Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with today’s Groupon: for $445, you get a four-day, three-night Rogue River–rafting trip from Echo River Trips in Merlin, Oregon (up to a $905 value). Today's Groupon is valid for trips in May 2011 only.
Echo River Trips' four-day, three-night trip from challenges rafters to conquer the roaring rapids of the Rogue River, with each trip covering a 38-mile stretch of the wild and scenic lower-river section. Echo River Trips 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 the watery expedition, Echo River Trips will transport river rafters from the Galice Resort to the aqueous river road, where an experienced instructor will guide adventurers through the frothy sprays and spikes of lush forests and deep canyons. Each day during the four–five-hour scenic thrill ride whitewater warriors will be provided a mid-day lunch. Post-raft, they'll embark on a short hike to the campsite (sleeping bags and tents available by request). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals are provided, 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' 39 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. Rafters can traverse the tumultuous territory of the class III river on three types of boats⎯oar, paddle, or inflatable kayak⎯with varying levels of difficulty.