Go rural to Lazaropole and Gari from Ohrid

Going on this trip will be a real escape from everyday life. We will feel the nature in Mavrovo National Park and visit the most spiritual place in the country, St. John Monastery Bigorski. We will visit two old villages situated in Bistra mountain to feel the rural life in this part of Macedonia. Enjoy!

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9 to 10 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Experienced English-speaking guide/driver for the entire tour
    • Pick-up and drop-off from/to your hotel in Ohrid
    • Transfers for the tour with a comfortable car/minivan
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee for Bigorski Monastery (approx. 2 EUR)
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mavrovo Lake, Mavrovo Republic of North Macedonia

    We will be starting with a short walk in the Mavrovo National Park around the Mavrovo Lake.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski, Hwy E65 Mavrovo National Park, Gostivar Republic of North Macedonia

    Driving through the canyon of the river Radika, we make the next stop at St. John the Baptist of Bigorski Monastery, which is widely renowned as the most spiritual monastery in Macedonia. This 19th-century structure, erected upon both the ruins of an 11th-century church and the slopes of Mountain Bistra, is home to a small silver coffin allegedly containing the remains of St John himself.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Duf Waterfall, Village Rostushe, Mavrovo 1256 Republic of North Macedonia

    Next, we must see the nearby waterfalls of Duf, listen to the sounds of nature, and relax our senses.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lazaropole, Lazaropole, Polog Region

    We continue on to the village of Lazaropole, an old typical Macedonian mountain village on an altitude of 1,350 meters. We take a short coffee break before we start walking around the village, admiring the nature and very unique architecture.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gari, Gari, Southwestern Region

    We will also visit the close village of Gari, almost at the same altitude. The houses are made of natural materials that could be found in the surrounding, to be warm in winter, and refreshing in summer. We walk to the waterfalls of Gari River, take a walk in nature, and finishing the day back in Skopje.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Ohrid, North Macedonia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from your hotel or other preferred location in Ohrid
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are constantly following the WHO recommendations and guidelines and are implementing all the necessary precautions for ensuring the health and safety for our travelers and our staff, as well as all the other people involved in the experience.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Experience Balkan

Activity ID: V-86663P59

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