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!