Rafting is messing about in boats for adrenaline-junkies. You'll be out in the wilds and pitting your wits against an elemental force of nature, whether it's on an exhilarating day-trip on a foaming whitewater torrent or a more leisurely extended wilderness journey with overnight camping.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most people experience whitewater rafting as a day trip, and have no previous experience. Before you set off you will receive instruction on how to negotiate the fearsome rocks and rapids that whizz past as you plunge downriver. Life jackets and helmets will be provided.
For a longer encounter with the river there are rafting holidays - a chance to experience the landscape from a different perspective and, more than likely, to access remote locations unreachable by road. There will be some whitewater sections to negotiate and you'll probably be camping overnight by the river: a true adventure.
WHERE TO GO
Some of the most famous whitewater can be found on the South Island of New Zealand, Tasmania, various rivers in the western US and Canada, Costa Rica, Belize, Peru, Chile, Nepal, Morocco and the Zambezi in southern Africa. Closer to home, the Ardeche and other mountain rivers in southern France and the Alpine regions are a major draw.
A rafting holiday means you can experience the mighty Zambezi, raft through the Atlas mountains of Morocco or embark on an epic voyage through the high Andes of Peru or Himalayas of Nepal.
There's a great selection of trips to choose from - to find the perfect one for you, have a look through our listings.
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