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. 


  • transportation from the meeting point to the point of departure
  • preparation of rafts and equipment
  • training by professional guides concerning the basic rules of raft navigation
  • rafting for about 18 km on the Vjosa River
  • stops at certain places to cool down in the river, jumps from cliffs, group photos, videos, etc.
  • arrival at the point of exit from the river
  • transportation to the meeting point

Informacione të tjera

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.

“Vjosa Explorer” will provide

neoprene suit;
water socks;
safety vest;
water jacket;
first-aid box;
extra materials as required.

What to bring

sandals or sneakers for walking and rafting when needed;
dry clothes to change into after rafting;
sunglasses and hats (optional).

Difficulty level

The Vjosa River is categorized for II-III level rafting (fast flowing waters with small waves) 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.


10 years + (minors must be accompanied)

Meeting point

in the city of Përmet, according to the needs of the client


April – October (we also accept requests for rafting in the off-season)

Price Includes/Does Not Include

Includes: transport, personal equipment for rafting, rafting guide, photo and video.
Does not include: transportation to the meeting point, drinks and snacks


6 or 8 seater rafting, accompanied by a European-language guide (guides speak Albanian, English, Italian, German, Greek, and Romanian)