Walking & Hiking through Albania Riviera Kind of Tour: Adventure/Cultural Kode of Tour: ETTMT01 Trip Length: 7 nights /8 days Difficulty: Moderate Itinerary: Tirana – Llologora – Grama Bay – Shën Andrew Bay – Palasë – Dhërmi –Gjipe – Himarë – Porto Palermo – Qeparo – Kakome – Sarandë – Butrint – Gjirokastër – Rinas […]
Walking & Hiking through Albania Riviera
Kind of Tour: Adventure/Cultural
Kode of Tour: ETTMT01
Trip Length: 7 nights /8 days
Itinerary: Tirana – Llologora – Grama Bay – Shën Andrew Bay – Palasë – Dhërmi –Gjipe – Himarë – Porto Palermo – Qeparo – Kakome – Sarandë – Butrint – Gjirokastër – Rinas
Descripition of the Tour: In this tour we will walk&hike in the beautiful Albanian Riviera, discovering some untouchable places and enjoy the fresh air of the sea.
Day 1: Rinas – Llogora
After the arrival in airport, transfer to Llogora(National Park) accommodation in the hotel. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Day2: Llogora – Grama Bay – Shën Andreu Bay – Palase – Dhërmi
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Orikum city where we gonna take the boat. About 2 hours trip around Karaburuni Peninsula, with amazing views where Adriatic Sea and Ionan Sea joints together. After 2 -2.5 Hr we arrive to Grama Bay, one of most beautiful bays in Albanian Riviera, and where we’ll find Greek and Romans writings in the walls, making it more mysterios as place. We’ll have packed lunch here, relaxing. After Lunch we’ll continue by hiking along the Ionan coast (19 Km). After 4 hr walking we arrive at Palasa Beach where our cars will transport us in Dhermi village. Accomdation in the Hotel. Dinner
Day 3: Dhërmi – Village of Dhërmi
08:00 – Breakfast. Village Tour – hike up the mountain to the village of Dhermi; walking tour of the village with guide to the many churches in the area; picnic lunch at the Monastery; return to the beach in the evening along a different trail; stay in hotels of Dhermi Beach for the night.
Day 4: Dhermi – Gjipe Bay – Gjipe Canyon – Himare
8:00 – Breakfast in the hotel. Hike the Ionian coast (13 km)along Dhermi beach, enjoying the spectacular views and amazing beaches of the area, after continue along the coast to the Monastery of St. Tohdre, exploring Gjipe Canyon along the way. Arriving on Livadh beach, where our cars will transfer us to the Himara City. Dinner. Stay in Himara hotels for the night.
Day 5: Himarë– Porto Palermo – Qeparo
08:00 Breakfast. Hike the Ionan Coast (14 Km). Will enjoy some spectavular beaches startin with Llaman, Porto Palermo where used to be Submarine Base during Communism system, Porto Palermo Castle, hiking up Old Village of Qeparo, then going down to lower Qeparo. Accomodation in the hotel. Stay the night in the Qeparo hotels.
Day 6: Qeparo – Kakome – Sarande
08:30 – Breakfast. By bus will make a short distance to Lukova, where will start our hiking today( 14 Km). Continue along Stylla beach stop fot lunch, then we hike through Krorez Beach and Monastery of St. Mary. At Kakome beach our bus will take us to Saranda. Accomodation in the hotel. Dinner.
Day 7: Sarande – Butrinti – Blue Eye – Gjirokaster
Breakfast. Departure to Antic city of Butrinti. Tour will take around 2.5 -3 hrs. After we continue to Gjirokastra, on the way we visit Blue Eye. Lunch on the restaurant in Blue Eye area. Our trip continues to Gjirokastra, arrival in the city, accommodation in Hotel Cajupi. Dinner in the hotel, with traditional food and Folk group of the city of Gjirokastra.
Day8: Gjirokaster – Rinas
Breakfast. City Tour of Gjirokastra, visiting the castle of Gjirokastra, Weapon Museum, Ethnographic Museum (House where ex Dictator Hoxha was Born). Transport to the Airport depending on departure flight.[/restab]