2-Day Private Guided Jeep and Hiking Tour of Theth

Theth is a remote mountain village in the North of Albania. The village is a popular destination in the Albanian Alps for tourists.
Theth is a national park with beautiful natural wonders. In Theth, you will visit the Blue Eye of Theth. The Blue Eye of Theth is a stunning natural mountain pool. You will also visit the 30 meter high Grunas Waterfall.

The Theth village is a quaint little mountain village, where you will visit the Lock-in Tower. And you will learn about the local traditions and heritage of this remote area. Moreover, on the way back to Tirana, you will have the chance to visit the historical Mesi Bridge. And we stop at Rozafa Castle, which has a spectacular view of the city Shkoder.

Pick-up and drop-off in Tirana are included. You will stay 1 night in a traditional Guest House in the Theth village, which includes dinner and breakfast. You will travel with a 4 wheel-drive car and undertake two shorter hikes in the Albanian Alps.

per adult from

$351

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transportation with a 4 wheel drive vehicle
    • 1 night stay in a Guesthouse in Theth
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Tirana
    • Private transportation to the Blue Eye of Theth
    • Private tour guide in Theth
    • Entrance ticket to the Lock-in tower in Theth
    • Entrance ticket to Rozafa castle in Shkoder
    • Entry/Admission - Tower of Nikoll Koceku
    • Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and Drinks
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Theth Village, Blue Eye of Theth, Lock-in Tower & Church of Theth

    Stop At: Theth National Park, Rruga Nikgjonaj Rruga Nikgjonaj, Nr.18, Theth 4009 Albania
    Theth is a small mountain village located in the Theth National Park. The Theth valley is surrounded by the peaks of the Albanian Alps, which are also called the Accursed Mountains. The Theth National Park covers 2630 hectares and it is one of Albania's most remote areas.

    Theth can only be reached with a four-wheel drive car across a turning and twisting mountain road. The Theth National Park has natural touristic attractions, like the Blue Eye of Theth and the Grunas Waterfall. It is a popular destination for hikers.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Blue Eye of Theth, Kaprre Pusi i Zi, Syri i Kalter, Theth 4009 Albania
    The Blue Eye of Theth is a gorgeous, natural pool in the Theth National Park. From the Theth village, you can take the jeep to the Nderlysa village. From there, you must hike for about 1 hour to reach the Blue Eye of Theth.

    The Blue Eye pool has a magical blue color and is surrounded by beautiful nature. The pool is filled by a small waterfall. There is a wooden picnic plateau on the river, from where you have a stunning view. You can swim in the Blue Eye of Theth, but the water is ice cold, as it comes from the mountains.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tower of Nikoll Koceku, Ruga e Gjelajve, Theth 4009 Albania
    The Lock-in Tower is a historical monument in the Theth village. In the old times, the Albanian people followed the traditional law called the "Kanun of Leke Dukagjin". The Lock-in tower was a place where people who committed a crime according to the Kanun, where imprisoned. And it was also a place where families in conflict, could discuss their issues and come to a resolution.

    The Lock-in Tower is a beautiful touristic location, because it is surrounded by the high peaks of the Theth valley. The Theth Lock-in tower originally belonged to the Koceku family and one of the descendants is a guide in the tower today.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
    The Church of Theth is a historical church in the Theth village, that was built in 1892. It is a very cute and quaint little church, which is surrounded by the peaks of the Theth valley.
    The inhabitants of Theth have been Roman Catholics throughout history. In 1917, the priest of the church opened a school and tought the local children to read and write in Albanian language.

    Throughout the communist period, Albanians were forces to be atheists, therefore, the building was used as the village hospital. As a result, most of the locals over the age of 25 were born in the church. After the communist period, the church was renovated and it is in service today.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in a Guest House in Theth

    Day 2: Grunas Waterfall, Mesi Bridge & Rozafa Castle

    Stop At: Grunasi Waterfall, Theth Albania
    The Grunas Waterfall is one of the natural monuments in the Theth National Park. The waterfall is called the "Grunas Waterfall" or the "Theth Waterfall". The waterfall is 30 meters high and it has a thin body. The water comes from melted snow from the high peaks in the Albanian Alps. You can hike to the waterfall from the Theth village in approximately 1 hour.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mesi Bridge, AL, Boks 4012, Albania
    The Mesi Bridge is a cultural monument to the northeast of Shkoder city. It is a historical bridge that was build in the 18th century, when Albania was ruled by the Turkish Ottoman empire.

    Today, it is the largest remaining bridge from the Ottoman period in Albania. The bridge is a touristic attraction and it was voted the top bridge to visit in Albania by Tripadvisor. The bridge is 108 meters long and it has a total of 13 little arches. It is surrounded by the beautiful mountains in the background.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania
    Rozafa castle is a large castle on the top of a hill near Shkoder city. The castle has a spectacular, panoramic view over Shkoder city and the Lake of Shkodra. The Illyrians originally founded the castle in antiquity, but it was later rebuild by the Venetians and the Turkish Ottomans.

    There is a famous legend about the castle. Allegedly, three brothers build the castle during the day, however, during the night the walls would fall down. The brothers were told by an old man, that a human sacrifice was needed to ensure the walls would stand. The brothers made a deal and decided that the wife, who brought lunch the next day, would be sacrificed. The two older brothers cheated and told their wives. Therefore, the wife of the younger brother, Rozafa, was sacrificed. She agreed under the condition that her foot, her hand and her breast would be exposed, so that she could take care of her infant child. You can see a statue of Rozafa at the entrance of the castle's museum.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes for the hikes in Theth
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Albania Tour Guide

Activity ID: V-252565P13

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