Rafting on the Vjosa River
The Vjosa River is one of the last wild rivers in Europe. It enters Albania at the “Tre Urat” border
and crosses into the Municipality of Përmet and Këlcyra as it joins the Zagori and Drino River,
where it also flows into the Municipality of Tepelena and continues its journey to the estuary of
the Adriatic Sea. This portion of the river offers excellent opportunities for rafting and other
water sports. The Vjosa river valley is characterized by numerous natural features such as swirling
streams, canyons, freshwater springs, islands, and curves that create magnificent, meanders,
singular panoramic landscapes, characteristic villages, etc. All of these unique attractions blend
in harmony with each other and place tourists in direct contact with the untouched nature of the
valley, its people, history, traditions and, without a doubt, the rich and varied cuisine of the area.
Rafting trips are offered to all enthusiastic travelers who like wildlife and adventure, adrenaline
and outdoor sports.
Technical Travel Schedule
~Journey:Rafting on the Vjosa River.
~Level of difficulty: Medium. Level III
~Normal Price: 35 Euro/ Person.
~Price for Agencies : 40 Euro/ Person.
~Price includes: Transport to the river, personal equipment, rafting guide, photo and video.
~Price does not include: Transportation to the meeting point, drinks and snacks.
~Period: April – October (we also accept requests for rafting in the off-season).
~Type: 6 or 8 seater rafting, accompanied by a European-language guide (guides speak Albanian, English, Italian, German, Greek, and Romanian).
~Duration: 4 hours.
Duration on the water: 2,30 hours.
▪ Transportation from our rafting center to the point of departure.
▪ Paratioreparation of rafts equipment and group briefing.
▪ Rafting on the Vjosa River and stops at certain places for swimming, group photos and
▪ Arrival at the point of exit from the river.
▪ Transportation to the our rafting center.
~Difficulty level: The Vjosa River is classified level III and does not pose significant risks or
difficulties in navigation.
~Experience: No prior rafting experience required; before the start of the journey, professional
guides will explain the basic rules of rafting.
~Equipment: all the equipment used by Vjosa Explorer complies with European safety regulations
and is constantly checked. Each participant will receive thermal and safety clothing, previously
washed and sanitized.
~Guidelines for participants: Participants should know how to swim and be in good health.
People with heart problems, breathing problems, and other health issues that are incompatible
with outdoor sports activities are not recommended for rafting. In the case of known health
problems, a declaration form of liability must be signed.
Those who need to wear eyeglasses must secure them with a lanyard
3.What to bring:
▪ thermal sweater;
▪ Sandals or sneakers for walking and rafting when needed;
▪ Dry clothes to change into after rafting, including shoes;
▪ Sunglasses and hats (optional).
~“Vjosa Explorer” will provide the following personal rafting equipment:
▪ Neoprene suit;
▪ Safety vest;
▪ Water jacket;
▪ First-aid box;
▪ Extra materials as required
Rafting Package Vjosa River*
The prices indicated are already discounted for the tour operator. Minimum 4 people