Originally Posted by cmowry
I dont know how far you are willing to travel but Mexico, specifically the Cascades de Micos is class 3, there are various guide services that take newbies without rolls down it, so the consequences are low.
We don't take newbies without rolls, but we take solid class III paddlers down to the Micos and several other rivers in the area. The rivers are incredible and lodging and food are through a luxury eco-resort, so it's a pretty good time. We have activities for non-paddling friends and family to come along too.
There are loads of pictures in the trip reports linked from River Gypsies Mexico Creeking Trips