1. You will raft from San Martin to Siquirres, a total of 18 miles on thrilling white water.
2. After an early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel, you will drive by private, comfortable bus to Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a delicious traditional Costa Rican breakfast.
3. After your meal and changing into rafting gear, you will drive to a private rafting put-in on the banks of the Pacuare River.
4. Here you will review and adjust all necessary equipment for proper fit while your guides give you a comprehensive rafting safety talk and instruct you on paddling basics.
5. You will be eager to launch your raft and begin to paddle 18 miles deep into the heart of one of Costa Rica’s most impressive primary rainforests.
6. Halfway down the river you will pass right beside the Rios Tropicales Lodge, a unique “Eco-Lodge” where guests stay on 2, 3, and 4-day multi-sport adventure trips.
7. You will enjoy an adrenaline-packed afternoon running the Pacuare’s biggest rapids, with names like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas, and more.
8. At the take-out, a short drive back to Rios Tropicales Operations Centre brings you to a hearty and delicious lunch, showers, optional drinks, and a handy souvenir store.
Pacuare River Rafting Tour will take you on a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences through Class III-IV rapids. You will raft down the world famous Pacuare River, from San Martin to Siquirres, a total of 18 miles on thrilling white water.
You will travel across densely vegetated rainforest gorges, view cascading waterfalls, relax in serene pools, and experience pounding rapids. This trip includes all transportation to and from San Jose.
Equipment, river guide, breakfast and lunch at operations centre, transportation from and to San José, towel, lockers, bathrooms, and changing rooms.
Shorts or bathing suit to wear when rafting, T-shirt or light cotton long-sleeved shirt for rafting, “wet” pair of sneakers, waterproof sandals or other suitable for rafting, a light cap with wide brim or visor for sun, windbreaker (unlined Anorak, shell type, which can be tied around your waist), small towel, spare pair of glasses (if you wear prescription lenses), sunscreen, insect repellent, and an extra change of clothes.
Do this tour runs all year long?
The tour runs all year round, unless the river gets too much water and becomes dangerous.
What if I am afraid of water?
Of course it is always up to you, but if you are really afraid of water we recommend you to seek for other options.