Albania
Destination
Moderate
Difficulty level
1 day
Duration
Rafting
Activity type

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.

You can either join one of our scheduled departures (please see the calendar at the right) or you can book this tour as a private departure.

TOUR: Rafting in the marvelous Vjosa Valley
TYPE: Guided Rafting trip
CODE: R 1.1
LEVEL: Moderate
PRICE: 40 euro per person
DATES: March – October
DURATION: 3 hrs
START/FINISH: Permet/Permet
INCLUDE
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
NOT INCLUDE
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 charge

*Private tour
If you wish to do this tour on a different date, please contact us via the enquire now button.

Essential Info:

Level
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 wet-suit, helmet, spray jacket, life jacket and paddle).

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

Good to know

Pick-up location
The meeting place is at Hotel Coli, near Permet. In case you need help arranging transport to get there, please let us know.

Drop-off location
Same as pick-up location

Attention!
Persons with heart disease, respiratory problems or other syndromes not compatible with sports are not recommended to participate in this trip. If they do, they do so at their own risk.

Participation guidelines:
You should know how to swim. Although life jackets keep you above water, swimming or floating capacities are an added security in case of falls. The equipment provided ensures good protection against cold; however, people have different capacities to bear cold and some persons may experience a bit of a chill.

Children Policy
Children are welcome to join this trip from 12 years and up and should know how to swim. Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Participants bringing children are requested to contact OA before booking, as there are a limited number of places for children. Children up to 14 years, get a 10 Euro discount on the adult price

FAQs

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.

1

10:00 AM

Meeting near Permet, Hotel Coli and drive to Petran in OA vehicles

2

10:30 AM

Briefing and start of the rafting trip in Petran.

3

14:00 PM

End of rafting trip in Permet.

4

Afterwards

Lunch!

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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 Albania