To the unlearned tourist, indeed, Albania is a puzzle of the highest order
Edward Lear - 1854
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going
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What Our Guests Are Saying
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