Trips & Prices

Rafting trips are offered by several Turrialba-based agencies as well as reputable national companies such as Exploradores Outdoors and Ríos Tropicales (www.riostropicales.com).

Day trips usually raft the Class II–IV Lower Pacuare, thanks to its relative ease of access. A tamer alternative for beginners and families is the Class I–II Río Pejibaye. Other runs – such as the Upper Pacuare and/or remaining navigable segments of Río Reventazón – require more time spent in a van and tend to be more expensive.

For day trips (many of which originate in San José), expect to pay anywhere from US$100 to US$150 depending on transportation, accessibility and amenities. It is generally less expensive to leave from Turrialba (day trips around US$80). Multiday excursions with camping or lodge accommodation are also offered by numerous companies. For two-day trips, prices vary widely depending on accommodation, but expect to pay US$200 to US$350 per person. Children must be at least nine years old for most trips, and older for tougher runs.