The tour starts from the KayakingTours basecamp in Vadul lui Voda and goes to Corjova village.
Kayaking distance: 11 km
The difficulty: medium
Note: in case of eastern wind this route becomes challenging and difficulty increases to high. This type of wind happens very rare.
Duration: 4 hours
In the weekend additional transportation is arranged from Chisinau and back for an extra 10 eur/pers for a group of 15 people and more.
The tour starts from the KayakingTours basecamp in Vadul lui Voda and goes to Corjova village. Before the group starts the instructions are done and each participant is trained:
- how to get in the kayak;
- how to get out;
- how to pedal correctly;
- how to turn left-right;
- rules on who is sitting in the back and in the front;
- how to stop and park the kayak.
Each participants carry their kayak until the river (50 meters).
After the instructions each participant signs as being responsible for himself and the other participants in his boat;
There is absolutely no risk for people who can’t swim. In 4 years we have never had a case when the kayaks would to overturn. The professional life wests are keeping the participants absolutely safe.
The average speed on the water is about 4 to 5 km/hour.
Groups usually have 2 stops during the route, and get sun brown, swim, or just take their lunches.
When route finishes, each participants give back the kayak in a clean form and help to carry it to the trailer.
What is included:
- instructions on the starting point;
- transportation with kayaks back to Vadul lui Voda Basecamp
What to take with you
Kayaking means exposure to the sun almost the whole day. We recommend that you make sure you have the following things with you:
- swimsuit and sun cream – where you want to catch a beautiful tan! or long-sleeved shirt and long pants if you want to protect yourself from the sun;
- hat, sun protection cap (hat is preferred, to cover neck and ears);
- comfortable shoes to get into the water with her;
- anti-mosquito cream (only if you plan to stay overnight somewhere);
- sun cream;
- bottle o water;
- water gloves (as desired);
- zip-lock package, or something against the risk of getting into the water for your cell phone / camera.
Food & drinking water
By default no food is arranged for the group by the organizer. Also there are no drinkable water on the river.
The Food could be arranged in a form of Catering as an extra, and the price depend on the menus agreed. Kayaking tours have arranged few places on the river with tables/seats, down the river where the participants could have their lunches. This places are marked and could be easily observed on the water.
Alcohol & drugs
Any form of alcohol consumption on the river, or getting in the kayak being drunk is strictly prohibited, and the money paid for the tour are not returned.
Standard groups are up to 20 people. In case of 40+ people, the estimation might be seriously different due to logistics difficulty is increased.
The maximum number of attendees we can process: 65 persons on kayaks + 45 bicycles (see cycling tours).
We use top and best touristic kayaks from soviet with 2 and 3 seats.
Taimen 2. Two seats kayak is composed of aluminium base and is wrapped in special PVC tent. The maximum load in the kayak could be up to 250 kg. Kayak has 85 cm width and 5 meters long This is best kayak when you go for multiple days tour and take with you the tent, sleeping bag, food and many other necessary things. Kids up to 13 years old are offered a free seat in the middle section if both parents are kayaking. The minimum age for kids travelling with us can’t be under 6 years old.
Taimen 3. Three seats kayak has just another section, which makes the kayak fit for 3 travellers. This type of kayak is naturally faster then 2 seats one, but has a bit less space inside for multiple days tours.
More details you can find in section about our fleet.
Environmental & Social Responsibility
We feel responsible for the clean nature around us. And always give some extra bags to each tour participants. The main rule – to leave less garbage in the place we go through.
The great thing about kayaking is we can visit remote hard to reach beaches that few people visit. At first glance many of these beaches look pristine, but on closer examination traces of civilization can often be found in the plastic, styrofoam, and garbage that floats in on the tides.
When we find garbage we pack out what we can in our kayaks, especially styrofoam as it can break down into tiny prices that are next to impossible to collect if left in the elements. On our base camp tours our kayaks are not heavily packed so there is lots of room and on our explorer tours we create more room in our kayaks as the trip progresses and we eat through our supplies.
When unable to pack out items in our kayaks we will collect garbage and securely pile it above the tide line and notify our representatives to pick it up.