Walking in Northern Albania

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Walking in Northern Albania in 9 Days combines Walking with Cultural Discovery so you can experience the best of Albania’s nature and culture. This tour will immerse you into the local traditions of Albania Highlands as we walk through the National Parks of Valbona and Theth. The walks are of moderate difficulty so the tour is great for many travellers. Beside North Albania on our way to central Albania we get the chance to visit the town of Prizren in Kosovo. Another highlight is the UNESCO city of Berat which dates from the 4th century BC. Albanians know Berat as the city of ‘Thousand Windows’, because if it’s distinctive Ottoman architectural style.

Tour Highlights:

  • Walk one of the most picturesque trails of Theth and Valbona Valley
  • Soak up breathtaking views of the Albanian Alps from Valbona Pass
  • Be enchanted by the beauty and history of Berat, UNESCO City
  • Enjoy the North Albanian Traditional Dance

 

This tour includes the following services.

1. Accommodation for 8 nights, in hotels and guest houses
2. 4 lunches and 5 dinners included in the program
3. Folklore Evening in Valbona
4. English speaking guide for 9 days
5. Local guide for 5 days
6. Luggage transportation by horse on the 4th day
7. Transportation by local minibus
8. Transfers Airport – Hotel
9. Transportation by minibus: 5 days
10. Driver’s meal and accommodation
11. Entrance tickets
12. Public Liability Insurance
13. Assistance of the Sondor Travel

Day 1: Airport – Tiranë

When you arrive at Mother Theresa Airport you will be met by our Tourguide who will escort you to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival you can take a guided tour of Tirana with our guide.

Day 2: Tiranë – Shkodër – Theth
In Shkodër we visit the Castle of Rozafa and the renovated center. The castle which dates back to 4th century BC was an Illyrian stronghold for many centuries. In Theth we will take a walk to the Locked In Tower to learn more about the centuries old local traditions.

Day 3: Theth – Blue Eye – Theth
During our walk today we will have the chance to visit Grunas Canyon about 2 km long, the Waterfall and the Blue Eye water spring. It will take us about 6 hours to complete the walk.

Day 4: Theth – Valbonë Pass – Valbonë
We will hike today today to Valbona Valley. Our luggages will be transported by horse so we just need to carry only the basic things. On the way we will have the chance to stop and have a coffee break and refreshments in one of the huts along the way. The walk takes about 7 hours.

Day 5: Valbonë – White Circle – Valbonë
Today will explore the mountains around Valbona Valley. We will walk in a circle so depending on the desire of group we can make it shorter or longer. It will take us between 5 – 7 hours to finish our walk.

Day 6: Valbonë – Quk Dunisha – Prizren – Rubik
We start the morning with a 2 hours easy walk through Valbona valley. After a short coffee stop in the end of our walk, we head to Kosovo. The first city we will visit is Prizren as one of the most interesting towns in Kosovo. Once in Prizren we take a walk through the Bazaar and visit the League of Prizren, Sinan Pasha Mosque, Orthodox Church and several other sites.

Day 7: Rubik – Durrës – Berat
The group walks to the village of Katund i Vjeter in the morning for about 3 hours. Next we drive to Durrës where we visit the Roman Amphitheatre dating from the 2nd century BC. In the afternoon we drive to Berat (UNESCO city) and visit the castle of Berat, which dates to 4th century BC.

Day 8: Berat- Krujë

In the morning we visit the Ethnographic Museum and the King Mosque in Berat. We have left some free time in Berat as well to enjoy the other sites at our own pace. In the afternoon we drive to Kruja to visit Scanderbeg Museum and Kruja castle

Day 9: Krujë – Airport

Today we have scheduled a short walk up to Sari Salltik Tekke situated on top of Kruja Mountain. Next we transfer to Airport for our flight. 

This tour includes the following services.

1. Accommodation for 8 nights, in hotels and guest houses
2. 4 lunches and 5 dinners included in the program
3. Folk Evening in Valbona (above 8 persons)
4. English speaking guide for 9 days
5. Local guide for 5 days
6. Luggage transportation by horse on the 4th day
7. Transportation by local minibus
8. Transfers Airport – Hotel
9. Transportation by minibus: 5 days
10. Driver’s meal and accommodation
11. Entrance tickets
12. Public Liability Insurance
13. Assistance of the Sondor Travel

 Departure
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 10 Jun 2017
 18 Jun 2017
 €995
 08 Jul 2017
 16 Jul 2017
 €995
 02 Sep 2017
 10 Sep 2017
 €995

For private departures, private groups or agencies please contact us.

Prices above are for one person. If you are booking for more than one person contact us for discount.

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