Shala River & Komani Lake (rural village) adventure tour in two days

Komani lake and Shala river have quite simply been missed for a long period of time. There is no better way to explore the Albanian Alps than by ferry, boat, and kayak. This two-days tour offers a serious shot of adrenaline as we head into some of the most rural areas with jaw-dropping sceneries of Northern Albania.

per adult from

$429

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for one overnight
    • Professional tour guide
    • Hotel pick up in Tirana
    • Hotel drop off in Tirana
    • Transport provided by the company from Tirana to Vau I Dejes (and back)
    • Local transport for the bumpy road from Vau I Dejes to Komani Lake (and back)
    • Local boat while visiting Komani Lake and Shala River
    • Ferry tickets
    • Kayaking equipment
    • Tourist taxes
    • Road taxes
    • Petrol
    • Entry/Admission - Komani Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Shala River
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches, Dinner, 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: Tirana – Komani Lake – Rural village – Shala river

    Stop At: Vau i Dejes, Vau i Dejes, Shkoder, Shkoder County
    Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am. Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. 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.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
    At 09:00 we get on a local boat (this destination is only reachable by boat) that will take us through Komani Lake. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Berishe, Albania
    We arrive at a rural village at about 10:30 (somewhere in the middle of the lake). After settling ourselves in this small village, we will explore the homestay and learn more about local life. At around 12:30, we will have a chance to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on both days of the tour.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shala River, Albania
    Our day continues as we go to Shala River. A place this spectacular can’t stay a secret for long. Shala River has its springs from melting snow of the Albanian Alps. This explains the transparency of its waters that create a vivid palette of colours while running through the wild mountains.
    Last but not least, if you are brave enough, don’t forget to bring your swimsuits as some of us will dare to swim in this paradise so-called the Albanian Thailand.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a traditional guesthouse by Komani Lake in a small rural village.

    Day 2: Komani Lake – Tirana

    Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
    We wake up by the shore of the lake and enjoy a tasty breakfast. After breakfast, we will begin our kayaking exploration of the area along the lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. If you still have some energy left, hiking to the cross on the rock is a great option to enjoy one of the best views of this rural village. At 12:30, you will have some time to have a delicious lunch. We get back on the boat to Komani Dam at around 3:30 pm. From here we drive back to Tirana and arrive there in the late afternoon after an unforgettable experience.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hoursbefore tour departure) we can pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.Airports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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-10132P36

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