Active Angelenos rank rafting as a favorite diversion in California and Idaho where rivers run wild. A great vacation idea for adults and children, Far and Away Adventures(http://www.far-away.com_ created the perfect vacation deal for adventure-seeking families. But you need to book by December 31, 2011.
Picture your family snuggled around around a campfire listening to tales of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, Lewis and Clark, cowboy poetry and live music while roasting marshmallows on an open fire. Surrender yourselves to a starry night after a day of rafting on Idaho’s famous Salmon River with a special deal from Far and Away Adventures http://www.far-away.com/).
Not to worry about your texting-deprived youngsters, the company’s ’ “eco-tainment” staff keeps them diverted with fun things to do.
Far and Away Adventures has 12 launch dates from late May through mid September 2012 of its iconic six-day/five night Middle Fork of the Salmon River American Safari rafting adventures when adults and children alike can discover their inner Lewis and Clark.
Here’s the deal:Any two families (at least one adult and one child per family) booking together on the same departure by Dec. 31, 2011, will enjoy 2011 rates and a savings of $160 per adult and $150 per child 18 and under.
Familieswho would like to arrange an exclusively tailored, private charter also receive the booking discount (if reserved by Dec. 31, 2011) plus a complimentary spot for the group organizer when securing 21 paid spaces.
Set departures for 2012 are May 28, June 6, June 15, June 24, July 2, July 10, Aug. 3, Aug. 11, Aug. 19, Aug. 27, Sept. 6, and Sept. 14. Pricing at 2011 rates is $2590 adult, $2300 child; and at 2012 rates $2750 adult, $2450 child.
“Our focus is on placing that passion and curiosity into the hands of trained professionals who love working with children and letting them work their magic with youthful energies,” Lentz notes. At day’s end, children are offered healthy snacks to tide them over to dinner while parents enjoy wine and appetizers.
Far and Away Adventures offers some of the the world’s most luxurious wilderness whitewater rafting on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmonand the Wild and Scenic Bruneauin a fully sustainable and organic manner with, among others, a leave-no-trace ethic and gourmet mealsthat are 95 percent organic from locally sourced foods. Health for the environment and for the guest come together daily, with morning yoga and a trained massage therapist on call on every trip.
You can ply the Class II through IV rapids throughout the day, while intrepid river rats can head out on a fleet of inflatable kayaks and paddle rafts that make every riffle an adventure. Fly fishing outings and hikes can also be arranged.
Encampments rival the safari setting of a Hemingway story with a full service kitchen, luxurious chairs and a dining table set with stoneware, linen, and stemware, illuminated by candlelight and soft lanterns. Tents are furnished with elevated beds, comfy flannel bedding, full size pillows, and carpet under foot. Water for showers is heated by solar.
For a detailed itinerary on this and other programs on equally privileged waters, contact Far and Away Adventures; toll free 800-232-8588 or visit the web site http://www.far-away.com/.