Through 3 COUNTRIES in a kayak: Poland-Belarus-Lithuania 6 days

Paddle with us through “the Water Gate to the East”, feel the unique atmosphere of borderland. Enjoy the taste of regional cuisine, and experience the inhabitants’ hospitality. Due to the closure of the border with Belarus, trips are suspended.

Dworczysko (PL)

Druskininkai (LT)

6 days

76 km

agritourism farms/campsites

HB - breakfasts, dinners

guided

relatively easy route; passports required

Due to the closure of the border with Belarus, trips are suspended.

Czarna Hańcza River – the most attractive lowland river; meandering along the woods of Augustów Primeval Forest

The Augustów Canal –  a unique artificial waterway, on a European scale, which combines both natural forces of Mother Nature and the ingenuity of men. It is a cross-border area which connects three borders, namely: Polish, Belorussian, Lithuanian

Neman River – the longest river of Lithuania, 937 km with a slow current and shallows; surrounded by green meadows and forests.

The route is relatively easy, recommended for everyone with a good physical condition, even for beginners. However, trip members must be in an appropriate state of health, which allows to participate in a kayaking trip. Kids and teenagers can take part in a kayaking trip only under supervision of their parents or legal age guardians,

Accommodation /options to choose from/:

  1. Agritourism farms / waterside hostels on the route – bedding is not provided /please take your own sleeping bags/; shared bathrooms in the hallway
  2. Campsites at agritourism farms on the route – toilets, showers.

Catering: HB – breakfasts, dinners

Kajakiem przez 3 kraje spływ Polska Białoruś Litwa 6 dni SZOT
Grodno visafree, Bialorus bez wizy SZOT
Kanał Augustowski szlak papieski spływy kajakowe szot.pl
Grodno wycieczki Bialoruś bez wizy szot.pl
City break Grodno, spływ kajakowy Kanałem Augustowskim, Białoruś SZOT
Kanał Augustowski spływ kajakowy Białoruś visafree SZOT
Kajakiem przez 3 kraje spływ Polska Białoruś Litwa 6 dni SZOT
Kajakiem przez 3 kraje spływ Polska Białoruś Litwa 6 dni SZOT

Terms

SPBL1 |10.07–15.07.2021 Sorry, lack of seats
SPBL2 |21.08–26.08.2021 Sorry, lack of seats

Program

1st day:

Till 9.30 AM – Arrival in Augustów, SZOT Base (how to find us) – office; water equipment rental – kayaks, canoes, bikes, tents; Villa Skomanda – hotel; restaurant; bungalow (8 comfortable rooms); summer houses; playground for children; outdoor sauna; sheltered barbeque area with a fireplace; fenced parking area.

In the neighborhood, there is a large bakery, where you can conveniently do shopping before you start your kayaking trip.

There is a possibility to book an extra night in Villa Skomanda before the kayaking trip – ask about the availability.

At 9.40 AM a short briefing will be provided (organizational and safety issues; kayaking instructions).
Transportation to the kayaking starting point.
Kayaking route: Dworczysko – Mikaszówka /12 km
Czarna Hańcza (10 km) and Augustów Canal (2 km).
Sosnówek lock on the route.
Accommodation – rooms at agritourism farms / campsite.

2nd day:

Kayaking route: Mikaszówka – Rudawka /13 km
Augustów Canal.
3 locks on the route: Sosnówek, Tartak, Kudrynki.
Accommodation – rooms at agritourism farms / campsite.

3rd day:

Kayaking route: Rudawka – Niemnowo /20 km
Augustów Canal.
There is a water border checkpoint with customs clearance and passport control at Kurzyniec lock.
3 locks on the route: Kurzyniec, Wołkuszek, Dąbrówka.
Accommodation – dormitory rooms / campsite. Sauna available on site.

4th day:

Niemnowo – sightseeing in Grodno (optional) or rest/free time.
Here you can admire the biggest water lock in Belarus – Niemnowo lock with 4 chambers and the difference in water levels of 9,8 m. – and The Augustów Canal Museum.
The sightseeing trip is planned from 9.30 AM to 5:00 PM
Accommodation.

5th day:

Kayaking route: Niemnowo – Druskienniki /31 km
Augustów Canal – 2 km; continuing on Neman River.
Water border checkpoint with customs clearance and passport control.
Back transportation to Augustów, dinner.
Accommodation – Villa Skomanda – comfortable rooms with private bathrooms / campsite.

6th day:

After breakfast, check-out, Guests’ departure /till 11.00 AM/.

Or extend your stay and: sightseeing Augustów, cycling trip (bike rental on site at Villa Skomanda), a cruise and many other attractions.

We also offer one-day trips: to the Suwałki- Augustów Lake district or to Lithuania – Vilnius and Trakai.

Reservation of excursions at the reception desk; pick-up of participants and return transport to Villa Skomanda.


Price

  • 1609 PLN /person
  • 1449 PLN /children up to 12
    STANDARD Option – accommodation at agritourism farms on the route – dormitory rooms /no bedding/

 

  • 1299 PLN /person
  • 1139 PLN /children up to 12
    CAMPSITE Option – accommodation at campsites on the route

 


Price includes

  • seat in a double polyethylene kayak with paddling gear (paddle, life jacket, soft seat)
  • 5 overnight stays – depending on your chosen option
  • 5 x HB catering (breakfast, dinner); children up to 12 – ½ servings
  • transportation of people and kayaks: Augustów – Okółek; Druskienniki – Augustów
  • luggage transfer in Poland (2 days)
  • lifeguard / kayaking instructor guidance
  • pass allowing to cross the border without a visa
  • tourist services in Belarus (transportation, water locks’ service)
  • lock fees on the Belarusian side,
  • accident insurance (in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus)
  • Guarantee Fund contribution of 2 PLN
  • Tourist Relief Fund contribution of 2 PLN

Parking lot at SZOT Base during the trip – FOR FREE.

For our regular guests we offer an additional discount.


Paid separately

  • lock fees on Augustów Canal in Poland (5 on the route) – 4,40 PLN/kayak/lock. Payable in cash, at the lock; operated till 5 pm)
  • guided sightseeing in Grodno – approx. 150 PLN/person (depending on the number of participants). 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM
    In the meantime a short break is planned – for buying souvenirs, dinner (on your own)
  • optional water lock service at the Niemnowo lock (with 4 chambers) in Belarus – approx. 6 euro /kayak /min. 6 kayaks
  • renting a single SZOT kayak – 20 PLN/person/trip
  • renting a single CAROLINA kayak; kayaking in a double kayak individually – 100 PLN/person/trip
  • renting a 2-person igloo tent – 140 PLN/trip
  • renting a foam mattress – 10 PLN/trip
  • renting a waterproof bag (55l) or barrel (3,5l/10,4l) – 20 PLN/trip
  • showers on the route /CAMPSITE option only/ – approx. 5-10 PLN/person
  • sauna bathing on the route – approx. 100 PLN/group
  • available to purchase in SZOT office: maps, waterproof mobile phone cases, sun hats and raincoats.

Additional information

  • a scanned copy of a passport (the side with a photo) must be sent at least 7 days before the start of the trip in order to get the visa-free pass,
  • the minimum number of participants: 12 people,
  • trip members must be in an appropriate state of health, which allows to participate in a kayaking trip. Kids and teenagers can take part in a kayaking trip only under supervision of their parents or legal age guardians,
  • accommodation:
    • STANDARD – 2-4-person rooms at agritourism farms; dormitory rooms at waterside hostels on the route; bathrooms.
    • CAMPSITE – campsites on the route  /separate building with showers and toilets/
  • additional fee is required for showers on the route /CAMPSITE option only/ – approx. 5-10 PLN/person
  • Food: delicious, home-made meals with elements of regional cuisine. Dinner is served on the first day of your stay; breakfast – on the last day
  • There is a possibility to book an extra night in Villa Skomanda before or after the kayaking trip – with a discount – prior booking required
  • We provide first-quality 1-, 2-, and 3-persons kayaks
  • Things you should take with you: sleeping bag (accommodation on the route does not include bedding). In a CAMPSITE option: a tent and a foam mattress (you can rent these in SZOT office).
  • We also suggest you to take: comfortable, lightweight footwear – sandals/ slides/ water shoes, mosquito repellant, fleece sweatshirts, warm clothes suitable for night weather conditions, fingerless gloves, raincoats, and of course, a GOOD MOOD!

It is possible to organize a private kayaking trip (more: private kayaking trips). Then you decide about the route, date and any other services during your kayaking trip. Check our kayaks model – Equipment rental price list.

General Terms and Conditions of Insurance – Belarus AXA

We organize kayaking trips and tourist events in accordance with mandatory legal provisions:
– we are entered the Central Register of Tourist Organizers and Agents
– we have an AXA Insurance Guarantee

PT SZOT is a pioneer in organizing kayaking trips in Belarus. We organized the first kayaking trip on the Augustów Canal and the Neman River through Poland, Belarus and Lithuania in 1999. We received a PRZEBIŚNIEG (tourist Oscar) reward for it.

On top of the world with SZOT 🙂 Kayaking trips on Belarus only with us!


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Location


Spływy kajakowe z pasją, wycieczki autokarowe, imprezy dla firm
ul. Konwaliowa 2
Augustów 16-300, Polska

szot@szot.pl

+48 87 644 67 58

+48 601 146 703