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10 Best Places for White Water Rafting in the World

A famous traveler once described adventure as, “pursuit of life“. This thirst for adventure is no more the feed meant for few daring spirits. And there is no better way to celebrate life than going on an adventure holiday. Among all other adventure rides, white water rafting undoubtedly ranks ahead, because of the degree of thrill and excitement associated with it.

For those braves who are ready to accept the challenge to ride the untamed waves, here I have compiled a list of some of the best white water rafting places all around the world.

Zambezi River (Zimbabwe)

Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls has brute and splashing waves, making your rafting experience wild and aggressive. The long rapid, obstinate gradients and highly build-up pressure is sure to send a chill down your spine.


Rafting in the Colorado River would be an experience hard to forget. And makes it more exclusive is the sight of the natural flora and fauna offered by this river.

Costa Rica

The cherished destination of Costa Rica has many whitewater rafting prospects. The excitement which this place has to offer surrounds everything while you raft on the dashing waves of the river; from cool waters to wildlife expedition.


Nepal, the country of mountains with the highest mountain peak in the world has a lot more excitement to offer when it comes to white water rafting. The rafting experience offered here is not for the weak hearted. But once you accept the challenge, you can bet upon the fun of adventure.


Here you get a chance to explore the ancient rainforests making your way through the foamy waters. This country has rivers like North Johnstone River and Nymbodia River which provide the ultimate water rafting experiences. For all the whitewater rafting enthusiasts a visit to these places in Australia is a must.

Futaleufu River (Chile)

Chile offers a lot of plethora of options for the adventure enthusiasts like horse riding, mountain biking and kayaking, but with the gigantic waves of growling rivers whitewater rafting becomes the most exhilarating adventure of all.

Idaho River

The most marvelous rafting destinations offered in Idaho are by the rivers like Snake River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. With the surrounding sceneries of mountains and greenery you might be further tempted to enjoy other adventures like hiking and camping as well.

Yangtze River (China)

The most favorable rafting destination in the Yangtze River in China is The Great Bend. The progressing waters are sure to kick your passion and let you grab the precious moments of your life. The scenic landscapes are another delight on this adventurous journey.

Magpie River (Canada)

The Magpie River in Canada offers you a chance to pack your vacations with action satisfying your thirst for adventure beyond expectation. The Magpie Falls are of a height nearly 80 foot and provides a splendid river rafting experience.

Victoria Nile (Uganda)

The Victoria Nile River on the Victoria Falls presents astounding whitewater rafting destinations in Uganda, not only from tourists but also from the local residents. This is one of those places which offer the true essence of the term rafting.

Author Ahsan Mukhtar

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6 Comments on this Post

  • northwestraftingcompany says:

    This is a pretty silly list. Some of these are rivers and some are countries with rivers in them. The most glaring mistakes are that the Great Bend of the Yangtze is flooded by a dam and that Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River was left off.

  • Excellent list of remarkable rafting trips from around the world. I was pleased to see that you did not overlook Idaho or the Colorado through the Grand Canyon.

    I have rafted in most of the places mentioned, but I am very interested in checking out the Magpie in Canada.

    Thanks for the list.

  • Whitewater rafting is always a great fun.Everyone can enjoy it.Rafting in Colorado is an experience any adventurer has to live.It is a place of spectacular beauty.Beautiful places and pictures as well.Thanks for this fabulous list!!

  • Whitewater rafting is always a great fun.Everyone can enjoy it.Rafting in Colorado is an experience any adventurer has to live.It is a place of spectacular beauty.Beautiful places and pictures as well.Thanks for this fabulous list!!

  • Dave says:

    Someone needs to update this, perhaps someone who actually goes rafting. The Colorado is great, through the Grand Canyon, The Fu’ and the Zambezi are worthy. The Yangtze is dammed now, and where is the Gauley River? The American river is better than some of your selections. How bout an update?

  • Anonymous says:

    sure ! an update coming soon

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