Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV
Why not experience one of the most gorgeous river rafting trips in the world on the Pacuare River. It lives in the lush valley of Turrialba in the Central Valley of Costa Rica known for its exuberant beauty, wildlife and great rapids. This trip is excellent for those 14 years and up and for the adventurous beginner to the experienced rafter.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 12 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 5:30 AM, 5:45 AM, 8:45 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This one day excursion begins with an early morning pick up from your San Jose hotel. We will depart and shortly after stop for a lovely typical breakfast and then continue on to Tres Equis where we may have to switch to a 4x4 (depending on road conditions) which will take us down to the "put in' spot on the river.
Before our river departure your knowledgeable bilingual guide will be sure to explain all safety instructions. We will then proceed down this picturesque river and have lunch on a riverbank, where you can take in the warm tropical sun and just relax before heading out for the last stretch of the trip. The total river time is around five hours with a "take out' time around mid afternoon. Awaiting you at the take out point will be your shuttle back to San Jose.
Important: Note that the minimum age to parcipate in this tour is 14 years old. No pregnant women are allowed on this tour.
Attraction VisitedPacuare River
The Pacuare River, whose headwaters begin on the Atlantic slope in the Talamanca mountain range, runs about 68 miles (108 km) until reaching the Caribbean Sea on Costa Rica's central coast. This is the quintessential tropical river, with stunning scenery and abounding wildlife.
What to Bring
Sneakers or sandals with a back strap, cotton T shirt, over the knee shorts or long light pants, light rain jacket (depending on weather), strap for glasses. We recommend using water resistant sunblock and bringing a change of cloths because you will get wet on this tour. Changing rooms are available after the tour.
Breakfast, lunch, round trip transportation, all safety and boat equipment.
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We absolutely loved this tour especially our guide Carlos. He was so fun and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
It was great experience from pickup, breakfast, rafting, lunch and drop off. Driving from and to to hotel was smooth. Great arrangement of food for both breakfast and lunch. Great experience for white water rafting.
Same as with the trip to San Jose, amazing staff and caring, professional, punctual definitely recommend.
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