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Min Age : 4
Max People : 12

Overview!

This is the perfect tour for those that don’t have a lot of days in disposition to explore the Albanian Alps. In these five days, you can have a piece of the north of Albania. You can try traditional food, can see beautiful landscapes, meet friendly people, learn more about Albania and have a nice short vacation where you can get rid of all the negative energy and feel reborn. If you are thinking twice to book it, …… Just do it and you will not regret it.

Itinerary

This day we will meet early in the morning to head to Thethi village where on our way we will have a short stop in Shkodra. After Shkodra we will have lunch in QafeThore to enjoy traditional local dishes and amazing view. Later we will head for the guesthouse in Thethi for accommodation and meet with the tour leader to explore Thethi.

  • Stop in Shkodra Castle and visiting the promenade of the city.
  • Visiting the church and the Lock-in Tower of Theth for a better understanding of the north Albanian culture and tradition.
  • Learn what is Kanuni of Leke Dukagjini and how people managed to live there with their rules and morals.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Entrances fees included.

Accommodation in guesthouse Theth

After breakfast with local products we will prepare our packed lunch to head for the hike. The evening will be free to explore the village by yourself and enjoy the views of Thethi.

  • During our hike we will first visit Grunas Waterfall and continue to walk near the river bed that will lead us to the hidden gem, ‘Blue Eye Thethi’.
  • Explore the flora and fauna that the forest has to offer.
  • Be ready to swim if you don’t mind the crystal cold water.

Hike information:
Gradient:  550m
Distance:  12km
Duration:  5h total

Meals included: Breakfast, packed-lunch, dinner.

Return via local transportation at the guesthouse included.

Accommodation in guesthouse Theth

This day, after an early breakfast and a packed lunch, we will have a village pass, which is considered one of the most beautiful sceneries of Albania with big slopes and wild forests that goes down to Valbona valley. After the pass, we will accommodate in our guesthouse at Valbona and have our dinner with local dishes.

  • Before starting our hike we will prepare our big bags and leave them at the guesthouse, mules will be includedto transport our bags to Valbona. During the hike we will need only our daily pack.

Hike information:
Gradient: 1000-1100 m
Distance:  16km total hike
Duration:  7-8 h total hike

Meals included: Breakfast, packed-lunch, dinner.

Accommodation in guesthouse in Valbona

After breakfast it will be the time for our last hike of the tour.

  • We are going to pass from Kukaj a tiny village and continue our way to the pyramid which is even the border with Montenegro (Interesting fact is that during communism time it was illegal to go to this point).
  • Visit a shepherd house available only during summer to understand better the shepherd culture which is something that is disappearing.
  • Free evening to relax and enjoy the beauties of the mountains (maybe try some local traditional Raki& Wine).

 

Hike information:
Gradient: 1100-1150 m
Distance:   11 km total hike
Duration:    5.5- 6.5 h total hike 

Meals included: Breakfast, packed-lunch, dinner.

Accommodation in guesthouse in Valbona

Last day early in the morning we will get ready to go back to Tirana, but not finished yet with the beautiful scenery and panoramas.

  • Take the boat trip at Koman Lake (also known as Albanian Thailand) surrounded by the ever-changing scale of dramatic mountain gorges that reflect in the calm water’s surface.
  • Taking a camera to capture all the magnificent views is also essential.
  • Enjoy our last lunch in what Is considered the best traditional agro-tourism restaurant in Albania located in Fishte Village.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation in hotel in Tirana.

What is included in this tour?

Included

✅Accommodation as mentioned in itinerary

✅Food as mentioned in itinerary

✅Mules to transport our big bags

✅All transport as per itinerary

✅The guide

✅Ferry trip

✅All museum fees described in the itinerary

Not Included

❌Drinks

❌Snacks

❌Health insurance

❌Flight ticket

A Map of this Tour

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