Peaks of the Balkans tour: Koman Lake, Valbona & Theth in four days

Peaks of the Balkans tour: Koman Lake, Valbona & Theth in four days

Most travelers describe the Komani Lake ferry ride as “one of the best experiences” while visiting the Balkans. The tour to Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth is hiking and adventure tour program offers participants a combination of wild nature, unforgettable ferry ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps, unmatched hospitality and untamed views. During these four days you will be spoiled for choice from the amazing views of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with plenty of time to soak up the local culture.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana – Komani Lake – Rural Village

Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am.

Stop At: Vau i Dejes, Vau i Dejes, Shkoder, Shkoder County
Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. As we take the turn from the main road to Vau i Dejës the area becomes more rural with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting, and from here on we will experience local transport over bumpy roads but with a great view.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
At 09:00 we get on a local boat (this destination is only reachable by boat) that will take us through Komani Lake. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals. We arrive at a rural village at about 10:30 (somewhere in the middle of the Lake). After settling ourselves in this small village, we will explore the homestay and learn more about local life. At around 12:30, we will have a chance to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on both days of the tour.
Here is where we begin our kayaking exploration of the area along the lake.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a traditional guesthouse at Komani Lake in a small village.

Day 2: Rural village – Valbona Valley

Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
Waking up with such a magnificent view of Komani Lake and the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer, however, after breakfast we will have to continue our journey to other astonishing wonders. Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kukaj, Albania
After a delicious traditional lunch, we explore the area hiking up to Kukaj from where we admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps, Valbona Valley and the Accursed Mountains.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 3: Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

Stop At: Valbona Pass, Rruga Azem Hajdari, Bajram Curri Albania
Trekking to Theth from Valbona will be an intense day as the walk takes about 6 to 8 hours (about 1050m elevation) in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy! The Valbona pass to Theth offers a spectacular view of the Balkan Peaks and “Bjeshket e Nemuna”. When reaching on the top of Valbona Pass you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
On our descent to Theth we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 4: Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth - Tirana

Stop At: Grunasi Waterfall, Theth Albania
We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. We hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike).
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
On our way back we visit the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story in centuries. We will experience local transport riding through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700m above sea level at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Shkodra Lake, Shiroka, Shkoder Albania
The elaborated zigzag road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkodra Lake. Our driver will be waiting for us in Shkodra, taking us back to the modern and dynamic metropolitan capital city of Albania, Tirana, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania, with a new sense of self-excitement to share with those around you.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."



Horário de Início: 5:00 AM
Duração: 4 Days
Ponto de partida: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania

Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours
before tour departure) we can pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.


Airports

  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania



Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluído

  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for three overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Transport provided by the company from Tirana to Vau I Dejes
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Vau I Dejes to Komani Lake
  • Ferry ticket Komani Lake to Fierza Dam
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Fierza to Valbona
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Theth to Shkoder
  • Transport provided by the company from Shkoder to Tirana
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Road taxes
  • Tourist taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Komani Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Valbona Valley National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Valbona Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Grunasi Waterfall

Não Incluído

  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
  • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
  • as an international practice to tip good service.
  • * Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy.
  • Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.
  • The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers
  • and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).
  • Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.
  • Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

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