Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Idaho River Journeys Offers Summer Rafting Vacation Deals

Guests Can Take Advantage of Group and Family Discounts, Student Rates and Credit for Kern Rafting Trips

Taking a whitewater rafting vacation in Idaho has never been easier, nor more affordable, thanks to veteran outfitter Idaho River Journeys. The company has announced three money-saving offers for the 2010 season, which runs from June through September on Idaho’s Middle Fork and Main Salmon River. First, groups and families of 10 or more earn a 10% discount off regular adult rates, and groups of 16 or more earn one FREE space. Second, student rates are offered on many trips to any student, at any grade level including graduate school, and third, in cooperation with Kern River Outfitters in Southern California, the company will credit guests 100% of their 2010 Kern River trip toward any Idaho rafting vacation taken this season.

“More than ever, travelers are looking for ways to spread their vacation dollar,” comments Bob Volpert, owner of Idaho River Journeys. Bob and his wife Mary have outfitted on the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Main Salmon River since 1978. Their trips are a mix of exhilarating whitewater, spectacular hikes, and delicious wilderness cuisine. “We recognize this, and we hope that these offers will help families, groups and students of all ages to enjoy fun filled rafting vacations this summer.”

Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon is America's premier wilderness river. Deep cathedral forests, steep canyon walls, natural hot springs, fabulous fly fishing, exhilarating whitewater and beautiful, spacious campsites make the Middle Fork of the Salmon world famous. Trips are from four to six days, and launch weekly from June 3 through September 2. Main Salmon River rafting vacations are river trips that everyone, from grandparents to grandkids, can enjoy and return with memories that will last a lifetime. The river is ideal for families with children age seven and up. The water is warmer than most western rivers, many campsites are on big, sandy beaches, there are good hiking trails nearby, and famous rapids will keep everyone smiling. Trips are five or six days, and launch weekly from June 20 to August 30.

Kern River Outfitters offers half-day to three-day trips ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V on three sections of the Kern River: the Upper, the Lower and the Forks. Just a few hours from most Southern California cities, the Kern River is a popular summer vacation destination getaway for first-timers and families, as well as for experienced river rafters. Prices range from $115 to $998 per person, depending on the length of the trip and the date of departure; 100% of those trip costs will be applied to an Idaho rafting vacation for guests participating in this offer.

“Customers who take advantage of this promotion will essentially enjoy a free river trip on the Kern,” observes Keith “Luther” Stephens, general manager of Kern River Outfitters. “For people who enjoy rafting and adventure travel, this is the deal of a lifetime. We think we’ll have a lot of takers.”

For more information on Idaho whitewater rafting vacations, call Idaho River Journeys at 1-888-997-8399 or visit www.IdahoRiverJourneys.com. For additional information on trips offered on Southern California’s Kern River by Kern River Outfitters, call 1-800-323-4234 or visit www.KernRafting.com

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