Mavrovo Day Trip From Skopje

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    all hotels and private accommdation in Skopje
    Airports
    Skopje Airport, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Full day tour from Skopje to National Park Mavrovo. Clean air, mountain sun, pure water, grazing fields, trees, flowers, forest fruit, and pleasant fragrance all around you. Ideal atmosphere for adventures who want to escape from the everyday life and enjoy the nature in the Mavrovo National park.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Depart in the morning from your central Skopje hotel. After arriving in Mavrovo, you will get a briefing with information about the city and its National Park. Here you will see Sharko cave, an underground beauty which has beautiful stalactite, stalagmite and corals and other cave ornaments that create a picture of untouched beauty. After that you will visit the village of Galicnik where Galicka svadba (wedding) takes place on 12th July each year. After visiting Galicnik, drive along Mavrovo Lake and the canyon of the river Radika to the biggest monastery in Macedonia, St. Jovan Bigorski, 2km from Rostushe village, Debar, at an altitude of 740m.

Placed on the impressionable Bigor rocks on canyon valley of the river Radika, in the embrace of the exuberant forests implanted in the north, are the west slopes of Bistra Mountain. The monastery complex includes a church, charnel house, defense tower, complex of monastery shelters, and the newly-built guests shelters.

Next comes a natural place called Waterfall Duff. Your tour continues with the visit of the wonderful monastery Rajcica. After that, enjoy a traditional lunch in Mavrovo before returning to Skopje.

Inclusions

Lunch

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Entry/Admission - Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski

Entry/Admission - Mavrovo National Park

Exclusions

Gratuities

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Jul-2022

    Driver Miki and guide Susana were great. Can’t be objective because it was such a lucky day.luxury ac sedan private tour . Once a year traditional formal wedding in high mountain village. Televised Nationwide The President attended. Music, costumes, horseback riders, ceremonies July 14 saints day was a Tuesday so event moved to the Saturday and we got to see it. Memorable special travel experience. The NP,lake and monastery with 1000 year old icon and unique wood carvings followed by excellent late lunch near the lake with traditional stew in a crock and local beer in frosted mug would have made for a nice day in the mountains but I can’t evaluate the tour because it probably isn’t possible to replicate getting Miki and Susana and the thrill of the folk spectacle. Note of caution the tour description on the Viator web site is not current. Sharks Cave is only open to large groups by prior special arrangements. Just as well because it would have required a scramble up a rocky hillside which we would not have attempted.And there was a disappointment. The photo on the web site features the partially submerged old church with the lake in the background. We planned to pose on the shore before the church and use it on this year’s Christmas card. It is an iconic travel image. Well the church has been high and dry for years. Climate change and low water.It is located up a small cove so no lake view. Ordinary church ruin with what little ambiance left spoiled by a newly constructed ugly new great concrete bell tower right in front. Viator should not be using an image that doesn’t show the current reality.we skipped the 1+ rough hike to the waterfall. It was hot and at 3pm after the monastery we were beat and very hungry and still faced a half hour drive back up the canyon to the lake. And the second church was closed for repairs. It’s a nice drive through some beautiful mountains, some religious art and a nice lunch and a full day out of the city to see more of the country but if you care about the submerged church find out about the water level before booking the tour and keep the other realities in mind

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Everything good, no real complaints about anything. Good time in Mavrovo region to see another part of Macedonia

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Everything good, no real complaints about anything. Good time in Mavrovo region to see another part of Macedonia

  • 17-Aug-2017

    Did the Mavrovo tour on Tuesday and it was awesome. The Mavrovo region is very beautiful. I was amazed by the mountains, villages and forests. Its a special place that I hadnt experienced before.

    The driver Daniele and guide Suzana are very pleasant company. They know all the great spots to take pictures and enjoy the view. The guide Suzana really knows a lot about the region and it's history and it was very nice to hear the stories.

    Can recommend this day trip to everyone.

  • 17-Aug-2017

    Did the Mavrovo tour on Tuesday and it was awesome. The Mavrovo region is very beautiful. I was amazed by the mountains, villages and forests. Its a special place that I hadnt experienced before.

    The driver Daniele and guide Suzana are very pleasant company. They know all the great spots to take pictures and enjoy the view. The guide Suzana really knows a lot about the region and it's history and it was very nice to hear the stories.

    Can recommend this day trip to everyone.

  • 06-Jul-2017

    This tour was one of the highlights while recently visiting Macedonia. The tour guide, Suzanna, and driver, Danielle, were both tremendous. They went out of their way to show me some spectacular scenery and make sure I got the most out of the day. It was genuinely a lot of fun. Mavrovo deserves to be more well known and is chock full of interesting landscapes and villages. If you want a relaxing day outside of Skopje, you can't do better than this.

  • 06-Jul-2017

    This tour was one of the highlights while recently visiting Macedonia. The tour guide, Suzanna, and driver, Danielle, were both tremendous. They went out of their way to show me some spectacular scenery and make sure I got the most out of the day. It was genuinely a lot of fun. Mavrovo deserves to be more well known and is chock full of interesting landscapes and villages. If you want a relaxing day outside of Skopje, you can't do better than this.