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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.

Experience the splendor of the Albanian Alps in a 3-Day Tour

Experience the splendor of the Albanian Alps in a 3-Day Tour

Day One: Discover the Albanian Alps Start your journey from Shkoder at 6:45 am or from Tirana at 5:30 am (with an extra fee). Travel to Komani Lake, enjoy a boat ride, swim, kayak, or zipline, and have a traditional lunch. Explore Fierza, Bajram Curri, Xhema’s lake, and Water Millstone. Relax at a guesthouse with a communal dinner. Day Two: Hiking Adventure Wake up to stunning views, have breakfast, and begin a scenic hike from Valbone to Theth. Enjoy rest stops with drinks, immerse in natural cave bathtubs and Blu Eye fountain, and return for a communal dinner at the guesthouse. Day Three: Thethi Exploration Start with breakfast, visit the Isolation Tower and Grunas waterfall, and return to Shkoder by 14:00 pm with lunch included.

From Tirana: 2-Day Tour of Theth and Shkoder

From Tirana: 2-Day Tour of Theth and Shkoder

Leave Tirana on day one and head toward the North of Albania to stop at the Castle of Rozafa. Learn about the castle's role in Albanian history, dating from the Antiquity and the Illiryan-Roman wars, and see the castle, built over the top of a hill. Discover the fascinating legends of the Albanian Epos and how it relates to the castle's history. Depart from the Castle and head down to the city of Shkoder. Marvel at the city famous for its typical architecture, sense of humor, and friendly atmosphere, it is one of the most important city centers of Albania. Take in the religious diversity of the city where one can find a Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and Muslim Mosque next to each other. Walk through Shkoder and take in some of the most interesting parts of the city, including the most famous “Pedonale”, a pedestrian-friendly area with bars and restaurants. Travel out of Shkoder in the afternoon to head North toward Theth to stay overnight. Drive on the winding road to Theth and upon reaching the destination, be welcomed by a local family in their guesthouse. Hike to the beautiful Gurnas waterfall after breakfast at the guesthouse. Enjoy a leisurely 45-min walk from the center of the village to the waterfall. Visit also the Catholic Church of Theth on the trip out of Theth and see the Lock-in Tower. With more than 4 centuries of history, this building is the symbol of settling the Blood Feuds in Albania.

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.

Mini Tour: National Parks of Theth & Valbone - 4 Days

Mini Tour: National Parks of Theth & Valbone - 4 Days

Day 1: Theth National Park via Rozafa Fortress You'll begin your journey from Tirana, from where you'll travel directly to the city of Shkoder. Enjoy amazing views and the fascinating history of the Rozafa Fortress. Stop for a coffee break in the small town of Shiroke well – known by locals for its quietness and natural beauty. Following a drive Theth, where on route you will stop in the mountain village of Boge and Thore Pass surrounded by mountains. Get settled in the guesthouse in Theth and have a relaxing afternoon and a walking guide of the village where a four century old tower used as reconciliation tower and the 100 – year – old, well-preserved church are the highlights, before a rustic dinner with a glass or two of Raki. Day 2: The Blue Eye of Theth & Grunas Waterfall and Canyon Spend a day exploring Theth National Park on a leasure hike. Marvel at the view and sound of Grunas waterfall and Canyon. Enjoy a refreshing bath and a picnic lunch at the Natural pools and the Blue Eye of Theth, after hiking through stunning scenery. Day 3: Pass from Theth to Valbone Set off on a guided hike through a well-maintained trail suitable also for families and “Sunday hikers”. The route across the Accursed Mountains takes a total of 8 hours with many stops to enjoy, eat (picnic) and take photos of breathtaking panoramas. Day 4: Tirana via Koman Lake Boat Ride Enjoy Valbona’s gorgeous setting, on a wide plain surrounded by towering mountain peaks in the morning. Explore the village of Kukaj or enjoy your morning in Valbone Valley before transferring to Fierze Dam to hop on a boat for a scenic ride passing by rocky mountains and vivid green hill

North & South Albania Private Tour in 5 Days

North & South Albania Private Tour in 5 Days

You will begin your tour with the exploration of the remarkable Kruja Bazaar, a 500-year-old market and the castle of Kruja. Ascend to the summit of Kruja mountain, where Tirana, Durres, Kruja and the Adriatic sea will be in the palm of your hands. Continue your journey to Shkodra. You will first visit the castle of Rozafa, where the 2000 year old history of the city is hidden in the walls of the castle. Explore the cities boulevard before heading to Theth. Overnight in Theth. On the following morning, awaken to the awe-inspiring setting of Theth village. Start your day with a delightful local breakfast before setting out on an adventure. Your first task is to uncover the hidden gem of Grunas waterfall nestled amidst the encircling mountains. Following this, indulge in a scenic one-hour hike through the mountain forest to discover the mesmerizing Blue Eye of Theth. Take in the natural beauty of the village surroundings before continuing your journey to Tirana. Now its time to head south. First visit of the day will be in the ancient city of Apollonia. Immerse yourself between the ancient temples and other construction build by the Greeks and Romans. Drive towards the main destinations, Berat city. Explore the old castle of Berat and the famous 1001 windows Mangalemi neighberhood. A traditional family that lives in the castle will invite you in their house and will serve you traditional food, deserts and alcohool. In the afternoon a Wine Tour in a local winner is optional. Overnight stay in Berat. On the 4th day your journey commences in Berat. You will head towards Gjirokastra City a.k.a The Stone City. Your first stop upon arriving in Gjirokastra will be the bustling Gjirokastra Bazaar, a vibrant marketplace where local crafts, textiles, and traditional Albanian products beckon visitors. Ascend the winding road leading to the magnificent Gjirokastra Castle, a true architectural marvel. Within its walls, you'll discover the castle's museum and the castle's notorious old prison. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the traditional Kardhashi Tavern. A last stop is made in the Zekate House, a local fortress house where you can learn how the rich families used to live back in the day. A mere 30 kilometers from Gjirokaster, a hidden gem awaits you within the heart of the forest. Explore the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Blue Eye. Overnight stay in Saranda. On the last day you will explore Ksamil Islands and the Albanian Riviera. Experience the breathtaking shoreline of Ksamil village, encompassing three islands situated just 100 meters from the coast. Enjoy your time by the sea. Discover the ancient Greek Colony and Roman city of Butrinti, a UNESCO protected site. As you journey back to Tirana, your route will take you through the enchanting Albanian Riviera. Revel in the awe-inspiring landscapes where hills meet the shoreline. Take a break at various beaches, including Porto Palermo, Dhermi, Jale, Qeparo, and more.

From Tirana & Durres: Day tour of Theth and Blue Eye

From Tirana & Durres: Day tour of Theth and Blue Eye

Situated in the heart of the Albanian Alps and Accursed Mountains, Theth is one of the most attractive places to visit while in Albania. A stunning village when the dramatic mountains are separated by crystal water river. A magical place with a glorious past and lots of history that are still masterly revealed by its friendly and welcoming locals. Join us on a Full-day tour of Theth from Tirana or Durres to explore the best of Theth and North Albania. An active experience to visit and experience the Blue Eye of Theth, Grunas waterfall, and the mystic Lock-In tower. On overall there are about 4 Hrs of hiking, with stops and including both sites. The tour will also cover the historical, and cultural image of Theth and explain all the story behind the “Lock in Tower”.

From Tirana: 3-Day Theth National Park and Blue Eye Hiking

From Tirana: 3-Day Theth National Park and Blue Eye Hiking

Day 1: Tirana / Shkoder – Theth National Park – Blue Eye - Theth Start your journey towards the Albanian Alps at 6:00 AM. As you drive towards Northern Albania, be amazed by beautiful landscapes, wild fields, rivers, Shkodra Lake, and rugged untouched mountains. From Shkoder, experience local transport riding at around 7:30 AM. Take the turn from the main road to Theth and experience a more rural area, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. On the way to the top, pass through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. Have a short break for refreshment and start your hiking journey towards the Blue Eye at around mid-day. 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 colors. Return 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 After breakfast, hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall. It takes approximately an hour to get to 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, 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. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the National Park on your own. Overnight in Theth. Day 3: Theth – Shkoder / Tirana Waking up with such a magnificent view of the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer. Enjoy some free time to enjoy the wild beauty of the Accursed Mountains. Later during the day, 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 you towards Shkoder or Tirana. Return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self-excitement to share with those around you.

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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.

Great day out. Guide Nolan was lovely and friendly. It’s a long day. 16 hours start to finish. The transport was a Volvo XC90. Was a bit hot for my liking. The trip and guide were great. The lunch was lovely and the staff at restaurant very friendly. Don’t underestimate how hard these short hikes will be in the 38 degree heat. Be prepared with snacks and water before you go. You can pick some stuff up en route. But it’s a long way before you get there. Wear apt clothing and footwear. Hiking boots or shoes recommended. Do it. You won’t regret it.

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.

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 :)