Travel + Leisure - March 2010


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T+L'S TOP 33


Active outdoor trips often require the guidance and expertise of a travel specialist. But which one? T+L contributing editor and fearless outdoorsman Jeff Wise has surveyed the fiels to create the ultimate directory of adventure outfitters around the globe, each listed with our favorite trip. PLUS what to ask before you book, emerging destinations, and more. And introducing T+L's Life List: trips not to miss.


This pioneer in commercial river guiding brings rafters and kayakers onto otherwise inaccessible waters. T+L TRIP PICK Grand Canyon Rafting. O.A.R.S. was the first to take exclusively nonmotorized trips down the Colorado River's most spectacular 225 miles.

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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