White water rafting is an activity that everyone can enjoy — kids and adults, outdoorsmen and couch potatoes. Despite all the positives that come with a guided river trip, some people harbor concerns that prevent them getting out on the water. If you have friends or family members who are white water rafting newbies, here are some ways to convince them that 2015 is the year they need to finally welcome some rapids into their lives.
Explain What Happens
Some folks don’t find the unknown to be appealing, which is why you should explain all facets of the trip beforehand. Let them know about the rapids involved, the length and duration of the trip, the benefits of having a guide along, and more. Call your white water rafting guide company ahead of your trip to ensure you have all the details you need to share.
An All-Expense Paid Vacation
For any of your uninitiated friends or family who question the cost of a rafting package, explain to them that a guided white water rafting trip is like an all-in-one vacation. On a multi-day trip, they will experience rafting, hiking, camping and plenty of adventure with friends in the great outdoors.
Ease Worries About Nature
Rafting is an excellent activity for people who aren’t outdoorsy. Explain that during your trip, your group will be safe from wildlife, get plenty of rest and relaxation, and see some incredible views. This is a great way to get newbies to really experience the wilderness for the first time.
Bring Out their Sense of Adventure
A lot of people have a hidden desire for adventure. Try selling the excitement of white water rafting by describing how it feels to be out on the water. It’s an intoxicating experience that will provide a new kind of rush for people who have never felt the rush of being on the rapids. With a little bit of explaining and sweet talking, you can get your uninitiated friends and family out on the rapids in 2015. New Mexico River Adventures offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day packages for white water rafting in New Mexico. Rafters of all experience levels are welcome! Book a Taos rafting adventure, or come along for a rafting trip in Santa Fe this year. For even more western river adventures, consider a group Grand Canyon rafting or Colorado River rafting trip with Western River Expeditions.