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Stand Up Paddle tour from Tirana Albania to Skadar Lake & Buna River

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10 hours
Tirana
Skadar Lake

Stand Up Paddle tour in Albania is the perfect combination for watersports and wildlife passionate lied on Skadar Lake and Buna River. Great way to experience wild nature life in the unexplored before areas that gave Shkodra its main values. The biodiversity with the Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus), and Water Lilly Flowers (Nyphar Lutea and Nymphaea Alba) are the rock stars of this trip that looks like a visit in the botanic park where the scenery changes every hour completely like the smartphone swipe. From the immense view of the greatest lake in the Balkans to the Ramsar strict protected area. This IBA area is a well-valued nesting area for the Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) and a resting area for the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus) and hundreds of other birds explained by the Nature Guide during the entire trip

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    April 16, 2022

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    June 20, 2019

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    July 16, 2019
Tour Details

You will be picked up from the hotel in Tirana for a full day of Adventure into Skadar Lake. This Stand Up Paddle tour is built to offer the best of the Endemic Nature, birdwatching, and the adventure of Watersports. All the equipment and instructions will be provided by the professional team. 

Everyone will have enough time to explore, paddle, sunbathe and enjoy the beauty of the relaxing nature. 

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Pick Up in Tirana

Departure Time

07:00

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Tour Guide
  • Stand Up Paddle Equipment & Instructions
  • Refreshing Dring
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt and extra clothes
  • Swimming Suit
  • 1 L of Water
  • Fruits and Snacks
What to Expect

This Day Tour of Stand Up Paddle from Tirana to Skadar Lake requires a moderate level of fitness and is possible to be completed even without previews experience. The tour is divided into different parts, supported also by the quiet flow of the Buna River. All the time you would be accompanied by a professional tour guide providing help and instructions. It is built to combine information about birdwatching, wildlife, protected area exploration, and watersport activities. 

  • Instructions and Training about Stand Up Paddle
  • Paddling inside the Skadar Lake restricted Ramsar and IBA (Important Bird Area) area of Lilly flowers for birdwatching
  • Swiming and Sunbathing time
  • Refreshing Drink delivered from the Bridge and Traditional Pastry Lunch
  • Visit at a XIII Century Church
  • Moderate level of fitness required
Itinerary

First StopDriving from Tirana to Skadar Lake

You will be picked up from the Hotel in Tirana at 7:00 am. In addition, we will drive toward the North of Albania, with the main stop at Skadar Lake. It is where our adventure will begin. At around 9:00 am all the group will go into a short introduction and training session. 

Second Part Paddling from Skadar Lake and Protected Areas to Buna Bridge

Paddling inside the Shkodra Lake restricted Ramsar and IBA (Important Bird Area) area of Lilly flowers for birdwatching. We will see the nesting habitat of Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) and the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus). 

In addition, short coffee and toilet break at Bar Restaurant Arbri. 

Furthermore, the tour continues with a refreshing Mojito cocktail served from Buna Bridge and a magic view of Rozafa castle. 

 

Third PartEntering the Buna River

In addition, the tour continues with a break from paddling.  Stoping at a comfortable place on the shores of Buna River, traditional Pastry lunch will be served. Furthermore, it will be free time for sunbathing and swimming. 

The paddling will continue till the next stop to visit a cultural heritage monument of the XIII century. The Church of Shirq is a well-known place where the princesses got married.

Around 5:00 is the end of the tour in Obot village. From there you take your own car that we bring there or we arrange the transportation back to the starting point.

After all the experience we will plan our return to Tirana. 

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Stand Up paddle tour in Albania
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Watersports, birdwatching and flora exploration in Buna River
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