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Pacuare River: One Day



If you are looking for an exciting outdoor adventure with lots of laughs and some great scenery along the way, white water rafting down the Pacuare River is not to be missed. This is an adrenaline pumping day long adventure including breakfast and lunch. You will be soaking wet and your face will hurt from laughing so much!

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 overhead. There’s a chance you may even see sloths, monkeys or the elusive jaguar! Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest appear before your eyes as you make your descent down the river.

The white water is equally exciting; the amount of rapids covered on this outstanding trip makes it one of the most memorable river trips you will ever experience.

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. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!

The first four miles consist of fun class II-III rapids. This is the perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that are extremely beautiful. 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. The rapids here are Terciopelo Snake, Double Drop, Upper and Lower Huacas, and Pinball to name a few. You will also see the Huacas waterfall, a 150-ft dramatic drop into the river.

Just a little over halfway through the trip, we stop for lunch at a site with bathroom facilities. After a delicious and well-deserved meal on the beach (vegetarian options are available), the next section of river opens up to a five-mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare. 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 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).

Itinerary:

This itinerary applies to the $99 option; other options will vary.

6:00 — 7:00 amPick-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.
7:00 — 8:15 amEn route to “Exploration Center” in Siquirres
8:15 — 9:00 amBreakfast at the Exploration Center
9:00 — 9:30 amEn route to river
10:15 amPreparation for the descent (safety orientation, paddle practice)
10:15 — 2:15 pmRiver descent (including lunch)
2:15 — 3:00 pmArrival at our “Exploration Center” with time to shower, change clothes, enjoy a beverage and reflect on the adventure just shared
3:00 — 5:30 pmTransportation to your choice of: San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca or Arenal Volcano Area

Tour information:

Difficulty: Class III-IV
Distance: 30 kms ( 18 miles)
Number of Rapids: 38
River Time: 4 hours approx.
Minimum age: 12 years old
Departures: Daily with pickups between 5:30 AM and 7 AM depending on your location
Duration: Full day
Cost per person: One Day trip with pickup/dropoff in choice San Jose or Caribbean or Arenal: $99.00
One day tour with client's own transportation (no breakfast w/this opt): $79.00
Includes: • Training, safety equipment and guides • Breakfast (only with $99 option) • Lunch • 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, Arenal Vista Lodge, Linda Vista, Lost Iguana and Rancho Margot
What to bring: Swim suit/swim shorts, towel, t-shirt for on the raft, dry set of clothes, insect repellent, waterproof sunscreen, shoes or sandals (just must wear footwear in the boat but they will get wet), credit card in case you like to purchase a CD with photos or drinks after the tour

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Charge applies to Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Linda Vista, Lost Iguana, Rancho Margot, Tree House, Villa Decary and any other hotel further from La Fortuna than Tabacon Resort.
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  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Not all river trips are suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Please make sure you have read the suitability information on the tour description. We cannot be responsible nor issue a refund if a tour is booked for someone who is unable to complete the tour or is younger than the minimum 12 years of age.
  10. Your pickup time will be approximately 5:30-6:30 a.m. More details will be supplied with your reservation confirmation.
  11. Your luggage will be securely stored and transported for your full trip, including while you are on the river.
  12. For pickups in Arenal, some hotels which are further out will be charged a $30 pickup charge per group (not per person). These include Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Lost Iguana, and Rancho Margot.
  13. In the case of unsafe river conditions, the provider may downgrade to an easier river and the price for the rafting will be reduced to $69.00 incl. transportation and meals. In case of extreme weather conditions the provider has the right to completely cancel the river trip. In this case transportation between destinations will be provided for $49.00 including breakfast.
  14. Breakfast is NOT included if you choose the tour option with your own transportation.
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Pacuare River: One Day - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Not all river trips are suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Please make sure you have read the suitability information on the tour description. We cannot be responsible nor issue a refund if a tour is booked for someone who is unable to complete the tour or is younger than the minimum 12 years of age.
  10. Your pickup time will be approximately 5:30-6:30 a.m. More details will be supplied with your reservation confirmation.
  11. Your luggage will be securely stored and transported for your full trip, including while you are on the river.
  12. For pickups in Arenal, some hotels which are further out will be charged a $30 pickup charge per group (not per person). These include Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Lost Iguana, and Rancho Margot.
  13. In the case of unsafe river conditions, the provider may downgrade to an easier river and the price for the rafting will be reduced to $69.00 incl. transportation and meals. In case of extreme weather conditions the provider has the right to completely cancel the river trip. In this case transportation between destinations will be provided for $49.00 including breakfast.
  14. Breakfast is NOT included if you choose the tour option with your own transportation.