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NORD ALBANIA AND TRADITION - 8 DAYS
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Mountaineering, Nature, Trekking

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    English, French

Description

Experience an opportunity to explore the best of Albania in this 8-day tour of the North Albanian landscapes. Behold the grandeur of the mountains as you hike through the sometimes rough, yet beautiful terrains from Valbone to Theth. What else? Enjoy a boat trip amidst the lush and serene scenery, and interact with the natural elements as you trek across Albanian mountains in this 8-day trip. 

Highlights
  • Discover Shkoder city 
  • Visit of Valbona valley
  • Explore the waterfall and the blue eye of the village of Theth
  • Discover village life - Degustation of local gastronomy
  • Exchange with the locals
  • Enjoy the beauty of the capital, TIRANA
  • Capital of Albania, Tirana expand_more
    • Land in Tirana, at the International Tirana Airport “Mother Therese”. You will be welcomed by the guide and accompanied to the hotel.
    • Visit to the city maybe planned, but it will be decided upon the time of arrival.

    Overnight in Tirana

  • Crossing the Komani Lake by Ferry and the Valley of Valbonae expand_more
    • After an early start, then we head towards the splendid Albanian mountains in the Valbone Valley.
    • Firstly, we will cross the Komani Lake in ferry. This will be a great experience, a journey in the heart of nature with magnificent landscapes compared to the Norwegian fjords.
    • After a 2:30 hours trip by ferry, take the bus for about 1 hour, towards Valbona Valley.
    • Once we will arrive, we will accommodate to the guest house.

    Optional: In the afternoon, for anyone interested in doing some hiking, the Sheepfold of Zic is a great opportunity. (hiking 4-5 hours)

    Night in a guesthouse in Valbone.

  • Sheepfold of Rama expand_more
    • During this day, we head towards the sheepfold of Rama which is at an altitude of 1800 m.
    • Through this hike of about 5h, we will be again immersed in nature, in the heart of the mountains of Albania.
    • Once there (as a reward to our efforts!), we will have the opportunity to taste the fresh products of the sheep while admiring the beautiful landscape of Albanian Alps.

    The rest of your day is free at your disposal.

    Night in a guesthouse in Valbone.

  • Heading Theth expand_more

    "I think any place in the world trodden by man, never gave me a grandiose feeling of isolation" ; thus Edith Durham (British journalist) described Theth in the 1900s. Located in the heart of the Albanian Alps, the National Park covers nearly 2,300 hectares.

    • Start today’s hike at the Valbone valley to the village of Theth, passing through the Valbona's neck. This walk of about 6-7 hours in a landscape with postcard –like views will leave you speechless.  
    • During your hike you will be accompanied by a mule, which will carry your luggage.

    Night in a guesthouse in Theth.

  • Discovery of the canyons and waterfall of Theth expand_more

    What’s on today? More fantastic landscapes!

    • Today we will discover Theth and its surroundings. We will continue our discovery of this region with its canyons and waterfall.
    • Explore the natural water source called "the blue eye", natural sites of great beauty; possibility to swim into the cold water of 10 degree.  

    Night in a guesthouse in Theth.

  • Shkoder - Kruje expand_more
    • Today, drive towards the city of Shkodra, on the border with Montenegro. This town is the symbol of harmony between all the coexisting religions in Albania. You will see some Catholic, Orthodox Muslim and Bektashi monuments.
    • Leave for Kruja, a very important historical city as well as the hometown of Albania’s National Hero, Skanderbeg. 
    • Learn more about this 15th century great leader by visiting the museum which was named after him, “Skanderbeg Museum”. The ethnographic museum is also an opportunity to discover the local culture, lifestyle and family traditions.
    • Finally, have a stroll between the stalls of the old market located on a charming square with cobbled streets: ideal to pick some souvenirs

    Overnight in Kruja.

  • Tirane expand_more
    • Head on the direction of Tirana. Depends on your arrivals you may continue with your visits in Tirana.
    • During the afternoon, you may go on exploring Tirana and its nightlife as well.

    Overnight in Tirana.

  • Departure expand_more
    • You will be accompanied to the airport according to your flight schedule.
What's Included
  • Stay in 3* hotels and guesthouses.
  • All meals from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 8
  • Transport by minibus (Tirana – Koman day 2 and Shkoder – Tirana day 7) and the fuel
  • Transports (Ferry in Koman; local minibuses Fierze -Valbone, Theth - Shkoder; mules for baggage)
  • Entrance fee in museums and touristic sites mentioned in the program above
  • Tour guide from day 2 to day 8
  • Expenses for the tour guide/driver (accommodation and food)
  • Airport transfers day 1 and day 8
  • Assistance During the trip


What's Excluded
  • Flight
  • Meals not mentioned above and drinks
  • Everything not mentioned in the “included” section



What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Suitable back pack for the hiking
  • Different t-shirts
  • Warm clothes as long as in North its a bit cold
  • Walking sticks
  • Rain coat
  • Gourde
Know before you go
  • Luggage will be carried by mules. Choose proper luggage to bring with you for this tour.
  • The difficulty of this tour is medium.
  • If you haven't hiked before, it's better to not choose this itinerary.


Meeting Point

Tirana International Airport, Albania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

EUR ---- 1000.00
EUR 1000.00 / adult

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