Hiking & Trekking Tours in Albania

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Before you depart

When you decided to book a tour with us, once we confirm your booking, we will email you comprehensive information with all the details and payment instructions. 

Our group sizes are up to 16 travelers on a tour, but the average is 10. Keeping the group in small numbers gives you the advantage to have more freedom and getting more involved with the other travelers or the surroundings. Small group size means that your trip will not be crowded. 

To travel with us as an independent you must be at least 18 years old, and there is no upper age limits. On Family Adventures your child must be from 6 to 17 years old. For the non family adventures children must be at least 12 years old. 

Do you want to travel with your own group and to experience one of the best trips of your life? At albexpeditions we make this happen. Tell us and we will arrange all the things for you. 

We always recommend you pack as light as possible. However, the specific requirements for your tour are in our suggested packing list ‘Trip Notes’ that can be downloaded from each individual trip summary page. The checklist is tour specific and it is based on the experience of the ground staff.

There is no longer a visa charge for any foreigners upon entering Albania. A multiple-entry Schengen, UK, or US visa or residence permit that has already been once used and is still valid can be used to enter Albania without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days in a 6-month period. Additionally, citizens of Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, St. Kitts and Nevis, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (ROC), Turkey, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, Uruguay, the USA, the Vatican, and Venezuela are permitted to stay for 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa.

We do not include international airfare on our prices.

It’s very difficult to join a tour after it has begun or to leave a tour early, but it is possible.  However you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour, but our staff will help you with the arrangements if requested. You would also be responsible for all the costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult an Albexpeditions Specialist before you book your adventure.

Hiking/Trekking Tours: We highly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases are very difficult and not suitable for transfers to the hiking areas. It is expected that you will normally have to carry your own luggage up and down hotel staircases. 

Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. For this please contact an Albexpeditions office for price information and other details.

Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion but in Albania, there is a tipping culture. Our Trip Notes documentation includes suggested tipping amounts.

Albania uses its own currency, Albanian Lek (ALL). Albania and the region have been working for many years with foreigners and we are used to foreign currencies, especially to Euro, US Dollar, and British Pound.  Exchange offices are accessible in Albania and there is no commission.

You are in the right place. Albanian cuisine is very rich and uses a lot of fresh vegetables and organic fruits.  

On the Tour

Most of our adventures, including our “Organized Groups” and “Family Adventures”, include an arrival and departure transfer. Depending on the tours you are choosing, if the transfer is included in the tour it will be arranged a transfer by us. In the case that it is not included and you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer these are usually available at an additional cost. To arrange the transfers please contact us for more information. 

Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the trip summary page however in most cases we use private local transportation.

Albexpeditions pays attentions when it comes to food provided on our tours. Tour leaders know in details the local dishes and you really want to experience the food provided in variety and quality, as a result might be that some meals can be arranged by our staff, but there will be flexibility.

You can withdraw money from ATM machines and it is very safe, but you will be charged for this at the amount of 700 ALL (5-6 Euro) in each withdraw and there is a limited amount that you can take out from the ATM for 24 hours, about 350 Eur. Persons from overseas may need to contact your Bank and let them know if you have intentions to use your Card in Albania. Your bank might have Policies that can’t allow access of your Card use in Albania.

Yes, all the rooms are booked double occupancy. In the case that you are coming solo we will arrange a roommate for you, if it is not possible to find a roommate you will have a single room and single supplement fees will apply.  In the case that you chose to have your own room, you have to pay a single supplement fee. In particular places the accommodation situation is beyond our control, but we will do our best to help you in the case when a single supplement is request from you

In Albania we have a tipping culture. Tipping of leaders and crew is expected, but not compulsory and this is entirely at your own discretion.  Tipping is accepted and appreciated. Tipping guidelines will be given on the Trip Notes depending on the tour you are choosing.