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Volunteering at a farm in rural Northern Albania

 This tour is for people who like to help, get to know, and be inspired by the local community. You will live and volunteer on a farm, located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Albanian Alps. Tasks can vary from assisting the mother with preparing the food for the volunteers, as well as for taking care of the animals, milking, walking the sheep, fixing fences and planting/ picking the loaf, corn, beans etc. You will be asked to assist 5 hours a day, while you have the rest of the day off to explore the wonderful surroundings. The work hours are every day between 8 and 13 o'clock, the rest of the day you will be free and have time to explore the surroundings of Thehti. You can hike in the mountains, sunbathe at the little pond or relax and read a book in one of the most beautiful places of Northern Albania. Your stay will be full board, in the morning you will have a simple breakfast before starting the work, after the work is done a lunch will be shared, followed by an authentic mountain meal in the evening.

Itinerary & Extra's

Volunteering at a farm in rural Northern Albania

Day 1
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your accomodation, from where you will be brought to Zogu i Zi. Here you will get a transfer to the local minivan who will be brining you to Shkoder, where we will change minivan, and proceed to Thethi.

Transfer Tirana-Shkoder-Thethi
Dinner and overnight at farm house.


Day 2
Assist at the farm free time (optional: hike to a natural spring)

Dinner and overnight at farm house.

Day 3
Assist at the farm free time (optional: swim at the little lake behind the house)

Dinner and overnight at farm house.

Day 4
Assist at the farm free time (optional: walk to the center of Thethi and visit the church and museum)

Dinner and overnight at farm house.

Day 5
Assist at the farm free time (optional: make a long hike to one of the many view points)

Dinner and overnight at farm house.

Day 6
After breakfast a minivan will be waiting for us to bring us to Shkoder. Here we will have some time to explore the city and buy some souvenirs, before its time to go back to Tirana.


*Private tour
If you wish to do this tour on a different date, please contact us via the enquire now button.

Essential Info

Volunteering at a farm in rural Northern Albania

What to bring:
Bring a pair of light clothes which can get dirty during work hours. The farm house has all needed things, such as sheets, towels etc.etc. However, please be aware that you will be in a very rural area, without any shops. Your meals will be prepared with home grown foods.
We advice to buy some sweets, fruits etc.etc. In Tirana the day prior to departure.

Recommended equipment:
Rain jacket, fleece, warm socks for in the house (shoes are not permitted inside) rubber boots, or shoes that can get dirty for outside.

Land only
The “OA” tours are Land Only; the prices do not include your flight, nor transport to and from the airport to hotel. You must make your own way to the starting point of every tour. If you would like us to arrange a transfer for you from the airport to your hotel or from your hotel to the beginning point of the tour please let us know at booking or contact us via the enquiry form.

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Volunteering at a farm in rural Northern Albania

Dates and Prices

Volunteering at a farm in rural Northern Albania

Included:
-Full board accommodation, starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 6 (Food: home-made dishes.
Accommodation: farm house, based on sharing several beds in one room.)
-English speaking guide
-All transport as per itinerary (local minibus)
-Tea at the guesthouse

Excluded:
- Additional drinks
- Snacks
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Lunch and dinner on Day 6
- Musea entrance fees
- Airport pickup/delivery
- Bank transfer fees
- If you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal there is a 4,5% service charce over the paid amount.

Online bookings

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Albania Hotels
Tirana Hotels
Shkoder Hotels
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