35 €
/ per person  

Rafting in Vjosa river,the pearl of Albania

Local food and gastronomy
Join us in rafting one of Europes last free flowing gem. A class 3 rafting, is going to provide all adrenaline lovers with the rush they need. Waves up to four feet, strong current that sends the boat wobbling around and narrow passages where the crystal clear water is still intemperate are going to make this trip unforgettable. Vjosa river, with its 270 km course is still untouched and rich with beautiful canyons, decorated river sections, small islands and oxbows.


Destination Profile: Adventure, Culture, Nature
Visitor's Profile: Nature loving, explorer, fond of authenticity and tradition

Profile attractions:
I. Natural: Canyons, mountains, waterfalls
II. Well-being: Sport
III. Cultural: Illyrian and Medieval castles, churches, mosques, medieval bridges, Albanian gastronomy, ethnography, folklore
Profile Activity: Eco -tourism


  • Rafting in the wild Vjosa river
  • Unspoiled nature
  • Local lunch

Optional tour:

General Trip Information:

  • Typical class of water III
  • Best season to experience March – November
  • Level of difficulty (1-5) 2

For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids over 5 years old are very welcomed from June to November.

Previous experience or skill is not required.


Rafting trips in Albania do not provide high level of difficulty, but every visitor should consider:

  • Be healthy and have consulted the doctor during the year.
  • In absolute terms, the person should not have diseases and complications following:
  • Cardiac disease of any kind
  • Hypertension
  • Flake out or  lose of feeling of any kind
  • Problems of the spine and muscular system that reduce the physical possibility of safety.
  • Problems with breathing apparatus
  • Nerve Problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with eyes (severe myopia, retinal detachment, glaucoma)
  • Be under the influence of pharmaceutical drugs, drugs, alcohol.

There are no limits of age and weight for the low levels: Class II (June – November)

You should have worn:

  • Swimming suit
  • Very sport light wear (short trousers and t-shirt)
  • Sandals / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
  • A smile

  You should take with you:

  • Sunlight protection cream
  • An extra pair of underneath
  • An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt


Our guests are our priority.
Our trips are scheduled and well organized, but we can adapt to your needs and schedules as giving you the best experience is crucial to us. We also can be forced to make some changes to our trips depending on weather condition and availability. In case of special needs let us know and kindly complete the form below.

Not Included

Everything that it is not mention on the scheduled trip is not included, such is: coffee, other kind of drinks or other foods. Although you are going to feel like tipping the guides at the end of a beautiful trip, we don’t want you pulling out the wallet every minute.

Meeting point – Hotel Alvero Permet

We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Gjirokastra and from any other city in Albania upon request.

Length of rafting trip

  • Transportation Permet– Vjosa river – Permet 1 – 1,5 hours
  • Preparation, instructions and downriver 2,5 - 3,5 hours
  • Local lunch 1 hour

Optional tour

River hiking in Lengarica Canyon and Thermal Baths of Benja (35 Eur/person)

Price: 35 € / person

Tour availability:
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
Rafting in the wild Vjosa river, Permet
E.g., 11/30/2020

Price: 10 € / person

Tour availability:
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
Add Local Lunch
E.g., 11/30/2020

Price: 5 € / person

Tour availability:
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
Add Transport
E.g., 11/30/2020

Prices Include

  • Professional guide certified from the Albanian Rafting Federation
  • Rafting equipment
  • Waterproof bag

! Kindly keep all your clothes and personal belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported on minivan.


Albania Rafting Group ( ARG ) is the first tourism and sport organization in Albania , founder of Albanian Rafting Federation , member with full rights in the International Rafting Federation.

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