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  • Trip introduction

    Spend the last night of the year and celebrate the New Year 2019 at a beautiful campsite in Kolad. Here, surrounded by greenery and the cool winter breeze, you'll feel like you're miles away from the city. On the night of the 31st, you'll gather around a campfire with countdown to midnight with your fellow campers. The next day, you'll start the new year 2019 with a thrilling, 2-hr session of rafting on the Kundalika River. This trip is ideal for a quick getaway for families or groups of friends, looking to celebrate New Year 2019 in a unique way.

    Destination

    Kolad is a small town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, right along the Kundalika River. Every morning, the massive Bhira dam opens its gates to release water for agriculture, turning the river into a rushing force of nature. You'll have a thrilling ride along the rapids for two hours. Your campsite, amidst lush greenery and swaying trees, will host your New Year 2019 night around a bonfire. You'll be accommodated in clean, cosy cottages with an attached bathroom, comfortable beds with blankets and pillows.

    Destination highlights

    Celebrate New Year 2019 around a campfire. | Battle Grade II-III rapids on the Kundalika River. | Spend the night at a picturesque campsite.

    Activity Details

    II and III

    Yes

    6

    3

    2 hrs

    12 km

    120 kg

    Inflatable rafts

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: Check-in and enjoy!

    Arrive at the campsite any time after 15:00 hrs. After checking in to your cottages, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you'll gather around a bonfire with your fellow campers to celebrate New Year 2019. At the countdown to midnight, you'll cut a cake and welcome the new year. Overnight in cottage rooms at Kolad.

    Overnight in cottages at Kolad.

    Today's meal package includes evenings snacks with tea and dinner. You'll be accommodated in cottage rooms at Kolad, equipped with an attached washroom and beds with blankets, bedsheets and pillows.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kolad campsite

    Kolad campsite

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Evenings snacks | Dinner

    Veg | Non-veg | Jain
    Day 2 of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: Check-out and go rafting!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days or more before check-in date of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before check-in date of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 3 days before check-in date of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2 days before check-in date of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made before check-in date of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip: 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 younger than 14 years of age are strictly not allowed to participate in rafting.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the rafting instructor while rafting in Kolad.

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Rafting in Kolad is a water-dependent activity. The tour operator will not be responsible for last minute cancellation of the rafting trip due to inadequate or unsuitable water or weather conditions.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip to maximize the safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the New Year 2019 Kolad rafting trip.
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    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Rafting New Year 2019 Kolad Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in cottage rooms for 1 night on twin-sharing basis

    • In-cottage amenities: attached washroom, beds with bed sheets, blankets and pillows
    • All buffet, vegetarian meals from evening snacks on day 1 to lunch on day 2 (with one non-vegetarian option for dinner)
    • Bonfire and cake-cutting ceremony on 31st night
    • One 12-km/2-hr session of rafting on Kundalika River
    • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable raft, paddle, helmet, life jacket
    • Services of experienced rafting instructors and campsite staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city-the campsite

    • Travel arrangements between the campsite-rafting start point (arranged at an additional cost of INR 800-1,000, round-trip, for a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
    • Adventure activities: kayaking, river crossing, Flying Fox, jet ski ride, banana boat ride (arranged for INR 500 per person, per activity)
    • Personal expenses like apparel, gear, additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick-dry shirt/t-shirt and track pants
    • Waterproof, sports shoes
    • Cap/hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable raft, paddle, helmet, life jacket
    • Cottage rooms for accommodation
    • In-cottage amenities: attached washroom, beds with bed sheets, blankets and pillows
    • Bonfire set-up

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID card
    • Towel
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sun block lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal prescribed medication only.