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WHITE WATER KAYAKING COURSES

 

Now you can learn this fascinating sport from the hand of expert instructors. Whitewater Rivers has become one of the adventure sports has grown faster in the last decade. This is no accident, since there is nothing like the feeling of freedom and privacy of magnificent walking and wild rivers.

San Gil and surroundings you will find the suitable for kayaking, whether to get started or to improve your skill level instead. We have a variety of rivers ideal for this sport, providing a wide range of variety of levels, from class I-II-III to more challenging Class V rapids, allowing you to achieve a gradual learning progress.

Thousands of rivers around the world are waiting for. Colombia Rafting Expeditions offers you get started in this exciting sport together with our best instructors.

BASIC KAYAK COURSE

In the entry-level courses you start familiarizing yourself with the kayak and all equipment. These courses begin with an introductory period in calm waters where the basic movements are learned to control the boat. As you gain confidence we go deeper into the streams, ending with the descent of a river easy.

Course topics:

  • Brief history of the sport
  • To know the personal computer
  • Knowing the parts of a Kayak
  • Security In the river  
  • Auto Rescue  
  • Practice different strokes to the riverbank
  • Use of strokes to make a ferry and take a eddy
  • Learn to read the river
  • Learn the art of roll: Learn a strong and effective roll to gain confidence in the water. Our instructors will teach you the proper way to perform this important technique. We will instruct on the basics of skimo roll by focusing and attention to the correct position of the oar and accuracy in body movement.

Availability: Every day except in high seasons.

Duration: 2 days (6 hours per day).

Location:  Fonce River

Requirements: For this course, students should be able to swim, good health status.

Includes: personal and kayak equipment, transportation to the practices, bilingual Instructor (Spanish / English), insurance against accidents, pictures and videos sent by email.

Recommendations: things to bring: shorts, shirt, Shoe River, repellent, sunscreen, extra clothes to change yourself at the end of the activity.

ADVANCED COURSE KAYAK

During this course you will practice the techniques learned in the basic course for beginners, and will be strengthened in the following areas:

  • Security and rescue.
  • Advanced-techniques and games with the Kayak.
  • Issuance and Exploring new rivers.
  • Reinforces according to specific student needs.
  • Availability: Every day except for peak periods.

Duration: 2 days (6 hours per day).

Location: Rivers Fonce, Mogoticos, Chicamocha and Suarez

Requirements: For this course, students should have ended with good performance the basic level. Having swimming skills, good fitness and health.

Includes: personal and kayak equipment, transportation to the practices, bilingual Instructor (Spanish / English), insurance against accidents, pictures and videos sent by email.

Recommendations:

Things to bring:

  • Shorts, shirt, Shoe River.
  • Repellent 
  • Blocking
  • Bed Change at the end of the activity.

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