Home Tours 7 Days Camping in Albania
Start Date: 25/03/2011 Tour Type: Adventure Activities: Camping / Sailing / Diving Difficulty: Hard Tour Days: 7 Days
Price: 150 Euro
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1.Day: Arrival at Mother Teresa Airport (Tirana), (or Arrival at Durresi Port)
Welcome Party with introduction of the program for 7 Days. An alternativeprogram, which can be influenced by the group, will be presented. Showingfilms on adventure tourism in Albania. Accommodation overnight at Tiranayouth hostel.
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With so many camping opportunities available, one of the most difficult aspects of our camping tour can be deciding where to go. The easiest wayto narrow your selection is to first determine what you want to do there: fish, hike, dive, mountain bike, boat, raft, etc. Some areas, like thenational parks, preserved beaches, white sand beaches, caves, sea cliffs, lend themselves more to diving than hiking. Other camping areas offerboth.
Next, determine what amenities you want in your preferred campsite. Amenities will vary from campground to campground. Do you want animproved campsite with barbecue grills, running water and toilets? Or would you prefer an unimproved campground with only a fire pit. Somefacilities may even include hot showers and full utility hookups.
7 Days Camping in Albania(For a group not more than 10)
2.Day: Vlora – Llogara – Palasa Dhërmi
Leaving Tirana we drive to Vlora, on our specialized overland vehicles.
OrikumApproximately mid‐morning we visit the interesting ancient city of Oricum. Westop at the convenient stopping point of the journey between Greece and Italy.Ancient sources (for instance, Herodotus) describe it as a limen, or harbor.
Park of LlogaraContinuing, we drive to the highpoint of the national park of Llogara, (CeraunianMountains) at about 2,018m of altitude, with interesting crown shapes, resultingfrom the tides of wind. Pisha Flamur” (Flag Pine), a rare monument of naturewith scientific and touristic values is an astonishing example of it. This park offersa fine and attractive landscape and characteristic areas with dominant points. Itsvegetation consists mainly of such conifers as the black pine and ash‐tree.
DrimatesAfterwards, we follow to Drimates beach, which offers the perfect escape fromthe stresses of everyday life. In front of us, more than 4 miles of spectacularcoastline where, according to the legend, Julius Caesar fought the hardest battleduring his war with Pompey.
DhermiFurther along the South Coast, approximately 20 minutes away, we stop atDhermi village. Laid back and beautiful, unique and rustic, Dhermi is Heaven. Ifit's nightlife you're after, you've come to the right place: top clubs and on‐formdjs.
3.Day: Monastery of Saint Mary Panajia – Vuno Jal
Today we wake up very early to observe the monastery of Saint Mary Panajia,on top of the village.
VunoWe continue to Vuno, one the most beautiful spots of Albanian Ionian coast, orAlbanian Riviera. The village is cut across by the national road VloraSarandaand is situated on the mountainside. The houses made of stone look over awonderful olive plantation and after the olive trees, some 200 meters belowlies the Ionian Sea. Beach, mountain, river, beautiful nature and warm people,
this is one of our favorite places in Albania.
Jal10 minutes later we will be in Jal beach. As close to a miniature version of 'TheBeach' as you'll get, the Jal camping area has a great vibe, movies, music,cocktails, chilling and an internet connection. Full of young people, being atabsolute harmony with nature, Jal gives you that unique quietness andsecluded rustic backpacker feel that you dream about.
Jal CampingEned, the owner of the camping in Jal will help with anything you need and isjust a genuinely nice bloke to sit and have a chat with or just stay silent to enjoyJal’s aura and the thoughts it provokes. The camping has hammocks, a smallbar (all well looked after and clean), and is a little piece of paradise.Accommodation overnight at the Camping.
4.Day: Jal – Gjipe – Pirate Cave
After breakfast at the camping, we board our canoe for a threehour trip toGjipe Canyon about 3 km and Pirate's cave about 5 km distance.
GjipeThe Gjipe Beach is one of the most beautiful and bestpreserved beaches inAlbania. The trip from Jal beach to Gjipe Canyon is an enchanting paradise,breathtaking landscape of natural attractions, white sand beaches, caves, seacliffs. After roughly 3 hours through the hidden beaches, rare sea cliffs andforms, we will reach Gjipe Canyon, hike up the Canyon and savor panoramicviews of the stunning cliffs.
Pirate’s CaveThen we board our canoe again to Pirate’s Cave, 10 minutes distance away.Pirate's Cave is a wonderful natural cave in Albania, which became famousthrough the homonymous film and book by Peter Mark. Entrance is located ona perpendicular rock and the cave is accessible both from the sea, achieving
relatively large depths, and from the mainland. Pirate's cave is one of the mostvaluable touristic attractions of the region, which takes you back to themedieval history of Albania, where the pirates hid. Accommodation overnightoptional at Jal Camping or Gjipe Canyon.
5 Day: Livadhe – Himarë – Pilur
Breakfast at the camping and then continue to Livadhe beach.
LivadheThis sandy and rock strewn beach is one of the quietest beaches, where theshallow, offshore sandbar is present, the swimming and boogie boarding isgood here.
HimaraAfter relaxing and swimming in Livadhe we continue our tour towards the smallcity of Himara, which has two neighborhoods: Old Himara built on the hill andNew Himara in the gulf of Spille. Himara has four beaches: Filikuri, Spille,Llamani, Potami and Livadhet. They are all gravel beaches with deep, clearwaters. The city comes to life during the summer touristic season, when visitorstake up residence in the hotels or in rented houses. Himara is the ancientresidence and city of the Illyrian Kaon clan. It was settled in the fifth centuryB.C. and its name is of Pellazgë (preIllyrian) origin. There are several religioussites to visit such as the Church of Shën Maria e Athalit, the Church ofCassiopeia, the Church of All Saints and the House of Lilo Llazari, which hasbeen turned into a cultural monument. Himara is known for the endless olivegroves, the hospitality and the pride of its inhabitants since early antiquity asthe ancient historians Plinius, Stravon, Thoucidides, Homer and others havepointed out in their works. Himara has always been a favorite place of visit formany famous foreigners, among them scholars such as Lord Byron, W. Leakeand Evliya Celebi.
PilurA unique village on the mountain will be our next destination. It’s the village ofPilur, located on 1.350 m of altitude, on a beautiful landscape of forest and agreat panorama over the entire Ionian Coast. In this village we will find old
Albanian characteristic houses, which remain inhabited as principal houses forthe local residents. Accomodation overnight at Ecoturist Village, Portopalermo.
6.Day: Portopalermo – Llaman – Qeparo
We wake up early in the morning to visit the Castle of Ali Pashë Tepelena, builton a small peninsula in the tectonic gulf of Porto Palermo. The castle was builtin the shape of a triangle and its walls are 20 m high. Ali Pasha dedicated thiscastle to his wife, Vasiliqia. It is said that it was built on top of the ruins of anancient castle.
LlamanAfter relaxing and swimming in Llaman, one of the rarest and clearestMediterranean beaches, we move towards the village of Qeparo. Qeparo islocated close to the gulf of Porto Palermo and has its own distinctive beach.Old Qeparo, built on the hillside, has several historical sites including thethreestory Tower of Ali Pasha, the Monastery of Shën Dhimitri, and the Houseof Minella Gjika.
BorshBefore the afternoon, we will use the catamaran (optional) and sail to Borsh,one of the largest beaches of the Albanian Riviera, with its clear watersstretching for almost 6 km. Several hotels, clubs, discotheques, and restaurantsare built along the length of the beach. The hospitality of the villagers and thetraditional dish of grilled lamb are distinctive features found in Borsh. Return toEcoturist Village.
7.Day: Saranda – Butrint Ksamil
After a very early wake up, we continue the trip to Saranda which is one of themost important touristic attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It is situated on anopen sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean, 2 nautical miles from theGreek island of Corfu.
Near Saranda we find the remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCOWorld Heritage site and one of the most important archeological parks inAlbania and the Balkans, the ruins of ancient town of Onchesmus,Ethnographic Museum, the “Blue Eye” natural spring, ruins of Foinike in Finiqvillage, the small Castle of Ali Pasha in Vrine village, the Church of “Saint Kolli”in Mesopotam village as well as the beautiful Ksamil Islands. Saranda is full ofclubs, restaurants and bars where tourists can enjoy good food and drinks.After visiting the ancient city of Butrint, we will relax and swim in the wonderfulwaters of the islands of Ksamil. Prepare for dinner and night on the tents.
8.Day: Return to Tirana – Mother Teresa Airport or departing from Saranda port /Corfu
Waking up very early, we continue the trip to Tirana, Mother Teresa Airport, orthose who wish can depart from Saranda to the port of Corfu – Greece.
END OF OUR SERVICES.
IMPORTANT: Briefing on Saturday prior to departure at 7:00pm. At the agency, receivelast recommendations and answers to questions;
AIR CHARTER ALTERNATIVE:
DAY SEVEN: Leave Saranda and arrive in Tirana in the early afternoon.
Ground transportation (overland buses and 4WD vehicles)
Boat transportation (covered motorized boats),
Specialized and bilingual guides,
Full mountain bike(optional) and rafting equipment,
Twoperson tents and sleeping mattress,
Meals, dinning tent, cooking tent,
First aid Kit (including anti ophidian shots)
Paperwork for Park permits, radio communication equipment in all lodges and
Satellite telephone for emergencies.
As an additional service, we offer safety box for values and storage for luggage.
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