June to Sep/Oct in Goa is the perfect time to soak up the refreshing rain and ride the waves of the stunning Mhadei River! Let me host you on the Mhadei Rafting Trip, which is a unique White Water Rafting experience. All this, amid the spectacular jungle scenery along the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. During the monsoons, our Rafting trip runs twice daily. The season start and finish dates vary a bit depending on the rainy season. The trip is a fun 10 km run on easy class 2 to 3 rapids. Since we are the only rafting operators permitted on the river its a rather exclusive rafting trip compared to most around the world. As pioneers we named all the rapids with names like “Big Daddy”, “Giant Haystacks”, “Y fronts” and “Pipeline” Starting from the meeting point at my friend's restaurant in Valpoi (where you can also eat if you wish after or before the trip), transport in minivans will take you to the river. After briefing and safety talk followed by almost 10 km of stunning rafting along the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary ( A UNESCO World Heritage site). After the rafting is over you will be brought back to Valpoi in the minivan where you tour ends. I hope to see you on the river soon!
John, Naushad & Mohammed
After quitting engineering i (John) became an international river guide in 1992. Drawn to India I opened the first white water rafting experience in South India in 1999 followed by several more in 3 states. I am widely known around the world as the pioneer of rafting in South India. Naushad and Mohammed Maldar are brothers and we have worked together for the last 12 years. Both have vast experience on the rivers of Peninsular India and have also worked internationally too. In 2012 we opened Goa Rafting, on the extremely picturesque Mhadei River, Goa in association with the Government of Goa.
Minivan You'll be driven to & fro from the meeting point the starting point of the river.
Safety Equipment Life jacket, helmet, paddle, boat, guide,
We'll meet at Earthen pot restaurant at Valpoi. Board the appointed Minivans and take the path to the mystic Mhadei River! Just relax, chat a little or introspect during this 25 min drive to the river. Enjoy a 10 min walk down the river, to the start point. Get briefed by the river guides and fitting the equipment. Experience one of the best Rafting trips in Peninsular India. Later we Board the Minivans and get back to the Meeting Point
Swimming isn't essential, as life jackets are provided. Moderate level of fitness is adequate. for safety reasons we discourage pregnant ladies and people over 120 kgs.