Albania adventure self-drive tour

Enjoy the freedom of a self-guided adventure, with the flexibility to tailor your trip according to your interests, whether it’s soaking in natural hot springs, or simply relaxing on sandy beaches.


900 Euro Per person

8 Days

Group: 2-18 persons

Difficulty: Moderate


  • Off-Road Exploration: Traverse Albania’s rugged terrain in a 4×4 vehicle, venturing off the beaten path to discover hidden gems and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Natural Wonders: Encounter the majestic beauty of Sotira Waterfall, Osum Canyon, and the pristine beaches of Gjipe, offering perfect settings for outdoor adventures and relaxation.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of Albania by staying in charming villages like Dardhe and Pilur, and exploring historic towns like Berat and Gjirokaster, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in Albania’s delicious cuisine with optional activities such as cooking classes in Berat or enjoying traditional meals at local guesthouses along the way.
  • Optional Activities:

Cooking Classes: Learn to prepare authentic Albanian dishes during a cooking class in Berat, immersing yourself in the local culinary traditions.

Rafting: Experience an adrenaline-pumping adventure with optional rafting in the morning near Permet, navigating through thrilling rapids amidst stunning natural scenery.

Village Visits:Explore picturesque villages like Peshtan and Leuse, where you can interact with locals, learn about traditional crafts, and savor homemade delicacies.

Hiking and Swimming:** Take leisurely hikes to scenic spots such as Gjipe Beach or Sotira Waterfall, and enjoy refreshing swims in crystal-clear waters surrounded by untouched nature.

Flexible Itinerary: Enjoy the freedom of a self-guided adventure, with the flexibility to tailor your trip according to your interests, whether it’s soaking in natural hot springs, or simply relaxing on sandy beaches.

Price: 1800 euro for 2 persons, including vehicle, road assistance, accommodation, breakfast, parking, mobile SIM card with internet, and maps.

DAYS 1-2

Tirana – Offroad Journey to Dardhe village

Day 1:

Begin your journey from Tirana to Gramsh, initially on asphalt roads. Then, traverse off-road to Sotira Waterfall and Dardhe village. Take a hike at the waterfall and continue to Dardhe for accommodation at Guest House Qafe Dardha.


Day 2:

From Qafe Dardhe, embark on an off-road drive to Berat through the scenic Tomorr National Park. Stop for lunch at Pupa Winery en route. Accommodation at Oda e Tomorrit or similar, with an optional evening cooking class.

  • Hiking Sotira waterfall will take approx 1 hour
  • Offroad journey from Gramsh to Dardhe approx. 2 Hour
  • Visit the city of Gramsh and stop by the Lake
  • In Dardhe village you will sleep in a local guest house and they serve meals

DAYS 3-5

Berat – Permet -Gjirokaster

Day 3:

Drive from Berat to Osum Canyon and then to Permet, enjoying off-road sections. Explore the canyon and take time for a swim before continuing to Permet for accommodation at Dimitri Guest House.

Day 4:

Enjoy Permet by visiting the natural springs or driving to Peshtan or Leuse village for lunch at Mira Guest House.

Day 5:

Depart from Permet to Gjirokaster, with an optional morning rafting activity. Sleep at Hotel Kalemi or similar in Gjirokaster.

  • Berat to Permet approx 4 hour drive
  • Swim in Osum canyon and Hike Around
  • In Permet enjoy the hot springs – and take a hike in Leuse village. Have lunch at Mira guest house in Peshtan
  • Opportunity for an Optional rafting tour
  • Visit Gjirokastra old town

DAYS 6-8

Gjirokaster – Nivice – Pilur – Himare – Gjipe – Vlore

Day 6:

Drive from Gjirokaster to Nivica, then to Kuc and Piliur, a village with stunning views of the Ionian Sea. Overnight in Himara.

Day 7:

Visit Gjipe Beach, accessible by hiking, for a relaxing swim before driving to Vlora in the evening. Accommodation at Hotel Noar.

Day 8:

Head back to Tirana from Vlora via Zvernec Island and Karavasta Lagoon, concluding your adventurous journey.

  • Day 6 – Visit the Nivica canyon and take a hike to Peshtura Waterfall
  • Road is asphalted but narrow.
  • From Nivica to Pilur – asphalt very narrow
  • Pilur uphill semi offroad
  • Day  7 Driving to Gjipe is a short distance. The hike to Gjipe is approx 40 minutes
  • Driving to Vlora via Llogara pass approx 2 hours
  • Day 8 – On the way to Tirana opportunity to visit Zvernes island – Karavasta Lagoon


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