We will start our journey in Berat, a city with a rich history that dates back 2400 years. From Berat we will depart to the exotic canyons and waterfalls in Skrapar. Here you will experience Albania’s true beauty, where you can choose to go rafting through the Osumi canyon or explore all that the canyon has to offer, by hiking through it. The beauty of the Osumi canyon will allow your imagination to flow immersing you in its wonder and splendor. The walls of the canyon are littered with naturally forming sculptures, waterfalls, hollows, and much more that have formed over millions of years. Following the morning’s adventures, you will enjoy a traditional Albanian meal grown and sourced from the local Skrapar region.
After lunch we will ride along the mountains to the Vjosa River Përmet city. During your journey, you will be able to see and experience Albanian’s wild mountain landscapes, hills, lakes, villages, and wildlife. We will make a quick stop in Sevran, “the village of honey” to try the locally produced honey. We will end day one in Permët, with a traditional Albanian dinner.
We will begin our day by Rafting on the Vjosa River. This river is one of Europe’s last free-flowing rivers, and is classified as a class III rapid. Prepare for waves up to four feet and narrow passages that will send the boat shimmying and water gushing over the sides. Vjosa River’s 270km course is wild and untamed, adorned with beautiful canyons, braided river sections, islands and oxbows.
After rafting, we will enjoy lunch with local products followed by a visit to the thermal baths of Benjës. Warm water rushes from underground to these pools year round, providing a relaxing treat.
Following your relaxing deep in the baths prepare yourself for some off-road adventure. We will head back to Berat but from a different off the beaten path road by Safaris where you will get to see and experience a perfect untouched landscape,Vjosa river –Këlcyra-Ballaban-Tërpan –Berat.
Accommodation for the night and a dinner will be in Berat.Visit and wine tasting in Çobo Winery
Visit the Castle of Berat. Berat’s Castle dates from the 4th century, though most of the structure is from the 13th. It’s a schlep up the cobbled hill from the main highway, and the castle is a neighbourhood in itself. The very pleasure is in ambling through the narrow streets, clambering around the walls, and admiring the outlook from 360 viewpoints.
Depart to Tirana,the capital city of Albania. Located in the center of Albania is enclosed by mountains and hills.. Considered one of the safest cities in Europe you will be able to spot remnants of its past and traces of the fast changes that it has gone through. We will visit the main sites like the Ethem Bey Mosque, clock tower, Scanderbeg Square, Orthodox Church and the BUNK'ART 2. BUNK'ART 2 is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of communist terror. Optional free lunch. Departure to the airport.
General Trip Information
You should pack
Other recommendations are: - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)
Please be aware that your host suggests putting on long trousers and hiking boots for the hike.
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We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.
The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Albania Rafting Group adventure tour!
Your adventure begins at Tirana Airport (TIA) with your airport transfer at 15.00 You will meet your host and fellow adventurers in the arrivals .
At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Tirana Airport (TIA) at 19:00
! Kindly keep all your clothes and personal belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported on minivan.