Friday, December 2, 2016 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

9 Best Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the World

Want to have a great time out riding through the rapids, but not quite prepared to sacrifice several days of your vacation finding out what suits you? Well, check out this list of the best whitewater rafting adventures in the world.
 
1    Colorado River – Arizona, Utah, USA
The Colorado River is known around the world for its legendary whitewater rapids; definitively some of the biggest whitewater in North America froths deep within the canyons of Utah and Arizona. High in the spectacular Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, the forceful river begins. Rafting the Colorado River provides some of the most energizing river getaways in the planet. Endless in scenery and natural beauty, any trip along this river will be the adventure of a lifetime.
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2    Salmon River – California
The Cal Salmon’s sharp and narrow canyon motivates as much wonder as its whitewater. When you catch your breath between rapids your eyes will be presented with abundant foliage and waterfalls standing from high cliffs on both sides of the river. The canyon’s natural splendor is so stunning, it is preserved by congress as a National Wild and Scenic River.
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3    Gauley River – Virginia
This is the most renowned whitewater in West Virginia, top three in the nation, consistently in the top five rivers in the entire planet. The Gauley is distinguished by many heavy rapids, requiring tight, technical handling. All in all, it is 24-26 miles long, but is usually divided into two main sections:the top and lower Gauley.
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4    Zambezi River – Zimbabwe
Deep in the Batoka Gorge begins a voyage full of pure delight. It’s the most untamed one-day whitewater rafting outing in the planet! Better yet, multi-day excursions are ran down the Batoka Gorge. Previous experience is not required and you don’t need to be an adept swimmer.
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5    Magpie River, Canada
The Magpie River starts in the Labrador Plateau and flows through region of Quebec and empties into St. Lawrence River. A journey on the Magpie starts by flying onto a lake through a float plane. The Magpie is famous for it’s isolation, with demanding rapids, cascades, glacial-gouged lakes, canyons, and fauna. The spotlight is the last night camp where Magpie Falls plunges off an 80 foot plain straight through the river.
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6    Río Pacuaré, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a natural adventure gem found in Central America. Rated one of the top rivers by many, you’ll are guaranteed experience the close nature of the rainforest as you go right through 19 miles of Class 3 and 4 whitewater. Situated on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slope, the Pacuare River neighbors the Talamanca Mountain Range, residency to the native Cabecar Indians and an incredible amount of fauna, including toucans, parrots, deer, ocelots, jaguars, monkeys, butterflies, and much more.
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7    Noce River, Italy
Witness the thrill of whitewater rafting right down the amazing rapids of Noce river. It provides some of the most exhilarating white-water rafting in all of Europe, including a breathtaking series of Class V rapids as it rolls through the gorges of Mostizzolo. Just after the first few kilometers of energetic water and beautiful scenes, the real rapids start to pick up. The elapsed time of each trip will vary depending on the water level, the crew of course, and the weather conditions that particular day.
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8    Ottawa River – Canada
From the shine of fast-moving clear fresh water, to the adrenaline rush, rolls and drops of rapid action, this is your chance to get in on the trending destination. Not to mention, the amazing views of the river plus Gibraltar how massive it is, does not need much else.
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9    North Johnstone River, Australia
The North Johnstone is a sharp, natural flow river that makes its way through a amazing volcanic gorge. The Grade 5 North Johnstone Camping Trip definitively is a bucket list experience. You have to helicopter in to location and raft your way out! This is definitively not for the faint of heart, North Johnstone offers a lot of the most tolling and fulfilling whitewater rafting there is.
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This guide will surely help you find the best white water rafting trips and vacations.

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