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    What to Expect
    From our ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy ziplining through the canopy (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with wine and exceptional meals, more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.


    Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Add in two sections of the exciting Class III-IV white water rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.


    DAY 1
    • Pickup at your hotel
    • Tasty breakfast at Rios Tropicales Operations Center
    • Paddle and safety instruction at the Pacuare River put-in
    • Class III rapids in the Pacuare Gorge
    • Hearty, riverside picnic lunch w/time for a waterfall and swim
    • Arrival at the Rios Tropicales Lodge
    • Time to play and relax
    • Cocktail hour and delicious dinner

    DAY 2
    • Healthy breakfast
    • Class IV rapids on the Lower Pacuare
    • Snack stop to explore waterfalls and natural waterslides
    • More Class IV rapids
    • Hearty hot lunch at the Rios Tropicales Operations Center
    • Transport back to your hotel
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Transportation included from hotels located in San Jose, Arenal, Puerto Viejo of Limon minimun 2
    2 days
    • Professional guide
    • Fuel surcharge
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Afternoon tea
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=Two breakfasts, L=Two lunches, D=One dinner)
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Access to optional tours: canopy zipline course, horsebackriding, Treking to a cabecar community
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Includes
    • Professional bilingual guides
    • Rafting equipment
    • Meals for two days, except dinner on day two
    • Spacious changing rooms and hot showers
    • Lodging at Rios Tropicales Lodge
    • Transportation to and from all the major hotels in San Jose
    • ARRANGE IN ADVANCE! FOR FREE transportation available from Arenal and Puerto Viejo
    • On-site activities, such as guided nature hikes, your guide will adapt to your preferences, depending on climate and dificulty.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • CANCELLATION POLICIES: TWO OR THREE DAY TOURS: • Any change or cancellation must be made 3 days before departure date. • No refunds for NO SHOWS. If circumstances beyond our control (bad weather, natural disasters, road closures, etc.), we reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations and to make partial refunds. "Rios Tropicales, S.A. will not be responsible for additional costs incurred by the client due to various climatic conditions, such as but not limited to: earthquakes, floods, epidemics, fires, or accidents, condition of roads, cancellations of external transportation, or any other cause attributed to unforeseeable circumstances or Force Majeure that may interrupt or delay a booked trip."
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    What an amazing but long day! We joined this trip from San Jose which meant a 5.20 am start. Due to pick ups, road works and traffic it took us over 4 hours to get out to the operations centre. But don’t lose heart it is absolutely worth it. Thee guides are amazing! Our guide
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    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thanks a lot for dealing with our road work in Costa Rica, if the tour wasn't as amazing as you describe it , the experience would be burdened by traffic , glad to know that wasnt the case.
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    Great 3 day experience, beautiful river, lodge and people. Our River Guides Roy and Estavan were great. Really good food and nice Lodge
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    I can’t even express in words how incredible this tour was... it was an unforgettable lifetime experience. Our guide Ivan (& Max) were the best!! Ivan made us feel like we were experts on the river with his amazing guidance! We got to make some clay mud masks while
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    I can’t compliment the guides of Rios Tropicales enough for their professionalism, their sense of humour, their experience and knowledge and their constant attempt to go out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and happy with all the activities that were arranged.
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    Fun rafting, great food, awesome guides, nice accommodation. The guides really did all they could to give us a good time 🥇👌🏼
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    Key Details
    • Rios Tropicales
    • Duration: 2 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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