What You'll Get
In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnestness, and riding a penny-farthing down a mild incline. Today's Groupon would shock such staid sensibilities: for $88, you get a whitewater-rafting day trip from REO Rafting Resort (up to a $148 value). Taxes and access fees totalling $20 are included in the value of this deal.
Conquer the turbulent torrents of the Nahatlatch River with a day trip from REO Rafting Resort. Twelve sprawling kilometres long, the mighty Nahatlatch showcases 25 rapids—boasting such Dickensian names as the Meatgrinder, the A-Hole, and the Lose Yer Lunch—and is at once a formidable challenge for experienced whitewater warriors and a suitable introduction for first-time rafters. Under the aquatic assault of near-continuous whitewater sprays and shots, rafters rely on the leadership of an experienced instructor throughout the four-to-five-hour trip. This deal includes use of a full-body wetsuit, booties, helmet, lifejacket, and splash jacket, as well as river snacks such as fresh fruit and Nature's Path granola bars, saving guests the trouble of having to spear floating microwave dinners while traversing the river.
Guests on a day trip will also get limited access to some of REO Rafting Resort's amenities, as well as unlimited access to the sweet air and fresh sunshine of the British Columbia landscape. Reclaim humankind's dominance over hydrogen and oxygen with a whitewater-rafting trip from REO Rafting Resort.
Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. Rafters must be at least 12 years of age.
Eight TripAdvisors recommend REO Rafting Resort, giving it four stars:
- The Resort was very well maintained and the food was very good! I would recommend this vacation to anyone that wanted a weekend away from the city! – Sunlover87Vancouver
- This is not for the faint of heart or those who don't want to paddle. The river is incredible, and the guides are always friendly and funny. – nummagumma
- This was an adventure of a lifetime. I loved this resort. The staff were amazing in every aspect doing everything possible to make this the funnest [sic] family vacation ever. Great for families with teens up for some adventure. – timsforme
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 add'l as gifts. Reservations required at least 1 wk prior. New bookings only. Tax included. Valid toward upgrade. Must be at least 12 yrs old. Subject to availability. Subject to cancellation policy (http://bit.ly/bARa8d) Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About REO Rafting Resort
The rugged beauty of nature meets the comfort of vacation amenities at REO Rafting Resort, a secluded getaway on the edge of Nahatlatch River. Throughout the Fraser Canyon, experienced guides lead groups on whitewater rafting day-trips and multiday excursions, helping beginners and advanced rafters alike to navigate class III and IV+ rapids. Some of the trips take place along the Nahatlatch and others venture to the Stein, Thompson, and Fraser rivers, all of which are less than 45 minutes away from base camp. Relaxation and pampering follow at the resort's facilities, where a hot tub, massage therapists, and glasses of beer or wine await to reward campers for their rugged displays of human heartiness.
At nightfall, guests cozy up around a campfire, but they need not roast hot dogs or trap varmints for sustenance. A team of professional chefs prepares meals for guests, which also helps prevent the risk of forest fires and bears moseying into campsites for a snack.