Banana Azul's Most Popular Excursion! $99 p/p
Includes hotel pick-up from San Jose, Arenal, Puerto Viejo or Cahuita.
Hotel drop-off in Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, Arenal or San Jose.
Pacuare River: One Day
This trip gives you the ultimate blend of wilderness exposure and invigorating excitement. The Pacuare River is world famous for its pristine beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin Tropical Rainforest appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land.
The white water is equally exciting; the amount of rapids covered on this outstanding descent makes it one of the most memorable river trips you will ever experience. This is Costa Rica’s premier river trip.
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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. All your luggage and valuables are securely stored during rafting trip and transportation.
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. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is made up of five miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. You will also see the Huacas waterfall - a 150-ft dramatic drop into the river.
After a delicious and well-deserved lunch on the beach (vegetarian options are available), the river 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 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 refreshments and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared. You’ll be transported to your choice of San Jose, Puerto Viejo, or La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano area).
This itinerary applies to the $99 option; other options will vary. (includes breakfast, and lunch on river, and transport to and from locations listed above.)