Most Popular International Rafting & Zipline Spots
Arkansas Valley Adventures is well-known for their amazing whitewater rafting and aerial zipline tours in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. One of these trips is even located through the National Monument of Browns Canyon. These adventures are quite popular for Rocky Mountain tourists and locals alike, but rafting and ziplining are not just Colorado based. Check out the most popular international rafting & zipline spots:
Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers: Located on the Alaska and Canada borders, these two rivers offer an unforgettable whitewater experience. Along the route through the frozen tundra, one may encounter grizzly bear and moose sightings as well as amazing views of glaciers and icebergs.
Rio Upano: This Ecuador river weaves through the rainforest of the Amazon Basin. Rapids range from class II-class IV allowing guests to take in the sights of the forest including waterfalls and the village of the local Shuar people.
Colorado River: This river is home to the infamous Gore Canyon! With raging class V rapids, this is no easy stretch of whitewater. In fact, this is where the US Olympics Whitewater Team trains!
Flight of the Gibbon: This Thailand zipline tour involves several different tree top platform ziplines and rappelling options through the jungle of the endangered gibbon. The tour includes an educational talk about the local wildlife visible from the lines.
Arenal Volcano Park: There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as soaring over an active volcano in the jungle of Costa Rica. With the Arenal Volcano Park course, guests do just this through a two mile long course. Views also include Arenal Lake and the beautiful wildlife below.
North Johnstone River: This class IV-class V whitewater rafting trip north of Queensland, Australia runs through volcanic gorges and the rainforests of Palmerston National Park. If the class level doesn’t sound adrenaline-pumping enough, keep in mind that the river is only accessible by helicopter.
Icy Straight Point: Located in Hoonah, Alaska, the Icy Straight Point Zipline course claims to be the longest in the world. With top speeds reaching 60 miles per hour and 1,300 vertical feet of drop, this course over the ocean below is sure to get your heart racing.
Noce River: Offering some of the most exciting whitewater in Europe, the glacier fed Noce River is definitely a hot rafting destination. The remote area of the Sun Valley creates an impeccable rafting experience.
Whether you are planning your next European whitewater adventure, or staying stateside, there is no shortage of thrill!