Walking Albania’s National Parks

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Enjoy Albania National Parks of Theth, Valbona and Gashi River Reserves. And if you like to explore the rest of Albania, this 9 day tour will take you through the historic towns of Prizren, Berat, Durrës, Kruja and Tirana.

Highlights

Walking on three of the largest national parks
Enjoy folk performance in Valbonë
Visit the beautiful Prizren/Kosovo
Visit Berat, UNESCO heritage
Taste delicious homemade food and drink raki

What’s included
• Accommodation for 8 nights, in hotels and guest houses,BB
• 4 lunches
• 5 dinners
• Folkloric evening in Valbona (III night)
• English speaking guide for 9 days:
• Local guide for five days during the hiking and trekking trip
• Luggage transportation by horses
• Luggage transportation by 4×4 cars for 2 days
• Transportation by local minibuses
• Services for driver for five days
• Entrance tickets to museums, castle ect
• Ensuring public accountability and professional
• Assistance of Albanian Agency


Day 1: Airport – Tirana
After the group lands in Albania, they will be welcomed by the Albanian travel agency representatives. Next we transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tirana. In the afternoon we visit Tirana’s highlights, Scanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey mosque, Toptan Castle, Pyramid etc. In the end of our visit we walk to the restaurant reserved to us for dinner.
Overnight: Tirana

Day 2: Tiranë – Shkodër – Theth
Breakfast in Tirana. Travel by minibus from Tirana to Shkodër. In Shkodër we visit the Castle of Rozafa and the renovated center. From Shkodra to Theth we travel by local minibuses. Arrival to Theth. Accommodation in village guesthouses. After a short break the group walks in Theth, at the “Tower of Isolation”, Franciscan church etc. It takes nearly 3 hours to walk the village of Theth. Overnight in Theth.

Day 3: Theth – Qafë Valbonë – Valbonë
Breakfast in Theth. The group walks to Valbona through Valbona pass. Luggage is transported by horse. On the way we see Valbona water springs, waterfall and village of Rragam. Overnight in Valbona.
Folklore Evening

Day 4: Valbonë – Çerem,Çerem – Mullafc
Breakfast in Valbonë. Today we travel by minibus up to the village of Çerem for about 1 hour. From there we begin walking to Mullafci Alpine Pastures passing through Gjarpri and Kunji i Armeve pastures. Accommodation in the huts.
Lunch and Dinner: Sondor Travel
Overnight in Mullafc

Day 5: Mullafc – Begaj, Begaj – Tropoje
Breakfast in Mullfac. We hike along the National Park of Gashi River following the trail of Mullafc – Herushte – Bradozhnice – Begaj. This area is considered a protected reserves park and holds outstanding flora and fauna values. From Begaj we continue by minibus to Tropoja village.
Lunch and Dinner: Sondor Travel
Overnight in Tropoje

Day 6: Tropoje – Kasaj – Qafe Morine – Prizren – Rubik
Breakfast in Tropoja. Today we walk along the cross border trails between Kosovo and Albania. The walk will take us through the Yugoslavian military check point on to Kosovo side. Next after a relaxed time and coffee break we head to Prizren to visit this marvelous city. In Prizren we will visit Sinan Pasha Mosque the Turk hamam, memorial of “Albanian League of Prizren”. The journey continues to the village of Katund i Vjeter, near Rubik, in Mirdita Disctrict.
Overnight in Rubik

Day 7: Katund i Vjeter – Mulliri – Katund i Vjeter-Rubik –Durres – Berat
Breakfast in Rubik. We make a short visit today to the village of Katund i Vjeter for about 3 hours round trip. We will have the chance to visit a local family and drink raki, a local alcoholic drink from the area. After our walk we drive to the ancient city of Durres where we will visit the Roman Amphitheatre dating from 2nd century BC. After lunch in Durres we resume driving to the UNESCO city of Berat. In the afternoon we will take a walk along Mangalem and Gorica quarters to soak up the Ottoman character and feeling of this place. Photo stop in the characteristic neighborhood of Mangalem. Overnight in Berat.

Day 8: Berat – Kruje
Breakfast in Berat. Today we visit the Ethnographic Museum and King Mosque in Berat. Next we drive through Lushnje – Vore – Kruje. In Kruja we visit the castle of Kruja and Scanderbeg Museum and have lunch in a restaurant nearby.
Overnight in Kruja.

Day 9: Kruje – Sari Salltik – Kruje-Tirane – Airport
Breakfast in Kruja.
Today we walk up to Kruja mountain to visit the holy shrine of Sari Salltik. An important site for the Bektashi community in Albania.
Transfer to Airport “Mother Teresa”

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 09 Jun 2018
 17 Jun 2018
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Prices above are for one person. If you are booking for more than one person contact us for discount.

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