It is said that experience is your best teacher in life. However, when it comes to the Whitewater River rafting, you need to be well prepared in advance with the right knowledge of rafting, paddling and you can ensure an amazing rafting experience.

Generally, there are 6 types of rapids which are segregated into classes namely: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6.

These classes have been differentiated on the basis of their rapid levels. For instance, Class 1 includes the small waves and clear passages. If you are on the Class 1, you can have a simple and relaxing river trip. Class 3 involves several irregular waves’ including rocky passages that require only basic paddling skills. In this class the adrenaline level is great and the experience is filled with fun. Going forward the Class 5 and Class 6 are the hardest levels to cross when you are on the river journey. These includes violent steep current, rapids are powerful and require expert skills to face them. You are almost in a championship game when you are on these levels. These indeed require extremely river rafting skills and your life is always at risk in such class levels.

These levels can be visualized on the top 10 river rafting destinations of the world namely, The Grand Canyon with rapids class 3 and 4, Alsek River with rapids class 3 and 4, Cataract Canyon with rapid class levels 3 and 5, Desolation Canyon with rapids class level 2 and 3, Tatshensheni with rapids class 3 and 4, Westwater Canyon with rapids class 4, Selway River with rapids class 3 and 4, Rogue River with rapids class 2 and 5, Snake River with rapids class 2 and 5 and Cern River with rapids class 2 and 5.

All the above destinations are popular for providing you an outstanding river rafting experience. However, rafting is a challenging activity. If you are a rafting enthusiast, make sure you have good knowledge of the different types of rapids and their classes so that you could plan your river rafting trip accordingly.

Have an exciting and safe river rafting trip.


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