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Pacuare River Rafting Class 3-4

Activity Description

Departing from: Puerto Viejo

The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights. The white water that is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many. Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids! The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” toname a few. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river. After the gorge the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The main rapids here are “Cimarrones”, “The Play Hole”, “El Indio” and “Magnetic Rock”. The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun. We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared.

What is included:

• Transportation from San Jose, La Fortuna or Puerto Viejo with A/C & Wifi on vans. • Ticket Entrance. • Experienced bilingual guide. • Equipment. • Snack & Beverage. • Breakfast & Lunch.

What to know:

• Ages: 13+ years old. • Tour time: 6:00 am. • Duration: 10 hours. • As this is a high intensity activity is not permitted for people with any kind of health problem (back, neck or any pain, bone, muscle or heart problems).

What to bring:

• Wear comfortable and light clothes, better if they are breathable. • Bring an extra set of clothes and towel. • Wear water shoes or tennis shoes, preferably something comfortable and enclosed. • Sunscreen is always recommended. Insect repellent will be a good idea to have. • Camera & Sunglasses.

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Pricing

Adults: $99 per person.

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