Hiking tour of South Albania in five days

Hiking tour of South Albania in five days

This hiking tour program is properly tailored for explorers that are passionate in hiking, who love wild nature and lovely hidden pebble bays. During this tour we will hike at the highest peak of South Albania (Mount Çika), trek through the ancient path named the “Caesar Trail” and discover the hidden St. Andreas Bay.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana – Vlora - Llogara National Park

Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 9:00 am.

Stop At: Vlore, Vlore, Vlore County
We will make a short stop at Vlora where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. At 12:30, you will get some free time on all days of the tour to have some delicious lunch and to wander around by yourself till 14:00 pm.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
After lunch, we will begin our trek of the ‘’Caesar Trail’’ which is a warm up for the big hike to Mount Çika tomorrow. This path was used by the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar in 48 B.C.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Llogara.

Day 2: Llogara– Mount Çika – Llogara

Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
We start our hiking adventure early in the morning. Our objective is summiting the top of Mount Çika, 2045m above sea level and the highest peak of South-western Albania. The hike during this day would be an intense one and takes about 3-4 hours one way, requiring a good physical condition and proper hiking outfit. However, the view from the top is a breath-taking corner of the world. Our day will be characterised by imposing mountain peaks blanketed in deep green forests, crystal clear seas fringed by long white beaches inviting you to dive in. After a panoramic picnic lunch, we head back to Llogara National Park.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Llogara.

Day 3: Llogara - St. Andreas Bay

Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
We will wake up early in the morning with an innate sense of wonder and desire to explore more. Our destination will be St. Andreas Bay, considered as a hidden gem of Albania. To reach this hidden beach (only reachable by approximately 6 hours hiking) we will walk through an ancient Caesar’s path. The Path passes through the top of the Karaburun Peninsula reaching from 800m up to 1240m altitudes, where we start our descending trekking to St. Andreas Bay. This is where things get interesting; we will set up a tent camp (equipment will be brought to bay by horse), light up a fire by the beach, wait for the sunset, count the stars and taste wild seafood grilled on the fire.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent at the bay.

Day 4: St. Andreas Bay – Karaburun Peninsula – Palasa

Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
There is no better feeling than waking up from the sound of calm waves hitting the shore. After breakfast with a seaside view, we enjoy a final swim in the crystal-clear waters. We pack up our tents and get ready to explore the rest of Karaburun Peninsula by hiking along the southwest coastline. While hiking we will discover empty beaches, isolated old churches and hidden caves used by pirates back in the days. (Optional; travellers whom prefer to explore the coastline to Palasa by boat instead of hiking can do this for 40 Euros/person, 3 pax minimum, from May till September). Palasa beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Southern Albania. Free afternoon by the beach.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent in Palasa.

Day 5: Palasa Beach – Drymades – Tirana

Stop At: Drymades 440 02, Albania
After waking up with an amazing view by the seaside, we start exploring some of the most beautiful hidden rocky beaches between the white roads and Drymades. Our next destination is the balcony of the Albanian Riviera where we enjoy a traditional lunch with a panoramic view. We will arrive in Tirana in the late afternoon.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."



Start Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 5 Days
Start location: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania

Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours
before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.

Airports

  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for four overnights
  • Dinner on the third day (at St. Andreas Bay)
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol

Not Included

  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks not mentioned in the included section
  • Souvenirs
  • Sleeping bags (you should bring your own)
  • Personal spending
  • Boat from St. Andreas Bay to Dhermi (Palasa Beach). Price/person 40 Euros, 3 pax min, May - Sep
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
  • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
  • as an international practice to tip good service.
  • * Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy.
  • Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.
  • The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers
  • and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).
  • Double room occupancy is possible on 15 Euros extra charge per night per person.
  • Single room occupancy is possible on 30 Euros extra charge per night per person.

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