Study Sustainable Tourism in North Macedonia

Travel Abroad & Study Sustainable Tourism in Southeast Europe

While North Macedonia is renowned for its heritage and complex national identity, the country faces challenges in regard to health care as it has limited economic resources. Add an impact to your trip by visiting the local children’s hospital or join project HOPE to help alleviate the country’s shortage of essential medicines.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your travel abroad adventure has officially begun as you descend into Skopje International Airport. Make sure to get a good look from the plane’s window at your new home for the next week! A local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 

The afternoon is yours to rest, unpack, and explore your surroundings. Enjoy a sunny terrace by the river, bicycle into town, or take a dip in the pool. In the evening, you will meet with your group and guides for an authentic Macedonian dinner. Take time to get to know your guides and ask questions about your schedule ahead.

North Macedonia is rich in culture and has spectacular wildlife, as you will witness today. After breakfast, you’ll take a transfer to Matka Canyon. Here, you will hike down the path toward the water’s edge. You’ll then take a boat ride to Vrelo which is one of the world’s deepest underwater caves. Enjoy a magical journey in this deep-water canyon. 

After lunch, you will travel to see Tetovo’s painted mosque. Its elaborate architecture and spectacular designs date back to the Renaissance era in the Islamic world. Be sure to ask the guide about how the past has influenced the current North Macedonian culture today. Spend the rest of the evening exploring Tetovo’s shops before heading back to the hotel for dinner.

Today you’re off to experience the main tourist attractions in North Macedonia, which is the town of Ohrid. Its location is along the shores of Europe’s oldest lake. Be sure to take out your camera because wherever you turn, there will be breathtaking views. You will see the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, and St. Clement of Ohrid. Finally, after lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Bay of Bones Museum to better understand how prehistoric people lived on the water while protecting themselves from mainland dangers.

It’s time to take a break from history and experience the nature of North Macedonia which lies in its eastern region. You’ll first be transferred to two monasteries for a short tour at St. Leontius and Veljusa Monastery. Try to take a moment to appreciate how the Macedonian beliefs compare to your own. Next, you will explore a masterpiece of nature, the Kolesino Waterfall. You’ll have the chance to hike around the falls, swim in the natural pool, and cliff jump, if you dare! Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading down toward Kolesino village for souvenirs shopping and free time.

We hope you like donkeys, as today you will truly immerse yourself into the North Macedonian way of life. Meet a local host of Kuratica’s small village who will share with you their customs and culture. Visit an authentic village house, learn traditional cloth making, and search for forest fruits. You’ll be sure to spot many sheep and cattle roaming freely in the village’s area. Enjoy a traditional Macedonian meal and furnace baked bread. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ride on a donkey through the village’s nearby rolling hills to witness the true beauty of North Macedonia.

Get out of the hustle and bustle of city life during your last full day in North Macedonia. You’ll first head to Berovo which is a town that lies below the Malesevski Mountains. A guide will lead your hike through the town and into the wilderness to reach Berovo Lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch of organic food and drinks. Canoe, swim, or paddleboard on the lake, then head back to the town of Berovo for some free time and dinner before heading back to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

The time has come for you to say your goodbyes to the beautiful country and people of North Macedonia. Enjoy a final breakfast buffet with your guides and reflect on your most cherished memories. Now it’s time to head to the airport for your departure flight.

North Macedonia is known for its spiritual lake sunsets, glorious architectural contrasts, and endless outdoor adventures. Situated in Southeast Europe, it’s location is a must-see for history buffs and adventure seekers alike. 

On this group trip to North Macadamia, you will immerse yourself into the culture of its people, as well as having some adventures in the country’s great outdoors. The trip highlights include visiting the Bay of Bones, enjoying a donkey safari, and boating into one of the world’s deepest caves. Plan your travel abroad experience today!


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