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Albania The South, Guided in Land Rover

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A one-week 4x4 tour showcasing the best of South Albania, including the UNESCO cities of Berat and Gjirokastra. It can be combined with our one-week tour of North Albania and Kosovo to create a comprehensive two-week tour. 

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Tirana City Tour

We will pick you up from the airport for a short transfer into the centre of Tirana.

After checking into your hotel, enjoy a welcome lunch at a nearby restaurant then go on a tour of the city, including a visit to the studio of the acclaimed Socialist Realist artist Robert Permeti.

Evening at leisure.    


Day 2: On the Way to Elbasan

This first and dramatic day of offroading will begin with the “secret” nuclear bunker built by the Communists in the seventies. 
Then drive up over the imposing Mount Dajti into the Çermenika mountains, the target being the city of Elbasan.
We will stop en route for lunch with a hospitable farming family, then finally reach our hotel in Elbasan’s fortress.
Evening at leisure. 


Day 3: Discover a Unesco World Heritage City

Head South, then cut westwards using a sometimes challenging mountain track with a very technical descent.
The distance is short but slow going. Upon arrival in Berat, you will have time to relax and explore this UNESCO World Heritage City.
Evening at leisure.   


Day 4: On Top of the Osumi Canyon

Head South again in the morning, this time driving along the top of the impressive Osumi Canyon, where we will stop for a picnic lunch.
Then we will leave the asphalt and take a famously spectacular dirt road to the city of Permët, famed for its hot sulphur springs and the nearby church of Saint Mary at Leusa.
Evening at leisure. 


Day 5: Mountain Road and River Crossing

Possibly the most beautiful day of the tour! We will take a small and sometimes very difficult mountain road West to the Albanian Riviera, including several river crossings.

Enjoy a great lunch stop along the way - at a remote trout farm - then we should arrive at our overnight stop, a guesthouse right on the Ionian Sea in the late afternoon.

Evening at leisure. 


Day 6: Explore the Ruins of Butrint

This relaxed day will take you down the very scenic coast road to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint.

After exploring the ruins, we will head to a nearby beach restaurant for lunch, before going to Gjirokastra, with a coffee stop at the Blue Eye Spring.

Evening at leisure. 


Day 7: Into the Zagoria Valley

Day trip into the little-visited Zagoria valley close to Gjirokastra.

Expect old Ottoman bridges, traditional stone villages and quite wonderful scenery.

In the late afternoon, relax in Gjirokastra and enjoy a farewell meal in a local restaurant.

Zagori Gjirokastër

Day 8: Time to Say Goodbye!

You will be taken back to Tirana to catch your flight home, or alternatively to nearby Saranda, from where you can take the ferry to Corfu and fly from there.

Otherwise, you could continue the tour eastwards, to include Korça, Ohrid and even Eastern Albania.  


Tirana Elbasan Berat Përmet Riviera Gjirokastër Zagori

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,530 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
02 Persons
Price per Person $1,530

Included in price:

  • Welcome meal and farewell meal
  • Land Rover or equivalent 4x4
  • Fuel
  • Experienced driver
  • Local guides
  • Airport transfers

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