Permet is a small town located in the south of Albania, on the banks of the River Vjosa, in a valley of great beauty. From here you can reach Red Hot Springs National Park, and dive into its forests, visiting the canyons and historic sites such as the ancient Ottoman bridges and the orthodox monasteries, as well as diving into one of the thermal baths enjoying the natural corollary. Permet is a little known place, this is his luck. Tourists are fascinated by this place and above all by its uncontaminated nature.
The food and wine here is enhanced by natural products such as fruit and vegetables, but also good wines (from white grape variety), raki (the typical fruit distillate of all the Balkans, the Albanian grappa); Honey and mountain cheese, white cheese and salty sheep butter, the most famous is Gliko, a mixture of whole fruit (wanting to assimilate it to an Italian product and similar to our Cremona mustard). Gliko is produced in families and served as a welcome to guests usually accompanied by a ‘teke raki’.
1° Day – Arrival at the airport of Tirana scheduled in the afternoon, where our accompanist will take you to Permet, passing Kelcyre with a short stop at its waterfalls. Arrival in Permet. Accommodation in the hotel – City walk: In quaint quarters, we will visit a typical Permet house. Dinner in a restaurant with traditional coocery and overnight at hotel in Permet.
2° Day – Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by car to the village of Benje, village located about 8 km from Permet. Hot water pours sulfur waters to about 28 degrees (need to have swimsuit) where you can dive into one of the six natural pools that collect it (according to Local water that flows from every small lake has some curative peculiarities for diseases of skin, bones and stomach diseases). In the area there is the Ottoman bridge of Kati on the Lengarica stream that draws in to the river Vjosa Miles a magnificent Canyon can be visited during the summer season. From here you will go trekking in the canyon of Lengarices where you can go inside the canyon and get to the Dash Bridge (breathtaking place with rocky walls of 30 meters and a maximum width of 15 meters); Legend has it that the ascetic monks live in these caves. Weather permitting will be possible to see the “Pigeon Grotto”, prehistoric settlement. The first half of the route is relatively easy on a gravel road and the second half is more demanding on dirt roads (estimated walking hours 4). During this trip you can visit the beautiful village of Benje and enjoy a wonderful view of the ridge of Trebeshine-Dhembel-Nemercke. Packed lunch. Returning late in the afternoon at the Permet hotel. Dinner in restaurant.
3° Day – Breakfast at the hotel. This is a nice walk from the town of Permet where you leave to Leusë village in about an hour’s walk. Leusë is a small village about a couple of kilometers from Permet with graceful stone houses. Here is the church of Santa Maria, the oldest in the area dating back to about 400 years ago, which is home to a true jewel of art, an example of Byzantine religious art, and offers beautiful frescoes. Packed lunch. Back in the afternoon in Permet and free afternoon. Overnight in hotel in Permet and dinner in a restaurant with traditional cuisine.
4° Day – Breakfast at the hotel. Starting from the hotel you will soon reach the workshop where the Gliko (traditional Permet product gastronomy, see above) is produced by hand, here you will be able to see live production, and taste and buy Gliko. Return to Permet and lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon we will go to Kelcyra and Baxho (Kuqar), in these places cheese, salty butter and other dairy produce are produced in the traditional traditional way of the area. Next we will visit Kelcyre’s throat. In the late afternoon, return to Permet and dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.
5° Day – breakfast in hotel, and morning transfer to Tirana airport for return.
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* EXTRA DAY FOR TIRANA VISIT :
For those who want it, it is possible to extend one day the tour and visit the capital of Albania, Tirana
Extra day package – Transfer from Permet to Tirana with arrival scheduled for lectures 11.00. Our tour begins with a visit to the center of Tirana, at Scanderberg Square (Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderberg, the national hero who for 25 years resisted the invasion by defending Albania and Europe and its moral and religious values from the Turkish invasion- Ottomanna) symbol of the city (Ethem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower) and the beautiful National Archaeological Museum on the west side of the square. Walk in the park of Taiwan and on the Boulevard Deshmoret Kombit (Pyramid of Enver Hoxha, Government Palace, Qemal Stafa Stadium). (Tirana is the capital of Albania, with almost one million inhabitants, so only almost one third of the entire Albanian population is the city of excellence, a western city for the quality of life. In fact, nightlife is similar to other European cities, that is quite different from all other Albanian cities. Here it is commonly spoken Italian and especially English. We will go to the Block former residential neighborhood of the communist nomenclature, now a valuable area of the city full of bars, restaurants and shops. From 13.30 to 14.30 free time for lunch, shopping etc .. In the afternoon visit to the great anti-atomic bunker of the dictator Hoxha (BunkArt) with photo and educational path inside, a real example of the dictatorship to which the country was subjected to almost 50 years). The bunker is inside a military base to get a permit that obviously we have and winds under the ground for seven floors, not from claustrophobic feelings as the corridors are spacious and tall, well ventilated, obviously closed feeling. The visit takes about 30/45 minutes, it also deserves the visit for the external environment. Overnight at hotel in Tirana, dinner included.
Next day breakfast in the hotel, and morning transfer to Tirana airport for return.
** EXTRA RAFTING ON THE RIVER VJOSA / PERMET
It is possible for those who want it inside the package by giving up on a morning or afternoon rafting on the river Vjosa. You will enjoy pure adrenaline safely in the crystal clear waters of the river enjoying a natural setting among the most beautiful of Albania. A guide will assist you during all the excursion preparations. The tour lasts for 2 to 4 hours, depending on the water level. Lunch in bag. They will be provided with lifeless lifeless mute and what else it needs. Difficulty level: 3rd degree. Period: March – November
– Price for groups of 2 (minimum) to 9 persons per person Euro 385,00
* EXTRA DAY FOR TIRANA VISTA
– Price for groups of 2/3 (minimum) per person Euro 95,00
– Price for groups of 4 (minimum) to 9 persons per person Euro 85,00
** EXTRA RAFTING ON THE VJOSA RIVER + Permet-Vjosa river-Permet transport.
– Price per person (minimum 2 people) € .55
The prices refer to the minimum achievement of the groups of participants expressed in the “PRICES”.
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Price per person with overnight stay in double room (twin or double), single bed arrangement not foreseen.
Overnight in great hotels in all locations with breakfast, including lunch in the restaurant and dinner (as the program) in fine dining gourmet restaurants and cleanliness, transfer by car or minibus to and from the airport, guide in Italian and English.
Includes museum entrance tickets, and archaeological sites as well as a tour package for Tirana’s extra package.
Any program changes must be agreed in advance.
Backpacks, wigs, swimwear, flashlights, water bottles, any hiking sticks, hat, K-Way, trekking shoes, sunscreen, and anything else you may consider yourself personally necessary for trekking in the mountains.
By accepting the package and its participation, the Customer expressly exempts Puravida Albania Sh.p.k. From any liability inherent and consequent to the activity carried out during the days of the above package / tour.