National Geographic Adventure - February 2009


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Since becoming the first nonmotorized outfitter to run the Colorado River in 1969, O.A.R.S. has dominated the 200-mile stretch of whitewater that roars through the Grand Canyon. Today its guides also hit every other major river in the western U.S. and Canada—plus an increasing number in South America and the South Pacific.

Signature Trip: Lees Ferry to Lake Mead Full Grand Canyon; river rafting; 15 days; Arizona

New in 2009

  • Name: Rafting the Tambopata: Andes to Amazon in Peru
  • Destination: Peru
  • Duration:16 days

Countries Visited

  • Latin America: Ecuador, Peru
  • Oceania: Fiji
  • U.S. & Canada

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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.
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