Czarna Hańcza — Kayak Tour in Northern Poland - 8 days

Czarna Hańcza River crosses the Wigry National Park. For most of its journey, the river flows and carries your kayak smoothly, but there are some sections with many bends and strong currents. You have the opportunity to paddle on the Augustowski Channel, which has been considered a technology wonder for a hundred years.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Warszawa - Maćkowa Ruda (coach transfer - about 230 km)
Arrival in Warsaw; meeting with a guide at Hotel Radisson at ca 11.00 am; guided sightseeing tour of Warsaw: usually the following places are visited: the Old Town, the Royal Park Łazienki, the city center, the Royal Route, the Memorial of Ghetto. ca 2.00 p.m. transfer to Maćkowa Ruda in the vicinity of Augustów. Overnight in Maćkowa Ruda.
Day 2 - Maćkowa Ruda - Wigry Lake - Maćkowa Ruda (10 km)
After breakfast a ramble into Wigry National Park. Enjoy the nature. Visit a wonderful Baroque church, located on a peninsula. From its tower you will be able to admire Wigry Lake - the most beautiful lake of Suwałki Lakeside. In the afternoon: kayak tour on the Hańcza river through meadows and fields of reeds. Overnight in Maćkowa Ruda.
Day 3 - Maćkowa Ruda - Frącki ( about 40 km)
At Maćkowa Ruda , the river hides in the Augustowska Forest. Until the end of today's tour you will enjoy the wilderness. There is one small river here where beavers live. At the old wooden bridge at Sametki you will have the possibility to take a refreshing bath in crystal clear water. In the afternoon, you will reach the village Frącki situated on a clearing. Overnight in Frącki.
Day 4 - Frącki - Dworczysko (ca 15 km)
The Wierśnienka river flows into the Czarna Hańcza river in Frącki. In several sections the river is only knee deep. The small reed islands are ideal places for birds to nestle. Many fishes live in clear waters, as well as otters, maybe you will have opportunity to observe them. Overnight in Dworczysko.
Day 5 - Dworczysko - Jałowy Róg (about 6 km)
On the short section between Loski and Jałowy Róg, the Czarna Hańcza river flows through a beatiful forest area. The river carries your kayak and lets you get some rest. If you maintain silence, you will have a chance to observe animals living along the river banks. A 2 hour-ramble throughout the Augustowska forest from Jałowy Róg back to Dworczysko. Overnight in Dworczysko.
Day 6 - Dworczysko - Płaska ( about 16 km)
After breakfast a ramble in the forest and a kayak tour from Dworczysko to Płaska. You will reach the famous Augustowski Channel, built to join the lakes with the Baltic Sea harbours. It was considered a technological wonder of the 19th century. You proceed through three lakes before arriving in the village Płaska. Overnight in Płaska.
Day 7 - Płaska - Serwy (ca 14 km)
Today you can paddle again in the Augustowski Channel. This time you will proceed on the beautiful small Sucha Rzeczka river. On the Serwy lake you can observe birds living on small islands. Overnight in Płaska.
Day 8 - Płaska - Warszawa (coach transfer about 250 km)
In the morning: transfer to Warsaw (arrival at 1.00 P.M.). An additonal stay in Warsaw is possible. End of services or extra stay in Warszawa.

Double Tent

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24 June - 01 July

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22 - 29 July

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29 July - 05 Aug

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05 - 12 Aug

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Price per person

Included in the price:

7 overnight stay in double tents
Full board: breakfast, lunch box, warm dinner - from dinner on the first day till breakfast on the last day
English speaking guide during the entire tour,
coach transfers as per itinerary,
KAMPIO double kayak
maps, information leaflets,
guided sightseeing of Warsaw



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