Chosen Outfitter & endorsements
- To run and film quality whitewater trips, a quality
trip run by a top outfitter is often required to do
the job successfully. To run down expensive cameras,
heavy equipment and filming crews, positioning them
in difficult and demanding terrain, and getting them
out without any damage. Two of the most logistically
difficult trips in the Himalayas, The Zanskar gorge
(2004) and the Upper Brahmaputra (2002) were filmed
successfully for the first time for international
- The Frommers India Guide Feb 2004 says :
Also operating along the Chadar route is Aquaterra
Adventures, one of the best Indian adventure operators,
which runs a wide range of tours and treks customized
to suit your personal interests and abilities. Working
with highly experienced and knowledgeable guides,
Aquaterra is possibly the best choice for discerning
travelers looking to raft the Indus or Zanskar rivers
in Ladakh or the Beas in Himachal Pradesh. You can
also combine trekking and rafting trips, or opt for
a unique bicycle camping expedition. Rafting the Ganges
or the border-hugging Kali River is best undertaken
when you have several days at hand, allowing time
for transfers and a variety of rapids, gorges, and
the occasional shallow waterfall. Aquaterra Adventures
India, good for lighthearted adventuring coupled with
excellent food. Most important, the guides are adept
at negotiating the rivers.
- The Fodors India 2005 Guide (endorsed by the
American Society of Travel Agents) recommends
us as a top adventure travel outfitter specializing
in adventure travel throughout the Indian Himalayas.
- Whitewater guru and international guidebook publisher,
Peter Knowles says "Our team of international
kayakers have done hundreds of river trips on all
continents. The planning, information, organisation,
river and camp skills were faultless and in our professional
opinion, the trip could not have been better run by
any company in the World !"
- National Geographic magazine features our
Lower Tons expedition on their July 2004 issue.
- We have been featured on the cover of the world's
No. 1 Kayaking and rafting magazine, "PADDLER"
and twice on the brochure cover of Hyside,
world's largest manufacturer of rafts for outfitters.
- When New York Times features writer Marcia
Lieberman had to travel for 6 weeks into the remote
Zanskar valley, she chose Aquaterra Adventures to
outfit her expedition and followed it up with a trip
into the Spiti valley the following year.
- Our trips have been featured twice on the cover
of the New York Times.
- Chosen outfitter for filming of "A Road
to Ladakh", a short film by Ashvin Kumar
- Chosen outfitter for large scale outfitting for
India's first adventure reality game show "RAAAH"
in Spiti valley, a shoot with over 70 persons in 2001.
In addition, we have been featured on several television
shows like "The Great Escape" on
Star TV, BBC Wheels, Top Drive Getaway, MTV Roadies,
Doordarshans "Off the Beaten Path"
- We are empanelled as consultant with Uttaranchal
Tourism for the promotion of eco-tourism, adventure
sports and wildlife tourism since 2001.
- Consultant for adventure travel related projects
for Rajasthan Tourism (1997), GMVN (1995) and
KMVN (1998), units of UP Tourism. Worked closely with
U.P Tourism to promote the Kali river as a future
- The 2000 Fodor's India Guide, (endorsed by
the American Society of Travel Agents) recommends
us as a leading adventure tour operator. Also, 1997
Let's Go India Guide recommends us as a leading
adventure travel outfitter.