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From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip is ideal for people seeking a fresh peaceful day with scenic views of Komani Lake and Shala River. You will get a chance to do the Boat Trip in Komani Lake and then swim and relax in the fresh crystal clear waters of the Shala River with views of dreamlike nature. The tour starts in Tirana and involves a 3-hour and 20-minute car ride with a short stop on the way to the Komani Lake, which was formed in the 1970s by damming the Drini valley. Visitors will then board a boat and embark on a ride through a series of deep gorges and interconnected lakes, passing between high mountains and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the natural surroundings. The ride will continue for approximately 1 hour until reaching the Shala River, which is known for its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery. Visitors can even take a dip in the river's cool waters if they wish. Additionally, there is an option to go on a 45-minute hike up the mountain at the Shala River to reach a beautiful viewpoint. Afterward, visitors will return to the boat and head back to the Komani Dam by 3:30 PM, followed by a drive back to Tirana. Overall, this tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors to explore the stunning natural beauty of Albania's Komani Lake and Shala River, making it an excellent option for nature lovers and those looking for adventure.

Shkoder: Komani Lake Day Trip with Shala River Boat Ride

Shkoder: Komani Lake Day Trip with Shala River Boat Ride

Explore the pearl of the Albanian Alps, Lake Komani, on a full-day trip from Shkoder. Visit a picturesque river nestled in a stunning natural landscape on a boat tour along the Shala River. Start your journey by car from Hotel Rozafa in Shkoder in the morning. Relax on the drive to Lake Koman with stops along the way to capture photos of the scenic Albanian countryside. Arrive at Lake Komani 1.5 hours later and relax near the turquoise waters. Hop on board a boat for a ride on the lake that takes you to the winding waters of the Shala River. Enjoy breathtaking views of rugged mountains during the boat ride. Enjoy about 4 hours of free time to swim at the beach or try optional activities like canoeing and ziplining. Return to your meeting point in Shkoder in the mid-afternoon.

From Tirana/Durrës: Day Trip to Shala River and Koman Lake

From Tirana/Durrës: Day Trip to Shala River and Koman Lake

Meeting point: - Tirane (Logos University) 06:30 am - Durres City (ex train station) 06:30 am - Durres Beach Area ( Adriatik Resort ) 06:20 am - Golem (Leandro Hotel) 06:10 am - Golem (Amr Hotel) 06:10 am - Golem ( Grand Blue Fafa parking ) 06:10 am - Golem ( Fafa Premium Hotel ) 06:00 am - Qerret ( Big parking outside Briliant Hotel) 06:00 am *(You must be at the meeting point 15-20 min before departure)* We'll commence our day by gathering everyone at our designated meeting spots, ready to embark on an unforgettable journey along the Shala River. Our route will take us through breathtaking scenery as we head towards Komani Lake, with a much-needed coffee break along the way to fuel our spirits for the adventure ahead. Upon reaching the Komani Dam, we'll step off the bus and onto waiting boats, ready to embark on a mesmerizing 50-minute journey across the tranquil waters of Komani Lake. Arriving at the majestic Shala River, we'll be greeted by a scene more beautiful than anything we could have imagined. After a delightful lunch, you'll have the freedom to explore, swim in the refreshing blue waters, or simply bask in the sun's warmth. As the day draws to a close, we'll gather once more at the boats to begin our return journey to Komani Dam, where our bus will be patiently waiting to take us back to our starting points. With fond memories and hopes for future adventures, we'll bid each other farewell, knowing that this journey along the Shala River will remain etched in our hearts forever.

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 Shkoder: Shala River & Komani Lake Day Tour with Boat

From Shkoder: Shala River & Komani Lake Day Tour with Boat

Start in the early morning by hopping on board a comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Shkoder. Admire the picturesque beauty of the Albanian countryside on the climate-controlled ride to the sparkling waters of Komani Lake. Arrive at the Komani Lake pier and board a boat that glides over emerald-colored waters, giving you the chance to admire the verdant landscapers that surround you from the perspective of the water. Arrive at the Shala River which has crystal-clear waters that are fed by the Albanian Alps. Have free time to explore this pristine natural location on foot or to swim in the refreshing waters. Bring along your camera to capture spectacular photos, or take along some snacks and have a picnic in an incredible natural setting. Catch the boat back and relax as you take in views of the area in the afternoon light. Take the van back to your meeting point in Shkoder with incredible memories of Albania's natural beauty.

From Tirana: Shala River and Komani Lake Day Tour

From Tirana: Shala River and Komani Lake Day Tour

Embark on this day tour from Tirana to Shala River and experience this ultimate destination for nature lovers, adventurers, swimmers, and hikers. Nestled in the heart of the Albanian Alps, Shala River boasts stunning natural beauty and pristine waters. Begin your journey to this idyllic spot with a scenic ride through Komani Lake, an experience that adds to the adventure. Depart from Tirana at 5:00 AM and return at 7:30 PM after an adventurous day filled with exploration and cherished memories. Start the journey by boarding a bus to Komani Lake, then transfer to a boat at the Komani Lake Pier, which will take you to Shala River. Be punctual to ensure you don't miss the tour boat. Discover how the emerald river flows through a picturesque valley, surrounded by towering mountains, lush greenery, and dramatic cliffs, making for a truly spectacular natural setting to take a refreshing swim. Embark on a hike and see hidden waterfalls, caves, and scenic viewpoints along the way. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply want to connect with the natural world, Shala River is a hidden gem in Albania, offering visitors a peaceful retreat amidst unspoiled nature.

From Shkodër: Komani Lake Day Tour

From Shkodër: Komani Lake Day Tour

Embark on an extraordinary day of exploration with the Komani Lake Day Tour. Cruise for 40-45 minutes, witness the unparalleled beauty of Peace Island, and savor a traditional lunch at a guesthouse. Start your adventure at Komani's terminal and as you cruise, witness the unparalleled beauty of Peace Island, treating yourself to one of Europe's most picturesque views. The journey includes several stops at characteristic stations before arriving at the charming Guesthouse in Berishe, right in front of Peace Island, an enchanting highlight of Komani Lake. The possibilities for adventure are endless - choose from kayaking, trekking, or simply savor the breathtaking panorama of Albanian fjords. At noon, indulge in a traditional lunch at the Guesthouse, offering a variety of local delights and refreshing drinks. Capture the moment with photos and a coffee break before preparing to return with Ferry "Berisha" around 2:45 PM. The ferry will make a special landing to pick up the group, ensuring a comfortable and picturesque return to the starting point in Koman by 3:30 PM. Experience the magic of Komani Lake and its surroundings in this all-inclusive day tour, combining adventure, natural wonders, and the rich flavors of traditional Albanian cuisine. Join for an unforgettable journey through the hidden gems of Komani Lake.

From Tirana: 3-Day Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth Hiking Tour

From Tirana: 3-Day Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth Hiking Tour

This active multi-day tour of Valbona and Theth in the heart of the Albanian Alps takes you to Lake Koman, Valbona Valley, and the quaint village of Theth. Enjoy scenic nature and Albanian hospitality alongside a personal guide. Your private trip includes lodging, meals, and all transportation. Day 1: Tirana – Koman Lake – ValbonaLeave Tirana early to drive toward Koman Lake in time for the ferry that departs to Fierza at the other side of the lake. Since 1985, this manmade lake is the only way locals who live in the area can get in touch with the modern world. Driving from Fierza to Valbona, travel for approximately 45 minutes, passing through Bajram Curri, the municipally of the area. Enjoy a lunch break in Valbona and hiking in Kukaj, a very remote area in Valbona Valley, where you’ll get to see how locals do their living. At the end of the day, stay overnight at the guesthouse. Day 2: Hiking from Valbona – ThethAlso considered the big day of the tour, set off on a thrilling hike from Valbona to Theth following the ancient path that the locals have been using for years. Back in the day, it was only possible to travel from Valbona to Shkoder on foot, taking two full days of walking. Walking on this path, you’ll pass through the oldest part of the village where people are still living in their more than 100-year-old stone houses that are remarkable remnants of the past. The 18-km trek offers spectacular views of long rocky valleys and lush green forests. Stop for lunch at one of the traditional cafés along the way and choose to stock up on snacks. After trekking for about 7-8 hours, you’ll arrive in Theth. Spend time admiring Theth’s unique nature, history, and traditions, including the village’s symbol, the Lock-In Tower. Stay overnight and have dinner at the guesthouse. Day 3: Theth – Shkoder – TiranaAfter breakfast at the guesthouse, the Grunas Waterfall is the next attraction. Take an about 45-minute walk from the center of the village, passing through most of the village and into soft hilly terrain. Leaving Theth behind and driving for around 3 hours, reach Shkoder, the biggest city of the Albanian North. Enjoy free time in Shkoder before returning to Tirana in the evening to conclude the tour.

From Shkodër to Shala River: A Day of Adventure

From Shkodër to Shala River: A Day of Adventure

06:30am - Departing at 6:30 am from Shkodra City Your adventure begins with a comfortable ride to Koman. As you journey through the scenic countryside, you'll pass charming villages and lush landscapes, immersing yourself in the beauty of northern Albania. 09:00am - Upon arriving at Komani Lake, you'll board a boat to continue your journey to the breathtaking Shala River. Glide along the tranquil waters, surrounded by towering mountains and pristine wilderness. Feel the cool breeze on your face as you soak in the serenity of this remote paradise. 10:30am - Once at Shala River, the real adventure begins. Dive into a variety of activities, from swimming in crystal-clear pools to exploring hidden caves along the riverbank. Admire the rugged beauty of the surrounding canyons and waterfalls, capturing unforgettable moments amidst nature's splendor. As the day unfolds, take a break to savor a delicious lunch of traditional Albanian cuisine ( optional ). Fuel up for more adventures to come as you recharge and connect with your surroundings. 14:00pm - After a day filled with exploration and excitement, it's time to bid farewell to Shala River and head back to Koman. Boarding the boat once again, you'll retrace your steps along the tranquil waters of Komani Lake, reflecting on the memories made during your journey. 17:00pm - Back to Shkodra City Finally, as you arrive back at the starting point in Shkodra City, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of northern Albania. With memories of your Shala River tour etched in your mind, you'll leave with a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders that surround us.

From Durres: Self-Guided Day Trip to Shala River

From Durres: Self-Guided Day Trip to Shala River

The famous "Thailands" of Albania, the hidden valley situated among towering cliffs, deep gorges, and dense forests, offering breathtaking scenery. You will witness these surroundings on a boat journey which takes you through Shala River, exploring caves and waterfalls on the way. The journey starts from Koman lake, which is approximately 3.30h drive from Durres. You will experience a ride with a local boat to enjoy beautiful landscapes and spectacular views. After the ride, you will have some free time to explore the area, sunbath, swim into the cold crystal waters of the river, have lunch at a local restaurant, take some amazing pictures or just relax by admiring the unique scenery. Back to the starting point in Koman lake in the late afternoon and start the journey back to Durres.

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What people are saying about Komani Lake

Overall rating

4.6
(15 reviews)

This trip was amazing. Guide Daniel was professional and smart. However, time management and logistics should be better. I don’t think it’s very comfortable to change pick up time one day before trip from 6:30 to 5:15, moreover we weren’t informed that Meeting point have to be in other place, Mother Teresa Square was closed, the agency should know such information. Trip time should be 10 hour, in fact, the trip lasted 16 hours. We didn't go straight north from Tirana, but had to go through Durres. Same thing on the way back, we didn't go straight to Tirana. Overall: We were very satisfied with the trip.

The boat trip was very good. The trip there in the minibus was not so comfortable. And the father was either on the phone the whole time or reading his WhatsApp messages. That's not possible. There is also a Bluetooth connection to the cell phone, so you don't have to hold the cell phone to your ear during the trip.

Absolutely stunning scenery. The transportation was efficient and smooth from the bus and the boat. Guides were helpful and very knowledgeable. Long day - but loved every minute. Definitely recommend!

it was such a surreal experience, from the drive around the lake, to the boat trip through shala river, to the immersive walk through the river at the end to get to the main places!

Everything was perfect !! The guide was professional. All trip was super!