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UNIQUE SUV EXPEDITIONS FROM THE SAHARA TO THE HIMALAYAS

Journeys designed by Dusko M DuSwami

 

Fundamental BALKANS

BOSNIA, MONTENEGRO, ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, BULGARIA, TURKEY


Departure/Arrival: Ljubljana/Zagreb/Sarajevo and/or Istanbul-Turkey.


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See prices below for explanation on how, where, how long... which countries etc.


Early morning departure from Ljubljana/Zagreb, across central Croatia to Sarajevo, where we spend the first night. The lakes of Montenegro appear soon after crossing the Bosnia-Montenegro border.  Plenty of little Balkan villages on days 1 and 2. Plenty of good food, too.



Then it’s on to Lake Shkodra & the forgotten towns in North Albania and the drive to Kruje with its fascinating bazaar.



From Kruje through communist Tirana we sail away to Central Albania and its interesting villages and towns, incl. magical half-Turkish Gjirokastra and/or Berat.




A spectacular road will take us to Korca and on to Ohrid, Macedonia - FYROM. You’ll get a brilliant bird’s eye view of Lake Ohrid from   Galicica National Park. Western Macedonia is also home to some fabulous orthodox monasteries, the Hollywood of Macedonia is also somehwre here. We continue to the beautiful Bulgarian Monastery of Rila; then it’s medieval Plovdiv. We finish the journey in  Edirne, Turkey. Flight home from Istanbul.


Travel in both directions is possible.




Statistics: altogether 1500-2000km, some post-socialist-communist misery can be seen, many happy and sincere people will be seen, some people unfortunately have been affected by the recent wars in the Balkans. Coffee is available and so is beer; Albanian cognac rules! Vegetarians will be taken care of.




Price:

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Option A: 13 days.

2 days in Bosnia: Bosanski Brod, Sarajevo, Foca.

3 days in Montenegro: Durmitor, Boka Kotorska, Ulcinj.

4 days in Albania: Kruje, Tirana, Berat, Qukes.

2 days in Macedonia: Ohrid, Galicica, Marijevo, Bitola

2 days in Bulgaria: Rila and Plovdiv.

1 day in Turkey: Edirne. (onward flight from Istanbul)

From 2200€/person.

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Option B: 18 days. Some trekking & rafting included.

2 days in Bosnia: Bosanski Brod, Sarajevo, Foca.

4 days in Montenegro: Durmitor, Boka Kotorska, Ulcinj.

5 days in Albania: Kruje, Tirana, Berat, Qukes.

3 days in Macedonia: Ohrid, Galicica, Marijevo, Bitola.

2 days in Bulgaria: Rila and Plovdiv.

2 days in Turkey: Edirne. (onward flight from Istanbul)

From 2800€/person.

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  1. -Price per person is based on 4 passengers per SUV with booking made at least 6 months in advance. But we still need to hear from you to finalize all the technicalities and the price.

  2. -4 passengers per SUV; 1-2 SUV’s only!

  3. -Included in the price: accommodation with breakfast in cute little hotels - based on double occupancy (single occupancy: add 22€/person/day), organization and extremely comfy transport in sturdy Japan-made SUV’s: Nissan Patrol 3000cc and/or Toyota Land cruiser 4200cc. 10€/person/day is enough for local food and drinks. Food in the Balkans is fantastic.

  4. -If you want to travel as a couple or as a solo traveler, see the prices below:


1 passenger per vehicle: price above x3

2 passengers per vehicle: price above x2


Discover the Balkans in the comfort of our comfortable Japan-made SUV’s: Toyota Land-cruiser and Nissan Patrol. On board with you: AC and a cool mix of world music, jazz and smooth pop.