How to Save Money on your Summer Rafting Trip
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How to Save Money on your Summer Rafting Trip

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How to Save Money on your Summer Rafting Trip

Whitewater Rafting is one of the most fun summer adventures, and it doesn’t have to be an activity that breaks the bank! With a little planning, you can maximize your summer whitewater experience to get the most out of your adventure and save money doing so.

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AVA Rafting and Ziplining cares deeply about the guest experience, hiring and training top-notch guides to ensure your safety and comfort. AVA additionally cares about minimizing the costs associated with adventure, seeking to deliver the best experience and savings across every trip.

We understand that, especially for families, extracurricular activities, camps, and summer experiences can add up, and although vacations should be exciting and relaxing, summer trips and experiences can also strain a budget.

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For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of ways to save in order to ensure your whole group will have an exciting, safe, and memorable experience without worrying excessively about money!

1 .Rafting Discounts: We want everyone to be able to enjoy Whitewater Rafting, which is why we offer trips priced as low as feasibly possible. During certain times and seasons, we additionally run promotional discounts and flash sales. Keep an eye out on our social media and newsletters so you don’t miss out on any savings!

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 2. Find a Bigger Group: Grab your family, friends, or coworkers and find a group to go with! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, reunion, or just an epic weekend, we offer group discounts for groups of 10 plus! And, what better way to get your family and friends together than on a thrilling outdoor adventure?

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3. Combo Packages: Guests will additionally experience the most savings when they combine activities in one of our exciting full day packages. For example, if you choose a ziplining /rafting package, you will be able to save on both activities, rather than if they were booked separately as two half day adventures.

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This allows you to enjoy a full day’s worth of fun, while saving money! Our prepackaged experiences include Rafting and Ziplining, Rafting and Via Ferrata, Rafting and UTVs, and Ziplining and Rock Climbing, yet our Adventure Specialists can work with you and your group to combine any of our adventure experiences into a custom package!

4. Rent a Campsite or Cabin: Not only does our outpost in Buena Vista has multiple adventures to choose from, it additionally offers campsites or cabins for you to rent. Situated on the creek and near a large trail network, our lodging options allow you to explore one of the most beautiful areas in the state. Buena Vista offers stunning views of the Arkansas River, its valley, and the Collegiate Peaks Mountain Range.

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Additionally, our cabins come equipped with picnic tables, grills, linens, electricity, a small space heater, and other amenities. Other campgrounds tend to fill up quickly during the summer months and may be located farther from your adventure, making our lodging options affordable and convenient!

5. Food discounts: Pack your own meals, snacks, and water to stay hydrated and fueled for your adventures. Meals out and even snacks at convenience stores can add up and be expensive, so planning ahead to bring your own food can help cut down on costs. Some of our full day trips additionally offer lunch, so be sure to check your trip itinerary to see if food is included in your experience!


6. Book earlier to save money: The earlier you lock down your reservation, the more availability we have, and you will be sure to snag any early bird deals. Prices are always subject to change closer to the date of your trip. Read more here about how to best plan your trip in advance!

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Head on over to to book your trip today or call us at 970-423-7031 to speak with a professional and knowledgeable agent and learn more about how to save on your trip! Get your next adventure in the books for memories that will last forever!

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Written by Sarah Wagner, Contributing Member of the Sales and Marketing Team

Edited by Rosa Canales, Marketing Specialist



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