Kayaking on the Resseta – Zhizdra River

The Resset is an amazingly beautiful forest river. It is narrow, with a winding riverbed and a calm current. The water is clear, reddish-tea shade. The shores are covered with beautiful pine or mixed forest. There are many convenient parking lots and sandy beaches on the bends of the river. We will spend the night in tents in picturesque places.


Kaluga city
US$ 207
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
No need to pay now
5 Days
4 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 11 Jul
    • 5 – 9 Jun, 2025
  • Tent
    4 nights
  • Basic
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Up to 17 people
Group meet at
Kaluga city
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Hiking bath
Let's take a steam bath in a hot hiking bathhouse
Living in nature
We will spend the night in tents away from the noise of the city
Active leisure
We will kayak and, if desired, go fishing


  • Day 1 - Kaluga and the beginning of the rafting

    8.00 Meeting with tourists at Kaluga-1 railway station.

    9.00 Meeting with tourists at Kaluga-2 railway station.

    9.00 — 11.00 Transfer to the bridge beyond the village of Khotkovo, the beginning of the route (150km).

    11.00 — 12.00 Briefing, equipment delivery, boat preparation.

    12.00 — 13.00 Lunch.

    13.00 — 17.00 Kayaking.

    17.00 Setting up the camp. Games. Rest. Bathhouse. Fishing.

    19.00 Dinner. Rest. Evening bonfire.

    2 more photos
  • Day 2 - Continuation of kayaking
  • Day 3 - The day
  • Day 4 - Continuation of kayaking
  • Day 5 - Departure
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers


  • Tent
    4 nights
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation in two- and three-person tents.

Tent 4 nights

Tour conditions

up to 17 tourists
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Kaluga city

Included in price

  • accommodation in tents;
  • delivery of tourists and equipment to the river and back by special transport;
  • three hot meals a day on the route;
  • rental of kayaks, tents, sleeping bags, mats, hermetic packs and other necessary equipment;
  • instructor service;
  • mobile sauna "Mobiba".

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Kaluga and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

From the rain — an umbrella or a cape.

From the sun — light trousers and a long-sleeved shirt. A hat or a baseball cap. Cream.

In a kayak, you can wear shoes (rubber slippers, slates will do).

Mosquito repellent spray or cream (We recommend "Gardex").

For the evening — a jacket or sweater, jeans or trousers (not breeches or shorts), boots or sneakers. Lantern.

Tableware — Metal or plastic bowls, mugs, spoons.

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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 207
    7 – 11 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 249
    5 – 9 Jun, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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