I had the greatest time on the level 3 rapids. I expected the adrenaline, but what surprised me was how breathtakingly beautiful the scenery was.
We started the day gearing up at the shop. I was nervous we'd be cold with winter rafting, but this wasn't the case at all! They gave us so many layers we were very comfortable. The only time I got cold was when I did an optional cliff jump. The water temps are no joke in winter but the leap was worth it!
The rafting was out-of-this-world. Our guide was informative and funny. He let us drink water from the river. It was delicious (and safe)! There are breaks between rapids where you cruise and look at the scenery. You are in a deep ravine for most of it with beautiful cliffs on the sides. This was my first rafting trip - I felt safe during the whole experience and had fun. It was a bonus that we had cool boatmates so I made friends throughout the tour!
And buy the photos! They are worth it.