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DAY EXPERIENCES ADVENTURE & CULINARY
DAY EXPERIENCES BASED IN MID ARGYLL 2024
Available from April to October
Highlands & Islands of Scotland
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Description: The location for these unique Scottish vacation experience is in Dalriada, once the ancient kingdom of Scotland, which is located in the unspoilt coastal region now known as Mid Argyll. Your accommodation base will be near Dunadd (Fort), the historical capital of Scotland, where in the past Scotland's Kings were crowned. Whilst staying in Dalriada you will experience the wild and wonderful nature of rural Scottish life within this unique Scottish Highlands area. See foot of page for further detailed travel information.
Both sea kayaking options are available with or without instruction, if you would prefer to just have guided trips without instruction the daily itinerary will be adjusted - we also offer mixed activity weeks for 2024
There are various options available:
Prices are per person and are based on a booking of 2 persons, solo travellers please enquire for price.
5 day Sea kayaking experience - Priced from £650 per person
Our sea kayaking holidays are based in one of the best sea kayaking locations in Europe - the West coast of Scotland provides amazing locations for sea kayaking. You will be based in Cairnbaan Mid Argyll, giving you access easy access to amazing locations which are suitable for beginners and the more experienced.
Flexible arrival and departure days
4 nights self-catered accommodation in our own Karibu cottage. Our cottage is located in Cairnbaan, 1 minute walk from the local pub serving a range of meals. Karibu cottage is well equipped with all amenities. It has 2 double bedrooms with 2 double beds. More information on our Karibu cottage is available here Karibu Cottage
3 days sea kayaking activities: This includes full day and half day trips and a couple of land-based learning sessions covering safety, navigation, tides etc. The sea kayaking sessions will be led by a British Canoeing Level 3 Sea coach and will follow the syllabus of the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award.
Al l sea kayaking equipment and local transport. After you make a booking, you will be supplied with a list of personal items that you are required to bring along.
Sample Itinerary: (Weather may affect and or change the itinerary).
Day 1 : Travel to Argyll and check in to Karibu Cottage anytime after 4 pm. At some point after your arrival you will be met by a member of our team to have an introductory meeting.
Day 2 : After breakfast we will depart around 10.00am and make our way to one of the many launch locations, where we will have our introduction session to sea kayaking. We will go for a short paddle to learn the basics. For lunch we will go ashore with your picnic and continue in the afternoon to learn some additional fundamental skills. We will return to Karibu around 5pm.
Day 3: We will depart Karibu Cottage around 10.00 am. Today we will build on the skills we learned on Tuesday. We will head back to Karibu cottage and at around 3.00pm we have a on shore based learning sessions, covering the basics of Navigation, Tides, Weather and route planning. This session will last until around 7.00 pm.
Day 4: We will depart Karibu cottage at around 10.00. Today we will focus on learning some new skills including basic sea kayak rescue techniques and put into practice some of the navigation and planning skills we discovered from Wednesday evening session.
Day 5 : After breakfast you will depart Karibu Cottage by 10.00am for your journey home.
Travelling to Cairnbaan Scotland: These vacation and activity weeks are based in Cairnbaan Argyll ,
1. For international travellers , fly to Glasgow (GLA) airport, then follow the travel guidance below.
2. The nearest town to this vacation base is Lochgilphead, which is easily reached by coach from Glasgow. The 926 service operated 5 times per day.
3. After you arrive in Lochgilphead we will arrange to collect you free of charge.
4. Alternatively you can take the Scotrail train from Glasgow to Oban , operates 3 times daily. From Oban to Cairnbaan a bus is possible depending on times or a taxi will cost an extra £50 for up to 3 people.
5. Airport transfers from and to Glasgow International airport can be arranged at extra cost. Please enquire.