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Canyon Exploration Skrapar Tour

Country: Albania
City: Berat
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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CANYON EXPLORATION SKRAPAR / PERMET

The present expedition is offered during July, August, and September. The canyon exploration lasts 3 to 5 hours, depending on the pace and on the experience of the group, and there will be a description of 4 km of the most beautiful part of Osumi's Canyon, Skrapar or Lengarica Canyon, Permet ( close to Berat and Gjirokaster ).

The canyon has a unique ecosystem that you should not miss exploring at least once. During this group, accompanied of professional guides of AAR, you experience different adventures such as :

Water hiking along the river bed between the slopes of the canyon

Swimming in the natural pool of Osumi River

Climbing on some of the canyon trails.

During the expedition, you will enjoy a packed lunch.

Period: July – September

During the canyon exploration, all visitors are equipped with all the necessary safety gear, like neoprene suits,life-jacket, helmets, etc..

The cost Per person including : Canyon exploration + hotel accomodation + traditional dinner + transport + breakfast

Know More About Osumi Canyon:

The Osumi Canyon is a river canyon in southern Albania, near the town of Çorovoda. The river, which passes through the town of Berat, flows through the canyon. There are many underground passages and unexplored caves throughout the length of the canyon.

During the spring, high water from melting snow makes it possible to explore the whole length of the canyon from the river. The rapids are Class II, so one does not need prior white water experience to navigate them. At the end of the summer, when the water is lower, the full length of the canyon is not navigable, but there are various walks with opportunities for swimming in various pools and streams.

The edges of the canyon have an unusual ecosystem that preserves the greenery on both sides of the canyon year-round. Mediterranean bushes like heath and briar flourish along with rich flora and fauna. On the slopes of the canyon, erosion has created pockmarked cavern walls with small caves. Some of the rock formations in the canyon have fanciful names such as the Cathedral, the Eye, and the Demon’s Door. The canyons are 26 km (16 miles) long, at an altitude of 450 m. They are thought to have been formed 2-3 million years ago by water erosion.

Gradeci Canyon, the most beautiful and spectacular canyon of the valley of Osumi, stands close to the cave. It is 4 km long, 40 m high, and in different spots, only 1.5 m wide. Its slopes descend rapidly into the river. To reach the other canyons of Osumi, you must journey southward. These other canyons are located 3 km south of the town of Çorovoda. They are magnificent natural objects with a total length of 15 km. In this area, you can practice water sports like canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. There are also several spots that serve as small beaches, such as Varishta.

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