401 Lewis Street
P.O. Box 54
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Far and Away Adventures is a Sun Valley, Idaho outfitter offering luxury whitewater rafting trips on Idaho’s rivers, including the Middle Fork of the Salmon.
All Far and Away trips include guided backcountry adventures during the day and then riverside camping with warm towels delivered tent side, solar-powered showers, gourmet meals, a table set with French country cloth and fine stemware, specially chosen wines and organic, locally grown cuisine prepared by a trained chef.
Additionally, guides set up tents and beds with luxury bedding, pour wine from the traveling wine cellar, give massages, set up hot showers, lead yoga classes and more.
A recent addition to the fleet is a specially outfitted “sweep boat” – a large passenger raft with a wooden deck, swivel seats and capacity of six. While two other sweep boats leave a camp site with the group’s equipment for the night, this boat carries lunch, chairs, an undercarriage tap system and a wine cellar. The boat is quickly becoming a favorite among guests who want a periodic break from paddling.
Safari-style camps are located on wide river beaches surrounded by pine trees to ensure seclusion and privacy. The adventures by day are varied.
Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River – known simply as “the Middle Fork” in the rafting community – provide some of the finest wilderness river running in North America. Flowing 100 miles through the pristine Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the Salmon is one of the original wild and scenic rivers granted protection by the U.S. Congress in 1968. This river flows through pristine wilderness – including the final 20 miles through “Impassable Canyon” – featuring thrilling rapids and turquoise pools full of native cutthroat trout.
Safari-style camps are located on wide river beaches surrounded by pine trees to ensure seclusion and privacy. The adventures by day are varied. In addition to run, guests may choose to fly fish, indulge in yoga or hike the isolated canyons of Idaho.
The six-day, five-night trips start in early May and end in early October. There are a maximum of 22 participants per river trip with up to six travelers per raft. Options at various times of the year include wooden fishing craft as well as single and tandem inflatable kayaks.
Its four-day trips down the Bruneau River in May and June are not-so-well-kept secrets in the whitewater industry. These 48-mile trips are expeditionary as rafters make their way along the Bruneau River through spectacular red rock canyons featuring arches and hoodoos. The rafting is fast and exciting with Class III and IV rapids on the Bruneau.
A designated “Wild and Scenic River” protected in the Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness, the river features rustic solitude and quiet interrupted by pulse-pounding adventure that heighten participants’ awareness of nature’s true beauty.
Several guides are accredited yoga instructors, and guests throughout the year can enjoy guided riverside yoga sessions with mats provided by Far and Away Adventures. Yoga is particularly popular among adults on fall trips, and the company also offers yoga-themed trips in the fall with expanded yoga practice options. Another option for general fitness buffs are active trips dedicated to fitness, hiking and fly fishing. Participants can choose to fish stretches of the river or walk on secluded paths that travel alongside the river, catching up to rafts at lunch spots or campsites. Post-activity massage is also available for an extra charge.