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Funky Guest House and Adventures believes that traveling is the best investment and to make your holiday enjoyable and unforgettable, they organize various horse riding trips in the area of Përmet region. This is the most perfect, ecological way to visit the natural beauties, the cultural monuments, the characteristic villages, and tradition. The region of Përmet is blessed because of the landscape, historical, and cultural heritage, as is surrounded by high mountains, blue rivers, green hills, amazing national parks, beautiful canyons, hot thermal baths, characteristic villages, old churches, wonderful stone bridges, friendly people, and delicious organic food!
Funky Guest House and Adventures is a friendly family business located in the heart of Permet. The guest house provides eight very stylish rooms (family, double, twin) with TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioner, and shower rooms. In the accommodations, you will find a traditional style to define the local culture mixed with a modern style.
Hospitality is in their genes and is best shown at Funky Guest House and Adventures. Also, they would like to emphasize that their facilities are very comfortable and with high standards.
Funky Guest House believes that traveling is the best investment and to make your holidays enjoyable and unforgettable, they organize various trips, visits, and adventures in the area of Përmet. For example, rafting on the Vjosa river, hiking, camping, picnic, visits to the characteristic villages of the area, lunches/dinners, or evenings accompanied by traditional folk music. Funky Guest House and Adventures is not just a destination but an experience that you will take with you.
Funky Guest House and Adventures invites you to join them on this amazing horse trekking holiday. They operate in the Shqeria area which is a part of the Hotova National Park located near the Lengarica canyon and thermal waters, one of the most visited attractions in the south of Albania, a perfect place that is known for its traditional cuisine, hospitality, characteristic villages like Benja, Ogdunani, Delvine, Gostivisht with its stone houses, cobblestones, cold-water springs, and old churches with amazing paintings.
Arrive at the guesthouse where you will be greeted with a Gliko (a traditional homemade sweet that the town is famous for), get some information about the nearby area and then settle in your room. Later, you can enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant that offers local specialties.
After enjoying the delicious breakfast at the terrace, meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of Funky Guest House (summer season) where you will travel for 30 minutes by a 4x4 jeep to Vinja (the place where the horses are kept), so, you will also enjoy the off-roading experience during this adventure.
When you arrive there, you will meet Olsi who will introduce you to the horses. You will first feed them with apples or bread to get to know them better, after that, they will provide training for beginners on how to operate the horse or what to remember during the trip. Based on the experience of the riders, they will choose the trail that you will follow, but the favorite is alongside the beautiful Lengarica canyon which is an old trail that used to connect several villages in the area during ancient times.
On this trail, you will cross the stone bridge of Mixha and Babos dating back to the time of the Ottoman Empire where you will stop for a short break for some refreshment and snacks. When you finish your horse trekking trip, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the area for some delicious traditional Albanian food. After a siesta you can join the locals where you can have a drink and watch world go by. Later on enjoy the dinner at one of the local restaurants in the town.
After having breakfast, depart at 8:30 a.m. for the second day of horse trekking. Today, you will follow an old trail that will take you to a characteristic Albanian village. This is a beautiful trail as you will pass gorgeous hills, breathtaking views, beautiful canyon, old ruins, and probably, come across sheep herds and goats.
When you arrive, enjoy lunch at one of the guesthouses known for traditional organic dishes that you can't find anywhere in Albania. After that, carry on your journey back to the starting point. Back to the city of Permet to enjoy evening and dinner at local restaurants.
After having breakfast, depart at 8:30 a.m. for the third day of horse trekking. Today, you will follow another old trail that will take you to another characteristic Albanian village called Delvine. This is a beautiful trail as you will pass gorgeous hills, breathtaking views, amazing forest, and old monastery ruins where you will stop for a short break and enjoy the breathtaking views.
When you arrive, enjoy lunch at one of the guesthouses known for traditional organic dishes. After lunch, visit the local church and carry on your journey back to the starting point. Go back to the city of Permet to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle in a company of a drink or two and and a lovely dinner.
Permet is well known for outdoor activities, so apart from horse trekking trips, Funky Guest House organizes other activities too. On the last day, you are recommended to experience something different such as rafting or canyoning and relaxing at hot springs. Lunch will be at one of the local restaurants.
After a siesta you can join the locals where you can have a drink and watch world go by. Later on enjoy the dinner at one of the local restaurants in the town.
After having breakfast, you will have time to say goodbye and thank you for choosing Funky Guest House and Adventures. An album with a combination of photos or videos will be sent to you. Funky Guest House shall see you soon at future adventures!
The horses are very well-trained, calm, and strong, Mountain and Myzeqea or cross-breeds that are perfect for every type of rider and the terrain that will be covered during the trips. The Albanian horses are known for their freedom of movement, agility in difficult terrain, endurance, very good for long-distance use, and is exceptionally strong for its size and many have an easily ridden ambling gait. The Albanians are hardy efficient horses, they are often used as carriage horses as well as for riding and light draft. The saddle types that are offered are Western saddles with comfortable helmets.
Sitting on a horse for the first time will be an exciting experience as it is something special. First of all, you will be introduced to the horses and feed them with apple and bread to get to know and make a bond with them. After that, you will be given full instructions on how to operate them, things to be aware of, and remember.
There will be basic rules of horse riding lessons after you completed a few hours of riding lessons. It is expected that the lessons will boost your self-confidence so that you'll be prepared for your first trail ride. By enjoying this trail ride, you will easily get used to knowing the character of the horse.
Please don't worry as you will be guided by the guide and instructor throughout your day. Also, you will discuss with your instructor what and how your next day lesson will be and if you feel comfortable, you can enjoy a short trekking trip.
For experienced riders, there will be beautiful and old trails where you will explore natural beauties, the cultural monuments, the characteristic villages, and tradition. The region of Përmet is blessed because of the landscape, historical, and cultural heritage, as is surrounded by high mountains, blue rivers, green hills, amazing national parks, beautiful canyons, hot thermal baths, characteristic villages, old churches, wonderful stone bridges, friendly people, and delicious organic food.
Please note that we are flexible on the package days, so if you would like less or more than 6 days we can accommodate your request (subject to availability)
Avenir graduated in Business Management at the University of Coventry. Working with his family running Funky Guest House and Adventures, which is a friendly family business located in the heart of Permet town. I have growing up at my grandparents village, so since the young age i have been close to animals and enjoy nature. Apart from running our guest house i enjoy being a horse trekking guide during our tours. It continues to be a very beautiful experience for me and I would like all our guests to have such an experience because it is completely different from what they experience before.
Olsi has grown up and lives in a village and knows everything about the region around, old trails that he follows. He's an expert in horse riding, looking after them on a day-to-day basis and preparing the horses ready for the trips. He is a very passionate person about nature and wild nature in general.
If you have decided to spend your holidays with your loved ones, your family, or colleagues, away from noise and traffic, come to Permet (south of Albania)! Would you like to enjoy nature, hospitality, and excellent cuisine? Visit the city! Also known as "The City of Roses" due to the beautiful nature and numerous cultural and historical monuments, Përmet offers you an opportunity to enjoy and experience its beautiful landscape, cultural monuments, tradition, and adventure trips.
The city of Permet is also known as "the city of folklore music" but it can be known as the "city of gliko, raki, wine, and the wonderful nature". There are hundreds of reasons to come in Permet. That’s enough for the moment; you will discover more in your future travels. Funky Guest House and Adventures welcome you this holiday season and they promise that you will fall in love with Permet.
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. If you would like to spend a night at a guest house in a local village instead of staying at Funky Guest House, they can organize that; where you can experience their way of life and enjoy traditional cuisine and organic food.
You can enjoy dinners at local restaurants that offer traditional specialties and delicious dishes.
Permet is well-known for outdoor activities, so apart from horse trekking trips, Funky Guest House organizes other activities such as hiking, visiting cultural monuments, or national parks by a 4x4 tour.
After the daily tours, you can enjoy the thermal baths which are located 15 minutes away from the guest house, the hot springs of Benja near Permet, soak in the pools, some placed under an Ottoman stone bridge with the snow-topped mountains in the background. This is the most visited attraction in the area as it is natural and unspoiled.
The thermal baths contain sulfur and have enormous high curative effects for rheumatism but some of them can cure the stomach or skin. The Benja Thermal Waters have a temperature of 26 to 32 degrees Celsius.
Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Transfer available for additional US$36 per person
Please arrange your flight to arrive at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA). Transfer is not yet included in the package but is available at an additional cost of 100 EUR up to 6 persons.
You can also arrive by public transport or you can rent a car. Buses from Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA) to Tirana station run every one hour (fee -2 euros)
Timetable of buses departing from Tirana to Permet and it takes approximately 4 hours (fee - 8 euros)
Timetable of buses departing from Saranda (port) to Permet and it takes approximately 2.5 hours (fee - 5 euros)
Timetable of buses departing from Gjirokastra to Permet and it takes approximately 1 hour (fee - 3 euros)
Timetable of buses departing from Korca to Permet and it takes approximately 4 hours (fee - 6 euros)
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