Rafting in the wild Vjosa river, Permet

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


  • Rafting in the wild Vjosa river
  • Unspoiled nature
  • Local lunch

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.

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

Optional tour

River hiking in Lengarica Canyon and Thermal Baths of Benja (35 Eur/person)


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

Active Albania provides:

  • 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.

Rafting 35  Eur/person.

Transportation from Permet and local lunch 10 Eur/person.

Total 45 eur

Please keep in mind that if you handle your own transportation, you must have a driver to turn back the car while we enjoy the trip.

Not Included: The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and you’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Active Albania adventure tour!

Flexibility: We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.

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.)

Be healthy and have consulted the doctor during the year.

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

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