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Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon provided by Skopje Daily Tours

Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon

Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Group size:
20
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
If you enjoy being in nature, if you want to know and see more than the usual, if you want an experience beyond what every tourist does in Skopje, then go for our Canyon Matka tour and have a day to remember! Just sit and relax by the lake with a spectacular view on the cliffs in front of you, go on a boat tour to admire the tranquility of the canyon and visit the Vrelo Cave, enjoy a nice meal on the terass of the restaurant over the lake, rent a kayak and try your kayaking skills or simply explore the beautiful nature on the trails around! During this  half-day spent in nature you will feel as been somewhere far from the city but not a dozen kilometers away from it! The canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants, animals and butterflies will make you want to come again!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14832P39
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English speaking guide
  • A/C transportation to canyon Matka and back at drop-off point Gate Macedonia
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Optional entrance at  St. Andrew (1EUR) payable on the spot
  • Optional boat ride on canyon Matka
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Parking Skopje Citadel, 2C2M+V3P, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
  • Macedonia Gate, XCVJ+QXM, 11-ти Октомври, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local English speaking guide
  • A/C transportation to canyon Matka and back at drop-off point Gate Macedonia
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Optional entrance at  St. Andrew (1EUR) payable on the spot
  • Optional boat ride on canyon Matka
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Departure details
  • Parking Skopje Citadel, 2C2M+V3P, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
  • Macedonia Gate, XCVJ+QXM, 11-ти Октомври, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Macedonia Gate, XCVJ+QXM, 11-ти Октомври, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parking Skopje Citadel
    2C2M+V3P, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Skopje Fortress Kale
  • 1
    Matka Canyon
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Porta Macedonia aka Gate Macedonia
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Macedonia Gate
    XCVJ+QXM, 11-ти Октомври, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
8 reviews
Excellent
6
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unfugmail-trip
Cologne, Germany126 contributions
Apr. 2022
Initially I wanted to do this trip on my own without booking a tour. After finding out that taking a bus can be quite tricky (low frequency, unreliable timing, tickets not available at the driver etc.), I decided to book this tour instead. I didn't regret it. We were picked up on time, taken to the canyon, got some information about the valley and then dropped of in the city centre later. Initially I was a little worried whether the time would be long enough, but we ended up having more time than needed. We did the boat trip to the cave, which took more or less an hour and had a drink at the restaurant at lake afterwards. If you want to do the kayaking, I guess it could get a little tight.
Written 19 April 2022
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mortenc91
Vejle, Denmark5 contributions
This was a really nice experience, and the guide was excellent!

We went there outside the season, so of course there wasn’t as many options as usual. But we could go on a boat trip to the cave, and enjoy the area. There was almost no other people here, so the upside of going at this time of year, is that it’s quiet and peaceful.
Written 8 January 2022
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Sharris24
St. Augustine, FL100 contributions
Sep. 2020
Alex was a fantastic guide! He picked us up right on time and was warm and welcoming. His knowledge of Skopje was incredible. Matka Canyon is a gem in Skopje. Once we arrive, he gave us a brief tour of what was around then allowed us the freedom to chose what we wanted while he waited for us. We loved walking the trails. Alex made sure that we were always comfortable and relaxed and answered any questions we had. He was always going above and beyond. I can't recommend this tour enough! Be sure to book with him. :)
Written 19 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maja M
Thank you for the review!
Written 10 July 2021
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William D
3 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
The driver guide was knowledgeable about Macedonia, but we were disappointed to not have any free time at the canyon after our boat tour. The boat tour to the caves was beautiful, but we left directly to spend an hour at the monastery. We assumed from the tour description that we would have an hour to hike or enjoy the views from the restaurant.
Written 1 June 2022
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Christiana N
Limassol City, Cyprus10 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Friends
It was fantastic!! Thanks to Smila(our guide),we learned a lot of things about everything not only the places we visited. Dont think twice, just book the tour!
Written 1 November 2019
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Michael L
4 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Solo
A nice morning tour with a friendly guide. Matka Canyon is beautiful and definitely worth a visit! Take a boat tour to the caves and see bats too.
Written 15 September 2021
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Madeleine Karlsson
Sweden1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Supernice, knowledgeable and easy-going guide. Beautiful scenery at Matka. Well worth a visit!
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Written 30 July 2021
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Maja M
Thank you for sharing your experience !
Written 31 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Skopje Daily Tours
annaX2655QZ
annaX2655QZ
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Great half day tour to see surroundings of Skopje
The tour was well-organised and left on time from the Skopje Fortress car park. The van was comfortable though the
susanacfsoromenho
susanacfsoromenho
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Had a Blast :))
I joined my second tour with Skopje Daily Tours, this time half-day with Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon sightsee
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susanacfsoromenho
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Quick Way to Kosovo
I understand that it's quite demanding visiting both cities on the same day, but for the price one pays it's expect
Dennynikaj
Dennynikaj
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Amazing City
Visiting Prishtina is really eye-opening. Am ancient city in the modern times, full of amazing people and architec
Jule S
Jule S
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Must see destinations!
The tour was a great way to see the main sights around Skopje in a short period of time (4 hours)! The group was a
Y5269BYemiliem
Y5269BYemiliem
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“Food” tour
Sooo, 10 minutters into our tour our guide was withheld by some kind of federal authority (atleast that is what we
jimadvisor
jimadvisor
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Nice and easy tour
It is a well organized tour. The timetable is not strict and at the same time enough to see the Millennium cross, t
Boris G
Boris G
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A great tour to see Skopje surroundings
We would like to sincerely thank the company and our excellent guide Toni for a great excursion. It was informative
Rehana M
Rehana M
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A day well spent at Lake Ohrid
We really enjoyed our day trip to Ohrid. From our pickup till the drop off our guide Miles was attentive and full o
romanj721
romanj721
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Good introduction to Skopje
The tour was a good introduction to Skopje and the Macedonian cuisine. Milan provided a good overview of the city,
Compass48691552950
Compass48691552950
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Walking tour with Alexsandar
This is a great paced tour, two and a half hours flew by. Alexsandar is a good guide, he is personable and keeps i
yon_willis
yon_willis
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I liked it. It was good.
After a hot, dry Macedonian summer, I'm sorry to report that Mavrovo Lake has receded a lot recently and is looking
rebeccasJ2056NS
rebeccasJ2056NS
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Great variety of impressions
This tour is really just a combined price for two half-day tours. But they are both really good! Matka is a must-se
laurenxx08
laurenxx08
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Good tour with great guide
Tour was really great. Milan was really nice and spoke great English. Had some nice food and got to know a lot abou
Marline M
Marline M
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Matka Canyon and Food by Foot Tours
In the morning, we went to Matka Canyon with our guide, Alex. We knew practically nothing about North Macedonia and
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