El Carmen Section

We have daily departures from San José, the Caribbean Coast and the Arenal Volcano, giving you the choice to start and finish at the place of your convenience. Half way between these locations is our Exploration Center, a private base for our river trips and our Tortuguero Expeditions.

RIO REVENTAZON

RATE: $99
Difficulty: Class II III
Distance: 10 kms/7miles
Number of rapids: 9
Approximate river time: 2 hours
Minimum age: 6 years

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Jose, Puerto Viejo or Arenal with option to change destination.
DEPARTURE TIME 6:30 – 6:30 am Pick- Ups in San José, Southern Caribbean Coast and Arenal Volcano Area
RETURN TIME 3:00 – 5:00 pm In Route “Exploration Center” – San José, Southern Caribbean Coast and Arenal Volcano Area
WEAR Come with rafting cloths on (light shoes that will stay on, swim suit, shorts,nylon shirt) sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes, towel, insect repellent, and a bit of cash.All luggage will be kept in lockers.
INCLUDED
Breakfast

Lunch

Bottled water

Transportation to/from San Jose, Puerto Viejo or Arenal

El Carmen Section is a big water run, ranked as moderately difficult.  Its lush surroundings, abundant bird life and plentiful rapids make this trip a perfect introduction to river running.

It is a 16 km /10 miles run that is clearly divided into two sections.  The first hour is very exciting, with big waves and long rapids.  Then we stop for a picnic lunch, at the most scenic beach on the river. The second half is more relaxed, as the river enters the true lower Caribbean at which time your surroundings take on a jungle character and the wildlife is more plentiful. At the end of the descent we will take you to our Exploration Center where you can change, shower and relax while enjoying a cold beverage of your choice.

  River Grade Excitement Frequency Wilderness & Isolation Wild Life Spotting Physical Challenge
High Water
4
4
5
6
5
4
Low Water
3+
3
4
6
5
3

 

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Approximate Itinerary for our EL Carmen Section River Expeditions

6:30 – 6:30 am Pick- Ups in San José, Southern Caribbean Coast and Arenal Volcano Area

6:30 – 8:15 am In route San José, Southern Caribbean Coast and Arenal Volcano Area – “Exploration Center” (Siquirres)

8:15 – 9:00 am Breakfast at the Exploration Center.

9:00 – 9:30 pm Route Exploration Center – River access

10:15 pm Preparation for the Descent (safety orientation, paddle practice)

10:30 – 2:00 pm River Descent (including lunch)

2:00 – 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 – 5:00 pm In Route “Exploration Center” – San José, Southern Caribbean Coast and Arenal Volcano Area

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