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Two days of rafting on the Pacuare River with an overnight stay at the Pacuare Lodge

The Pacuare Protected Zone and Pacuare River are located between the coastal lowlands and the country's highest mountain range and constitute one of the isthmus's most important protected areas. This area is still inhabited by the Cabecar Indians, whose hut dwellings are spaced far apart over large distances, rather than being clustered, as was true of most native tribes. Located strategically inside this zone of protected wilderness is our very special jungle getaway, the Pacuare Lodge, accessible to travelers through this multi-day white-water rafting tour on the Pacuare River. Considered by many experienced rafters to be one of the most scenic rivers in the world, the Pacuare offers an adventurous ride filled with stunning natural beauty and exciting rapids.

Day 1 -
On the first day of our journey into the Pacuare Rainforest, we'll pass through Braulio Carrillo National Park, stopping for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast before reaching our site of embarkation. Then, once in the water, you'll experience the exhilaration of riding the waves on this magnificent river, which courses through a tropical wilderness of dense vegetation and steep gorges that rise majestically above its banks.

Dozens of species of mammals and birds abound in this tropical paradise. When we arrive at our overnight destination, you will find the Pacuare Lodge, a jungle oasis nestled in the middle of an enchanting and captivating rainforest. Surrounded by nature in its purest and most primitive state, a two-story jungle lodge houses rustic but comfortable dining facilities on the first floor, and plenty of relaxing hammocks in an open-air second floor lounge. Imagine being surrounded by the raw beauty of nature, without the blare of radios, the glare of television, or the ringing of telephones!

After a hearty lunch, take the Pacuare Canopy Tour in the forest trees, take a guided hike into the rainforest mountains, or just relax. Happy Hour truly becomes a happy time as you share your experiences of the day with other rafters. Later, a candlelight dinner with wine is served to you by our guides, who have been trained by a French chef.
When you feel tired, you'll retire to your very own rustic bungalow, complete with private bathroom, comfortable beds, and clean linen.

Day 2 -
In the morning, after a hot breakfast, you'll have some time on your own to explore the rainforest surrounding the lodge. Then we launch the rafts again for Day 2 of our trip. Rafting becomes even more exciting today as you begin to use the skills and experience gained the day before.

Your guides will stop the rafts along the journey and lead you up paths and side streams that open onto pristine waterfalls and natural water slides. Here you can swim, splash, and live it up!

Lunch will be served along the river, and when we reach our final destination, we'll board the comfortable microbus for our return to San José, sharing experiences with each other as this memorable trip draws to a close. This tour is also available one-way or round trip (San José – Pacuare Lodge – San José) by helicopter at an additional charge.

INCLUDED: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 Happy Hour, 1 dinner with wine, round-trip transportation from San José, guide, accommodations at the Pacuare Lodge, use of rafting equipment, and guided hike.

Minimum age:12 years old.

Price also includes the Canopy Tour.Prices start at $375.00 per person for a garden view bungalow or $464.00 per person for a River View Junior Suite (per person double occupancy).


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