Shenandoah Multi Day Adventure

2 Night River Expedition, Virginia

Take 2 nights to “get off the grid” and experience a self-contained, river adventure in Virginia’s Shenandoah River. Learn the basic skills of paddling a canoe and camping on wild islands from an expert expedition leader with 20 years of experience. 

  • Tune into the wisdom of the incredibly rich natural world in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. 
  • Set powerful intentions with your fellow travelers and enjoy incredibly meaningful bonding experiences with loved ones that will create memories for a lifetime. 
  • Discover the Paleo-Indian history of this ancient land, home to the oldest known sacred solstice ritual site in North America – said to be 12,000 years old!
  • Opportunities for fly fishing from remote river islands.
  • Feast your eyes on a bustling ecosystem filled with soaring wings, splashes from feisty fish, and even river otters diving for their breakfast! Spot the legendary bald eagle catching a fish in its talons.

Moreover our 2-night self-contained river expedition teaches you basic river running skills. Learn the proper technique to negotiate class 1 rapids while exploring the Shenandoah valley. This is a perfect opportunity to learn the basics. 

*Please Note: Campsites will be made (sometimes with the use of a machete) on wild islands surrounded by Shenandoah waters. Work as a team to create “camp”, including a cooking and utensil cleaning station, setting up your own personal tents, learning the essentials for setting up bathroom tents (equipped with dry pit toilets), and solar showers, all under the guidance of an expert. 

End the day on a river island around a small fire, watching the reflection of the glorious sunset shimmering over flowing waters and infinite sky.  

Overview

  • Starting At Price: $ 595 per participant (fixed date departure only) 
  • Fixed Date Departure:
    • Trip Starts: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • Trip Ends: Friday, July 29, 2022
  • For Custom Dates:
    • Season Starts: June 2022
    • Season Ends: October 2022
  • Booking: 50% deposit at the time of reservation. Balance is payable 30 days before departure  
  • Capacity: Maximum of 8 participants. 
  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights.  
  • Dates: Customized – subject to availability. 
  • Activity Level: Moderately Challenging (teamwork required). This river adventure requires paddling in canoes (class 1 rapids) in a team of two, walking on an uneven river bed, ferrying your own gear, helping set up camp, and supporting meal preparation and clean up for your group. 
 

Inclusions

  • A unique and potent opportunity to bond with loved ones, before, during and after your journey with our Transformative Process, including:
    • A pre journey virtual interview with the entire group (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices, guidance & reflections. 
    • Post journey virtual reflection interview with the group  (1-hr). 
  • Arrival Meet & Greet at a pre-designated facility for 2-night parking.
  • A guided journey with a world renowned river expedition leader as your host.
  • Shuttle transfers as listed. 
  • Meals, drinking water, and other beverages as listed.
  • No hassles, with all logistics planned for special activities, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • Canoe rental, paddle, and lifejacket.
  • 2 dry pit toilet tents with toilet paper and soap/sanitizer. 
  • 1 shower tent with a 5 gallon solar shower with nozzle (toiletries not included).
  • Drinking water.
  • Kitchen utensils, cooking, and cleaning gear.
  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder with all the information needed for this journey accessible anytime, anywhere. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fees are included.

Meet your host Misty Dhillon with over 20 years of experience as an expedition leader. Misty ran his own expedition company in the Himalayan foothills for 15 years. In addition to being an FFI certified fly casting instructor and experienced river runner, he is also a good cook, a charismatic character, and a great host.    

Misty’s aim on this journey is to teach your group what it takes to safely and responsibly set up a river adventure to create memories of a lifetime. 

3 days, 2 nights

Daily Schedule

  • 09:00 am – Arrival meet & greet at the designated location by 9 am. 
  • 09:30 am – Hop on a 45-minute shuttle ride to the starting point of your river adventure.
  • 10:45 am – Learn how to set up a river adventure under expert guidance.
    • Learn about basic river safety. 
    • Learn how to rig your kayak. 
    • Learn how to pack for a self-contained river adventure with canoes and/or inflatables. 
  • Noon – Float to your lunch spot. 
  • 1:30 pm Continue your float on the river.
  • 5 pm – Set up camp and settle in.
    • Learn how to set up the basics of a camp and enjoy an evening on a remote river island. 
  • Meals included: lunch and dinner.

Early birds can expect the tea/coffee station to be operational by 0630 am before exploring. 

0800 am: Expect a self serve breakfast that includes boiled eggs, fruit, muffins, yogurt, and granola to keep your energy levels high while exploring the river valley. 

Noon: Take a break from the activity of your choice for a group lunch. Catch up with the team and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, paddling some of the flat water pools, swimming, fishing for smallmouth bass that are plenty in numbers, or simply cooling your feet in the water from your campsite. 

End the day feeling rejuvenated from a full day on the water and reflect with your team around a small fire (weather permissible).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Spend the morning at leisure. 

11:00 am Pack up and learn how to re-pack for your final float to the end of your river adventure.

04:00 pm: Be shuttled back to your vehicle (approx. 45 min) for your onward journey back home. Breakfast and lunch are included. 

PACKAGE PRICING

Please note that all bookings are subject to availably and a 50% deposit.  

2 Nights

For 8 Guests
$ 575
Per Person
  • Private Departure

2 Nights

For 6 Guests
$ 675
Per Person
  • Private Departure

2 Nights

For 4 Guests
$ 775
Per Person
  • Private Departure

2 Nights

For 2 Guests
$ 875
Per Person
  • Private Departure

What's not included:

  • All participants on this adventure are required to carry your own tent, sleeping bag, mattress and camp chair that you are responsible for setting up with the guidance and support of your host. 
  • Shuttle transfers that are not listed in the itinerary. 
  • Medical (field rescue), security, and/or cancellation insurance. 
  • Any items of personal nature such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages not listed in the menu, tips (ask for guidelines), laundry, telephone calls, etc. 
  • Fishing license and use of fishing gear. 
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays, roadblocks, and any circumstances beyond our control. 
  • Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

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