San Jose

Rafting Pacuare River from Turrialba

San Jose, Costa Rica
Class III IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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.
  • Guides ensure your safety and comfort on the adventure
  • Lunch provided midday at a scenic base camp
  • All equipment and instruction provided
  • Small group ensures personalized service

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer from Turrialba

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Explornatura office
      Campo Base Explornatura, Provincia de Cartago, Turrialba, La Cecilia, Costa Rica

      Departure Point: Explornatura Office, Base Camp. Dates: Daily

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Explornatura office

    5 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • What to bring:
    • T-shirt
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Swimsuit
    • Shorts
    • Near public transportation
    • Tennis shoes or sandals with ankle straps (no flip-flops)
    • Sunblock.
    • Extra clothes and towel will be needed at the end of the tour
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Michael_R
    I guess we got lucky and chose the best company to do the rafting on Pacuare river! We only booked at 8pm the day before and still everything went perfectly the next morning! We had a private tour with two guides which was awesome! The guides Michael and Eduardo were super cool and funny dudes which made the day even better! They prepared delicious burritos for lunch and were extremely professional with their skills on the river - impressive! The nature was stunning and we wished we had the time to do the 2 or 3 day trip! Absolutely would recommend booking with them since their company is smaller and more personal. Thank you Michael for the great company and Eduardo for taking great videos for us! See you next time!

    Reviews

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    Best rafting trip ever
    Karen_V, Mar 2024
    What an experience! Eduardo and Pablo were incredible and we highly recommend Explornatura. Rafting the Pacuare was by far the best rafting ever.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Wow, calling it the best rafting trip ever is a huge compliment—thank you so much! We're overjoyed to hear that Eduardo, Pablo, and the rest of the team at Explornatura made your adventure on the Pacuare River unforgettable. Your recommendation means the world to us. We're looking forward to having you join us again for another top-notch rafting experience! Pura Vida
    Pura Vida
    Kevin_G, Feb 2024
    Our guide Pablo, and our Safety guide Jorge we’re lots of fun, they kept it light and gave us the impression of professionalism throughout our rafting experience. Our group was small and the lunch they made for us on the trip was better than some dishes I had in the cities of Costa Rica. 10/10 i would reccomend this trip.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    We're delighted to hear that Pablo and Jorge provided both fun and a professional atmosphere during your rafting experience. It's wonderful to know that the size of the group was to your liking and that the lunch was a highlight, even compared to your city dining experiences in Costa Rica. Your high recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we can't wait to have you join us again for another 10/10 adventure!
    Amazing trip with great...
    Daniel_S, Sep 2023
    Amazing trip with great guides and great food. Was out first time rafting, but we were happy to get the class 3/4 rapids. The guides even took pictures of us with their phone when we didn't bring any waterproof camera equipment. This was the highlight of our vacation. The river and the surrounding nature is amazing.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you so much for your kind words about your Pacuare River rafting trip from Turrialba! We're so glad to hear that you had an amazing time with our guides and that you enjoyed the food, rapids, and scenery. We're especially happy to hear that our guides took pictures of you with their phones. We want all of our guests to have a memorable experience, and we know that having photos to look back on is part of that. We're glad that our Pacuare River rafting trip was the highlight of your vacation! We hope to see you again soon for another adventure. Pura Vida
    A Boat Load of Fun
    Paul_Y, Mar 2022
    Fabio was an expert guide, who knows every detail of the River. He helped us hit each rapid just right. And kept us laughing all the way. Fernando kept watch in the rescue kayak just in case something went wrong. We had a great experience, and really enjoyed the beauty of the River, and exotic birds and butterflies. And seeing the indigenous people and their architecture. Thanks for a boat load of fun had by all.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for visiting us and for your review. The guides work very hard to make the trip safe and fun for everybody. The Pacuare river is the best adventure experience in Costa Rica. Hope to see you again. Pura Vida
    Best rafting guides- perfect experience!
    Michael_R, Mar 2021
    I guess we got lucky and chose the best company to do the rafting on Pacuare river! We only booked at 8pm the day before and still everything went perfectly the next morning! We had a private tour with two guides which was awesome! The guides Michael and Eduardo were super cool and funny dudes which made the day even better! They prepared delicious burritos for lunch and were extremely professional with their skills on the river - impressive! The nature was stunning and we wished we had the time to do the 2 or 3 day trip! Absolutely would recommend booking with them since their company is smaller and more personal. Thank you Michael for the great company and Eduardo for taking great videos for us! See you next time!
    Response from Host, Mar 2021
    We are honor to had you in our trip. We are always ready for last minute reservations. Our guides say 'muchas gracias for your comments. Delicious burritos Stunning nature, cool funny dudes and professional guides sounds as the perfect combo in a rafting trip. Hope to see you again in Turrialba. Pura Vida
    Spectacular river
    Kestutis_B, Mar 2021
    Awesome adventure on a spectacular river. The team knows their job well. Delicious lunch. Worth a try in the wet season.
    Response from Host, Mar 2021
    We are glad know you have a great trip with us, our guides and cooking staff are very happy for your comments. Thank you for coming with us and for your comments. Hope to see you again in Turrialba
    simply the best
    Luiz_S, Jan 2021
    this is probably the best tour i’ve ever done in my entire life and off the 24 countries i’ve ever visited. tour guides are pretty awesome, Ivan was ours and i can tell you that that man is amazing. funny, patient, acknowledged. the river is simply beautiful, you won’t regret it.
    Response from Host, Jan 2021
    We are so proud for your comment. Ivan says MUCHAS GRACIAS. Thank you for your visit and I hope to have you back. Pura Vida
    Adrenalina ao longo de cerca de 30 km de rápidos!!
    LusMiguel_C, Feb 2022
    Fantástica experiência. Grupo bem organizado e equipa de guias simpática e profissionais competentes.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Muito obrigado pela sua visita e pelos seus comentários. Trabalhamos todos os dias para lhe proporcionar a melhor experiência possível. Espero vê-lo em breve em Turrialba Pura Vida

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