Hiking in South Albania

Code: GBDFVD
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
Category:
  • south treking
  • south treking3
  • treking south
  • porto1

Hiking in South Albania is a 8 days tour which combines hiking in remote areas with visits in historical and archaeological sites and the exploration of tradition and culture of the people living 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: Hike to 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: Hike to 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:  Hike  to Qearo, Kudhesi & Sopoti  

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 & Gjirokastra

In the first part of the day we will visit Butrinti Archaeological park which is an UNESCO World heritage site.
In the second part of the day we will visit the historical town of Gjirokastra 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 archaeological site of Butrinti, including: the Greek theater, the Roman, Bath and forum, the paleochristian Baptistery, the Nimfeum and the Byzantine Basilica.
  • Visit at Blue Eye natural water 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: Hik to Borshi & Himara

In the first part of the day we drive to Fush Bardhe where we will start our hike towards Borshi in Himara region.
Our vehicle will be waiting for us in Borshi where we will drive towards Himara where we will cehck in our accommodation.

  • Drive to Fushe Bardhe
  • Hike towards Borshi in Himara region.
  • Farewell dinner in Himara.
  • Overnight in Himara.

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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 : 

The price is calculated on demand.
The prices vary according to the category of the hotels, the season and your requests.

What is usually included in the price:

7 overnights in double or twin shared room in hotels of the category of your preference.
(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/German/Italian/French 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.
Transfers from arrival and to departure point (airport, harbor, border crossing point, ect.) are included.
Luggage’s assistance is included.
All taxes are included in the price.

What is usually not included in the price:

International airfares are not included.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price.
All expenses of a personal nature are not included.

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