Fill in the blank: "I enjoy being out front on Class __ rivers that I've run before." You have just chosen which river level to join.
Our goal is to provide you with the best paddling vacation you've ever had. That means helping you paddle your best with a smile on your face. These trips are designed for kayakers currently paddling at these skill levels. All trips include continuous rivers. All trips include creeks. Most of the runs we do are remote without road access. This is not the time to push your level. Being the teachers that we are, we offer tips to refine river strategies, technique and play skills. However, these are not classes to prepare folks for the skill level indicated.
Each group is only as strong as its weakest member. In deciding which trip to join, we ask you to assess your skills carefully. You want to choose a trip where your skills will be consistent with the rest of the group so that everyone has fun and gets to boat to their potential. If you are unsure, we can arrange to paddle together then let you know which trip is right for you. Learn more about our instructional programs.
"Thanks you very much! That trip was by far the best commercial trip I've
been on. It was a lot more like boating with a group of my best paddling
friends. I recognize that a lot of thought and effort went into preparation
for the trip, and that leadership on the rivers showed not only extremely
high paddling and river-running skills but also excellent assessment and
judgment of people's interests, needs and capabilities."
- Dick Sisson, WA
Things to know before you book
How much is the trip and what does that include? - $1950 - The first and last days of the trip are travel days, the other 7 days we kayak! The cost includes kayaks, lodging and meals from Jan 25th - 31st, group transportation, guiding and instruction. Discounts: groups of 5-6 paddlers get $100 discount apiece. For groups of 7, each paddler takes $200 off. Book by the first of June and get $100 early bird discount. Discounts not combinable. There is no early bird discount on the Taste of Ecuador trip.
How do I make my reservation and what are your cancellation policies? - A $500 non-refundable deposit is required with your reservation. Full payment is due Nov 28th, 2014. Cancellations prior to Nov 28th result in a full refund less the $500 deposit. No refund will be given for cancellations after Nov 28th. You are welcome to find a qualified replacement based on our approval, and receive a refund less $500.
Tell me about travel and airfares. – You must have a passport that is valid for 6 months from date of travel. Call Americas Travel and ask for Marcelo: (888) 703-9955. Tell him you are on a DeRiemer trip for the best airfare (ask for Cesar if Marcelo isn’t there). You should arrive by Jan 24th or before. Make your departure for the following Sunday, Feb 1st, unless you decide to stay longer. Folks who arrive a day early report that they enjoyed the extra time getting settled and exploring the country before jumping onto the rivers. If you arrive before the scheduled trip date, we can make suggestions for lodging and airport transfer.
Do you recommend travel insurance? – We sure do! You can compare quotes at http://www.squaremouth.com/travel-insurance-quotes.
Making a reservation
There are three things you have to do to confirm your space:
1. Contact us for a reservation form and waiver.
2. Return the reservation form via email or hard copy.
3. Make a hard copy of the waiver and return it with the $500 non-refundable deposit per person to:
DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking (DAK)
PO Box 559
Lotus, CA. 95651
This is an 8-day trip, with travel days on Jan 24th and Feb 1st. Most airlines arrive late in evening. We will help you arrange your first night's lodging and transportation to and from the airport.