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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

Highlights
  • Guides ensure your safety and comfort on the adventure
  • Lunch provided midday at a scenic base camp
  • All equipment and instruction provided
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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba
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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba
From US$85.00
Overview
Shoot the rapids on the Pacuare River on this day tour from Turrialba. With a guide providing instruction and ensuring your safety, paddle down 18 miles (29 kilometers) of Class III and Class IV rapids through Costa Rica's lush landscape. Stop for guided hikes up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and at a base camp halfway for lunch. Learn about the surrounding ecosystem, flora, and fauna through your guides' commentary.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

The whole staff was amazing. The were very engaged making us feel like we were their only group. Our guide was very skilled and made us feel safe during the entire trip. The river was beautiful. We not only experienced the river but the various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TrailBlazer15733
Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Everybody in our company enjoy your comment. Thank you very much for taking the time to make your review. The Pacuare river is the best adventure you can do in Costa Rica, the rapids, forest, animals and people make it great. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Unforgettable experience! 10/10 recommend

We were in Costa Rica for a week, and spent the first 2 days in Turrialba because of how majestic and beautiful the mountains and forests were. At first we decided not to do the rafting because we have done it elsewhere, electing for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brycinho18
Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ronald and the rest of our staff are very proud of your comments, thank you very much for your visit and to take your time to make a review. The canyoning with the zip lines and the Pacuare river rafting are the best adventure activities...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Rafting Day Trip of a Lifetime

My wife and I had the best experience with Michael and Eduardo. They picked us up right by the place we are staying around 9:00 am and their driver, Giovanni, dropped us off at a great starting location. Michael was our guide and Eduardo was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Your guides, driver and cooks are so glad to know about your comments and all of them says "Muchas gracias" for your comments. We all work very hard to provide the best service possible, I am very happy that you had a great trip on...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Excellent fun and adrenaline!

We enjoyed our Pacuare River Rafting with Luis who is a kayak Costa Rican champion who has competed overseas! My teenage boys were amazed about his abilities to navigate our raft. We highly recommend the adventure. Remember to bring some little money if you wish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Your guides really appreciate you gratitude. Thank you very much for coming with us and for your comments. The Pacuare river is one of the best places of the world. We have a lot of fun with your family on the river. You are always...More

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ralf H
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

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