Posted on: 21 September 2021
Whitewater rafting is a great way to get away from the daily grind and enjoy the world around you. Whether it is your first trip, or you are a seasoned rafter, planning a trip with a rafting guide is often the best way to get the most from your time on the water.
Determine Your Destination
The first thing you need to consider is the location of your whitewater rafting trip. There are many different places you can go, and the difficulty of the water will change with those locations. Finding a destination that is a good fit for everyone with you is crucial, so even if you raft every year, if you have a friend or family member that has never been, it is a good idea to start on a less technical river.
Talk to the guide service you are considering using to find out if the water in their area is a good fit for a beginner before you book the trip. Getting on the water with someone that has never been, and taking them down a technical stretch of the river could make the trip stressful.
Once your friend or a family member has been out a few times, you can move on to rivers and waterways that require more skill and experience.
Day Trips Or Multi-Day Excursions
Whitewater rafting trips can be single-day trips that start in the morning and end mid-afternoon or in the evening. These short trips often include transportation to the river, a meal along the way, and snacks and drinks while on the water. Your lodging may not be part of the trip, so if you are going to travel to a location, stay overnight and take a rafting trip the next day, you need to plan accordingly. Check with the hotels in the area because sometimes they will offer discounted rates for people visiting town for activities like rafting.
Multi-day trips can be very different, and if you are going to camp along the water for one or two nights, so you may not need the hotel at all. Often the rafting company will set everything up, so all you need to do is arrive at the river the day of the trip with a change of clothes and be ready to go. Boats, food, camping gear, and everything you will need are typically provided by the whitewater rafting company. In many cases, the guide or company will have spots along the river designated for camps and set up when you arrive at them.
After a day on the river, you can pull in, eat a good meal, and have a place to sleep provided for you. The cost of these trips is significantly more than a day trip, but the experience can be wonderful and is a great way to get away from everything for a few days. Contact a rafting trip service to learn more.Share