From Dubrovnik/Kotor: Hiking tour of Komani Lake, Valbona & Theth in four days

Departure Date

01 May - 31 Oct

Duration

4 days

Views

126

Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Local transport
Hotel pick up and drop off in Dubrovnik/Kotor
BB for three overnights
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

Enjoy a magnificent ferry boat ride through Komani Lake, admire the beauty of the Albanian Alps and visit the city of Theth on this 4-day tour of North Albania. This tour is designed for the ones that want to visit the Albanian Alps for a few days while being in Dubrovnik (pick up also possible from Kotor).

Tour Overview

Day 1

Dubrovnik/Kotor (Croatia/Montenegro) – Shkodra (Albania)

Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Dubrovnik at 9:00 am. Pick up is also possible from Kotor at around 11:00 am. We will cross the border to Albania and visit the city of Shkodra. The city is situated in the north-western part of Albania, giving its name to the biggest lake in the Balkans. The oldest wall of the Shkodra castle dates from the 1st millennium B.C. We will visit Rozafa castle offering a tremendous scenery of the lake and the three rivers melting all together in the Adriatic Sea. The city’s architecture is highly influenced by the Venetian style. Most of the guests are surprised to learn that most of the Venetian masks are handmade and produced in Shkodra. The city’s favourable geographic position has always been an important trading tie through the centuries, making it possible for different civilisations to encounter. Overnight in Shkodra.
Day 2

Shkodra – Komani Lake – Valbona Valley National Park

Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 06:00 am. 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. At 9:00 am, we will get on a ferry that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals. Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. We will arrive in Valbona around 13:00 and after a delicious traditional lunch (lunch break will be around noon on all three days of the tour), we will explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps. Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.
Day 3

Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

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 the top of the Valbona Pass, you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline. On our descent to Theth, we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.
Day 4

Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Dubrovnik/Kotor (Croatia/Montenegro)

We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. We will hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike one way). On our way back, we will visit the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story that goes back centuries. At around midday, we will experience local transport riding through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps. The elaborated zig-zags 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 Kotor and Dubrovnik. Here we will arrive late in the evening. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you.

                Price: 490 Euros/person

Will be visited:

  • Shkodra castle (Kalaja e Rozafes)
  • The pedestrian street (Pedonale)
  • Venetian mask showroom in Shkodra
  • The Catholic Cathedral in Shkodra
  • The Great Mosque in Shkodra
  • Vau i Dejes Lake
  • Komani Lake
  • Komani Dam
  • Valbona Valley National Park
  • Theth National Park
  • The Old Church in Theth
  • The “Lock in” Tower in Theth
  • Grunas Waterfall
  • Qafa e Thores
  • Boge Village

Included in the price:

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for three overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Dubrovnik or Kotor
  • Hotel drop off in Dubrovnik or Kotor
  • Transport provided by the company from Dubrovnik/Kotor to Shkodra to Vau I Dejes
  • Local transport for the bumpy road from Vau I Dejes to Komani Lake
  • Ferry ticket Komani Lake to Fierza Dam
  • Local transport from Fierza to Valbona
  • Local transport for the bumpy road from Theth to Shkoder
  • Transport provided by the company from Shkodra to Dubrovnik/Kotor
  • International car insurance
  • Road taxes
  • Tourist taxes
  • Petrol

Not included:

  • 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.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 250 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* 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.

* Mule or horse caravan, to carry heavy luggage from Valbona to Theth, is available on request with an extra charge of 80 Euros per horse/mule.

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

* This tour can also be done under the same conditions with the inverse itinerary.

* 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.

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

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

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Tour NamePrice Per Adult (13-99)Price Per Child (9-12)Price Per Child (4-8)Price Per Infant (0-3)Available SeatsSeasonDuration
From Dubrovnik/Kotor: Hiking tour of Komani Lake, Valbona & Theth in four days490.00343.00245.000.00801 May ~ 31 Oct4 days

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