Kayak Camping

Kayak Camping

Combined tour for a 12-day active holiday

•Explore 2 rivers & national parks

•Learn to kayak with expert guides in a remote conservation area

•Fantastic activities available – kayaking, hiking, cave exploration, abseiling

•Stunning scenery, wildlife & culture

•9 Days camping under the stars

•Visiting rock monasteries and ancient fortresses

 

 

Price without flight ticket: 790 EUR


 

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1

This is the arrival day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your hotel room or taking in the sights of Sofia. This evening, you will enjoy a full course Bulgarian meal at a popular restaurant for your welcome dinner!

Day 2
We leave Sofia at 8 a.m. Arrive at the starting point at Yantra River near the town of Byala in the afternoon. Yantra River is 285 km. long and is one of the main and most high water tributaries of the Danube river. Passing through the mountains, the river forms numerous meanders and gorges which are very suitable for kayaking in the lower and upper course. The meanders and the overhanging rocky banks make it very attractive for paddlers from both Bulgaria and abroad. Every spring the Water Tourism Federation organizes a national water passage. Our section of the river is very comfortable for kayaking, without difficult and hard passages. We will set up the tents on a big lawn at the river bank for the first night under the stars.

Day 3
After breakfast and coffee we pack up the camp and launch the boats on water. Today we will pass about 25km by kayaks along the beautiful course of Yantra River. We will stop for a break and lunch at noon. Arrive in Tsenovo village in the afternoon where we sett up the second camp. Then we will gather firewood so that we can have the deserved rest in the evening around the camp fire.

Day 4
After packing up the camp we get on the kayaks again. Today our route includes passing between the overhanging rocky banks of Yantra River. The route length is about 30 km. We will enjoy exciting views. At noon we stop again for rest and lunch. This night we make the camp next to Belyanovo village. The campfire will be a pleasant end of the day.

Day 5
Breakfast and coffee are a must. We pack up the camp and dip again in the charisma of kayaking in this beautiful river. At noon time we will reach Yantra River’s mouth near Krivina village. The river flows in the Danube here. The view is very exciting. There we stop for rest and lunch.
This interesting day will end on the Danube river bank near Pirgovo village. There is a nice tavern near the camp where we can have a glass of cold refreshment and fresh fish meal.

Day 6

Collecting the camp and loading the kayaks on the bus. We head for the natural and historical reserve of Rusenski Lom. There we will visit the rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo which are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Arrive at Nisovo village in the late afternoon where we check in a three star hotel complex.

Day 7
After we wake up and have breakfast we set off for the famous proto-Bulgarian fortress Cherven and after that - for the village of Krushuna. There is a rare karst complex of caves and waterfalls.


Day 8
Today we enter the Vodopada water cave by inflatable boats. In the afternoon we will enter one of the largest caves in size - the Devetashka cave. Spending the evening in the camp again.

Day 9
Today we head for Karlukovo village - the cradle of Bulgarian speleology. The biggest passable cave on the Balkans - Prohodna cave, is situated there. The height at its big entrance is 42 m. We will visit the unique Fracture Canyon near Reselets village on the way.

Day 10
After breakfast and coffee we will have training on climbing and abseiling, then we make a zip-line trolley in Prohodna by which everybody will abseil. At dusk we will enter Svirchovitsa cave not far away from the camp.


Day 11
After breakfast we set up our camp for the last time and set off for the eco-path in Zadanen Dol. This is a very beautiful and interesting karst canyon. After that we will load the bus and leave for Sofia.
Last overnight in a 3* hotel in the city.

Day 12
Today everybody will be transferred to the airport separately depending on the time of the flight.

WHAT 'S INCLUDED

  • local English and German speaking guides
  • accommodations in hotels and camps
  • sleeping bags and camping equipment
  • all meals
  • airport transfers
  • sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • ground transportation
  • all activities

WHAT'S NOT

International airfare; insurance (we strongly recommend you purchase the World Nomad’s insurance. A link to them you can find on our website ); optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; airport taxes; and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, etc.).

 

ACCOMODATION

We stay in 3-star hotels (days 1, 6, 11); campsite (days 2,3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)

MEALS INCLUDED

All meals during the tour.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Includes moderate hiking, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy. No experience of the activities necessary but you must be happy in moving water and a confident swimmer. Suitable for kids age 7 years and older.

TRANSPORT

Private AC Van

WHAT TO BRING

  • Passport (with photocopies)
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
  • Euros
  • Credit or debit card
  • Cobeya Tours vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier
  • Any entry visas required
  • Camera
  • Tote bag in which you can put things, like cameras, that shouldn’t get wet
  • Backpack and small rucksack for carrying personal items during the day
  • Water shoes you don't mind getting wet and dirty or sport sandals
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Light windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • 4 shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Light sweater/fleece top
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • batteries
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Pocketknife

INSURANCE

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a trip organized by Cobeya Adventure Tours. It is mandatory that this travel insurance covers adequate personal accident, medical, evacuation and repatriation expenses, as well as cancellation, curtailment, loss of effects and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the client. Clients, together with their personal property including baggage, are at all times solely at their own risk. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance.
You can use any travel insurance you wish although we recommend you to buy it with World Nomads Travel Insurance. This Travel Insurance Agency is also partnered with Lonely Planet, so it is cheap and reliable! You can very easily purchase it online by just clicking on the folowing link...

FLIGHTS

Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. But please check with our staff before purchasing or obtaining your tickets, so we may verify your arrival and departure schedule.

Cobeya Tours has competitive airfares to get you to the starting point of your chosen adventure. Contact us for a full quotation including airfares, stopovers and any additional travel you wish to organize pre or post tour.

PRE OR POST TOUR ARRANGEMENTS

Because our tours are extremely suitable to be part of your total Bulgarian holiday, we offer you the possibility to extend your holiday by booking your accommodation before or after your tour by us. We suggest several unique accommodations on The Black Sea or in the mountains for very special prices.

PRIVATE DEPARTURES

If you would prefer to travel on one of our Family Adventures with just your own family on different dates to those shown, we can arrange this. Normally private departure for this tour is available for a minimum of 5 people.

PASSPORT&VISA

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months
beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the
correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is
necessary.

EU nationals may travel to Bulgaria using only an EU identity card. If
you think this may apply to you please check with your local authorities.
Visa regulations can and do change without notice and if you are not a
EU passport holder please check the current regulations in good
time to obtain a visa if one is required. Additional information...

MONEY MATTERS

As there are no banks or ATMs once you enter the mountains you may wish to exchange approx.100-150 Euros into local Bulgarian currency to cover entrances and for the purchase of drinks with meals and traditional handicrafts as souvenirs. Please note that the banks located within the arrivals hall at Sofia airport are typically closed at the weekends, so please make sure you obtain Bulgarian currency either in your home country or before passing through customs into the arrivals hall. When ordering your Bulgarian currency it is advisable to request as small denomination notes as possible. Shops and restaurant in small villages rarely have much in the way of small change and often refuse to accept larger denomination notes.
Tipping (leader and local staff)
If you receive good service it is customary to tip staff in Bulgaria in appreciation of their help and friendliness, although this is in no way compulsory.

 

 

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