National Geographic Adventure - May 2006

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The Grandest River

Colorado River, Arizona

There is no place else on Earth like the Grand Canyon: You can float through stupendous geology, touch nearly two-billion-year-old rocks, play Frisbee in enormous stone amphitheaters, and ride out Lava and Crystal Falls – some of the biggest white water in the world and a guaranteed reality check for even the most brazen teens. Of the countless Grand Canyon option, the best is an eight-day float from Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash with river experts O.A.R.S. The outfitter’s founder, George Wendt, has run family-oriented excursions down the Colorado since being granted one of the river’s first permits in 1969.

YOU CAN scramble up a narrow slot canyon with your spouse
WHILE YOUR KIDS splash beneath hidden waterfalls in Havasu Canyon
THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE braving Lava Falls, the river’s most notorious rapid


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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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