This day is all about getting to know each other (expedition participants and your guide) and all the equipment we will be using. We meet in our 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. Please bring your passport/I.D. card with you.
We go our separate ways for lunch and for you to check into your hotel for the night, which is a short distance away.
We meet up again at 3pm. This session is about introducing you to our safety procedures, the boats and other technical equipment. We fit each person to a boat, paddle and BA, which is suitable to their height and weight. Any adjustments will be made on this day, saving time for the expedition.
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, and is held on the first day of every expedition, before the main activity begins, on the second day. So a 7 day expedition will indeed be 8 days, day 1 being the ‘Familiarisation day’ and the other 7 days for the expedition.