Pacuare River Rafting Expedition Class III-IV from San Jose

Water Sports in Siquirres
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Tour description

This unique full-day guided white water rafting experience at the Pacuare River offers a small group service of no more than 10 people per tour. After being picked up at your hotel stop for breakfast, then arrive at the river and receive your rafting orientation and safety discussion from your guide. Take a midday break for an optional hike, and then eat lunch served to you river side. No prior rafting experience is required to take this tour.

Soak up the natural beauty of the pristine Pacuare Canyon in between exhilarating Class III-IV rapids.  Your guides – turned white-gloved waiters - will also treat you to a gourmet riverbank lunch in their outdoor "river restaurant." Start out early in the morning being pickup by your river guide at your San José hotel. With no more then one other stop en route to a deluxe Costa Rican breakfast before you get to the river. Upon arrival at the put-in point, your professional guides will give an orientation and safety discussion. Next, proceed down river on continuous Class III-IV rapids.Be swept down the Pacuare Gorge by the currents, and soak in the natural beauty of the primary and secondary rain-forests surrounding you. Water level permitting, a guide will lead you on a hike up one of the many creeks that spill into the Pacuare. Upon return to the riverbank, you will find a gourmet lunch prepared by your guides turned white-gloved waiters.Float and paddle downriver to the take-out in the Caribbean town of Siquirres where towels and a victory cocktail await you (alcoholic beverages available to purchase). Receive a complementary photo CD upon conclusion of your tour. Ride back to your San Jose hotel (approx. 2 - 2.5 hours).Very Important Notes: • Minimum age for any trip on Pacuare River, from December – May, is 12 years old / June – November, is 14 years old.. The age limit is not negotiable despite height or weight of the minor • If the 12 year old minor does not reach a minimum height of 4’ 11 (1.5 m), his or her participation on the trip must be previously approved by Costa Rica Expeditions • This trip is not recommended for guests over 75 years old • Specific facts regarding height, weight and age of minors must be disclosed to the tour operators ahead of time. Rafting guides have no power to decide if children will face issues once on the river

What's included

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Vegetarian meal option available