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Hotel Alvero

June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


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Rafting on Vjosa River, one of Europe’s last free-flowing rivers, is a class III rafting. Prepare for waves up to four feet and narrow passages that send the boat shimmying and water gushing over the sides. Vjosa river’s entire 270km course is wild and untamed and adorned with beautiful canyons, braided river sections, islands and oxbows.


Destination Profile: Adventure, Culture, Nature
Visitor’s Profile: Nature loving, explorer, fond of authenticity and tradition

Profile attractions:
I. Natural: Canyons, mountains, waterfalls
II. Well-being: Sport
III. Cultural: Illyrian and Medieval castles, churches, mosques, medieval bridges, Albanian gastronomy, ethnography, folklore
Profile Activity: Eco -tourism

General Trip Information

  • Typical class of water III
  • Best season to experience March – November
  • 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 from June to November.

Previous experience or skill is not required.


Rafting trips in Albania do not provide high level of difficulty, but every visitor should consider:

  • Age over 16-70 years (persons under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • To know swimming
  • Be healthy and have consulted the doctor during the year.
  • Have a weight no heavier than 100 kg
  • In absolute terms, the person should not have diseases and complications following:
  • Cardiac disease of any kind
  • Hypertension
  • Flake out or  lose of feeling of any kind
  • Problems of the spine and muscular system that reduce the physical possibility of safety.
  • Problems with breathing apparatus
  • Nerve Problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with eyes (severe myopia, retinal detachment, glaucoma)
  • Be under the influence of pharmaceutical drugs, drugs, alcohol.

There are no limits of age and weight for the low levels: Class II (June – November)

Prices Include

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

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

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

Not Included

The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water.

Meeting point – Hotel Alvero Permet

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

Length of rafting trip

  • Transportation Permet– Vjosa river – Permet 1 – 1,5 hours
  • Preparation, instructions and downriver 2,5 – 3,5 hours
  • Local lunch 1 hour


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Shetitorja Mentor Xhemali
Permet, Albania
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