Outdoor & Wildlife Holidays in Greece

Nestos River Family Adventure (NE1)

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    The combination of its breathtaking natural surroundings, excellent walking paths, diversity of flora and fauna, the climatic conditions, the land morphology and the presence of the water make the Nestos River an ideal location for an action and wildlife holiday.

    Trip Code: NE 1

    Duration: 4 days

    Group size: 5 to12 persons.

    Minimum age requirement: 15 years. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    All activities are suitable for beginners.

    Participants must have the basic knowledge of swimming.

    Recommended equipment:
    Small Backpack
    Walking shoes or sport shoes
    Waterproof wind jacket
    Casual clothing / comfortable clothing
    Bathing suit
    Bath towel
    Water bottle
    Sun cream
    Sun glasses
    Insect repellent

    Day 1: Thessaloniki Int. Airport* - Nestos River
    On arrival at Thessaloniki Int. Airport* you will meet your guide. We will transfer you to Nestos (duration approx. 3 hours) where we check-in at our hotel in the village of Komnina. A welcome cocktail will follow during which a member of our team will inform you about the program, the river and its nature. Then we drive to the old City of Xanthi (distance 10 km / 6 miles) where we will have dinner at a local tavern, tasting Greek and oriental delicacies for which Xanthi is famous!
    Meals: Welcome cocktail and dinner.
    * Alternative Airport: Kavala (duration to Nestos approx. 45 min.)

    Day 2: Canoeing & Bird watching
    After a short lesson on canoeing techniques we get into the canoes and enter the water. During this tour on the peaceful waters of the river you will have the chance to get to know one of the most unspoiled areas of Greece. We will also have the opportunity to watch several birds such as cormorants, kingfishers and storks, but also many butterflies and dragonflies. In the first break, using telescopes and binoculars, we will watch the Griffon Vulture colony by the riparian forest. The tour is very easy and suitable for all ages (except infants). It lasts approximately 6 hours, including a break for swimming in the river and another one for a picnic lunch at the sand banks. The total length of this canoeing tour is 22 km / 13,5 miles. Safety is ensured by the use of lifejackets and a trained guide as escort. Before returning to the hotel for our overnight stay, we enjoy a BBQ close to the river banks.
    Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (BBQ).

    Day 3: Rafting
    From our hotel we drive to the Platanovrisi dam. After a short lesson on Rafting techniques we enter the water and we start paddling through the river gorge. We make a break at the middle of our tour. At the ending point the vehicles are waiting to bring us back to the hotel.
    The activity lasts approximately 4,5 hours and the rafting tour approx. 2 hours. Difficulty level: moderate
    Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner.

    Day 4: Thessaloniki Int. Airport*
    After breakfast, we transfer you to Thessaloniki International Airport for your return flight.
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch (in case of late departure). Accommodation: Hotel Nemesis.
    * Alternative Airport: Kavala

    Please note that this tour is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to local and weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

    2019 Dates

    For groups from 5 persons any date upon request between April 01 and Oct. 15.

    Price / person: Euro 325,-

    Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplement ? 70,-

    We offer discounted rates for groups, schools and families.

    Prices include:
    ? 3 nights on BB basis in double rooms with shower/WC, air conditioning, TV, telephone and internet access.
    ? 3 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches and 3 dinners
    ? A welcome cocktail.
    ? All transfers as per itinerary.
    ? English-speaking tour guide.
    ? Trained guides for all activities.
    ? All activities as per itinerary (canoeing, rafting).
    ? Personal accident insurance.
    ? Canoe and Rafting Equipment.
    ? Use of binoculars and telescopes for bird watching (Nestos Straits).
    ? CD with photos from the canoeing and rafting tour.

    Not included:
    Transfer to and from Greece.
    All personal expenses.
    Alcoholic Beverages.
    Other sites of interest not included in the itinerary.
    Outdoor activities which are not part of this itinerary.
    Meals if not mentioned above.
    Travel Insurance

    We select accommodation which has been personally inspected and experienced by our team.

    We have chosen traditional hotels and guesthouses, with a friendly and very homely atmosphere. All our hotels and guesthouses are comfortable and fully equipped with en-suite facilities.

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