Maas en Waal Team-building (NL)

Maas en Waal Team-building (NL)

€139.95 Regular Price
€129.95Sale Price

The Maas en Waal Team-building package offers the ultimate adventurous getaway for groups of colleagues who need a temporary escape from the stresses of everyday life. Balancing a heavy workload, social life and maintaining a healthy state of mind can be difficult to manage. Take the time off collectively and explore the beauty of the Dutch countryside in the Maas en Waal region which has a lot to offer. 

 

The package includes a combination of fun, challenging and relaxing activities for people of all ages – kayaking, camping, interacting with animals (when possible), fun games, and bonfires. The experience is designed to provide you with relaxing moments to help you create better relationships among your collegues. 

 

The trip is two days and one night, bookings can be made with a minimum of four participants.

  • NO KAYAK EXPERIENCE?

    No need to worry!

     

    On the day of arrival, kayaking instructions will be given. These instructions will include kayak safety, basic paddle technique, getting out of a kayak if you have flipped over, and securing the storage compartments.

     

    If desired, an Unpack & Kayak crew member can join in for the first 30 minutes of the tour free of charge. Like this you can be sure you'll be comfortable for the days to come! 

  • SAFETY

    As fun as kayaking is, it is not risk-free. 

     

    For that reason, Unpack & Kayaks always provides life-vests, free of charge.

     

    For groups that would prefer to take an additional lifebuoy, one can be requested up to 24 hours before the start of the trip (email: info@unpackandkayak.com, subject: "Lifebuoy". Please include your reference number, name, and group size in the email as well.)

     

    At the start of every trip, an Unpack & Kayak crew member will give kayaking instructions. See "No Kayak Experience?" for more info about the instructions.

     

    Although it is expected that each group has a couple of working phones that can be used to contact the base camp, it is possible to borrow an 'old school brick' phone with enough phone credit to contact the base camp in case of emergency. If you would like to have this option, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the start of your trip.

     

    To participate in a trip with Unpack & Kayak it is mandatory that you have health insurance. It is also recommended (but not mandatory) that you have travel insurance with (domestic) repatriation coverage.

  • ITINERARY

    DAY 1

    On the first day of the trip, you are expected to arrive at the starting location between 10:00 and 11:00. We will spend 20-60 minutes signing the legal waivers, packing the kayaks, and sealing the waterproof compartments. After that, kayaking instructions will be given, and you will get a map of the region.

     

    When you get the hang of paddling, you are free to start the first activities! For the first day this will be:

    • A scavenger hunt

    • Survival challenges in the form of a competition

     

    Depending on your group’s preference, the survial challenges can either be integrated into the scavenger hunt, or they can be a separate event.

     

    In the evening you will have time to yourselves to unwind, relax, and bond with one another. You can decide to fill this with a BBQ* or a bonfire (we recommend adding some marshmallows for good taste).

     

    (*BBQ set and dinner will only be provided upon request. Otherwise, we advise you to take your own preferred food along with you. You will receive a list of recommended grocery items which are suitable for the occasion.)

     

    DAY 2

    Depending on how early your group wants to get up you can request a free beaver spotting tour (starting around 06:00 in the morning). 

     

    After the beaver tour you will have time to have breakfast at your camping location, take down and pack the tents, and enjoy the second and last day. Here you can choose to take part in one of the following activities:

     

    • Farm experience (*Needs to be reserved in advance, only an option if available).

    • A (competitive) obstacle course run.

     

    When your group has enjoyed the region, gotten some time to connect and paddle around, and you’re all feeling ready to head back home, you can head back to the starting location where a Unpack & Kayak crew member will await your return. Please be sure to text the base camp about your expected return at least two hours prior to arrival.

  • CAMPING

    All camping supplies will be provided by Unpack & Kayak. 

     

    The camping location is ‘t Megensche Veerhuis. It is perfectly situated between the Gouden Ham (a river cove) and the Maas (a shipping river). They have good facilities, a calm vibe, and a beach close by (100 meters away).

  • CANCELLATION INSURANCE

    In case you would like to have the option to cancel your trip last minute it is worth it to purchase a cancellation insurance. The cost for this is €99.95 for the entire group, and can be purchased by emailing info@unpackandkayak.com (subject: "Cancellation Insurance"). In this case please include your reference number, name, and group size.

     

    If you would rather have the option to move (but not cancel) your trip, the "Bad Weather Insurance" might be a better option for you.

  • TYPES OF KAYAKS/ CANOES

    We have two types of kayaks available: single-person sea/ touring kayaks, or a two-person touring kayak. We also have 2-3 person canoes, which are ideal if young children are joining or if you don't have much experience on the water.

     

    Both kayaks have multiple waterproof storage compartments, and the canoes come with a large waterproof container.

     

    If you don't have much kayak experience, or you have a child taking part, we recommend that you go for the two-person kayak or a canoe. These are wider (more stable), and allow for the combined energy of multiple people to be put into kayaking/ canoeing.

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED?

    Everything, except for food, drinks, and transport to and from the starting location.

     

    This means:

    • Kayaks
    • Paddles
    • Life vests
    • First Aid Kit
    • Tents
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Sleeping Mats
    • Camping Chairs
    • Burners (with gas cans)
    • Pots
    • Pans 
    • Dishes
    • Cutlery
    • Water Bag (containing 10L)
    • Camping Permit
    • (Optional emergency phone)

     

    Don't want to take your own food and drinks?

    Waterbags with water are provided. Food is not, although there is an option to have a BBQ (with fire starters, coals, food, & grilling equipment) hand delivered to your camping location. For more information about this see the section "Menu" at the very top of the page.

  • TRANSPORT

    The village of Maasbommel (the starting location of the trip) is easily accesible by car... if you have one.

     

    If you don't happen to have access to a car it becomes a bit more tricky, but that shouldn't be a problem. Send an email to info@unpackandkayak.com, and we will try to find a way to have you picked up from the closest bus station (about 9km away from Maasbommel).

  • DEPOSIT

    We ask for a group deposit of €300.-. This deposit will be returned within 10 days of the end of the trip, granted that nothing has been damaged or lost.

     

    We will contact you about the deposit after booking.

  • BAD WEATHER INSURANCE

    While kayaking in the rain is surprisingly calming, some groups prefer the certainty of sunshine and warmth throughout their trip.

     

    For this reason you can decide to purchase a bad-weather insurance for the entire group for €59.95. This will allow you to move your trip to a later available date when the weather forecast is better. This change can be made a minimum of 24 hours before the start of the trip. 

     

    To purchase a bad weather insurance, please select it from the drop-down menu, or email info@unpackandkayak.com, with the subject line "Bad Weather Insurance". We ask that you include your booking reference, name, and group size in the email.

     

    Note: This is not a cancellation insurance. For that option please see the section "Cancellation Insurance".

  • DATES

    Due to the nature of the trip, many companies have special requests for the dates and events included. For this reason, you can't book it via the website.

     

    If you're interested in booking this trip, we ask that you send us an email at info@unpackandkayak.com with your desired dates, group size, special requests, etc. Then we'll see what we can do to accomodate your needs.