Most rafting companies suggests tours for your group based on age, experience, duration and location you wish to go. The best part about the rafting experience with a reputable tour company is that they have it all handled. From the experienced private guides, to the chefs that cook, knowledge of the surrounding areas, and providing transportation in and out of the rivers. Many rafting outfitters will just provide you with a packing list along with where to meet, and then they do all the rest. Their crews will pitch the tents, prepare the food, and in some cases depending on the style of tour, offer you a cold beer.
These tours can be basic and bare boned style rafting to an elite tour including being flown in by helicopter and catered to from start to finish. Some tours are motor-driven and others are powered only by your oars. In the same day you can shoot the rapids as well as just float along enjoying the scenery.
Spend your days sleeping under the stars and waking up to the brisk outdoor fresh air. Always double check the tour company you wish to travel with for their safety records and have fun!