Canoeing down the Hérault river

Téléphone : +33 4 67 57 30 25

Welcome to Canoë Kayapuna




W e are located in SAINT GUILHEM LE DESERT which has been ranked among the most beautiful villages in France and registered on the UNESCO world heritage site’s list. Photos du Mazet, Canoe Kayapuna Situated in the heart of the Hérault department, our canoe base, “CANOE KAYAPUNA”, offers you the opportunity to discover our region through its river.

As part of a family business and a human size company, every client is very important to our staff. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and to provide some advice, explanations and security information.

You will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful wild sites (which is classified and preserved) to its fullest while relaxing on the river and paddle at your own pace.

It is particularly important to us that your excursion becomes a true moment of pleasure, of fun, but also of relaxation, especially on the numerous little beaches you will find along the trail.
You can choose between two different trails, one of 3km and the other of 12km, either taking half a day or the whole day as you prefer.
Your vehicle will be parked at the end of the trail so there are no time restrictions to return.

After having discovered the river’s fauna and flora, you can go visit the numerous historic monuments across the village as you stroll through its mysterious alleys, uncovering their secrets. In order for you to do so, we can offer a parking spots in our private parking lot (depending on the number of available spots).
Only at KAYAPUNA !


Photos de la descente, Canoe Kayapuna


The story of KAYAPUNA

In the early 80s, the KAYAPUNA company founder decided to travel to Guinea.

There, he discovered the rainforest and one of its indigenous tribes.

He was warmly welcomed by this tribe and met his chief who was called KAYAPUNA.

Touched by the old man’s hospitality, he decided to found a Canoe/Kayak renting company, and to call it KAYAPUNA as he returned to France.

For more than 30 years, the whole KAYAPUNA staff offers a personal service and a warm reception close to the Gorges of Hérault.