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Full-Day San Jose to Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV

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    What to Expect
    After an early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel, you will depart at 8am in a private, comfortable bus to the meeting point for a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast and changing into rafting gear, your small group will go to a private rafting put-in on the banks of the Pacuare River.

    Here, you will review and adjust all necessary equipment for proper fit, receive a comprehensive rafting safety talk, and hear instructions on paddling basics. From here, you and your group will launch your raft and begin to paddle 19 miles deep into the heart of one of Costa Rica’s most impressive primary rainforests.

    You’ll pass through densely vegetated rainforest gorges, view cascading waterfalls, relax in serene pools and experience pounding rapids. Halfway down the river, you will pass a unique ecolodge, where guests stay on our 2-, 3-, and 4-day multi-sport adventure trips. Hydro-powered and intimate, the lodge blends naturally into the rainforest on our 2,000-acre private reserve, complete with waterfalls, quiet pools, and miles of trails.

    You will enjoy an adrenaline-packed afternoon running the Pacuare’s biggest rapids: Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and more. From the take-out, it’s a short drive back to the Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty and delicious lunch, hot showers, optional drinks and a handy souvenir store.

    This trip includes all transportation to and from San Jose. On your return drive to San Jose, you’ll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park, home of dense, primary tropical rainforest, and Irazu Volcano. You will return to San Jose about 6:00 pm (subject to traffic)This unforgettable trip will be the highlight of your stay in Costa Rica!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in San Jose.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Jose (selected hotels only)
    • Professional guide
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum is 2 people per booking
    • Maximum is 15 people per booking
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • Transportation without additional cost from hotels located in San Jose (selected hotels)
    • Rubber soled shoes (tennis or similar) shorts and a T-shirt, swimsuit, windbreaker, sunscreen lotion, sun hat or bandanna (Optional)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • CANCELLATION POLICIES: • Any change or cancellation must be made before 4:00pm the day before service date. • No refunds for NO SHOWS. If circumstances beyond our control (bad weather, natural disasters, road closures, etc). we reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations and to make partial refunds. "Rios Tropicales, S.A. will not be responsible for additional costs incurred by the client due to various climatic conditions, such as but not limited to: earthquakes, floods, epidemics, fires, or accidents, condition of roads, cancellations of external transportation, or any other cause attributed to unforeseeable circumstances or Force Majeure that may interrupt or delay a booked trip."
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I was really nervous to try white water rafting in Costa Rica. Rio Tropicales and their guides made it in to a great adventure. They were highly competent, focused on safety, fun and funny all at the same time. From the moment we got in to the boat I felt safe and this allowed
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    We were lucky to have been referred to Rios Tropicales by a rafting professional friend in the U.S. Jonathan (Jonnie or Nonnie) and Walter met us and were great in getting us ready and into our raft. After only a few drops we were quickly a good team with Jonnie our raft
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    From the bus ride, to the staff to the actual rafting down the river everything was great! Our breakfast and lunch were included which was a huge perk as well! The rapids were fun and challenging and the views of the rainforest were amazing! I would highly recommend this tour
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    This is a very challenging rafting trip so don't do it if you don't want to paddle and follow the instructions of the guide very closely. The scenery is well worth it! Absolutely breathtaking.
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    I did the 1 day trip from San Jose. It was a long day (our guide said 25km paddled!), with a 3hr roadtrip either side of the very scenic rafting. Whilst I enjoyed the trip, I felt the group I was with struggled a bit with fitness/timing when paddling but the guides did swap
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