Albania Jeep Safari- 4×4 – Adventure Tour

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For all of you who want to explore Albania with 4 x 4 vehicles, this is the ideal place to make an off road adventure. The adventure will start from the center of Albania to climbing up high in the Alps and then down to the amazing Albanian Riviera. The off road adventure in Albania will be a unique experience, where often we will feel ourselves far from humanity, exploring its wild world yet unexplored, visits to numerous churches, temples, of thousands of colors and archaeological sites listed as World Heritage of UNESCO.

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    All about the Albania Jeep Safari- 4×4 – Adventure Tour.

    For all of you who want to explore Albania with 4 x 4 vehicles, this is the ideal place to make an off road adventure. The adventure will start from the center of Albania to climbing up high in the Alps and then down to the amazing Albanian Riviera. The off road adventure in Albania will be a unique experience, where often we will feel ourselves far from humanity, exploring its wild world yet unexplored, visits to numerous churches, temples, of thousands of colors and archaeological sites listed as World Heritage of UNESCO.

     

    Day 1: Tirana  Airport -Tirana (Car’s Test)

    Met with our guide airport  towards Tirana, where we will accommodate.

    Later we will move along with our 4 x 4 means, about 50 km northwest of Tirana where we will test our cars in an off road territory, cc tour of Tirana. Overnight at Hotel White Dream Tirana

    Day 2: Tirana – Theth

    After breakfast once we have made our bags, we will start our adventure to the northern valley of Theth, a trip which will be done through internal roads that are old, since the period of communism. Around midday we will have approached the Albanian northern coast where we will have lunch in a simple, sea line, fishermen restaurant. Afternoon, we will pass through Buna’s river’s bridge and after we passed the town of Shkodra we will begin climbing towards the valley of Boga to arrive so in the Neck of Thore, from where we will continue the descent towards the valley of Theth. Theth is called by foreign tourists “Europe’s Last Paradise”. The village is located in the northern part of Shala’s valley, between the Alps with a rare beauty. Overnight and Dinner at Paulin Polia Guest house.

    Day 3: Theth – Rubik

    Once we eat breakfast, our tour will continue along the valley of Theth, following for about 2 hours the river of Shala, and climbing after the mountain of Shoshi. This road has at least 30 years that nobody takes care of. We will eat lunch lakeside in Shkodra, which is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and is counted as one of the oldest lakes in the world.In the afternoon we will continue to follow the old roads between the villages, also following Mat River, which will lead us to the small town of Rubik, where we will accommodate for this night at Hotel Marub

     

     Day 4: Rubik – National Park of Lura – Peshkopi

    In the morning we will leave Rubik and after we have traversed Mirdita’s district, we will step into Lura’s National Park, which lies in the highland of Lura and occupies an area of 1300 ha. The territory of the park of Lura is very rugged by a row of mountain streams where the most popular are Seta, Uraka, Malla of Lura. The beauty of this park are its 14 lakes, which are glacial lakes.Lunch will be prepare by ourselves, a delicious barbecue. In the afternoon we will leave the park for addressing the city of Peshkopi, where we will accommodate. Overnight at Hotel Plaza

    Day 5: Peshkopi – Bulqize – Librazhd – Pogradec

    After Breakfast departure will be very early, as this will be the longest journey throughout your adventure in Albania.The road from Peshkopi to Bulqize will be harsh and often we will find traces of the off road tours that our guides have made so far as this area is the best one for training and testing 4 x 4 vehicles.This day will pass along the old trails, a part of Albania which is now abandoned for decades. There will be endless hours in this trip where we almost are not going to meet anyone. Around midday, between the mountains, we will stop for lunch and also we can visit a masjid, place of worship for Bektashi religion. In the afternoon, we will go down from Biza field towards Librazhdi city where the ground will be friendlier for a long time.In the late afternoon we will have approached the city of Pogradec, where Ohrid Lake will have accompanied us for a long time.In Pogradec we will stay in a lakeside hotel-restaurant to enjoy the fresh trout, the endemic fish of Ohrid Lake. Overnight at Hotel Millenium

    Day 6: Pogradec – Permet

    After breakfast, once we have passed the city of Korca, we will travel south east Albania, across villages and cities, where few people live now. Here it seems as if time has stopped, the roads in this part of Albania are still those of the dictatorship. We will pass through the mountains and hills that are more peaceful than those in northern Albania. In the afternoon, as soon as we arrive in Permet we can visit the thermal baths, very famous in the city. These are also known as thermal baths of Benje. There are 6 springs at the foot of the massive rocks, on both sides of the Lengarice River. These waters with a sulfur base have very high curative effects, from which 4 sources are used for chronic rheumatism, the other one for stomach diseases, and the last for skin disease. Benje thermal waters have a temperature of 26-32 ° C. Accommodation in a hotel-Alvero  in the city of Permet.

    Day 7: Permet – Tepelen – Jale

    After breakfast, we will be leaving towards Tepelena, along a road with fantastic landscapes. From Tepelene we will leave the city to enter between the mountains through paths that snake towards the coast, which we will only reach late in the afternoon. Around midday after we have passed along the river bed, which lies deep within the canyon, we will have reached Kuci’s Buronjas. Lunch will be prepare by ourselves, barbecue and then we will again lead upward where after we arrive at the water’s tank we will begin the descent towards the Ionian coast. Here the off road paths finish to follow later by a paved road which stretches along the coast to the seaside village of Jale.Accommodation in a seaside hotel-restaurant.

    Day 8: Jale – Cape of Gjuhez – Vlore

    After breakfast, we will be leaving towards the canyon and the famous Bay of Gjipea named differently as the “Garden of the Gods”. After a short visit to this southern pearl, we will go up to the neck of Llogara 1027 m above the sea, which offers a breathtaking view.Then we will continue the descent on the other side, along the National Park of Llogara.Shortly before noon our off road adventure will continue twisting inside the Karaburun Peninsula, one of the most hostile and wild places for adventurers trekking.The entire peninsula is uninhabited, except of any shepherd we can see rarely. After 2 hours off road, the route will increasingly continue to deteriorate and the last 1 hour and 30 min will really be an off road adventure, to arrive so at the most western point of Albania territory, in the Cape of Gjuhez. This place offers the strangest landscape and terrain that you may have ever seen. Later in the afternoon we will come out from the peninsula to go towards the coastal city of Vlora, where we will accommodate.

    Day 9: Vlore – “Nene Tereza” Airport

    Depending on your flight schedule we will departure to ” Nene Tereza ” Airport.

     

    Including: Jeeps 4×4, Fuel, Accommodations in Hotels & guest Houses for 8 nights BB, 8 Dinners, Professional English speaking Guide,  assistant guide, 2 picnic lunches

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transfers with Modern A/C private car/ bus or minibus with driver on tour
    • Good standard Accommodation at 3*, 4* hotels
    • All parking’s
    • Professional English-French-German-Italian-Russian or Spanish speaking local guide throughout the tour
    • All the museum entry fee
    Hotels, Farm Houses and Lodges

    Hotels in Albania

    Hotels in Albania are not to the same standard as those in the UK, EU or USA as tourism has not long been a major industry here. However, here are comfortable options and, in some places, very characterful places to stay. We use always the best possible selection boutique 3, 4 -star hotels BB, all en-suite. Below is a small selection of some of our favorite hotels in Albania.

    Hotel Vila Alba Tirana

    Situated in the heart of the Old Town, Vila Alba is a boutique-style hotel. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. A private parking area is reserved for all guests and is free of charge. Hotel Vila Alba All rooms at Vila Alba feature high ceilings and a combination of classical and modern design. They feature air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a safe and a minibar. Private bathroom provides a walk-in shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms have a balcony.

    Hotel Panorama Kruja

    Situated in the centre of Krujë, Hotel Panorama Kruje is set just 400 m from the historic fortress Kalaja e Krujes. The hotel features an on-site restaurant serving traditional Albanian specialties and offers free Wi-Fi and free garage parking. All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen TV, a desk, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms feature a balcony.

    Hotel Mangalemi – Berat

    A 3+ -star hotel built on the ruins of Turkish mansions in the historic centre of Mangalem Quarter, close to the town centre. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 15 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

    Hotel Brilant – Saranda

    This 4-star hotel is close to the town’s main boulevard. Bar, WiFi (free) and 33 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

    Hotel Argjiro – Gjirokastra

    A modern 4-star hotel in traditional style. It is close to the castle and Ethnographic Museum. Restaurants, bar, WiFi (free) and 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.

    Bujtina Leon Korca

    Set in a building with traditional features of the local architecture, Guest House Bujtina Leon is located in the centre of Korca. Featuring free Wi-Fi and free bike rental, it offers rooms and suites with an LCD cable TV. The property is situated behind the Orthodox Cathedral, in a street paved in cobble stone and surrounded by old houses. The reception area has a fireplace in front of which guests can enjoy wine, tea or homemade food. A common wooden terrace is also a good spot to relax. Likewise, a porch and a garden with flowers and oil lamps contribute to the specific ambiance of the guest house.

    TAB is specialized in cultural round trips and active tours such as, walking, Eco Tours, Jeep Tours and others. For all our tours and products please check ‘Tours’ and ‘Day trips’ in the main menu above.

    With a tailor-made tour, you can design your own itinerary and decide on your own preferred dates. You can use the itineraries on this website as a starting point to give you some interesting ideas and to show you what is possible. If you contact us with ideas and requirements, we can then customize an itinerary to fit your personal preferences and interests, available dates and budget. We know Albania and the Balkan countries very well and have years of experience in designing itineraries for our travelers. We are here to help you with creating your own special Albanian & Balkan holidays.

    We do our best to use accommodations that reflect the local area and the famous Albanian hospitality. During many years of operating we have established a trustworthy cooperation with small and bitter sized accommodation providers all around the country.

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