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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.

Albanian Alps Off-Road Adventure:Shkoder,Bogë & Theth 1Day

Albanian Alps Off-Road Adventure:Shkoder,Bogë & Theth 1Day

Experience the rugged beauty of the Albanian Alps on this exciting off-road adventure. We will travel into the heart of the Albanian Alps, passing through picturesque villages and stunning mountain scenery on our way to Bogë. Here you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, visit monuments such as the Church of Saint Mhill and enjoy a traditional Albanian lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Theth, a hidden gem nestled in the mountains. Explore the village's traditional stone houses, visit the theth church and hike to the stunning Blue Eye Waterfall, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. Throughout the day, our experienced guide will share insights into the history, culture and natural beauty of the region, providing a truly immersive experience. This off-road adventure is perfect for nature lovers, history buffs and anyone looking to discover the hidden treasures of Northern Albania.

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.

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.

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.

From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth and Shkoder

From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth and Shkoder

Explore beautiful Theth, the last unexplored destination of Northern Albania. A traditional village that sits deep at the heart of the Albanian Alps. Situated at the end of a winding mountain road, Theth is home to just a few houses surrounded by looming mountain peaks and meadows full of wildflowers. Watch slow village life unfold, wander the roads with the hillside cows, and enjoy some of the most incredible views on a hike. Discover the landscape that rivals the Swiss Alps, with the dramatic peaks of the Accursed Mountains looking over the town and green fields filled with cows and goats. These lands carry a lot of history and legends, and even though they happened a long time ago, you can feel the presence of the past mixed with the present in the echoes and mighty sights of the mountains surrounding you. Visit Shkodra, one of the oldest cities in Albania that dates back to the 4th century B.C. It lies by the magnificent Shkodra's Lake, the biggest in the Balkans. It is also known as the city of bikes and is highly important in Albanian culture. Continue to the ancient Rozafa Fortress with stunning views over Lake Shkodra and pastel-painted Old Town buildings with a distinct Italian ambiance. Discover the Albanian Epos's fascinating legends and how they relate to the castle's history. Marvel at the city, famous for its architecture, sense of humor, and friendly atmosphere. Shkodra is one of the most crucial city centers of Albania. Discover the city's religious diversity, where one can find a Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and Muslim Mosque next to each other.

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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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.

Albanian Alps Off-Road Adventure:Shkoder,Bogë & Theth 1Day

Albanian Alps Off-Road Adventure:Shkoder,Bogë & Theth 1Day

Experience the rugged beauty of the Albanian Alps on this exciting off-road adventure. We will travel into the heart of the Albanian Alps, passing through picturesque villages and stunning mountain scenery on our way to Bogë. Here you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, visit monuments such as the Church of Saint Mhill and enjoy a traditional Albanian lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Theth, a hidden gem nestled in the mountains. Explore the village's traditional stone houses, visit the theth church and hike to the stunning Blue Eye Waterfall, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. Throughout the day, our experienced guide will share insights into the history, culture and natural beauty of the region, providing a truly immersive experience. This off-road adventure is perfect for nature lovers, history buffs and anyone looking to discover the hidden treasures of Northern Albania.

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.

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.

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.

From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth and Shkoder

From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth and Shkoder

Explore beautiful Theth, the last unexplored destination of Northern Albania. A traditional village that sits deep at the heart of the Albanian Alps. Situated at the end of a winding mountain road, Theth is home to just a few houses surrounded by looming mountain peaks and meadows full of wildflowers. Watch slow village life unfold, wander the roads with the hillside cows, and enjoy some of the most incredible views on a hike. Discover the landscape that rivals the Swiss Alps, with the dramatic peaks of the Accursed Mountains looking over the town and green fields filled with cows and goats. These lands carry a lot of history and legends, and even though they happened a long time ago, you can feel the presence of the past mixed with the present in the echoes and mighty sights of the mountains surrounding you. Visit Shkodra, one of the oldest cities in Albania that dates back to the 4th century B.C. It lies by the magnificent Shkodra's Lake, the biggest in the Balkans. It is also known as the city of bikes and is highly important in Albanian culture. Continue to the ancient Rozafa Fortress with stunning views over Lake Shkodra and pastel-painted Old Town buildings with a distinct Italian ambiance. Discover the Albanian Epos's fascinating legends and how they relate to the castle's history. Marvel at the city, famous for its architecture, sense of humor, and friendly atmosphere. Shkodra is one of the most crucial city centers of Albania. Discover the city's religious diversity, where one can find a Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and Muslim Mosque next to each other.

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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4.2
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It was so amazing ,Mario and Gaz really were very helpful and very good drivers and turistic guides .They were very happy to let us choose some places to have a coffee and they took to the beautiful places as you can see in the description .We are in a very traditional Albanian restaurant and just hearing the sound of the river .Our turistic guides have a great knowledge of their history and what we have always loved about Albanians is their being Albanians first of all and very welcoming !So we highly recommend them to you for a tour.You will be in the safest hands !!Anyhow Albania is a very safe place !!

A fabulous tour with Marko, who navigated the roads in the Alps expertly. Wow! What stunning views! Frequent stops along the way meant we captured good memories and of course, doing the Albanian traditional coffee breaks ☕. This trip is well worth the hike to the Blue Eye. Thanks Marko for a wonderful day!

It was really amazing. It was a very beautiful day, magnificent landscapes throughout the journey. Several stops to admire magnificent views of the mountains. The journey to get to the blue eye was a little tiring but it was definitely worth it!!

Besnik is a very nice and helpfull guy, who really cares about his clients. He even made a extra tour to Rozafa Castle. And especially the "Blue eye" is worth seeing. Good trip!

if you are in tirana and no much time its a good choice for 1 day trip . on the road you do not get bored talking with the guide . blue eye is a swimmable gem