Albania, a country of about 2.9 million inhabitants with a surface area of 29,000 km2, emerged from 45 years of Communism (in 1990) with about 700,000 concrete bunkers and no private initiatives or businesses. As soon as the regime changed, however, the Albanian entrepreneur was born, and one of the first among them was Sadik Malaj who founded SONDOR in 1991 after coming from long experience in state-owned tourism institutions. The company was officially registered on February 8, 1994.
Sadik ran the company for more than 20 years until his sudden death at the end of 2015, which sadly prevented him from receiving in person the Municipality of Tirana Prize of “Personality of the Year 2015” which made special reference (with gratitude) to “the Organization of multi-functional activities promoting tourism.” His legacy continues with Sondor’s new CEO Dorien Malaj, now leading the company towards new challenges and emphasizing daily that trusting SONDOR means trusting a company that is here to stay. Sondor operates year round, in every season because: There’s always a good reason to travel!
We make it PERSONAL. We know that when you’re traveling, you are who you are right at that moment in time. People don’t have your past to hold against you, no yesterdays on the road. That is why we make sure that your TODAY with us becomes a tomorrow full of positivity.
We love FOOD. Just like you. That is why we chose the most special places to eat where you should taste the local traditional cuisine. Variety is a must, that’s why we keep on creating menus that reflect the local atmosphere and quality of food making your experience a love traveling through your stomach.
We have EXPERIENCE. Since more than 20 years, we personally check our selection of accommodation facilities, restaurants, transportation and guides we work with. As an inbound tour operator we feel secure and appreciative on the network of partners we have.
We make it BETTER each time. We know that if our partners our happy then they will happily provide every tourist with an unforgettable experience. We add to every tour something special, something new, be it a delicacy or a new trail or an amazing human story.
We show you the PEOPLE. We believe that travel stretches your mind because of the myriad of new amazing landscapes, unknown smells and sounds, but above all because you will get to experience firsthand stories told by people who do differently, what you believe to be right and the only way of doing some things.
We speak YOUR LANGUAGE. We have a team who smoothly communicates with you for any question, at any time. Our professional guides will make sure to warm your heart in a language that will make your experience the sweetest memory. We speak: English, German, Italian, Albanian and Japanese.