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Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip

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Our overnight Pacuare adventure is a paddle and hike expedition. Not only will we raft a variety of exciting rapids, but we will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and primary jungles. This package includes at least one hike a day, based on your athletic abilities and appetite for adventure.

The first day we will run 13kms (8 miles) of continuous class III white water for a total of 14 rapids. Then we will arrive at Pacuare Tent Camp shortly past noon, in time for lunch. Afternoon activities include various optional hikes, fishing in the river, or relaxing in a hammock.

Pacuare Tent Camp has a deep sense of the wilderness. Located right next to the river in the middle of a primary forest it offers you safari-style facilities with large, comfortable walk-in tents permanently set on spacious wooden platforms. The gardens are well taken care of, blending in perfectly with their surroundings. Modern toilets and showers are also available for your use.

The main building provides a great space for hanging out and an excellent view of the river. Here we will have our late afternoon happy hour and dinner.

The second day begins with a hot, freshly brewed cup of Costa Rica's famous coffee. After a hearty breakfast is served and we pack our gear, our river descent continues.

All of the class IV rapids are on this day, so now it is time to truly test the skills you learned on the previous day. The second day is significantly longer on the river, with 23kms (14 miles) to travel and about 30 rapids. Two stops are made, one for a nice exploratory hike and another one to have lunch on the river.

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 and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared.

Please note: Other companies run the same stretch of river for one, two and three-day trips. In order to give you better value for both your time and money, we use an upper "put in" for our overnight trips, giving you an extra 6.5 kilometers (4 extra miles) of river time.


Day One
6:00 — 7:00 am
Pick-up in your choice of San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca or Arenal Volcano Area (5:30am pickup approx for Arenal). We will advise a more exact pickup time with your confirmation.
6:30 — 8:00 amEn route to “Exploration Center” in Siquirres
8:00 — 8:45 amBreakfast at the Exploration Center
8:45 — 9:30 amEn route to river, upper put-in at Finca La Cruz
10:00 — 10:45 amPreparation for the descent (safety orientation, paddle practice)
10:45 — 1:45 pmRiver descent (including hike)
1:45 — 3:00 pmArrival at Pacuare Tent camp with time to shower, change clothes, enjoy a beverage and reflect on the adventure just shared
3:30 — 5:00 pmTeam work, team building dynamics, educational experience, hikes or free time on the hammocks
5:30 pmHappy hour!
7:30 pmDinner
Day Two
7:30 am
9:30 — 2:30 pmRiver descent (including lunch and a hike)
2:30 — 3:30 pmArrival at Exploration Center with time to shower, change clothes, enjoy a beverage and reflect on the adventure just shared
3:30 - 5:30 pmTransportation to your choice of: San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca or Arenal Volcano Area

Tour information:

Difficulty: Class III-IV
Distance: 36 kms (22 miles)
Number of Rapids: 49
River Time: 7 hours approx.
Minimum age: 12 years old
Duration: 2 full days, 1 night
Cost per person: $249.00
Includes: • Pickup and drop-off from/to your hotel in your choice of San Jose, Puerto Viejo or Arenal Volcano area
• Training, safety equipment and guides
• 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
• Overnight accommodation
• Secure luggage storage while you're on the river
Not included: • Pickup or dropoff in Arenal at hotels located further from La Fortuna than Tabacon Resort such as Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Vista Lodge, Linda Vista, Lost Iguana and Rancho Margot
What to bring: Swim suit/swim shorts, t-shirt, insect repellent, waterproof sunscreen, shoes or sandals (just must wear footwear in the boat but they will get wet)

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