This weekend tour is named after the Illyrian tribe that once lived in today’s area of Northeast Albania and Kosovo.
A weekend tour of sustained splendor, navigating the fjords of Lake Komani through the valley acknowledged as the gem of the Albanian Alps and the Rugova Canyon, among Europe’s deepest.
Visits to the cities of Shkodra and Tirana as well.
The optimal number of participants is 10-15: upon request, we offer tours for one person, a couple or a family.
These tours and excursions offer unique and economic opportunities to support and sustain the small local businesses that are working to preserve and protect the Albanian natural treasures by sharing them with caring, respectful visitors.
8:00 Breakfast is traditionally hearty before the splendid excursion across Komani Lake.
10:00 The local raki is served on board the 3-hour ferry cruise, a delight of cinematographic scenery.
13:00 Arrival in Valbona to savor the regional cuisine in one of the renown restaurants. The visit through the Valley is interspersed by coffee-chats shared with the hospitable locals.
19:00 A mini-concert offered by local artists in traditional dress enhances the memorable dinner at Margjeka Hotel: an opportunity to learn the time-honored dances and understand something of the ancient poetry before a sweet sleep in the High-land air.