Duration: days 3
Start of the tour (from Shkoder): 06:45
End of the tour (in Shkoder): 13:30
Departure of the tour from Tirana: available with extra cost
Private accommodation for solo traveller: available with extra cost
Meals: 3 lunch, 2 dinner, 1 picnic, included
Children : no
Discounts for children: no
Guide : included
Day One – From Shkoder to Shala river & Valbona
The tour starts every Monday and Thursday morning from Shkodra.
The minibus and the guide will pick you up at the starting point from 6:30 am and drop you to Koman. It’s about 1h30mins drive. (If you want to start the tour from Tirana, the departure is at 5:00am , you should pay an extra fee of 12 euros for it)
Once in Koman, time to take a quick coffee with others peoples and the guide leader, will get in a little boat and navigate through Komani Lake, to get to Shala river ( 75min).
There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature and those rocky mountains,zip-line and swim in the crystal water, kayaking ( 10€/p.p, zipline 10€/p.p, kayak, expenses not included).A really nice lunch in Shala ( included in the tour price). On the afternoon, around 3pm, the boat will drop you to Fierze and a private car will be waiting for us.
We will drive through the Valbona Valley, the central area of the Tropoja region. Will stop to take pics on the most beautiful views that offers Valbona river, Old mill and the amazing Xhema Lake
Will arrive at the guesthouse, after the relax in the patio, will settle down to our rooms. ( private rooms included),will have dinner all together (included in the tour price), tasting the most delicious dishes of the region, bio fresh homemade food.
After dinner we like present our traditional music,culture and our folk dances
Day Two – Hiking from Valbona to Theth
Ready for the Hiking
Will have traditional breakfast and prepare a picnic for the hike,let’s go !!!
A private jeep or minibus (depending of the group size, price included in the tour) will drop us to the starting point of the hike
During our hike, will find two spots to rest and have drinks (not included), will enjoy and take lots of pics as you will be amazed by the views that the Dinaric Alps offers, our guide it’s enjoy to explain you the beautiful area, fauna and history
In the afternoon will be in Theth where a private jeep or minibus (depending of the group size,price included in the tour) will be waiting for us at the finish point of the hike and drive us to Nderlysaj, will enjoy the view of Thethi National Park
Will explore the amazing Thethi area, Blue eye, Grunas Canyon and Nderlysaj bathtubes (excursion included in the tour price)
Will come back to Nderlysaj, where our jeep or minibus will be waiting for us to drive us to the guesthouse.
We will settle down to our rooms ( private room, included in the tour price) and come all together to have dinner, tasty fresh traditional dishes (dinner included in the tour price)
Day three – Theth and back to Shkoder
Breakfast at the guesthouse. It’s cultural time with our guide !!!!
Right after we leave to visit the Isolation Tower and learn about the Kanun of Lek Dukagjini (the first written constitution, used in the whole northern region,1,5euro/person not included). Last energy, last hike, we go to visit the amazin Grunas Waterfall (excursion included in the tour price)
Will come back at the guesthouse, the last pics and glass of raki and our minibus will be waiting for us to drive us back to Shkoder. We are in Shkoder around 14.00 pm. The end of the tour included the lunch in traditional restaurant in Shkoder by us!
* This tour is available two days a week (Monday and Thursday) from May 15th to October 15th
* The guide is included in the tour, from start to finish. ( from Shkoder or Koman terminal to Shala River, Valbona, Theth and Shkoder)
*The transport service is offered only from Shkoder, departing at 06:30,you find all information for the starting point in our reservation
*If you want to start the tour from Tirana, departure is at 05:00am in front of Gazheli Petrol Station, Zogu i Zi, adding an extra 12 euro
* The Tour Difficulty: In an average from 1 to 10 is estimated at 6. It is recommended for ages 14-60 who like exploring and have a physic that affords long walks.
Included in this tour:
All type of transport: public or private; boats from the beginning.
The guide in English, Italian or Spanish for the whole tour.
All breakfasts starting from Valbona to Theth.
Hotels and guesthouses from Valbona to Theth.
Lunch in Shala river
Dinners in Valbona & Theth
Pic nic on the route from Valbona to Theth
Lunch in Shkoder at the end of the tour
Activities in Shala river
Isolation tower entrance
Due to the traffic jam, the timetable may be change
The hike from Valbona to Theth lasts 6-8 hours
Not recommended if you suffer any cardiovascular diseases
What to bring with you:
Comfortable hiking shoes
Comfortable hiking clothes
Warm clothes as the morning and evening in Alps gets cold
Not a heavy backpack
The price of the tour is 297 euro / person when it is paid online via PayPal
EASY BOOKING: for this tour it is possible to confirm your booking by sending a deposit (minimum Euro 75 per person) and paying the remainder the day before the tour departure in our office in Shkoder (cash, Visa, Mastercard) or to the guide in Koman (cash only). Contact us for more information !!!!!!!