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Culinary Whitewater Series tour

Culinary Whitewater Series

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 1,585 $ 317 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience culinary Whitewater Rafting
  • Enjoy cooking pots that allow a person to bake just about anything
  • Cooking with a focus on regional Northwest fare such as wild salmon, Pacific oysters, huckleberries, Idaho potatoes an many more

Short Description

Trips will be offered as follows:

August 25-29 Five-days on Idaho’s Salmon River Canyons (River of No Return). A moderate class III whitewater rafting trip featuring camps on huge white sand beaches.

Each day during meals you will experience the unique culinary aspect of the trip which is not mentioned in the itineraries.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Salmon River
End City Salmon River

Trip Includes

  • Complimentary beer, wine, juice and soda, all in moderate quantities, is provided.
  • We are proud to serve fine local Northwest wines.
  • We always have plenty of ice!

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Itinerary

On some trips we have a guest chef who accompanies the trip and prepares gourmet meals paired with their choice of fine regional wines. On other trips, we combine hands-on learning of campfire and Dutch Oven cooking focused on Northwest Regional Fare. Participants will be taught by ROW Adventures' talented guide staff and, sometimes, an additional skilled chef, to learn how to prepare gourmet meals in the wilderness. These skills include provisioning, packing coolers, the use of propane stoves, the art of Dutch Oven cooking and more! The skills learned can be used in for backyard cooking, on car camping trips, or other outdoor scenarios.

Dutch ovens have long been used in the West. Lewis and Clark, sourdoughs of gold rush days and pioneers on the Oregon Trail all depended on these versatile cooking pots that allow a person to bake just about anything. Participants in our cooking adventure will learn all the tricks of Dutch Oven cooking with a focus on regional Northwest fare such as wild salmon, Pacific oysters, huckleberries, Idaho potatoes, mushrooms, apples and other fresh seasonal fruit, etc.

Meals will be paired with Oregon, Washington and Idaho wines along with tasting notes of each featured wine.

All participants receive a complimentary and handsome ROW apron to take home!

Both The New York Times and Every Day with Rachael Ray have featured our culinary whitewater adventures!

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Price Per Day: $ 317 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300

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A group of us from Wyoming just did the 5 day Hells Canyon trip with ROW. Great guides (Will, Bethany, Max, Trevor, and Connie) and excellent food. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
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we had a blast

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Just got back from my first whitewater rafting trip on the Lochsa and I'm hooked. My husband and I were both river newbies and we had a blast. All of the guides took very good care of us, the lunch was very good, but Eric is hands down the best guide ever!
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Best Vacation Ever!

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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!
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The Ledbetter family plus Gary Braun had the best vacation week ever on the Salmon with Peter, Jonas, Maddy, Mark, Katie, Miles and Cassandra - we will work with Row Adventures for life. As Mark said, "we want to give you more than just a great trip...we want to change lives." Lots of love
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A great way to get off the beaten path!

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ROW Adventures is a great way to get off the beaten path and experience our wonderful wilderness with a set of wonderful guides. I am not sure which was the best part of our 6 day trip on The River of No Return; the guides, the food, meeting new people, the river... But all seemed to fall into a wonderful rhythm that perfectly complimented each other. My family was very concerned that we even signed up for this type of vacation. It is one thing to go floating in the wild in your young, but quite different when you are many years down the road and suffer from chronic pain. For some reason, the cooler water if the river, time to give back to ur soul, the daily stops to visit the hot springs, the wonderful healthy great tasting food, and encouragement of our guides all seemed to bring back the youth of our younger days gone by. We smiled, giggled, shared great drink and laughed at the joke after joke. But most of all, it was the guides that made our trip as each day unfolded. Each guide brought back the youth of our soul through the morning stretches, the stories of past explorers, and the shared fishing tackle! Now my next wish is to embark on a new ROW adventure with my son so we can share a new chapter of complete happiness in our beautiful wilderness...Maybe Hells Canyon or their adventure that offers trail riding and fast river rafting! Either way, it is something for everyone no matter what your age!
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Love all the people at Row. Professional and fun. They really give you a hands on experience. Can't wait to spend the summer again with next year!!!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

We staff our trips with one guide for every 3-4 guests providing you the ultimate in personal attention.

Accomodations

Full camping service

We are one of very few outfitters who have a cargo boat travels ahead to set up camp, including your tent and a complete kitchen with tables and chairs. This means when you get to camp you're free to explore – hike, fish, relax under a tree, rather than worry about the cumbersome unloading of cargo each day and setting up tents each night

Guides

Your trip is enriched by knowledgeable guides who share the canyon's cultural and natural history. No other company trains guides like we do, and most of our guides are also Certified Interpretive Guides through the National Association for Interpretation.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 5

Additional Information:

Carefully Orchestrated

Our guides are divided into a "guest crew" and a "kitchen crew." While the kitchen crew prepares dinner, our guest crew is available to spend time with you, lead a hike, show you how to cast a fishing line or simply sit in the shade and visit. This is a fundamental distinction between us and others


Trip ID#:

CulWhiRow

Meals Included:

Meals will be paired with Oregon, Washington and Idaho wines along with tasting notes of each featured wine.

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