Best New Trips in the World: Paddling to the Rescue in Bolivia
For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. The world's far corners are now well within reach.
Bolivia: Raft to the Rescue
In the far reaches of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park, what stands
between villagers in need of medical attention and the care itself are
Class V rapids. It’s a textbook case for North Carolina–based
whitewater outfitter Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), which recently
partnered with Medicforce to launch a series of rafting trips to
riverside communities cut off from aid. The joint effort, called
Boaters Without Borders, will offer its first commercial expedition
next year and send clients down the Tuichi River into Madidi. With a
team of kayakers, health care professionals, and civilian rafters
(note: intermediate experience recommended), you’ll journey to the
Cordillera Apolobamba in the eastern Andes, where the Tuichi descends
into 4.7-million-acre Madidi National Park in the thick of the upper
Amazon Basin—an area so remote it takes a week of driving and trekking
before you reach the water.
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