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Rafting in the marvelous Vjosa Valley

This rafting trip is for adventurous people who like to work in a team. The trip takes place in the Vjosa river, which flows at the foothills of the mighty Nemerçka, the highest mountain of Southern Albania. After a briefing from the instructor, you will be paddling through its streams and rapids in the middle of a beautiful natural landscape. The trip ends where the river reaches the city of Permet. - Trip leader Gent Mati is an AIRAF licensed rafting guide since 1998, with more than a decade of professional river experience around the world; including descents of the Zambezi (Zimbabwe), White Nile (Uganda), Mishaualli (Ecuador) and most of the main rivers in the European Alps.


Rafting in the marvelous Vjosa Valley

10:00 a.m. - Meeting in Permet, Hotel Ramizi and drive to Petran (10km) in OA vehicles `
(own vehicles can be parked in Permet).
10:30 a.m. - Briefing and start of the rafting trip in Petran.
14:00 p.m. - End of rafting trip in Permet.

Afterwards: - lunch!

The time schedule might change depending on water level.

*Private tour
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Essential Info

Rafting in the marvelous Vjosa Valley

This rafting track is classified as Wild Water III (running water with small waves) and, as such, does not present particular danger or difficulties for navigation. The quality of the guides and the equipment used guarantee a completely safe trip. Previous experience or skill is not required. The guide on board will teach the group the basics of paddling necessary for the trip.

What to bring:
Please make sure you bring a bathing suit, a towel and a pair of (closed) water shoes or trainers. All other equipment is provided (Neoprene wetsuit, helmet, spray jacket, life jacket and paddle).

Tip: don't forget to bring warm dry clothes for after the trip!


Rafting in the marvelous Vjosa Valley

Is it dangerous?
This rafting track is classified as Wild Water II - III (flat running water with small waves). Difficulty level is moderate. As such, it does not present particular hazards for navigation. Our expert guides and specialize equipment guarantee a trip in full safety.

Do I have to be skilled?
No, previous experience is not required. The guide on board will teach passengers the basics of paddling that are needed for the trip. This level of rafting is open to any skill level, even first-timers and children age 12+

Must I know how to swim?
Yes. Although the life jacket (pfd) will not let the person go under water, swimming or flotation capacities are good reinforcement.

Am I going to be cold?
Our specialized equipment provides good protection against cold. However, everybody is different and some may experience a bit of chill.

Availability & Prices

Rafting in the marvelous Vjosa Valley

- English speaking guide
- Light lunch after the rafting trip
- Transport from the meeting point in Permet to the rafting drop-in point
- Personal outfitting: neoprene wetsuit, nylon spray-jacket, life jacket, and helmet

- Drinks
- Snacks
- Transport Tirana-Permet and Permet-Tirana
- Bank transfer fees
- If you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal there is a 4,5% service charce over the paid amount.

Online bookings

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Albania Hotels
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