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RIVER RAFTING

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Raining in Goa. The Monsoon. This is the time to go White Water Rafting. Only between the months of June to October, GoaRafting (A tie up between Southern River Adventures and GTDC) brings you The Mhadei Rafting Trip. In stunning jungle scenery along the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the place to be. This is the thing to do when it rains in Goa. See you on the river!

Specific Details.

Duration: Trip Duration Half day. Between 2.5 to 3.5 hrs.

Min Age: 10 or 12 years depending on water levels.

Location: Mhadei River near Valpoi, Goa

River Rapids score / Physicality involved: Class 2 to 3. Ideal for beginners.

Months of operation: July to September

2 trips every day: Morning and afternoon.

Price: Rs.1800 (+5% GST)

Contact us and book at www.goarafting.com or call +91 9545305734 or +91 8805727230 (Sneha)

Speak to John for technical or special information: +91 9623451758


Itinerary

Meet at The earthen Pot Restaurant Valpoi 9.30 am for a 10 am departure or 2.30 pm for a 3 pm departure’. Depart from meeting point in minivans to river. 25 mins to the river. 10 minutes walk down the river valley to the start point. Equipment fitting out and briefing at the river. Safety talk on the river in the raft and away you go. Finish and then back into the vans for a 10 minute drive back to the meeting point in Valpoi.


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FAQ

1.Payment

Are there any extra fees that I may have to pay at the site?
Not for the rafting trip but if you want a video recording of your trip or to eat lunch before or after or have a drink or snack then bring some extra money.

How do I pay?
Debit/Credit card in advance or card at site, netbanking Paytm, or cash at the site. (Note! pre paid gets priority for seats.)

How can I be sure to get a spot on the slot I want?
Pay in advance. Always guarantees a place.

2.Preperation

What is the age limit for rafting?
10 to 12 years or above but please check with us on the water levels.

What Class of rapids are on the Mahadei River?
Class 2 to 3. Ideal for beginners.

What should i bring to the rafting meeting place?
Secure footwear. Not slippers. Suitable clothes to wear on the river. A towel and a change of clothes for after the trip. A little spending money for food photos and videos from the river.

And what not to bring on the river?
Don’t carry on the boat valuables like watches, jewelry or anything you can’t afford to loose. No eatables and items that will create garbage.

What type of clothing should i wear?
Swimwear or swimsuit. Shorts and a t-shirt or tights, but no loose baggy clothing like saris or veils. Salwar Kameez is acceptable but not ideal. The shorter the Kurta the better!

Can i come rafting if i cannot swim or have a fear of water?
It is advisable on our trips to know how to swim, but if you cannot swim but still want to come rafting then a trip on the Mhadei still may be possible.

Will i get wet?
Yes you will, soaking wet, so don't bring a rain jacket it will not help.

How fit do i need to be?
Only moderate fitness is required for our Mhadei trip. Nobody over 120kg will be permitted for safety reasons.

Which health problems or conditions may prevent me from rafting?
No pregnant ladies or people with severe disabilities. But please check with us first. You still may be able to come. Heart patients and people with severe back problems also may be refused. For anything else you can talk to us in advance. Email on goarafting@gmail.com Phone +91 9545305734 or +91 8805727230

What facilities are at the meeting place?
We have toilet facilities, changing rooms, car park, and reception area to brief the guests in before departure. The Earthen Pot restaurant is situated in the same location for good food before or after your trip at reasonable rates.

Can i drink alcohol before rafting?
Alcohol and water only mix well in a glass, so strictly not before a rafting trip. You will sign an indemnity bond before departure too to declare you are "Not under the influence". This is in the interest of safety and at the guides discretion. They know best.

Can I eat before rafting?
Absolutely. No problem at all. As long as you can move afterwards.

How safe is rafting with Goa Rafting?
The trips are operated by Southern River Adventures and Sports Pvt Ltd. The pioneering rafting company in South India run by an Englishman John Pollard, who has had 25 years of river rafting experience all over the world without any major accidents. So we can say, Safer Than The Bus!

3.Reservation

What is the cancellation policy?
50% refund if cancellation is less than 48 hrs before the trip. No refund if you don’t show up or cancel less than 24 hrs prior to the trip departure. But talk to us. We will try to reschedule if possible.

Do I have to book in advance or can I just show up?
You need to book in advance by way of payment to get a guaranteed place on a trip. You may be able to get place by just turning up but call us first so we can tell you if your journey is going be wasted or not.

4.Weather

Can we raft if it rains?
For rafting the Mhadei river, more rain is better. In fact we only raft when it rains.