Canoeing on the Dordogne

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12325
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Paris, France
  • Ends Carsac-Aillac, France
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • One of France's most celebrated rivers: wide, peaceful, calm, flat
  • Excellent for families, easy for beginners
  • Friendly hotels, all with pools; superb cuisine
  • Excellent views all along the river: picturesque perched villages and troglodyte cave dwellings
The "Canoeing On The Dordogne" tour starts in Paris and ends in Carsac-Aillac. It is a family trip that takes 9 days taking you through Dordogne, Bordeaux, Carennac and 3 other destinations in France. "Canoeing On The Dordogne" is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This canoeing holiday offers a leisurely way to explore one of France's most interesting waterways. The Dordogne River runs alongside glorious golden-pink limestone cliffs and passes the walnut groves and truffle woods of the Perigord; an area rich in history and striking views.

The canoeing is safe, not demanding, and we give you a lesson on handling your canoe before you set off. There are no major weirs to carry your canoe round, and the flow of the water does much of the work for you, so you can travel downstream looking out for imposing and magnificent chateaux, mediaeval villages and prehistoric sites including the Grottes de Lacave. There are plenty of diversions away from the river too; from Carennac visit the Gouffre de Padirac, or, from Meyronne, head out to Martel, the medieval 'town of seven towers'. The local gourmet markets are also a great way to experience Dordogne culture and taste amazing produce such as duck, goose, walnuts and cheeses.

We have chosen lovely, friendly hotels throughout, all with their own swimming pools. These include a converted 11th century chateau, a 4 star Villa that sits on the ancient site of a vast Gallo-Roman farm and a family run inn on the banks of the Dordogne.

NB: All customers must be able to swim at least 50m fully clothed. We provide 2/3 person canoes (minimum age 8 years). Single-person kayaks are also available if specified when you book. Only suitable for children over 12 unless experienced. Should the river, at any point, be deemed too high to safely canoe, we will provide Headwater bikes at no extra charge for all days affected.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Rocamadour
  • Day 2: Rocamadour to Carennac
  • Day 3: At Carennac
  • Day 4: Carennac to Meyronne
  • Day 5: At Meyronne
  • Day 6: Meyronne to Souillac
  • Day 7: At Souillac
  • Day 8: Souillac to Carsac-Aillac
  • Day 9: Leave Carsac-Aillac
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Meals
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
Others
  • Canadian canoes or sit-on-top kayaks
  • Buoyancy aid and canoeing helmet
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplements
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Canoeing on the Dordogne tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Canoeing on the Dordogne tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Canoeing on the Dordogne tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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