This is a tour which aims to showcase the spectacular nature of Kosovo a land locked country. What it lacks in the absence of the seacoast, it more than compensates with a natural landscape full of vast fields, rugged steep mountains, crystal clear rivers and streams, waterfall chains, dense forest, natural caves and glacier lakes. A small country but full of diversity which many find admirable.
Duration: 5 days
We welcome you at Pristina Airport and transfer to Prizren one of the most beautiful towns in Kosovo where we will spend two overnights. A walking tour of Prizren with visit to some of its monuments, the Orthodox Church of “Our Lady of Ljevis” being the most important becoming part of the UNESCO list of protected Medieval Monuments of Kosovo in 2006. Other monuments and sites worth visiting are: The Mosque of Sinan Pasha built in 1615, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (Prizren's main Catholic church from 1870), the Fortress of Prizren and near it the Church of the Holy Saviour, Church of St. George, the Stone Bridge and bazaar. Overnight in Prizren.
The Sharr Mountains are located in the region between Kosovo and Macedonia and includes an area of 1600 km2 of which 1100km2 belong to Kosovo and approximately represent 10% of its total territory. The Sharr Mountains are distinguished by botanical, fauna, ecological, tourist, recreational, sportive, educative and cultural values. They are extremely rich and varied in landscape, flora and fauna offering the perfect place for nature lovers. Twenty five lakes in the altitude 1900 m above sea level, almost 2000 plant species, with 30-40 of them belonging to European and World endangered plant species and a rich fauna which make this area a great place to visit. We will be able to drive through canyons, admire hills of varied forms, drive on top of mountains and through forests in a day full of changing landscapes and colours. Overnight in Prizren.
After breakfast drive to Mirusha Waterfalls, a chain of waterfalls found in the Mirusha River, situated on the south of the Gremnik Mountains at an altitude of 572 meters. Mirusha River carved a 10 km long canyon and created 13 river lakes with 12 waterfalls between them. The stunning landscape with rocks and caves around the waterfalls, form an overwhelming sight and present a special attraction pleasing to any eye. After the visits we proceed to the lakes of Istog another of Kosovo’s attractions linked to a river. We will enter the private grounds of a hotel & restaurant complex situated at the entrance of a picturesque gorge engraved by the crystal clear springs on the Istog River. We will be met by the perfect scenery with abundant water and greenery, worthy of a landscaping masterpiece. It is the perfect place to sample, what else but, the delicious fresh trout of these unblemished waters. After this experience drive to the Rugova valley where we will be based for the following 2 nights in Boga.
After breakfast we will be exploring the Rugova Valley one of the most spectacular natural monuments of Kosovo, located in the heart of Dukagjin region in the north-west of the country. It covers an area of 32.000 hectares and serves as a gateway to the mountain range known as the Accursed Mountains which Kosovo shares with its neighbours Montenegro and Albania. All the three countries have respectively declared this area a national park for the natural splendour it represents. The highest peak of the range is Jezerca in Albania at a height of 2694 metres, with Deravica in Kosovo falling short at only a few tens of metres at a height of 2656 metres. The Rugova valley is considered an ideal place to spend time to relax and get away from the daily routine and dynamic life in the city. It is a rich and unexplored region, which offers a unique entertainment opportunity for the lovers of eco and rural tourism, with various elements such us: Bistrica River which passes throughout 12 kilometres of the valley, various waterfalls that fall from a height of 30 meters, two glacier lakes at an altitude of 1 800 meters above sea level and a number of caves. Overnight in Boga.
After breakfast departure to airport.
350 Euro per person sharing a double or twin room for minimum 6 participants
420 Euro per person sharing a double or twin room for minimum 4 participants
580 Euro per person sharing a double or twin room for minimum 2 participants
Single supplement = 65 Euro. (Single rooms will usually be double or twin for single use.)
Note: The above dates are for orientation purposes, to help people book on the same dates, and pay the cheaper price. However we will run this tour on other dates as per clients’ requests.