Join us for a real deep jump into the Balkan history, architecture, art, nature, cuisine, human nature and atmosphere. This will be a great way to include four countries in one visit and the 4 (Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro) are quite special and out of the ordinary tourist map of visitors of Europe. The large majority of European countries, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and plenty more need no visa to take this tour. So don’t hesitate! Details on this page!

 

We’re organizing a six-day winter group tour to see Albania’s famous lagoons and we’ll mainly focus on bird-watching and nature! It is definitely designed for those with a love of the outdoors but we will indeed visit other points of interest that don’t have to do with birds or fauna. The group will aim to have a maximum of 18 participants and we’ll only run it if we will manage to have a minimum of 5 participants. Get in touch!
Please keep in mind that the itinerary will be flexible in order to allow for the best viewings!  We will have a more complete itinerary closer to the date but we do know where we’ll be staying each night.  From there we can make the best plans for you according to conditions and interests. This will make for a very fun trip!
We did this tour last year and were quite amazed by all the new things we learned and by the enthusiasm of our amazing friends at Divjaka and Karavasta, two of the most famous parks in Albania. Albanian Trip and PPNEA are trying to promote the natural, historical and human beauties of Divjaka as well as trying to help local communities get stronger. Quite close to Tirana and Central Albania, this is a great place to visit – it’s the Kingdom of the Curly Pelican of Albania!
We have three set dates for the tours and we’ve chosen them to be in peak season when the activity in the lagoons among the resident bird communities is at its highest!
Please keep in mind that we also have a Day Trip we offer of bird watching.
March 6th, 2017 – March 11th, 2017
April 16th, 2017 – April 21st, 2017
Itinerary
Day 1
  • Meet in Tirana in the morning.
  • Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day 2
  • Visits of Tirana downtown and the Nature History Museum. Drive to Karavasta. Overnight in Divjaka beach right in the middle of the protected park.
Day 3
  • Early start with bird-watching and visits of the lagoon and the sites with high activity of birds, fauna and flora. Meals and overnight in Divjaka.

Day 4

  • Transfer to the region of Vlora. Bird-watching in the Lagoon of Narta. Overnight in a city hotel in Vlora.

Day 5

  • Day spent in the surroundings of Orikum for birdwatching and visits of the lagoon. Visits of the archeological site of Orik. Overnight in Berat.

Day 6

  • Visits of the very fine UNESCO site of Berat.
  • Depart for Tirana for flight home or transfer elsewhere (we’d be happy to discuss this!)
Price:
699.0 Euros/per person (single supplement 99.0 euros/person).  Of course, we can take Albanian Lek, GBP and USD, too. We will discuss payment options with you.
Price includes:
  • All expenses for your guides/driver.
  • Fuel and AC car rental.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Local taxes.
  • 5 Nights in Standard double rooms in charming small local hotels.
  • All Breakfasts.

We first launched this escorted cultural tour for English-speaking visitors in 2014, managed to convince a few people to go  with us and they loved it! Not very huge but still 2015 was a success. The tour started off in Tirana and took in Korça, Përmet, Gjirokastra, Butrint, Llogara and finally Berat. Albanian Trip’s very own Elton Caushi and Gjergj Mihali led the itinerary to avoid marathon drives and ridiculously early starts. The tour took to the amazing and unusual North as well and brought to some of the cream of its regions. Even the British Airways flight times were civilized! We had no big crowds on the tour but the ones that decided to go with us, loved it!

You can read more about it here.