What to expect on an overnight raft trip with The Adventure Company
The Adventure Company is Colorado’s only outfitter that exclusively hires experienced guides, as we feel it is the most important way to help ensure a safe and fun trip.
Our Multi Day raft trips are great for guests who want more than a raft trip; amazing rafting for 2-6 days, hot meals on the riverside, and nights spent under the stars listening to the soothing sound of the river. With over 20+ years of offering these trips, we have perfected an efficient and organized system that allows for luxurious camping and a high-quality trip. We have curated the unique and custom equipment just for these trips; to allow for optimum safety and fun.
We have selected a handful of the best remote campsites in the area where you will be able to camp comfortably. Our custom gear boat that will be rowed down the river along your trip by a guide, which includes a full kitchen set-up that will be preparing your group’s gourmet meals from scratch. It also carries your camping equipment, a portable hot shower, luxury camp chairs, your dry bags, firewood, and everything else needed to camp comfortably.
Our overnight raft trip includes: world-class rafting, gourmet food cooked from scratch (beginning with lunch and dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast and lunch on the last day), a dry bag for your personal gear, transportation to and from the river from our facility, good (and bad jokes provided by your guides) and mandatory rafting gear; helmets, paddles, and your personal flotation device.
On Day 1, your group will meet at our Buena Vista office at 9:00am to check in for your trip, change into appropriate attire if needed, and start packing your personal gear for your trip into our large dry bags that will be issued to each person. Once everyone is geared up and packed, we will take an approximately 10-minute drive to where we will start your river adventure. Your group will enjoy plenty of whitewater through the first half of the day until stopping for lunch. Your guides will serve you our famous Ultimate Fajita Feast, hot lunch on the side of the river. After lunch, you will enjoy a couple more rapids and arrive to your first beautiful camp site.
When you get to your first camp site, you will be greeted by our custom gear raft and additional guide. Once there, your group can lend a hand to the guides who will be unloading the gear raft and setting up your comfortable camp. In the meantime, your group can change into dry clothes, set up your tents, and get comfortable. Your group will have an opportunity to go for a short hike, fish (with a fishing license pre-purchased), or just relax by the river while munching appetizers and sipping on your favorite beverage (you can bring beer, etc. and we will deliver to each camp with the overnight gear), until your guides finish preparing a delicious dinner. After your group enjoys dinner, everyone can relax around the campfire, play card games, have some dessert, coffee and/or tea before drifting off to sleep to the soothing sound of the river.
On Day 2, you will start off with fresh coffee and a hearty hot breakfast before packing up camp and launching your rafts at around 9:30am. You will spend another wonderful day on the river, stopping briefly for lunch, and rafting into your next camp site. Just like Day 1, you will meet your gear boat, set up camp, relax, have dinner, and sleep to the sound of the soothing river.
On Day 3+, be prepared for another great day of rafting while enjoying great whitewater and scenery as you continue downstream after a hearty breakfast. Once packed up and on the river, you will stop briefly for another amazing lunch by the river. Once lunch is packed, we will get back on the river, and eventually, take out from the river around 3:00pm and be back to our office around 3:30pm. Once back at our facility, you will unpack your dry bag, come into the office to view your professional photos that were taken in exciting rapids (available for purchase), and say your goodbyes.
With over 20+ years of offering these trips, we have perfected an efficient and organized system that allows for luxurious camping and a high-quality trip. We have curated the unique and custom equipment just for these trips; to allow for optimum safety and fun. We have selected a handful of the best remote campsites in the area where you will be able to camp comfortably. Our custom gear boat that will be rowed down the river along your trip by a guide, includes a full kitchen set-up to prepare your group’s gourmet meals from scratch. It also carries your camping equipment, a portable hot shower, luxury camp chairs, your dry bags, firewood, cooler, and everything else needed to camp comfortably. For pricing and a full list of gear available for rent, please head to our Multi-Day Rafting page. We look forward to spending some time in the canyon with you
If you are in Buena Vista longer than your overnight rafting trip, come stay at our beautiful and recently remodeled on-site lodge, A Riverhouse Lodge. The lodge is ideally located on our 6-acre riverside property at our main outfitter in Buena Vista. Enjoy impressive views of the surrounding area including the Arkansas River and some of Colorado’s highest mountains, the Collegiate Peaks. All guest rooms feature a private bathroom, luxurious handmade Shifman mattresses, flat screen TVs, refrigerators, coffee makers with locally roasted coffee, hot tub, and much more. Let yourself unwind while relaxing in the hot tub or reading a book to the soothing sound of the Arkansas River – where nature meets hospitality.