8 DAYS TOUR LOCAL LIVING IN ALBANIA

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8 days
Availability : January - December
Tirana
Min Age : 4+
Max People : 30
Tour Details

Learn traditional recipes and eat delicious Valbona cuisine, ride the horse from Valbona to Theth, visit the old water mills and taste the delicious local wines and raki, explore the waterfall of Valbona and Theth. Enjoy the Albanian culture and the hospitality. Be local.

Experience life the local way and you’ll experience the northern part that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and tasting the delicious local wines and raki. Enjoy a hands-on cooking with your hosts, using fresh ingredients from the farm.

Departure & Return Location

Tirana & On request

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure.

Price Includes

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • Private 4WD
  • Small group experience; Avg 18
  • Guesthouse (6 nights), hotel (1 night).
  • Transport between destinations with horses
  • Professional guide
  • Local Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Pick up & Drop Off (Add 10€)
  • Individual daily expenses/gratuities
  • 7 Lunches (add 105€, optional)
What to Expect

Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine with bio foods.

 

  • Local living
  • Local experience
  • Delicious home cooked meals
  • Traveling across high passes with fabulous and stunning scenery
Itinerary

Day 1TIRANE

Arrive at any time check into your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may want to enjoy a stroll around the city and start to absorb the atmosphere of this amazing country.

Day 2-4VALBONA

Morning orientations in Tirana, then transfer by minibus and boat to Valbona. During the trip we will take the boat to the lake of Koman. Enjoy the boat trip to cruise the waters between Koman and Fierze. Our accommodation is a rural northern alp guesthouse in a country setting with beautiful valley views. The property has a small farm and many outdoor areas where you can relax, including a terrace. Our GL is a very keen producer of everything local and organic and loves showing visitors around the region of his ancestors.

Day 5-7THETH

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 8TIRANA

Morning transfer from Theth to Tirana. Depart any time after 1pm from Tirana to airport, as the airplane departure.

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Arne Bergkvist

Group Traveller

This is the best tour I have taken. Their guides and drivers were the best. They both went above and beyond their duties making sure that everyone was having a great time. Thank you!! Highly recommended!!

August 23, 2019

E. Gnappi

Group Traveller

Amazing group, group leader and itinerary. Wish I could do the tour all over again!

August 23, 2019

K. Strömberg

Family Traveller

It was a great trip, Eno is a very knowledgeable leader. I always felt safe and could rely on his help to assist with any inquires or request. Our driver Kelly is an excellent driver, very polite and helpful.

August 20, 2019

A. Ferguson

Group Traveller

Theth e stato fantastico. Voglio andare di nuovo in Albania solo per visitare Theth con Off Limits Albania. Vostro autisti sono meravigliosi. Bravo per il grande lavoro che fatte. Andate avanti cosi.

August 6, 2019
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