Photograph courtesy of O.A.R.S.
It doesn’t get more out-there than this: The Firth River winds through the tippy top of Canada’s Yukon Territory, from its headwaters above the Arctic Circle to the Beaufort Sea. And for those of you who enjoyed our 2008 feature article about the legendary waterway, you know that it doesn’t get more spectacular, either. Which is why our ears pricked up when we heard that O.A.R.S. is offering $1,000 off its 11-day Firth River Rafting trip, bringing the price down from $6,294.75 to $5,244.75. Still costly, we know, but a bargain if you consider everything it includes—from the puddle-jump flight to the trip’s middle-of-nowhere start, to every breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to face time with some 150,000 caribou of the West Porcupine Herd (O.A.R.S. has timed the trip to coincide with the great summer migration). This isn’t just a summer deal—it’s a trip of a lifetime.
THE CATCH: The deal only applies to the June 21 trip (there are two departures in July, too, which cost the regular price). Given the region's remote location, you will likely need to organize (and pay for) pre- and post-trip lodging and meals.
I’M IN: Call 800-346-6277 and say that you found this deal on National Geographic ADVENTURE's website