Cruise Control Destinations In The World – White Water Rafting

Adventure Destinations | | July 4, 2009 at 12:49 am


If adventure is fodder for your soul, then White water rafting is the ideal experience for you with a bountiful dose of thrills and chills to add to the fear factor.

For an adrenaline rush try the Vaal River that commences from Pars or the Crocodile River in Johannesburg with rapid grade 1-3. The Mckenzie River in Oregon or the Tongariro River, Garth Oakden is famed for its continuous class III rapids. Himalayas and many rivers in North India provide rare rafting experience.

For the penultimate experience try the 40-mile long stretch of Futaleufu River in Chile which cuts across the north tip of Patagonia which offers the world’s most tricky class V rapids. The Bio Bio rafting expedition has been increasingly turning out to be all the rage in Chile with throngs of rafters exploring the excitement and the kick of it.

The mile-wide Great Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls which borders Zambia and Zimbabwe proffers 23 nerve-wrecking class IV-V rapids amidst prolific settings of towering dark crags.

wwrmentalThe Chattooga River curving through the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia has the steepest dive from dizzy heights of up to 12 foot, suited only for those with nerves of steel. The Chattooga River has unmatched wilderness settings with the Sumter and the Chattahoochee National Forest on the east and west side respectively and deeply set within the Ellicott Rock Wilds.
The Gauley River in Southern West Virginia is a rafter paradise during the fall season when the dams are opened to unleash the beast, with rapids touching Class V-VI in particular areas. The New River has some delightful rapids touching class II-IV.

The die-hard rafters are bound to revel in class IV-V adrenaline pump in the beckoning Bulls Bridge Gorge on the majestic Housatonic River in Southern New England during the spring months of April and May. The Deerfield River in Massachusetts is a great option when in New England. The Dead, Kennebec and Penobscot rivers in Maine are fantastic rivers that offer a roller coaster ride of rapids that is bound to stir many a soul.

Rafting across the magnificent rivers of Colorado like Arkansas, Dolores and Colorado is bound to leave a timeless imprint on one’s soul as one fights churning waters. For a superlative rafting experience, the 80-foot high Magpie falls in Canada is truly gratifying.

Raft through the white foamy waters spanning from the North Johnstone River to Nymboida amidst primeval tropical rain forests. Unearth the hidden gem in Morocco, the Ahansel River where one can explore the splendid gorges of the Middle Atlas Mountains while one undertakes a rough rafting ride.

The Coruh River in Turkey is one of the top rated destinations by many seasoned rafters. The Dalaman River offers up to grade V rapids during April-July. The Koprulu and Zamanti River with grade III are quite viable options.

The Victoria Nile River in Uganda, The Yangste River in China, The Snake and the Salmon River in Idaho, The Savegre, Sarapiqui, Reventazon and Pacuare rivers in Costa Rica are ideal rafting areas, with long ranging rapids, obstinate grades and tremendous force built-up.

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  1. Boo Peel says:

    White Water Rafting on the Zambezi is with out a doubt one of the best one day white water rafting in the world.

    Added bonus one of the seven wonders of the world to see the next day and bungee jump of the bridge 111 metres – who could ask for more.

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