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Adversity to Hope Rios Tropicales
Sustainability

From adversity to hope: Rios Tropicales passes the baton

A pillar of rafting operators the world over, Rios Tropicales has called time and is passing the baton. From adversity to hope is the message from Rafael Gallo, CEO of Rios Tropicales and IRF Honorary President. By Rafael Gallo. For 35 years, Rios Tropicales has led Costa Rica adventure travel and ecotourism. We pioneered whitewater

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Tour rafting

Rafting Books – good reads

At this time of year many of you may be looking for presents to give to loved ones, or finding a good book to snuggle down with in your winter, or read on the beach in your summer – why not some good rafting books! There are plenty of “how to” rafting books, but we’re

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Wild Whitewater Woman - Annalee Decker
Development

5 steps to becoming a rafting Wild Whitewater Woman

Annalee Decker shares with us her journey to becoming a rafting Wild Whitewater Woman and the five steps it takes to become one too. It was a hot summer afternoon that I accomplished my near-obsessive mission of becoming a professional raft guide at the US National White Water Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, NC. My final

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Tour rafting

#SafeTravels advice from the World Travel and Tourism Council

As the world slowly starts opening up again, so is travel and tourism, and so #SafeTravels will be high on everyone’s minds. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) have been working together with various groups, from governments, to health experts and industry associations, to provide protocols and action plans for the travel and tourism

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Top 3 Non-Rafting Activities - SUP
IRF

Top 3 Non-Rafting Activities in 2020 (water based)

Obviously we think rafting is the most fun you can have on water, but with 2020 being as it is, we asked ourselves “what are the top 3 non-rafting activities we could otherwise be doing in 2020”. White water rafting involves an inflatable boat, a team of people, and (when not racing) a guide. And

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Rafting dictionary - Bio Bio river
Guide / Safety

Rafting dictionary – know your boof from your bootie

Communication is key to ensure a rafting trip is safe, fun and memorable for all the right reasons. We’ve pulled together this short Rafting Dictionary with some of the more common terms you’ll hear on a rafting trip. This article is not written to replace a Safety Talk or indeed raft guide training but can

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Tour rafting

Soviet Era Rafting – a step into the past

Vladimir Petukhov takes us back to soviet era rafting in this interview by Rafting Magazine. In order to understand the situation fully, I will say that the beginning of my passion for whitewater rafting started in the Soviet period. This means that there were a lot of whitewater rivers and there was a great desire

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Guide / Safety

Can cold water rivers have higher risks when you flip?

Most of us have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Take it a step further, imagine you’re on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second is dealing with the cold shock. What happens to

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Tour rafting

Taureau – Quebecs Class V beast

Boasting 25 KM of continuous Class V the Taureau Section of the Jacques-Cartier River is one Quebec’s toughest sections of whitewater and this Class V beast certainly lives up to the hype. Checkout the adventure as Pascal Girard and his crew take on some incredible drops. Located just outside of Quebec City, the Jacques-Cartier River

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