Albanian Alps and Shala river, The Secret Paradise of the Northern Albania

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The hikers' paradise - Valbona Valley National Park Pass to Theth National Park, Valbona Village Valley, Valbona River Spring and Waterfall, and Theth Village. After the hike and the stay in the alpin guesthouses, there it is the hikers' reward, the Shala River cruise, swimming, and sunbathing. This great adventure starts at Tirana Airport after our arrival, we have 5 destinations, 6 nights, and 7 days to experience the whole trip to its fullest. Our first destination is Shkodra, known as the capital of northern Albania. The second destination is Theth, the next day is Valbona, we get there on this great adventurous hike through the pass of Valbona. The fourth destination where we will stay for two days is the accommodation near Peace Island, Komani Lake, from where we will take the boat trip through the lake to Shala River, known as Albanian Thailand. The last destination is the charming Tirana capital City, full of vibrant life and beautiful people. This is the last chance to get to know more about the history of Albania, its culture, and its people. What is included in the price? - Accommodation (Shared rooms) - Transportation (Car rental to some locations during the trip) - Boat Trips between some of the destinations. - Kayak and Speedboat tours. I'm Taulant, your Trip Leader and A Certified National Tourist Guide from Albania. My interests are a mix of passions including culture, adventure, food and wine tours, history, and archaeology. Are you ready to Explore Albania Like a Local? Welcome to Join My Trip.
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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-2
As soon as we take off the plane, at Rinas Airport, we head to Shkodra city, considered the capital city of Northern Albania. We will get accommodated in one of the best hotels in the town, and later we will take some rest and enjoy a refreshing drink or coffee at the main square. The famous walk at Piazza of Shkodra, To see and to be Seen and in the afternoon we enjoy the easy walk on the pedestrian street, the famous Piazza. And don't forget the exquisite dinner at Tradita Restaurant, the best traditional restaurant in the town.


Day 2-3
Today we drive to Theth Village, located in the heart of the Theth National Park. After we get accommodated in one of the best guesthouses in the valley, we start exploring the area. First we go to visit the the Catholic Church, an important landmark for locals and tourists and hear stories about it. Next we walk on am easy walk to get inside the Lock Tower, learn about its history and local people's life. In the end we take a visit at a local family house and taste raki and local mountain tea. The food is excellent, BIO products from the area, local wine and raki.


Day 3-4
This is the most beautiful part of this trip, the hike that start from Theth and it ends up in Valbona Village, in Valbona Valley National Park. After the hike between high mountains, meadows and trees, getting through the Valbona Pass, we arrive one of the best hotels in the village. We take some rest and later we visit the water mill of the village, an important landmark for locals and tourists.

Shala River Trip

Day 4-6
We drive early in the morning and get to Fierza Lake Ferry Terminal, were we take one small boat and cruise through pristine landscapes of the Koman lake and get to our accommodation near Komani Lake Ferry Terminal. This unit is one of the best accommodations in the area, where you may taste local cuisine and drinks. From here, we will later reach to Shala River, the Thailand Beach of Albania. Shala River is the reward of out trip. Here, you will have lots of fun, swimming and sunbath. We will repeat this experience once more in the next day. I will not forget to mention Kayak tour and the speedboat trip ;o)


Day 6-7
Today, before we reach Tirana, we will take the boat back to Koman Lake Ferry Terminal and from there we will drive to Mrizi i Zanave Farm where we will enjoy a wonderful lunch with BIO organic products from this Agri-tourism Farm. Later we will head to Tirana, and as soon as we have the accomodation done, we will get the city sightseeing.


Day 7
Today we get together as a team and make a resume of the whole trip and share the best memories and photos with each other. Next, we say goodbye to this great adventure with a great promise we will be back to the next adventure together again.
Trip Summary
Bed & Breakfast & Hotel
7 days trip
Shkodër, Theth & 4 more
Car, Trekking, Boat
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