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Butterfly Team




Jonada Jashari
Yoga Instructor

Born in Albania, Jonada spent her adolescence and most of her adulthood in the United States of America where she lived and studied for twelve years. Passionate about storytelling and film making Jonada completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Directing before returning to her homeland to explore the stories, struggles and triumphs of her people. Alongside her work as a director of advertising, she remained a devoted yoga student. In 2014 she completed 200 hours of Ashtanga Yoga Teacher at the Sampoorna Yoga School based in Goa, India.  Enthusiastic about teaching, Jonada is currently volunteering at The Idea’s Partnership where she teaches children the benefits of yoga and meditation. She joined Butterfly Outdoor Adventure to share love and energy with all of our clients. .


Uta Ibrahimi
Founder

After 12 successful years in marketing -- and having been part of virtually all major marketing campaigns in the small and beautiful country of Kosovo -- Uta gained a clear understanding of what she really wanted to do. She realized that her passion was outdoors: hiking, climbing, running, and cycling. All with a touch of style,graciousness, and beauty. Four years into splitting her time between marketing and outdoor adventure -- and having climbed everything in the vicinity and up to the highest peak of Europe, Mont Blanc -- Uta decided to merge it all into one company: Butterfly Outdoor Adventures. She hopes to share her love of nature and to offer safe and impactful outdoor experiences to her clients.


Chad Briggs
Cycling Guide

An American in Kosovo, Chad is a professor at RIT-K/AUK and Johns Hopkins University, where he is an expert in environmental and energy security policy. He has been a long-distance cyclist since he was 14, is an Audax rider in the US, and is a master's racer with the local Team Prishtina. Chad is a scout and guide for the local roads in the Balkans, always working to find new routes and encourage more cycling in Kosovo, but he also uses his time on the bike to document environmental changes in the region. After years studying and working in Canada, Norway and Hungary, he started working on post-conflict reconstruction and environmental health in the Balkans, and was drawn to the people and landscape of Kosovo. Blog: https://butterflycyclingadventures.blogspot.com/


Selim Maloku
Climbing Guide

Sports have always been at the center of his life: football, skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, and more. For the past three years, he has thrown this passion behind rock climbing. “Rock climbing isn’t just looking at rock and then deciding to climb it. There are many different styles, techniques, and types of rock to climb," he explains. "Rock climbing can be an exhilarating, rewarding, and life changing experience, which is a great challenge that involves risk, danger, and hardship."



Gëzim Konjusha
Mountain Guide

Gëzim has been actively working in the field of mountaineering since 2009, and he has been a mountain guide since 2011. His specialties include organizing recreational activities, of different disciplines, such as hiking and trekking in the majority of Kosovo's beautiful mountains, North Albania, the mountains of Macedonia as well as an expedition to Africa. He also has organized rafting trips, in Albania and Montenegro. Working as a guide is his calling, and he loves it dearly. Being a guide has enabled him to meet many outstanding people throughout the world, and at the same time enabled him to enjoy the beauties of nature alongside the people he guided through outdoor adventures.


Driada Matoshi
Yoga Instructor

I discovered Yoga years ago, through my best friend and my business partner  who thought I needed some relaxation,  calming, centering time and self care,  right when we were founding our first enterprise company since I was burnt out from my regular job. It was an encounter that completely changed my life, my way of thinking, and my approach towards things. Since then, yoga has affected me in ways I could have never imagined, introducing me to new physical, mental and spiritual challenges. I say Yoga shapes you just like a rough diamond who is soon to take the brightest and shiniest form that will allure everybody around. I continue to grow every day and I am sure mayor positive changes will come to everybody who tries and continues with it. Being curios to learn more about things I love, I had to go to a Yoga school and become a very positive and caring Yoga teacher who enjoys sharing knowledge in yoga classes of different styles like Hatha -Vinyassa , Yin, Ashtanga and Pranayama.


Liridonë Demaj
Product Manager

She is an English Language and Literature scholar with a passion for technology. She loves to dabble in entrepreneurship, education, technology, and marketing. Her diverse experience background makes her a bit of a "Jack of all Trades" especially since she loves learning as many things as possible: including here foreign languages such as English, Spanish, Italian and a bit of Portuguese and German (work in progress). Most of her friends call her by the nickname Lily; which reflects her sunshiny personality, full of colors, dreams, and aspirations.


Ilir Sopjani

Ilir Sopjani was born on the 28th of June 1982 in Prishtina. He finished his master studies in Cultural Heritage, Management and Tourism. Currently he is a curator at the Ethnological Museum, where he has worked since 2006. Ilir is also a certified Cultural Tourism Guide, certified by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2008.



Fidan Abazi

Fidan is the founder of mountaineering and alpine club in his hometown. An ex scout, a mountaineer, climber, trail runner and a team member of search and rescue of Kosovo mountaineering and alpinist federation.
Running, hiking,climbing and guiding experience on mountains, advanced social skills are what make Fidan an excellent Guide !

Why Choose Us


Attention to Detail

Just kick back and relax because we’ve arranged everything for you. The best of Balkan cuisine, comfortable transport and accommodation, and friendly guides will round out your unforgettable experience. 

Flexibility

Tired of hiking? You can go on biking. Tired of biking? We can get you in a vehicle. Whatever activity you choose will give you direct access to explore the region’s mind-blowing scenery. 

Small Groups

We travel in small groups, giving you the possibility to get to know our your fellow travellers. This also keeps us flexible and allows us to cater to your individual needs. 


Local Expertise

We have assembled a team of expert local guides, who know the terrain and culture best. They will guide you through the adventure and deliver you safely to your chosen destinations.


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What Customers Say


  • The trip to Peshkopi was very well organized. The combination of yoga and hiking made this trip a truly unique way to experience the area’s beautiful nature and history.”

    Floriana Bajrami, Kosovo
  • My experience with the BOA has been exceptional. I liked that the group was from a mix of different countries. We also had a great mix of activities - from hiking, to yoga, to swimming in thermal springs. I will cherish these memories for years to come

    Jehona Xhaferi, Kosovo
  • Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to explore such a beautiful country. Between the food and the outdoor adventure, I can't choose a favorite. Kosovo was certainly surprising!

    Jackie Nourse
    Travel Blogger
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