To the unlearned tourist, indeed, Albania is a puzzle of the highest order

Edward Lear - 1854

Geotourism

Who we are?

Our Own Expeditions can trace its roots back 25 years. We are a boutique travel operator that offers diverse, high quality, and personalized traveling experiences that are ingrained with staunch geotourism principles. We are passionate about sharing the culture, history, food, wine, art, music, and natural wonders of Albania with what we call, the “Thinking Traveler”. We firmly believe that the types of people that want to visit and explore Albania are curious by nature, adventurous, knowledge seekers, and appreciators of beauty, quality, and life changing experiences. Whether you are a historical enthusiast, an explorer with a thirst for adventure, or someone looking to discover the unique culture of these lands, we can help you create moments that will stay with you forever.

Our ethos centers around our ongoing commitment to the preservation of history, authenticity, and sustainability and we are proud and excited to share with you our programme of VIP tours. We work hard to make your trip your own experience, your own expedition.

Protect, Preserve, Promote

We understand why people want to visit Albania, so we work hard to preserve the things that you have come to seek first-hand- our land, our traditions, and our heritage. It is our goal to not only offer the beauty of Albania to visitors, but to help keep it that way.

Peek Inside our country

Peeking inside our country will entice you to see even more! You won’t be able to experience everything in just one visit, but it’s a great place to start. A country full of endless experiences, we will help guide you.

Geotourism

Albania’s landscape ranges from majestic mountains and gorges, luscious valleys, winding rivers, lakes and a seemingly endless countryside. Geotourism helps us protect these natural wonders through appreciation, respect, and promoting sustainability.

Thinking Traveler

Are you a thinking traveler?

Our guests are typically well travelled individuals. They want to experience the culture, history, and natural beauty of one of the last former-communist countries to open its borders. Step back in time and catch a glimpse of what remains of an authentic Albania.


What Our Guests Are Saying

Our tour was perfect Kela was really good and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We are planning a trip to Tirana next time we are in Greece the border crossing on foot was also a unique experience NIK & MARK - JUNE 2014

What a great trip to Albania, Macedonia & Greece we had! What a beautiful country! Thank you hugely for putting together such a wonderfully balanced journey. Our patient guide and knowledgeable, Kela was excellent! I think she showed us all the best spots in the time we had, and with a bright smile, she could talk the stone faced guards or policemen into getting her way. The food was excellent and she made sure I had a dairy-free meal. I felt very taken care of, safe and spoiled. A great trip all the way around! thank you! Thank you very much, warm wishes. HELGA & LARRY - JUNE 2014 USA

Our tour of Albania with Our Own Expeditions was impressive. Their knowledge, interest and love for the country are very very evident. Our Leader Auron and Kela the tour guide went out of their way to make the trip pleasant, despite the obvious difficulties in a country like Albania. I personally enjoyed Gjirokastra and the Kelcyra Gorge the most, as well as Saranda. But the people in Albania have a lot of work yet to do to put Albania on the tourist map. IAN B. - 2013

“The Albanian Mountains are not for the faint-hearted, it is for real travelers of spirit who have read Thesiger and Chatwin – and want to experience a European equivalence, with stunning scenery, unique traditions still alive and a peace of mind around.” Lindberg Group- May 2015

We had a great trip!  Demir was terrific and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Albania. MaryKate

I am late in writing this, but wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our tour of Gjirokastra with your guide Matilda.  Our Cunard cruise on the Queen Victoria was supposed to go to Ephesus, but with the tension in Turkey we went to Albania instead. We knew nothing about Albania before the trip and learned so much from Matilda.  The countryside was beautiful and Gjirokastra was great.  I have recommended your tour and especially Matilda to friends and family.  I hope to get back to Albania sometime so see more of your country.

Amy U. - November 2016

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