Hiking Alps, Via Ferrata & Exploring Albania & Kosovo

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Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
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5 Sep 2022 - 10 Sep 2022

19 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

Duration: 6 Day(s) / Tour with fixed start dates
Price: from $825 / Negotiable

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“Hiking Alps, Via Ferrata & Exploring Albania & Kosovo” tour in 6 days will give you a good idea of the nature and human beauties concealed within those high peaks. Albanian Alps, known as the Accursed Mountains, a rare natural park, is known for the Canon Laws, Blood Feuds, Burrneshat (Sworn Virgins), and many Legends. All the time we will be surrounded by peaks above 2,000 m above sea level. Albanian and Kosovo although very similar have their peculiarities you will notice once in Kosovo where we will cover the best part of its historical places and natural parks. All in all, a comprehensive experience of outdoor, history and tradition in one of the most undiscovered places in Europe.

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Price includes

  • -English Speaking Guides -Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses -Transportation Food: -All breakfasts -3 Lunches: days 3, 4, and 6 -5 Dinners: day 1,2,3,4 and 5 -Group Airport Pick up and Drop off -Entrance tickets: Rozafa Castle in Shkodra, Isolation Tower in Theth, Prizren Castle, Monastery of Decan, Radaci Cave, Via Ferrata Equipment and Guide in Peja.

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  • - International Flights -Travel Insurance -Visa (if applicable) -Any kind of personal expense -Guide Gratuity

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Albania My Way

Albania, Tiranë

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Discover the mystic and mesmerizing land of Eagles, still considered to be one of the last European secret places.

Albania My Way is an endeavor started by a small group of local travel experts, aiming to provide travel solutions with world-class hospitality and local flavors to tourists across the globe. With quality as its prime concern, Albania My Way offers you to see and feel our country our way!

Based in Tirana, we offer group and personalized tours touching different themes and covering all the regions of Albania and the surroundings like Kosovo, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

Our Way means that we are well experienced in providing a wide variety of tours, organized in groups or private from all over the world, one day and multi-day tours. Our way includes cultural and heritage tours, adventure and plenty of outdoor tours, different sports tours, beach tours, and many more.

We provide end-to-end travel solutions starting from answering your queries to planning your tour, arrival and accommodation arrangement, car rental, safe travel, departure, and everything else you will need. We also can handle last-minute changes and urgent situations effectively. We understand “the value for money” and our commitment to our clients.

We are here to serve you in the best possible manner, there is no better way than local’s way!

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Albania, Theth, Shkodër County, Shkodër

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Day 1

Welcome to Albania
Today you will arrive in Tirana, Albania and our staff will meet you at the airport.
At 4:30 pm the guide will make a short introduction meeting, explaining about the tour and any questions you might have. After the meeting will start Tirana Walking Tour, visiting the main sites of our capital. We will visit:
-Tirana’s Skenderbeg main square, Et'hem Bey Mosque and Clock Tower, our symbols;
-Toptani Pedestrian Neighborhood;
-Cult objects of the main religions in Albania, well-known for their tolerance;
-Main Boulevard and the Pyramid, Prime Ministry, Presidency, etc.
-Blloku area and dictator Hoxha's House.
The tour will last about 2 hours. Immediately after we will have our welcoming dinner in Blloku neighborhood with Albanian food.
Overnight in Tirana

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Day 2

Shkodra & Thethi Valley
At 9 am we will start driving north to Shkodra and the first visit will be at Rozafa fortress, climbing shortly to cobblestone road up to the fortress entrance. The top of the fortress has a stunning view over the Shkodra Lake, and Buna River, up to the Adriatic Sea. Rozafa is a millennium monument erected on a rocky hill at the entrance of the city, south-east, 130 meters above sea level. There is an old magic legend which completes the visit.

We will continue our day at Shkodra center, in the pedestrian area where you will have 1-hour of free time for lunch or snacks. Right after, we will drive to Thethi Valley for about 2.5 hours and will accommodate in our guesthouse. A visit to the village, center and the Isolation Tower, the story of Blood Feuds, will end our long day. Back to guesthouse a local dinner waits for us.

Overnight in a local Guest House in Thethi Valley.

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Day 3

Exploring Nderlysaj & Blue Eye of Capre
After a filling breakfast at 9 am we will head out to explore some of the best natural beauties of Thethi Valley. First will visit Grunasi Waterfall and will admire the many colors created by the vegetation growing around the water. Be sure to get a rain coat with you. Our way continues to Grunasi bridge where we will get a short drive to Nderlyse village. Here we will enjoy the pools created by a stream of water, which are amazing on their style and the water is very cold and clear. Next is Blue Eye of Capre one of the most beautiful springs in all Albania. The water is crystal clean and very cold, the most courageous dares to take a swim for a few seconds. Picnic lunch will taste very good in nature. Today we will hike around 3 hours, covering a distance of 11 km and only 1 hour of driving.

We will be back at our guesthouse in afternoon and local dinner with traditional cooking of the area will be served around 7 pm.

Overnight in a local Guest House in Thethi Valley.

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Day 4

Thethi to Valbona Pass
Today we will start earlier at 8 am and will hike one of the best paths in Albania, well known in Europe, Thethi to Valbona pass. Our luggage will be transported by mules or by car. Everyone is encouraged to take a small and light backpack. The hike is about 16 km long and lasts between 6-8 hours. Valbona pass is absolutely a stunning hike, where you will be accompanied by beautiful views of the mountains all around. From beginning to the end of the hike the scenery changes from village roads to thick beech forests, green pastures and rocky.

On the way we will have a few stops to rest and take pictures of the breathtaking panoramas and to enjoy our picnic lunch. We will arrive in our guest house in Valbona in the afternoon, in time to appreciate the dinner with traditional food.

Difficulty level: Challenging Level Hike and require a high level of fitness.
Overnight in a local Guest House in Valbona Valley.

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Day 5

Monastery of Decan, Zip Line and Via Ferrata
Today is going to be a very busy and beautiful day. We will start at 9 am to drive towards Kosovo our neighborhood country, inhabited by Albanians, with a short stop at Valbona’s Village old mill. We are heading towards Peja and first visit will be at the medieval orthodox monastery of Decan of the XIV century and the church. After that we will visit Radaci area where sources the White Drini river and a waterfall of 25 m high with other small waterfalls around. You will have free time for lunch to enjoy the local trout or your preferred food.
After lunch we will get accommodated to our hotel and will take a short rest. At 4 pm will drive shortly to Rugova Gorge for Via Ferrata or Zip Line, for those who chose an easier activity. Today covers a distance of 114 km, about 3 hours of driving.

Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant and Peja local beer.

Overnight in Peja

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Day 6

Prizren and drive to Tirana, End of Journey
Our day will start at 9 am and after a short drive, we will be in Prizren, one of the nicest towns in Kosovo with an old neighborhood. We will visit the fortress and walk through the city center with characteristically Turkish influence. A nice lunch with traditional food will be the end of our visit in Prizren. Our day continues with the drive back to Tirana of 190 km, around 3 hours of driving time.

Once in Tirana, our staff will drop you at the airport or at Tirana city center, wishing you a safe flight back home.
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