Kayaking on the Quiet Pine and Don rivers

The Tikhaya Sosna River flows not far from the border of the Don and the Cretaceous plateau. The beauty and diversity of natural landscapes amazes the imagination with snow-white pillars-Divas, blooming grasslands and protected nature.

In the Divnogorye Museum-reserve there is an opportunity to visit the Cave Temple of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God of the XVII century, explore the chalk pillars-remnants of Diva, the chalk canyon, the ruins of the Khazar fortress of the IX-X centuries, see unique Alpine vegetation, rare and relict species of plants and insects. After a walk through the territory of the reserve, tourists will be able to go to the existing monastery and go down to the cave church of John the Baptist. Kayak down the Don River, see the chalk cave in the Shatrishche mountain.

The tour will give you a feeling of renewal, enchanting emotions and vivid impressions. Enjoy a leisurely and at the same time intense vacation on the picturesque river.

Location

Voronezh
from
US$ 145
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
No need to pay now
Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 24 Jun
    • 27 – 30 Apr, 2025
    • 8 – 11 May, 2025
    • 7 – 10 Jun, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 17 people
Group meet at
Voronezh
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
Or text us in messengers

Tour highlights

Unity with nature
Overnight in tents in picturesque places on the river bank
Family trip
Share this wonderful time with your family, there are no age restrictions on the tour
Divnogorye Nature Reserve
This is a unique place that preserves the monuments of nature, history, archeology and architecture

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Ostrogozhsk, the beginning of the rafting

    8:30 Meeting with tourists in Voronezh at the main entrance of Voronezh–1 railway station.

    8:00 – 10:30 Transfer to the bridge near the village of Rybnoye (Ostrogozhsk).

    10:30 – 11:00 Unloading of kayaks, equipment delivery.

    11:00 – 11:30 Briefing.

    11:30 – 14:00 Kayaking.

    14:00 – 15:00 Lunch, rest.

    15:00 – 17:00 Kayaking.

    17:00 – 19:00 Camp setting, sauna.

    17:30 – 19:00 Free time, games, rest.

    19.00 Dinner, rest, evening bonfire.

    1 more photos
  • Day 2 - A tour of the Divnogorye Nature Reserve, a visit to the monastery and the underground church of John the Baptist
  • Day 3 - Kayaking to Shatrishche Mountain
  • Day 4 - Walk to the cave of the Shatrishche mountain, rafting to the town of Liski, departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour includes accommodation in tents.

Tent 3 nights

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

Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Voronezh

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;
  • rent of kayaks, tents, sleeping bags, mats, hermetic packs and other necessary equipment;
  • instructor service;
  • tickets to the Divnogorye Museum-Reserve;
  • mobile sauna "Mobiba".

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Voronezh 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 — to be in 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.
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
What kind of kayaks are provided for rafting?
Are there any restrictions for participants?
What are the discounts for children on the tour?
How to protect yourself from a tick bite?
Are life jackets provided?
What medications are included in the first aid kit?
What kind of transportation is provided?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
What are the features of the river?

Dates and Prices

The tour dates are not confirmed yet. Please, for clarification
  • US$ 145
    21 – 24 Jun 4 days 3 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 170
    27 – 30 Apr, 2025 4 days 3 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 170
    8 – 11 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 170
    7 – 10 Jun, 2025 4 days 3 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
from
US$ 145
Submit request