Zhizdra. May holiday kayaking

Spend the May holidays outdoors with your family. A simple route for people with no experience of water hiking, ideal for family holidays. 

Zhizdra carries its waters through the Ugra National Park. This is one of the most charming rivers in central Russia, it is very winding, flows among forests, forming bizarre loops. The water is clean, there are many convenient places for bivouacs along the banks. There is not a single industrial enterprise here. Along the banks of the river there are century-old pine forests and the red book plants of the central part of Russia are pleasing to the eye.


Kaluga city
US$ 235
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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5 Days
4 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 30 Apr, 2025
    • 7 – 11 Jun, 2025
  • Tent
    4 nights
  • Basic
For any person
Up to 20 people
Minimum age
3 years old
Group meet at
Kaluga city
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Rafting in protected areas
The entire kayaking route passes through the territory of the Ugra National Park
Hiking bath
Relaxing and fatigue-relieving bath treatments are waiting for us
The sandy beaches of Zhizdra
An ideal place for swimming and relaxing with children


  • Day 1 - Meeting with the group, arrival at the place of overnight stay

    Departure from Moscow from Kievsky railway station by trains No. 7007, 6161, 7009. 

    Tickets go on sale 10 days before the date of the trip.

    22:00 Meeting at Kaluga 1 station. 

    Boarding a minibus and departure to the starting point of the rafting.

    23:30 Arrival at the place of overnight stay. 

    Late dinner.

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  • Day 2 - The beginning of the alloy
  • Day 3 - Continuation of the alloy
  • Day 4 - Continuation of the rafting, hiking bath
  • Day 5 - Continuation of the rafting, departure
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

Suitable for people without special physical training


  • Tent
    4 nights
  • Basic

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

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation and age of the participant:

Tent campCost
TRAMP LAIR Camping tent (2-, 3-bed accommodation)
Adult20 900
Child 7-12 years old18 500
Child 3-6 years old11 000
Single occupancy25 000
Tent camp 4 nights

Tour conditions

up to 20 tourists
Minimum age
3 years old
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Kaluga city

Included in price

  • transfer from Kaluga to the beginning of the route and back to Kaluga;
  • camping meals according to the program;
  • equipment rental (tents, kayaks/canoes, hermetic bags, life jackets, sleeping bags, travel mats, campfire equipment, collective awning);
  • entertainment program;
  • instructor services;
  • a camping sauna.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Kaluga and back;
  • products not included in the menu;
  • additional services;
  • additional equipment.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • bag or backpack;
  • knife;
  • bowl, mug, spoon (optional);
  • a small flashlight (with a set of replaceable batteries);
  • insert into a sleeping bag or a sheet;
  • comfortable alloy shoes (sneakers or running shoes);
  • a set of warm clothes (sweater, jacket, wool socks);
  • a set of change of clothes in case of weather deterioration;
  • a rain cape or a waterproof jacket;
  • replacement shoes (sneakers or boots for light trekking, slates);
  • sunglasses;
  • sun headdress, sunscreen (protection factor of at least 15);
  • personal hygiene products (toothpaste, brush, soap, shampoo, towel, toilet paper);
  • necessary individual medicines;
  • ointments and repellents against blood-sucking insects;
  • optional: fishing gear, photo and video equipment, air mattress, inflatable pillow.
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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 235
    26 – 30 Apr, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 235
    7 – 11 Jun, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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