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Rafting in Osumi Canyons / Skrapar

An energizing getaway to Albania’s UNESCO site of Berat and to the Exotic Canyons of Eight Waterfalls
If you've got a taste for adventure and you are curious about Albania, join us! We depart from the beautiful UNESCO heritage city of Berat and head out across the wilderness of the Osumi Canyons in Skrapar.
About the city
Berat is one of the rarest architectural gems of the Ottoman period in the Balkans. Located in central Albania, Berat bears witness to the peaceful coexistence of various religious and cultural communities in Albania through the centuries. Among its attractions is a medieval castle, locally known as the “Kala,” which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC. 
About the experience
During this two days trip, we will combine nature, adventure, adrenaline, entertainment, relaxation, positive emotions, and friendship. Rafting will provide magnificent scenery as you float by the Canyon walls and will certainly make for a memorable experience. Eight waterfalls, a cathedral, the unspoiled nature, and the soothing sounds of running water combine to create a truly unique trip. Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9zA0sZ2Yok

Distance from nearest airport: 126 km (Mother Teresa Airport, Tirana, Albania)
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
Day I
• Departure to Skrapar region (rafting starting point)
• Rafting in the Osumi Canyons
• Packaged lunch
• Departure to Berat
• End of the program
1. The cost is 50 euro/person including transportation from Berat to the canyons of Skrapar.
- Rafting + Hotel Accommodation + Traditional dinner + Transport Berat-Canyon-Berat + Breakfast = 80 €/pers

INSTRUCTIONS

Each visitor should wear:
-          bath suit
-          old sneakers or sandals
-          sport’s wear (T-shirt, sportive trousers)

You should take with yourself
-          towel
-          warm clothes to be changed
-          old sneakers or sandals to change at the end of the trip
 
ARG provides the white water rafts, rafting equipments and the professional guide specialized for all these trips:
http://www.fshr.al/en/activities/kursi-i-formimit-profesional-fshr

Attention * 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 I and Class II.
¬ Rafting in Vjosa river, Permet
During rafting there are combined nature, adventure, adrenaline, entertainment, relaxation, positive emotions, and friendship. Vjosa River has enough stream all year round and sections with different levels of difficulty depending on the water level. The river trip lasts about 2.5—3.5 hours and depends largely on the water level. The Vjosa River is one of Europe’s last living wild rivers.
Typical Class of Water: Class III
Previous experience or skill is not required and all persons with good health conditions can participate, including children over 5 yrs old, who must be accompanied by an adult.
The professional guide of Albanian Rafting Federation will teach the group the basics of paddling necessary for the trip.
Best season to experience: February – November
Each visitor should wear: – bath suits – old sneakers or sandals – sport’s wear (T-shirt, sportive trousers)
Each visitor should take: – towel – warm clothes to be changed at the end of the trip – old sneakers or sandals to change at the end of the trip. ARG provides the white water rafts, neoprene suits, life jackets, helmets and paddles.
Maximum group size: Up to 50 persons
Frequency in 1 day: Up to 2 groups
Packages:
I. 50 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the river, rafting and packed lunch;
II. 80 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the river, rafting, packed lunch, accommodation in hotel, traditional dinner;
III. II0 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the river, rafting, barbecue lunch, accommodation in hotel, traditional dinner, visit in thermal baths of Benja and canyon exploration of Lengarica.

RAFTING in VJOSa river, PERMET

Rafters wishing to embark on the Vjosa’s River trip should arrive in the morning at Permet City. After arriving at the river edge the guides will assist you in the preparation for the adventure. This trip will provide a great adrenaline as you float by the crystal river and will certainly make it an unforgettable experience. The river trip lasts about 2—4 hours, and depends largely on the water level. After or during the trip the group will enjoy a packaged lunch, really delicious. Difficulty level grade III. Period March – November

Tour Packages:
- Rafting + Transport Permet-Vjosa River-Permet = 45 €/pers
- Rafting + Hotel Accomodation + Ttraditional Dinner + Transporti Permet-lumi Vjosa-Permet + breakfast = 75 €/pers

  • River Hiking Osumi Canyons Skrapar

  • Thermal Baths of Benja Permet

River Hiking & Canyon Exploration (on foot) Skrapar/Permet

The present expedition is offered by AAR during July, August and September. The canyon exploration and river hiking in Osumi or Lengarica Canyons lasts 3 to 5 hours, depending on the pace and on the experience of the group, and there will be a description of 4 km of the most beautiful part of Osumi’s Canyon, Skrapar or Lengarica Canyon, Permet ( close to Berat & Gjirokastra).
The canyon has a unique ecosystem that you should not miss exploring at least once. During this group, accompanied of professional guides of AAR, you experience different adventures such as water hiking along the river bed between the slopes of the canyon; swimming in the natural pools of Osumi River; climbing on some of the canyon trails.
During the expedition you will enjoy a packed lunch.
Period July – September
- River hiking & Canyon Exploration = 25 €/pers
- River hiking & Canyon Exploration + Transport Berat/Permet- Canyon-Berat/Permet = 35 €/pers
- River hiking & Canyon Exploration + Hotel Accommodation + Traditional Dinner + Transport + breakfast = 65 €/pers
During the river hiking & canyon exploration, all visitors are equipped with all the necessary safety gear, like neoprene suits, life-jackets, helmets etc.

Rafting for everyone

Have you ever thought to try the unique experience of rafting even if you are a beginner and you feel a bit unsafe? Here's what will happen if you will trust us in this setup the upcoming RAFTING FOR EVERYONE, itinerary Buzuq - Bogovë, Berat. Team meets in Berat and joins the group to leave, with our vehicles to Buzuq. Before starting the adventure the group will be guided by a "lecture" to all the techniques and tricks needed to be used in rafting. All are actively involved in rafting sport using the power of dig and shovel, following and implementing the correct instruction and commands of the Professional Guide. Difficulty level II.
ARG is sensitive to the needs of all families: a unique experience that cares for your wallet as well. This offer can reconcile these two needs.
Take advantage of this offer and gift to your children an experience that will remember all their life.
Difficulty level grade II. Period April – November
Minimum age is 5 years old accompanied by a parent, up to 99 years.

Tour Packages:
- Rafting = 30 €/pers
- Rafting + Transport Berat-Buzuq-Berat = 35 €/pers
- Rafting + Hotel Accommodation + Traditional Dinner + Transport Berat-Buzuq-Berat + Breakfast =65 €/pers

Hydrospeed Albania

Be surrounded by nature and challenge yourself with our new hydrospeed equipment! Emerge into the river and understand the extraordinary power of water. Going through the rapids like full of adrenaline you will be surrounded by spectacular views of the valley and tall mountain ranges. Hydrospeed is a recent recreational sport exercised exclusively in white waters. Experiencing the wilderness of River Vjosa through hydrospeed is designed to be one of the most amazing outdoor adventures offered for the first time in Albania by Albania Rafting Group. Hydrospeed is a low difficulty activity and does not require much strength. You just need to follow the flow of the river and the instructions of the professional guide, who will teach you basic maneuvers to safely go downriver... the rest depends entirely on you! It is recommended for people who have a good relationship with water and is well suited even for the most hesitant, with the supervision of of the Albanian Rafting Federation professional guides. Below the details of the activity and what you need to fully enjoy this unforgettable experience.

Rivers: Vjosa, Përmet (Best season to experience June-October)
Osum, Berat (Best season to experience March – June)
Length: About 5 km
Duration: About 2 hrs
Level: Normal (Suitable for everyone who has good health conditions and knows how to swim)
Age: Over 15 yrs old. The persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Weight: Up to 100 kg
Maximum group size: Up to 9 persons
Frequency in 1 day: Up to 4 groups

During Hydrospeed you must be wearing:
1. Bath suit
2. Used sneakers/ Neoprene shoes

You should have with you:
1. Towel
2. Warm clothes to be changed after the adventure
3. Sandals/sneaker to change after Hydrospeed

Albania Rafting Group will provide to each participant:
1. Hydrospeed Board
2. Fins
3. Neoprene suits of 5mm (pants & bolero)
4. Helmet
5. Life jacket
6. Professional guide

Packages:
I. 30 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the river, hydrospeed and barbecue lunch
II. 55 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the river, hydrospeed, barbecue lunch, accommodation, traditional dinner

*The above packages feature limited promotional prices and aim at strengthening team spirit and increase outdoor activities!

Albania Rafting Group organizes rafting trips in Albania through sustainable tourism principles and activities to protect biodiversity and nature.

Mules Caravan Riding

If you want to visit one of Albania's most magnificent mountains and experience the blessings and harmony from the sanctuary of the gods, possessing a view of the horizon, join our riding trip on mules  towards the holy mountain of Tomorr. During ancient and medieva times, as well as in Romantic literature it was envisioned as the Olympics mountain of Albanians, and the fairy house in the mountains, as the divine oracle of the nation.
 
Day I
• Arrival in Berat & accommodation in hotel
• Visit to an old house in Mangalem to learn about the ancient tradition of stone carving and to enjoy the house marmalade
• Festive Dinner
 
Day II • Breakfast
• Departure to the village of Tomor with SUV
• Meeting with the mule herders
• Walking towards the castle of Tomori on mules
• Picnic with homemade products in the fabulous mountain valleys
• Return to Berat & end of the program
 
 INSTRUCTIONS
You should have worn & taken with you
• Very warm light wear
• Shoes / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
• hood, gloves, scarf
• Sunlight protection cream
• A smile
! All your clothes and personal belongings are in a bag which can be easily transported on mules.
 
Packages:
I. 50 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the mountain with SUV, hiking, visit to a local family and picnic lunch with natural products
II. 90 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the mountain with SUV, mule ride, visit to a local family & hiking and picnic lunch with natural products, accommodation, traditional dinner.

  • Hiking in Tomorr Mountain Berat

Hiking in Tomorr Mountain Berat

Hiking in the Holy Mount of Tomorr is an amazing experience. The region’s holy mountain unfolds great beauties and a unique view of the wild surroundings. The hiking tour lasts around 6 hours and it is available to everyone (no professional skills are required).
Day I
• Arrival in Berat & accommodation in hotel
• Festive Dinner
 
Day II • Breakfast
• Departure to the village of Dardhe with SUV
• Hiking to Cuka Partizan
• Picnic in the fabulous mountain valleys
• Return to Berat & end of the program
 
 INSTRUCTIONS
You should have worn & taken with you
• Very warm light wear
• Shoes / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
• hood, gloves, scarf
• Sunlight protection cream
• A smile
 All your clothes and personal belongings are in a bag which can be easily transported on mules.
 
Packages:
I.50 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the mountain, hiking , visit to a local family, and picnic lunch with natural products;
II. 85 Eur/person including the transport from the city to the mountain, hiking, visit to a local family, picnic lunch, accommodation, traditional dinner.

Camping & Hiking

Mount Tomorr is a large mountain located in modern-day southern Albania. Its highest peak, called Çuka e Partizanit, reaches a height of 2,416 m (7,927 ft). 
 
Mount Tomorr is a sacred site to both Christians, who climb it on Assumption Day (August 15) to honor the Virgin Mary, and the Bektashi, who honor Abbas ibn Ali during an annual pilgrimage on August 20–25.
In Albanian folklore, Mount Tomorr is anthropomorphized and associated with the legendary figure of Baba Tomor, envisioned as an old giant with a long flowing white beard and four female eagles hovering above him and perching on his snow-covered slopes. According to German folklorist Maximilian Lambertz, Baba Tomor is the remnant of an Illyrian deity.
 
An exclusive 2 day camping and hiking trip in Mount Tomorr includes:
 
Transportation to the starting point (Dardhe Village) with SUV
Picnic Lunch
Barbecue dinner
Breakfast
Lunch in a village family/picnic
Tents (fully equipped) and camping
Bonfire
Mule for the transportation of the materials
Hiking guide 
 
Price: 100 Eur/person

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