My name is Xheni and I have studied Foreign Languages, French and English specifically and one of my profiles is being a translator. I have done this for a long time and I can say that I am in love with it because it has helped me a lot to discover different cultures, to communicate with other people and to explore their traditions and viewpoints. Translating made me connect with the tourism branch even more and start a new exploration era that is definitely very intriguing for everyone. Tourism is a highly dynamic and full of adrenaline field.
Tourism, similarly to translation, is the connecting bridge with the mankind, landscapes, nature, culture and gastronomy. It is a tool to discover the vivid colors of cities, the clever and noisy youth and the uniqueness of the people all around the globe as if I were in the process of translating a book full of stories and characters. For years now, I create and prepare custom made trips for travelers interested in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in places such as Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia and tailor made tours to these countries. When interested in cultural and culinary tours, archaeological and UNESCO sites, hiking, biking, 4 x 4, kayaking, canyoning, rafting and so more across the Balkan countries, you are just one step closer to having your best experience in these yet not fully explored places. Visit us and discover the endless canyons and rivers, the Alps, the Riviera, the richness of the flora and fauna and last but not least, our hospitality!"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have started travelling initially to visit every corner of my country, Albania and later on the Balkans and Europe. Travelling enriches the mind and soul just like the books do. Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia are the countries that resemble the most with Albania and at the same time have their own unique beauties and attractive sites. Their geographical position allows me to organize many different activities such as kayaking, caving, paragliding, hiking, biking, 4 x 4 and of course cultural tours."
Featured trips & expertise
Get a snapshot of beautiful Albania with a tour from modern Tirana to the Ionian Sea. In just over a week, you'll take in many of the country's best highlights: see ancient ruins in Butrint National Park, stroll the seaside promenade of charming Sarandë, and tour multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way. End your journey with a fun night out in Blloku, one of the capital's hippest neighborhoods.
See the best of Albania in just over a week with a tour from modern Tirana to the Ionian Sea. See Greek and Byzantine ruins in UNESCO-listed Butrint National Park, take in the village-lined shores from a boat ride on Lake Prespa, tour historic sites like ancient Apolloni and seaside Berat, and grab dinner and drinks in the capital's hippest neighborhood.
Recent trip reviews for Xheni
Everyone should go to Albania! It’s awesome! · Albania - Oct 12 - Oct 20, 2019
Our guide Alban was amazing - a veritable font of Albanian history, knowledge and culture. He is very well educated and speaks fluent English and French. Our group of three spent 8 days with Alban traversing the length of Albania and definitely want to go back. As avid hikers and a vegan with a highly specific diet, Alban tailored the trip with our needs in mind and always made sure I was well catered for, The historic sites are interesting, the country side is beautiful, the... read more
Trip to Albania · Albania - Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2019
We had a fantastic time in Albania! The sights and beaches were terrific. Kakome bay was spectacular, Gjirokaster was extremely interesting and notably, getting an opportunity to drink Turkish coffee and Raki with the proprietor from the Zekate house was a real highlight for us.
A special mention for our guide Franko. He exceeded expectations. He provided expert knowledge of all of the places we visited and structured each day to meet our needs: sights, coffee stops, and dining. He was also... read more
Highlights of Macedonia · North Macedonia - May 12 - May 16, 2019
Xheni was incredibly patient! I changed my plans several times and she was always flexible and understanding. We had a really great time in North Macedonia and really appreciate all the excellent input from Xheni. Thanks for everything.
50th anniversary - visit homeland of my familly · Albania - Apr 30 - May 2, 2019
The goal of our trip was to visit the area of Albania where my grandparents lived before emigrating to the US and become acquainted with Albanian culture and history. Alban,our guide , was extremely knowledgeable and we accomplished everything we set out to do and more.
Hopefully we will return to Albania someday -it is a beautiful country and the people are wonderful!
Albania in a week. · Albania - Feb 24 - Mar 9, 2019
My partner and I spent 14 wonderful days touring Kosovo and Albania.
This was booked through KimKim Travel. The reason we chose KimKim was that they used a local company to organise the itinerary and the travel details.
Where possible we choose locals, as they have a better understanding of their own territory and hopefully some of our money stays in the country.
Our contact at KimKim was Xheni from Evasion Albanie.
She was fabulous.
We hired a car for the two weeks and that was also... read more