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Bio Bio Expeditions highlighted in Huffington post for Best New Adventure Travel trips! The Zanskar river expedition.Read the article
Denver, CO—February 21, 2013 — First Descents, a non-profit providing outdoor adventure programs for young adults with cancer announces it will be holding an FDX program Patagonia, South America.Read the article
When we started this annual roundup of the world’s top guided tours three years ago, we sought to bring readers the most transformative, sustainable, and authentic experiences. To our delight, there’s no shortage of companies that share our philosophy. Whether it’s staring down a king penguin in Antarctica, sharing mole with a Oaxacan family, or watching your kids in a pickup soccer game in Sardinia, this is the sort of travel that will stick with you. We hope our 2008 picks get you inspired.
Bio Bio Expeditions Futaleufu trip in Patagonia is listed as 50 trips of a lifetime in the May 2008 issue.
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Yoga at BIO BIO EXPEDITION’s 10-day Patagonia retreat is all about going with the flow. Hovering 50 feet above Chile’s Futaleufu River, the open-air yoga platform at this adventure base camp offers spectacular views of turquoise rapids backed by glaciated peaks. Twice-daily hatha flow classes prep you for the next day’s rafting of fly-fishing trip, while savasanas allow time for listening to the river rush by and feeling the subequatorial sun on your face.
Canoe & Kayak reviews Bio Bio Expeditions Futaleufu- The experience of beginner kayakers on the Futaleufu is highlighted in this article featuring Bio Bio Expeditions. The Futaleufu is not only for Class 4 and 5 Kayayers, it is the perfect place to come learn how to kayak with some of the best guides in the world!
“No one should miss out on certain experiences in this life—and yet actually planning these trips can be intimidating, even paralyzing. We’re here to help. It’s time to spin the globe and think big. Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the first in a series of Budget Travel dream trip destinations. Check back each Tuesday for a new trip idea.” ...
Damara Stone-Goddard featured in Her Sports- Damara Stone-Goddard is in the spotlight of “Women Who Rule the Water” She is married to co-owner Marc Goddard and you will find her on our trips guiding rafts, teaching yoga, and preparing gourmet meals.
“THE LITTLE PERUVIAN MARE stepped gingerly in the bedded tracks of burros, got halfway across the steep sand slide, and stopped. All around us, rock walls the color of a raw wound soared in pinnacles and ramparts, sheer and bone-dry. Fifty feet below, the slide ended in air. And sound. The Cotahuasi River, thousands of feet down, sent up a roar like distant wind as it cut its way into the canyon floor. Ahead, the two-foot-wide Inca footpath was a gray thread clinging to a nearly vertical wall.
I looked at the horse’s ears. It seemed the best place to focus. Her head was low, forlorn, like the woodcuts of Quixote’s Rocinante.
“You want me to get off, don’t you?” The ears twitched. “You don’t trust your footing in this scree and you’re as scared of heights as I am, even though you are Peruvian and bred for the mountains.””
Forbes.com 2005 listed Bio Bio Expeditions as one of the top Luxury Outfitters in the World.
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“Some activities—like skydiving, surgery and planning complex vacations—are best left to the professionals. But mention the phrase “organized tour” and some people recoil, thinking of busloads of gawking tourists clutching guidebooks, cameras and a check-list of sites. ...”
Men’s Journal Highlights Laurence Alvarez Roos – Men’s Journal recently selected Laurence Alvarez-Roos in a feature article about Leading Men of the Outdoors as an accomplished river runner and guide.
Outside magazine’s listing of our latest Peruvian Adventure as the “Best New Trip” in 2005.
Best Trips 2005: The High Road - South America
“To reach some hard-won whitewater, this ten-day trekking-and-rafting expedition starts with a six-hour hike down the western slope of Peru’s lush Cordillera Vilcabamba. Follow this the next day with a 5,900-foot ascent to Choquequirau, ruins of one of the most remarkable Incan cities discovered to date. Then make history of your own, on the rarely run, Class IV–V Lower Apurímac River, home to parrots, monkeys, cormorants, and countless waterfalls….”
Laurence Alvarez-Roos expertise is shown on the cover of Paddler Magazine- Bio Bio Expeditions owner Laurence Alvarez-Roos on the cover of the Paddler Magazine leading a trip down the Futaleufu
Marc Goddard and Laurence Alvarez-Roos win the World Rafting Championships – The owners of Bio Bio Expeditions experience the thrill of victory in Costa Rica as Team California. Marc and Laurence’s team went onto to win the World Championships on the Coruh River in Turkey and place in the top for 4 in the Zambezi Rafting Championships during 1995-1999.
Outside Magazine’s March 2003 choice of Bio Bio’s Katun River expedition in Russia as one of their “Nomads Have More Fun” best trips for 2003.
“RUNNING THE KATUN RIVER, RUSSIA
If you’re looking for bragging rights to a truly remote river, consider the glacier-fed Katun. This 90-mile stretch of whitewater drains from the southern slopes of the 13,000-foot Altai Range, dropping fast through alpine tundra, 300-foot granite canyons, and continuous sets of Class III-IV pool-drop rapids. After a long river day, your evening entertainment at camp consists of traditional Russian dancing and a steamy riverfront bana (sauna).”
Outside Selects Bio Bio Apurimac Rafting Trip as the Trip of the Year for 2005- Not only listed as one of the Best Trips of 2005, Rafting the Lower Apurimac receives the 2005 Trip of the Year distinction.
“No raft guide has had a year like Marc Goddard. In the past 12 months he’s guided rafts on Chile’s Futalefuf, Peru’s Cotahuasi, Africa’s Zambezi, California’s Cherry Creek, and he topped it off by steering a group of friends down California’s seldom-rafted and three-day, Class V Middle Fork of the Feather.”
Hang ten, hit the road, or paddle a raging river with your closest friends to turn your wild escapes into buddy trips with bragging rights.
A great river trip is more than a foaming roller-coaster ride. It’s a voyage to terra incognita, inaccessible to all but the most intrepid paddlers. And on the Cotahuasi River, in Peru, it’s a passage through time and nature to a realm little introduced by modern life. Tackling it can bond friends for life. Running from the Andes to the Pacific, the Cotahuasi cuts through a gorge thought to be twice the depth of the Grand Canyon, and its banks are lined with lost Inca cities, burial sites, and stone terraces as well preserved as Macchu Picchu. “There’s awesome whitewater too,” says Bio Bio Expeditions’ Marc Goddard (www.bbxrafting.com), “continuous Class IV, plus some Class V that we generally walk around.” From June through November, the 11-day trips ($3000) begin with a 4WD ride from the city of Arequipa, climb a 15,500-foot pass, and end in the village of Cotahuasi—“a happy little place in the middle of nowhere,” as Goddard puts it. From there a ten-mile, mule-assisted hike (around impassable 400-foot Sipia Falls) leads to six wild days on the river. The watercourse even runs by villages connected to the world by the same footpaths upon which Inca messengers once delivered fresh fish from the Pacific to their rulers in the mountains. Bio Bio doesn’t provide fresh fish or luxury camping, but you’ll enjoy comfortable sites on riverside beaches, good food, and a heady sense of discovery—-and the memory of fellowship.