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  • Overview

    Breath taking forests, Ionian & Adriatic coastlines, Alpine Mountains, A rich history and architecture from different empires and eras, Bunkers around every corner, Winding Canyons and more all come together in the beautiful Balkan country of Albania. 

    This lush country won't just offer you some of the most pristine and calming scenery in the region, it will also give you a peek into a melting pot culture &history.

    Note: Albania has announced that there will be no visa requirements for Egyptian citizens from the 1st of May

    7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
    • Cities: Tirana, Kruje, Shkoder, Lepushe, Theth, Valbone, Berat, Llogara, Gjirokaster
    • Walking tour through Tirana
    • Dajti mountain top via cable car
    • Kruja mountain 
    • Hiking tour at Maja e Vajushes
    • Hiking tour from Theth to Valbone
    • Berat city tour
    • Porto Palermo Bay
    • Gjirokaster city tour

    DAY 1

    Welcome to Tirana!

    Welcome to Tirana, one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe where you can feel the architectural influences of both the Soviet & Ottoman empire.

    First you'll get picked up from the airport and dropped off at our hotel in Tirana to unwind from your trip. In the afternoon we'll start our walking tour through Tirana.

    We'll start off by making our way to the core of the city at Skanderbeg Square and the Clock tower where we'll be able to explore the pastel coloured buildings that surround the heart of this city and try to spot as many of the bunkers around every corner of both this city and country.

    Later on we will take a cable car to the top of Dajti mountain so we can enjoy one of the most picturesque views of Tirana.


    1. Paragliding from Dajti Mountain top - 150$

    2. Petrela Zipline - 20$


    Overnight in Hotel Sky 2 (breakfast)

    DAY 2

    Making our way through the beautiful north of Albania

    Today we'll start off the day with an early breakfast so we can make our way to the first capital city of Albania, Kruje.
    Once at the dethroned capital we'll be visiting the old Bazar and the Skanderbeg's Museum while enjoy the scenic view that reaches out to the Mediterranean before starting our journey to the north!

    Enough capital cities, it's time to make our way up to the north to Shkoder and it's beautiful lake but not before taking an essential lunch break at one of the best Albanian restaurants in the country, Mrizi i Zanave, where we'll get to enjoy a delicious local meal (excluded from package).

    After filling our bellies with food it's time to fill our souls with more adventure at Shkodra, where we'll have the option to kayak in Shkodra lake which is one of the largest bird reserves in Europe, if we're lucky we might even see some of the last pelicans in Europe.



    Optional:Kayaking in Shkodra lake - 150$


    Overnight in Hotel Rozafa  (Breakfast)

    DAY 3

    Lepushe and the Accursed mountains 

    Good morning! Today we'll be starting our day with a nice hearty breakfast to prepare us for a 4 hour hike tour through the famous Maja e Vajushes hike in the gorgeous Accursed mountains, which have been nicknamed the Albanian Alps due to how beautiful the mountain range is.

    Once we're done with our hiking tour we'll make our way back to the village where we'll have some free time to explore Tamara village and Selca waterfall.

    Once done we'll depart towards the lush mountainous village of Theth, known for its stunning landscapes.


    Overnight in Hotel Alpet (Breakfast)

    DAY 4

    Theth to Valbona hike in the Albanian Alps

    After breakfast at the hotel. We'll begin our hiking tour for approximately 8 hours through the wild landscape of jagged
    summits, deep valleys, and forested slopes, that link the two villages of Theth & Valbone.
    This hike might sound intimidating but it's a very doable and straight forward hike and 100% worth it in terms of the beauty and scenery you're rewarded with.

    After arrival in Valbone we'll get to enjoy dinner in a local guesthouse.


    Overnight in Fusha e Gjese (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 5

    Free day at Valbona

    We'll be waking up for breakfast at the hotel.

    We recommend you have traditional lunch in one of the local guesthouses in the Valbona valley.

    After lunch we'll depart for Llogara and spend a night there before making our way down to the south the day after.


    Overnight in Llogara Tourist Village (Breakfast)

    DAY 6

    Llogara, Porto Palermo, Sarande, The Blue Eye & Gjirokaster

    Breakfast at the hotel and drive towards our first destination of the day Porto Palermo.

    Porto Palermo Castle is a castle near Himarë in southern Albania. It is situated in the bay of Porto Palermo, a few kilometers south of Himarë along the Albanian Riviera.

    Afterwards we'll be heading to Sarandë, a town that is on a horseshoe-shaped bay, edged by beaches and a promenade. In the center are the archaeological remains of a 5th-century synagogue, later an early Christian basilica and a16th-century Lëkurësi Castle is on a hilltop above the town. 

    Next stop is the Blue Eye, it is one of those incredibly rare, natural landscapes that has to be seen to be believed.The Blue Eye in Albania is an endlessly deep, freshwater spring that looks just like an incredible glowing human eye. The iris is made up of luminescent turquoise water and the pupil is the dark of a deep underwater cave. The colour is so dazzling and brilliant, it’s hard to believe it’s an all-natural phenomenon.

    We'll continue the drive to Gjirokaster where we'll be spending the night.



    Overnight in Hotel Kalemi (Breakfast)

    DAY 7

    Gjirokaster, the pearl of Albania & Berat, the city of a thousand windows

    Breakfast at the hotel and then we will explore the famous city of Gjirokastra which is another UNESCO world heritage site

    Here at the fairy tale hillside town of Gjirokaster we'll go to see the Castle of Gjirokastra, Zekate's house, and the old bazar.

    After our tour of Gjirokaster we will depart for the world renowned Berat, which is also a UNESCO heritage site due to its beauty, being a rare example of an architectural character typical of the Ottoman period and for bearing witness to the coexistence of various religious and cultural communities down the centuries.

    Once we arrive in Berat we will go to visit the Old Castle of Berat, Onufri Museum, the Mangalem and Gorica neighbourhoods.
    It's know as the town of thousand windows because the houses all look like they're stacked on top of each other and you can't help but notice the endless number of windows.

    After the tour of Berat we'll head back towards Tirana.




    Overnight in Hotel Sky 2 (Breakfast)

    DAY 8

    Depart Albania & Head Home

    Sadly the trip has come to an end, so get your souvenirs and say your goodbyes before checking out.

    Transfer to the airport for departure.



    What is included in the tour

    • All accommodation on B&B basis
    • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
    • Walking tour through Tirana
    • Dajti mountain top via cable car
    • Transfer to Kruja mountain 
    • Hiking tour at Maja e Vajushes
    • Hiking tour from Theth to Valbone
    • Berat city tour
    • Nivice Canyon Tour
    • Gjirokaster city tour
    • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
    • Professional, English speaking guide
    • Arrival pick-up airport transfer


    What is NOT included in the tour

    • International Airfare

    • Meals not mentioned in the program

    • Personal Spending

    • Optional Activities

    • Visa Fees

    • Airport Drop off transfer

    Important Notes

    Pocket Money


    Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than others. 

    Adventure Leader Description

    The Adventure Leader's mission is to make sure you have a smooth experience and to help you have the best experience possible. They will offer recommendations for things to do and see, great local eating venues and help the group interact and get to know each others (most of the time this actually happens on its own). While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge is needed.

    Group Size

    Average: 20 pax


    Food is an essential part of traveling. Traveling with Gazef we try as much as we can to help you experience the different kinds of food available in each destination. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this at all times though. We usually leave out some of the meals excluded from the itinerary to give you the flexibility to choose what to eat based on your personal preference. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Your Adventure Leader will be able to suggest good restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods.

    Solo Travelers

    Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a mandatory single supplement unless requested. Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin/triple accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. 

    What to Pack

    What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. A Packing List will be sent to you as soon as you book the trip. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. Suitcases are not recommended–most travelers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other belongings. 


    Tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of your tour program. The gesture serves as an expression of appreciation for exceptional service, and amounts given are up to your discretion.

    Tipping is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is an important source of income for those in the tourism industry. Giving a tip should be a seen as a formal 'thank you', and the action should in no way be awkward.


    The power supply in Albania is nominally Type C and F on 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.