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Tirana: Albanian Alps and Theth Village Day Tour w/Lunch

Tirana: Albanian Alps and Theth Village Day Tour w/Lunch

After a hotel pickup in Tirana, Duress, or Shkoder, set out on a full-day tour. Midway through the journey to the Albanian Alps and Theth, make a brief stop in Shkodra for a coffee break. After an hour's journey from Shkoder, arrive at the foothills of the Albanian Alps. Take in the picturesque sights with stops planned for sightseeing at Boge village and Qafe Thore. Descend from the summit to reach your main destination, Theth Village. Begin your exploration by visiting the Church of Theth and marvel at the intriguing Reconciliation Tower. Then, indulge in a delightful lunch featuring traditional North Albanian cuisine. Embark on a 1-hour walk through the jungle to reach the natural wonder of the Blue Eye of Theth. Along the way, relish the freshness of the river water. Take a dip in the Blue Eye, boasting some of the coldest waters in Albania. Immerse yourself in a 3-4-hour experience amidst the Albanian Alps.

From Tirana: 3-Day Komani Lake, Valbona and Thethi Tour

From Tirana: 3-Day Komani Lake, Valbona and Thethi Tour

Enjoy a three-day trip through the Albanian Alps and visit Komani Lake, Valbona, and Thethi. Explore beautiful valleys, see local waterfalls, sail to Komani Lake, and visit Thethi National Park. Start your journey from Tirana to Komani Lake on the first day of the tour. Set sail at the lake and sail for 2 hours through an outstanding dramatic mountain view of Komani Lake. Continue on your way and take your private transfer heading to Valbona Valley. Chill time and relaxing View. Begin the second day early in the morning and hike from Valbona Valley National Park to Thethi Valley National Park. Enjoy the hike, which is moderate and approximately 6 hours long. Admire the surroundings and during these 6 hours enjoy plenty of time to rest and the most important thing, to enjoy one of the best parts of Albania, the heart of the Alps. Continue the day and by the afternoon arrive in Thethi National Park. Carry on with the tour on day three by visiting the most interesting parts of Thethi as The Church, Grunas Waterfall, and the Blue Eye. Make your way back to Tirana in the afternoon with a short visit to Shkodra City and arrive in Tirana around the evening to end our tour.

From Tirana/Durres/Shkoder: Theth and Blue Eye Full-Day Tour

From Tirana/Durres/Shkoder: Theth and Blue Eye Full-Day Tour

Embark on a full-day adventure to Theth and Blue Eye, starting with pickup from Durres, Tirana, and Shkodra. Begin your scenic journey as you traverse winding roads, offering panoramic views of the Albanian countryside and rugged mountainscape. Stop at Qafa e Thores, nestled at an elevation of 1,600 meters above sea level. From this vantage point, soak in breathtaking vistas of the Albanian Alps and the lush valleys below. Take a moment to appreciate the pristine beauty of the landscape and capture photographs. Continuing your expedition, arrive at the picturesque village of Theth, renowned for its untouched natural beauty and traditional Albanian charm. With a population of approximately 100 inhabitants, Theth offers a serene retreat amidst the majestic mountains. Explore the village's quaint stone houses, adorned with colorful facades, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Visit the historic Theth Church, a symbol of the region's rich heritage. Dating back centuries, this church provides insight into northern Albania’s Christian history. As you journey deeper into the Albanian Alps, encounter the iconic Lock Tower, a landmark constructed in the 19th century to safeguard the village from external threats. Learn about its storied past and the role it played in protecting the local community during times of conflict. Continue the adventure with a thrilling 45-minute hike to the Blue Eye spring, a natural wonder revered for its mesmerizing beauty and crystal-clear waters. Trek through pristine forest trails and cross wooden bridges and babbling streams as you make your way to this hidden gem. Upon reaching Blue Eye, be awestruck by the spring's ethereal turquoise waters and tranquil surroundings. Take a refreshing dip in the cool, rejuvenating pools, or simply relax and soak in the serenity of this enchanting oasis. Learn about the geological formations and hydrological processes that contribute to the spring's unique characteristics, including its constant temperature of 10-12 degrees Celsius year-round. Marvel at the natural phenomenon and capture lasting memories of this pristine natural wonder. After a rejuvenating experience at Blue Eye, retrace your steps to Nderlysaj, where your journey began. Reflect on the day's adventures as you make your way back, taking with you memories of the breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures of Theth and Blue Eye.

From Shkoder/Tirana: Day Trip to Theth and Blue Eye

From Shkoder/Tirana: Day Trip to Theth and Blue Eye

Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel. Drive toward Theth, passing by ancient historical cities like Lezha and Shkodra along the way. Stop at the summit of Qafe Thore, a mountain renowned for its awe-inspiring panoramic vistas. Appreciate the sublime natural beauty of Albania's Accursed Mountains. Next, proceed towards Theth, descending the mountain to access the Nderlysaj Natural Baths. Indulge in a refreshing swim or capture photos of this picturesque setting. Continue with a hike at the picturesque Blue Eye of Theth. Hike for 35 minutes and then go for a swim into the cold water of the Blue Eye. Then, head back to Nderlysaj and have lunch. Proceed to your final stop at Theth Village. Witness its historical Church, an architectural gem resonating with the region's rich heritage. Then, explore one of Theth's notable landmarks, colloquially referred to as the blood feud tower, which provides an intriguing insight into local traditions and customs. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Blue eye Theth Full day tour from Tirana/Durres/Golem

Blue eye Theth Full day tour from Tirana/Durres/Golem

Embark on an unforgettable journey with us as we kickstart our day by gathering at the designated meeting points. Keep an eye out for our friendly guide waving our company flag and sporting our company badge, making them easily recognizable amidst the bustling crowd. Our adventure unfolds as we set our sights on Theth, with the promise of scenic delights and cultural treasures awaiting us. Along the way, we'll make a pit stop for a much-needed coffee break, providing the perfect opportunity to stretch our legs and fuel up for the day ahead. As we traverse the winding roads towards Theth, anticipation builds with every twist and turn, each corner revealing a new vista of rugged beauty. Upon reaching Qafa e Thores, we'll pause for our first enchanting stop. Here, atop the mountain, we'll be treated to panoramic views that will leave you in awe of the majestic Albanian Alps. Take your time to soak in the serene atmosphere and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Descending towards Theth village, we'll be greeted by the tranquil surroundings of Nderlysaj Natural Baths. This idyllic spot offers the perfect respite for weary travelers, with options to embark on a scenic hike to the ethereal Blue Eye of Theth or simply unwind by the inviting waters of the natural baths. Whether you're an avid hiker or prefer to take it easy, there's something here for everyone to enjoy. After our outdoor adventures, it's time to refuel with a hearty lunch. While we offer the convenience of an organized lunch for the group, the choice is yours. Feel free to indulge in a delicious meal at a local restaurant or opt for a picnic-style lunch on the bus, allowing you to tailor your experience to suit your preferences. With our appetites satisfied and energy replenished, we'll delve deeper into the heart of Theth village, where history and culture intertwine amidst the stunning natural landscape. Explore iconic landmarks such as the historic Church of Theth, a testament to centuries of tradition, and the intriguing Isolation Tower, steeped in mystery and intrigue. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local life as we wander the charming streets, soaking in the sights and sounds of this captivating destination. As the day draws to a close, we'll bid farewell to Theth and begin our journey back to the designated drop-off points. Reflect on the memories made and friendships forged as we traverse the picturesque countryside once more. We extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for choosing to embark on this unforgettable journey with us. Until we meet again, may the memories of today's adventures linger in your hearts, inspiring future travels and discoveries.

Full day tour to Theth from Tirana , Durresi , Shkodra .

Full day tour to Theth from Tirana , Durresi , Shkodra .

Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel. Drive toward Theth, passing by ancient historical cities like Lezha and Shkodra along the way. We board the bus/car and travel for 3.5h to Theth National Park. On the way we stop for a coffee break in Shkoder, to continue with our journey from Shkoder to Theth. Stop at the summit of Qafe Thore, a mountain renowned for its awe-inspiring panoramic vistas. Appreciate the sublime natural beauty of Albania's Accursed Mountains. Next, proceed towards Theth, descending the mountain to access the Nderlysaj Natural Baths. Indulge in a refreshing swim or capture photos of this picturesque setting. Your journey will lead you to the famed Blue Eye, a natural wonder where crystal-clear waters shimmer in shades of azure, captivating all who behold its ethereal beauty. As you continue your exploration, venture into the charming village of Theth, steeped in tradition and history. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with quaint stone houses, and discover the rich cultural heritage preserved within its ancient walls. Among the village’s treasures, you’ll encounter an old church, a testament to centuries of faith and devotion, its weathered façade whispering tales of bygone eras. Nearby, the imposing lock tower stands as a sentinel of time, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and serving as a reminder of the region’s storied past. With each step, you’ll find yourself immersed in the untamed beauty of Theth, where the rugged grandeur of the Albanian Alps meets the tranquility of village life. Whether marveling at nature’s wonders or exploring the rich history of the region, your day trip promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Albania’s pristine wilderness. Upon return back to Theth, we visit the Grunas Waterfall. We hike for about 30 minutes along the river exploring the whole valley and the last 10 minutes of our hike will bring us to Thethi Waterfall, a miracle of nature.

From Tirana / Shkoder: Hiking Day tour of Theth & Blue Eye

From Tirana / Shkoder: Hiking Day tour of Theth & Blue Eye

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of Northern Albania with our tour to the Theth National Park and Blue Eye As we journey towards Northern Albania, be prepared to be mesmerized by the natural beauty that surrounds us. Our first stop along the way is Qafa e Thores, a spot renowned for offering the most picturesque view of the Albanian Alps.. After soaking in the panoramic beauty, we'll take a short break for refreshments before embarking on our hiking journey towards the Blue Eye. As we approach the Blue Eye, prepare to be enchanted by nature's masterpiece. Despite the allure of the crystal-clear waters, with temperatures hovering around a chilly 5 degrees Celsius, the question remains: will you dare to take the plunge? Following our exploration of the Blue Eye, we'll make our way back to the village center, where we'll delve into the rich history and culture of the region. Our visit includes stops at the Old Church and the iconic "Lock in" Tower, a symbol of Theth's heritage and resilience.

3 Days in the Albanian Alps

3 Days in the Albanian Alps

Day 1: Tirane - Theth Start your Theth adventure by leaving Tirana bright and early. Our first stop is in Shkodra, where we'll explore the fascinating Rozafa Castle in the morning, soaking in its breathtaking views. Afterward, we'll wander through Shkodra's charming Old Town, filled with history and character, and grab a tasty lunch at a local spot. Once we've taken in the sights, we'll hit the road again, this time bound for Theth in the afternoon. As we arrive in Theth, we'll check into our accommodation, getting ready to relax after the journey. Cap off the day with a delicious dinner, maybe trying some traditional Albanian dishes to fully embrace the local flavors and atmosphere of Theth. Day 2: Theth - Blue Eye - Nderlysaj - Theth On the second day of our meticulously planned itinerary, we will commence our exploration of the picturesque locales in Theth. The day begins with a hearty breakfast, setting the tone for a day filled with captivating experiences. Our first destination is the village of Nderlysaj, where a refreshing interlude awaits at the Natural Baths. Guests can relish a dip in the invigorating cold waters before embarking on a scenic hike to the renowned Blue Eye. The trek, lasting approximately 40 minutes each way, unveils breathtaking views. Upon reaching the Blue Eye, guests have the option to partake in a serene lunch amidst this natural marvel or indulge in a refreshing swim in its crystalline waters. Alternatively, one can simply bask in the splendor of the surroundings. Post this rejuvenating experience, our journey takes us back to the village. Here, we will visit the iconic Church of Theth, a cultural gem situated amidst the scenic mountain backdrop. Immerse yourself in the rich history and tranquility that this revered landmark offers. Day 3: Theth - Grrunas Waterfall - Theth Concluding our immersive Theth tour, the last day commences with a post-breakfast expedition to Grrunasi Waterfall, involving a moderate hike lasting approximately 25-30 minutes each way. This scenic journey leads to the captivating waterfall, providing a serene natural encounter. Subsequent to the waterfall exploration, our itinerary includes a concise visit to "Kulla Ngujimit." Here, participants will gain valuable insights into the historical intricacies of blood revenge and the proactive measures implemented for resolution. This educational visit offers a comprehensive understanding of the cultural context and the effective strategies employed to address this complex societal issue. As the culmination of our enriching tour, we will commence the return journey to Tirana. Our transport service ensures a convenient drop-off at your preferred location, marking the conclusion of a thoroughly curated and insightful exploration of Theth.

From Tirana/Durrës/Golem: Theth, Blue Eye & Waterfall Tour

From Tirana/Durrës/Golem: Theth, Blue Eye & Waterfall Tour

Activities: The tour starts from Durres at 08:00 and from Tirana at 08:30 in the morning. We pick you up from your hotel. We board the bus/car and travel for 3.5h to Theth National Park. On the way we stop for a coffee break in Shkoder, to continue with our journey from Shkoder to Theth with stops on the way to take pictures of the amazing Albanian Alps at Theth Activities Our first stop will be at Reconciliation Tower –  This is a very interesting tower, as this is the place that served as a safe house until the blood feud was resolved between large families in the North of Albania. The guide of the Tower will describe the interesting stories that this tower has witnessed through the centuries. Church – Our next stop will be touring the iconic Thethi village church. The church belongs to Catholic Ritual and was built in 19th century After a short break it's time to start our hiking adventure. Our first hiking activity for the day will be visiting Blue Eye Lagoon. We travel to the small village of Nderlysaj which is a 30 minutes drive from Theth. From there it is a 40 minute hike each way to the Blue Eye. On the way you will experience all Northern Albania nature has to offer. Upon return back to Theth, we visit the Grunas Waterfall.   We hike for about 30 minutes along the river exploring the whole valley and the last 10 minutes of our hike will bring us to Thethi Waterfall, a miracle of nature. And with the beautiful adventures in the heart of nature and with memories to last a lifetime we start our journey back to Tirana. We will be in Tirana around 19:00, and drop you off at your accommodation.

From Tirana: 2-Day Guided Tour of Theth National Park

From Tirana: 2-Day Guided Tour of Theth National Park

Explore Theth National Park on a 2-day guided tour and see breathtaking natural wonders such as the Blue Eye and the Grunas Waterfall as well as historical marvels like the Church of Theth and the Lock-in Tower. Arrive in Theth and take some time to settle into your room. Then, head down to the valley for a scenic walk along the river before stopping at the Lock-in Tower. Hear the fascinating history of this old prison from your expert guide. Continue to the Grunas Waterfall, and see one of the most unique natural formations in the Albanian Alps, proclaimed a state-protected natural monument. Then, head back to the guesthouse. Start your morning with a traditional breakfast before traveling to the Blue Eye. As you go, admire the incredible scenery along the trail with mountain ranges above you and rocky pools of freshwater - excellent for swimming. Finally, arrive at Cape Kapre, one of the most beautiful villages in the Alps. Here, marvel at the spectacular Blue Eye pool. Take the opportunity to capture incredible photos or just relax with your group on the edge. After a delicious lunch, travel back to Tirana city.

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This 3-day hiking trip was exceptional. Our tour guide, Bledi, a local, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and knew the best stops. He was engaging, easy to talk to, and well-versed in the history of Albania. Although our taxi driver, Bertie, didn’t speak English, he was very passionate about Albania and dedicated to ensuring I had a great time. The hike from Valbona to Thethi wasn’t too difficult. I packed lightly, bringing just the essentials, which made the experience manageable. However, the gravel can be slippery at times, so good hiking shoes are a must. The peak of the hike was stunning, with an astounding view of the valley. Overall, it was an amazing hiking tour. While the cost might seem high compared to planning the trip with the help of hostels or cabins, it is perfect if money is not an issue and you prefer to have everything planned and sorted for you.

We had a great tour, it felt more like spending a day driven around by a friend. Ask for Henry, he did a fantastic job making a 14 hours day trip go super smooth, exceptional job managing everything for us down to special spontaneous touches such as a river cool watermelon refreshment, lunch, some really good road trip music trip and nicelybdone icebreaking conversations. I wish all tours are managed like this. Don't think twice, book this tour and ask for Henry.

Top quality, trustful and professional. You get more than value for your money. Orlanda is much better than AI (Artificial Intelligence) because she answers immediately and to the point, and keeps her promises. We felt immediately taken care of, simply as friends!. Our travel with her guid/driver Desi was unforgettable. I highly recommend their services.

The scenery was beautiful, this tour is a definitely a must-do. I had an amazing trip with my superstar guide Henri, he was very knowledgeable, good fun and kept me entertained for the entire day! I highly recommend this tour and this company. Thanks so much for a wonderful day Henri!

The trip was amazing and Nolan the guide was excellent, he knows the areas so well and made sure we saw all the best bits. I felt very well looked after and would highly recommend this trip for a solo trip or to see the highlights of Theth! Thank you very much :)