Light & Land

Macedonia

02nd - 09th Oct, 2018 - 3 PLACES REMAINING

£1999.00 PP / Deposit -£300.00 PP

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The landlocked Republic of Macedonia is one of the most beautiful of the former Yugoslav states. The country is defined by its mountains, lush valleys and beautiful rivers. It is a photographers dream.

There are around 2 million inhabitants and over a quarter of them live in Skopje, the capital, but once outside this bustling cosmopolitan melting pot, the pace of life changes dramatically. 

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  • Tour Code MAC01
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Seven breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners
    • Transfer from and to Skopje airport from recommended flight
    • In country transfers
    • Entrance to: Mavrovo National Park, St John The Baptist Monastery, St Sofia Church, and St Salvation Church.
    • Matka Canyon Boat Ride
    • Guided tour of Skopje City
    • Guided tour of Ohrid town
    • Guided tour of Krusevo town
    • Tuition from Paul Sanders
  • Excluded
    • Flights
    • Meals not mentioned or extras
    • Insurance
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Exertion Moderate
  • Tutored By
Macedonia

The landlocked Republic of Macedonia is one of the most beautiful of the former Yugoslav states. The country is defined by its mountains, lush valleys and beautiful rivers. It is a photographers dream.

There are around 2 million inhabitants of Macedonia, over a quarter live in Skopje the capital. Once outside this bustling cosmopolitan melting pot, the pace of life changes dramatically. 

Rolling landscape backed by high mountains, isolated villages and small farms, sheep watched over lone shepherds, cattle rounded up by small groups of farmers and roads lined with tobacco and peppers drying in the late summer sunshine will get every part of your creative energy flowing.

Macedonia’s history has seen influence from the Romans, Persians and Ottomans as well as being raided and settled by its Slavic neighbours which results in a rich tapestry of architecture and culture. There are some beautiful examples of Brutalist buildings around the capital in particular.

Many of the churches, mosques and monasteries on our tour are decorated with incredible frescos, they are havens of cool tranquility, or buried deep into mountain valleys.

For those of you concerned about food, and lets face it every photographer likes good food, Macedonia has some of the best cuisine in the region, fresh salads, local cheese and meats are plentiful and the chefs at the cafes restaurants and hotels excel at their art - you won’t go hungry!

The Macedonians are known for their demonstrations so those wishing to try their hand at street or reportage style photography will find the marches that happen almost daily, lively and colourful but safe and welcoming to photographers.

We will take in the Prespa and Ohrid Lakes - Lake Ohrid being particularly stunning, the sunken church in Mavrovo is a highlight for long exposure - if the water levels of the lake haven’t been relieved.

There is the possibility of visiting partial submerged caves after a short but beautiful boat trip along a gorge too.

There is a reasonable amount of walking in this tour, although we will have access to a minibus for travelling from location to location it is important to say that a  couple of the locations are accessible by mountain track, so a basic level of fitness is required, but it is all manageable and we won’t race to these particular view points. 

This will be an adventure trip to remember and yet again Light and Land are taking you to places that don’t have photographic icons, so you will get to set the standard and fire the imaginations of other photographers who will undoubtably follow in your footsteps.

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