CALL TO ADVENTURE
During this tour, you will experience Albania in a unique way by engaging yourself in different activities like walking, swimming, diving, hiking, standup paddling, 4WD driving. You will be astonished by the beautiful Albanian nature and places with breathtaking sceneries, away from mass-tourism, enjoying the virgin nature few people have already explored.
You will be visiting some of the most beautiful beaches of Albania, like Drymades beach, Jala bay; Livadh village, the secret Submarine Peninsula. You will be able to combine some culture too, like visiting Ali Pasha Castle and the city of Vlora and Tirana, the capital. Your road will cross other breathtaking sites and natural beauties such as the view of Albanian Riviera from the top of the Llogara pass.
At least 10 people required to be guaranteed.
|START OF TOUR||TIRANA|
|POI’S||Tirana, Vlora, Drymades, Jala, Gjipe, Porto Palermo|
This multi-adventure tour is for people who are interested in experiencing Albania in an active way, going to places few have discovered. You love the vibe and the energy of adventures and enjoy the adrenalin. What we promise is astonishment about the sceneries during this trip, unforgettable memories, laughs, and laughter. Albania is an emerging traveling destination that has much to offer, especially when it comes to natural beauty and cultural sites.
These activities are suitable for people with average physical preparation.
You should have:
- Water 1.5 lt
- Beach shoes & trekking shoes
|Difficulty Level||Intensive, Moderate|
Day 1: TIRANA –DRYMADES BEACH
Arrival at Tiranan International Airport in Rinas and drive to Drymade. You will be meeting our guides at the Drymades beach. After a short introduction, you can spend the rest of the afternoon and the evening enjoying the wonderful beach of Drymades. Accommodation in our camp of tents in Drymades, 10 min walk to the beach.
Day 2: VISIT THE LONELY BEACH WITH STAND UP PADDLE MONSTER
Stand up Paddle Monster is a 16ft-giant-inflatable board that can float up to 8 people, all you have to do is stand up and paddle and have a lot of fun! Perfect for team building or grab a group of friends and get ready for some big laughs! Paddle into the waves or explore our stunning coastline, caves, and virgin beaches. No matter whether you are an experienced water person or a beginner, this guarantees great times and lasting memories. A short introduction for about 15 minutes will be organized in order to become familiar with the correct use of Stand Up Paddle and the required equipment for this adventure. It is time for our exploring adventure towards the Lonely beach to begin once we have put on the vests. Shortly after we have started our adventure, tiny beaches will reveal in front of us. We will be astonished by the breathtaking scenery of the unexploited coastline. When we reach our destination by stand up paddling, we will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Day 3: DIVING IN DRYMADES BEACH
The Drymades beach is perfect for diving. There’s nothing like it. Do not worry if you have never done this. Diving is much easier than you might think! It’s your chance to discover unknown worlds, make new friends, and enjoy a unique passion. Be ready to enjoy the new challenge and dive into a new world!
To truly enjoy your diving adventure underwater you need a professional you can trust completely. A competent, well trained PSS Instructor will teach you everything you need to know. Under their guidance, you will learn all required skills and become completely comfortable with the equipment you’re using during your first underwater adventure.
Drymades beach is known for the clear waters and excellent visibility, which at times can reach 50 meters. During the dive, you can visit the wreck of a fighter plane, dating from the dictatorship period. You’ll see various marine plants and animals such as Sea Bass, Grouper, Moray, Lobster, Crawfish, Sea Snail, fish passage, and many others depending on the season. You can make nice pictures in the transparent waters of Drymades.
Day 4: CANYONING IN GJIPE CANYON + CLIMBING + 4WD ADVENTURE DAY
Our daily adventure will start with a 20-minute drive. Before we begin to descend the canyon we will be equipped with all the equipment needed and will take all the necessary instructions to carry out this activity.
You should consider that it is an activity that requires an average physical preparation, as we will walk for around 3 hours and we will do 5 descents with rope in altitude ranging from 6 to 15 meters. After we descent all the canyon we can relax and enjoy the virgin beach of Gjipe. But for those who want to continue climbing in one of the many itineraries available.
You will be climbing in one of the most spectacular areas in the world, Gjipe Beach, which is located at the mouth of a large canyon featuring, some of the best climbing in Albania. Routes range in difficulty from 4 – 7b+, so whether you are a novice climber or an experienced veteran, there are routes for you. Gjipe really removes you from the world, allowing you to enjoy nature and tranquility along with great adventure. You will definitely have unforgettable climbing experience.
In the afternoon, in order to turn back to Drymades beach, we have to be part of one extraordinary Off Road itinerary, accompanied by the stunning coastline panorama.
Equipment provided for the development of this activity: Helmet climbing; Harness climbing; Longe climbing; Carabine climbing.
Day 5: KAYAK DAY
A short introduction will be held with a view to having a clearer idea related to kayak utilization and safety equipment. There are professional two-seat kayaks, suitable for sea exploration. Furthermore, each kayak is provided with a 50 l waterproof barrel to preserve personal possessions during this daily adventure.
LET THE OUTSTANDING ADVENTURE BEGIN…
On the way to the Figs Cave, we will be astonished by the breathtaking scenery of the unexploited coastline. Following our carefully planned itinerary, we will be visiting the Dhermi beach, Pirate cave, Gjipe bay, otherwise called as “The Gods Garden” or it can certainly be nominated as one of the pearls of the Albanian coastline and Figs cave.
Day 6: 4WD EXPLORE DAY + CULTURE DAY
Itinerary: Drymades beach – Jala bay – Livadh village – Visit the secret Submarine Peninsula – Visit the Ali Pasha Castle.
For all of you lovers of Off-Road adventures, this is the perfect day.
Our 4WD adventure starts at Jala bay. We will explore by 4×4 the unexplored itinerary which runs through the mountains, from Jala bay to Livadh village. After we reach Livadh village, our next destination will be the secret Submarine Peninsula. We leave our 4WD vehicles and go the final meters to explore this highly interesting piece of history. Back on the 4WD to climb the hill and come back to the asphalt, where the modern roads take you back to the next destination, Ali Pasha Castle.
This Castle was built in honor of his new wife Vasiliki, to whom he gifted it. It is located in a very nice position in the peninsula of Porto Palermo (in antiquity known as Panorama’s bay).
Day 7: RELAX AND ENJOY THE BEACH OF DRYMADES
After breakfast, we set off to the city of Vlora. We will drive along the mountainous road of the Albanian Riviera enjoying the beautiful and fantastic scenery of the Ionian Coastline. During the route, you’ll visit the Ali Pasha Fortress at Porto Palermo bay and follow-on to Vlora through the Llogara Pass (3500 feet above Sea level). We will stop at the Logara park for a drink and lunch and reach Vlora before the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: DEPARTURE DAY- VLORA - TIRANA – TIRANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
After breakfast, we will drive to the capital city of Albania, Tirana. Dependent on your flight schedule you might have time to visit one or two POIs like the Mosque of Ethem Bey, The Clock Tower, the National Museum, National Art Gallery, Skanderbeg Square, Bunk Art 1 museum, The House of Leaves e.t.c.
If you would like to extend your stay in Tirana, let us know.