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Intrepid, MEET Partner On Albania Expedition 

Intrepid Travel has partnered with MEET Network to create a new 9-day expedition around Albania, exploring parts of the country rarely visited by tourists. This is Intrepid’s first standalone trip in Albania, departing for the first time in September 2023.

Albania has been soaring in popularity in recent years, thanks to its stunning and diverse landscapes of mountains and coastlines, along with its fascinating culture. Described by its tourism board as “Europe’s last unturned stone,” Albania is focusing on alternative travel, promoting agritourism and ecotourism – rather than package beach holidays – by encouraging visitors to immerse themselves in nature and meet local communities to have a more enriching experience.

The trip begins in the capital Tirana, then heads north to the stunning mountain and lakes region of Lake Koman to hike along the River Shala. The tour then heads down the coast towards the remarkable landscapes of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park and Bay of Vlora for some bird watching and local craft experiences. The tour includes a visit to Berat, also known as the “town of a thousand windows” before finishing back in Tirana with plenty of time to explore the lively and vibrant capital.

MEET is a network of Mediterranean protected areas that work with tourism operators to create sustainable, high quality ecotourism experiences that benefit conservation and local communities.

All MEET Experiences are nature-based, cultural experiences with a low ecological footprint and a maximized social impact which allow travellers to discover a new side of the Mediterranean.

The MEET experience on this trip takes place in Divjake-Karavasta National Park, which includes a visit to the nature protected area of Karavasta Lagoon and the conservation tower to learn about the bird rehabilitation centre treating wild birds on their migratory route.

Intrepid’s new 9 day Albania Expedition starts at $1,800 CAD per person and includes accommodation, ground transport, selected meals and activities.

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