River Hiking in the Lengarica Canyon and Thermal Baths of Benja Permet (on foot)

The gorgeous canyon of Lengarica is located in the Fir of Hotova National Park, Permet. During the exploration we will see several caves and the most impressive is Pigeons' Cave at 160 meters long and up to 3 meters. At the beginning of the canyon there is a stone bridge arcs over a winding stretch of brilliantly blue-green water. Built in the Middle Ages, it has been letting people cross the sulfur-rich river since the days of the Ottoman Empire. Warm water rushes beneath it, providing a relaxing treat during our river hiking trip.
February - November

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)


  • Exploration of the Lengarica Canyon
  • Caves
  • Thermal sprints of Benja
  • Local lunch


General Trip Information

Best season to experience February –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. Previous experience or skill is not required.


Optional trip

Rafting in wild Vjosa river (starting from 50 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


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Meeting point –  Permet

We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Permet or Gjirokastra and from any other city in Albania upon request.

Length of rafting trip

  • Transportation Permet – Canyon  - Permet 1 – 1,5 hours
  • Preparation, instructions and river hiking 2,5 - 3 hours
  • Local lunch 1 hour


River Hiking 35 Eur/ person.
Transportation and local lunch 10 Eur/ person.

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!


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.

Dates & Prices

Price: 35 €

Available Dates
  • February 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
E.g., 01/28/2021
Please choose the date of your tour from the allowed dates in the left.


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Active Albania offers pickup service from the airport and back after you finish your trip if preferred. Contact Us for more information.

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