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From Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave & Karaburun Speedboat Tour

From Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave & Karaburun Speedboat Tour

Brace yourself for a tour of discovery and excitement with our exclusive experience that promises to unlock the hidden gems of the Karaburun peninsula. Our tour begins with a thrilling 40 minute speedboat ride to the enchanting Haxhi Ali cave, an natural wonder that beckons with its mesmerizing allure. Where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore for 20 minutes the cave to indulge in thrilling activities such as diving, snorkeling, and discovering the hidden gems of the cave's breathtaking beauty. The adventure continues on the pristine shores of St. beach. Here, for 1.5 hours, you will find yourself surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Karaburun peninsula, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation. Soak up the sun, swim in the azure waters and provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. But the excitement doesn't end there, a 10-minute walk leads us to the secluded paradise of St. Koli bay, boasting two small, wild beaches with blue crystal waters and amazing underwater world for an intimate connection with nature. As the tour comes to the end, we guarantee an unforgettable experience, leaving you with the desire to relive this extraordinary tour again. Don't miss the chance to book your spot and indulge in a day of exploration and wonder.

Vlorë: Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave, and Karaburun Boat Tour

Vlorë: Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave, and Karaburun Boat Tour

First, head to Sazan Island, a hidden gem with unparalleled natural beauty. Choose to explore the island's pristine beach and go snorkeling in its crystal-clear waters or enjoy hiking trails with stunning views of the surrounding sea. The island is also home to a former military base. Explore the area by yourself and learn about its strategic significance throughout history. If you're interested in wildlife, observe the various bird species and marine life in the island's protected areas. Next, head to Haxhi Ali Cave. Enter the large cave, do some snorkeling, and explore the area. Listen to tales from you skipper and learn about the history of the legendary pirate Haxhi Ali. Sail along Karaburun Peninsula, enjoying views of rock formations and wild beaches with blue crystal waters. Stop at a wonderful beach where you will find a restaurant that serves local food and drinks (additional cost). The beach is also equipped with umbrellas and sun beds (additional cost). After enjoying the crystal clear waters and scenic views, jump back on the boat and head back to Vlore.

From Vlorë: Haxhi Ali Cave and Karaburun Speedboat Trip

From Vlorë: Haxhi Ali Cave and Karaburun Speedboat Trip

The departure time is from 09:00 am and at 1:30 pm. You will meet the guide at Vlora Touristic Port, make sure to be 10 minutes before the departure time. We jump on Board and the trip's first stop is Haxhi Ali Cave, the journey takes about 30 minutes. We enter the cave where we stay to snorkel and explore the cave, snorkel gear can be requested from the guide free of charge. Next to the exploration of the cave, we continue the journey and stop at a wonderful beach inland of the Karaburun Peninsula, it is an equipped beach, where you will find a small tavern, serving local food and drinks, where you can have a bite. After enjoying the crystal clear waters and the amazing view, we jump on board and head back to the Vlora Touristic Port, about 30 minutes ride. End of the journey.

Clare: Sazan Island & Karaburun Speedboat Trip & Snorkeling

Clare: Sazan Island & Karaburun Speedboat Trip & Snorkeling

Join us for an unforgettable adventure departing at 9:30 AM from the Port. Ensure you arrive 5-10 minutes early to meet your guide. Our first stop is the enchanting Sazan Island, just a 40-50 minute journey from the Port. Explore the historic Old Town with our guide, then relax on the pristine beach with complimentary refreshments. (Please note the Old Town is closed to the public up to the 15th of May, alternatively we will visit only the Port of Sazan Island and the external coastline). Next, we'll venture to Haxhi Ali Cave, a mere 15-20 minute boat ride from Sazan Island. Dive into the crystal-clear waters to snorkel and discover the secrets of the cave with complimentary gear provided by your guide. Continuing our journey, we'll make a splash at the stunning Saint Jani Bay, nestled within the Karaburun Peninsula. Take a dip in the turquoise waters and explore the marine life with snorkeling opportunities. Our final stop awaits at a well-equipped beach nestled within the Karaburun National Marine Park. Here, you'll enjoy approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of free time. You can indulge in a delightful lunch featuring local cuisine and beverages at the Taverna, or opt for a refreshing swim, snorkel, and leisurely beach relaxation. (Please take note: the tavern at the beach remains closed during the month of May.) After soaking up the breathtaking scenery, we'll cruise back to the Port, a scenic 30-minute ride, concluding our adventure. Don't miss out on this incredible experience!

Vlorë: Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave, and Karaburun Boat Tour

Vlorë: Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave, and Karaburun Boat Tour

Meet your guide at the activity provider's office on Vlorë's picturesque waterfront. Hop aboard a comfortable speedboat that is built for high speeds and maneuverability. Feel the wind in your hair as you make your way over turquoise waters to the island of Sazan. As you approach the island, enjoy views of the lush vegetation, long sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters. Stop at a beach where you can soak up some sun, go for a refreshing dip, or take a leisurely walk along the shore. Continue your adventure with views of a military base on the island. Venture to the Cave of Haxhi Ali which has been used by traders since ancient times. Have the chance to swim in the cave which lies in towering limestone cliffs. Head to a second beach on the Karaburun peninsula at an idyllic cove where you can fill up on sun and sand before returning to your meeting point in Vlorë.

Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave and Dafina Cave Speedboat Tour

Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave and Dafina Cave Speedboat Tour

Join us for a thrilling speedboat trip to Haxhi Ali Cave and Dafina Cave. Feel the wind in your hair as you speed around the stunning coastal area. Marvel at the panoramic views from the top of the two limestone caves. Explore the interiors, filled with fascinating rock formations. Our experienced guide will ensure your safety and maximum fun throughout the adventure. Book now for a unique and unforgettable experience! The departure time is at 10:00 am, at the Tourist Port of Vlora, where you will meet the guide, who will spend the whole day with you, telling you about the history, the fauna, and the flora of the beaches you will visit and certainly curious and amusing anecdotes. First, we visit Haxhi Ali cave, the journey to the cave takes about 30-40 minutes, we enter the cave where you can dive, snorkel and explore the cave. The journey will carry on and stop on the Boat of Bay and will take a closer visit to the cliffs of Karaburun Peninsula, where you discover local marine life while taking a dip in the crystalline waters. Will continue the ride, we will stop at Dafina Bay, a virgin bay where we will have the opportunity to see the wilderness of the Karaburun peninsula, also, just next to the beach, we will visit Dafina cave, a small cave with a small beach inside. We will stay in Dafina Bay for about 2 hours to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters and drinks and snacks will be served. Will continue towards Brsitan Bay, with a perfect combination of mountain and sea, here we will stay for about 1 hour and you can relax, dive, snorkel, and swim exploring the clear water and deep blue sea, and just a few minutes walking in the Innland of Karaburun, here you will find an abandoned military unit of the Communist period. Back off will jump on board and enjoy the way back along the Ionian Sea and the cliffs of Karaburun Peninsula.

From Tirana/Durres: Ksamil, Saranda, and Blue Eye Day Tour

From Tirana/Durres: Ksamil, Saranda, and Blue Eye Day Tour

Embark on a day tour of the Riviera to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Albania. Witness an amazing view while driving across Llogara, overseeing the whole seashore, on your way to pristine beaches, such as Dhermi, Himare, Porto Palermo, and Ksamil. Experience a day tour that combines history, culture, and stunning nature. Get inside Lekursi’s Castle and touch a part of Albanian history or see Porto Palermo’s Submarine Base, built in 1969. Visit Ksamil, a gift from nature, and see why it has been dubbed “The Maldives of Europe” or have a lovely lunch in the South’s most visited city, Saranda. Enjoy an interesting exploration of the Albanian Riviera and be introduced to pleasingly beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, olive trees, historical locations, and a beautiful seashore. See the best of Albania on a 500 km ride round trip that allows you to touch and enjoy every bit of South Albania’s beauty. Relax on the drive, which will consist of multiple stops, a lunch in Sarande to ensure the trip is not dull, and opportunities to take Instagram photos in front of the amazing view throughout the tour.

Vlore: Speedboat, Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave & Marine Park

Vlore: Speedboat, Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave & Marine Park

Be greeted by your guide and hop on onboard a comfortable speedboat at Vlore's old port. Relax with views of Vlore and the steep cliffs, hidden coves, and pristine beaches of the the Karaburun Peninsula as you are whisked away to Sazan Island. Find out about Sazan Island from your guide before having free time to explore, admire views of an old military base, or go for a refreshing swim in the protected waters. Get back on the boat for the trip to Haxhi Ali Cave Arrive at Haxhi Ali Cave a karst formation with impressive stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over thousands of years. Hear the facinating story that makes this cave part of a local legend and have free time to explore or swim through crystal-clear waters. Continue along the coastline of the marine park until you reach a stunning beach where you can stop to purchase a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant. Spend free time hiking, snorkeling in search of loggerhead turtles, or sunbathing on the beach. Return to your meeting point with unforgettable memories of this unique region.

From Vlore: Grama Bay Caves & Beaches Speedboat Guided Tour

From Vlore: Grama Bay Caves & Beaches Speedboat Guided Tour

First we visit the cave of Haxhi Ali. The trip to the cave takes about 30-40 minutes. We enter the cave where we stay for about 20 minutes where you can swim, explore and admire the beautiful nature of Haxhi Ali cave. After the visit to the cave, we head towards the magical beach of Dafina bay. By enjoying the deep blue and crystal water of Dafina bay, you also will have the opportunity to visit and explore the fabulous Dafina cave as well full of magic colors and amazing underwater world. We stay on Dafina bay for 1 hour. Then we continue our tour to Bristan bay. A wild and quiet beach where you will stay for a swim, snorkel and enjoy the crystal waters that this bay offers with his pristine nature. Then we head towards the Secret canyon where we will stay for about 20 minutes to explore the canyon and his wild nature. Once in the Secret canyon you will have the opportunity to swim,snorkel and explore in the underwater world of the Seal cave. But the excitement doesn't end there,as we head towards the Englishman bay. Where you will have the opportunity to dive and explore this wonderful and well hidden gem with a great history. After we finish our visit to Englishman bay. We head straight to the wonderful bay of Lloviz made by an amazing pebble and white sand beach with blue crystal waters adorned with the magical Blue cave. A visit to the Blue cave full of azure colors and wild shapes created by the nature, will add another amazing moment to your experience . The adventure ends in the wonders of Grama bay, where diving, swimming in the crystal blue waters that weave with wild nature will be a memory experience. For a stunning landscape of the Grama bay we will have to hike up in the hill for about 20 minutes. Its not at all a difficult terrain. In the end we return to the starting point in the city of Vlora. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see and visit the wild and amazing nature of the Karaburun peninsula full of massive rocks, lot of natural caves and wild, magical beaches,Also enjoy it's magical underwater world. Book now and immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience.

Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave Visit & Karaburun Peninsula Highlights

Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave Visit & Karaburun Peninsula Highlights

Embark on an extraordinary adventure that unveils the hidden wonders of the Karaburun Peninsula. Start your tour with a mesmerizing 40-minute boat ride to the iconic Haxhi Ali Cave, where you'll have a generous 20-minutes to swim, explore, and be enchanted by the cave's natural beauty. But the excitement doesn't end there – initiate a scenic trip along the Karaburun Peninsula coastline, an awe-inspiring landscape dotted with crystal-clear beaches, historic bunkers, ex-military bases, and untamed natural formations. This highlight trip promises 30-minutes of breathtaking sights that will leave you in awe. Return to the departure point in Vlore with amazing memories and ensuring a day filled with discovery and wonder. For those who don't want to spend too much time on a beach experience, this tour is the perfect choice. Secure your spot now for an immersive journey that transcends the ordinary.

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What people are saying about Vlore

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You haven’t truly experienced Vlore unless you do this trip!! Stunning views of Vlore and surrounding mountains, visit secluded beaches and swim in crystal clear waters. Another highlight of the tour was exploring the caves, as the colors and shapes inside were incredible. Finally, great communication with the staff who were very friendly and flexible to accommodate our requests and timeline. Overall, it was a great way to explore the Albanian coastline and a must-do if you are in Vlore!

Our today experience with Gazmir was great. We loved the individual approach, he was polite and kind. We could ask for many question from the history of Albania and also living here. We could adapt the plan based on our needs. He was like a genie from the lamp and fulfill all the wishes even those we haven’t said yet.

The trip was very cool and I would book it again straight away. I can only recommend the 6-hour trip as there is so much to discover everywhere and the time flies. Our captain was also always very accommodating and took the whole group into consideration. Thank you again for the great memories 🫶🏽

Our speed boat tour to Vlorë’s highlights—Sazan Island, Haxhi Ali Cave, and Karaburun—was an exhilarating adventure, offering stunning coastal views and unique exploration opportunities. A must-do for any traveler in Vlorë

Book this trip. The best experience in my life. I will come again. Thank you guys for the emotions and for everything….