Intense whitewater-rafting trips are a lot like gondola rides, except instead of being moved by a smooth serenade, rafters are carried by relentless rapids that can hardly carry a tune. Take on the relentless river with today's Groupon for a guided whitewater-rafting trip from W.E.T. River Trips. Choose from the following trips:
- For $60, you get a one-day whitewater-rafting trip with lunch (up to a $119 value), good for 10.5 miles of rafting.
- For $74, you get a full-river whitewater-rafting trip with lunch (up to a $149 value), a 21-mile run recommended for aggressive and athletic paddlers.
- For $129, you get a two-day whitewater-rafting trip with four meals and camping (up to a $259 value).
Ride the symphony of whitewater along the South Fork American River, home to such notorious Class III Odyssean obstacles as the Meatgrinder, Racehorse Bend, and a stretch that's more menacing than slingshot shooters in overalls: the Troublemaker Rapid. While these rapids make for a challenge, they remain splash-friendly enough for rafters of all skill levels.
W.E.T. River Trips has been nautically navigating the mighty whitewaters since 1978, which means that most guides know the rivers they raft upon like the backs of their ever-moistened hands. Staff at W.E.T. River Trips have at least two years of rafting experience, and some guides are fluent in English-to-trout translation should they need to ask for directions. As long as those under 18 are armed with a parental release form, W.E.T. invites all paddlers, even those as young as 8 years old (12 and up during high flows), to join the ongoing splash-off with Mother Nature. Here's a handy list to help prepare for your trip and what to expect. Trips run every day except Wednesday and can be scheduled here.
Though W.E.T. River Trips sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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W.E.T. River Trips
Founded in 1978 out of a love of the plentiful whitewater rafting around Sacramento, W.E.T. River Trips has been outfitting rafters and leading trips continuously for the last 34 years. They maintain a ratio of one guide per six to eight guests on their trips to ensure less crowded boats and to make each trip more intimate and personal. W.E.T.'s tours explore more than 18 rivers' rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to V. Trips often include camping, meals, river stories, and musical entertainment provided by the staff.
North El Dorado
5461 Bassi Rd.
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