This sea kayaking tour is for people who like to be on the water and visit secluded beaches that yclingan only be reached from the water. We will explore the caves, beaches, picturesque villages, and historical and archaeological sites of the Albanian coast, and enjoy the delicious cuisine of this region.
You can book this tour as a private departure via the enquire now button.
|TOUR:||Paddling along the beautiful and interesting Ionian coast|
|TYPE:||Guided sea-kayaking trip|
|PRICE:||Ask a quote from our direct sales department|
If you wish to do this tour on a different date, please contact us. We have guides who can speak Albanian, English, Italian, French, German, Italian, Dutch or Spanish.
** Open air beach camping option;
In case you would like to do this tour as a private tour you can choose the (cheaper) open air beach camping option instead of staying overnight in hotels. Please ask us for the discounted price for this option.*Private tour
In order to join this tour you have to be able to swim.
What to bring
Participants on the tour are advised to bring (water-proof ) hats, swimming gear, drinking water, a towel, a pair of shorts to avoid sunburns in the kayak, sun screen and a pair of (water-proof) shoes. (no flip flops)
Good to know
Pick up location
Drymadhes, Dhermi, to be specified at booking confirmation
Please contact us if you want us to arrange your transfer to the beginning point of the trip
Drop off Location
Butrint, Saranda, to be specified at booking confirmation
Please contact us if you want us to arrange your transfer to your next destination
Please inform us about any existing (or pre-existing) medical conditions in your booking form.
The OA tours are land only; the prices do not include flight or transport from the airport to the hotel. Participants must make it to the starting point of the tour on their own.
Children are welcome on the tour. However, they should be able to swim.
Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Day 1: Meeting in Drimadhes
Day 2: The Albanian Riviera
After breakfast, fine tune the equipment, and follow a safety and technique briefing, before getting in water. Starting from Dhermi, we will paddle along the coast in the direction of Jal. Stop halfway at the beautiful beach of Gjipe, to relax, swim, and explore on foot the secluded bay’s Red Rock Canyon. In the afternoon we will head for Jal, following a succession of small gravel beaches, caves and vertical cliffs. Relax and enjoy the evening in Jal Beach.
Paddling distance: 7km
Overnight: Jale, camping
Day 3: The Albanian Riviera Continued
Paddle out from Jal, checking other small beaches along the coast until the beach of Livadh, where we will stop to rest and have lunch. In the afternoon we will continue to paddle and reach the picturesque coastal town of Himara, where we will stop for the night. It is a great place to relax, swim and walk along the lively waterfront.
Day 4: A lovely day in Himara
After a relaxed breakfast, we will go to visit the Himara Fortress. The maze of stone cobbled alleys leads to a fantastic panoramic terrace-bar. In the afternoon, we will paddle to Filikur beach, and enjoy the magnificent place till sunset.
Day 5: Porto Palermo and the Fortress of Ali Pasha.
In the last paddling section, we will leave Himara and paddle along the beautiful beaches of Potam, Filikur and Llaman until reaching the splendid bay of Porto Palermo, where we will paddle in front of what was once a top secret naval base. After stepping out of the kayaks, visit the fortress of Ali Pasha Tepelena. In the afternoon we will walk to Old Qeparo – the stone built village on top of the hill, dominating the entire bay.
25th-29th of September
2nd-6th of October