Join us in exploring the rivers of the world!

Global Descents offers river expeditions to suit every adventure traveler. We cater trips to ten rivers on four continents. The Rio Futaleufu, Zanskar, Zambezi, Apurimac and Rio Suarez rank among the most sought-after descents in the world of whitewater rafting. The logistical complexities involved in running these rivers cannot be understated, but we have designed proven successful itineraries that produce high-quality, exciting, safe, and exceptionally fun trips every time. Whether you choose the aqua blue wave trains of Patagonia, the exotic wildlife and warm waters of Africa, the ten-thousand foot deep Himalayan canyon of northern India, or the jungle runs of South America, your adventure with Global Descents will be an unforgettable physical and cultural experience of lifetime!

Global Descents was founded on the idea of exploring and enjoying the best river trips in the world. Our goal is the continuing search for new rivers to descend and cultures to experience.  On a Global Descents international river trip or multi-sport adventure, you’ll experience a lot more than just whitewater. Before hitting the rapids, you might spend time learning about locals’ spirituality in Ladakh’s Buddhist monasteries or you could visit a cluster of remote Peruvian villages.  We also charge down some of the world’s premier stretches of whitewater, including the Futaleufu, Apurimac, Suarez and Zambezi Rivers.  From the very first wave breaking over the bow of the raft to the first cup of tea in the home of a local family, these expeditions are sure to create memories for a lifetime. A typical river expedition involves teamwork and participation and can be very rewarding and fun. Our guides love to share this love for river exploration with all of our clients. The participation of everyone is what makes each river expedition with Global Descents a success. Come join us on one of these amazing journeys!


News & Media

Southern Chile Adventure- Running the Rio Pascua

Chile has a lot of great whitewater to offer for the adventurous kayaker. The Futaleufu is probably the most famous one, with great whitewater and easy access. But if you spend some time in Chile, you may want to step it up. Rio Baker is one of the two biggest rivers in Chile, the Pascua being the other one. They are both big, scary and remote…. just perfect. Read More >>

Making the Case for Conservation

Global Descents offers multi-day international rafting expeditions in some of the most remote, enchanting – and often threatened – corners of the Earth: Chile’s Futaleufu, the Zambezi in eastern Africa, the vast depths of Peru’s Colca and Cotahuasi Canyons, and the Omo River in Ethiopia. Read More >>

Top 8 things to do in Zambia by

You know that friend who has traveled to all corners of the world and had tea with the Dalai Lama? Well, chances are he or she hasn’t been to Zambia. In the center of Africa’s southern prong, landlocked Zambia has never had the kind of public transportation or low-cost accessibility that has attracted independent travelers to some other African destinations. Read More >>