San Jose

The Authentic Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

San Jose, Costa Rica
Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Costa Rica’s most beloved river has many tales to tell—and soon one could be yours. Departing San Jose, you’ll head for the waters of the Pacuare River, deep into the country’s wild, natural heart. Soon enough, you’re trained up and hitting Class II–IV rapids, navigating through canyons, gorges, and even past waterfalls, floating through second-growth forest, and experiencing one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet.
  • Easy transfers to and from several San Jose hotels
  • Suitable for beginner paddlers—you'll receiving training, safety tips, and all equipment
  • Tackle Class II–IV rapids, led by your knowledgable guide
  • See waterfalls, forests, canyons, gorges, and more

Sample Menu


Costa Rican style lunch

Rice with a type of meat, vegetable salad, dessert.


Costa Rican Breakfast

Seasonal fruits, eggs, yogurt, juices.

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guides
  • Tips

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Aurola Holiday Inn San José
    C. 5, San José, El Carmen, 10101, Costa Rica

    Please wait outside the Aurola Holiday Inn Hotel. A guide will arrive identified and will call you by name.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Breathtaking views
Joshua_D, Dec 2022
Breathtaking views. Actually rafting time was only about 3 hrs. We expected it to be longer. Overall good experience and great guides.

From $195.00

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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