nuns, snack and coffee break. Hiking tour through the exciting Nature and old ruins of the fortress Sokograd. Traditional lunch in the ethno village Vrhpolje on Drina river. Visit a famous Serbian distillery .
Day 4. Boat trip through breathtaking landscapes of intact green paradise
Short transfer to National park Tara. Walking tour through the hearth of the National park with breathtaking views over the river Drina and Zaovina lake. Hop on the boat on Perucac (lunch on the boat) and adventure drive along the Lake through the National park.
Day 5. Ride the railway line “Sargan 8”. Capture the magnificent eagles fly over the Uvac meanders Start the exciting old fashioned train ride with unique narrow gauge railway. Traditional lunch in the village. Hiking tour along the meanders of Uvac and photo safari with Eagles flying above. Visiting Etno Village museum of handcrafted wool production.
Day 6. Enchanting Age of Kings to Serbian western mountains air spa,
The tour starts in the etno village Terzica Avlija, a museum of heritage of Serbian living culture. Boat drive through the West Morava gorge with the medieval monasteries. After lunch a hiking tour to the breathless panoramic sights above the gorge. We continue to the medieval monastery of Zica, where Serbian king – Stefan First was crowned. Arrival in the famous Serbian Spa Vrnjacka Banja.
Day 7. Spa time connected with wine & nature, devils in Devil Town. Welcome to Nis.
Taking a spirit of Spa Vrnjacka Banja by a walking tour. Wine tasting in local winery in Aleksandrovac with a small snack. Continuing drive to the monument of nature, “Devil’s Town”, visiting and meeting with legends walking tour. Drive to the city of Nis, birthplace of Constantine the Great.
Day 8. Friendship between history, wine and nature. Welcome to the capital of Macedonia
After visiting remarkable Nis fortress and Skull Tower we will enjoy lunch in the Malca winery. On the way to Skopje, short stay in unique landscapes of lake of Vlasina. Transfer to Macedonia and Skopje.
Day 9. Skopje bird’s eye view, followed by one of new wonders of nature
Reach the top of the mountain Vodno and the Millenium Cross. Take a boat ride to one of the deepest underwater caves in the world, listed as one of the top 77 sites of the New7 Wonders of Nature. After lunch with spectacular view transfer to National Park of Mavrovo.
Day 10. Rural Macedonian experience and authentic local food. Welcome to Ohrid
Transfer to village of Galichnik, for a unique experience of goat milking, saddling and bridling horses followed by horse riding with breath taking scenery. Local lunch with traditional food and Macedonian aperitif. Visit Rostushe and hike to waterfall Duf. Transfer to Ohird, Jerusalem of the Balkans.
Day 11. Travel back in time in the UNESCO heritage site
City sightseeing tour of the Old Town of Ohrid, full of medieval and Byzantium churches, the Ancient Theatre, Tsar Samuil’s Fortress and visit to the first Slavic University. Boat ride on a traditional “kajche” to Biljana Springs for lunch. Balance time at leisure for the remaining of the day.
Day 12. Become a local and part of Macedonian culture. Welcome to National Park Pelister
Transfer to Prespa Lake passing by St. Naum monastery for a short visit and through one of the Macedonian’s National Parks – Galichica, for one of a kind view of both lakes .Unique village experience, meeting the locals and lunch in Brajchino. Visit in the city of consuls-Bitola. Transfer to Pelister.
Day 13. Journey from tranquillity and rocky mountain to one of kind wine experience
Transfer to the peaceful monastery Treskavec, located on a higher rocky altitude. Hike to the village of Varos, passing by medieval Marko’s Towers. Drive to Popova Kula Winery, for lunch and wine degustation of the only wine in the world made from Stanushina grape. Transfer to Strumica.
Day 14. Connect with pure nature of Eastern Macedonia
Transfer to Koleshino waterfall and then to the nearby Smolare village, enjoying the tranquility of the nature with a mild hike to the waterfall. After lunch in a restaurant in the village drive to the most significant eco region in Macedonia – Malesevo.
Day 15. Unwind and breathe in, before unforgettable farewell dinner
Mild hike to the authentic sheepfold. Taste pure nature wild fruits and pick up some tea herbs on the way (depending on the season). Barbecue in the surrounding with mesmerizing view to last a life time. Transfer to Skopje for a Macedonian theme night with traditional food and folk dance.
Day 16. Goodbye Skopje
After breakfast, free time in Skopje. Transfer to Airport. Departure.

The tour includes: 

15 nights in 3* and 4* hotels on BB basis

Lunch and dinner meals everyday according to the program

Wine tastings according the program

Boat ride on day 4,6,9 and 11

Hiking tour on day 3,4,5,6,7,10,13,14 and 15

All the entrance fees during the whole program

Licensed English speaking guide during the whole trip

Transfer by high quality bus according the program

The tour does not include:

Flights

Personal expenses

Beverages during meals

Visa fees (if applicable)

Anything not listed in “The tour includes” section

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February 19, 2018

The Taste of Macedonia

Written By aurora

Experience the true taste of Macedonia! Unique wines, tasteful food and untouched nature. Visit one of the most significant wine regions in Europe and the world, while tasting few of Macedonian recognizable wines. See the spirit of the capital, Skopje and travel to the most ecological region in Macedonia.

Day 1: Skopje
Upon arrival in Skopje, you will greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival and if time permitting we will head to the top of the mountain Vodno with a cable car to experience the bird’s eye view of the city. If that won’t be possible will check in the complex Macedonian Village (built in the traditional spirit of the Macedonian architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries and composed of sixteen authentic houses). Here you will experience traditional Macedonian dinner and wine tasting.

Day 2: Skopje-Stobi-Tikves-Popova Kula
After breakfast in the hotel, your guide will take you on a tour of Skopje, starting with the nearby Byzantine church of St. Pantailemon. Then we explore the Old Town and Skopje’s landmarks: Fortress Kale, Old Bazaar and the Stone Bridge, crossing the river Vardar to ”Macedonia Square’’ and ”Mother Teresa Memorial’’. Then we will head to Stobi Winery, where you will enjoy the view of the vineyards, as we well as taste the winery’s’ most popular and awarded wines during the lunch. Our next stop is Tikves Winery, which is the largest winery in Southeast Europe and is existing from 1885. Here we will have a brief tour of the vineyards and taste some of their fine premium wines, from the long list of awarded wines on the world stage. Our last stop will be Popova Kula Winery, where we will check in their hotel. In the evening we will have dinner and taste the one of a kind in the world wine from the Stanushina grape.

Day 3: Popova Kula-Queen Mary-Strumica-Berovo
After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart to visit nearby Royal Winery-Queen Maria, which was built by the King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic. Our journey continues to South-Eastern Macedonia, through Valandovo to explore the still existing medieval monasteries Veljusa and Vodocha. Here you can enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and admire the monastery’s preserved medieval frescoes. After our lunch in a restaurant in Strumica, we will head to the nearby Smolare, to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Macedonia. In the the evening, we will arrive in the unique and prestige Aurora Resort & Spa. Here we will relax, unwind and continue with our wine & dine experience, during the dinner in the restaurant.

Day 4: Berovo-Kratovo-Kumanovo-Skopje
After breakfast, we will drive to sheepfold Klepalo, where you will experience part of the production of white cheese and taste traditional Macedonian spirit-Rakija. Then we will head to Kratovo enjoying the Stone Town and learn the mythic story of its creation. Our next stop will be at the restaurant ‘’Ethno Selo’’ where we will have lunch and wine tasting. After resting for couple of hours we will head back to Skopje and check in the hotel.

Day 5: Skopje
After breakfast in the hotel, you will have free time till transfer to the airport for your departure.

The tour includes:

• Airport meet and greet
• Transfer from/to Skopje Airport
• 4 nights accommodation on HB basis.
• Wine tasting and meals in Macedonian Village, Stobi Winery, Popova Kula Winery, Aurora Spa & Resort and Etno Village
• Wine Tasting in Tikves Winery and Royal Winery-Queen Maria
• Dinner in restaurant in Strumica
• Guided tour of ”Macedonia Square” and ”Old Bazaar” in Skopje
• Visit to medieval Byzantine style monasteries
• Visit to one of the most famous waterfall in Macedonia
• Licensed English speaking guide
• Transfer in modern AC vehicle according to the program (depending on size of the group)
• Entrance fees

The tour does not include:

• Personal expenses
• Beverages not included in the wine tasting menu
• Insurance
• Tips
• Visa fees, if applicable
• What is not listed in the above ”The tour includes” section

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