6 reasons to travel with Undiscovered Balkans

We might have mentioned this a couple of times, but we lived in the Western Balkans for more than 20 years. That does kind of mean we know what we’re talking about. Each of our adventures has been meticulously crafted and tested by us with the help of our local legends.

Still need some convincing? Here are six more reasons for trusting us with your Balkan holiday.

1) Authentic is our middle name

We believe the best adventures can’t be Googled. Our holidays take you well and truly off the beaten path to landscapes with jaw-dropping natural beauty, restaurants loved by locals, and inside the traditional homes of our friends.

Our guides are all what we like to call home-grown, meaning they were born and raised in the areas they work in. They don’t have to swat up on the region’s history and geography to lead our tours, they’ve lived it. 



2) Expert local knowledge

The local tour companies, restaurants, homestays and hotels we work with aren’t just business partners, they’re our friends who we’ve come to know and love from our years of living in the region. We’re honoured they’ve chosen to work with us and offer their wealth of local knowledge to make our tours as awesome as they are.




3) Tailor-made, small group travel

Our maximum group size is 12 (although it’s often smaller) which means our guides get to know you on an individual level. They’ll soon learn your likes, dislikes and abilities and they’ll be able to adapt accordingly for that personal touch. We always build free time into our itineraries so you’re free to explore as you choose. And if you need advice on how to spend that time, our guides are more than happy to make recommendations.



4) We travel responsibly

Sustainability is baked into our itineraries like a hearty burek, from where we choose to run our holidays to how we spend our money there. We choose lesser-known destinations not only because they make your trip all the more awesome, but because it benefits the people and places often overlooked by visitors. This means we’re not contributing to overtourism and, with our Leave No Trace ethos, we protect the environment. 

What’s more, when you book with us we donate 1% of our turnover to local conservation efforts and community projects to help ensure Europe’s wildest corner stays wild and there for future generations to enjoy. Find out more about our Book to Give Back scheme.


5) Our guests keep coming back for more

Don’t take our word for it. Who better to tell you about the experience you’ll have travelling with us than our former guests? Many of them have come back time and time again. We’re proud to have the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2023 Award thanks to yet another year of glowing reviews for from our guests. 

Still need convincing? Find out what some of the UK’s top journalists have said about our trips  in the likes of National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, The Times and more


6) We’re the real deal

We’re a UK registered travel company with more than 15 years of experience in the Balkans, so you can rest assured your holiday will always run safely and smoothly with us. We only work with registered businesses in each country and we’re members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, we have full liability insurance up to £5 million and we protect all advance payments by placing them in a client monies account until your holiday happens. We only use the best guides who are all experienced, personable, knowledgeable and most importantly, qualified. All of the outdoor equipment we use – from our canoes to our vehicles – are regularly checked for safety.



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