Tour of Komani Lake & Valbona Valley in two days

Tour of Komani Lake & Valbona Valley in two days

According to Bradt Travel Guides, the Komani Lake journey is described as “one of the world’s greatest boat trips”. The tour to Komani Lake & Valbona Valley is a special interest hiking and adventure tour program exclusively designed to offer participants the best combination of pristine wild nature, unforgettable ferry ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps, local folklore and traditions. During these two days, you will be able to visit most of the attractions of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with plenty of time to soak up the local culture.



Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana – Komani Lake – Valbona Valley National Park

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 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: 2 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 both days of the tour), we will explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 2: Valbona - Tirana

Stop At: Kukaj, Albania
Waking up with such a magnificent view of the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer, but after breakfast we will have to continue our journey to other astonishing wonders. We will hike towards Kukaj village (about 1-hour hike) with a spectacular view of the Balkan Peaks.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"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."



Start Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 Days
Start location: Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours
before tour departure) we can pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.

Airports

  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania


Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Transport provided by the company from Tirana 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 for the bumpy road from Fierza to Valbona
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Komani Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Valbona Valley National Park

Not Included

  • Lunch, 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 double/twin room occupancy.
  • Single room occupancy is possible on extra charge 30 Euros per night per person.

Facilities


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