Protected Karelia. Combined tour

The north of Karelia is an amazing nature and vast expanses where there is not a soul. We invite you to immerse yourself in Karelia, which will be remembered for a long time!

In one tour, we combine a bright 3-day rafting on the Keret River and trekking in the Paanarvi National Park.

Location

G. Louhi
from
US$ 506
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 27 Jul
    • 11 – 17 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 13 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
G. Louhi
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Outdoor recreation
You will live in a tent camp and cook over a campfire
Alloy
Take a three-day catamaran rafting trip along the Keret River
The Stone Guardian
Explore the north of Karelia on foot and climb Mount Kivakkatunturi

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The beginning of rafting on the Keret River: Lake. Varatskoye is a port. Oil

    We meet at the railway station of Louhi village (we recommend train No. 16A), get acquainted with the instructors. 

    After a brief acquaintance, we get on the buses and go to the starting point of our adventures — Lake. Varatskoye (59 km). The journey will take about an hour and a half.

    Already on the spot, we get to know each other better and are distributed among the crews, depending on personal preferences and experience. 

    There is a long day ahead, so be sure to have a hearty breakfast and fill the thermos with hot tea with you on the road.

    We are going on a trip: we pack our belongings in hermetic bags, assemble and load catamarans. We change clothes, get equipment: life jackets, helmets and paddles.

    After listening to all the necessary information from the instructors, we launch catamarans for a training session — we get acquainted with the techniques of water tourism and safety

    So our vacation will be peaceful and we will keep only pleasant moments in our memory.

    Well, are you ready?! Our journey begins right now!

    We are going to go rafting on the Keret River, so let's say a few words about it. 

    Today we are going along the following route: Lake. Varatskoye is a port. Kareshka — pore. Red—fast - pore. Oil, 15 km. 

    Based on the conditions of the route, there is a hot lunch or snack on the way.

    We walk through the lakes, stop in good weather to swim

    We set up a camp on one of the shores, cook dinner, and remember how this day went. 

    Those who participate in such a hike for the first time can now tell the difference between thresholds and shivers without any problems. 

    The whole group takes part in cooking, setting up camp and collecting firewood for the campfire.

    Tomorrow we will go out to the White Sea!

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  • Day 2 - Continuation of the alloy: por. Pavlovsky — O. Deer
  • Day 3 - Day trip on the White Sea
  • Day 4 - National Park "Paanarvi"
  • Day 5 - Paanajarvi Lake, Myantyukoski Waterfall
  • Day 6 - Kivakkakoski Waterfall
  • Day 7 - Climbing Mount Kivakkatunturi
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation in three-person tourist tents, accommodation for 3 people. Each participant is given an individual thermal insulation mat.

The cost of the tour:

Rafting on a 6-seater and/or 2-seater catamaran45,000 rubles/person.

The surcharge for accommodation in a double tent is 1,500 rubles/tour. Please inform us about the need for a 2-bed tent when booking a tour.

Tent camp 6 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 13 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
G. Louhi

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • the work of instructors;
  • rental of rafting equipment: catamarans, oars, helmets, life jackets, sealed packages, motor and fuel;
  • rental of camp equipment: campfire equipment, tents, thermal insulation mats;
  • excursion service in the national park "Paanayarvi".

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to Louhi station and back;
  • sleeping bag: comfort temperature +6°, extreme 0° (to be paid when booking a tour) — 700 rubles/tour;
  • neoprene suit (to be paid at the time of booking the tour) — 3,300 rubles/tour;
  • accommodation in a double tent — 1,500 rubles/tour;
  • insurance of medical and other unforeseen expenses – from 100 rubles/person/day.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. A backpack without a machine or a travel bag.

2. Sleeping bag (if there is no personal one, you can rent it from the company, payment is made when booking a trip).

3. A set of clothes for changing clothes after rafting:

  • a set of dry comfortable outerwear;
  • dry comfortable shoes and socks;
  • beanie/bandana/buff;
  • a set of spare underwear.

4. Clothes for sleeping in a tent:

  • warm loose clothing (if available, thermal underwear);
  • warm socks (woolen ones are possible) and a thin hat (nights can be cool);
  • for the evening, a fleece jacket / sweatshirt / jacket.

5. For a trip to the tourist bath:

  • individual towel;
  • swimsuit (boys / girls go to the bathhouse all together, groups of 8-10 people);
  • slates/sandals for sports.

6. Comfortable shoes without heels, 3 pairs:

  • one for rafting on the river;
  • the second one is for the camp (you can take rubber boots if it rains according to the forecast);
  • The third one is "urban".

7. Personal items:

  • repellents (mosquitoes, midges);
  • flashlight with a set of spare batteries;
  • sunglasses and sunscreen and after sunburn, if it is sunny according to the forecast;
  • personal hygiene products (including toilet paper);
  • individual first aid kit;
  • small polyurethane seat mat;
  • portable charger;
  • personal tableware (mug, deep bowl, spoon).

8. Documents — passport, medical insurance policy (photocopy is possible) in an airtight package.

9. Money — we recommend that you always have a small amount of cash with you so that, if desired, you can quickly buy the necessary things at stops along the route.

10. You can take a camera, there will be sealed packages on the rafts, in which it can be hidden at the moment of passing the threshold.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 506
    21 – 27 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 506
    11 – 17 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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