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Tirana, Albania

Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure
Southern Albania Cultural Adventure

Southern Albania Cultural Adventure





3 Days / 2 Nights Weekend Adventure.
Experience South Albania's mix of history, culture, and beach through this 3-day adventure visiting three UNESCO sites!
Explore and discover Berat, Gjirokaster, Butrint National Park, Sarande, and the hidden gem of Gjipe Canyon.


Embark on a three-day journey across South Albania's rich history, culture, and scenic landscapes. Travel from Tirana to Berat, explore Gjirokaster's Unique Ottoman Architecture and significant Castle, marvel at ancient ruins in Butrint National Park, and get a taste of the Albanian Riviera with beach stops in Sarande and the magical Canyon of Gjipe. This all-inclusive package offers private transport, accommodation, breakfast, castle and park entry tickets, and a personal guide. 

Who This Experience Is Good For

This experience is best suited for adventurous travelers who love to explore new cultures, and stunning landscapes, enjoy outdoor activities, love history, and are interested in cultural heritage.

Meet Our Local Host 

Wanderlust Albania is made up of experienced guides in Albania with over 5 years of experience. The team is professional and knowledgeable about southern Albania's history, culture, and attractions. They are passionate about providing their guests with an exciting and memorable experience and are committed to ensuring their safety and comfort throughout the tour. With a friendly and enthusiastic approach, the host is dedicated to showcasing the beauty and diversity of Albania to visitors from around the world.


Day 1:

- 7:00 am: Pickup from Tirana behind the Opera House
- Drive to Berat and enjoy a coffee once we arrive
Walking tour of the Castle of Berat, the oldest neighborhood in the historical part of Berat
- Visit the Onufri Art Museum, located inside the Greek Orthodox monastery "The Dormitory of St Mary"
- Explore the Mangalem neighborhood, a structure mainly from the Ottoman period
- Enjoy a traditional meal for lunch in Berat 
- Drive south to Gjiorkaster
- Check into Hotel Kastro and unwind
- Explore the city's cobblestone center and Old Pazar
- Dinner in the Old Pazar and free time to enjoy the late evening in Gjirokaster 

Day 2:

- Breakfast at the hotel around 8:00-9:00 am
- Visit Gjirokaster Castle and enjoy a guided tour of the city's historical and cultural significance
- Make a quick stop to see the beautiful Blue Eye of the South
- Head for Butrint National Archaeological Park (UNESCO Heritage Site)
- Enjoy a guided tour of the Archaeological Museum, Ancient Theater, The Great Basilica, and The Lions Gate
- Head to Sarande and check into your hotel
- Enjoy incredible seafood on the Sarande boardwalk and then free time to enjoy the Sarande nightlife

Day 3:

- Breakfast at the hotel around 8:00 am
- Start your drive after breakfast up the Albanian Riviera towards Gjipe
- Hike down along the coastline to Gjipe Canyon (30-minute hike)
- Enjoy the day on the beach in this breathtaking environment, with lunch available as well on the beach
- Paddleboards and kayaks are available to explore nearby caves and secret beaches
- Return to Tirana with arrival at 8-9 pm

Please note that these times are estimates and may vary depending on traffic, weather conditions, and other factors.

What’s Included

- Transportation: Private ground transport throughout the weekend.
- Accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel shared room with single beds.
- Meals: Breakfast is provided throughout the trip and Dinner in Gjirokaster is also included.
- Activities: Entry to all museums, castles, and archeological sites is covered.

What’s Not Included

- Transportation: Any transport outside of the organized itinerary. 
- Meals: Meals other than breakfast and Dinner in Gjiorkaster are not included in the trip.
- Activities: Any additional activities or experiences outside of what is listed in the package are not included.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses and gratuities for the guides and drivers

Know Before You Go

Minimum needed: 4 people
Maximum capacity: 10 people
Booking deadline: 7 days before the event
Weather dependent: The experience may be impacted by weather conditions and may need to be rescheduled in case of bad weather.
Difficulty level: The experience involves hiking and water activities, so participants should be physically fit and able to swim.
Special Clothing Required: Yes - We recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a bathing suit, and comfortable clothes for hiking as well as a pair of comfortable sneakers.
Special Dietary Restrictions: The tour includes traditional Albanian food and seafood, so guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should inform the host in advance.
Extra Cash: It is recommended to bring extra cash for personal expenses and optional activities. Tipping is also encouraged but not mandatory for the tour guide and driver.
Ground Transportation: Private transport is included in the package.
Additional Information: Multiday adventure travel is inherently prone to complications and alterations. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to change the itinerary, accommodations, transportation, activities, or other services, sometimes with little or no notice. In such cases, the vendor will make reasonable efforts to provide comparable substitutions wherever possible. 
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.



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