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Après Rafting – The Adventure Continues

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I have to make an awful confession: for me—the best part of a whitewater weekend isn’t the time spent on the river… Instead—it’s the time after the trip reliving the day’s adventure with friends around a table with dinner and drinks. Somehow—the rapids always get bigger, the swims more spectacular, and my paddling more heroic…

Whitewater Rivers, Differences Explained

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What makes a whitewater river unique? Why are some rivers transformed into tumultuous ribbons of foam navigable only by skillfully guided rafts or expert kayakers while other streams remain tranquil flows suitable for a quiet float in an inner-tube? Essentially—whitewater is produced by three factors: constriction, gradient, and the structure of the streambed. Every whitewater…

Rafting in Costa Rica: Sun and Excitement All Winter

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If you want to combine sunny beaches, spectacular mountain scenery, a stunning diversity of wildlife, with a whitewater adventure, I know just the place. Our friends at Rios Tropicales pioneered rafting in Costa Rica almost thirty years ago and have been running some of the best trips in the world ever since. I have traveled…

ARO Earns Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor!

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Adirondack river Outfitters today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper…