Rafting is the practice of fall in rapids, usually using an inflatable boat and safety equipment. During the course, the group interacts with nature, finding challenges that this one provides according to the team spirit. Commercial rafting provides going down the river experience for people of any age and mostly people who have never had previous experience, making of this an accessible sport.
Our Rafting tour in Rio is held in Macaé river, located in Casimiro de Abreu neighborhood, which is about 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro city. The river is 80km long with an 8km rafting. Once in the river, rafting experience can last from 1:30 to 2 hours, according to the water level. Course has about 15 rapids, ranging from 1 to 5 in the summer, 1 to 4 in the spring, 1 to 3 in the fall and 1 to 2 in the winter. Generally, we have a higher water level in the summer, which increases its difficulty and speed. So, in those days, rafting experience is more intense, but with a shorter ride. In the winter, ride may be a bit longer, but the water level decreases and so it does the speed. Average water temperature is around 22° C (70° F) during all year. The scenery along the route is incredible and travelers can testify Atlantic Forest lush vegetation.