|Budget Package with Pacuare River Lodge||B/L/D||$219.||$219.||$219.||14 years old|
|Bunk beds & Shared bathroom at Rios Tropicales Lodge||B/L/D||$250.||$250.||$250.||14 years old|
|Standard Room at Rios Tropicales Lodge||B/L/D||$285.||$265.||$250.||14 years old|
|Deluxe Room at Rios Tropicales Lodge||B/L/D||$310.||$295.||$280.||14 years old|
•Difficulty: Class III – IV (Intermediate)
•Distance: 36 Km /22 miles
•Number of rapids: 49
•Minimum age: 14 years
Our overnight Pacuare Adventure is a Paddle and Hike expedition. Not only will we raft a variety of exciting rapids, but we will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and primary jungles. This package includes at least one hike a day, based on your athletic and adventure desires.
Please note that different companies run the same stretch of river for one, two and three day trips. In order to give you better value for both your time and money, we use an upper “put in” for our overnight trips, giving you an extra 6.5 kilometers (4 extra miles) upstream. This makes your first day on the river 100% longer, in addition to running twice as many rapids.
DAY 1. PACUARE RIVER (B,L,D)
The first day we will run 13 kms (8 miles) of continuous class III whitewater for a total of 14 rapids. Then we will arrive at Pacuare River Lodge shortly past noon, on time for lunch. Afternoon activities include various optional hikes, fishing in the river, or relaxing in a hammock.
Pacuare River Lodge has a deep sense of the wilderness. Located right next to the river in the middle of a primary forest it offers you safari style facilities, with large comfortable walk-in tents permanently set on spacious wooden platforms. Gardens are very well taken care of, perfectly blending with their surroundings. Modern toilets and showers are also available for your use
The main building provides perfect “hanging out” space and an excellent view of the river. Here we will have our late afternoon Happy hour and Dinner. The kitchen is well stocked with china, wine glasses and all of the necessary utensils to provide you with a great dining experience.
DAY 2. SAN JOSE, ARENAL OR PUERTO VIEJO (B,L)
The second day begins with a hot, freshly brewed cup of Costa Rica’s famous coffee. After a hearty breakfast is served and we pack our gear, our river descent continues.
All of the class IV rapids are on this day, so now it is time to truly test the skills you learned on the previous day. The second day is significantly longer on the river, with 23 kms (14 miles) to travel and about 30 rapids. Two stops are made, one for a nice exploratory hike and another one to have lunch on the river.
We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared. Transfer to Arenal or Puerto Viejo (No extra cost)
Includes: Transportation, guide, accommodation, equipment and meals.
What to bring: 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.