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Walking Albania ALW

Visiting: Albania
Tour Duration 8 Days
Reviews for Walking Albania 4.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.

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4 Samuel Hirst, 03/12/14

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

Walking in the National Park.

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4 David Williams, 03/12/14

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

The visit to the Thethi Valley was spectacular and thank heavens it comes at the end of the tour! I could have spent much more time here. All the roads are unmetalled so a change of tour bus in Skodher was necessary. Unfortunately, perhaps, they are metalling the long zigzag road up to the pass so this could bring in more visitors. I really hope the rest of the route in is not similarly treated as the Albanians seem to have no planning restrictions and ugly buildings and half-built buildings are already there and easier access will ruin it quickly. The guesthouse is beautifully sited but the facilities for a large group were inadequate.

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3 Joanne Laws, 10/10/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

The time spent in Thethi.  It was beautiful and peaceful and so far away from the real world

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Our Response

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed that you felt this tour did not reflect well on what Albania has to offer. We hope you will be able to offer us further feedback to enable us to look further into your concerns.

 
5 Norman Thomas Jones, 15/09/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

To agree with earlier comments, the Thethi Valley stay was by far the best part of the tour. As we were a small group the simple accommodation did not pose any problems for us and it was a delight to eat in the garden of the guest house surrounded by the mountains and with the owner's chickens, cow and hay making activity in immediate proximity. The approach road is not sealed so travel to Thethi was by a sturdy small (non luxurious) minibus. My recommendation is to go to Thethi before the road is made up and improved so that it remains quiet with only limited visitors. The rest of the tour was a good introduction to Albania particularly the hills high above the sea with views to Corfu.

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5 Michael Dowd, 18/07/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

Thethi Valley: the challenging last stretch to the blue pond, the 'lock-in' tower and the associated stories, the moon rising over the mountainline as we ate our evening meal

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5 Darius Astell, 17/07/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

The stay in Thethi National Park - simply wonderful and probably the most remote area I have ever stayed in.  Any minor discomfort entailed in staying in what was effectively a hostel was more than made up for by the stunning scenery, the friendliness of the owners and the experience of having meals outside consisting of delicious home-produced food.  The walks were also excellent.

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