What Kind of Guides Do You Have?
We believe our guides are the heart and soul of any expedition. They are all handpicked and certified by the Tour Guides Association, and all possess a profound knowledge of their area of travel, its wildlife, natural history and culture, and will consistently keep you informed and aware of your surroundings. Our guides are selected not only for their love of the outdoors, but also for their caring nature, competence and enthusiasm, as well as the unique touch only a local can give you. And just in case you wanted to ask, YES, all are fluent in English! (other languages can also be arranged)
What Does the Price Include?
The price includes all the services mentioned in the program.
What Does the Price NOT Include?
All additional expenses incurred: telephone calls, room service, snacks and drinks outside of organized meals, tips, etc, are your own responsibility! But don't worry; your money will travel a lot further than you think!
Do I Have To Be Fit to Enjoy My Trip?
Our trips are designed for all levels of walkers and multi-activity/outdoors enthusiasts. However, it is always better to begin a journey as fit as possible. It will contribute to your general well being and maximize your enjoyment of the trip. If in doubt, contact our goMacedonia team for more advice.
Who Travels with goMacedonia
Most of the people who travel with us are foreign business people, or people who work and live in our country. Most of them like to spend their weekends visiting hidden and non-commercialized parts of the country. They are travelers with a diversity of occupations and interests, who share a love of active, cultural travel, and who are interested in learning more about the Macedonian cultural heritage and the local customs and traditions.
What Is Required to Make a Tour Reservation?
If you're ready for a travel experience far different from the traditional tour-group, just complete a reservation form. We do, however, feel that it would be very beneficial if you talk to us directly so that we can be sure that you have chosen the right experience for yourself, (different strokes for different folks!), so please call us at: ++ 389 2 30 71 265 to speak with one of our qualified staff, or drop in our Skopje offices. Since our groups are of limited size, we recommend that you reserve a space as soon as you know when you wish to travel. Please note that we also organize single-traveler trips (at a premium price). After we receive your deposit and completed registration/liability forms, a detailed itinerary will be sent to you.
How Large Will My Group Be?
goMacedonia is not, and doesn't aspire to be a typical high volume travel agent. We pride ourselves on providing a very rewarding and highly personal travel experience. Our small groups insure an intimate and personally rewarding journey.
What Kinds of Restaurants Do You Use and What Kind of Meals Can We Expect?
All of the restaurants chosen by goMacedonia are of the highest quality and have been personally vetted by our keen staff. In short: if the locals eat there, it's the place to eat! Most meals are included in our itineraries. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know well before departure. We can accommodate for your dietary needs with adequate notice.
Are Any Special Skills Required for Joining Your Trips?
Most of our tours do not require any special skills. We suggest that you be in good overall physical condition and health. Other than that, we ask only that you approach the tour in the spirit of adventure, discovery and environmental sensitivity.
What Kind of Medical Support Can We Expect on Your Trips?
Most of our tours involve outdoor activities. Participation in even the least active itinerary requires average health and physical fitness.
It is essential that persons with any medical problems or dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. We can then counsel you on whether the tour you have selected is the right one for you.
However, we should not be considered a medical advisor and do not claim any expertise or assume any responsibility for this information. We strongly urge you to consult your private physician for advice.
Due to the remote nature of some destinations, medical facilities may not be readily available and evacuation can be prolonged, difficult, and expensive. goMacedonia and its guides assume no liability regarding provision of medical care.
Do You Have Any Specific Trips for Families?
Our trips are suitable for parents and children. We typically do not identify specific "family departures" as we think that would be too restrictive. However, if you, as a family, are the first guests to sign up on a particular trip, we may designate that as a "family departure", if possible, at that time. Therefore, we suggest registering early to obtain a family trip. Call our office for advice on which of our expeditions it might be suitable for travel with your children.
What Are Our Responsibilities as Trip Participants?
In fairness to you, your guides and other participants, please read the details of the trip carefully and be sure that it matches your expectations. We handle trip logistics, make sure you are comfortable and safe and have knowledgeable and well-trained guides. However, we do have some expectations:
- We ask that you approach your trip with an open mind for adventure and discovery. As much as we try to outline itineraries, things may change; schedules may alter due to weather, group desires, and circumstances beyond our control.
- We ask that you arrive at your destination in good health and request that you check with your own physician for any recommended health precautions prior to departure.
Please keep in mind that on any trip, equally important as your physical condition, will be your flexibility of attitude. A spirit for adventure, positive attitude, a sense of humor and a willingness to deal with whatever surprises Mother nature has in store for us are a must! Remember to leave your watches, deadlines, and schedules behind so you can enjoy a state of mind in tune with the local concept of time.