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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.