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Pacuare Rafting & Riverside Ecolodge 4 Days

The Pacuare Rafting & Ecolodge 4-Day adventure is the ultimate escape! The longer you stay in our Costa Rican natural paradise, the more refreshed you will be! You get two days rafting the Pacuare River, 3 nights at the award-winning ecolodge, and 2 days of adventure in the jungle.

The Pacuare River is one of the top 10 whitewater rivers in the world, renowned for its magnificent beauty and world-class whitewater. The unique, National Geographic award-winning ecolodge rests right next to the river in one of Costa Rica’s most impressive rainforests. Deluxe, comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and hot water showers are the perfect setting for incredible nights sleeping to the sounds of nature. You can enjoy activities like guided rainforest hikes, bird watching, self-guided walks to waterfall pools to swim, and relaxing in a hammock. Meals are served in the open-air pavilion, where you can listen to nature’s soundtrack of the jungle and river.

Our four-day trip includes all the fun of the Pacuare rafting adventures. We will pick you up from your San Jose area hotel on the first morning and take you to the river, stopping for breakfast along the way. You will meet your certified rafting guides at the rafting put-in, get outfitted with all necessary equipment, and receive a comprehensive rafting safety talk, including paddling basics. This first day you will paddle easy Class 2 and 3 rapids and have a riverside picnic lunch before arriving at the ecolodge.

Days two and three are for exploring the rainforest, including guided hikes and horseback riding to a sustainable farm where you can plant a tree in our reforestation program. You will also visit a sustainable butterfly garden. On the last morning, you will raft out through the famous Pacuare Gorge. The experience is unforgettable as you raft exciting Class 3 and 4 rapids past cascading waterfalls and magnificent jungle. You’ll stop at a riverside beach for a picnic lunch. When you reach the take-out point, you will go to a place where you can shower and change clothes and then return to San Jose.

 

What’s Included:
  • Professional, bilingual, internationally-certified rafting guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • All meals for four days, except dinner on day four
  • Accommodation at the ecolodge for three nights
  • Guided nature hikes, horseback riding to a sustainable farm & butterfly garden.
  • Changing rooms and showers after rafting
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in a dry bag
  • Transportation from and to San Jose (minimum 2 persons)

 

Rates

International tourists: $709 (Double Rooms)
Nationals & Residents: $570 (Double Rooms)

Details

Trip Length: 4 Days
River Time: 3 – 4 Hours
Rapid Class: III-IV
Minimum Age: 12
Distance: 19 miles

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Itineraries

ITINERARY DAY 1 
  • Early morning pick-up at major hotels in the San Jose area
  • Costa Rican style breakfast on the way to the Pacuare River
  • Transfer to Pacuare River rafting put-in
  • Safety orientation and paddle instruction with rafting guides
  • Raft down Class 2 & 3 rapids through primary rainforest
  • Picnic lunch along the river
  • Arrive at the award-winning riverside ecolodge
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge
ITINERARY DAY 2
  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Choose from several activities on the 2,470-acre private reserve, including guided hikes, or just relax in a hammock and enjoy the rainforest sounds.
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic-style if you’re hiking
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge
ITINERARY DAY 3
  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Horseback riding to a sustainable farm where you can plant a tree in our reforestation program. You will also visit a sustainable butterfly garden.
  • Lunch picnic-style
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge
ITINERARY DAY 4
  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Raft down Class 3 & 4 rapids through the Pacuare Gorge and lower Pacuare
  • Picnic lunch along the river
  • Finish rafting at the take-out point and transfer to a place where you can shower and change clothes
  • Transport back to your hotel in San Jose
Day 1

Breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast: pinto, eggs, ripe plantain, cheese, bread, fruits,

orange juice, and/or coffee.

Lunch

Burritos (ground beef, ground beans, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, sweet pepper,

cucumber, chimichurri, sour cream, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, mustard) fruits and dessert.

Happy hour

Sangría, chips, and ground beans.

Dinner

Grilled chicken breast with mushroom sauce, rice, salad, juice, water, and dessert

 

Day 2

Breakfast

Pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruits, coffee, and/or orange juice

Lunch

Pasta with tomato sauce, garlic bread, salad, fruits, and juice

Dinner

Tilapia, mashed potatoes, vegetables, juice, and dessert.

 

Day 3

Breakfast

Pinto, sausage, eggs, fruits, coffee, and/or juice.

Lunch

Pasta salad with tuna, fruits, and dessert

Dinner

“Churrasco” (steak), fried potatoes, salad,

 

Day 4

Breakfast

Frech toasts, fruits, café, and/or juice.

River lunch

Wraps (wheat tortillas, bread, refried beans, ham, turkey ham, yellow cheese,

white cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, sweet pepper, cucumber, chimichurri, mayonnaise,

tomato sauce, mustard) fruits, cookies, water, and natural juice.