Think class IV rapids through wildlife rich Virgin rainforest and not a car in sight. Think an alpine shoot surrounded by snow capped mountains in the summer. Whitewater, created from changes in the path of fast moving rivers and streams, can be found all over the globe from the Himalayas to the Americas and the South Pacific. Quality outfitters with safe, top of the line equipment are as common in India as they are in Colorado. The world’s rafting and kayaking rivers are in danger though; dams and hydroelectric projects have already slowed several whitewater havens to a trickle. So find a river and a kayak/rafting operator now while you still have the chance.

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