Albania: 6-Day Highlands Experience

Albania: 6-Day Highlands Experience

From US$ 1,076.10 per person

Explore canyons, natural pools, and waterfalls walking along rivers and a mountain pass in this 6-day trek from Tirana. Discover Albanian hospitality at its best and enjoy an unforgettable experience in nature.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 18 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 days
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Please specify upon booking whether pick up will be from the airport or from your accommodation in Tirana. The day of the activity, the driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 6-day trek through the Albanian Highlands
  • Take a scenic boat ride across Koman Lake
  • Explore waterfalls and natural pools in Theth National Park
  • Savor traditional meals and stay in typical guesthouses
Full description
Unknown to outsiders until fairly recently, Albania has long been a mystery to travelers in the region. Discover the natural beauty Albania has to offer and go beneath the surface to learn about the hospitality, history, and natural landscapes that make this country so special.  Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival to Tirana Airport pickup service is available throughout the day and will bring you to the hotel in Tirana. Explore the city in a guided walking tour before sitting down to a traditional dinner in a local restaurant. Included meals: dinner. Day 2: Transfer to Valbone via Koman Lake  Start the day with a private transfer to Koman, where you’ll take a scenic boat ride passing by rocky mountains and vivid green hills. Enjoy lunch in the northern city of Bajram Curri. On the way to Valbone, check out the old water mill, a relic from the past. Settle into a typical Bujtine (guesthouse), before sitting down to a traditional meal. Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 3: Hike to Kukaj and Rama’s Hut In the morning, admire Valbona’s gorgeous setting, on a wide plain surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Explore the village of Kukaj and reach Rama’s Hut for a picnic lunch surrounded by trees and mountains. In the guesthouse, enjoy a hot drink and a mountain view. Included meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner. Day 4: Pass from Valbone to Theth Take a private transfer to “Fusha e Gjese” and set off on a guided hike down a well-maintained trail. The route across the Accursed Mountains takes a total of 8 hours with many stops along the way to take photos of the breathtaking panoramas. Included meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner.  Day 5: Natural wonders of Theth Spend a day exploring Theth National Park and admiring the views of the waterfall and canyon. Take a refreshing dip at the natural pools and have a picnic lunch at the Blue Eye of Theth. Visit the village of Theth in the afternoon and check out the centuries-old tower and well-preserved church. Included meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner.  Day 6: Tirana via Shkoder Transfer to Shkoder, stopping for a seafood lunch by the Shkoder lake in Shiroke. Take a guided tour of Shkodra and enter the Ebu Bekr Mosque and the Rozafa Castle. Stroll down the Pedonalja (main boulevard) and settle into the hotel in Tirana. Included meals: breakfast, lunch. Day 7: Departure day Please note that airport drop off is not included. To include this service, please book it upon reservation.  Included meals: breakfast.
Includes
  • Airport pickup on day 1
  • Guide
  • Private transport
  • 6 nights' accommodation in hotels/guesthouses
  • Breakfast (6), lunches (5), dinners (5)
  • Gratuities
  • Drop-off service
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
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