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If you are thinking of experiencing some Adventure in Sikkim then you can be sure not to be disappointed. This mountainous region of India is famous for its natural beauty and rich culture. Mountain forests, glaciers, and glistening hills will surely bring out the best in you. However, it is not the only thing you can expect from Sikkim. This is a place where adventure lovers will have a great time. With opportunities for paragliding, cycling, the Rifting River, and much more waiting for you, it

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The shining and smoothly flowing holy Ganges, the chants of prayers coming from the ghats, the music of the river that touches you soul, the scenic charm that rejuvenates your mind and body, and the adventure sports that give you the high. At the foothills of the Himalayans in Uttarakhand state, Rishikesh is known as an ancient city holy to Hindus, but thanks to its location it has also become a go-to place for adventure junkies and backpackers in the recent years - for many, a perfect blend of

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8 Concrete Benefits of White Water Rafting


When it comes to adventure, no other sport can beat the thrill of white water rafting. In the midst of wild foamy water, sailing in a raft is something that no adventurers could afford to miss. Tracing back to its roots, the first expedition took place at Snake River in Wyoming in 1811. However, this expedition was not successful due to the non-availability of suitable gear or training. As of today, white water rafting is a widely popular sport that delivers excitement, thrill, and health benef

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Family ride at Arizona's White Stallion Guest Ranch

With over 80 years combined experience in the saddle, the Ranch Rider team has its hoof to the ground when it comes to the best riding holidays. So, where to hit the trail in 2018? From new cultural cowgirl getaways to award winning horseback safaris, the specialist has rounded up a list of the best equine escapes for the year ahead.

Tony Daly, managing director of Ranch Rider, comments, “2018’s “mane” attraction will be the Gem state. Idaho

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9296595080?profile=originalArticle by Shannon Farley


The exciting, adrenaline-charged whitewater rafting and kayaking competition of the Chorro Race 2015 comes again to Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast on Feb. 21 to 22.


The second annual event is organized by the Quepos Whitewater and Adventure Association and sponsored by TEVA. The competition in the Chorro Canyon of the Naranjo River, by the Manuel Antonio National Park, will have both whitewater kayaking and four-person team whitewater rafting races and slalom events

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9008829497?profile=originalThe impressive Arenal Volcano is at the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in Costa Rica. The spectacular rainforest around the live volcano, the area’s easy accessibility, and huge abundance of outdoor adventures make it a top place to visit in Costa Rica.


Costa Rica’s whitewater rafting fame includes the beautiful rivers of the Arenal area – the Balsa, Toro and Penas Blancas rivers. The best thing about whitewater rafting in Costa Rica is that you can do it all year long! In the dry sum

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Rafting in Nepal

Nepal has been blessed with numerous fast flowing rivers that gush down from the Himalayas cutting through mountains and carving deep gorges to finally reach the vast plains where slowing down they meander lazily toward India. Many of these rivers are ideal for rafting, and some are considered the best in the world by professional rafters from the west. Rafting is also a fascinating means of getting to know the country as the rivers flow through some of the most enchanting landscapes that includ
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9008808491?profile=originalFor its sheer beauty and phenomenal whitewater rapids, the Pacuare River of Costa Rica is one of the world’s top whitewater river rafting adventures. The Pacuare thunders down a long gorge and canyon through primary and secondary rainforest of the Talamanca Mountains on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slope. You have the feeling of being completely isolated in a lost world when rafting down the river. Waterfalls pour in from high rock walls, brightly colored toucans and electric blue Morpho butterflies f

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New Zealand is about as far from Costa Rica as you can get. That’s where 21 Costa Rican men and women are headed at the beginning of November to compete in the World Rafting Championships.

Set for November 13-24 in Rotorua, New Zealand, the biennial World Rafting Championships (WRC) will draw 69 teams from 27 countries to compete in four divisions with men’s and women’s categories – Open, Masters, Junior (under 23) and Youth (under 19).

Rafting-Womens-Team-Costa-Rica-compete-in-slalom-competition-300x199.jpg?width=300The WRC is the pinnacle event in the highly-competitive white

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turrialba costa ricaJungle, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, canyons and gravel roads come together in Turrialba, making this region Central America's adventure-sport capital. Turrialba is the perfect destination for those who wish to enjoy adventure amid lush nature, so it's no coincidence that Turrialba is the cradle adventure tourism in Costa Rica.

You will find a wide range of high-quality adventure sports which employ rigorous safety standards. Turrialba also boasts the natural topography for adventure sports, as

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Costa Rica’s “green season” May through November means prime whitewater rafting time, as rainwater flows into Costa Rica’s tropical rivers this time of year, making the rapids bigger and more exciting. What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river on a hydro-powered rollercoaster? Costa Rica is one of the world’s top destinations for whitewater rafting.

RIVER-Pacuare-300x251.jpg?width=240Tropical rivers in Costa Rica are renowned for their beauty. Thick green jungle splashed with rainbow colors of over-siz

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What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river, dodging this way and that and bouncing in and out of waves in an inflatable raft?
Costa Ricais one of the world’s top destinations for
whitewater rafting. Just last year the
World Rafting Championship 2011
was held in
Turrialbaon the
Pacuare River. More than 300 international competitors came from 30+ different countries to compete for the title. Winners were Japan for the men’s team and the Czech Republic for the women’s

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Wild & Wonderful Water Adventures in Croatia

Starting to thing about sun, sand and sea or action, adventure and adrenaline for next spring and summer? It might not be an easy choice, but luckily, some places have it all.


Croatia has long been a hidden gem for travellers. In recent years, it’s become one of the most popular destinations in Europe due to its fantastic climate, stunning scenery and gorgeous beaches. A private holiday home will allow you to enjoy the very best that Croatia has to offer. And if you’re looking for a more adrenali

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The Worldwide Rafting Championship 2011 is just around the corner. International teams have been arriving since last week and are already training at the renowned Pacuare River.

agradecimiento-300x179.jpg?width=300For the third time, Costa Rica will be hosting this important event; the first was back in 1991 for the first World Rafting Championship, then again in 1998. The International Rafting Federation (IRF), main body of the sport chose Pacuare River commemorating the first championship that took place 20 years ago and also to

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The summer has almost finished and many memories were left behind. For some people it was the perfect time to relax at the poolside, enjoy the sun and warm weather, for some others was the chance to experience some new adventures and when I said ¨adventures¨ I really mean it.

Summer vacations are one of the most expected times of the year by teenagers and kids, because of so many reasons; great weather, leisure times and fun activities almost everywhere. The fact is; being off school is an exce

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White water rafting is an adventurous activity that uses inflatable rafts to pass through the river, which is practiced on white water or different degrees of rough water, producing excitement and adrenaline on the passengers. This activity is called a leisure sport, and nowadays important events are being held all around the world in order to promote it and increase the professional practice. This extreme sport became popular in the mid-1970s.

Costa-Rica-167-300x199.jpg?width=300The white water rafting sport is divided in six grad
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Entering the Great Abyss

9008615078?profile=originalLast April I crawled out onto Shoshone Point on the South Rim and stared into the Great Abyss. It was a bit windy that day so I held onto a boulder to keep from being blown into oblivion. As I watched the fast moving clouds cast shadows upon the striated walls of amber, purple and mauve, I yearned to know the pulsing heart of the grandest gorge of them all. The terra cotta river carving it’s path a mile below held mysteries for me I had to know.In May, I will meet the challenge of rafting the tu
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How to Enjoy Your Trip to Yosemite

Here at Hotel Charlotte we have a library of information on Yosemite (and other California and National Parks and Lands) as well as hiking trail maps, guided tour and park activities information, plus staff who are very familiar with the  park and can help you get the most out of your visit to Yosemite, whether it is for 1 day or a week or more. Contact us at 209-962-6455 or visit online Hotel Charlotte.


Winter is a great time to visit Yosemite, it is tranquil and uncrowded with incredible winte

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Nova Scotia is so much more than I expected. It’s a delight to the senses, a city that speaks to the soul. I went there to learn about the wines, and came home with a wider appreciation of their dynamic and intriguing mix of heritage and culinary mastery. It’s such an easy trip to get there, you should definitely think about adding it to your “must travel to” list. I am glad I did.

Flying into Halifax to start my seven-day trip with seven other writers was easy. The airport is small and easy to n

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6 Fun Water Adventures in Guanacaste, Costa Rica



Costa Rica Tubing Tours on Rio Negro

There’s nothing like a day of exciting fun bouncing and splashing down a cool, crystal clear tropical river under the hot Guanacaste sun. On the Rio Negro (Black River) Tubing Adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin, you ride five kilometers (three  miles) of class II and III rapids in special, individual river tube rafts that are designed with handles and protective bottoms. Guides are with you the whole time to ensure your safety.


Waterfall Canyoning


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