1. Latvia
  2. Riga
  3. Gauja National Park

From Riga: Full-Day Scenic Gauja River Valley Kayaking Trip

Product ID: 178080
Join an amazing full-day kayaking trip through the famous and breathtaking Gauja River Valley. Explore the stunning steep riverbanks, awesome sandstone cliffs, and dense forests of Gauja National Park from a kayak.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Latvian, Lettish, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Riga
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the stunning wild steep banks of the Gauja River Valley and pristine Latvian nature
  • Get to know more about the nature, culture and traditions of Latvia
  • End your kayaking trip in Sigulda Town and continue exploring the heart of Gauja National Park or return to Riga
Full description
Meet your guide in the morning and head to Gauja River Valley to begin your kayaking trip. The curving, wild nature of the Gauja River and its tributaries makes this experience one to remember, and a must-visit for travelers who like to venture off the beaten path.

During your kayaking tour, see some of the most beautiful landscapes in Gauja River Valley, including stunning steep riverbanks, awesome sandstone cliffs, the dense forests of Gauja National Park, and more. Your eco-tour leader will engage you with a special “improv-travel” approach and tell you about the nature, culture, and traditions of Latvia.

Paddle for 15 to 20 kilometers downstream on a truly enjoyable adventure. There are several alternative points to finish on the way so the length of the trip can be adjusted according to your wishes. After reaching your final destination, benefit from a transfer right back to your hotel in Riga, or stay in the scenic town of Sigulda.
Includes
  • Transfer from Riga and back
  • Kayaking day trip ending in Sigulda Town
  • A seat in a two-seat kayak or two or three seat canoe
  • Safety jackets
  • Knowledgeable eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel approach for the groups starting with two people
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Additional activities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Packed lunch
  • Water shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Take your lunch-box and daily snacks and drinks with you
• Wear crocs or similar footwear that can get wet and that does not slip away in water, flip-flops are not suitable; you will have to get out of the boat occasionally and river's bottom is stony
• Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for different weather conditions
• Take sunscreen, swimwear and a towel with you; in the case of appropriate weather, you will be able to stop at several places to take a swim
• There should be at least one person in your boat that can carry the kayak for 50 meters
• All tours are narrated in English, Russian and Latvian
Organized by

"i-Dā" Adventures

Product ID: 178080