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Top Trip Memories
  • Rafting through Raft Badger and Soap Creek rapids of Grand Canyon
  • Hiking to explore the surrounding of Grand Canyon, which can only be accessed from the river
  • Seeing beautiful Kackar Mountains while rafting the Thurkey’s Coruh River
  • Stopping to camp at a sandy beach
  • Gathering around campfire and listening to river legends
  • Seeing bears across the rivers
  • Spotting wildlife and birds
  • Seeing monkeys while rafting through Sun Kosi River of Nepal
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Tour Tips
  • There are many grades of difficulty in river rafting. Be sure you know what you're signing up for! White water is a thrill but not what you want to do if you were looking forward to drifting calmly downstream.
  • Heed age restrictions. White water rafting can be dangerous, and children under a certain age should not participate - mainly because they're too light. 
  • Often, tours will incorporate river rafting into their activity list. So it's possible to find a trip that doesn't focus exclusively on river rafting, and leaves a lot of room for other outdoor interests you may have.
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River Rafting Travel Reviews & Ratings
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5.0 Activities
5.0 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
5.0 Meals
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Tour Reviews

Best Vacation Ever!

Family Magic Rafting Trip

5.0 August 2017 ROW Adventures Recommend: Yes The Family Magic Trip down the lower Salmon River in August was AMAZING! The guides were awesome! So knowledgeable, funny, and resourceful. The food was better than most restaurants and my kids loved it (as did I)! The River Jester (Lily) was such a sweet yet stern and fun lady that kept the kids entertained and they loved her. They setup camp for us each day at these amazing beaches! I have never been rafting, and they were there to make it seem easy and doable! I loved that they taught us about the local history and environments. A stop at Spalding was awesome start to the trip! I enjoyed the paddle boats, inflatable kayaks, and the oar boats. I even became part of the swim team but it was a good experience having the guides there to ensure our safety. I loved cliff jumping, the short hikes, swimming the rapids, and swimming in the river with the kids. The time with friends and family was great. It was so relaxing and good to meet so many different people I feel that I can call my friends now. Best part was sleeping under the stars with my family hearing the rushing river next to us. The guides made the trip so personal and they were caring! Thanks so much Mark, Max, Connie, Jonas, Curtis, Lily, and Bethany! Absolutely recommend going on a trip with ROW and I plan to with my children again, it was worth every penny! Thanks Jason for helping plan the trip for me! Read more

Amazing adventure!

Grand Canyon River Rafting

5.0 October 2015 Western River Expeditions Recommend: Yes I just completed the 6 day Grand Canyon river trip and there are no words to describe this amazing adventure. I want to especially thank our guides John, Mackay, Craig, Amber and Daisy. They were the best we could ask for. I am not a camper at all and was terrified of this trip and the rapids and by the first day they had me on the tubes at the front of the boat. We also had a spinal cord injury person with our family and they went way above and beyond to assist us but also allowed her to do what she could which included many of the hikes. Our other group members were also fantastic. I truly believe this was a trip of a lifetime and feel your guides and wonderful trip have changed my life in giving me courage to try even more new things. Thank you all so much!! Read more

There is no better getaway than somewhere with ROW

Family Magic Rafting Trip

5.0 August 2015 ROW Adventures Recommend: Yes We just got back from a Family Magic Trip thru the SRC...our 3rd trip with you guys (and the first with the kiddos). We've done the Middle Fork, the Rogue and now this. We're hooked and are already talking about where to go next. You guys are phenomenal and then some. It's the only kind of trip I ever want my kids to take...and appreciate the real things in life. ✌️ Read more

Would love to go again!

Family Magic Rafting Trip

5.0 August 2015 ROW Adventures Recommend: Yes I just took my two kids on their Family Adventure trip down the Salmon River in Idaho for five days. Wow was it amazing! Not just the scenery and fun but the guides were superb as well! I've been telling everyone that will listen that they need to book this trip. Read more

Best Trip

Grand Canyon River Rafting

5.0 August 2015 Western River Expeditions Recommend: Yes This was by far the best trip our family has ever been on!!! It needs to be on everyone's bucket list to see the Grand Canyon this way! Thanks Western River Expedition for this trip of a life time!!
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River Rafting Trips & Tour Advice

Whitewater river rafting -- especially class III and above, with plenty of churning rapids -- provides all the thrills most adventurous travelers could ask for. Long-distance river rafting trips are available in many countries; just grab a paddle and helmet and prepare to follow your river guide's instructions. It's a good multi-generational activity, too, especially with teenagers.

Whitewater River Rafting vs. Beginner River Rafting

No matter how much of a beginner you are, river rafting is always a thrilling experience. If you are not going whitewater rafting you’ll experience the joy of being outside, drifting through calm water in the sun, taking in the unique view of the landscape from the middle of the river.

Whitewater rafting is a bit less about gazing at the landscape and more about the adrenaline rush of soaring down the river through thrilling rapids, avoiding rocks and banks, and working with your companions to stay upright.

But the thrills are nicely intermittent with periods of calm, when you can gather yourself in preparation for the next whitewater section, and appreciate the surrounding landscape. Whitewater rivers - really any rafting rivers, are by nature situated in stunning landscapes so appreciate the beauty! 

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Alsek & Tatshenshini Rivers, U.S.; Middle Fork, Salmon River; U.S.; Rio Upano, Ecuador; Magpie River, Canada; Futaleufu River, Chile; North Johnstone River, Australia & Many More

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