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Take a Hike with O.A.R.S.

We’ve always focused on hiking as one of the core elements of many of our O.A.R.S. adventure trips, where we sometimes visit incredible hiking destinations that are only accessible from the river. Until recently, however, we rarely offered hiking trips specifically designed for our active travelers who more regularly hike, run, bike and lead a more active lifestyle.

O.A.R.S. now offers a series of active hiking adventures that all include in-depth exploration with our friendly, knowledgeable guides combined with all the creature comforts and delicious meals you’d expect on an O.A.R.S. rafting adventure. From trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru to a raft-supported hiking trip on the 39.5-mile Rogue River Trail in Oregon, all of our hiking trips access pristine wilderness and feature the very best a region has to offer, custom designed to meet the needs of our travelers.

So join us on one of our unique hiking tours this year and we’ll show you the unforgettable nature of an active O.A.R.S. vacation.

O.A.R.S. Hiking Adventures

Yosemite National Park & Tuolumne River Hiker:
6 Days, May, June & August

Raft the Champagne whitewater of the Tuolumne River: then hit the hills for 3 days of hiking in Yosemite National Park on this one-of-a kind active California adventure.

Crater Lake & Rogue River Trail:
7 Days, May

Spend a day and night in Crater Lake National Park exploring the clear blue waters of the deepest lake in the US. Hike the 39.5-mile Rogue River Trail along the Wild & Scenic Rogue River with all the comforts of a rafting trip. Enjoy beautiful beach camps, abundant wildflowers, historic sites and the luxury of having the rafts carry all your gear.

Middle Fork of the Salmon Hiker Special:
6 Days, June & September

Intrepid travelers have the unique opportunity to experience the Middle Fork of the Salmon River as most hikers could only dream, with the expert support of our experienced guide staff. On most days we spend a few hours in the rafts traversing the Middle Fork’s incomparable whitewater, but a layover provides us with more than one full-day hike to some rarely visited gems of the Frank Church Wilderness Area.

Colorado and Green River Hiker Special:
14 Days, September

Raft 170 miles down the Colorado and Green rivers and enjoy endless hiking in Canyonlands National Park along with beautiful beach camps, waterfalls, side creeks, geologic oddities, historic sites and delicious riverside meals.

Mystical Peru Lodge Trek:
7 Days, May, June & August
Join us on an all new, one-of-a-kind lodge-to-lodge trekking trip on a seldom-traveled Inca trail that traverses the high Andes from Salkantay to Machu Picchu. This is a trip that defines the possibilities of Peru.



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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 info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
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