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Self-Guided Hiking tour of Theth National Park & Blue Eye in 3 days

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Duration

3 DAYS

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

Number of PersonsPrice / Person
Group 8+240€
Group 2-7 pax300€
Solo Traveler420€

This self-guided tour program is specially designed for travellers who wish to explore Albania independently however in a professionally organized way. By choosing this tour you will save money, time and enjoy the freedom of traveling on your own. Choose Balkans Team will apply its professionalism and knowhow in assisting you prior, during and after the tour. Once you book the tour our team will provide you all the details you need to know for this self-guided tour.

Important Information

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

* This tour requires some hiking experience and good physical condition.

* This tour departs early in the morning; thus, we would recommend you to eat breakfast before the tour departure or to take some food with you.

*Blue eye: elevation up to 789 m, hiking 3-4 hours one way

* Grunas Waterfall: elevation up to 270m, hiking 1 hour one way.

* The accommodation is based in traditional and simple homestay/guesthouse/lodge- style with basic bathroom amenities. Each room typically accommodates two to five travelers, and it might be necessary for male and female groups to share a room, unless you book a private room. Private rooms are possible on 40 Euros extra charge per night per room based on availability.

* Each accommodation offers a selection of limited food options available to pack before embarking on the next hike. These options include bread, cheese, yogurt, meat, vegetables, and honey. For each meal you can pay in cash at the guest house directly (please make sure to have cash with you as the credit/debit card payments are not possible in the Alps). One meal cost about 12 -15 euros

* Suitable age 12+.

* Tour’s schedule or itinerary may be affected/adopted due to; weather, Acts of God, labour strikes, bank holidays, site temporary closure/renovation or other external forces outside the Company’s control.

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighbouring countries such as Kosovo, Montenegro or N. Macedonia. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* Please note that Choose Balkans needs to receive the net (full) quoted amount. Transaction and payment fees are on the sender (you in this case). We will notify you with a print screen of the amount received at our account as soon as we receive your down payment.

* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

* If you confirm to book this tour or any other service offered by Choose Balkans, via Choose Balkans official channels; email/facebook/whatsapp/phonecall or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms &conditions. https://choosebalkans.com/terms-conditions-tours/

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boga Village
  • Qafa e Thores
  • Theth National Park
  • The Blue Eye of Theth
  • The Old Church in Theth
  • The “Lock in” Tower in Theth
  • Grunas Waterfall

Itinerary

Day 1 Tirana / Shkodra – Theth – Blue Eye – Theth.
Day 1 Tirana / Shkodra – Theth – Blue Eye – Theth.

This tour departs very early in the morning from Tirana or Shkodra. As you drive along the way towards Northern Albania, you will be amazed by beautiful landscapes; wild fields, rivers, Shkodra Lake and rugged untouched mountains. From Shkoder we will experience local transport riding at around 7:30 am. As you take the turn from the main road to Theth the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. Due to its favorable position this area is famous for cultivating medicinal herbs, and if you are lucky to travel in May – June you would be amazed by the pretty and aromatic fields of lavender, making you feel like you are in Provence (France). On the way to the top, you will pass through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps.
Have a short break for refreshment and start your hiking journey towards the Blue Eye at around mid-day. Blue Eye was formed by the erosion of the water from the melting snow of the Albanian Alps. The hike is about 3 hours one way, with a hiking distance of 6.2 km both ways and about 700 m of elevation. This trail is considered easy to moderate, requiring some experience in hiking. You will not be able to take your eyes off this stunning scene of nature with its bright blue and green colours, it’s like being inside a postcard. Also, fun fact, the temperature of the Blue Eye is just around 5 degrees Celsius. Would you dare to dive in the blue but very cold water? After the hike go back to the village center and visit the Old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth). The stories behind these buildings take up centuries full of history. Overnight in a Traditional Guest House in Theth.

Day 2 Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth
Day 2 Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth

After breakfast get ready to hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall. It takes approximately an hour to get the waterfall from the center of Theth Village. The hike takes you along local villagers daily lives and Kullas (stone houses typical of the Albanian Alps).
Once you reach the waterfall you will be amazed by the curtain of white water coming over the grey rocks as if it were being poured from a bucket that never empties. The water tumbles down the hillside in a series of mini-waterfalls. Grunasi waterfall was declared a natural monument since 2002. Take some time to soak in the picturesque landscape of the Albanian Alps. At around midday get back to Theth. Free afternoon to explore the National Park on your own. Overnight in Theth.

Day 3 Theth – Shkoder / Tirana
Day 3 Theth – Shkoder / Tirana

Waking up with such a magnificent view of the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer. You will have some free time to enjoy the wild beauty of the Accursed Mountains. Latter during the day, you will drive back through a steep sneaky hillside reaching Qafa e Thores. The elaborated zig-zags road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkoder or Tirana. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you.

Included/Excluded

  • Breakfast included for all overnights
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in traditional and simple homestay/guesthouse/ with basic bathroom amenities
  • Transport provided by the company from Tirana or Shkodra to Theth and back
  • Choose Balkans Assistance
  • All needed instructions and coordination about this tour
  • Tourist taxes
  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • One meal cost about 12 -15 Euros
  • Tour leader
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

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Breakfast included for all overnights
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Website

https://choosebalkans.com

Phone

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