What to bring: Swimsuit, light jacket, comfortable shoes, camera and binoculars
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Depart from San José, driving approximately 3 hours to the put in. Breakfast en route. At the put in you’ll rig your raft and begin the journey downriver. River time: approximately 4 hours depending on the water level. Lunch on the riverbank before the afternoon take out and return to San José.
This river has been declared a Wild and Scenic River, and offers some of the finest white water in Latin America, providing the adventurous rafter with a ride of unbelievable natural beauty as it winds deep inside one of Costa Rica’s most impressive primordial rainforests. You will traverse 20 miles of remote and scenic waters that course through a wilderness of dense vegetation covering the sides of steep gorges that rise above the river banks. The thick undergrowth provides shelter for jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths, and numerous other species of animals and birds. You’ll break for a delicious lunch served along the river’s edge.
While lunch is being prepared, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you marvel at the raw, pounding power of the untamed Pacuare River that for millions of years has coursed through this virgin tropical rainforest. If you’re ready for a very exciting day filled with wet and wonderful fun, the Pacuare is ready for you! Rafters should be physically fit for this trip, although no previous white-water experience is necessary. Includes safety kayaker. You can also fly by helicopter to the river put in, with the possibility of adding the Pacuare Canopy Adventure to your day’s activities. For maximum appreciation of this magnificent river we recommend the Pacuare 2-day trip.