Albanian Highlands 7 days

From 590,00 €.

7 days

On this tour you will explore natural wonders such as canyons, natural pools and waterfalls and walk along rivers, forests and mountain trails. You will discover the hospitality of the Albanian Alps, savoring food and Raki with them, sharing the knowledge of life and nature.

Walking rhythm: during the 3rd and 5th days you walk for about 3-4 hours on mostly flat terrain (dirt paths) and on the 4th day, there will be a 7-8 hour walk including rough trails and high altitudes (up to 1000 m).

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DAY 1 | WELCOME IN TIRANA

Arrival in Tirana, pick-up from the airport and hotel accommodation in Tirana.

Panoramic visit of the city and its most interesting attractions, dinner in a restaurant with traditional cuisine, overnight at the hotel

DAY 2 | VALBONA VALLEY THROUGH THE KOMAN LAKE

Breakfast at the hotel and early morning transfer to Koman, where a private boat will cross Lake Koman, passing between high rocky mountains of Northern Albania.

During the trip, lunch break in a small guesthouse in the middle of the lake.

During this journey you can enjoy the view of the lake, the green hills and the rocky mountains, while enjoying a glass of Raki or homemade wine accompanied by traditional local dishes.

Transfer to Valbone and accommodation in a typical guesthouse (Bujtine).

Dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 | HIKING TO KUKAJ, OLD MILL AND XHEMES LAKE

Breakfast in the guesthouse immersed in the splendid view of Valbona. Visit the village of Kukaj in the morning with a picnic around the trees and the mountains.

Visit the beautifully restored Old Water Mill that still works today with its original features and the cold waters of Lake Xheme.

We will end the day in the guesthouse with a hot drink and the mountain view.

DAY 4 | HIKING FROM VALBONA TO THETH

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Start trekking through a well-kept trail suitable for families and “Sunday hikers”.

The path through the “cursed mountains” takes a total of 8 hours with many stops to rest, have lunch and take pictures of breathtaking views. With its almost 1000 meters with differences in altitude (from 900 meters to 1850 meters), trekking is the most beautiful thing you can imagine. The sudden change of landscapes is absolutely magical: rocky ground alternate with flowery fields, dense forests and 360 ° views of the entire valley.

Arrival in Theth and accommodation in the guesthouse. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 5 | NATURAL WONDERS OF THETH

Breakfast at the hotel and start the day exploring the Theth National Park where you can admire the view and the sound of the waterfall and the canyon of Grunas.

There will also be time for a refreshing swim at Nderlysa’s natural pools and, after walking through breathtaking landscapes, lunch at Theth’s Blue Eye.

In the afternoon, return and visit to the village of Theth and its points of high interest including the four-century tower used as a reconciliation tower and the centenary but well-preserved church.

Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

DAY 6 | SHKODRA CITY AND LAKE

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Transfer to Shkoder with a stop for a delicious fish lunch in the village of Shiroke, on the shores of Shkodra’s Lake.

In the afternoon guided tour of Scutari with Visit of the Rozafa Fortress built on a high hill, covered entirely with rocks difficult to climb. For its strategic position it was for centuries an unassailable bastion. Then visit the historic city center, the Catholic cathedral of Saint Stephen and the Venice art mask factory.

In the evening, transfer to Tirana.

DAY 7 | DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport according to departure times

INCLUDED

  • 2 nights accommodation in Tirana in a 3 * hotel and 4 nights accommodation in Valbone and Theth guesthouses
  • Meals as indicated in the program with 1 / 2l water
  • Airport transfer
  • Internal transfers with new and comfortable vehicles
  • English speaker guide
  • Tour guides of castles and museums as planned

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from your country
  • Transfer to and from Tirana airport from other cities such as Vlora
  • Tips to the guides and driver
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Any other expenses not indicated in the program

From €. 590,00 person