Explore the Albanian Alps

Code: GBDVSA
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
Category:
  • diego12corp
  • thethi naure

Explore the Albanian Alps is an outdoor 8 days tour, in one of the least explored corners of Europe, which include Thethi and Valbona national parks and lake Koman. It is a combination of exploring remote and untouched nature, while experiencing warm hospitality and genuine tradition. A tour for all nature lovers, mountain’s explorers and tradition’s admirers.

STARTING/ENDING POINT Tirana (TIA), the capital of Albania
TOUR TYPE Nature & Tradition / Walking tour,
TOUR LENGTH  8 days / 7 nights
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY  Low / Moderate
INCLUDED
Land transportation Accommodations
Breakfast Professional guide
Entrance fees Airport pick up and drop off
NOT INCLUDED
Airfares
Other meals
Single room supplement
Guide gratuity

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities. Even though it is not required for the guest to have any special training in hiking or similar outdoor activities, it is required from the participants to be in good health and fit to walk in ruff trails, uneven terrain and high altitude (up to 2200 meter above sea level), for 4-7 hours.

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Day 1: Tirana

Today you will arrive in Albania, through Tirana airport. Our representative will meet you at the arrivals of Tirana airport and escort you to your hotel, which is located near the center of Tirana.

  • Depending on your arrival time, you might do an info meeting with your tour guide.
  • Evening at leisure to explore the center of Tirana on your own.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 2: Tirana & Shkodra

After breakfast we will visit the center of Tirana. Next, we will drive towards the town of Shkodra, located in the North part of the country.

In the afternoon we will continue into Thethi National park which is our destination for today.

  • Visit Tirana’s Skenderbeg main square.
  • Visit the main buildings of Tirana.
  • Visit at the BukArt museum.
  • Lunch in traditional Albanian restaurant.
  • Visit the IV century BC fortress of Shkodra.
  • Visit in the old part of the town of Shkodra.
  • Overnight in Shkodra.

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Day 3: Thethi National Park

After breakfast we will continue driving North, into Thethi National park which is our destination for today.

  • Drive through Thora Pass at 1685 meters above sea level.
  • Check in guesthouse in the small village of Thethi.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the small village of Thethi on your own.
  • Overnight in Thethi National Park.

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Day 4: Thethi National Park

Today we will explore Thethi national park, hiking for about 6-7 hours.

  • Visit the Ngujimi tower of Thethi.
  • Visit at the Roam Catholic church of Thethi.
  • Visit the waterfall of Thethi.
  • Walk through the canyon of Kiri river.
  • Visit the Blue eye of Thethi swimming hole.
  • Afternoon we will return in the town of Shkodra.
  • Overnight in Shkodra.

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Day 5: Koman lake – Valbona National park

After an early breakfast we will drive towards Koman lake where we will take the ferry boat. Next, we will continue towards Valbona national park which is located at about 100 meter above sea level. Afternoon at leisure to explore the park.

  • Koman lake by ferry boat.
  • Check in guesthouse in Valbona.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the settlement of Valbona on your own.
  • Overnight in Valbona national park.

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Day 6: Rugova National park – Peja

In the first part of the day we will drive into Kosova, first visit will be in the old town of Gjakova. Next, we will continue towards Rugova national park.

  • Visit the old town of Gjakova.
  • Visit at the White Drini river spring.
  • Visit at Princes cave.
  • Visit in Rugova National Park.
  • Overnight in Peja.

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Day 7: Prizren & Kruja

After breakfast we drive towards the historical town of Prizren, on the way we will visit Decani Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage listed historical site. After a visit in the old town of Prizren, we will continue towards the historical town of Kruja in Albania.

  • Visit at Decani christian Orthodox monastery.
  • Visit in the old town of Prizren.
  • Visit at the old town of Kruja, located within the walls of the XIV century fortress.
  • Visit the old bazaar of Kruja.
  • Farewell dinner in traditional restaurant.
  • Overnight in Kruja.

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Day 8: Return

    • Today we will transfer you to Tirana International Airport, wishing you a nice flight back home.

End of our service

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities. Even though it is not required for the guest to have any special training in hiking or similar outdoor activities, it is required from the participants to be in good health and fit to walk in ruff trails, uneven terrain and high altitude (up to 1600 meter above sea level), for 3-4 hours.

Fill-in and submit the inquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive the availability and the detailed program for this tour.

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Price details

Price : 849

The price is per person, calculated for a group of at least 2 participants.
Price and departure dates are guaranteed even for a group of 2 people.

Early booking price: 799

This price is valid for confirmed tour reservations made earlier than 90 days from the starting day of the tour.
Early booking price is not valid when there are only to participants in the tour.

Included in the price:

7 overnights in double or twin shared room in 3* hotels and guesthouses.
(All accommodations provide European standard facilities and services.)
7 breakfasts are included in the price.
All land transportation’s costs with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
Costs for the ferry-boat tickets at Koman lake.
English speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary.
Entrance fees in historical sites and museums are included in the price.
Transfers from and to the Airport are included.
Luggage’s assistance is included.
All taxes are included in the price.
Last farewell dinner is included in the price.

Not included in the price:

Single traveler (single room) supplement: 195 euro, in not included.
International airfares are not included.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price.
All expenses of a personal nature are not included.
Also what is not mentioned in the “Included in the price”.

Fill-in and submit the inquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive the availability and the detailed program for this tour.

Availability

Departure’s dates for Explore the Albanian Alps group tour:

Arrival – Departure
June 2 – June 9
June 17 – June 24,
July 15 – June 22,
July 24 – July 31,
August 12 – August 19,
September 1 – September 8
September 9 – September 16,
September 18 – September 25

Notice:

These are guaranteed departure’s dates.
You should book the tour in advance.
No deposit is required to book the tour.
Send an inquiry and within 24 hours you will receive availability and the detailed program for this tour.

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