Explore South Albania

Code: GBDFVD
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
  • gjiro
  • apollonia11
  • food7
  • room7
  • transport

Explore South Albania is a 8 days group tour combines hiking in remote areas with visits in historical and archaeological sites and the exploration of tradition and culture in South Albania. You will travel with our experienced local guides and stay in our selected accommodations, meet locals, enjoy local food and explore everyday life and history with the chance to enjoy the the crystal clear waters of beaches of the Ionian Riviera.

STARTING/ENDING POINT Tirana (TIA), the capital of Albania
TOUR TYPE Outdoor & Heritage tour,
TOUR LENGTH  8 days / 7 nights
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY  Easy/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 thought this tour does not require walking Some parts of the tour require walking if ruff or uneven terrain for 2-3 hours, which may require fit physical conditions. For those who do not feel fit to walk a part of the tour, there is always the option of staying in the vehicle.

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Day 1: Arrival in 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.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 2: Ardenica & Llogara 

After visiting the main square of Tirana, we will continue our day driving towards the South. On the way we will visit Ardenica christian orthodox monastery located on a hill overlooking the valley. The church is famous for its XVIII century frescoes and wooden carved altar.
Next we will continue towards Llogara National park where we will arrive in early afternoon, just in time for lunch and a short hike Saint Athanasios pick in the afternoon. Evening at leisure in Llogara National park.

  • Visit Tirana’s Skenderbeg main square.
  • Visit Ardenica Christian Orthodox Monastery.
  • Check in and Lunch in accommodation in Llogara National Park.
  • In the afternoon hike to Saint Athanasios peak.
  • Overnight in Llogara National Park.

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Day 3: Cika peak 

In the first part of the day we will hike towards Thora pass located just under Cika peak which is the highest of the Acroceraun mountain range.
After lunch we will drive Dhermi beach where we will spent the rest of the afternoon by the sea.

  • After breakfast we hike to Thora pass, direction Cika peak.
  • Next hike to Cika peak at 2044 m (6.706 feet).
  • Drive and check in accommodation in Dhermi beach.
  • Overnight in Dhermi by the sea.

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Day 4: Dhermi & Qeparo

In the first part of the day we will hike towards the old village of Dhermi, where we will visit the old church with colorful frescoes dating back in the XVII century. Next we will continue towards the Monastery of Stavridi located next to the small village of Saint Ilias.
In the second part of the day we will have lunch at Panormi bay where we will visit the XIX century castle of Ali Pasha located in the small island in the middle of the bay. In the afternoon we will check in our accommodation in the village of Qeparo.

  • Visit at the  christian orthodox church of Virgin Merry, XVII century.
  • Visit the christian orthodox monastery of Stavridi.
  • Drive through Himara region towards Panormi bay.
  • Visit at Ali Pasha XIX century fortress, at Panormi (Porto Palermo) bay.
  • Overnight in Qeparo

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Day 5: Kudhesi & Borshi  

In the first part of the day we will hike towards the old village of Qeparo which is a rare example of local architecture. Next we will continue our hike towards the village of Kudhesi, also well know for its traditional architecture.
After lunch in the village of Borshi we will continue towards the town of Saranda by the sea where we will check in our accommodation.

  • Visit the old historical center of Qeparo.
  • Visit at the old village of Kudhesi.
  • Visit and lunch at the springs of Borshi.
  • Hike to the fortress of Sopoti, in Borshi.
  • Check in the hotel in Saranda by the sea.
  • Overnight in Saranda.

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Day 6: Butrinti & Blue Eye

In the first part of the day we will visit Butrinti Archaeological park which is an UNESCO World heritage site. Next we will visit Blue Eye natural springs park. In the afternoon we will visit the historical town of Gjirokastra which is an other UNESCO World heritage site. in the evening we will check in your accommodation located in the historical part of Gjirokastra.

  • Visit at the archaeological site of Butrinti, including: the Greek theater, the Roman, Bath and forum, the paleochristian Baptistery, the Nimfeum and the Byzantine Basilica.
  • Stop in the little town of Ksamili by the sea.
  • Visit at Blue Eye natural springs park.
  • Visit at the XIX century old bazaar of Gjirokastra.
  • Visit at the XIII century fortress of Gjirokastra.
  • Overnight in Gjirokastra.

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Day 7: Berat 

In the first part of the day we will explore the historical town of Berat which is an other UNESCO World heritage site.
In the afternoon we will drive toward Tirana where we will have our farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant.

  • Visit at the old town of Berat located inside the walls of the IV century bc fortress.
  • Visit at the old christian orthodox cathedral.
  • Visit at Onufri Byzantine icon’s gallery.
  • Visit at the historical neighborhood of Mangalemi in Berat.
  • Visit at local winery.
  • Farewell dinner in Tirana.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 8: Return

    • After breakfast, 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 thought this tour does not require walking Some parts of the tour require walking if ruff or uneven terrain for 2-3 hours, which may require fit physical conditions. For those who do not feel fit to walk a part of the tour, there is always the option of staying in the vehicle.

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 : 749

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: 699

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.
English speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the detailed program of the tour.
Entrance fees in historical sites and museums are included in the price.
Visit in local winery in Berat, is included in the price.
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: 175 euro, is not included.
International airfares are not included.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price.
Wine tasting in local winery in Berat is 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 South Albania group tour:

Arrival – Departure
April 12 – April 19
April 20 – April 27
May 6 – May 13,
May 27 – June 3,
June 24 – July 1,
September 16 – September 23,
September 30 – October 7,
October 14 – October 21,
October 28 – November 4,

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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