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Rafting Pacuare River from San Jose

Rafting Pacuare River from San Jose
3.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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 rainforestarea, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3171P70
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Important information
Inclusions
Transportation • Guide • Breakfast • Light Lunch • Security Equipment • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
On the arrival at the hotel the tour guide is going to ask in the reception of the hotel for the client
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transportation • Guide • Breakfast • Light Lunch • Security Equipment • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
On the arrival at the hotel the tour guide is going to ask in the reception of the hotel for the client
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Only ages 12 and above may participate in the tour
It is recommended that you bring light clothing, extra clothing, bathing suit, towel, sport sandals
Due to the pandemic, this tour is subject to availability. A minimum of passengers is required for the tour. But you can check our availability. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

3.5
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Daniel W
Merrick, NY32 contributions
Fantastic trip
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic time. Are guide on the bus out to the site was Roberto who was very will informed and entertaining. He made the ride from San Jose easier. Breakfast was simple but tasty. It felled you up. Are guide on the river was PG. He was the best ever. Very competent and confident. I never felt unsafe. The river is absolutely beautiful. You have to go see it. We had a good lunch on the river and the goddess were very careful to take all of the trash out with us. E have no complaints, only compliments about the trip.
Written 15 January 2020
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Sharon S
Dear Daniel W, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences. We hope you visit us again soon!
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Evelienworldtraveler
Austerlitz, The Netherlands283 contributions
Great rafting, not so great guides
On my last day I wanted one more adventure. Pick up right on time, the guide (Jefferson) didn't show much interest or made me feel welcome. I was hoping not to get him as a guide due to other reviews. I must say I agree with those reviews, he asked several times the same question without realiaing he already asked it. He slept during the bus drive, instead of pointing out the views as promised in his welcome speech. During the rafting he was amazingly rude, especially to the guys in our group, but also towards me. Me and one of the guys in the front and we couldn't hear him, we told him that and he became very rude. A guide can make or break a trip, he definitely did his best to break it. Lunch is simple, but enoughish. Not really place to sit though. You pay a lot of money and you expect something in return, I think for that much money you can expect a great guide. Thankfully the guide didn't drive back with us, which gave me the opportunity to sit in the front of the van and the driver Boli explained me a lot on the way. Another thing, the photos are crazy expensive, especially when you travel alone. All the other companies had single travellers prices, which I think is not more than fair. Overall very disappointing experience with this company.
Written 31 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nelsonsousa1761
Assonet, MA1 contribution
Rude tour staff, good adventure
I booked a one day white water rafting tour of the river for my husband and I. We met our tour guide “Jefferson” on the bus on the way to the river. He had the worst attitude toward guests and what was most shocking was his homophobic undertones. He spoke of our “culture” and how he didn’t allow “speedos” on the tour, assuming people in the gay “culture” would be wearing them (we were all wearing shorts).

Then the sustain toward American tourists was evident by most of the staff. They regularly mocked American tourists. They may have their opinions, but I didn’t pay money to go on a rafting tour to hear their opinions of their dislike for Americans.

While on the raft “Jefferson” continued to mock my husband. He even rudely tried to imitate how he paddled to the others on the raft. I was actually confronted by a guide from another raft for no apparent reason, when we stopped so he could repair our raft (yes part of the raft fell apart).

Rafting on the river was great, the experience with this tour company was awful. If you want a great rafting trip, but want to be treated completely rude, then this is for you. Otherwise, I’d go with a different tour company.
Written 3 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Nelson, thank you very much for your review. We are so sorry about this very bad experience with this guide, many apologies for the situation that you mentioned. I'll check your reserve with our operation´s department, and they will see this report with the guide. Most of them are very professional and I would like to know how was your experience in Volcan Irazu, Orosi & Lankester (tour was on october 3rd)? Best regards.
Written 11 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.