Last weekend we took a few of our teachers rafting in the mountains of Xi’an. There are over 35 drop-offs and each one was a lot of fun. You don’t get paddles (you don’t need them) but you can purchase water guns and soak your fellow rafters with the chilly waters of the river. We got attacked by a few boats along the way but it was hilarious and a lot of fun.
The drop-offs aren’t terrifying but they are scary enough to let you feel the adventure of it. The ride lasts about an hour and costs roughly 150 yuan (roughly 23 USD) per person and it’s totally worth it! Afterwards, we took a trip to a local outdoor pool where we enjoyed some great food (absurdly cheap), good beer and swimming. We already have plans to go back this weekend!