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For impressive scenery it’s hard to beat Lake Shkopet in the north – an amazingly scenic reservoir on Mat river with quiet small beaches and a huge hanging bridge. Blissfully encircled by dense vegetation of the Mat gorge, it’s only a 90-minute drive from Tirana. We will paddle on the lake along pristine river beaches and farmhouses for about 3 hours with opportunity to jump in the turquoise green water whenever the weather is good. We will have a local lunch of seasonal vegetables and fresh river fish.
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By: Active Albania
Don't wast your time with them
I booked three different tours with them and they canceled every time without giving me a reason whatsoever. I don't understand why they have all these tours if they're not willing to do them in the first place. They just wasted my time and ruined my travel plans to Albania.
Best holidays in Albania
I did a last minute booking with Active Albania through their website, without knowing what to expect from the undiscovered Albania. I had fantastic days. I met some wonderful local guides, enjoying every day of the adventure tour. The food was very delicious and everyone took care of us every single moment. These guys are so talented and such an inspiration. Looking forward to our next adventure. Highly recommended!
Preston, United Kingdom
Fantastic trip, with fantastic guides!
Komi (our local guide), was so much fun and made us feel comfortable from the start. He arrived on time at our hotel with a smile (a common theme at Active Albania). We were driven in an air conditioned car for about 1.5hrs to the canyon. This journey was broken up nicely by the stops along the way. I won’t spoil the surprise, but they are very authentic and give you a great insight to some of Albania’s history and stories.
The canyon itself was beautiful, and it had something for everyone, regardless of age or ability. We also stood under the waterfalls that fell into the river - so much fun! There were plenty of jumps along the way (optional) and also parts were you could just float on your back and relax.
The office let us know exactly what to expect and what to bring before we arrived and they communicated this information really well.
Thank you so much for this authentic experience, with local and friendly guides! We will definitely come back to try other activities with Active Albania.
Grand Canyon in Albania
We made a Canyon Hiking Tour on the Osumi river in late July 2019. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking. Our guide was a very sympathetic young man who spoke good english. The tour was done according to our individual wishes. If we wanted to enjoy jumping from a rock into the river once again, we had all the time in the world to do so. Our guide was phantastic with our 8-year-old son. Although they did not have a language they could share, he made friends with him immediately and led him safely through the Canyon.
We had a great day, loads of fun and enjoyed aswome nature.
Not to forget about our driver who took us through all the serpentines very safely and smoothly.
I am glad, that we made this organised tour. (We usually prefer to explore things ourselves.) Because otherwise we would not have enjoyed the Canyon in the way we did. You would not swim in a river where you do not know the current between 200m high side walls and you probabely also would not jump from serveral meter high rocks into water, if you are not told it is safe and deep enough ;-)
Breathtaking journey through untouched nature!
It is such a pity that as a local I had never explored this part of my country. Thanks to Active Albania, I got the chance to enrich my perception of the Albanian landscape whilst rafting along the Osumi Canyons. This is a must-do experience if you’re visiting the monumental city of Berat!
London, United Kingdom
Amazing country and fantastic tour
In truth I didn’t really know what to expect from Albania. I stumbled across a short tour with Active Albania promoted by another company and thought it sounded really interesting and it would be a little different. All I can say is wow; the country is truly beautiful and I have never been made to feel more welcome. Blerina is a fantastic guide who takes great pride in her business and vision to promote sustainable tourism in Albania. She is supremely professional and welcoming. The tour was a carefully planned itinerary to deliver a fantastic taste of the country in a short time - and make me want to come back for longer. On top of that she ensured high quality equipment was used and was very safety conscious. You are in great hands if you book with Active Albania!
Fantastic adventure - really made our trip to Albania
We had an amazing day with Active Albania. Great guides who made the hike a lot of fun and we were well looked after. The waterfall is really beautiful - we soaked ourselves under it and had a dip in the cold pool beneath which was really refreshing on such a boiling hot day. Great to get out into what felt like the middle of nowhere. A real highlight of our holiday.
Amazing tour.....do not leave Berat without doing it !
We had a great day with our guide Komi. He was such a fun, knowledgeable guy who made the trip superb. We walked through the canyon with breathtaking views and swam, floated and jumped in the water. We would highly recommend this trip !
San Francisco, California
Beautiful canyon, fun experience, exceptional guide
Our experience with Komi and Active Albania was top notch. Communication was great, and everything exceeded our expectations. Osumi Canyon itself is breathtakingly beautiful and worth the ~90 minute drive from Berat. There are multiple opportunities during the river hike to swim and cliff dive. Our guide, Komi, was knowledgeable, helpful and quite a lot of fun as well. Highly recommended to do this should you be in the Berat area.
The best experience ever
My husband and I visited the South of Albania in June. Although we booked only a few days with Active Albania, their professionalism and enthusiasm made our journey unforgettable. They perfectly knew how to make us get the most out of every second spent there. Wonderful beaches for kayaking and snorkeling. It was one of those experiences that you can never have enough. Can't wait for our next adventure with this amazing team. Thank you Active Albania for providing such an excellent service!
Amazing experience with a fantastic team!
Blerina and her team are amazing, professional and committed to show the real Albania and it's pure nature and culture.
Rafting im Osumi Canyon
June ist end of the rafting season, even so the rafting tour through the Osumi Canyon was absolutely amazing due to the fantastic landscape and our really good rafting guide Toni. I can totally recommend it! If we would have had more time WE had done the hiking tour as well.
The real Albania - the Holy Mount of Tomor
My mom and I went on a tour to the Holy Mount of Tomor and had a day full of local experiences and an amazing picnic in the mountains! We also visited a local family and had raki (off course):) It was a real feeling of the true Albania:) Our guide Xhoni has so much knowledge and are very service minded! Active Albania is a very sustainable tour company, that gives back to the community! There was so many other interesting tours I also wanted to join. Next time - I will definitely come back!
Grand Tour of Albania, Europe’s Hidden Gem
The host's guides and our driver, where amazing people. Very willing to talk about the people, the culture and their knowledge of Albania. The activities themselves were a lot of fun. The food was always too much. We could never finish it. The price of all food and drink was amazing. The hotels were always extremely clean and well positioned. Active Albania is promoting sustainable travel and working to protect Albanian unspoiled nature.
Great hosts and an excellent service. They take care to promote the best of Albania and preserving ita heritage. Well done!