Day trip

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

From US$ 167.18 per person

Explore Shala River & the mountains surrounding Lake Koman. Since it's reachable only by boat, this river tour is the perfect getaway for nature lovers.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Enjoy a round trip by boat on Komani lake and Shala river branch
  • Get a close look at Shala River's untouched nature and wildlife
  • Feast on a lunch with local and traditional dishes
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Relax with this day tour that will take you to some wonders of Albanian nature. Be enchanted by the beauty of Lake Koman and Shala River. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, going through dense forested hills, vertical slopes, deep gorges, and a narrow valley. Start the tour from Tirana at 6 PM. After breakfast, head to your first attraction, the Komani lake. It was formed when the rugged Drini valley was dammed in the early 1970s, allowing Albania to quickly develop its own industrial base and become an energy exporter. Hop aboard a boat and embark on a ride passing between high mountains and through a series of deep gorges and interconnected lakes. Enjoy tranquility with hardly any signs of human activities on the shores. Another 1.5 hours away by boat lies the Shala River. It is described by many visitors as the most beautiful pearl of Lake Koman. The crystal-clear waters are characteristic of this river. The steep huge rocks, worn by trees and green plants, seem to rise to the sky to protect this beauty. Change into your swimming suits if you want to take a dip in this paradise. Get back on the boat to Komani Dam by 3:30 PM. From here, drive back to Tirana after a long but unforgettable experience.
  • Lunch
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Boat ticket
  • Round-trip transportation from Tirana
  • Tour guide
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with recent surgeries
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Beautiful landscape - the long journey from Tirana is definitely worthwhile:)! Bathing in the river was a great but pretty cool experience. If you rather like to be in a quiet environment, Mo-Fr are preferable; if you prefer the local experience come on a weekend!

July 4, 2021

Nice mountains+beautiful river=perfect combination. Everything was good. Very friendly guide make our trip perfect. Note that due to heavy traffic trip may take whole day.

August 1, 2021

September 21, 2021

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