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Albania & Kosovo, Walking and Climbing

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from €1160 8 Days
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  • Tour Type
    Group
  • Activity
    Holidays
  • Group Size
    22
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Tour Code
    ACW

This trip will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes of these two countries. You will hike their highest mountains, take a ferry ride along beautiful Koman Lake, and zip-line over the Rugova River. You will end each day’s adventure by meeting the locals and enjoying the wonderful food they have to offer.

Highlights
  • Climb Via Ferrata in Peja, Kosovo
  • Walk Jezerca, the second highest peak of Albania
  • Visit Dajti Mountain via Cable Car
  • Take a scenic boat trip along Komani Lake
  • Visit the Monastery of Decani in Kosovo (UNESCO)
What's included

This tour is full board!

  • All meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation in hotels on days 3, 4 and 5
  • Tents for camping on the peak of Jezerca
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation with a minibus (22 seats)
  • Ferry tickets
  • Cable car tickets
  • All entrance tickets
  • Local guides
  • All gear required to climb Via Ferrata
  • Luggage transportation by horse to Jezerca Peak
  • Assistance of SONDOR
    Map
    Day 1. Tirana
    Transfer to Dajti Mountain (1613 m) via the longest cable car in the Balkans. We will walk through the National Park, a forest of pine trees and 200 years old oaks. In the afternoon we will visit Tirana’s highlights: Scanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and more.
    Day 2. Komani Lake Boat Trip
    Drive to Koman Lake and embark on a fascinating boat trip through the high peaks and gorges of the Drini River. Often compared to the Scandinavian fjords, it is considered to be “one of the greatest boat trips”. Guided walking in the village of Kukaj in the Valbona Valley will follow.
    Day 3. Jezerca Peak
    Walk for about 8 hours up the Albanian Alps, otherwise known as the "Accursed Mountains", to reach the glacial lakes of Jezerca Mountain, the second highest peak of Albania. After you reach the glacial lakes you will camp for the night near the lakes.
    Day 4. Jezerca
    Walk the 7 hours back from Jezerca to Valbona Valley.
    Day 5. GJakova, Decani, Peja (Kosovo)
    Drive to Kosovo where we will visit the old city of Gjakova, along with its Old Baazar and Hadumi Mosque (16th Century). There we meet with local craftsmen and visit their shops. Visit the Monastery of Decan (UNESCO heritage) as well as the Serbian Patriarchate of Peja, which is on the UNESCO List.
    Day 6. Via Ferrata
    Today we will explore Via Ferrata (The Iron Road) in Peja. We will climb for about 100 meters through Rugova Canyon and take the zip line across the Rugova River. There we will discover the ancient caves that have been used over the years by monks, villagers and solders.
    Day 7. Prizren & Kruje
    Visit the old town of Prizren, Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Albanian League of Prizren. Next we travel to Kruje, Albania where we will visit the Ethnographic Museum, the Old Bazaar and the Museum of Scanderbeg.
    Day 8. Sari Salltik Mountain
    In the morning we will take a walk (1.5 hours) up to the rocky mountain of Kruje and visit Sari Salltik, a Bektashi shrine. There we will learn more about the history of the saint and visit the underground cave (20 m deep). In Durres we visit the Roman Amphitheatre built in 2nd Century AD. The city was an important segment of Via Egnatia, which connected Rome to Constantinople. Next we drive to Airport where our tour will end.

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    Day1
    Day 1. Tirana
    Transfer to Dajti Mountain (1613 m) via the longest cable car in the Balkans. We will walk through the National Park, a forest of pine trees and 200 years old oaks. In the afternoon we will visit Tirana’s highlights: Scanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and more.
    Day2
    Day 2. Komani Lake Boat Trip
    Drive to Koman Lake and embark on a fascinating boat trip through the high peaks and gorges of the Drini River. Often compared to the Scandinavian fjords, it is considered to be “one of the greatest boat trips”. Guided walking in the village of Kukaj in the Valbona Valley will follow.
    Day3
    Day 3. Jezerca Peak
    Walk for about 8 hours up the Albanian Alps, otherwise known as the "Accursed Mountains", to reach the glacial lakes of Jezerca Mountain, the second highest peak of Albania. After you reach the glacial lakes you will camp for the night near the lakes.
    Day4
    Day 4. Jezerca
    Walk the 7 hours back from Jezerca to Valbona Valley.
    Day5
    Day 5. GJakova, Decani, Peja (Kosovo)
    Drive to Kosovo where we will visit the old city of Gjakova, along with its Old Baazar and Hadumi Mosque (16th Century). There we meet with local craftsmen and visit their shops. Visit the Monastery of Decan (UNESCO heritage) as well as the Serbian Patriarchate of Peja, which is on the UNESCO List.
    Day6
    Day 6. Via Ferrata
    Today we will explore Via Ferrata (The Iron Road) in Peja. We will climb for about 100 meters through Rugova Canyon and take the zip line across the Rugova River. There we will discover the ancient caves that have been used over the years by monks, villagers and solders.
    Day7
    Day 7. Prizren & Kruje
    Visit the old town of Prizren, Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Albanian League of Prizren. Next we travel to Kruje, Albania where we will visit the Ethnographic Museum, the Old Bazaar and the Museum of Scanderbeg.
    Day8
    Day 8. Sari Salltik Mountain
    In the morning we will take a walk (1.5 hours) up to the rocky mountain of Kruje and visit Sari Salltik, a Bektashi shrine. There we will learn more about the history of the saint and visit the underground cave (20 m deep). In Durres we visit the Roman Amphitheatre built in 2nd Century AD. The city was an important segment of Via Egnatia, which connected Rome to Constantinople. Next we drive to Airport where our tour will end.

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    Accommodation
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