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Albania Agri-Tourism and Farm Life

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from €1150 10 days
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  • Tour Type
    Group
  • Activity
    Holidays
  • Group Size
    16
  • Activity Level
    Leisure
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Tour Code
    AFA

The Albania Agri-Tourism and Farm Life tour is designed to help you get in touch with local farmers and, more importantly, the delicious farm-to-table culinary experience that they provide. We will visit Fishtë Village, the birth place of the famous Albanian writer Gjergj Fishta, and sample the delicious food of the surrounding Lezha region. We will continue to picturesque Puka where we will sip locally brewed beer while nestled among the soaring mountains surrounding Valbona Valley. The grand finale will be a visit to the 2400-year-old city of Berat where we will enjoy fine dining in a locally-sourced family restaurant.

Highlights
  • Taste the local products of Northern Albania
  • Experience the true farm life of Albania
  • Visit Berat, the city of one thousand windows
  • Relax and enjoy folk music in Valbona Valley
What's included
  • Accommodation for 8 nights, in hotels and guest houses,BB.
  • 5 lunches with traditional dishes,
  • 7 dinners in hotels or guesthouses,
  • Folk performance in Valbone (4th night)
  • English speaking guide for 10 days
  • Local guide for two days
  • Transportation with local minibuses
  • Transfers with minibuses, airport – hotel
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Driver’s food and board for 10 days
  • Entrance tickets in museums and historical centers
  • Tickets for the ferry Koman – Fierze
  • Assistance from our agency
    Map
    Day 1. Airport - Tirana
    After being picked up at the airport, we will visit the center of Tirana, the Ethem Bey Mosque, and a few other landmarks. We will then return to our hotel where we will spend the night.
    Day 2. Tirana – Lezhe – Fishte – Puke
    We visit the city of Lezhe and the memorial grave of Scanderbeg. Lunch will be served in the agritourist center of Fishte. After, we will continue our journey to the town of Puka where  we will visit the nearby agricultural farms. Dinner and accommodations will be in the Hani I Lacit guesthouse in Puke.
    Day 3. Puke – Koman – Fierze – Valbone
    We travel by local minibus from Puka to Koman. From there, we will take a boat to Fierza. During the ride we get to enjoy the spectacular views of the canyon and surrounding peaks that have been slowly chiseled into existence by the pristine lake Koman. From Fierze we continue by minibus to Bujan where we visit the tower of Mic Sokoli, a typical North Albanian tower. During the way to Valbona we make some short breaks in some natural attractions like the canyon of Shoshan, and the cave of Dragobia, to name a couple. We will have dinner in the restaurant Rilindja Valbone before retiring to our accommodations in Quku I Valbones.
    Day 4: Valbone – Rrogam – Valbone
    We travel with a local minibus until Kukaj village. From there we start walking to Rragam village and the Valbona waterfall. From there we can take a look at Jezerca mountain, the highest in Northern Albania. After enjoying lunch in a guesthouse in Rragam, we will return to the Quku i Valbones. During dinner we will enjoy a folk performance where we will learn more about the local culture.
    Day 5. Valbone – Shoshan – Tropojë Village
    We travel to Tropoja Village. From there, we will begin walking from Shoshan to Katund i Paqes. On our way we will learn about the traditions, history and culture of these villages. Lunch will be in a family house in the village of Shoshan. We will travel back to Tropoja by minibus where we will enjoy a short walk around the village, then dinner and accommodations in the Aste Guesthouse.
    Day 6. Tropojë village – Prizren (Kosovo) – Doda Castle
    We will cross the border to Kosovo where we will visit the historic city of Prizren. There, we will visit the Memorial of the Albanian League, Sinan Pasha’s Mosque, the Serbian Orthodox Church, and more. After this we travel along the shores of Drini i Zi River using a road called Drita (the light). At the end of this road lies the Doda Castle Village. Dinner with traditional dishes in Kala e Dodes.
    Day 7. Doda Castle – Kukes – Rubik
    We'll walk through the village of Kala e Dodes under the shadow of Korabi Mountain, which is the highest in Albania, while we learn more about the culture and the traditions of this region. Lunch will be in the form of a picnic in the meadows near the village. In the afternoon we go back to Kukes and then travel to the village of Katund i Vjeter in Rubik. Accommodation in Rubik in the hotel Marubi.
    Day 8. Rubik – Kruje – Marikaj – Berat
    We visit the castle of Kruja and the Scanderbeg Museum housed within the castle itself. Lunch will be at the Hajdar Kuqi farm in Marikaj. We drive to the city of Berat (UNESCO) where we will visit the castle of Berat and the “Onufri” museum in the castle. Accommodation in hotel Mangalem. Overnight in Berat
    Day 9. Berat – Belsh – Elbasan – Ibe
    We will visit some interesting destinations in the Belsh and Dumrea regions. In Elbasan we visit the castle of Elbasan and the St. Maria Church. We will continue on to Ibe, a village near Tirana. Dinner and accommodation in the Kame Resort in the village.
    Day 10. Ibë – Tirana – Airport
    We will either take a walk to the spring of the Erzeni River, or walk around the city of Tirana. After this, we will transfer to the airport where our tour will end.

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    Day1
    Day 1. Airport - Tirana
    After being picked up at the airport, we will visit the center of Tirana, the Ethem Bey Mosque, and a few other landmarks. We will then return to our hotel where we will spend the night.
    Day2
    Day 2. Tirana – Lezhe – Fishte – Puke
    We visit the city of Lezhe and the memorial grave of Scanderbeg. Lunch will be served in the agritourist center of Fishte. After, we will continue our journey to the town of Puka where  we will visit the nearby agricultural farms. Dinner and accommodations will be in the Hani I Lacit guesthouse in Puke.
    Day3
    Day 3. Puke – Koman – Fierze – Valbone
    We travel by local minibus from Puka to Koman. From there, we will take a boat to Fierza. During the ride we get to enjoy the spectacular views of the canyon and surrounding peaks that have been slowly chiseled into existence by the pristine lake Koman. From Fierze we continue by minibus to Bujan where we visit the tower of Mic Sokoli, a typical North Albanian tower. During the way to Valbona we make some short breaks in some natural attractions like the canyon of Shoshan, and the cave of Dragobia, to name a couple. We will have dinner in the restaurant Rilindja Valbone before retiring to our accommodations in Quku I Valbones.
    Day4
    Day 4: Valbone – Rrogam – Valbone
    We travel with a local minibus until Kukaj village. From there we start walking to Rragam village and the Valbona waterfall. From there we can take a look at Jezerca mountain, the highest in Northern Albania. After enjoying lunch in a guesthouse in Rragam, we will return to the Quku i Valbones. During dinner we will enjoy a folk performance where we will learn more about the local culture.
    Day5
    Day 5. Valbone – Shoshan – Tropojë Village
    We travel to Tropoja Village. From there, we will begin walking from Shoshan to Katund i Paqes. On our way we will learn about the traditions, history and culture of these villages. Lunch will be in a family house in the village of Shoshan. We will travel back to Tropoja by minibus where we will enjoy a short walk around the village, then dinner and accommodations in the Aste Guesthouse.
    Day6
    Day 6. Tropojë village – Prizren (Kosovo) – Doda Castle
    We will cross the border to Kosovo where we will visit the historic city of Prizren. There, we will visit the Memorial of the Albanian League, Sinan Pasha’s Mosque, the Serbian Orthodox Church, and more. After this we travel along the shores of Drini i Zi River using a road called Drita (the light). At the end of this road lies the Doda Castle Village. Dinner with traditional dishes in Kala e Dodes.
    Day7
    Day 7. Doda Castle – Kukes – Rubik
    We'll walk through the village of Kala e Dodes under the shadow of Korabi Mountain, which is the highest in Albania, while we learn more about the culture and the traditions of this region. Lunch will be in the form of a picnic in the meadows near the village. In the afternoon we go back to Kukes and then travel to the village of Katund i Vjeter in Rubik. Accommodation in Rubik in the hotel Marubi.
    Day8
    Day 8. Rubik – Kruje – Marikaj – Berat
    We visit the castle of Kruja and the Scanderbeg Museum housed within the castle itself. Lunch will be at the Hajdar Kuqi farm in Marikaj. We drive to the city of Berat (UNESCO) where we will visit the castle of Berat and the “Onufri” museum in the castle. Accommodation in hotel Mangalem. Overnight in Berat
    Day9
    Day 9. Berat – Belsh – Elbasan – Ibe
    We will visit some interesting destinations in the Belsh and Dumrea regions. In Elbasan we visit the castle of Elbasan and the St. Maria Church. We will continue on to Ibe, a village near Tirana. Dinner and accommodation in the Kame Resort in the village.
    Day10
    Day 10. Ibë – Tirana – Airport
    We will either take a walk to the spring of the Erzeni River, or walk around the city of Tirana. After this, we will transfer to the airport where our tour will end.

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