Tell your friends or family that you’re off to Albania, and you’ll likely receive a stock response: “Isn’t it dangerous?”, “Isn’t there a war going on there?”, and “Is that even in Europe?” are some of the most common. Speak instead to those who have been, and the associations with the country’s name
become infinitely more positive – you’ll hear of rippling mountains, Ottoman architecture, pristine beaches and endlessly hospitable locals. Following decades of isolationist rule, this rugged land still doesn’t seem to fit into the grand continental jigsaw, with distinctly exotic notes emanating from its language, customs and cuisine. Pay a visit to this beguiling corner of Europe now, before it garners the popularity it deserves.
My Wellness Adventurers! I have a great appetite for taking you off beaten track, to the unexplored lands and cultures, for some fresh breeze of wellness and adventure; therefore I present you a lifetime experience: ALBANIA TREKKING AND YOGA ESCAPE!
It may be rough, it may be tough, it will be unforgettable! As always with yoganeta escapes, we don't do crowds, we don't do tourist traps, we want the authentic experience!
ITINERARY (subject to amend as per weather and our group needs)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TIRANA (,-,-, D)
Pick up at Rinas Airport and transferred to Tirana.
Overnight in Tirana
DAY 2: TIRANA - KOMAN - VALBONA (B, L, D)
06.30 set off to Koman Lake
09.00 ferry from Koman to Fierze with spectacular views! Opportunity to swim in the lake
Transfer to Valbona, overnight in the guesthouse
DAY 3: VALBONA - KUKAJ (B, L, D)
Stunning hike from Valbona to Kukaj with the views towards mountains and Valbona Valley
Valbona guesthouse overnight
DAY 4: VALBONA - THETH (B, L, D)
Valbona Pass over to Theth. Approx 7 hours spectacular hike through beautiful mountains
Overnight in Thethi
DAY 5: THETH - BLUE EYE (B, L, D)
Thethi's attractions day: Kulla House and Gunas Water fall! Walking further to Nderlyse, you will see the Blue Eye spring water and swim
Overnight in Nderlyse
DAY 6: NDERLYSE - TIRANA (B, L, -)
Last morning of adventure and the journey back to Tirana
All these hikes will bring us to beautiful meadows – our alfresco yoga opportunity and pristine rivers and lakes will be inviting for a swim
Twin rooms accommodation (villa/hotels/guesthouse- it won’t be too rough but it won’t be 5* as this is the only way to avoid the mainstream tourism!!)
Full board of meals
English speaking tour guide
Private land transport per itinerary
Ferry ride in Koman
Entrance tickets at Kulla house in Theth
Horses for carrying luggage from Valbona to Theth
All the yoga
Excluded: flights, travel insurance, visa (if you need it?), extra drinks and snacks, tips and souvenirs
Flights to buy:
BA 3 Aug 19:20 LGW - 23:20 TIA
BA 9 Aug 20:55 TIA -23:10 LGW
Deposit of £200 to secure your spot needs to be transferred by 9th November to the below account:
a j grabiec
(However it is more important to book your flight now, so if you send me the details of your purchased flights, deposit deadline can be extended till end of November)
This truly is a LIFETIME ADVENTURE so act fast to secure your spot!