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Kayaking & Canoeing

Take to the water to see the world from a different perspective

Kayaking & Canoeing Holidays

Enjoy the liberating freedom of life on the water, with your new vantage point giving you a whole new perspective you won’t find on dry land. Kayaking tours are as varied as they are fun. Hop into a river kayak and you get incredible access to beautiful places: glide downstream through dramatic gorges, or get the adrenaline flowing tackling white-water rapids. Sea kayaking takes you out onto the waves, hugging the world’s most picturesque and rugged coastlines – and gives you a chance to see the shoreline in a completely different way.

What's more, canoeing and kayaking trips are among the most sustainable and responsible ways of exploring your surroundings. Forget carbon footprints and soil erosion, these are low-impact activities at their best. 

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Where should I go?

The Ardeche River in south-central France is a world-famous favourite for kayaking holidays, with dramatic scenery and crystal waters. For sea kayaking with an edge, head to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, where the waters are so clear you can see the ruins of the sunken city of Kekova beneath the waves. In Vietnam, there are few better ways to enjoy the limestone karst scenery of Halong Bay than by kayak. 

Canoes are larger and more stable than kayaks. The tops are open, and you’ll sit on a raised seat rather than in the cockpit of the boat. The River Sella in northwest Spain has been popular for canoeing trips since the 1930s and hosts an annual festival to celebrate all things canoe, including a huge race. Travelling by canoe is one of the least intrusive and most gentle ways to see wildlife. You’re able to move along in near silence, almost ignored by the creatures who come to the water to drink. Along the Zambezi River in Africa you’ll see majestic elephants, sunbathing crocodiles and hippos wallowing in the shallows, all from your canoe.

Fast paced trip from north to south Vietnam yet with time to explore the places we stayed in. We...

Sarah Gray, 2020 Trails of Vietnam

Trip was actually amazing - amazing tour guide (Jorge) and driver (Paolo) as well as a great tour...

Emma Daly, 2019 Active Costa Rica

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