Learn traditional recipes and eat delicious Valbona cuisine, ride the horse from Valbona to Theth, visit the old water mills and taste the delicious local wines and raki, explore the waterfall of Valbona and Theth. Enjoy the Albanian culture and the hospitality. Be local.
Experience life the local way and you’ll experience the northern part that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and tasting the delicious local wines and raki. Enjoy a hands-on cooking with your hosts, using fresh ingredients from the farm.
Tirana & On request
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure.
Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine with bio foods.
Arrive at any time check into your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may want to enjoy a stroll around the city and start to absorb the atmosphere of this amazing country.
Morning orientations in Tirana, then transfer by minibus and boat to Valbona. During the trip we will take the boat to the lake of Koman. Enjoy the boat trip to cruise the waters between Koman and Fierze. Our accommodation is a rural northern alp guesthouse in a country setting with beautiful valley views. The property has a small farm and many outdoor areas where you can relax, including a terrace. Our GL is a very keen producer of everything local and organic and loves showing visitors around the region of his ancestors.
Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.
Morning transfer from Theth to Tirana. Depart any time after 1pm from Tirana to airport, as the airplane departure.