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  • Trip introduction

    Learn the basic skills and techniques of kayaking on this 3-day kayaking course in Rishikesh. Your training begins on day 1 when an experienced kayaking instructor will guide you on the proper ways of handling the kayaking equipment. By day 3, you'll be paddling on the Ganges, making your way through white-water rapids rated grade I and II. Every day, you'll six hours learning how to kayak, while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the mighty Ganges flowing across the mountains of Uttarakhand.

    Travellers are not required to have any prior experience in kayaking before booking this kayaking course in Rishikesh. The course has been designed to suit the needs of a beginner kayaker.

    Destination

    This kayaking course takes you to the glacier-fed waters of the holy Ganges as it flows through the town of Rishikesh. As you learn the basic techniques like a wet exit or an Eskimo Roll, you'll be surrounded by sweeping views of the mountains and forests of Uttarakhand. Even as the rapids of the Ganga present an exciting adventure, spectacular views of the river twisting and turning across hills are sure to overwhelm you.

    Destination highlights

    Learn kayaking in Rishikesh on a short 3-day itinerary. | Practice kayaking on the Ganges for six hours every day. | Learn kayaking in small groups with personalized attention. | Kayak over rapids rated grade I and II.

    Activity Details

    River kaya

    No

    6 hrs

    120 kgs

    1 p

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of kayaking course in Rishikesh: Kayaking lesson 1

    Arrive at the tour operator's office in Tapovan, Rishikesh. Here, you'll meet your kayaking instructor and begin the day's training. Today, you'll begin with modules of theory designed to give you a basic understanding of kayaking. After the classroom session, you'll board a private vehicle and travel to a spot on the Ganges to begin practical exercises. Today, you'll start off on still water and learn about the proper ways of handling the kayaking equipment, different safety protocols to be maintained, techniques to use the paddle and ways to navigate the boat. You'll spend about six hours on the Ganges before the day's session ends by late afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Rishikesh

    Rishikesh

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Day 2 of kayaking course in Rishikesh: Kayaking lesson 2
    Day 3 of kayaking course in Rishikesh: Kayaking lesson 3
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 7 days before start date of the Rishikesh kayaking course for beginners: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-7 days before start date of the Rishikesh kayaking course for beginners: 45% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before start date of the Rishikesh kayaking course for beginners: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the kayaking instructor during the beginner's kayaking course in Rishikesh.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is prohibited during the kayaking sessions.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Prices displayed are per person prices based on a booking of three participants. If you're booking this course for less than three participants, a surcharge of INR 1,900 per person is applicable.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the beginner's kayaking course in Rishikesh.
    • Kayaking Course Rishikesh Ganges Uttarakhand The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Kayaking Course Rishikesh Ganges Uttarakhand The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Kayaking Course Rishikesh Ganges Uttarakhand The Great Next Adventure Travel
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Tapovan office-Ganga River

    • Three 6-hr sessions of kayaking on the Ganges
    • All equipment required for kayaking: safety jackets, paddles, kayaks etc.
    • Services of experienced kayaking instructors and support crew
    • Fruits and snacks
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Rishikesh

    • Any accommodation or meals during the course
    • Personal expenses like meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Adventure travel insurance (recommended)
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swim-wear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Light shirt/t-shirts
    • Waterproof sandals and shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport between the Tapovan office and Ganga River
    • All equipment required for kayaking: safety jackets, paddles, kayaks etc.

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Camera
    • Waterproof bag
    • ID proof
    • Towel

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.