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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.

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: 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 Shkoder: Theth Full-Day-Tour, With lunch.

From Shkoder: Theth Full-Day-Tour, With lunch.

Begin this amazing journey in Shkoder at your preferred pickup point. As we traverse winding roads, offering panoramic views of the magnificent North Albanian Alps. Take a break for pictures at 1680 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. Take a moment to soak in the pristine views of the Alps and the lush valleys below. Then we descend from the summit to reach our main destination, Theth Village We begin our exploration by visiting the old Theth church that was built in 1892, and stands on its original foundation untouched since it was built. Then we take a short walk to the last standing old tower of its kind the Theth Reconciliation Tower, built over four centuries ago. We then walk a short distance to one of the oldest guesthouse/Restaurants in Theth for lunch, where we explore the delectable world of authentic Albanian food. After our well needed lunch we start our 20 minute walking journey to the Grunas Waterfall, which was declared a natural monument since 2002, and rightfully so because its breathtaking and we will take a break there for pictures. Then we will take a short walk across the wooden bridge to get to he main road where our driver will meet us. We then take a short 15 minute drive to get to the isolated breathtaking Village of Nderlysaj, Theth. where we will take some time to explore the canyon, and the natural pools of water and whoever is brave with the cold can have a dip. We then continue our walking hike of around 45 minutes, to our last and most famous destination in Theth, the Blue-Eye, a natural spring that is a magnificent turquoise color. its surrounded by lush landscapes and clear blue rivers making it one of the greatest hikes in the area. There will take picture and a swim for those who want to feel some of the coldest water in Albania. Then we take a 45 minute hike back to the car, and begin our drive back to shkoder.

Theth: Visit the Waterfall and the Blue Eye

Theth: Visit the Waterfall and the Blue Eye

Welcome to the Shkoder-Theth Adventure! Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of northern Albania with our exclusive Shkoder-Theth tour. Nestled between the Albanian Alps, this tour promises an awe-inspiring blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and thrilling adventures. Our adventure begins in Shkoder, a vibrant city with a rich history and cultural charm. As we make our way through picturesque villages and breathtaking scenery, you'll experience the raw beauty of the Albanian countryside. Theth, our primary destination, is a hidden gem in the heart of the Albanian Alps. Known for its pristine nature and traditional stone houses, Theth offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Highlights of the Tour: Theth Waterfall: Marvel at the powerful cascades of the Theth Waterfall, a magnificent sight set against the backdrop of lush greenery and rugged cliffs. Blue Eye of Theth: Discover the enchanting Blue Eye, a natural spring with crystal-clear waters. Its mesmerizing blue hues and tranquil surroundings make it a perfect spot for reflection and photography. Lock-in Tower: Step back in time as you explore the Lock-in Tower, a historic structure that tells tales of local traditions and the ancient Kanun code. Grunas Canyon: Hike through the impressive Grunas Canyon, where you'll be surrounded by towering rock formations and the soothing sounds of the Shala River. Traditional Albanian Hospitality: Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience the warmth and hospitality of the local people. Enjoy delicious homemade meals, learn about their customs, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Whether you're an avid hiker, a nature lover, or simply seeking a unique cultural experience, our Shkoder-Theth tour has something for everyone. Join us for an adventure that promises not only to showcase the breathtaking beauty of northern Albania but also to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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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.

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: 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 Shkoder: Theth Full-Day-Tour, With lunch.

From Shkoder: Theth Full-Day-Tour, With lunch.

Begin this amazing journey in Shkoder at your preferred pickup point. As we traverse winding roads, offering panoramic views of the magnificent North Albanian Alps. Take a break for pictures at 1680 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. Take a moment to soak in the pristine views of the Alps and the lush valleys below. Then we descend from the summit to reach our main destination, Theth Village We begin our exploration by visiting the old Theth church that was built in 1892, and stands on its original foundation untouched since it was built. Then we take a short walk to the last standing old tower of its kind the Theth Reconciliation Tower, built over four centuries ago. We then walk a short distance to one of the oldest guesthouse/Restaurants in Theth for lunch, where we explore the delectable world of authentic Albanian food. After our well needed lunch we start our 20 minute walking journey to the Grunas Waterfall, which was declared a natural monument since 2002, and rightfully so because its breathtaking and we will take a break there for pictures. Then we will take a short walk across the wooden bridge to get to he main road where our driver will meet us. We then take a short 15 minute drive to get to the isolated breathtaking Village of Nderlysaj, Theth. where we will take some time to explore the canyon, and the natural pools of water and whoever is brave with the cold can have a dip. We then continue our walking hike of around 45 minutes, to our last and most famous destination in Theth, the Blue-Eye, a natural spring that is a magnificent turquoise color. its surrounded by lush landscapes and clear blue rivers making it one of the greatest hikes in the area. There will take picture and a swim for those who want to feel some of the coldest water in Albania. Then we take a 45 minute hike back to the car, and begin our drive back to shkoder.

Theth: Visit the Waterfall and the Blue Eye

Theth: Visit the Waterfall and the Blue Eye

Welcome to the Shkoder-Theth Adventure! Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of northern Albania with our exclusive Shkoder-Theth tour. Nestled between the Albanian Alps, this tour promises an awe-inspiring blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and thrilling adventures. Our adventure begins in Shkoder, a vibrant city with a rich history and cultural charm. As we make our way through picturesque villages and breathtaking scenery, you'll experience the raw beauty of the Albanian countryside. Theth, our primary destination, is a hidden gem in the heart of the Albanian Alps. Known for its pristine nature and traditional stone houses, Theth offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Highlights of the Tour: Theth Waterfall: Marvel at the powerful cascades of the Theth Waterfall, a magnificent sight set against the backdrop of lush greenery and rugged cliffs. Blue Eye of Theth: Discover the enchanting Blue Eye, a natural spring with crystal-clear waters. Its mesmerizing blue hues and tranquil surroundings make it a perfect spot for reflection and photography. Lock-in Tower: Step back in time as you explore the Lock-in Tower, a historic structure that tells tales of local traditions and the ancient Kanun code. Grunas Canyon: Hike through the impressive Grunas Canyon, where you'll be surrounded by towering rock formations and the soothing sounds of the Shala River. Traditional Albanian Hospitality: Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience the warmth and hospitality of the local people. Enjoy delicious homemade meals, learn about their customs, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Whether you're an avid hiker, a nature lover, or simply seeking a unique cultural experience, our Shkoder-Theth tour has something for everyone. Join us for an adventure that promises not only to showcase the breathtaking beauty of northern Albania but also to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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4.3
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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 :)