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Rafting Tours in Guatemala

Guatemala has several white-water rivers that have excellent rafting. These rivers have rapids that range from Class II to Class V, and many of the rivers pass jungles, hot springs, caves, and even Maya ruins. The best rafting rivers are the Río Cahabón, Río Candelaria, and Rio Chiquibul. These tours are thrilling and available for both experienced and inexperienced rafters. They offer travelers a wonderful way to see places in Guatemala that are otherwise inaccessible.

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Cahabon Rafting Tour, Guatemala
Cahabon Rafting TourCobán, Alta Verapaz

Río Cahabón offers the best opportunity for whitewater rafting in Guatemala. The river rapids cover a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from class I to IV – all but the most difficult rapids. Much of this 7.5-mile route has class III and IV rapids.

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Rafting the Coyolate River, Guatemala
Rafting the Coyolate RiverEscuintla

This Coyolate River rafting trip is a combination of white water rapids and sightseeing. It covers 13.6 miles and lasts about five and a half hours, depending on the river conditions. It has Class II and III rapids, which are extremely fun but possibly challenging.

Water Rafting Ocosito River, Guatemala
Water Rafting Ocosito RiverRetalhuleu

Your trip lasts about three hours and covers 8.6 miles of river that includes Class II and Class III rapids. Class III rapids can be quite challenging for beginner rafters, so keep your experience level in mind. The amount of time that the tour lasts can vary on the water levels.


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