RAFTING IN COSTA RICA


From Central Valley

White Water Rafting:
Experience the thrill of white water rafting, which is full explosion of excitement. The scenery while rafting is just marvelous. The vegetation that will surround you plus the power of the waters of the river will transport you into a great wild adventure. The equipment will be given, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river.  

a. Class III Sarapiquí River or Reventazón River:
Duration: 10 hours

b. Class VI Pascua and Pacuare:
Duration: 10 hours.

OUR PACKAGE
Pacure River Rafting 2 days/1 night
Price per person US$250
Pacuare River Rafting 3 days/2 nights
Price per person US$305

Day 1
The Pacuare River is one of the top five rafting rivers in the world for its scenery and rapids. This quintessential tropical river is a trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and exhilarating rapids. Located on Costa Rica's Atlantic slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home to native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife 
Once at the river, your friendly and professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare the equipment and give you complete safety and paddle instruction. The first day's Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge's charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. While your guides prepare you a hearty picnic lunch on the riverbank, you'll be led through the jungle to an enchanting waterfall and pool to swim.
Before you know it, you'll arrive at the award-winning Ríos Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in our waterfall and pools. Nestled in the jungle on our 1,000-acre private reserve, the lodge offers you all the comforts you need in "Cabecar Indian" style bungalows. Private single and double rooms are spacious with clean linen, and there are modern bathrooms and showers. Electricity is generated by a self-sufficient hydro-plant. Happy Hour will put you in the mood for a tropical evening, followed by a luscious candlelight dinner with wine served by your guides.

Day 2
Don't worry about wake-up time. The beauty of the light through the forest, the sound of toucans and the smell of coffee will get you going. This day is designed to enjoy the lodge surroundings. You can choose a variety of hikes - a 4-5 hour hike high into the Pacuare Reserve; a 2-3 hour hike to nearby waterfalls and pools, or short walks near the lodge - or just relax in a hammock and enjoy nature. Experience a side of the Pacuare few people know!
(Note: For the 2 Day Trip, simply omit Day 2. You will not spend the extra day at the Lodge.)

Day 3
After a hearty breakfast and loading the rafts, you'll prepare to paddle down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. Hot lunch will be served at our New Ríos Tropicales Operations Center. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks and snacks are available. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks and snacks are available. On the return drive to San José, you'll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano.

Included:
Professional bilingual guides, rafting equipment, all meals except dinner on the last day, transportation.
Who can go? Anyone in good, healthy physical condition. Swimming experience is required. Some rafting experience is recommended. Min. age: 14-years-old.


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Central Pacific

Savegre River Rafting Tour
Duration: 8 hours

We offer an excellent River Rafting Tour, available at different paces and intensities to best fit your wishes. Our Savegre River Tour is a full -day adventure, starting with a 4-wheel-drive journey that winds through the remote backcountry of the Rio Savegre, where we will begin a four-hour guided rafting trip with class II/III/IV rapids. The trip is either done in 6 person rafts or 2 person inflatable kayaks.  
The pace on this trip is more relaxed, with a chance to enjoy great swimming holes and a large variety of birds in the dense primary jungle surrounding the river. We will stop at a beautiful waterfall for snacks, and lunch will be served at the end of the trip.


Naranjo River Rafting Tour.
Duration: 4 hours

On the Naranjo River, a class III and IV rafting experience is ready for rafters looking for excitement. The Naranjo River drops steeply from the mountains above Quepos through a beautiful, verdant jungle gorge, taking you on wild ride to sea level, passes nearby farmlands and palms plantations. 

Hydro-speed $65 (4 km)
Price per person $95 (7km, includes bfast and lunch)

Due to the hydrology of the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica the Naranjo and Savegre Rivers are the best opportunity to boost up your adrenaline enjoying the natural beauty of their river valleys.

Our trip starts at your hotel, our a/c minibus will drive your through the true back roads of Costa Rica, where you will enjoy nature at its full extent all the way to the put in of the river. Are you ready?

Once you are geared up, we will brief you on safety and maneuvering techniques. Our descents are full of raging white water rapids, which you will hydrospeed, guided by our professional kayaker, who will instruct you and provide safety during your trip.

Departures: 1/2 day: 7:30 a.m & 12:30 p.m. Full Day: 7 a.m.
Season:  Year around.
Conditions: 18 years and older.  Minimum 2 passengers.  NO previous experience is needed. Good physical condition required.

Price includes: Transfers from and to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area; all the specialized gear needed for the activity (helmets, PFD's, leg protections, fins and a Hydrospeed); professional, bilingual & friendly guides.



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North Pacific

Tenorio River Class I&II
(Transportation not included)

Located right in the hearth of the province of Guanacaste, the Tenorio river offers some and moderated waves, this is a wide and fast-flowing class I and II river. This experience is great for all ages, safe enough for children and gentle enough for the elderly to enjoy, just as for nature lovers and bird watchers who will enjoy the lush vegetation of the tropical dry forest. Have your camera and binoculars handy, you we'll have the chance to observe lots of animals: spider, howler and white faced monkeys; crocodiles, coatis, iguanas and otters; you may also sight some of the 300 species of birds that inhabit the nearby Palo Verde National Park: wood stork, king fishers, roseate spoonbill, boat-billed heron, bare-throated tiger heron, white ibis and many, many more, all can be spotted in the threes along the riverbanks of the Tenorio river. Think no more, join us and delight your senses with this marvelous experience that nature offers you.

Our journey begins in the gardens of the Corobici River, where our headquarters are located, the trip last for about 2 hours on the river and includes: paddles, lifejackets, safety kayak if only one raft traveling, bottled water during the tour. Before we start our travel we will also have ready a little snack with natural beverages and fresh fruit. Our experienced guides will better let you enjoy of this awesome adventure, pointing for you the tropical flora along the river that will be the perfect background for this unforgettable and unique tour. You will also have the possibility to do some paddle, or if you prefer so, let the guide take you down the river while you relax and enjoy of the emerald forest and exotic fauna.


Tenorio River, Pozo Azul class III and IV section
 (Transportation not included)

If you are prepared for a huge adventure, you are surely ready for this. The Tenorio River will test your courage with its rapids class III and IV (irregular and medium waves, complex maneuverings in fast rapids in its class III; intense and powerful but yet predictable in the class IV).

The Tenorio River has everything on it, you can find a 10 feet drop (class V), one of its kina. It is important to mention that both this drop and some of the most intense rapids weather can or not be ran. Letting you this way, take only specific challenges.

Due to its strategic location, this is a pure magic trip, unsurpassed beauty, and stunning wildlife scenery that will take your breath away.


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North Zone (Arenal)

White Water Rafting class IV, Toro River
Price per person $95

If white water is your passion and you are seeking a new challenge, jump on the raft with us for an adrenaline packed ride down the Toro River.  Continuous rapids, landscaped by lush rainforest walls dripping with waterfalls just gives you a flavor of what will be in store for you.  This trip is for experienced paddles with a minimum age of 16 years old.

Duration:  full day, approximately 7 hours
Includes:  Bilingual, experienced guides, first class equipment, transportation from the main hotels in Arenal area and Costa Rican's river lunch, changing facilities before and after river trip
Recommendations:  Prior experience, water clothes and secure water shoes, sun block, towel and change of dry clothes.

White Water Rafting, Sarapiqui River
Price per person $75

The Sarapiqui River offers a wide range of options from first time paddlers looking for a class III challenge to families interested in a class I-II level paddle trip.  Set in the lowlands of the rainforest one will enjoy breath-taking views of tropical birds and lush jungle landscapes.  Sarapiqui allows one to not only enjoy the rapids but also revisit that childhood freedom to play we often-loose sight of in the midst of the daily riors life brings, relaxing in the flat pools between the rapids, swimming and splashing around.

Duration: full day, approximately 7 hours
Includes: bilingual, experienced guides, first class equipment, transportation from the main hotels in Arenal area and Costa Rican's river lunch, changing facilities before and after river trip.
Recommendations: water clothes and secure water shoes, sun block, towel and change of clothes, waterproof camera.



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