Adventure trips have really taken off in the past few years. Looking for a great adventure trip? Here are some amazing destinations for White Water Rafting!
White water rafting in Thailand is still a relatively new adventure option. You will float through untouched forests and view waterfalls and canyons in the jungle around you. It is a great way to view a lot of river scenery in a short period of time. The most popular trip due to its amazing beauty is the Huai Mae Klong river which takes you on a rout through the forests of Umphang in the Tak province south of Chaing Mai. There are of course other rivers in Thailand and I am sure someone believes that the Mae Taeng River is the best – you could try them all and see!
Costa Rica is a treasured destination for its diverse wildlife population, breathtaking scenery, active volcano, beautiful beaches and yes its rivers. Costa Rica has more than a few whitewater rafting opportunities. You can find everything, from cool water to wildlife expeditions, while rafting on the roaring waves. The most popular rivers for rafting through Costa Rica are Reventazon, Sarapiqui, Savegre and Pacuare.
Did you ever want to go to the Himalayan Mountains? This mountain kingdom has some of the most challenging white water rafting experiences available. The Trishuli River, Bhotekoshi River, and Seti River offer shorter adventure trips and the Seti River and can even be safe for older people, children and families in the right season. The Kali Gandaki, Tamor, Karnali, Sun Koshi, and Marshyangdi rivers are exceptionally exciting, but you need to plan extended trips due the amount of time it will take you to trek to your starting location. All require an experienced guide.
Tibet and China
The Upper Yangtze river in Tibet offers good opportunities for adventure and excellent scenery. In China the great Bend of Yangtze is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon while the river flow is usually six times higher than the Grand Canyon (Splash White Water Rafting). It’s tough to imagine! The river is packed with rapids from Class III to Class V, offering an exhilarating ride. The surroundings are simply amazing, both the natural surroundings, and the cultural and historic depth of the country. Few people have ever rafted on the Yangtze.
Rafting the Nile in Uganda used to be considered fairly extreme. There is a section of the Nile with great scenery, and some nice grade 5 rapids. It is warm and you are in Africa and that is an exciting adventure in and of its self. Unfortunately it looks like there are at least a couple of big rafting companies using that river stretch. It will not be private, as a matter of fact you may have another boat of people with in sight of your boat. Not to totally put you off that can make it more fun/funny if you are a really social person, also might make for a better family trip.
PS: (I personally would rather have warm Africa than the Himalayans)
China National Tourist Office http://www.cnto.org/yangtzeriver.asp
Outdoos unlimited at http://www.outdoorsunlimited.com/
Rios Tropicales http://www.riostropicales.com/packages.php?page_id=10
Siam River Adventures http://www.siamrivers.com/home/content.asp?active_page_id=94
Splash White Water Rafting at http://www.rafting.co.uk/Yangtze_River_Rafting.htm