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Meet Elton’s incredible, earth-shattering idea for a tour that will bring you to the kitchens of families, farms and restaurants for an 8 to 12 day self-guided tour in Albania.  It’ll combine beaches, mountains and urban environments and will surely encompass loads of food, wine and raki.  The idea is both to taste the delights on offer and also be a part of their cultivation or production process- a full experience.  Nature will be in abundance.

This one-of-a-kind tour is designed for those who want to independently divulge into learning about Albania’s unique food traditions.  With the success of our “Cool’inary” Tour and because we at Albanian Trip are hardcore foodies, we know about all of the country’s best-kept dining secrets and want to give visitors the opportunity to experience this!

Steeped in authentic Albanian culture and natural landscapes, you can also expect to learn about our people, history and geography on the way. The departure dates are flexible depending on your timing and group size.

Let Albanian Trip organize one of the least touristy experiences you can have in Albania!  Of course it will include visiting classic local beauties like Berat, Butrint, Lake Ohrid or Gjirokastra, but the best part is that you will spend quality time with local families in the charming, lesser known towns and countryside.  This is the best way to make genuine new friends that will help you truly explore and understand Albania or the Adriatic part of the Balkans.

We will arrange for you to travel a bit, then you will spend 5 or 6 days with a local family.  From there, you can move to another part of the region or stay on a nice little beach.  Whatever you decide, you will extract wonderful memories and experiences!

Since this is very much a tailor-made trip, we will be working with each individual or group to discern what your particular interests are.  From there, we will establish a price, itinerary and activities accordingly.

Contact us for more info regarding this new approach into a great corner of Europe and the Mediterranean.

The places we visit on this tour will be hard to forget – you will really get a sense of Albania’s deep past. We’ll adapt to all of your interests, physical shape and needs for this day tour, which is also great for cruise-ship visitors, too.

See many more details here!

We’re organizing six-day group tours to see Albania’s famous lagoons. This tour is mainly focused 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 have a maximum of 12 participants and we’ll only run it if we will manage to get a minimum of 4 participants.
Please keep in mind that the itinerary will be flexible in order to allow for the best viewings but we do generally know where we’ll be staying each night (see below.)  From there we can make the best plans for you according to conditions and interests. Our local ornithology specialists will lead us through the best areas and we’ll make sure it’s in the peak of the newborn season when activity among the resident bird communities is at its highest!
We are consistently amazed by all the new things learned and by the enthusiasm of our amazing friends from Karavasta, one of the most famous parks in Albania. Albanian Trip and PPNEA are trying to promote and preserve 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!
Please keep in mind that we also have a Day Trip we offer of bird watching.
Contact us for more information on 2019 group departures -we’d be happy to plan that now!
An extension to the tour can be definitely discussed for groups or individual tours and we can add the historical, artistic and culinary sides of Albania and the region, too!
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 bird-watching and visits of the lagoon. Visits of the archaeological 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:
759.0 Euros/per person (single supplement 99.0 euros/person).  Of course, we can take Albanian Lek, GBP and USD, too. For groups larger than 5 we are happy to discuss a more ‘civilized’ price. 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 and dinners
  • VAT and tourist tax