Explore the beautiful Karaburun peninsula by speedboat, including the Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park, the only reserve of its kind in the country, home to turtles, seals and dolphins. Visit the mysterious cave at Haxhi Aliu, used by traders and smugglers for millennia and now a national monument. Snorkel in a remote bay, sunbathe on an untouched beach and then eat a picnic lunch on the sand.
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Where the Adriatic Sea meets the Ionian Sea, Karaburun is the only national marine park in the country. While the peninsula itself is a managed nature reserve, all eyes are on the preservation of the incredible marine flora and fauna, giant caves, and meadows of seagrass that can be found under da sea. We will do the first stop to the biggest and at the same time, the most famous is Haxhi Alia cave, one of the biggest in Albania. The cave is 60 meters high and 40 meters deep. A small lake, where we will swim is found inside the case while traces of fire can be noticed on the walls. After that, we will go straight to Dafina bay to enjoy snorkeling and the incredible marine flora and fauna. Then we will continue with the exploration of Brisani Bay. Aside from the peninsula, we will also head out to Sazan, Albania’s largest island and an old Cold War submarine base, which was only opened to the public in 2015. After exploring different bays and caves it’s time to enjoy a delicious local lunch. Departure to Vlora and end of the trip.
Best Period March – November
For the present activity, you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year.
Kids over 7 years old are very welcomed.
What to Expect:
- Hiking in unspoiled beaches
- Sightseeing where Adriatic and Ionian Sea meet
- Visit of Haxhi Ali cave Snorkeling in the Dafina Bay
- Local fish lunch
General Trip Information:
– Level of difficulty (1-5) 2
– Duration of the trip: About 7 hours
Optional tour (3-4 hours):
- Hiking Llogara Pass (starting from 50 Eur/ person)
- Paragliding in Llogara (starting from 65 Eur/person)
You should have worn:
- Swimming suit
- Very sport light wear (short trousers and t-shirt)
- Sandals or water shoes (not slippery)
- A smile
You should take with you:
- Sunlight protection cream
- A pair of underneath
- An extra pair of long trouser
We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.
Meeting point – Radhime Tourists Office
We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guesthouse in Vlora and from any other city in Albania upon request
- Professional guide
- Snorkeling equipment
- Anti Mosquito spray
- Waterproof bag
- Light head
! Kindly keep all your clothes and personal belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported on speedboat and minivan.
The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and you’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip.
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