The Ozark Plateau rises in the north of the state. This is the place in which there are a lot of steep rocks, hills, and valleys. Bull Shoals Lake is located here, where the tourists used to rest after their boat tours. The inhabitants of that place live and relax in their "river houses," a real peculiarity of this locality. Speaking about the duration of Arkansas river tours, and river tours in general, here one can mark out two main types of trips: one day or half a day duration tours, and also many days duration tours.
The Colorado River, which flows along the bottom of the Grand Canyon, is treated as one of the best for rafting tours. Except for the Grand Canyon, Arkansas river tours includes tours to the other three famous canyons of Arkansas, Bighorn Canyon, Brown's Canyon, and Royal Gorge.
Agencies offering Arkansas river tours can easily provide its customers with such additional services as self-bailing rafts, foot cups, throw lines, top quality lifejackets, photo service, etc.
Have you ever been trying to raft downstream in a roiling river to maneuver among river rocks and boulders, and to overcome river rapids while feeling oneself as a captain of a small ship or boat which is rushing in a raging stream? It's impression's unforgettable! This is a real boon for those who wish to take a risk, and to make this risk justified, to test oneself in extreme conditions, to verify how good and how fast are your reactions, and to testify your ability to make the only one possible decision. One can find all of the above mentioned and feel in rafting.
Rafting is always accompanied by a great blood adrenaline injection. The term 'rafting' means all types of extreme in rivers, waterfalls, and rapids. In other words, rapid water is referred to as white water, which does not look like the still and predictable, mirror-like surface of the sea.
White water means not only risk, but also spirit of overcoming and competition. It means also that you are in isolation from everything, which surrounded you in every day life. You are in isolation from civilization, from all your troubles, and from everyday routine.
For a very short period of time, you are submerged into absolutely new feelings, and a new perception and understanding of life.
Rafting is a simplest way of becoming acquainted with white water rivers. Sometimes by saying rafting one means any type of actions which are going on by water, and by using of rafts.
Owing to a certain level of risk, water tourism was treated for many years as a privilege of professionals and very skilled sportsmen only. It was lasting until a moment when a raft, a new type of boat, appeared.
A Raft is a big pneumatic boat, or as rafters used to joke, a big pneumatic mattress. A Raft is the most popular commercial, family and expedition vessel.
A classical raft is a pneumatic boat with the capacity to hold 4 to 20 persons. Such a boat is characterized by a very strong elastic hull made of modern synthetic materials, and having a large margin of safety, stability and floatability.
All mountain rivers used for rafting are classified, and assessed by, the complexity levels in accordance with international and national norms and standards. In accordance with this classification, all white water rivers are subdivided into six categories.
Besides rafting itself, the program of river tours can include mountaineer, sightseeing trips to the nearest cities, safari, fishing tours, etc.