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Rafting on Uksa

Destination: Karelia
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
3 Days
Highlights
  • Sports route with passage of challenging rapids
  • Two types of boat: raft and catamaran
  • Immersion in nature away from civilization
  • Route designed to take advantage of the spring high water
Tour Overview

The river Ouksa (full name: Ouksounioki) is one of the most "sporting" Karelian rivers. Located in southern Karelia it is powered by lakes and swamps and its level depends on climatic conditions. The passage is practicable in spring - early summer during the period of high water when Ouksa is amazing! Over a length of 40 km it cuts rocks by several rapids renowned among rafting fans.

The nature is wild and landscapes are beautiful. The whirling water and powerful rapids will offer you strong emotions and the energy that the Russian nature can offer! the nights will be spent in tents (2 in tents designed for 3). Meals will be prepared on the fire.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Preparation and rafting start
    Petrozavodsk — River Uksa
  • Day 2
    Continuation of the rafting
    River Uksa
  • Day 3
    Return and end of the programme
    River Uksa — Petrozavodsk
  • 09:00
    Arrival to Petrozavodsk Railway Station
    *The indicated time is only for the train N18 from Moscow. If you are going to take the train N 658, please, notice that the train from Saint-Petersurg arrives at 6:40 and you will have 3 hours fo free time before the tour starts.
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the starting point of the route
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Starting of the naviagtion
    Equipment preparation, explanations and setting with water of boats. Descent of Uksa through the rapids Mostovoy (of bridge, category I), Lestnitsa (Stairs, category II), Kolokoski, Bludtse (plate).
  • 17:00
    Establishment of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Hot dinner prepared on the fire.
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — River Uksa
Note

rafting  (12km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Continuation of the descent of Shuya
    Passage of the rapid of Lossoseviy (of salmon, category I-II), Rozoviy slon (Pink elephant, category III)* and Melnitsa (Mill, category III-IV ), 14 km. Free time to do again some interesting rapids if wanted. *The rapid of Pink Elephant is the most popular spot of the river. The latter is divided in two by a rocky islet. The arms of water are falling from a height of two meters. The right one is easier and is suitable for the training of first acquired, while the left one will give a good dose of adrenaline to experienced rafters!
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 17:00
    Establishment of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tent
Photo of the day
Route
River Uksa
Note

2 h rafting  (14km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Last kilometres of rafting
    Continuation of the descent of Uksa. Passage of the rapids of Canyon (class III-IV), Khramina* (class III-IV) and Likhaya. End of the descent. * The rapid of Khramina is the most difficult of the river. The main mass of water falls from a single rock in a swirling basin. The passage is possible close to the rock either left either right. The decision to go by water or by land will be taken by the guide depending on the water level in the river and the condition of participants,
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 16:00
    Arrival to the Ulsa village
    After a intense tour, sauna or hot shower.
  • 17:00
    Transfer to Loeinoye Pole
  • 20:00
    Arrival to the railwaystation. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
River Uksa — Petrozavodsk
Note

transfer  (200km)

rafting  (10km)

Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Camping outfit rental
  • Dry bag rental
  • Raft and equipment rental
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide
  • Railway tickets
  • Sleeping bag rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

All departures are guaranteed. Breakfast the first day and dinner the last days are not included. Small group supplement: 3500 RUB / pers. (3-5 participants). The price is for descent in raft for 8 (7 travelers + 1 instructor). Descent in catamaran for 2-6 ou in raft for 6: +1100 RUB / pers. Descent in catamaran for 4: +4300 RUB / pers. Train tickets are available as an option, please, ask us.

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Vincent
From 2 August 2016 to 8 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
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Le voyage a été très bien organisée par l'agence. Nous avons bénéficié d'un excellent chauffeur à Petrozavodsk. Les guides parlaient très bien le français, les paysages sont magnifiques et excursions sur les îles étaient très intéressantes.
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Laurence
From 29 July 2016 to 6 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
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Baïkal Nature est une excellente agence de voyage qui s'est adaptée à nos demandes. L'organisation était parfaite, les guides sur place excellents. Nous la recommandons vivement. A noter que certaines villes de transfert sont assez inhospitalières (Kem, Robochodoskv) si elles permettent de voir une autre facette de la Russie, nous recommandons de réduire la durée sur place. Les hôtels et
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Audrey
From 22 July 2016 to 24 July 2016
Destination: Karelia
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Nous avons été enchanté de notre voyage de par la qualité de l'organisation avant pendant et maintenant après le séjour, le prix, mais surtout la rencontre avec la population russe. Cela restera gravé dans nos mémoires, merci !
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Francis
From 19 June 2016 to 12 July 2016
Custom tourMoscou-Carélie-Transsibérien
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Voyage dense et passionnant, qui nous a permis de découvrir plusieurs visages de la Russie. De plus, nous avons pu discuter tant avec nos guides, que nous remercions particulièrement, qu'avec des personnes rencontrées au hasard du voyage. Nous n'avons qu'une envie : revenir.
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Guo Cong
From 8 July 2016 to 10 July 2016
Destination: Karelia
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