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Përmet: Vjosa River Rafting Tour

Përmet: Vjosa River Rafting Tour

Experience the class 3 rapids of the Vjosa River on a guided rafting tour from Përmet. Join a professional guide as you make your way down the river, admiring the beautiful scenery. Meet in the Albania Rafting Base 7 minutes driving from Përmet Meet your certified, professional rafting guides, and get equipped with all your gear including a neoprene suit, life jacket, thermal sweatshirt, and helmet. Be transported in a minivan from the rafting center to the departure point. Receive instructions from your guides on how to work as a team to conquer the rapids safely and with ease. Then, set off on your adventure along the Vjosa River. Splash through the rushing water and feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate the flowing currents. Take in the lush beauty of the riverbanks during the calmer sections of the river. After you complete your journey, hop back onboard the bus and relax as you return to Albania Rafting Base.

Permet: Quad adventure on ATV 4x4 in Vjosa National park

Permet: Quad adventure on ATV 4x4 in Vjosa National park

History & culture: Visit Leusa Church.Your adventure begins with a brief safety briefing to ensure everyone is prepared for the journey ahead. Then, the group sets off, eagerly anticipating the sights and experiences that await. The first stop on your itinerary is the picturesque Leusa Church. As you traverse the countryside on your quad, you'll pass through ancient Albanian villages where time seems to stand still. The Orthodox Church of Leusa stands as a testament to the region's rich history and cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into the past with its traditional architecture and serene surroundings. From there, you'll venture into the wild beauty of Vjosa National Park. Majestic mountains rise on the horizon, while crystal-clear rivers meander through the landscape, teeming with life. The park is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, and it's not uncommon to spot deer, eagles, and even lynxes along the park's trails. As you explore the park on your quad, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature at its finest, making memories that will last a lifetime. After immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Vjosa National Park, it's time to unwind and relax at the Benje Thermal Baths. Nestled amidst lush greenery, these warm natural pools offer the perfect respite from your adventures. Whether you're soaking in the soothing waters or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance, the Benje Thermal Baths provide a tranquil oasis where you can recharge and rejuvenate.

From Tirana, 5 Day Tour: Pearls of South Albania, Riviera

From Tirana, 5 Day Tour: Pearls of South Albania, Riviera

Day 1 We start the journey in Tirana. We continue towards the city of Permet, which is known throughout Albania for its hospitality and excellent cuisine. It is also known as the "city of roses". The day tour of Përmet will include a relaxing visit to the hot thermal pools of Përmet. After that, you will immerse yourself in the wooden paths of the Redhit Hotova National Park, to continue visiting the Langarica canyon, the Këlcyra gorge and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as the bridges of the Ottoman period (Ura e Katit ) and Orthodox monasteries. Day 2 After breakfast, we start our journey in Gjirokastra. Also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra you would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets. Day 3 After breakfast, where we will then leave for the city of Vlora. The city is known as the "City of the Flag", the Independence of Albania was proclaimed here on November 28, 1912. We will visit the Flag Square and the Independence Monument. Take a walk in the Muradie neighborhood, visit Vlora's main mosque. After exploring the city, travel to "Lungomare", a promenade by the sea. Free afternoon. Day 4 After breakfast, In Vlora we will take the boat that will lead us to the Island and the Peninsula. During the boat trip, there will be a variety of activities available. Arrival at Karaburun Peninsula. Stop for about 3 hours to enjoy the crystal blue water. After enjoying the beach, it’s lunch time. After that we head towards the Haxhi Ali Cave, this is the Illyrian Cave. Then we head towards the island of Sazan, it is located in the center of the Gulf of Vlora and is the largest in all of Albania. Sazan Island today is still a military base, with several active bunkers with rooms and food supplies. We return to the ship to return to the port of Vlora. Where we will enjoy the sunset on the way back to our accommodation. Day 5 After breakfast, the last city we will visit is Berat. Is known as the town of 1001 windows, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. Berat has it all, a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communist era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans. After that, we will visit the Gorica Neighbourhood. Returning back to Tirana we will drive past Belsh lake, offering a picturesque view.

Tour to Permet Thermal Baths

Tour to Permet Thermal Baths

In the Permet day tour, departing from Saranda will be included a relaxing visit to the hot Permet thermal pools. After the spa time, you will dive into the woody paths of the Redhi I Hotovës National Park, to continue the visit to Langarica Canyon, Kelcyra gorge, and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as Ottoman-era bridges (Kati Bridge) and Orthodox monasteries. You will discover the town of Tepelene, famous for the high quality of its cold spring waters. This journey will not be completed without the traditional food that you will be able to enjoy during the day.

Visit Permet Thermal Baths and Tepelena Castle

Visit Permet Thermal Baths and Tepelena Castle

Near the border with Greece and North Macedonia, there is a small Albanian city named Permet. This city is famous for its wonderful nature combined with the rich culture. Permet is also known as ‘the city of roses’, which describes the presence of roses and a lot of flowers. It is also known as the ‘city of the river’ since the second largest river crosses the town forming a large canyon. In the Permet day tour, departing from Saranda will be included a relaxing visit to the hot Permet thermal pools. After the spa time, you will dive into the woody paths of the Redhi I Hotovës National Park, to continue the visit to Langarica Canyon, Kelcyra gorge, and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as Ottoman-era bridges (Kati Bridge) and Orthodox monasteries. You will discover the town of Tepelene, famous for the high quality of its cold spring waters. This journey will not be completed without the traditional food that you will be able to enjoy during the day.

Përmet: Amazing Horse Riding Experience at Vjosa NP

Përmet: Amazing Horse Riding Experience at Vjosa NP

Funky Guest House and Adventures invites you to join us on this amazing horse trekking trip. We operate in both sides of Vjosa river which is the last wild river in Europe and now National Park. The park offers stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and the opportunity to explore nature on horseback. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, it's a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the park and experience the landscape from a unique perspective. One of the most visited destination in the south of Albania. A perfect place that is known for its traditional cuisine, hospitality, characteristic villages like Benja, Ogdunani, Leuse, Badlonje with its stone houses, cobblestones, cold-water springs and old churches with amazing paintings. On these trails you will come cross beautiful landscape, visit old villages, churches, valleys, springs where we will stop for a short break for some snacks, fruits and local wine. These are beautiful trail as you will pass gorgeous hills, breathtaking views, beautiful canyon, old ruins, and probably, come across sheep herds or goats and meet amazing people. A lot photos and videos will be taken from us during this amasing experience and pass it over to you, so you will have a nice album.

Vjosa River: Electric Bike Tour in Permet

Vjosa River: Electric Bike Tour in Permet

Permet boasts a mountain biking route renowned for its breathtaking scenery and distinctive segments, offering a captivating cycling adventure. This remarkable journey with electric bike comprises three distinct sections, each showcasing the region's natural beauty and historical charm. Gather with our electric bike Vjosa team at our adventure base, conveniently located a mere 10-minute drive from Permet city center. Ample free parking awaits you upon arrival. Delve into an exceptional cycling experience with our top-quality electric bicycles specifically designed for mountain terrains, crafted in 2024 and available in various sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL). Upon selecting your preferred electric bike and helmet, our local bike tour guide, hailing from Permet, will provide comprehensive instructions and an insightful presentation about the route. Your guide will accompany you throughout the journey, regaling you with captivating local stories and historical anecdotes. Rest assured, our support staff will shadow your expedition from a distance, ready to assist should the need arise. Embark on an exhilarating 5-hour journey covering a total distance of 35 km, characterized by a gradual ascent of 371 meters, a descent of 350 meters, with the highest point reaching 485 meters and the lowest at 230 meters. Throughout the cycling expedition, indulge in the flavors of freshly picked fruits while embracing our sustainable ethos by encouraging the use of personal thermoses for water, minimizing plastic usage. Additionally, convenient sources of potable water are available in the picturesque Kaludh village along the route. Stay connected effortlessly throughout the excursion with continuous mobile network coverage along the cycling path. Concluding this invigorating adventure, relish in a celebratory lunch featuring an array of local products sourced directly from Permet, culminating your journey with a delightful culinary experience about 1,5 h. Join us for an unforgettable day of exploration, cultural immersion, and eco-conscious adventure, curated to create lasting memories in the heart of Permet's stunning landscapes..

From Tirana: Vjosa River Rafting and Hiking 2-Day Trip

From Tirana: Vjosa River Rafting and Hiking 2-Day Trip

Embark on a journey through the wild terrain of Permet, in Albania’s scenic south. Get picked up in Tirana for a tour of the peaks, valleys, and hidden gems lying along the Vjosa River. Go rafting in wild waters, fill up on local cuisine, and spend the night in a hotel while soaking up the culture. Once you arrive and settle in Permet, head straight to the river for a quick rafting lesson before taking on Vjosa. Get ready for an adrenaline rush while sailing in the wild streams and canyons. Rest up with a riverside picnic lunch and admire the lush green views of the treasured region. Enjoy dinner at the hotel, and take some time to wander the rustic streets before turning in for the night. On day 2, rise early for a tour of the lesser-known spots in Permet, followed by a picturesque hike. Visit the villages of Lipe and Leuse, with 14th century Greek Orthodox churches and monasteries. Relax on your ride back to Tirana, and reminisce about your tour through this untamed paradise.

From Sarandë: Day Trip to Permet with Thermal Pool Visit

From Sarandë: Day Trip to Permet with Thermal Pool Visit

Near the border with Greece and North Macedonia, there is a small Albanian city named Permet. This city is famous for its wonderful nature combined with the rich culture. Permet is also known as ‘the city of roses’, which describes the presence of roses and a lot of flowers. It is also known as the ‘city of the river’ since the second largest river crosses the town forming a large canyon. In the Permet day tour, departing from Saranda will be included a relaxing visit to the hot Permet thermal pools. After the spa time, you will dive into the woody paths of the Redhi I Hotovës National Park, to continue the visit to Langarica Canyon, Kelcyra gorge, and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as Ottoman-era bridges (Kati Bridge) and Orthodox monasteries. You will discover the town of Tepelene, famous for the high quality of its cold spring waters. This journey will not be completed without the traditional food that you will be able to enjoy during the day.

Vjosa Rafting Experience with transfer from Durres

Vjosa Rafting Experience with transfer from Durres

Vjosa river, named "The last wild river" in Europe. On its way over 270 km, the crystalline Vjosa flows naturally undisturbed, characterized by a wonderful valley, rapids, islands and bends that make the rafting trip fun and full of adrenaline. The trip to the activity starting point is organized with a comfortable minivan for small groups departing from Durres at 6.30am. After approximately 3 hours you will meet the professional team that will guide you through this amazing adventure. Firstly, they will take you to the rafting starting point, where you will have time to wear the appropriate clothes and equipment and get the relevant training and instructions. Rafting activity is foreseen to last c. 2 hours, and upon your return we will take you to a traditional restaurant for lunch. You will then head back to Durres after a long but rewarding day. You must have dressed: Swimwear; Sportswear; Sneakers You must have with you: Clothes to change (underwear); Sneakers to change; Towel

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