4 days hiking tour Valbona Valley National Park from Dubrovnik

Enjoy a magnificent ferry boat ride through Komani Lake, admire the beauty of the Albanian Alps and visit the city of Theth on this 4-day tour of North Albania. This tour is designed for the ones that want to visit the Albanian Alps for a few days while being in Dubrovnik (pick up also possible from Kotor).

per adult from

$1,073

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for three overnights
    • Professional tour guide
    • Hotel pick up in Dubrovnik or Kotor
    • Hotel drop off in Dubrovnik or Kotor
    • Transport provided by the company from Dubrovnik/Kotor to Shkodra to Vau I Dejes
    • Local transport for the bumpy road from Vau I Dejes to Komani Lake
    • Ferry ticket Komani Lake to Fierza Dam
    • Local transport from Fierza to Valbona
    • Local transport for the bumpy road from Theth to Shkoder
    • Transport provided by the company from Shkodra to Dubrovnik/Kotor
    • International car insurance
    • Road taxes
    • Tourist taxes
    • Petrol
    • Entry/Admission - Komani Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Valbona Valley National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Valbona Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Grunasi Waterfall
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
    • Souvenirs
    • Personal spending
    • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
    • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
    • however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
    • as an international practice to tip good service.
    • * Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy.
    • Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.
    • The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers
    • and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).
    • Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.
    • Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

  • Day 1: Dubrovnik/Kotor (Croatia/Montenegro) – Shkodra (Albania)

    Pass By: Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia
    Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Dubrovnik at 9:00 am.

    Pass By: Kotor, Kotor, Kotor Municipality
    Pick up is also possible from Kotor at around 11:00 am.

    Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
    We will cross the border to Albania and visit the city of Shkodra. The city is situated in the north-western part of Albania, giving its name to the biggest lake in the Balkans. The oldest wall of the Shkodra castle dates from the 1st millennium B.C. We will visit Rozafa castle offering a tremendous scenery of the lake and the three rivers melting all together in the Adriatic Sea. The city’s architecture is highly influenced by the Venetian style. Most of the guests are surprised to learn that most of the Venetian masks are handmade and produced in Shkodra. The city’s favourable geographic position has always been an important trading tie through the centuries, making it possible for different civilisations to encounter.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Shkodra.

    Day 2: Shkodra – Komani Lake – Valbona Valley National Park

    Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
    Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 06:00 am. As we take the turn from the main road to Vau i Dejës, the area becomes more rural with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting, and from here on we will experience local transport over bumpy roads but with a great view.
    At 9:00 am, we will get on a ferry that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
    Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. We will arrive in Valbona around 13:00 and after a delicious traditional lunch (lunch break will be around noon on all three days of the tour), we will explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

    Day 3: Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

    Stop At: Valbona Pass, Rruga Azem Hajdari, Bajram Curri Albania
    Trekking to Theth from Valbona will be an intense day as the walk takes about 6 to 8 hours (about 1050m elevation) in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy! The Valbona pass to Theth offers a spectacular view of the Balkan Peaks and “Bjeshket e Nemuna”. When reaching the top of the Valbona Pass, you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
    On our descent to Theth, we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

    Day 4: Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Dubrovnik/Kotor (Croatia/Montenegro)

    Stop At: Grunasi Waterfall, Theth Albania
    We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. We will hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike one way).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
    On our way back, we will visit the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story that goes back centuries.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Kotor, Kotor, Kotor Municipality
    At around midday, we will experience local transport riding through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps. The elaborated zig-zags road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkodra Lake. Our driver will be waiting for us in Shkodra, taking us back to Kotor and Dubrovnik.

    Pass By: Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia
    Here we will arrive late in the evening. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up in Dubrovnik at 9:00 am.Pickup is also possible to be made in Kotor at 11:00 am free of charge.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Choose Balkans Incoming Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-10132P67

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