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Beginning in the high Sierra Nevadas not far from Lake Tahoe, the American River has three forks: the South, Middle and North. They converge east of Sacramento, but each offers great whitewater rafting, with varying levels of challenge and corresponding class of rapids. For those seeking calmer waters, kayaking is also popular.

The South Fork offers the best rapids for beginners, whereas the North Fork is recommended only for experienced rafters and runs only seasonally. The South Fork of the American River is one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the United States.

There are also more than 100 miles of trails along scenic, historic California Gold Rush sites that are immersed in rich natural forests and native wildlife. Hikers and mountain bikers can explore the area’s tall granite canyons or enjoy the foothills of the Gold Country.

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South Fork Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip from Lotus (Class 2-3+)

South Fork Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip from Lotus (Class 2-3+)

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With all the wildflowers, trees, wildlife, and sunshine keeping your senses occupied, it’s easy to forget that you are getting ready to paddle into some of the best whitewater rafting in North America. The American River offers attendees so much, it might as well have been designed in a Hollywood studio.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half Day Whitewater Rafting on the South Fork American River

Half Day Whitewater Rafting on the South Fork American River

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Paddle six miles of churning rapids on the South Fork of the American River with a half-day whitewater rafting experience from Lotus, California. Learn river safety and boat handling as you navigate the current with a professional guide, then launch into the famed rapids of the Lower Gorge. Swirl through the big, continuous waves of Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar, then finish your day at Folsom Lake, where the South Fork’s whitewater give way to a scenic reservoir.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Sacramento City Airplane Tour

Private Sacramento City Airplane Tour

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Nothing is more exciting than viewing the capital of California from a bird's-eye view. See what makes Sacramento unique and enjoy picturesque views and historic landmarks.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Private Whitewater Rafting Experience with San Francisco Pickup
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Private Whitewater Rafting Experience with San Francisco Pickup

“This unique destination is a bucket-list vacation package for nature lovers- A world of wonders where dreams come to life” • Choose quality over quantity; we are 100% local, reliable with 16 years of experience and excellent reputation. • 100% Glowing Feedback Including TripAdvisor, BBB + A rating & More 100% Peace of Mind • 100% Trusted, Licensed and Bonded Local Tour Operator Since 2004 100% • Tailor-Made Custom Tours & Freedom to Customize a La Carte • Unique Itineraries & Lifetime 5-Star Experiences Guaranteed • High Level & First-Class Services - No hidden Fees & Satisfaction Guaranteed • Outstanding Awards Including TripAdvisor, BBB A+ Rating, Gold Award of Business Credibility Trust + SF Travel & Convention Bureau Award. • Family-Friendly Tour Operator + Local Passionate & Fun-loving Multilingual Tour Guides • Luxury Vehicles, Go Where You Want to Go & Travel at Your Pace • High-Profile VIP Clients; Top Travel Custom Services Specialist
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  • 10 hours
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Thrilling Whitewater Rafting Outdoor Adventure Picnic lunch included

Thrilling Whitewater Rafting Outdoor Adventure Picnic lunch included

This whitewater rafting thrilling outdoor adventure is bucket list vacation destination and family adventure – this is the ideal and most popular summers’ getaway for all ages. Join us now and experience the thrills and excitement of our Whitewater Rafting. Book this rafting adventure and experience our ultimate American Whitewater expedition. This 10-hour day adventure is the ultimate thrilling escape that will take you from San Francisco to the American River for an all-inclusive .Our river rafting adventure will start at 7 am with a complimentary pick-up at your hotel , will end at 7 pm back at your hotel. An exciting and thrilling River Rafting adventure is waiting for you; prepare yourself for 8 to 10-mile exhilarating rafting down the American river that flows throughout the Sierra wilderness. This River Rafting trip qualifies as class III rapids and are accessible to beginners and intermediate paddlers. No prior whitewater experience is required.
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  • 10 hours
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Should I book American River tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since American River can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 American River tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit American River 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to American River costs USD 102.57. Guided American River tours start around USD 102.57 per person. See all 5 American River tickets and tours on Viator.
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