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Marked by undulating rock formations and stalactites, the Cave of Pëllumbas (Shpella e Pëllumbasit) is an easily-accessible adventure day trip from Tirana. Known by locals as the Black Cave and located a short hike away from the village of Pëllumbas, the karst cave is located on the slopes of the Dajti mountains, in Dajti National Park.

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Hiking day tour of Pellumbas cave and Erzeni canyon from Tirana

Hiking day tour of Pellumbas cave and Erzeni canyon from Tirana

The entrance of the Pellumbas cave has a wooden platform, so it is easy to take a moment to soak in the area. The ancient cave bears used to live inside this cave 40,000 years ago. After this, it became a home for ancient humans dating back to the Middle Paleothic era (circa 30,000 years ago). During the First and Second World War, the cave was used as a hiding place for people from the surrounding villages. The cave portrays a long history and is nowadays an interesting and beautiful place to visit. Some people describe it is a once in a lifetime experience. It is also a spectacular hiking experience to the rock on the cave of Pellumbas. Near the Pellumbas cave, you can find the Erzeni canyon. The Erzeni river is 108 km long and the flowing water has created these spectacular canyons over the centuries. The canyon is a beautiful place to swim in, if the weather allows it, with crystal-clear water and surrounded by waterfalls and stunning rock formations.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.55
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$113.55
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Discover Black Cave Hiking Tour from Tirana

Discover Black Cave Hiking Tour from Tirana

The Cave of Pellumbas—the Black Cave—is one of Albania’s most impressive natural wonders and a significant archaeological site, with a history dating back to the Paleolithic period. On this tour from Tirana, travel to the village of Pellumbas, then set out on a thrilling hike through the Erzeni Canyon and explore the cave by torchlight.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.85
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$90.85
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Pellumbas Cave tour from Tirana - 1 day

Pellumbas Cave tour from Tirana - 1 day

The Pellumbas Cave, also known as the Black Cave, is an archaeological site in Albania near the village of Pellumbas. We will travel from Tirana to Pellumbasi village with a minibus for 45 min, then we will start hiking to our destination. The path is an average level and it’s marked. The forest, the Erzen River, Dajti Mountain and the view of the city of Tirana make it an unforgettable place . Hiking to the cave lasts about 1 hour. Once we reach the cave entrance we take a short break and go inside to explore it. Inside is a very large space and looks like a mine. With the lighters we will see and explore the cave with its unique and fascinating look.This cave entered six well-known karsties for the existence of tires in Europe. The cave is 350 meters above sea level and forms a tunnel 70-80 meters long. After exploring the Cave we are going down to the village (around 45 min ) and going back to Tirana .
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  • 7 hours
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$88.57
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Cave of Pellumbas, Canyons & Castles hiking tour includes lunch
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Cave of Pellumbas, Canyons & Castles hiking tour includes lunch

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FULL DAY EXPLORER TOUR INCLUDING LUNCH A chance to amerce yourself in Albania rich landscapes we embark on a moderate hiking tour to see what is locally named the Black Cave! Headlights are provided as we head in to explore the Cave. You'll witness spectacular views of the canyons then delight yourself with a hike to Erzen River and a chance for a swim in the summer months. Lunch is included. After a day of exploring we finish with a visit to Petrele castle for a cold beverage and a look at one of the most talked about castles in the region. a beverage of your choice is included. Tour ends with hotel drop off
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.91
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Hiking and Black Cave Exploration in Pellumbas

Hiking and Black Cave Exploration in Pellumbas

The Cave of Pellumbas, or the Black Cave (Shpelle e Zezë), is about an hour hike outside the village of Pellumbas. The cave itself is approximately 360 meters deep, and inside are impressive stalagmites and stalactites, as well as bats flying around the cave. The inside of the cave is completely dark after single upon entrance. 40,000 years ago the cave was a home to ancient cave bears. It was later used as a settlement for ancient humans during the Middle Paleolithic period. During the World Wars, the cave was kept secret and used as a hiding spot for the villagers.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.09
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$90.09

Tirana tour - 3 days

Tirana tour - 3 days

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is one of the most attractive place.The city is always a mix of the old and the new that are in harmony with each other.They are Communist flats painted with modern pictures, , the clock tower and the new Scanderbeg Square that are close to each other but with a completely different story, the noisy city with its quiet surroundings. It’s less than an hour to be in the mountains and the enchanting greenery of Tirana where we will make our tour.To be fulled with the energy of the wild nature and to spend it in the city of Tirana that never sleeps.
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  • 3 days
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$448.14
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$448.14
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7-Day Private Tour of Central Albania from Tirana

7-Day Private Tour of Central Albania from Tirana

This tour is designed to fill the needs of the exploratory spirit. A diverse vacation and a combination of roadtrip ,hiking,visiting historical sights, diving every day in diferent bodys of waters and many surprizes.During day time we will explore the amazing nature beautys and historical cittys and the evening in the company of your group in cittys around central Albania.Perfect tour for nature lovers landscapers hikers photographers or simply those who find pleasure in exploring new places .We are always flexibile and you can costomize your tour acording to your needs and desires. I would love to share my pasion for nature and people with every guest and also give you a full experience on the Albanian way of life and culture.
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  • 7 days
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$1,428.87
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Ultimate Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyons Tour

Ultimate Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyons Tour

The Cave of Pellumbas is one of Albania’s most impressive natural wonders and a significant archaeological site. Immerse yourself in Albania rich landscapes, as we embark on a moderate hiking tour to see what is locally named the Black Cave. You'll witness spectacular views of the canyons then delight yourself with a hike to Erzen River and a chance for a swim in the summer months. The cave of Pellumbas is approximately 360 meters deep, and inside are impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Only five caves like this are found throughout Europe. Visit the spectacular Canyons of Erzen River which is one of the most beautiful canyons in the Tirana area. Erzen River, which flows in rocky terrain, has created its spectacular canyons over the centuries. *Witness spectacular views of the Cave of Pellumbas *Visit the spectacular Canyons of Erzen River and take a swim *Visit the caves and canyons with a professional guide
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  • 10 hours
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$118.28
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cave of Pëllumbas (Shpella e Pëllumbasit) costs USD 88.57. Guided Cave of Pëllumbas (Shpella e Pëllumbasit) tours start around USD 88.57 per person.
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