This day is all about getting to know each other (expedition participants and your KayakChang guide) and all the equipment we will be using. We meet in Kayak Chang’s office at the Emerald Cove, Klong Prao, at 12 noon. At this point we discuss the route and complete paperwork, such as medical/contact forms and answer any questions our customers have.
We go our separate ways for lunch and for you to check in to your hotel for the night – Kacha Pol Hotel- which is a 300 metre walk away from our office.
We meet up again at 3 pm; this session is about getting out onto the water and introducing you to our safety procedures and the boats. We fit each person to a boat that is suitable to their height and weight and then get onto the water. We use this time on the water to assess customer ability and give input to improve forward paddling skills. After this session your boat will be fitted to you and ready to go in the morning.
The ‘Familiarisation Day’ is included within the identified dates for the expedition, it is always the first of the dates. For example, our 7 day expedition 20th – 27th November 2017, the 20th is the ‘Familiarisation Day’, with the expedition running from the 21st – 27th inclusive (7 days).