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Although you’re better off basing yourself in livelier Liberia or the more scenic Bijagua, Cañas is a good place to organize rafting trips on the nearby Río Corobicí or for exploring Parque Nacional Palo Verde.


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$100 Water Sports

Whitewater Rafting Class III and IV

Costa Rica is well known as the whitewater rafting capital of the world due to its abundant raging rivers and thriving adventure attitude. You won't want to miss out on this quintessential Costa Rican activity while you're at the beach. Go rafting rain or shine, you're going to get wet anyway!Hotel Pick upYou will be picked up from your hotel in the Tamarindo, Langosta, Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo areas and journey two hours to Canas, where you will prepare for your adventure. You will then load into a 4x4 and be taken 30 minutes to the launch point on Tenorio RiverRafting down Tenorio RiverExperience rafting 12 kilometers (2 - 2.5 hours depending on river level & time of year) of the Tenorio River, passing through sections which are dominated by over 22 class III-IV whitewater rapids..   During the smoother sections, take a look around at the lush, forested scenery and try to spot tropical birds perched high in the trees the opportunity to see plenty of other wildlife along the way such as iguanas and monkeys.. This unique rafting tour finishes with the thrilling 12-foot waterfall drop called "Cascabel Falls.”When you arrive to the end of your exciting rafting journey at our private river exit, do a quick hike to the 4x4 vehicle to drive out of this isolated, unspoiled region of Costa Rica, and then head back to to the tour base in Canas.Costa Rica Style LunchAfter arriving back to the tour base, you’ll then be treated to a delicious Costa RIca Style lunch called a Casado with rice, beans, salad, plantains, and choice of protien.  Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.  You will be able to use the changing rooms before heading on your way to your hotel in time for a glorious Pacific sunset.

$105 Outdoor Activities

UPPER TENORIO RIVER RAFTING POZO AZUL

We will meet at the Rincon Corobicí Restaurant in Cañas. Please be punctual so we can fit in all the fun on this one-day tour. From here, we’ll hit the road and go to the river put-in, located a half hour from the restaurant. Your guide team will have the safety equipment ready (life jackets, helmets and paddles) for you, along with a river safety orientation. The trip on the river lasts about 2 ½ hours and includes a snack at the end: fresh fruits, cookies, natural beverages and water will be served. After the snack, we have a 55-minute drive to get to the Rincon Corobicí Restaurant, where you will have a delicious hot lunch waiting.

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Colorful Palccoyo Mountain and The Last Inca Bridge of Qeswachaka

Depart from your hotel in the early morning towards the town of Palccoyo, located 3 hours south of Cusco. As you make your way through Cusco’s Southern Valley, you will have the chance to see the Willkamayu, or Vilcanota, River, which originates in the heights of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. After arriving at the town of Pitumarca, you will begin your ascent up a narrow dirt path lined with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, which takes you through the town of Palccoyo, to the base of the Seven-Colored Mountain network. From here, hike up a path that takes you to the top part of the mountain, where you can take some time to admire the marvelous views of the colorful mountains. Palccoyo offers easy access for those who wish to enjoy the site without having to endure exhausting hikes. After spending some time connecting with the surrounding nature and powerful  Apus, descend and head to the Canas province in the Quehue district. Here, you will have the chance to see and learn about the last Inca Bridge that sits over the Apurimac River, a river named for the Quechua words Apu and Rimac, which mean “the oracle,” or “great speaker.” The Q’eswachaka Bridge is made with  ichu, a straw from the high Andes, and was declared an Intangible Cultural Heratige by UNESCO. Each year the bridge, which forms part of the incredible Inca network of paths and roads known as Qhapac Ñan, is renovated using ancient Inca techniques. Q’eswachaka’s unique beauty and the traditions surrounding its upkeep, which are maintained to this day, are testaments of the rich history and unique personality that this archeological gem holds and continues to represent.