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Planning a vacation around a river destination not only offers the chance to enjoy breathtaking scenery, but often great fishing and water sports like canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more. These most magnificent rivers are some of the best – including the Kenai River in Alaska, pictured above, renowned for its crystal blue waters filled with trophy-size king salmon and rainbow trout as well as the chance to gain access to Alaska’s stunning backcountry with a rafting trip.
Neretva River, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The Neretva flows through Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Croatia. It’s the largest karst river in the Dinaric Alps in the eastern part of the Adriatic basin. Here, it’s seen flowing under the Old Bridge in Mostar.
This view, pictured below, reveals its striking clear, emerald waters.
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Futaleufu River, Chile And Argentina
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This northern Patagonia river is considered one of the premier whitewater destinations in the world. It’s fed by glacial and snow melt in the Andean lakes region of Argentina and Chile.
Rhine River, Europe
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The Rhine is the busiest, and arguably the most picturesque waterway in all of Europe. It flows through six countries: Austria, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
Snake River, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington
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Beginning near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this river flows more than 1,000 miles through some of the most rugged and breathtaking country in the U.S. before its confluence with the Columbia River in Washington. At sunset, against the backdrop of the Teton Mountain Range, it’s absolutely magical.