National Geographic Traveler - May/June 2011


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Best Tours in North America

From Traveler Magazine's 2011 Tours of a Lifetime


O.A.R.S. leads a rafting trip down the mighty Colorado River, from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead. At stops along the way, travelers hike areas of the Grand Canyon.

United States: Grand Canyon White Water

Marvel at the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon as you float, and sometimes speed—there are more than 40 major rapids—down the Colorado River on this classic rafting trip from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead, Arizona. Having operated here for more than 40 years, the outfitter boasts a stable of veteran guides and builds in time for exploring on foot. O.A.R.S.: “The Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience.”

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
O.A.R.S. Companies Inc.,
PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222