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Walking Albania National Parks

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What to Expect
Highlights:
• Walk in three of the largest national parks
• Enjoy a folk performance in Valbonë
• Visit the beautiful city of Prizren in Kosovo
• Visit Berat, UNESCO heritage
• Taste delicious homemade food and drink raki.

What you can expect

Day 1. Airport – Tirana

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.

Day 2. Tiranë – Shkodër – Theth

Breakfast in Tirana. Travel by minibus from Tirana to Theth. Along the way, we will stop in Shkodër to visit the Castle of Rozafa and the renovated center. 

Day 3. Theth – Qafë Valbonë – Valbonë

Breakfast in Theth. We will walk to Valbona through Valbona pass with our luggage following by horse. On the way we will see the Valbona water springs, waterfall and the village of Rragam. Overnight in Valbona.

Day 4. Valbonë – Çerem – Mullafc

Breakfast in Valbonë. Today we travel by minibus up to the village of Çerem. From there we will begin walking to the Mullafci Alpine Pastures

Day 5. Mullafc – Begaj – Tropoje

Breakfast in Mullafc. We hike along the National Park of Gashi River following the trail from Mullafc through Herushte and Bradozhnice, and finally to Begaj. 

Day 6. Tropoje – Kasaj – Qafe Morine – Prizren – Rubik

Breakfast in Tropoja. Today we walk along the border-crossing trails between Kosovo and Albania. The walk will take us through the Yugoslavian military check point and on to Kosovo. 

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. 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. 

Day 8. Berat – Kruje

Breakfast in Berat. Today 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. Overnight in Kruja.

Day 9. Kruje – Sari Salltik – Kruje - Tirane Airport

Breakfast in Kruja. Today 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tirana , Albania
Duration
9 days
Return Details
Kruje, Albania
Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 8 nights in hotels and guest houses
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • English speaking guide for 9 days
  • Local guide for five days during the hiking and trekking trip
  • Luggage transportation by horses and 4×4 cars
  • Private minibus and driver services for five days
  • Assistance of Albanian Agency
Exclusions
  • 110 Euro per single supplement
  • Everything else that is not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Sondor Travel
11 Reviews
jhwwre
Tampa, Florida, USA
24552
Great Visit to Prizren with Dorian
Can’t say enough about how informative this tour was. It gave us a great understanding of Albania and the Balkans. If you are looking for a number of photo opportunities this may not be the trip for you; however, if you want to drive through a beautiful mountain land scape and have an in depth history lesson, book this tour. Highly recommend.
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NorthStar638501
419
Tour Curiosity...
I have been in Albania, for some time only, last year...and now ,here I am, back to Albania ..in Durres , accompagnied by some friends! We had beautiful moments for ourselves , feeling special, the Adriatic Sea warmly inviting us to ..try it😏! The goldy warm softy sand, too! Not to mention any kind of tasty food ! Really great ..and worthy to visit it 😇
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josierina
Manila, Philippines
71
Walls and War Tour Dubrovnik
Very informative tour of Davor. He is also funny. We learned a lot from him. The tour started and finished on time.
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Alfasan
London, United Kingdom
2328
Day trip to Albania from Corfu
We couldn’t fault this day excursion. Pricier than other excursions but so many components made it a memorable day. Picked up 6:35an arrived back at hotel 8pm. Coach to Corfu Town (worth visit on it’s own by local bus. The old town is the place to see.) then boat to Albania took 70mins. Taken to Restaurant for refreshments. Price of drinks extra but relatively low cost compared with Kavos. Then on to an archaeological site with some lovely scenery. Ruins can be boring. The young guide we had was very well prepared and bought the place alive with descriptions and explanations of each area.Again the views were beautiful. We then went to lunch at the restaurant stopped at earlier. With exception of drinks, all food was included. Buffet meal which was excellent. Off to a castle then and spectacular views from the high vantage point. Back to the town for 75min free time. Very built up but, like Corfu, not many shops. Then back to port and Corfu. It was enough to make us want to visit this once war torn country again for longer time. €48/person plus €10/person like visitor tax.
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sheeshhhh
Singapore, Singapore
143
Berat private tour (winter month)
Berat is one of the best UNESCO heritage site that u will be able to take very nice pictures. The tour guide Marin was humorous and engaging. He is passionate about his work and explained in simple terms for us to understand. He valued - added the tour by helping us to take creative pictures. It was one of the most enjoyable private tour that i had ever had. Strongly recommended anyone who want to know more about berat to sign up the private tour and ask for Marin.
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LondonTravelLady
London
11742
Walking Tour in Albania
I joined a walking tour in Albania and our guide Dori was brilliant; he has a wealth of knowledge and passion for Albania and he was able to show us a side of Albania that I don't think any of us on the tour could ever have imagined. He led us confidently on all of the hikes using his local knowledge and contacts to ensure we got an authentic taste of Albania. On the more cultural side of the tour he was able to give us so much information on the history of the country and could easily augment the information that was being given by the local guides. I would have no issue recommending Sondor Travel if you are planning a trip to Albania.
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huencry
Riba-roja d'Ebre, Spain
2813
Walking/culture in Albania
I went as an individual joining a group of other adventurers from UK and USA on a 9 day tour.... Most of us had no idea what to expect of Albania but we had a wonderful time led by the amazing Dori. We saw and trekked in, beautiful countryside; met generous, welcoming people; stuffed ourselves on fabulous food and stayed in great hotels/guesthouses in superb locations. The ethos of the company seems to be to spread the word about what a wonderful country Albania is - and I can only agree wholeheartedly
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pandarooster
Hong Kong, China
6765
A fine travel operator with their hearts in the right place
In March, 2016, I organized a trip for fourteen persons from Hong Kong to visit Albania, Meteora, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro. The company we used was Sondor Tours, and our guide was Dorien Malaj, its owner. I don't normally rate travel agencies, but this is an exception. From our first correspondence to our visit, Dorien fulfilled our assignment with professional dedication, skill and charm despite the fact that his father had just passed away shortly before our visit. We went through and reviewed the entire itinerary, dissected each hotel and made some changes to our liking, rerouted the trip several times, and that entailed much additional work, as hotel dates had to be juggled every time we moved the itinerary. Not once did he complain. During the tour, he was patient, courteous, knowledgeable, succinct, punctual; he was also congenial and humourous, and his love of people and travel shows through the quality of his tour. His recommendations were 99% spot on - the one exception was that we ought to have stayed in Meteora for two nights instead of one, which he has now fixed for subsequent tours based on our shared experience. His choice of hotels was always the best in the area, and the restaurants he recommended were superb. His knowledge of history, politics and geography was also first class, and what's more, he was not afraid to share his views with us, as an Albanian, and yet with impartiality even when we were visiting the Serbian sights and discussing the recent events. Because of our group size, we found in the beginning that our travel bus was too small; no problem, he chartered a larger bus from elsewhere to arrive in Tirana on the day we started our journey so that we would be more comfortable, at extra cost, but it relieved us from twelve days of discomfort. The tour itself offers the travellers stunning visits to Meteora, Butrinti, Lake Ohrid, Kotor, the Valbona Mountains, the Visoki Decani, balanced with a visit to a Kosovo village that suffered from a recent massacre, and at a great value. For travellers curious for the offbeat places, this is a real gem. Go now, before Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia become overcrowded. https://en.tripadvisor.com.hk/ShowUserReviews-g294446-d10190845-r376037409-Travel_Albania-Tirana.html#
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federicalL1508EJ
20
Una guida eccellente
Il nostro tour è stato davvero interessante e la guida molto preparata e disponibile ad accogliere le nostre esigenze. Piccola pecca la non chiarezza in merito al punto di ritrovo.
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MrMag1962
Ostergotland County, Sweden
48459
En dag på landet
Det blir tyvärr rätt mycket transport innan man kommer fram till vad som är anledning till utflykten, nämligen orten Berat. Två timmar åt varje håll kan tyckas långt men med en bra chaufför, vilket vi hade, så fungerar det ändå relativt bra men framförallt säkert. När vi väl var framme i Berat anslöt den lokala guiden. Guiden får godkänt men hade nog tjänat på att inte försöka skämta om allting, det kanske fungerar för vissa men inte för oss.
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241emanuelam
World
117114
Tirana e Kruja
Ho prenotato questo tour di Tirana e Kruja direttamente dall'Italia. Tutto è stato perfetto e piacevole.Il giro è durato 7 ore: alla mattina abbiamo effettuato la visita della città di Tirana e nella tarda mattinata ci siamo recati nella città di kruja. La nostra guida turistica Marin che parlava italiano si è dimostrato molto bravo e preparato. Lo consiglio.
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