Men's Journal - April 2004


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The 100 Best Trips on the Planet - Whitewater Planet

O.A.R.S. While most rafting outfitters concentrate on one river, O.A.R.S. runs 30 throughout North America, plus Tibet, Fiji, Costa Rica, and Chile and continues to pioneer new trips each year. That variety, plus excellent guides, gear, and creature comforts like warm showers, keeps clients fiercely loyal: One fanatical 70-year-old has done every U.S. trip on their roster. If rapids aren't entertainment enough, tack on horseback riding, a ranch stay, wine tasting, or a yoga workshop. Or try one of their multisport or sea kayak trips.


The first descent of British Columbia's Klinaklini River was done by an O.A.R.S. guide and covered by Men's Journal. Today it includes glacier hikes, grizzly sightings, and a helicopter portage ($5,295 for six days). Client profile those looking to raft a new river, or who want a bit of pampering.

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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