The news giant New York Times has listed Vjosa River and Valley in the 8th place out of 52 places recommended to visit by their customers in 2023. We are ahead of marvelous places worldwide, between the 7 place Kangaroo Island, Australia and 9 place Accra, Ghana.
“Protecting the Vjosa, one of Europe’s last undammed rivers, hasn’t been easy. After a decade of proposed projects that threatened to alter the waterway’s wild flow, its innumerable ecosystems and its valleys are strewn with ancient communities, the Albanian government signed a commitment last June to create the Vjosa Wild River National Park.
Making good on that pledge, scheduled to become reality in 2023, will establish a global conservation model while preserving the country’s canyon-lined, 120-mile stretch of the 169-mile waterway, which runs from the Pindus Mountains in Greece to the Adriatic Sea, as well as including around 60 miles of tributaries.
For travelers — on trails like Albania’s new UNESCO Cycling Route (opening January 2023), which runs along the river and visits World Heritage sites like the city of Gjirokastra — safeguarding the Vjosa and its river system, with over 1,100 animal species, encourages responsible discovery of alpine settlements, where locals welcome adventurers for coffee, raki (local fruit brandy) and a chance to imbibe oft-overlooked Balkan culture.”
Vjosa Valley is one of the National Parks for which we are very proud and are always committed to protecting and safeguarding its wild nature, flora, and fauna. This region of Albania is almost part of all our tours and our travelers have always loved it. Click below to see tours including Vjosa Valley, its Thermal Springs, and Langarica Canyon.