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Meanwhile visiting Kosovo, we start our adventure in welcoming Kosovo, at the heart of the Balkans, walking & exploring the most notable’s sights for five 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 the NATO bombing came under the international protectorate. Since 2008, Kosovo is an independent state.

From 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.

A landlocked country, Kosovo is surrounded by almost all sides of the mountains through which the border crosses with neighboring countries. This cultural tour is designed to discover Gracanica, Prizren, and Pristina; orthodox churches, culture, and history; mosques; monasteries likewise other important buildings.

Unlike stereotypes and prejudices that you could hear about unknown places, in Kosovo, you will be surprised by the tolerant and very welcoming spirit of the people. Certainly, this is also a place where you can enjoy delicious meals of international, oriental, and traditional cuisine.

5 Days
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Trip Highlights
  • Visit Kosovo and its capital Prishtina, Europe’s youngest capital;
  • Hiking in he crystal clear lake of Drelaj & Kuqishte;
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Nicolas in Decan;
  • The historic town of Prizren.
What's Included

Accommodation in hotel and meals as written in the daily itinerary; group airport transfer and other transports required by the itinerary; all entrance fees; skilled tour leader.



Day 1: Welcome to Kosovo! Drive to Prishtina, Europe’s youngest capital

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.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Dinner


Day 2: The attraction of Rugova Canyon.

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 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.

Accommodation: Chalet
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 3: Spectacular walk to the Drelaj Lake.

Today’s 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 Drelaj’s 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 of hiking uphill, we reach an amazing glacial lake. The locals call it Liqeni i Kuçishtёs. We stay here for a short break and a 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.

Trek: 7 Km, 2-3 hours.
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 4: Hike up to Tropoja Lake & Three border points

Head out west to enjoy the great views of Bjeshket e Nemuna. Nestled within the western stretches of the Bjeshket e Nemuna and the border between Albania and Montenegro, the lake of Tropoja attracts adventurers and nature lovers alike. We take a 4X4 drive up to Bjeshka e Gacaferit then we start a short hike towards the lake. Also, it is very possible to climb up the three border points. We return back the same trail down to the valley.

Trek: 7 Km, 3-4 hours; elevation gain/loss: 550m.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 5: A lovely day in 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 Ljeviš, 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 Kosovo’s best city to be visited.

Activity: 4 hours
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 6: Depart for home.

After breakfast, our adventure ends with a private transfer to the airport, ending our exciting trek in the heart of the Balkans.



Although we try to do our very best to carry out the schedule written above, this itinerary is subject to change for some reasons beyond our control. This is a 5-day trip, however, we can make it even longer.


Visit Kosovo Map

kosovo map



English-speaking local guide
Group airport transfers
All accommodation
Meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 10
All land transport required by the itinerary
All entrance fees
Luggage transport (more than four people in a group)
Airline tickets
Travel insurance
Airport taxes
Tips for local staff
Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
Items of a personal sort
Airport transfers other than group transfers
Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)

To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, the following checklist has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.


Good walking shoes
Day pack (20L – 35L)
Sun cream
Fleece Gloves
Fleece Hat
Fleece Jacket or Sweater
Rain jacket
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Rain pants
Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
Trekking trousers
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Anti-bacterial hand gel
Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
2 x 1-litre water bottle
Insect spray
Water purification tablets
(Water is provided, but very often this is from local wells or mountain streams and is not chlorinated. If you are concerned about drinking untreated water, we suggest you bring a supply of water treatment tablets.)


Flashlight or Headlamp
Trekking Poles
Trainers or sandals
Liner Socks (Synthetic)
Shoes for Travel and Free Time
Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
Spare laces
Luggage Tags and Locks
Camera and Accessories
Ear Plugs
Reading and Writing Materials
Small Binoculars
Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Albania has a high number of climatic regions for so small an area. Generally, experiences a Mediterranean climate with summer temperatures at 25ºC on average in the day, and the warmest months are July and August where temperatures can rise to 30ºC and above.

Kosovo has a largely Continental climate, although Pristina is considered an Oceanic climate. Generally, summers are long and dry, and winters are mild and rainy, with occasional heavy snowfall in the mountains. It can get surprisingly hot in summer, between May and August, with temperatures sometimes reaching as high as 32°C (90°F). The warmest month is July, with an average high temperature of 26°C (79°F). Winters are cold and snowfall is common. The coldest month is January, with an average low temperature of -5°C (23°F).

The unit of currency in Kosovo is the Euro.

ATM Availability

Prizren (17Km away from Valbona)
Time zone: GMT +1
Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50 Hz, two-pin round plugs.

Montenegro Emergency numbers

92 (Police); 94 (Medical emergency)
United States Consulate, Podgorica: +382 (0) 20 410 500
Canadian Embassy, Belgrade, Serbia (also responsible for Montenegro): +381 (0)11 306 3000
Australian Embassy, Belgrade, Serbia (also responsible for Montenegro): +381 (0)11 330 3400
British Consulate, Podgorica: +382 (0) 81 205 460
Podgorica International Airport: +382 0 20 444 244

Albania Emergency numbers

129 (Police); 127 (Ambulance)
Embassy of United States, Tirana: +355 (0) 4 224 7285
British Embassy, Tirana: +355 (0) 4 223 4973
Consulate of Canada to the Republic of Albania, Tirana: +355 (0) 4 225 7274
Tirana International Airport: +355 42 381 800

Kosovo Emergency numbers

112 (Police); 94 (Ambulance)
British Embassy, Pristina: +383 (0) 38 254 700
U.S. Embassy, Pristina: +383 (0) 38 59 59 3000
German Embassy, Pristina: +383 (0) 38 254 500
Pristina International Airport: +383 (0) 38 501 502 12 14
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Broken April - Ismail Kadare
High Albania - Edith Durham