International Rivers Trips That We Recommend
First of all we need to tell you that just about every river worth floating a boat on has some good points, so this is not about comparisons.
Second, we are by no means saying that this list is comprehensive. It simply includes rivers that we have personally experienced and can recommend. We have only incuded multi day rafting trips.
With those two points in mind, here goes.
Colorado River through Grand Canyon, USA – who has not heard of boating through the Grand Canyon? This trip has it all, big rapids, great walks and hikes, spectacular scenery. Normally a 14 to 21 day trip.
Middle Fork of the Salmon River, USA – 6 days in The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness – rapids, beautiful camp sites, Ponderosa Pines – special
Main Salmon, USA – again great scenery, wildlife, cool campsites. Not so many rapids as the Middle Fork. 6 days.
The mighty Zambezi, Zambia – wildlife, big rapids, warm water. Looks like we could lose this one to the curse of hydro development, so do it while you can.
Zandskar, Northern India – culture, Himalayas, real adventure. Probably the most off the beaten track river we have personally done.
Upper Colorado through Canyonlands – 12 days on the river and hiking. Fantastic, plus you get to run the big wave style rapids of Westwater and Cataract Canyons.