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HIKING TOUR OF SOUTH ALBANIA IN FOUR DAYS

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Duration

4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

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 to the highest peak of South Albania (Mount Çika), trek through the ancient path named the “Caesar Trail” and discover the hidden St. Andreas Bay.

* This tour requires some hiking experience and good physical condition.

* This tour departs early in the morning; thus, we would recommend you to eat breakfast before the tour departure or to take some food with you.

* Mount Çika: elevation up to 765m, hiking 4 hours one way.

* St. Andreas Bay: elevation up to 553 m, hiking 4 hours one way

* Mule or horse caravan, to carry heavy luggage from Llogara to St. Andreas Bay, is available on request with an extra charge of 80 Euros per horse/mule.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 432 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded 50% of the single supplement amount and your room occupancy will be still private. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple room occupancy and 3 stars hotel accommodation.

* Hotel upgrade is possible on extra charge.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 30 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

* Suitable age 12+ .

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Montenegro or neighbouring countries such as Albania, Macedonia or Kosovo. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* Please note that transaction and payment fees are on the sender (you in this case). We will notify you with a print screen of the amount received at our account as soon as we receive your down payment.

* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

* If you confirm to book this tour or any other service offered by Choose Balkans, via email/Facebook/WhatsApp/phone call or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms & conditions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Llogara National Park
  • Mount Çika
  • St. Andreas Bay
  • Karaburun Peninsula
  • Palasa Beach

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Single Supplement 1 1 -432
2 +1 2 8 0

Itinerary

Day 1 Tirana – Vlora - Llogara National Park
Day 1 Tirana – Vlora - Llogara National Park

Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 6:00 am. Right after the group gets together, we start our journey towards Southern Albania. We will make a short stop at Vlora where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. 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. Overnight in Llogara.

Day 2 Llogara– Mount Çika – Llogara
Day 2 Llogara– Mount Çika – Llogara

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. Overnight in Llogara.

Day 3 Llogara - St. Andreas Bay
Day 3 Llogara - St. Andreas Bay

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 and count the stars. Overnight in a tent at the bay.

Day 4 St. Andreas Bay – Karaburun Peninsula – Palasa - Tirana
Day 4 St. Andreas Bay – Karaburun Peninsula – Palasa - Tirana

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. 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.

Included/Excluded

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for three 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
  • 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 40 Euros/person, 3 pax minimum, from May till September.
  • 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.

Epic journeys

BB for all overnights
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Local Transport
Personal Tour Guide
Road taxes
Tourists taxes

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Inquiry

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Choose Balkans

Member Since 2020

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Email

[email protected]

Website

https://choosebalkans.com/

Phone

+355 69 880 1181

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