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Before entering the river, guides will brief you, so you can familiarize yourself with the safety procedures along with the necessary commands and to ensure you an adventurous navigation downstream.  After practicing. the excitement kicks up a notch as you enter the first rapids, “Iniciación”. You will quickly understand why some of the rapids have had their names, established such as Huacas, Dos Montañas, El Indio and Cimarrones.

You’ll also stop along to way to hike up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and to better enjoy some of the wildlife along the way. Halfway through the tour there will be a stop at the base camp which is located on a river bend. Here you will have a tremendous view of the Pacuare and the surrounding mountains.The guides then will prepare a delicious meal for you while you rest and enjoy the various flora and fauna of this region.

After lunch, you’ll continue your adventure down the river, braving more rapids and taking in the awesome surroundings. Tour ends on reaching the bridge in the town of Siquirres. This tour takes approximately 4 hours (on the river), with a lunch break during the course of the tripTransportation returns accordingly.
This class III and class IV rapids cover about eighteen miles some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Costa Rica.
You will enjoy the thrill of the rapids, as well as the natural beauty that surrounds the river such as  variety of waterfalls and tropical flora and fauna.
We provide experienced, specialized rafting guides, top of the line equipment, and a full day of safe and exciting adventures on this river
The tour commences near the town of Tres Equis; an hour East of Turrialba.
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
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Reviewed 26 June 2018
Unmatched experience, great service

Embedded in a three week road trip through Costa Rica we decided to book a rafting experience with Explornatura. With our guide Arnaldo we had a family boat for the four of us; two of us were absolute beginners. The trip went 28 kilometers down...More

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

It is great to know that your best experience in Costa Rica was with us. Thank you very much for coming with us and for your comments. Arnaldo is a great guide. The Pacuare river rafting is by far the best adventure activity you can...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
an unforgettable day !

From our pick up in the morning until the return in late afternoon, everything was perfect. We have always felt safe because of the professionalism of our coaches. Level 4 rapids : extraordinary ! A great meal at the edge of the Pacuare, while watching...More

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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Hola desde Costa Rica hasta Francia The whole Explornatura team say "con mucho gusto" We are glad to know about your trip, how you enjoyed the rapids, the food and the small frogs. You are welcome back anytime. Pura Vida

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile
The Best Rafting

The Pacuare River is one of the top five white water rafting rivers in the world. Our group has been through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, and while this river has less water, the rapids are equal in providing a thrilling experience. Our...More

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

The Colorado River and the Pacuare river are both a life experience. It is great that you had the opportunity to raft the 2 rivers. Thank you very much for your visit and for taking your time to write your comments. Diego and Raul are...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Great experience!

The view through the river is very nice, the staff is also great. The activity is all about teamwork so don't worry if you're new to this.More

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for comments. I agree with you, the Pacuare river is a beautiful place and you can enjoy it, even if you have no experience doing withe water rafting. I hope you can come back to Turrialba. Pura...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Awesome Tour Operator Living the Costa Rican whitewater dreaam

We like everything of this small but friendly and outstanding company. I would recommend them 100%. From the start to the finish the tour was a BLAST!

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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

We are so happy to know about your experience with us. As an small company recommendations are very important, thank you for your comments. You are always welcome back. Pura Vida

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