Rio River Rafting on the Paraibuna

By Dorien Boxhoorn, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro has a lot of options when it comes to thrill seeking, from rappelling down high cliffs, to spear fishing and of course plenty of surfing. Outside the city though, one can find adventure near the border of Minas Gerais, two hours driving from Rio de Janeiro city, were the wild Paraibuna river has several rafting outfits operating.

The part of the Paraibuna River that is usually rafted down is about 25 kilometers long with an equal amount of rapids between Class three and four during . . .

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