We start our adventure in welcoming Kosovo, at the heart of the Balkans, walking & exploring the most notables sights for several days.
In Kosovo the influence of east and west is intertwined, Christianity coexists with Islam. A place with a difficult history that was ruled by the Roman Empire, various Byzantine kingdoms and the Ottoman Empire. After World War remained under the rule of Yugoslavia till 1999, when after the NATO bombing came under the international protectorate. From 2008, Kosovo is an independent state.
Since the ancient times until the middle ages, it was known as Dardania and included the territories of Northern Macedonia and Southern Serbia today. Kosovo is a country of geographical and cultural contrasts with a thousand years old diverse cultural heritage. There are nearly 11,000 km² and around 1.8 million inhabitants, a mixed population of which the majority are ethnic Albanians.
Day 1: Welcome to Kosovo! Drive to Prishtina, Europes youngest capital
Stop At: Pristina, Pristina
The group will meet at Prishtina Airport before transferring (40min) to the district of Prishtina. After accommodation, you will have a short walk through the city. Lunch is provided at a very special restaurant when you will try traditional food. The afternoon is left open to rest and explore this unique area. Perhaps take a walking tour with our guide to become more familiar with the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight at Begolli Hotel, a 4-star hotel at the old bazaar.
Day 2: The attraction of Rugova Canyon.
Stop At: Pec, Pec
Today we wake and enjoy breakfast before driving (2hrs) to Peja the city of attractions. We will visit Ujëvaren e Drinit and then Radaci Cave which is close to the waterfall.
After having spent some leisure time at the White Drini Waterfall we drive into the city where we have a very delicious lunch. After lunch we drive through Rugova Canyon to try a really great adventure that gives a high adrenaline to everybody Via Ferrata, a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. Using a via Ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.
Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation included: A very beautiful chalet in the middle of the Shtypec forest.
Day 3: Spectacular walk to the Drelaj Lake.
Stop At: Rugova Mountains, Pec Kosovo
Todays trek starts with an early breakfast before we head off on our first full day of trekking. The walk is relatively short which passes through the beautiful Kuchishte and Drelajs lake.
We start walking at Guri i Kuq Restaurant and go gently upwards south along an unpaved road, later becoming a hiking trail marked with red circles. After approximately one-hour hiking uphill, we reach an amazing glacial lake. The locals call it Liqeni i Kuçishtёs. We stay here for a short break and good opportunity to take some photos then continue walking for another half an hour to the second lake, Drelaj Lake and a possibility to swim.
Duration: 4 minutes
Accommodation included: A private chalet in Rugova Mountains.
Day 4: A lovely day in Prizren.
Stop At: Prizren, Prizren
Our lovely day exploration takes us to many of Prizren's most notable sights including the Castle of Prizren; the Church of Our Lady of Ljevi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Sinan Pasha Mosque; the Old Stone Bridge, which dates back to 16th century; the Gazi Mehmet Pasha Hammam and others interesting sights if time permitting. We are certain to enjoy this very special place where we spend one night on our way into the city. With its rich cultural heritage, café and mountain backdrop, Prizren is Kosovos best city to be visited.
Duration: 2 days 12 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Commences in:Pristina, Kosovo
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