In the world of sports, the name ducking is not as popular as kayaking is, but basically they are the same thing with one small difference: the kayak type. Inflatable Kayaks (ducks) are more durable, lightweight and high performance whitewater boats that have changed recreational river rides forever. First-time kayakers can have fun paddling rapids with guidance, instruction and support from a professional guide. Crashing through waves and negotiating rapids on your own way, made this sport a great adventure. Don’t just hold on for the ride — be a part of the action! Flipping and swimming are part of the fun !!
Ducking Tour in Rio
Our Ducking Tour in Rio is done in in the state of Rio, but not in the city. We take travelers to Casimiro de Abreu, a little town located about 175 km (110 miles) northwest of Rio city, surrounded by untouched Atlantic Forest . The secret spot for ducking is the Macaé River, considered to be one of the best in Rio de Janeiro state for this kind of sport. The ducking course is 8 km ( 5 miles) long. There are about 15 rapids along the course, ranging from level 1 to 5 in summer, 1 to 4 in spring, 1 to 3 in fall and 1 to 2 in winter. The ride takes 90 minutes 02 hours , according to the water level of the river. The best season for this sport is from December through March, when summer brings lots of rain and increases the water level. Unlike rafting, ducking can be practiced during the whole year, thanks to it’s light weight, narrower shape and maximum capacity of 02 people.
8 hours round trip
Transportation from and to Rio de Janeiro, equipment rentals (ducks, helmets, paddles and life vests), experienced guides and instructors. ( optional lunch)
From 02 to 10 people
Easy to Moderate. This trip can be a bit challenging sometimes, depending on the season. A good level of physical fitness is required. Groups who enjoy vigorous hikes, mountain biking and other strenuous outdoor activities will generally perform better than others.
Daily, under request. Pick ups at 7:00 am, year round.
Wear light clothes or a wet suit and comfortable shoes during the ride. Waterproof cameras only. Don´t forget the sunblock for sunny days. Bring extra clothes and towel.
Photos, delivered via dropbox
Price: R$ 100,00 for the photos