Flowing out of the Himalaya into Bhutan are some of the world’s least explored rivers and best kept secrets. In fact, up until 2006 when the first descent of Mangde Chhu was completed, and later in 2009 with the first descent of the Drangme Chhu, Bhutan’s rivers (http://www.oars.com/
This new 13-day program marries the excitement of whitewater with the currents of the culture of this little-known country. The rate of $6,165 per person based on double occupancy (single supplement $540) for ages 16 and up includes accommodations (camping and hotels), all meals, airport transfers, equipment, guides, park fees and more. See: http://www.oars.com/
The adventure spans Bhutan from Paro (the arrival and departure airport) in the west, crosses several high passes and culminates in a put-in on the Lower Drangme Chhu in the east. Enroute, in addition to the on-river thrills, guests hike 3,000 feet above Paro to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, visit Trongsa Dzong, the National Museum and weaving centers of Chumey Valley before arriving in Bumthang that is the spiritual center of Bhutan. Tropical forests, villages, a foray into India to Manas National Park Lodge and an elephant safari in the Mana Wildlife Park are a few of the highlights.
For more information, availability, reservations and a copy of the 2014 O.A.R.S. Adventures catalog call 209-736-4677 or 800-346-6277, email email@example.com, or visit: http://www.oars.com/
Some 500,000 guests later, O.A.R.S. has been providing whitewater rafting vacations since 1969. Over the decades the company has set the standard in first-class rafting, sea kayaking and multi-sport adventure, with destinations and unparalleled experiences on over 35 rivers and coastlines around the world. O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with more than 75 unique itineraries, including one-day and weekend escapes. In 2013, for the seventh consecutive year, Condé Nast Traveler recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler’s standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category. In 2013 Outside, America’s leading multimedia active-lifestyle brand, named O.A.R.S. one of the top two outfitters in the world in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program.
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