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Explore Albania: 6-Day Youth Trip In Collaboration With FreeHour

March 30, 2024
Available: 24 seats
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Availability : 30th March - 4th April 2024
Albania & Macedonia
Min Age : 17-27
Max People : 25
Tour Details

Globaltravelbook is a licensed travel agency in Malta and is covered by the Insolvency Fund – meaning that in the scenario the agency (local or foreign) is unable to provide the promised service, you, the customer is guaranteed your money back. 


  • The Albanian Alps – Valbone Valley
  • A scenic ferry ride across Lake Komani
  • Adventure activities such as Scenic Hikes, Kayaking and Via Ferrata
  • Get a taste of Albanian culture, history, and food
  • Experience traditional life in rural Albanian villages
  • Visit the picturesque town of Prizren
  • Immerse yourself in nature, in areas such as Shala River | Komani Lake | Valbone Valley etc (find out more in itinerary section)


  1. Sat 30th Mar – Arrival Day & Skopje
  2. Sun 31st Mar – Valbone Valley via Prizren
  3. Mon 1st April – Valbone Pass Hike
  4. Tues 2nd April – Kayaking in Komani Lake & Peja
  5. Wed 3rd April – Via Ferrata & Skopje
  6. Thur 4th April – Departure Day via Matka Canyon & Vrelo Cave

Tour Details

We will meet at Malta International Airport on the 30th April 2024 and together we will travel to Skopje with our local group leader.
Once we land in Skopje, we will meet our licensed local guides who will be with us during our 6-day, 5-night tour. Throughout this itinerary, you will immerse yourself in culture, adventure, amazing food and natural wonders.  Join us on this trip for a true understanding of Albania and it’s fascinating nature and culture. The trip is suitable for all age between 17 and 27 years of age. 
More exciting, day-by-day information is available below in the Itinerary section.

Meeting Point

Malta International Airport or Skopje City 

Arrival Airport

Skopje International Airport


30th March – 4th April 2024

Price Includes

  • Local licensed tour guide + group leader from Malta
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, 2 Dinners
  • All activities and entrance fees mentioned in the day-to-day itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Price includes accommodation in Hostels, dormitory rooms and shared rooms
  • Optional 3-star hotel with a private room available (i) 1 Person = €110 (ii) 2 Persons = €190 (for the whole stay) including breakfast
  • Airport transfer and Transportation throughout in comfortable vehicles
  • Insolvency Fund Protection

Price Excludes

  • Flights (WizzAir) - we will provide guidance
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners not mentioned in the itinerary (Approx €5 - 20 per meal)
  • Private expenses
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Globaltravelbook and operators in Albania
  • Everything not mentioned in 'include section'
6 Days backpacking through Northern Albania & Northern Macedonia

Day 1Malta to Skopje

For those travelling from Malta we will meet at Malta International Airport and travel together to Skopje, Macedonia. If anyone is flying from outside of Malta has to meet us in  Skopje on the travel dates.

Once we arrive at the airport, our transport will pick us up from the airport and take us to the hotel. Since the flight arrives at 11pm, we will go directly to the hotel.

Overnight in Skopje

Included: Transfers & Overnight in Skopje.

Day 2Skopje - Prizren (South Kosovo) - Valbonë

  • Departure to Prizren by car (2 hour drive) 
  • This morning transfer to the “Ottoman” town of Prizren, surrounded by mountains and crossed by Bistrica River. Set out for a walking tour with your local guide into the ancient streets of Prizren, with its picturesque and historic building, churches, mosques such as Sinan pasha Mosque and Church of Our Lady of Ljevis (UNESCO)
  • Enjoy free time for lunch before departing for Valbone Valley. Get settled into your guesthouse, enjoy Valbona’s gorgeous setting, on a wide plain surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Explore the village of Kukaj or enjoy your afternoon in Valbone Valley before a wonderful welcome dinner at the guesthouse.

Included: The Museum of Prizren League, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Valbone.


  • Skopje – Prizren: 120 km / 2h
  • Prizren – Valbone: 100 km / 2h


Day 3Valbone Waterfall & Pass Hike

Today Spend a day exploring Valbone National Park. Transfer to Rragam and hike towards Valbone Waterfall. Continue the trail towards the Pass of Valbona for the amazing views of the valley from above. Return in the late afternoon and enjoy your dinner at the guesthouse.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Picnic lunch & Dinner & Overnight in Valbone


  • Guesthouse Valbone – Rragam: 7 km / 10 min
  • Hike from Rragam to Valbone Waterfall and Valbone Pass – 12km/6h

Day 4Kayaking in Komani Lake & Peja

  • After breakfast, transfer to Fierze Dam to hop on a boat for a scenic ride (see images in gallery) passing by Rocky Mountains and vivid green hills.
  • Once we reach the Peace Island in Koman Lake, we will enjoy a morning of kayaking in the lake.
  • Free time for lunch in beautiful Shala River, one of our favourite spots (see images in gallery) before returning to Fierze and transferring to the town of Peja.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers Kayaking in Koman Lake, Boat ride & Overnight in Peja


  • Valbone – Fierze: 45 km / 1h 15 min
  • Fierze – Peja: 72 km / 2h

Day 5Via Ferrata & Skopje

Reach the start of the via Ferrata, passing along the rocky massifs of the Rugova Gorge at different heights and offers the experience of adventure, entertainment and adrenaline. Gear up and meet your guide for this exciting activity. Depending on the group’s physical level, there are 4 of these Via Ferrata set up with different levels going from 1.5h to 3.5h of climbing.

  • Via Ferrata “Ari” (Length 450 meters/climbing 1 hour and 30 minutes.)
  • Via Ferrata “MAT” (Length 500 meters/climbing 1 hour and 30 min.)
  • Via Ferrata “MARIMANGAT” (Length 1 km/climbing 3 hours and 30 min.)
  • Via Ferrata “Shpellat” (Length 700 meters/climbing 2 hours and 30 minutes)

Free time for lunch in a local restaurant in Rugove Valley before transferring to Skopje this afternoon.

Included: Transfers, Via Ferrata & Overnight in Skopje

Day 6 Departure Day via Matka Canyon Boat Ride & Vrelo Cave

  • This morning we head towards Matka Canyon known for its butterfly colonies.
  • Here we embark on a private boat ride for a short exploration of the Vrelo Cave, one the deepest in the world, before enjoying free time for lunch with a great view.
  • Reach Skopje Airport for your flight home at 19:00

Included: Transfers, Entrances & Vrelo Cave Boat Ride

Distances: Matka Canyon – Skope Airport: 46 km / 1h

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to book this trip?

Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Is it possible to arrive earlier / stay longer?

Yes, of course. As long as you are in Skopje on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organise transfers accordingly. 

What type of insurance do I need?

For safety, travel insurance is mandatory when travelling with us.

What is the accommodation like?

Accommodation with bed & breakfast in good quality hostels In shared rooms. (single room accommodation available at additional price of 250€
Double or triple private room accommodation available for 180€/Person )

I am a solo traveller - is this trip suitable for me? Could I get a single room?

The majority of guests joining our trips are solo travellers. Through meet-ups, events and our facebook community you will get to know the group before meeting at the airport to fly to Albania. You could get a single room at an additional charge, however, meeting up with the group beforehand could give you the opportunity to meet someone and decide together to share a room. 

How about food?

Breakfasts are included at the hotel. However, we’ve got you covered with food. Food is a BIG love to the team of Globaltravelbook so rest assured that you will be eating at some of the best local restaurants. Price range for lunches and dinner are between 5-20. 

Are there vegetarian options?

Generally all restaurants cater for your needs and we will have a local guide who will suggest appropriate dishes and restaurants. Best is to advice us on booking so that we could plan for this in advance.

How is the weather like in the time of travel?

Expect cool nights and mild days in many places. The average air temperature ranges from 15 °C  during the day to 5 °C  at night. 

What's the power plug in Albania?

In Albania the power plug sockets are of type C and F.

Do I need a visa to enter Albania?

EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit Albania as a tourist, provided they have a passport of usually six months’ validity and an onward or return ticket.

Do I need to take travel vaccines?

The WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Albania: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. However, best is to consult your doctor or visit Floriana Health Centre for further info.

Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Globaltravelbook and operators in Albania
  • It is important that any guests are capable of walking and taking part of light treks.
  • It is the responsibility of the persons joining an experience to communicate any food intolerances/allergy-related information. GTB or the Service Provider will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food/drinks consumed, or items one may come in contact with while on an experience
  • Refer to the FAQs Section for further information
  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance. A waiver document must be filled in, signed and sent back to Globaltravelbook.
  • International flights are not included, however we will provide guidance. You must book your own flights and be in Skopje on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
  • Signing up to any of our trips and any risks involved are the sole responsibility of the individual, and organizers cannot be held responsible in any way to illness, altitude sickness, injury or trauma during the trip.
  • If a traveller for some reason cannot travel on the dates, the organiser is not responsible.
  • Accommodation: price includes shares rooms, dormitory rooms and hostels. For an additional €180 per person- accommodation in private double room for 2-3 pax or €250 per person for single, private rooms.
Payment Details
Pay directly on the booking form or choose to pay by bank transfer after filling in the booking form.
  • A deposit of 50% of the amount is required to secure your place. The deposit is required immediately in order for us to start covering trip expenses such as permits and accommodation
  • Remaining balance must be paid by 15th February 2024
  • All payments are non-refundable. Guests who wish to pay via bank transfer:
  • Account Name: Globaltravelbook Malta
  • Bank Address: HSBC,. Triq il-Kbira, SLM 1549, Tas-Sliema
  • IBAN: MT97MMEB44093000000009146754001
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