3 day Berat – Skrapar Tour

3 day Berat – Skrapar Tour
18 Mar 2016

An energizing getaway to Albania’s UNESCO site of Berat and to the Exotic Canyons of Eight Waterfalls, Skrapar

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:

  1. Natural: Canyons, mountains, waterfalls
  2. Well-being: Sport
  • Cultural: Illyrian and Medieval castles, churches, mosques, medieval bridges, Albanian gastronomy, ethnography, folklore

Profile Activity: Eco -tourism

Day I

  • Transportation from Tirana to Berat
  • Accommodation in a local Hotel
  • Visit to the Castle of Berat and Onufri Museum
  • Traditional dinner at restaurant Castle Park

Day II

  • Breakfast
  • Departure to Skrapar region (rafting starting point)
  • Rafting in the Osumi Canyons
  • Local cuisine lunch (packed lunch in the middle of the canyons)
  • Wine tasting at Cobo winery

Day III

  • Breakfast
  • Visit of the historical quarters of Mangalem & Gorica
  • End of the program

 

This package comes to you with a promotional price of 115 EUR / person including hotel accommodations (2 nights), 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, packed lunch, rafting, cultual in  Berat or hiking on the ruins of the castle of Gorica, Çobo visit + lunch in the winery).

 

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.

 

CLASS III RAPID

“Wild Water definition: You will get wet!”

Large, continuous series or sets of waves, some in excess of 6 feet. “Holes” or “hydraulics” may be present, and can be run or avoided. Small drops, ledges or waterfalls may be present. Scouting the rapids is suggested for all but the most experienced of river persons.

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