In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnesty, and riding a penny-farthing down a mild incline. Today's Groupon would shock such staid sensibilities: for $445, you get a four-day, three-night Rogue River rafting trip with Echo River Trips in Merlin (a $905 value). Today's Groupon is valid for trips in May 2011 only. Call at least two weeks in advance to schedule.
Conquer the roaring rapids of the Rogue River with a four-day, three-night trip from Echo River Trips. Each trip covers a 38-mile stretch of the wild and scenic lower-river section and provides all of the necessary whitewater equipment—boats, paddles, life jackets, and waterproof bags—to pit adventurous outdoorsians against Mother Nature's flowing watermane. On the day of your watery expedition, a trusty autosteed will transport you from the Galice Resort to the aqueous river road, where an experienced instructor will guide you through the frothy sprays and spikes of lush forests and deep canyons. During the four- to five-hour scenic thrill ride each day, whitewater warriors will be provided a mid-day lunch. Post-raft, they will embark on a short hike to the campsite (sleeping bags and tents available by request). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals are provided on the river, as well as thirst-slaying beverages—coffee, tea, cocoa, fruit juice, water, wine, and beer—saving guests the trouble of having to travel with an inflatable gas grill.
Expert river guides lead each rafting trip, employing Echo River Trips' 38 years of rafting experience as a compass, and their vast knowledge of the area to guide rafters past the scenic landscape, captivating wildlife, and naturally occurring ATMs of the Rogue River. Call at least two weeks in advance to schedule your four-day camping and rafting adventure.
- My four-day trip with ECHO on the scenic Rogue river was one of the most amazing outdoor adventures I've had. The three guides on our trip were exceptional, with each one offering separate areas of expertise and guidance. – Ryan, Google Maps
- We had so much fun! The gourmet food, the in-camp entertainment and music, the personable and knowledgeable guides, the efficient operation, and the guides' collective love and inherent respect for the river canyon all stood out as remarkable. – The Owls Nest, Google Maps
11744 Galice Rd.
Merlin, Oregon 97532Get Directions