• Wear light clothing that allows comfortable movement for the practice of the activity, as well as underwear from underneath – do not wear jeans. You can also wear neoprene clothing. Take a change of clothes dry to change at the end of the activity.
  • The use of sneakers is mandatory, as it is a safety requirement. Use sneakers in which the sole is not smooth, so that slips do not occur.
  • If you wear sunglasses or sunglasses, take a safety rope, as the balance that some rapids provide, can cause loss of the same.
  • Do not wear earrings, rings, rings, bracelets or chains. They may be lost or cause accidents.
  • Always wear sunscreen even on cloudy days.
  • Use insect repellent.
  • Always perform physical warm-up (calisthenics) and / or stretching prior to activity.
  • Because it is a physical activity as a team, be aware that it will be necessary to paddle in much of the course, with brief stops for rest and appreciation of nature. Rowing and training commands are given at the beginning and throughout the activity. The intensity of paddling and time vary in each course of different rivers.
  • The rapids are rated for level of difficulty ranging from I to VI – a level I rapids does not require maneuvering, since the level VI rapper receives this classification due to the impossibility of executing it. For security reasons, descents are made in a tourist form, level IV + maximum.
  • For each course there is also a classification of minimum age to make the descent, due to the technical difficulty and equipment.
  • There is a follower of a driver / trainer per boat at all times of the activity. He who shouts the paddling commands, so that everyone helps the boat follow the correct route in the river and the rapids, besides knowing all the safety techniques and curiosities about the course.
  • Equipment such as boat, vest and oars, these floating, besides helmet. Because of this, it is not necessary to know how to swim, just do not have hydrophobia (fear of water).
  • Cloudy or rainy weather does not prevent or cancel the activity, unless it is a torrential rain, and it is the boat drivers who make that decision. The rains make the activity even more fun, rest assured!
  • Take a light meal before the activity.
  • If you make a toll (get off the boat at some point to walk under the driver’s control) do not contact the water contained in puddles around the river banks, because they create a slime and a micro ecosystem, and the contact with body fluids or sunscreen may kill these organisms.
  • For each and every course a minimum number of participants is required for the activity to take place.
  • There are some minor variations of some of the questions quoted here, which varies from river to river.