Kayaking and Rafting

Enjoy browsing our Kayaking and Rafting trips

Here at Pioneer, we are passionate about exploring new and untouched places. Our rafting and kayaking trips are two of the best ways to do this, so these have always been a huge passion for us.   Our aim is to give you a great kayaking and/or rafting experience, whether this is the solo focus of the trip, or one of the highlights of your adventure. With such a range of destinations ready to be explored by kayak, each destination offers something slightly different from the next. From a sea kayaking adventure around the Komodo Islands, to combining a kayaking and gorilla adventure in Rwanda.  We also  include some kayaking in our most popular wildlife trips, from Madagascar, The Galapagos and Costa Rica – we have something for everyone. Although these trips are activity filled, don’t be put off if you aren’t an experienced kayaker or rafter…we have adventures that can suit all abilities, with our guides and partners ready to help you every step of the way.

As with all Pioneer trips we care about the places we visit and communities within them, we work with small locally operators and design trips to ensure they are sustainable.  So, if you are looking for an experience like no other then take a look below at our highlighted kayaking and rafting adventures, and find the right one for you.

Borneo Adventure – Mountains & Jungles

Malaysia

This adventurous expedition takes us off the beaten track as we explore Borneo’s remote jungle, rafting down the Kiulu River and summiting South East Asia’s highest peak – Mount Kinabalu.

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Borneo Family Rainforest Adventure

Malaysia

On this perfect family adventure, you will experience a city tour, markets, temples, the amazing Mount Santubong, an Orang utan conservation centre, amazing rainforests and the Coral Islands.

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Galapagos – Essential Multisport

Ecuador

A stunning trip showing the best of Galapagos as you kayak, mountain bike, trek & snorkel. Experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, and tropical fish.

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Galapagos – Ultimate Adventure

Ecuador

Encounter a full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkeling in the islands beauty of Galapagos, with a combination of mainland Ecuador to provide a holiday of contrast.

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Galapagos and Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

Ecuador

A full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkelling in Galapagos. Before entering the Amazon Rainforest where you will see a huge range of wildlife, their colours and sounds will amaze you!

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Galapagos Multisport Adventure

Ecuador

Discover the central and southern islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela on a land based multi-activity tour that combines daily active excursions with first class hotels.

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Komodo Sea Kayaking Adventure

Indonesia

This is one of the best sea kayaking adventures out there. As you paddle your sea kayak to some of the most remote beaches, drifting over magnificent coral reefs and accessing uninhabited islands.

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Costa Rica Off The Beaten Track Tailormade Adventure

Costa Rica

Visiting more remote locations you will be able to experience the stunning volcanic regions and central forests. Kick back in an isolated lodge in the rainforest and enjoy the jungle lined beaches.

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Costa Rica – Ultimate Adventure

Costa Rica

On this epic adventure you will explore the whole of Costa Rica. Including the canals and rainforests of Tortuguero and Cahuita on the Caribbean side, central cloud forests of Chirripo and San Gerado de Dota.

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Costa Rica – Honeymoon Adventure

Costa Rica

As a honeymoon destination Costa Rica is safe, friendly and easy to travel around. On this trip experience tropical rainforests, see the stunning Arenal volcano and breath taking flowers and wildlife.

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Madagascar North Coast Adventure

Madagascar

On this action packed adventure you’ll trek, canoe, bike and observe wildlife before finishing your trip with a truly unique island hopping experience that includes wild camping on tropical beaches.

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India – Brahmaputra River Expedition

India

For the true adventurer, this kayaking expedition takes you through remote hillsides dotted with tribal settlements in clearings surrounded by leech-infested rainforest. It negotiates the finest big volume white water.

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Malawi – Sea Kayaking Safari

Malawi

Spend five days kayaking over 100km. Seeing secluded bays, deserted islands, mile-long beaches and open-water crossing as you paddle, swim and snorkel stopping overnight at lodges and campsites.

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Malawi Adventure Holiday- Island Hopping

Malawi

This trip is a fantastic chance to explore Malawi and is perfect for family holidays. Adventurers spend two nights in each of the Kayak Africa camps on Domwe Island and Mumbo Island.

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Nicaragua Explorer

Nicaragua

Experience a great combination of adventures, activities and elegant hotels in some of Nicaragua´s top destinations. Including colonial cities, volcanoes, a jungle and a stunning canyon.

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Nicaragua Kayaking Adventure – San Juan River

Nicaragua

This epic river adventure combines first class wilderness with rich history. Paddling from Lake Nicaragua, down the jungle lined San Juan River to Caribbean sea deserted beaches.

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Nicaragua Family Holiday – Adventure

Nicaragua

A fantastic action packed adventure with a combination of activities & relaxation in some of Nicaragua´s top destinations. Providing plenty of guided activities too volcanoes, a jungle river and colonial cities.

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Philippines – Palawan Island Explorer

Phillipines

Experience Palawan, treking to waterfalls and through tropical rainforest, canoe the longest underground river in the world, visit magical islands, hidden beaches, relax at a luxurious eco resort.

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Kayak Rwanda

Rwanda

Experience the heart of Rwanda as you walk through the canopy of the rain forest, taste and smell the spices from the colourful markets, canoe down the Mukingwa River and track chimpanzees.

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Discover Rwanda

Rwanda

On this exciting discovery of Rwanda you’ll trek through beautiful national parks that are home to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. You’ll see the country from Lake Kivu and the Virunga Volcanoes.

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Thailand Multi-Activity and Trekking Adventure

Thailand

This trip offers you the perfect balance of discovering nature and city sites whilst being active and adventurous. On top of this, you will get to stay in some very unique locations including a floating raft.

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Peru Family Adventure

Peru

This family adventure is packed full of activities for kids of all ages, including the big kids at heart. Explore Machu Picchu, learn how to make Peruvian chocolate and create your own pottery masterpiece.

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Tigak Sea Kayaking Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Explore the Tigak region, paddling from one small island to the next. Visiting people that have rarely seen outsiders, snorkel beautiful reefs and sample delicious sea food – a real voyage of discovery.

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Mozambique – Sea Kayak (Quirimbas) & Dhow Safari

Mozambique

Discover the little known and little visited wilderness of the Quirimbas National Park. Sea kayaking through the warm, blue waters of the Mozambique Channel and camping on tropical islands.

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Canada – Magpie River Adventure

Canada

Join us as we paddle the majestic Magpie River. You’ll experience some of the best white water in the world as well as exploring cultures including local indigenous stories and history from an Innu guide.

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Mexico- Pacific Lagoons And The Aquarium Of The World

Mexico

This adventure encompasses some of the great wonders in the Sea of Cortes. Sea-kayaking in remote and spectacular part of Baja virtually untouched by human impact.

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Mexico Multi-Sport and Whale Adventure

Mexico

Baja California Sur is a world class destination and this “Baja Cape Discovery” promises many exceptional experiences packed into one unforgettable trip. Visiting all the extraordinary region highlights.

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Mexico – Sea Kayaking Expedition

Mexico

Espiritu Santo is one of the planet’s iconic sea-kayaking destinations. The rugged shoreline, off-shore islands and series of headlands and deep bays make each day a new adventure.

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Guatemala Rafting and Mayan Archaeology

Guatamala

Raft the exciting white waters of the Rio Cahabon & Rio Dulce and swim in the enchanting pools of Semuc Champey. We then transfer to the rainforest to explore the Mayan archaology by boat and by foot.

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Galapagos Multisport Adventure

Galapagos

Discover the central and southern islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela on a land based multi-activity tour that combines daily active excursions with first class hotels.

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Galapagos and Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

Galapagos

A full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkelling in Galapagos. Before entering the Amazon Rainforest where you will see a huge range of wildlife, their colours and sounds will amaze you!

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Ecuador Premium Multisport Adventure

Ecuador

Experience the nature and culture of the Andes Mountains and Amazon Jungles of Ecuador. Mountain bike through cloud forests, navigate down the rivers of the rainforests and relax in natural hot springs.

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Galapagos Ultimate Adventure

Galapagos

Encounter a full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkeling in the islands beauty of Galapagos, with a combination of mainland Ecuador to provide a holiday of contrast.

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Ecuador – Huaorani’s Amazon Expedition

Ecuador

Kayak into the pristine heart of the Amazon giving you a deeper understanding of the forest as you learn how the Huaorani Indians use it to forge a living. See wonderfully beautiful plants and wildlife.

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Ecuador – Sacred Waterfalls

Ecuador

This is the best multi-day rafting expedition in Ecuador experienced rafters. Combining jungle hikes, indigenous culture, riverside camping and plenty of Class IV and IV+ rapids on the Upano River.

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Galapagos Essential Multisport

Galapagos

A stunning trip showing the best of Galapagos as you kayak, mountain bike, trek & snorkel. Experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, and tropical fish.

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Madagascar Adventure Honeymoon

Madagascar

This active honeymoon idea is the perfect combination of adventure by foot, canoe, train and 4WD through the diverse landscapes. Before unwinding in one of Madagascar’s exclusive beach destinations.

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Madagascar Luxury Honeymoon

Madagascar

This luxury honeymoon comprises 2 of Madagascar’s stunning and unique locations including a rainforest lodge in Masoala and a private waterfront villa on the exclusive Tsarabajina.

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Madagascar Mountains and Rivers – Pic Boby To The Sea

Madagascar

An unforgettable expedition through this mysterious land. From the dry western side of the island to the moist eastern tropical rain forests while summiting Madagascar’s second highest mountain.

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Madagascar – Magical Masoala

Madagascar

From Masoala National Park you can explore this natural paradise, kayaking the forested coastline, into pristine mangroves overhung by primary rainforest. Discover unique wildlife snorkelling and treking.

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Madagascar Trekking and Canoe Adventure

Madagascar

A remote exploration in the heart of Madagascar. From the towering cliffs of Andringitra to the deepest canyons of Isalo. You adventure on foot and by canoe completely off the beaten track.

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Madagascar – Family Adventure and Beaches

Madagascar

The perfect mix with a week of adventure, wildlife and trekking through National parks, followed by a week relaxing on the stunning island of Nosy Sakatia for snorkeling and relaxation.

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Madagascar – Ultimate Family Adventure

Madagascar

This is thrilling and authentic family adventure which combines biking, canoeing, forest and mountain trails, with camping and eco-lodges. A perfect adventure for active families with older children.

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Madagascar Ultimate Trekking Adventure

Madagascar

On this intense and diversified itinerary you will climb majestic mountains, explore dense forest and rockland and canoe the remote Mananjary River. Discover the highlands spectacular landscapes.

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Madagascar East Coast Trekking and Rafting

Madagascar

This is a unique expedition explores a little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. Combining trekking & camping in forests and rice paddies before rafting down a remote river towards the coast.

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Madagascar – Benahy River Descent

Madagascar

This trip offers a unique opportunity to explore a remote & untouched area of Madagascar. Raft down Benahy and the Onilahy rivers, wild camp on the canyon banks and pass some truly fantastic landscapes.

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Hike, Bike and Raft Colombia

Colombia

The Hike, Bike and Raft Colombia trip allows us to discover adventure sport in the Colombian Andean Mountains as well as take in the vibrant Colombian culture and the country’s fascinating history.

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Malaysian Family Rainforest Adventure

Borneo

On this perfect family adventure, you will experience a city tour, markets, temples, the amazing Mount Santubong, an Orang utan conservation centre, amazing rainforests and the Coral Islands.

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Malaysian Adventure – Mountains & Jungles

Borneo

This adventurous expedition takes us off the beaten track as we explore Borneo’s remote jungle, rafting down the Kiulu River and summiting South East Asia’s highest peak – Mount Kinabalu.

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Belize – Paradise Island Sea Kayaking

Belize

An activity filled trip which is perfect for sun and sea enthusiasts looking for something different. Whilst we kayak Belize’s Southwater Caye we discover the world of tropical islands and coral reefs teeming with life.

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Belize Epic Adventure

Belize

The epic Adventure takes you on a unique experience exploring Belize’s different cultures, tropical rainforests, wild rivers, remote villages and finishes with a journey to beautiful and pristine coral atoll.

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