In the Dinaric Alps, we will walk through the isolated valleys of Theth and Valbona, a region never conquered by its invaders discovering remote mountains and valleys, in a multicultural area inhabited by Albanians and Slavs. We will experience the traditional life and the true hospitality of its people. In addition to going up and down mountains, you can also explore its interior with the various speleological excursions that show the treasures of the most incredible caves and grottos in Albania, a clear example of this is the Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) a magical spring of water that hypnotizes.
We have designed a 5-day itinerary that takes in the highlights of Albania’s historical and cultural heritage, including: UNESCO World Heritage sites; Ancient Greek and Roman ruins; key Communist locations; fascinating historical towns; medieval castles; picturesque villages; Orthodox churches and Muslim mosques. This trip is also a great opportunity to sample Albania’s varied regional cuisines, meet local people and enjoy Albania’s incredible scenery!!
Meeting at 07.30 am at Terminal 3 for a direct flight to Tirana, immigration formalities, lunch. After a short break in hotel we will start a tour in Tirana. We should have enough time to visit: Skenderbeg Square, Clock Tower, Art Gallery, Bridge of Tabakve, Church, Et'hem Bej Mosque, Pyramid, Block Area, and Bunk art. In the evening we will check local nightlife.
Wake up in the morning and enjoy breakfast made of fresh local produce. We will start our journey about 2 hours and take a boat to paradise River of Shala where we will enjoy gorgeous ambience until we reach Valbona, visit spectacular Xhema Lake and village.
Today we will start with Old Mill of Valbona and take minibus from village to start of Valbona - Theth pass. We will take a break at waterfall and later in the afternoon arrive to Theth. Short walk around will the village will finish this lovely day.
Today we plan to visit Blue eye of Theth, we ll take a minibus and hike for about 2 hours until we reach this spectacular place. Further on we continue to stone groves of Nderlysa, Grunas canyon, also church of Theth.
We will visit waterfall of Grunasit in Theth and take minibus to back to Tirana. Afternoon flight at 14:30 will take us back to Dubai, 10pm arrival T3.
Level: Easy, to moderate, available for beginners.
Activities: trekking (up to 8hrs), swimming, boating sightseeing.
Duration: 5 days
Accommodation & meals: 4 star hotels and guesthouses on the trek. Most meals included, except meals in restaurants.
Approx. cost: 4520 AED
Specifically excluded: visas, PCR tests for return, restaurant meals.
PCR: There is no requirement for PCR to enter Albania. Return test has been incorporated in trip program.
All other details available for RSVPs.
See yah in Albania **
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Dubai International Terminal 3, Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates