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MACEDONIA AND ALBANIA /TOURING AND HIKING combined/ ADVENTUROUS TOUR
In cooperation with expert guides for hiking tours – BORA VELJKOVIĆ and ALEKSANDAR TIJANIC
Day 1 : Departure from Novi Sad at 22,00 and drive along highway via Niš – Preševo…Macedonia…..
Day 2 : …Tabanovce – Skopje. Break for sightseeing of Skopje : Monument of Mother Theresa /Gondža Bojadžiu, Kale Fortress, stone bridge, bit bazaar… Drive on via Tetovo to Mavrovo National Park. Tour of St Jovan Bigorski Monastery. Afternoon arrival to Ohrid. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Evening walk along Ohrid pedestrian street. Overnight.
Day 3 : two days program in Ohrid – bathing in the lake, tour of the spring of Crni Drim River, tour of St Naum Monastery and surrounding. Dinner, overnight.
Trekkers : morning departure to Galicica National Park : Ohrid – Prevoj /1560 meters/ Climbing to the highest peak of Magaro /2255 meters/ lasts 2 – 3 hours. Level difference 695 meters. Observation of Ohrid and Prespa Lakes from the mountain ridge. Descending Galicica Mountain and visit to St Naum Monastery and Crni Drim River spring. Return to Ohrid. Dinner, overnight.
Day 4 : Ohrid city tour in the morning : Sveti Jovan Kaneo Monastery, Monastery of St Kliment, Monastery of the Holy Virgin of Peribleptos, archaeological excavations of Basilica with preserved floor mosaics, Samuil Fortress…Visit to the Old Bazaar in the pedestrian zone famous for craftsmen, jewelry shops and numerous filigree shops selling famous Ohrid pearls. Brake for lunch – traditional food recommended including well-known Macedonian sweets. Dinner, overnight.
Day 5 : Morning departure from Ohrid and tour of Struga, picturesque town of poetry on the shores of Ohrid Lake. Drive on to Albania to Elbasan. Tour of the Monastery of Saint King Jovan Vladimir. Evening arrival to Kavaje, summer resort close to Duress. Hotel accommodation. Dinner, overnight.
Day 6 : After breakfast full-day excursion to Berat, town of 1000 windows” and Ardenica Monastery. Afternoon return to Kavaje and free time. Dinner, overnight.
Day 7 : After breakfast full-day excursion to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Sightseeing of the center. Afternoon tour of Duress /center, Fortress, amphitheater/. Return to Kavaje. Dinner, overnight.
Day 8 : After breakfast departure to Kruje, hometown of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeg and sightseeing. Drive via Skhodra to Velipoje resort at the Adriatic Sea. Hotel accommodation. Dinner, overnight.
NOTE : TREKKERS HAVE ORGANIZED TRANSFER FROM SKHODRA TO PROKLETIJE MOUNTAINS AND ACCOMMODATION IN TENTS WITHIN THE THETI NATIONAL PARK AT THE ALTITUDE BETWEEN 1000 AND 1500 METERS. Climb up to the location of the walking route on Prokletije Mountains /Accursed Mountains/. Meals : packages /breakfast and dinner/.
Day 9 : After breakfast full day swimming and rest on the beach for tourists.
Trekkers continue climbing up to the most challenging peak of Prokletije Mountains – Maja Jezerce peak /2694 meters/. Climbing and descending time is between 10 and 12 hours and height level difference 1980 meters. Return from climbing in the late evening hours and transfer to Velipoje.
Services : half-board /dinner in hotel depending on the time of arrival or package dinner in of late evening arrival to Velipoje/
Day 10 : After breakfast departure to Serbia with stop over in Skodra for sightseeing of the “old town on Bojana River”. Drive through Montenegro with brakes for rest and refreshment. Late evening arrival to Novi Sad and end of program.
Included : tourist class bus transportation, 8 overnights in 3 stars hotels /double or triple occupancy/ with half-board services
TREKKERS : 7 overnights in 3 stars hotels //double or triple occupancy/ with half-board, taxes and tolls in Macedonia and Albania, professional guidance in Macedonia and Albania /sightseeing as per program/, transfers and local guides for trekking excursions / Galičica and Prokletije Mountains/, – entrance fee for all sights as per program, PANACOMP support and Logistics
Not included : health insurance, other non-mentioned expenses
IMPORTANT NOTE :
In case of bad weather conditions or unexpected and unpredictable circumstances on mountaineering route, Organizer has obligation and right to adjust program to the newly appeared conditions