Simple Tips for Getting the Most Out of an International Rafting Trip

August 28th, 2015

Global Descents guides adventurers on excursions to some of the most sought after rafting destinations in the world — Matsiatra River in Madagascar, Rio Apurimac and Rio Cotahuasi in Peru, the Zanskar River and Siang River in India, and many more!

Because of the exotic, unique destinations that we travel to, curious adventurers are always coming to us with questions. We always welcome the opportunity to educate people on the incredible locations that we visit, and we’re more than happy to share a few tips on international rafting.

If you have questions about undertaking a white water rafting trip, visit our adventure trips FAQs page for some answers from our experts.

There are also some great resources from around the web that will help you get the most out of your experience.

  1. White water safety tips for kids

Rafting is an incredible adventure for the whole family. As long as you choose an appropriate difficulty level of the river you will be on, kids are welcome and are bound to have the time of their lives out on the water. Read a Grand Canyon rafting outfitter’s blog on white water safety tips for kids to make sure your family is prepared for the trip ahead.

  1. How to know when you’re ready for difficult rapids

Are you mentally and physically prepared to handle Class-IV and Class-V rapids? Not everyone is confident in their ability to handle difficult conditions. If you’re thinking about doing some tough rapids on your rafting trip but you don’t have any experience yet, check out this Colorado rafting trip guide’s blog on readiness for Class-V rivers.

  1. Where you should sit in the raft

Where you sit in the raft can have a big impact on your experience on a rafting trip. Front, middle, back — they all have their pros and cons. It’s all about what you’re looking for. To ensure you pick the seat that’s best for your expectations, read this blog on the best places to sit in the raft from an outfitter providing white water rafting in California.

If you still have questions about the destinations that we travel to or are looking for some tips on how to get the most out of an international rafting adventure, contact Global Descents anytime. We want you to have the physical and cultural experience of a lifetime!