If you are looking for adventure, one growing trend is the wild world of whitewater rafting. Rated on a scale of difficulty ranging from I to VI, rapids can offer a somewhat exciting excursion to the wildest ride imaginable. From solo trips to groups, and tours, there are may ways to experience a whitewater rafting trip. From top rivers in America to those round the world, take a look at three of the most well known and popular whitewater adventures today.
Pacuare River, Costa Rica – Referred to as the quintessential tropical river, the large gorges, massive boulders, vast unspoiled forests lining the river, it is considered the best whitewater in South America. One or two day trips, beginners and Class II and III boulder gardens make this a one of a kind whitewater adventure.
Salmon River, Idaho – Including class I to Class IV, this part of the river is known to get around 700,000 floaters/rafters each and every year to enjoy one of the most iconic rivers in the world. A wild and scenic river, the Salmon is great for beginners to advanced skill levels and offers ample choices for your tour along its length. Trips can range from 1 to multiple days.
Colorado River – Including the Grand Canyon region this massive river is a rafting experience like no other. Creator of the Grand Canyon, it is easy to see the power of this river when you are subjected to its power. Day trips, week long adventures, group or solo, rapids range the full gamut from beginner to expert and are sometimes limited by time of year. For your safety, make sure you talk to a qualified outfitter before your trip.
Rules of the Raft
Make sure you know the risks involved before you go.
Understand your limitations
Divulge all health issues when booking to ensure you are healthy enough for the trip
Bring extra clothing and pack in a dry bag
Know more about the area and what to expect before you go
Always wear a floatation device
Have you ever white water rafted? What is your favorite destination for river rafting?
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