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Professional Partners

Professional Partners
Outdoor Albania works with travel agents and tour operators all over Europe, USA and the rest of the world.  We welcome your calls and inquiries!
We will give you all detailed information that can be passed on to your clients. We provide all bonafide travel agents a discount on our published rates and on custom itineraries. Please contact us to discuss planning and arrangements for  cultural tours, trekking, hiking and outdoor activities in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Northern Greece.
We look after your valued guests from when they arrive at the airport in Tirana to when they depart after they have seen the entire itinerary. Our group adventures will make your guests feel special, valued, and well looked after by our knowledgeable Albanian tourleaders, who will guide them through a wonderful travel experience in either English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.
We have experience in the field of incoming tourism since 1992 and know every cornern of the country. Please contact us for a sample itinerary or give us al relevant information to start drafting your preferred itinerary.

Our Product
We are specialized in round trips in the Albanian nature and culture. We offer experiences of the real Albania, by bringing our clients in of the beaten track locations besides the main well known destinations - often done by hiking and walking. In addition we offer rafting, snow-shoeing, mountain biking, white water kayaking, sea kayaking and many more interesting activities.
Please find a list of our proffesional services below:
Walking holidays
Cultural tours
Adventure tours/activities
Tailor-made tours
Group Tours
Hotel Reservations in Albania.
Team building activities
Transport arrangements

Our office
Outdoor Albania serves all incoming services. We have been in the tourism business since 1992, (first under the name of Aluona Sub tours and later with the name of Outdoor Albania) as the first incoming tour operator in Albania. Our office is in the center of Tirana and easily accessible by feet.
Our means of Transport
To support sustainable tourism we have decided to work with local transport providers that own the vehicles. We have a reliable network of taxis, mini buses and private coaches,. In addition Outdoor Albania owns Toyota Land Cruisers (8+1) for small groups and off road experiences.
Our logistic experts make possible to access even the most remote corners of the country at any time of the year. Horse or mule carriage support is also provided in tours away from roads, such as multi-day trekking and mountaineering.

Our choice of Accommodation
During many years of operating we have established a trustworthy cooperation with small and bigger sized accommodation providers all around the country. Please let us know the needed standard of your tour and we will pick the finest accomodatoins suitable.
License and associations
Under rulings set by the Albanian government, all travel operators have to obtain a Tourism Enterprise License which is renewed annually with the Department of Tourism. As a fully responsible operator, Outdoor Albania holds this license.
We are a member of ATA, the Albanian Association of Tourism, and of ATTA, the Adventure Travel Trade Association.

Staff
We have 5 permanent office staff - most of which have been working with us for many years, showing loyalty and creativity. All staff is frequently sent to various formation courses. They are also occasionally sent for recon trips to see the destinations we sell and meet all the suppliers. For the guiding/tourleading services we have 10 qualified and experienced English speaking guides that have solid knowledge about Albania's history, nature and culture. Most of these guides also speak fluently other languages such as German, French and Italian. Beside our own tour leaders we also have a selection of the best freelance guides that operate in the country.
Company background
Pioneering adventure travel and opening new routes to adventure defines Outdoor Albania's creative spirit and dedication. Founded by Gent Mati and his Dutch partner Laura Payne.
Outdoor Albania designs tours that offer both privileged access and special insight to Albania's nature and culture. The Outdoor Albania team has trail-blazed many of today's commercial routes for hiking, and cultural tours as well as for mountaineering, rafting, kayaking and cycling.
We offer unique and varied tours in Albania and neighbouring countries, distinguished by creativity, safety, professionalism, and enthusiasm.

Responsible travel
Outdoor Albania organises nature-friendly tours in Albania, promoting the protection of landscapes, bio-habitats, traditions and monuments. Our continuous exploration of the country brings direct economic benefits to the rural areas of Albania - given the fact that many of our tours are based and hosted in traditional village houses. At the same time Outdoor Albania works hard for the environmental education of the locals, increasingly committing them to the protection of the Albanian natural and cultural inheritance, towards a sustainable and developed eco-tourism future.

Opening hours
Monday/Friday 9.00 hours to 13.00 hours and from 14.00 hours to 17.00 hours. In case of emergency you can call our duty mobile +355 694088847.
History OA
In 1992 Albania opened its gates to the world after a closure that lasted decades. It was at this time that Mr. Ilir Mati, an electronics engineer with an inborn passion for adventure, retired from fixing submarine sonars for the Albanian Navy. He then started organising “Journeys in the Albanian Nature and Culture”.
His old Ford Transit, nicknamed “The Periscope”, allowed trekkers, climbers, skiers, kayakers, river rafters, journalists, archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists and other explorers to discover virgin images of the “new” old Albania.
In the years that followed, his initiative attracted family members, friends and many other travel enthusiasts who together went through growth, success and difficult times, keeping their travelling spirit always alive.
Today, the OA team is proud to have inherited an admirable legacy of years of travelling experience, all around Albania and further, and is enthusiastic to share their experiences and their hope of a sustainable and developed future. While having Dutch staff members, we have a full understanding of the expectancy of the weastern traveler.

Vision and mission
For many years Outdoor Albania has organized nature-friendly tours in Albania, promoting the protection of landscapes, bio-habitats, traditions and monuments. Our continuous exploration brings economical benefits to the most remote rural areas of Albania. Outdoor Albania provides environmental education for local inhabitants, committing them to the protection of their natural and cultural heritage. Our vision and our mission is always focused on sustainable and responsible tourism both now and in the future.

Benefits of travelling with Outdoor Albania:
Specialized operation and knowledge.
Understanding of western expectations.
Continual trailblazing and development of new destinations.
Commitment to total safety.
A "life-seeing" experience rather than a sight-seeing experience.
Professional guides. Dedication to fast and effective decisions while on the field.
Finest accommodations and food according to location.
Commitment to eco-tourism, respecting the environment and local traditions.
Commitment to customer service and sensitivity to special needs and requests.

Outdoor Albania
Rr "Sami Frasheri", Nd.14 H.2 Ap.9, Njesia Bashkiake Nr.10
Kodi Postar 1001, Tirane, Albania
mob: +355 694 088 846
tel/fax: +355 42 227 121
skype: Outdoor Albania
www.outdooralbania.com

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