35 €
/ per person  

River Hiking in the Lengarica Canyon and Thermal Baths of Benja Permet (on foot)

Difficulty
40%
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Canyon exploration
Cave Exploration
Hot springs
Local food and gastronomy
The gorgeous canyon of Lengarica is located in the Fir of Hotova National Park, Permet. During the exploration we will see several caves and the most impressive is Pigeons' Cave at 160 meters long and up to 3 meters. At the beginning of the canyon there is a stone bridge arcs over a winding stretch of brilliantly blue-green water. Built in the Middle Ages, it has been letting people cross the sulfur-rich river since the days of the Ottoman Empire. Warm water rushes beneath it, providing a relaxing treat during our river hiking trip.

Overview

Not as long as the Osumi canyon, the Lengarica Canyon doesn’t fall short in beauty whatsoever.
Located in the Fir of Hotova National Park, Permet this 5km long canyon is going to astonish you with it´s combination of ancient rock formation and the water flowing through them.
The caves you are going to witness during the exploration, the most note worthy being the Pidgeon cave located 3 meters high up and 160 meters long, are going to stick with you for a long time.
Traces of the Ottoman Empire are still there, as a stone bridge built in the Middle Ages spans across the stone walls allowing people to pass the river till nowadays. The sulfur rich river with it´s warm water is going to serve as a nice comfort through the hike.

Highlights

  • Exploration of the Lengarica Canyon
  • Caves
  • Thermal sprints of Benja
  • Local lunch

General Trip Information

Meeting point – Hotel Alvero Permet

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

Best season to experience February –November

Length of journey:

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

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. Previous experience or skill is not required.

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

Flexibility

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 Permet or Gjirokastra and from any other city in Albania upon request.

Length of rafting trip

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

Optional trip

Rafting in wild Vjosa river (starting from 50 Eur/Person)


Price: 35 € / person

Tour availability:
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  • Aug
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  • Nov
River Hiking in the Lengarica Canyon and Thermal Baths of Benja Permet (on foot)
E.g., 08/03/2020
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Prices Include

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

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

  • River Hiking 35 Eur/ person.
  • Transportation and local lunch 10 Eur/ person.
  • Accommodation in double room, Brekfast, Traditional Dinner: 35 Eur/person.

ARG

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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