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Armela’s agency Your local agency for classic and adventure tours in Albania

153 reviews
  • Specialises in Classic Tours
  • Specialises in Adventure Tours
  • Specialises in Self-Drive Tours
  • Specialises in Sustainable Tours
We specialise in creating tailor-made discovery and adventure tours that enable travellers to explore the culture, gastronomy, and beautiful landscapes of the western Balkan region. Being locally-based, our position allows us to organise a range of different activities such as kayaking, caving, canyoning, and rafting. If you are interested in a cultural or outdoorsy tour across Albania and the Bal... We specialise in creating tailor-made discovery and adventure tours that enable travellers to explore the culture, gastronomy, and beautiful landscapes of the western Balkan region. Being locally-based, our position allows us to organise a range of different activities such as kayaking, caving, canyoning, and rafting. If you are interested in a cultural or outdoorsy tour across Albania and the Balkan countries, you've come to the right place. Tourism here is becoming increasingly popular nowadays, but Albania remains a largely undiscovered country far from the crowds and bustle of tourists. Our agency is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism, and our team specialises in combining our passion for travelling with providing high-quality service and a unique travel experience for our guests. We do this by putting you in contact with the friendly locals, introducing you to authentic Albanian lifestyle and traditions, and letting your savour our delicious and diverse cuisine, all while taking in some of the most breath-taking landscapes you'll ever see. See more
Joined Evaneos: 5 years ago
Agency operating for: 8 years
Languages spoken: Italian, French, English, Spanish, German
Why was this local agency selected by Evaneos?
  • They have a professional team passionate about history, nature, and their country
  • Based in the capital of Albania, they have extensive local knowledge to help you plan your trip
  • The agents are not only experts of Albania and the Balkans but also specialise in tailor-made travel
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Gjirokastra
 Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. 
Chinese proverb
Butrint National Park in Albania
Gjipe Beach in Albania
Berat in Albania
Curly Pelican in Albania
Favourites from the agency
  • The archaeological site of Butrint is in a fantastic natural park; classified in UNESCO, home to several globally threatened species, rich in history.
  • Gjipe beach, hidden in picturesque coves and surrounded by the spectacular canyon.
  • Berat's best feature is the collection of white Ottoman houses climbing up the hill to its castle, earning it the title: 'Town of a 1000 Windows.'
  • Today, the Karavasta Lagoon contains about 5% of the world's population of the Curly Pelican, and yes, such a bird really exists!

Locally-made trips: a more sustainable way to travel

Sustainability in Albania
We work with small local businesses rather than internationally-run providers
As an agency we believe that tourism can be an economic developer without further damaging the culture or landscapes of the country visited. We offer our travellers the best walking or trekking routes, as well as the possibility to spend the night in a guesthouse (or home stay) for a more authentic, local discovery of Albania. This helps keep more ... As an agency we believe that tourism can be an economic developer without further damaging the culture or landscapes of the country visited. We offer our travellers the best walking or trekking routes, as well as the possibility to spend the night in a guesthouse (or home stay) for a more authentic, local discovery of Albania. This helps keep more money in the local economy. We are also committed to certain 'green projects' such as development of tourism in the region of Rehove and Skanderbeg, and creating an eco-touristic route from Pellumbas to Qerret. See more

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  • Balkan travellers
    Balkan travellers
    31 May 2019
    Best parts:
    As this was a multiple country trip I was struggling to find a rental car that I could bring around. Going through Evaneos solved this problem. Furthermore we had generally well located hotels, not sure we could have found the right locations ourselves. The trip itself was stunning, hitting all the right spots, and required some active driving. All in all good fun.
    Worst parts:
    Generally all hotels were good or better than good, we had 2 hotels however that were a bit on the simple side, I would have paid a bit more for a slightly better hotel. Also in 2 or 3 of the hotels there were challenges with reservations and payments that needed sorting out.
    Summary:
    We did 5 countries in a 15 day road trip, so the program was well loaded. However we managed to see all we wanted to see. Starting in Tirana, we then drove up to Shkoder, crossed into Montenegro to Bu...We did 5 countries in a 15 day road trip, so the program was well loaded. However we managed to see all we wanted to see. Starting in Tirana, we then drove up to Shkoder, crossed into Montenegro to Budva and Kotor. From there onwards to Bosnia where we visited Mostar and Sarajevo. We then moved back into Montenegro and Kosovo. From Peja we moved into Macedonia, saw Skopje and Ohrid and back into the southern part of Albania.See more
    Armela
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    Armela
    Dear Wim, Thank you so much for this good review. We highly appreciate your comments and will keep them in mind to make our work better. We are happy you enjoyed your holidays and hopefully you vis...Dear Wim, Thank you so much for this good review. We highly appreciate your comments and will keep them in mind to make our work better. We are happy you enjoyed your holidays and hopefully you visit us again. All the very best! ArmelaSee more

  • Emmmc15
    Emmmc15
    27 July 2018
    Best parts:
    Our trip to Albania was a dream. Our guide Gesi was the highlight. His knowledge of the country , it’s history and places was amazing . He is funny, engaging, so polite and caring and treated us like family .the itinerary was perfect. I wish we had had twice as long. Everywhere we stayed was a unique experience . I want to be back in albania !
    Worst parts:
    Nothing
    Summary:
    We had 8 days travelling from Durres to do the highlights of the south west ...Butrint, Himara , Berat, Gjirokastër to name but a few. The itinerary prepared for us suited our requirements to a tee .
    Fiona
    Agency's comment
    Fiona
    Dear Mrs. Ellen, Thank you for taking your time to give your feedback on your travel with us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and had an amazing time in Albania. You are welcome anytime to visit ...Dear Mrs. Ellen, Thank you for taking your time to give your feedback on your travel with us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and had an amazing time in Albania. You are welcome anytime to visit us again and we would be pleased to have you here. I wish you all the best! Greetings from Tirana.See more
    Evaneos' comment
    Such a fantastic review! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. :)