Summit of the holy Mountain of Tomorr

Outdoor Activities in Berat

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 Summit of the holy Mountain of TomorrTravel to a part of Europe still untouched by mass tourism. Visit an ancient fortified city, Summit hike to Tomorr, the most energic and spiritual mountain of the whole region and explore of the Karavasta lagoon. National Park of Tomor has been recognized as an Important Plant Area of international importance by Plantlife. It is probably the best known mountain in Albania. It has religious significance and holds the place were Gods rest “Dodona”. Every august more than 500 000 of both Christians and Bektashis pilgrimage it to feel the energy and the spirituality of this heavenly mountain.
Arrival to the airport of Tirana and meeting with the local guide. Driving to Berat UNESCO sites city. On the way we offer a great opportunity to have a closer look at the amazing beauty of Divjake-Karavasta Park. Visit this natural oasis of untouched nature and of stunning biodiversity, the biggest lagoon in Albania. With a surface of 22 230 ha, the park is home to the rare Dalmatian pelican and so many beautiful birds. A birdwatchers heaven and a perfect place to relax and have a quiet time in the beautiful surroundings of the park. Arrival to the western part of the Lagoon (about 30 min) and preparation to start the kayaking adventure. 2-2,5 hours paddling and swimming into the lagoon and sightseeing the Mediterranean Pine Forest near the   Karavasta lagoon, and it contains one of the most interesting faunas of the country.  Bird Watching. Divjakë-Karavasta area provides the special conditions for accommodation of a number of plant communities and animal species, among which many of them are at risk of extinction in the world such as Pelican (Pelicanus crispus Bruch). After the kayaking we jump to the car and go to taste e delicious local lunch (fish food based but also meet upon   request). After lunch we go for 1 hour walking to the first observation point of the Lagoon and later we jump to the watchtower to have a sightseeing of the whole Lagoon.Departure to Berat and accommodation to hotel Castle Park. Traditional dinner.  Early breakfast. SUV trip to the village of Qafe Dardhe (about 1 hour) and meeting with the shepherd. A horse or mule will accompaign us during the firs 3 hours of hiking. They will help us to hold the backpacks. 5 hours hike with 10 minutes rest in every hour. After arriving at Cuka (Highest Tomor Peak 2417 m) we will do 1 hour rest and have the picnic lunch. 4 hours to hike down the holy Mountain. During the last day we will visit the castle of Berat and have a lunch at Nurellari winery. Departure to Tirana airport. Your hassle-free adventure includes: • Experienced, English speaking guide • 2 nights accommodation • 2 Breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners • Local transportation • Airport transfers • Kayak equipment  Perfect for: Active travellers who want to experience a range of different outdoor activities in one of Europe’s best-kept secrets.Need to knowWhat extra costs are there? The only extra costs are: • Flights to and from Tirana • Any personal expenses such as drinks • Clothing suitable for hiking

What’s included

  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Wine tasting
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of helmet
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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