DUNAJEC RIVER RAFTING

Day trips to the Pieniny National Park

Rafting on the traditional wooden raft through the one of the most beautiful gorges in Europe

RAFTING THROUGH THE DUNAJEC GORGE is a full day trip to the Pieniny Mountains (50 km far from Zakopane) that visits some of the most popular attractions of the local area with relaxing rafting trip on the traditional, wooden rafts through the spectacular Dunajec Gorge.

DUNAJEC RIVER RAFTING on the traditional, wooden rafts

this is perfectly safe and leisure activity for everyone that takes place on traditional wooden rafts that have been in the operation in the area for centuries and were originally used for transportation of goods and people, these take 12 people at a time and there are always two boatmen travelling down the river with you.

BASIC ITINERARY: our minibus picks you up directly from your hotel. On the way to Pieniny National Park you will have a chance to see the Niedzica Castle and modern dam on Dunajec River. After we get to the rafting station your guide buys the tickets so you don’t have to queue to the cash office. The rafting from Sromowce Katy to Szczawnica takes aprox. 2,5 hours. Guide meets you in the final station and takes for a short walk and lunch in SPA town Szczawnica. On the way back we plan a in the famous Chapel in Debno Podhalanskie – XV century church, the only monument in our region which is on the UNESCO list.
Below are a few options for the rafting through the famous Dunajec Gorge:

PRIVATE TOUR GUIDED IN ENGLISH (pick up from the hotel):

Our minivan (8 seats Volksvagen Caravelle) picks you up directly from your hotel. To reduce the costs of the trip instead of licensed guides we employ English speaking students, inhabitants of Zakopane who will take care of you during the whole trip and translate all the stories told by the raftmen. On the way to Pieniny National Park we stop for about half an hour (or longer, according your wish) at the foot of the Niedzica Castle and modern dam on Dunajec River.
After we get to the rafting station you will have a short break (coffee, wc), while the guide goes to buy tickets so you don’t have to queue to the cash office. The rafting from Sromowce Katy to Szczawnica takes aprox. 2,5 hours. The raft takes 12 people. A raft can be hired for exclusive use. Driver meets you in the final station. Before going back to Zakopane you’ll have an hour of free time in Szczawnica Spa Town where you can have a lunch (not included) or just walk through this lovely, little town.
On the way back you will have a chance to visit famous Chapel in Debno Podhalanskie – XV century church, the only monument in our region which is on the UNESCO list.
PRICE: 630 PLN for 1 to 7 persons plus 54 PLN per person for the raft ticket
or 1.190 PLN for 1 to 7 persons (raft rented exclusively)

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PRIVATE TOUR WITHOUT THE GUIDE (pick up from hotel) :

The same program, minivan ordered only for you, but you are not accompanied by guide.
PRICE: 450 PLN for 1 to 8 persons plus 54 PLN per person for the raft ticket
or 1.150 PLN for 1 to 8 persons (raft rented exclusively)

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GROUP TOUR WITHOUT THE GUIDE (pick up from the hotel) :

The same program, transfer by bus or minibus (18-20 seats) along with the other participants of the tour (mostly Poles). Note please that this trip is available only during the high season – from the end of June till the first days of September Tour can be cancelled if the minimum number of participants (6 persons) is not reached.

PRICE: 100 PLN per person / 80 PLN kids under 10 (including transfer and raft ticket).

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PICTURES FROM OUR TRIPS:

Rafting through the Dunajec Gorge