Best Winter Rafting Trips

If you’re the whitewater rafting enthusiast who just cannot wait for the snow to melt and the rafting season to begin again then AVA has some inside knowledge on the BEST winter whitewater rafting destinations across the world. They may include a bit of travel but, these jaw dropping beautiful whitewater destinations are definitely not to beecuador raft missed!

Costa Rica – Upper Balsa River

Experience the real Costa Rica on a class V rafting trip down the Upper Balsa River. This destination is considered to be one of the most challenging stretches of white water in the country. Have the thrill of a lifetime as you descend down this exhilarating and scenic stretch of one of Costa Rico’s most beautiful untouched rivers all while traveling through their stunning natural rain forest. Don’t forget to make a stop at El Salto, also known as natures water park, where you’ll play in multiple waterfalls, and swing on rope swings into beautifully clear natural pools.

downloadAfrica – Zambezi River

Far on the south side of Africa’s massive continent lays one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, along with the world renowned Zambezi River. Run for the first time in 1981, the Zambezi’s class IV/V rapids will absolutely blow your mind. Best known for its insane rapids “Stairway to Heaven”, and “Oblivion”, even the most experienced white water lover will be thoroughly impressed.


Ecuador – The Quijos River

Best known for its miles and miles of unending class IV rapids, the Quijos River offers an extremely unique white water experience. The beautiful rainforest and basalt canyon scenery is a once in a lifetime view, not to mention you can expect to run more whitewater on a one day trip then you would in a week anywhere else!

So for those who just can’t manage to make it to May to get in some river time these destination are the perfect option for you. Amazing scenery, epic white water, and the thrill of a lifetime is sure to be the highlight of anyone’s winter with these awesome trips.