Combine two of the Caribbean’s best activities in this three day/two night trip. A two night visit to Tortuguero National Park and a rafting trip on the world famous río Pacuare on the third day.
$299 per person – Tortuguero Economy (Accommodations in Hostel Tortuguero, Coconut Hostel B&B, Cabinas Tortuguero or similar)
$334 per person – Tortuguero Standard (Accommodations in, La Casona or similar)
Both the economy option and the standard option are located only five minutes from the Tortuguero National Park. They are focused on the respect, protection, and conservation of the environment and of the flora and fauna of the area. Both feature rooms with private baths, hot water, and fans. They have authentic Caribbean style, painted with bright colors that identify the culture of the area and lush gardens.
Prices based on double occupancy. For single travelers, an additional charge of $15 per night applies.
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||San José, Puerto Viejo or Arenal with option to change destination.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||From 5:30 to 6:30 am, depending on the location of your hotel|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:30 pm|
|WHAT TO BRING||Tortuguero: Long pants (for Tortuguero), swim suit/swim shorts (for rafting), t-shirt, insect repellent, waterproof sunscreen, shoes or sandals (just must wear footwear in the boat but they will get wet.
Pacuare One-Day: 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.
The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.
Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.
Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!
The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” to name a few. You will also see the Huacas waterfall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river.
We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center where you can take a shower.