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Reventazón River: Carmen Section

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The Reventazón River is a great big water run, with moderate difficulty. The lush surroundings, abundant bird life and good amount of fun rapids makes this a great introduction to river running. This run is clearly divided in two halves. The first hour is very exciting, with big waves and long rapids.

We stop for a first class buffet lunch, a picnic at the prettiest beach on the river. The second half is more relaxed as the river enters the true lower Caribbean. The surroundings take on a jungle character and the wildlife is more plentiful! At the end we take you to our Exploration Center, where you can change, shower and relax.


6:00 — 7:00 am Pick-up in your choice of San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Tortuguero or Arenal Volcano Area (5:30am pickup approx for Arenal and Tortuguero). We will advise a more exact pickup time with your confirmation.
7:00 — 8:15 am En route to “Exploration Center” in Siquirres
8:15 — 9:00 am Breakfast at the Exploration Center
9:00 — 9:30 am En route to river
10:15 am Preparation for the descent (safety orientation, paddle practice)
10:15 — 2:15 pm River descent (including lunch)
2:15 — 3:00 pm Arrival at our “Exploration Center” with time to shower, change clothes, enjoy a beverage and reflect on the adventure just shared
3:00 — 5:30 pm Transportation to your choice of: San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca or Arenal Volcano Area

Tour information:

Difficulty: Class I-II
Distance: 10 kms (7 miles)
Number of Rapids: 9
River Time: 1 and a half hours approx.
Minimum age: 6 years old
Departures: Daily with pickups between 5:30 AM and 7:00 AM depending on your location.
Please note, that this tour will sometimes not be available on Sundays. We will confirm as we receive your request.
Duration: Full day
Cost per person: $99.00 with pickup and dropoff in your choice of San José, Puerto Viejo, Cahuita or Arenal.
$10.00 discount per-person with your own transport to the rafting center in Siquirres (choose no transportation needed for pickup and dropoff to get this discount) $149pp for pick up at Tortuguero
Includes: Transportation to and from your hotel in San Jose, Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero or Arenal (unless no transport chosen, training, safety equipment, guides, breakfast, lunch and 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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