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The Czarna Hańcza River and the Augustowski Canal 6 days

The Czarna Hańcza River and the Augustowski Canal 6 days

Organized Kayaking trip - dates, 3 accommodation options, SZOT Poland
Villa Skomanda Guest House - accommodation, events, kayaks

Villa Skomanda Guest House - accommodation, events, kayaks

comfortable rooms, WiFi, outdoor sauna, fenced parking lot
May weekend in a kayak - 4 days, complex organized, 3 option accommodation

May weekend in a kayak - 4 days, complex organized, 3 option accommodation

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Bonding events, business meetings

In the land of Yotvingian people, kayaking trips for companies
Through 3 countries in a kayak - 6 days, only with us, without visa

Through 3 countries in a kayak - 6 days, only with us, without visa

The kayaking trip - Poland - Belarus - Lithuania, 2 option
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Trips to the countries of Eastern Europe

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The Augustów Canal and city break in Grodno – 2 days

The Augustów Canal and city break in Grodno – 2 days

Get active and paddle through "The Water Gate to the East”, feel the boundless Belarus hospitality climate. 
Grodno - pearl in the crown of Belarusian cities, romantic oasis of peace over the Neman and at the same time city with a sparkle of thumping life. In the past, with Vilnius and Lvov, one of the big treesome borderland cities of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Some of the common history are preserved until today.
 
 
The Augustów Canal -  the "water wonder of nature”  located on the borderland of Poland and Belarus in a pattern of a symbiosis between the technical object and the nature. Antique restored locks remember distant times. Length over 103 km, where 80 km in polish borders. There are 18 locks: 14 on polish site, 3 in Belarus and 1 is a border lock.

DATES:

SB1 | 01.05 – 02.05.2016  book
SB2 |04.06 – 05.06.2016  book
SB3 |25.06 – 26.06.2016  book
SB4 |09.07 – 10.07.2016  book
SB5 |23.07 – 24.07.2016  book
SB6 |20.08 – 21.08.2016  book
SB7 |03.09 – 04.09.2016  book

PROGRAM:

    1st day
Up to 11.30 – arrival at the SZOT Base in Augustów (how to find us).
In the SZOT Base, apart from the office, you can also find: water equipment rental, Villa Skomanda guest house (comfortable guest rooms, dinning room), summer houses, playground, outdoor dry sauna, small pond with pier, sheltered area with campfire, car park.
In the neighborhood, there is a large bakery, where you can conveniently do shopping before you start your kayaking trip.
It is possible to arrive earlier or extend the stay with accommodation in Villa Skomanda guest house or summer houses at the SZOT Base. Required booking in advance.

Transportation of people and kayaks to the starting point; passport control and customs clearance on the Kurzyniec Lock.

Kayaking route: Rudawka – Niemnowo (20 km)
Three locks on the track: Kurzyniec, Wołkuszek, Dąbrówka

    2nd day
8.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – trip to Grodno – sightseeing :
The Orthodox Church
Old Castle
New Castle
Museum of Eliza Orzeszkowa
Church of St. Franziska Ksaverij and Bernardine’s Church
municipal palace of Stefan Batory
Sowiecka street
Żyliber’s park
"Switzerland in Grodno”

transportation on the Augustów Canal
Kayaking route: Lesnaja - Rudawka (5 km)
on the track two locks: Kurzyniec, Wołkuszek
passport control and customs clearance, transportation to Augustów

PRICES:

589 PLN/person            
STANDARD Option – night accomodation at campsites, no board
 
739 PLN/person            
COMFORT Option – accommodation in agritourism farms – rooms or summer houses /no bedding/ board

809 PLN/person            
LUX Option – accommodation in hotel*** in Grodno, board

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • seat in a double polythene kayak SZOT Komfort/Voyager with equipment (paddle, lifejacket, soft waterproof seat)
  • transportation of people and kayaks from Augustow to kayaking starting point in Rudawka and return from Rudawka to the SZOT Base  preferred accommodation
  • board (breakfast, dinner) – according preferred option
  • instructor/pilot care
  • trip to Grodno (transportation, guide)
  • locks fee and permission charges
  • Byelorussian visa
  • insurance Poland NNW (AXA cover up to 5000 PLN), Belarus NNW+KL (AXA cover up to:  2000 euro + KL 10000 euro)
Car park for kayakers’ convenience – free of charge       

PAID SEPERATELY:

  • entrance tickets: the Old Castle – 2,5 €/person, the New Castle – 2,5 €/person, Museum of Eliza Orzeszkowa – 1,5 €/person
  • kayaking on your own – 68 PLN/per trip
  • renting a double or triple igloo tent – 20 PLN/per trip
  • renting a foam mattress – 4 PLN/per trip
  • renting a waterproof bag / barrel – 10 PLN/per trip
  • available to purchase in the SZOT office: maps, waterproof mobile phone cases, sport gloves, sun hats and raincoats.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • 2 weeks before the trip you have to hand over your passport with the picture and visa application. On the track are two passport controls and customs clearances.
  • The event is organized with minimal amount of eight participants.
  • Proces for a group of 14 people: 489 PLN/person – Standard Option, 639 PLN/person – Komfort Option, 709 PLN/person – LUX Option.





 
We are a member
Polish Chamber of Tourism
We are a registered tourism operator - No. 17/00/04 issued by the Marshal
of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. 
We also posses Tourist Organiser Insurance No. AXA TUiR S.A. 02.605.800.

account number: BPH O/Augustów PL38 1060 0076 0000 3380 0015 4512
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