Shala River Day Tour



From 1 May to 25 September

Shala River journey is a great boat trip. The tour to Shala River is a special boat tour program exclusively designed to offer participants the best combination of pristine wild nature, unforgettable boat ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps, local folklore and traditions. During the tour you will be able to visit one of the attractions of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with plenty of time to get acquainted with the local gastronomy and culture.

On the day boat tour we get on a boat that will take us through Komani Lake to Shala River 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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Francisco International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Tirana or Shkodra
Boating Professional guide
Accommodations Lunch at the guesthouse

In our hostel you can enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and you will taste the best home made food. Most of the products we consume are produced by us; bread, vegetables, yogurt, cheese, honey, meat, raki…etc. are local products.

If you come to visit us you can taste our lamb pot roast, fish of the lake, greek salad, birek, bean soup, bread of corn. Definitively you’ll loved our cuisine.




  • Included in the package travel with van from Shkodra (wherever you are) to Lake Koman and from Koman to the Shala river. Departure from Shkodra at 06:30.
  • You can also depart from Tirana, in a van trip at a cost of 10€ not included in the package.
  • Departure from the port of Koman to the river Shale by boat at 09:30


Start of the journey

The tour starts after the boat departs from the port of Lake Koman at 09:30, destination Shala River.


The journey

The boat crosses the whole lake of Koman to reach the Shala river giving you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of virgin nature. The blue and cold color of water is characteristic of this river, the steep cliffs that surround it, look as if they touch the sky.


Journey activities

During the trip we will have the opportunity to eat lunch in the inns around the lake that offer the opportunity to enjoy traditional food. You can develop other activities like swim in it transparent water, kayaking along the river, discover the wonderful landscapes, trek in the mountains and discover our local traditions.


The end

The voyage ends when the boat returns to port at 16:00.



Included in the package is the return trip by van from Lake Koman to Shkodra