Action Whitewater Adventures

North El Dorado

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In a Nutshell

Battle class-three rapids and soak up stunning river valley views on a 7- or 21-mile excursion down the American River’s South Fork

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 29, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Trips are weather permitting; trips may also be canceled due to river conditions and can be rescheduled for a later date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Whitewater rapids are nature’s roller coaster and should always be followed up with a bite of nature’s cotton candy–wadded-up moss. Go wild with this Groupon.

Choose from Two Options

  • $80 for half-day, 7-mile South Fork “Chili Bar” rafting trip, redeemable Saturday and Sunday ($149 value)
  • $109 for all-day, 21-mile South Fork “Full River” rafting trip, redeemable Saturday and Sunday ($199 value)

Running the signature “Chili Bar” course of the South Fork, guides treat passengers to 7- or 21-mile trips through Class III rapids, bordered by the natural beauty of the Lotus River Valley. All excursions include a hot barbecue lunch. As an added bonus, Groupon purchasers are eligible to receive a 10% discount on pictures.

Please note that merchant’s site states 6-mile “Chili Bar” trip, but the “Chili Bar” options for this Groupon equate to a 7-mile trip due to a new location for Action Whitewater Adventures.

Action Whitewater Adventures

To Action Whitewater Adventures' guides, setting is everything. During their full-day excursions, guides and groups mounted in rafts battle Class III and IV rapids just to make their way to a gourmet deli lunch set against the backdrop of the lush Lotus River Valley. Of course, they might argue the fun part is getting there.

They lead excursions down both the South and Middle Forks of the American River, some of the most popular rafting waters in the nation. On the South Fork, they conduct the "Chili Bar" run, a trip that covers up to 21 miles favored for its rough-and-tumble class III rapids and stellar countryside. The Middle Fork provides even rougher-and-tumbler Class IV rapids, the 18-mile journey punctuated by clear-flowing stretches populated by trout and adorable baby Poseidons.

Customer Reviews

Great trip, great guide. Next time we will do the middle fork!!!
David P. · 2 hours ago
It's wonderful! We had a lot of fun. The staffs are experienced and friendly. The equipment is well prepared.
Yanhong L. · 2 days ago
Great experience! Really fun and well trainedbguides. We did the Gorge, which only really got intense after lunch. They do a good job of easing you in but I wish I'd picked a little higher intensity - will definitely go back for something more challenging and full of adrenaline. Plenty of food for lunch, basic sandwiches and chips but there was plenty of it. I would highly reccomend it!
Shreya A. · 2 days ago

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.