Aquaterra Adventures Opens Up the World of Inflatable Kayaking!
A smashing new dimension to the
whitewater experience, never before in India!
Guide your own inflatable kayak through the rapids
of the Ganga, Tons, Kali and many more rivers.
Aquaterra Adventures offers exciting river running
on inflatable kayaks, where you can ride alone
or with a partner. In an Inflatable Kayak every
rapid is a challenge!
The kayaks that we use are quick, maneuverable,
and very stable if paddled with an aggressive
spirit. Our experienced guides will lead your
group down the river, and will give you tips for
safe whitewater inflatable kayaking. We use top
of the line kayaks and accessories to ensure a
safe and adventurous trip.
An Inflatable Kayak (IK), or Ducky, is more stable
than a hard shell kayak and easier to master.
A 2 person IK is a great fun way to take a whitewater
newbie through rapids.
Most of our Inflatable Kayaking trips float an
initiation stretch of river with ample practice
time to gain confidence before we get to the big
river rapids. You will learn how to navigate your
own kayak down the river. Experience whitewater
like never before by learning to read water on
longer trips, maneuver around rocks, holes and
even surf! Your guide, in a nearby kayak, will
give you continuous instruction, showing you how
to maneuver your kayak and explain river running
technique. Inflatable kayaks are stable and maneuverable,
so no kayaking experience is needed to comfortably
control the kayak. We'll hit lots of Class 2 and
easy Class 3 rapids in the kayaks, making it an
exhilarating day on the water! You'll see lots
of birds and monkeys and maybe, even some wildlife
while we float through the pools in between the
Towards the end of the season, when the water
goes down, this is a great way to experience the
Inflatable Kayak Trips are best suited for experienced
river runners who would like to branch out and
try something new. Persons who have rafted plenty
before can look upon this as the next level of
challenge. There is nothing like the thrill of
successfully running a rapid in your own boat!
These boats will put you at eye-level with the
rapids and will add a whole new dimension to your
trip. You should plan on getting soaking wet -
you will probably get to try it!
Inflatable Kayak Trips are only
offered during normal flows. Good physical conditioning
and knowing how to swim is recommended.
While day trips are available, we recommend
the plan below for those who wish to really
get out there and spend a weekend of fun, outdoors
The Ganga IK Blast: (Highly Recommended
for group travel for 4-12 persons)
The Ganga IK Blast is a trip recommended
for persons who have rafted on a few occasions
previously, and would like to up the challenge
of paddling their own craft down river. This
trip takes you through the fundamentals of kayaking,
teaches you how to paddle an IK, understand
river running and read lines down a rapid, and
camp out on your own outdoors. It is in fact,
a must-do for most people who love water and
IK Blast Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Camp Silver Sands in time
for lunch. Get introduced to gear, and after
a safety briefing, paddle your IK and get used
to the feel of the craft, get helpful hints
and handy tips from your guides, soon you will
be paddling like a pro! River level depending,
either practice in the eddy at Camp or run a
small initiation section below Camp. Back to
Silver Sands for evening tea/coffee, chill out.
Beach volleyball. Campfire, dinner and overnight
Day 02: After an early breakfast, drive
90 mins to Devprayag, the confluence of the
Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, which meet
to form the Ganga. Ready our crafts, inflate
them and paddle down Class 1 and 2+ rapids.
Work with your guide to maintain ferry angles
and run the right lines down rapids. Paddle
till the largest beach on the Ganga, at Beas
Ghat, northern India's best fishing spot for
the golden mahseer. Set up tarps for the camp
out, get meals ready, take a hike, collect driftwood
for a token campfire and prepare the evening
dinner in the communal kitchen. Overnight Camp.
Day 03: Early wake up to get tea / coffee
going. Rustle up a quick breakfast and break
camp. Get on the river again for a big river
day. Run a mellow Class 2 section till Kaudiyala.
Scout our first biggie at "Daniel's Dip"
and understand the line that the boats need
to run. The daring can have a go (on guide discretion),
and if you don't feel like a swim, its easy
to carry your boat around. Paddle down to the
"Wall" where a similar exercise is
carried out. Its thrilling to get through, or
to even take a toss and end up swimming. Reach
Camp Silver Sands for lunch. Depart for onward