Join Albania National Parks Tour and enjoy the best of Albania’s natural beauty.
The group will be welcomed by the Albanian travel agency representatives at the airport in Tirana. Next, we transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tirana. In the afternoon we will visit Tirana’s highlights, including Scanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey mosque, Toptan Castle, and the Pyramid. During this day you will discover the best of Tirana, and head from Tirana to Theth. Along the way, we will stop in Shkodër to visit the Castle of Rozafa and the renovated center. When we arrive in Theth, we will take a short break then walk through the village for around 3 hours. On our walk, we will see the historic “Tower of Isolation” and the Franciscan church.
We will walk to Valbona through Valbona pass with our luggage following by a horse. On the way, we will see the Valbona water springs, waterfall, and the village of Rragam. In Valbona we will enjoy a traditional folkloric performance.
Then, the village of Çerem. From there we will begin walking to the Mullafci Alpine Pastures, passing through the Gjarpri and Kunji i Armeve pastures along the way. We will spend the night in huts in the village of Mullafc. e hike along the National Park of Gashi River following the trail from Mullafc through Herushte and Bradozhnice, and finally to Begaj. This area is considered a protected reserve park and is filled with unique flora and fauna. From Begaj we continue by minibus to Tropoja village where we will spend the night.
Then, we walk along the border-crossing trails between Kosovo and Albania. The walk will take us through the Yugoslavian military checkpoint and on to Kosovo. After a coffee break, we will visit the city of Prizren. In Prizren, we will visit the Sinan Pasha Mosque, the Turkish Hamam, and the Memorial of the “Albanian League of Prizren”. The journey continues to the village of Katund i Vjeter near Rubik in the Mirdita District.
To add up, we will visit the village of Katund i Vjeter. We will have the chance to visit a local family and drink raki, a local alcoholic drink. After our walk, we drive to the ancient city of Durrës where we will visit the 2nd century BC Roman Amphitheatre. After lunch in Durrës, we will resume driving to the UNESCO city of Berat.
In the afternoon we will take a walk along with Mangalem and Gorica quarters to soak up the Ottoman character and feel of this place. Photo stop in the characteristic neighborhood of Mangalem. Also, we visit the Ethnographic Museum and King Mosque in Berat. Next, we will drive through Lushnje, through Vore, and on to Kruje. In Kruja we visit the castle of Kruja and Scanderbeg Museum and have lunch in a restaurant nearby.
Last but not least, we walk up to Kruja mountain to visit the shrine of Sari Salltik, an important site for the Bektashi community in Albania. We will then transfer to the “Mother Teresa” Airport where our tour will end.
Explore the Theth, Valbona national parks, as well as the Gashi River Reserve. Also, this 9-day tour will take you through the historic towns of Prizren, Berat, Durrës, Kruja, and Tirana.