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3 Days
Availability : Starting from March
Tirana, Albania
Min Age : 18+
Max People : As many as you can
Tour Details

Over 3 days you’ll kayak to breathtaking beaches, snorkel in crystal waters, take an adrenaline ride on the free-flowing Vjosa River and hike through Albania’s historic cities and villages.

Departure & Return Location

Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza

Departure Time

Immediately after Flight

Price Includes

  • All transfers in Albania, including pick-up from airport and Saranda harbor
  • Local professional certified English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast for all days of stay
  • Rafting on the Vjosa River
  • Guided hiking, kayaking and snorkeling
  • Guided cultural sightseeing
  • Rafting, kayaking and snorkeling equipment
  • Meals during the trip
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Price Excludes

  • Air Fare
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Everything not mentioned in the “included” section
What to Expect

Albania is an undiscovered adventure destination that is steeped in history. Help to preserve its natural biodiversity by experiencing it first-hand, rafting on the Vjosa river.

The Vjosa River is under threat by plans to build hydroelectric dams, which could have a devastating impact on the livelihood of the river’s locals and endemic species.

Over 3 days you’ll kayak to breathtaking beaches, snorkel in crystal waters, take an adrenaline ride on the free-flowing Vjosa River and hike through Albania’s historic cities and villages.

This adventure includes:
  • Rafting on the Vjosa River
  • Guided hiking, kayaking and snorkeling
  • Guided cultural sightseeing
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Rafting, kayaking and snorkeling equipment
  • Meals during the trip
  • Local professional certified English-speaking guides
  • All transfers in Albania, including pick-up from airport and Sarandaharbor
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip
Perfect for:

Those who are looking to explore this up-and-coming adventure hot-spot, and help support it’s growing tourism industry.

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Itinerary

Day 1Saranda - Kayaking from Butrint to Ali Pasha Castle

Pick up from Tirana, for who is coming by flight. The adventure will startin Saranda, where you’ll meet your hostshosts at theharbor. The action begins as you kayak along the Ionian coastline from the Butrintamphitheater to the historic Ali Pasha Castle. Amidst visiting these UNESCO world heritage sites, you’ll be in awe of the magnificent views along the way. After lunch, you’ll be taken to Lukove, a small, traditional village with breathtaking beaches and characteristically clear waters. When you arrive, you’ll embark on a relatively easy hike to one of the most beautiful beaches in this area, Krorez Bay. In the afternoon, it’s time to see what this unspoiled cove has to offer; get closer to those crystal waters and go for a swim among its inhabitants. Don’t forget your snorkel and underwater camera. 1 hour kayaking, 3 hours hiking, 1 hour swimming, 3 hours driving

Day 2Permet - Rafting on the Vjosa River

After breakfast, the minibus will pick you up and take you to the small town of Permet (3-hour drive). After lunch, you’re in for an adrenaline-fueled afternoon as you go rafting on the Vjosa River, one of Europe’s last free-flowing rivers. Its entire 270km course is wild and untamed and adorned with beautiful canyons, braided river sections, islands and oxbows. The Vjosa River is a class III rafting course. Prepare for waves up to four feet and narrow passages that send the boat shimmying and water gushing over the sides. To wind you down into the evening, you’ll visit the Thermal Baths of Benja and hike to the Canyon of Lengarica where you can relax and enjoy a swim in their natural waters. You’ll then head to a local homestay for the evening in Permet, where you can enjoy a barbecue of local food to the sound of traditional music. 2,5 hours rafting, 3 hours hiking & swimming, 3 hours driving

Day 3Hiking the historical sites of Gjirokastra

This morning, you’ll be collected from the hotel and taken to the beautiful city of Gjirokastra. Hiking around this ancient city there are plenty of pit stops that are sure to fulfil your appetite for history; including the archaeological park of Antigonea, Saraqinisht village, and the Spille Monastery. After lunch, it’s time to say goodbye as you head back to the seaport for your forwarding journey to Corfu airport. You can decide whether you’re going to spend your last hours at the beach of Saranda or Corfu before flying back home. (Ferry departs at 16:00) 4.5 hours hiking

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