Adventure Packages
Pacuare Rafting Adventure
3 (Days / 2 Nights)

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 countrys highest mountain range and constitute one of the isthmus 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 protected wilderness area is our very special jungle getaway, the Pacuare Lodge, accesible to travelers through our multiday white-water rafting tours 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.



Included

Round-trip transportation from San José - Experienced Bilingual guide - 02 nts Pacuare Lodge, Garden Suite (FB)   - Use of rafting equipment selection of a maximum of 2 experiences per day - All meals  -  All taxes and service charges



What to bring

Maximum luggage weight allowed: 25 lbs/11.52 kgs  Maximum luggage size allowed :height 22in /width 8in /length16 in The following is a list of equipment which should be packed separately for the Pacuare Adventure; this will be rafted to the Pacuare Lodge inside dry bags ( see image) which we will provided. If you are returning to San José and your drop off point is the same hotel of your pick up place please store your extra luggage at that hotel. In case you are not traveling back to San José we will gladly store the rest of your luggage in our warehouse in Siquirres during your tour.  For our tour´s timeliness, we kindly ask that you have your river equipment packed separately from the rest of your luggage at the time of pick-up in your hotel. Bags over the size or weight allowance will not be transported to the lodge. Recommended River Clothing and Equipment List 1. 1 pair of shorts to wear when rafting  2. 1 T-shirt or light cotton long-sleeved shirt for rafting  3. 1 pair of outdoor type shoes for hiking and for use on the lodge grounds  4. 1 pair of tennis shoes or sandals suitable for rafting  5. 1 light cap with wide brim or visor for sun  6. 2 light shirts; cotton, long sleeved for lodge  7. 2 pairs of light cotton hiking trousers; jeans okay, but not recommended, because of weight and drying time  8. 1 sweater or sweatshirt  9. 1 windbreaker; unlined Anorak, shell type, which can be tied around your waist  10. 3 sets of underwear  11. 3 pairs of socks  12. 1 spare pair of glasses, if you wear prescription lenses  13. Sunscreen or sun block  14. Insect repellent  15. Toiletry kit; no aerosols  16. Medications  * Please add one or 2 change of clothes for a 3 , 4 or 5-day tour  Optional Accessories  1. Waterproof camera (for rafting) or regular camera (with waterproof case, for hiking and lodge)  2. Plastic bags of various sizes (heavy-duty ziplock for film, books and small items)  3. Sunglasses  4. Binoculars  5. Head Lamp  At River Take-out You will be able to shower and change into dry clothes at our private facilities. Long pants, a shirt and light jacket/sweatshirt are recommended for the ride back to San José or next destination.

Day 01: San Jose - Pacuare River (B-L-D)

On the first day of our journey into the Pacuare Rainforest, we will pass through our old capital Cartago towards Turrialba. We will be stopping for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast before reaching our site of embarkation. Then, once in the water, you will 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. Then we arrive at our overnight destination, Pacuare Lodge. After a hearty lunch, you can try any of the optional activities such as the Pacuare Canopy Adventure into 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 are trained by a French chef. When you feel tired, you will retire to your very own rustic bungalow, complete with private bathroom, comfortable beds, and clean linen.

2019: Overnight at Pacuare Lodge River Deluxe  (FB)

2020: Overnight at Pacuare Lodge Garden Suite (FB)


Day 02: Pacuare Lodge (B-L-D)

You’ll wake up to bird song and the soothing sound of the river nearby. Then head over to the main lodge for a delicious breakfast of home-made bread, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cereal and juice and coffee.

The lodge employs a resident naturalist guide who will provide you with unique insights into the plant and animal world. Choose from exciting tours that include guided hikes through an emerald rainforest, the Cabecar Indian tour - where visitors may participate in a cultural exchange with a shaman and our Adventure Canopy Tour – where visitors glide amid a tropical rainforest canopy.,  and other option that will be scheduled according to lodge daily activities 


2019: Overnight at Pacuare Lodge River Deluxe (FB)

2020: Overnight at Pacuare Lodge Garden Suite (FB)


Day 03: Pacuare River - Return to San Jose (B- L)

In the morning, after a hot breakfast, you will have some time on your own to explore the rainforest surrounding the lodge. Then we launch the rafts again for 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. Lunch will be served along the river, and when we reach our final destination.We will board the comfortable bus for our return to San Jose, sharing experiences with each other as this memorable trip draws to a close.


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 16 AUG 18 To: 18 DEC 18
N/A $1460 $1095 $1095 N/A
From: 08 JAN 19 To: 30 APR 19
N/A $1690 $1270 $1270 N/A
From: 01 MAY 19 To: 30 JUN 19
N/A $1305 $985 $985 N/A
From: 01 JUL 19 To: 15 AUG 19
N/A $1690 $1270 $1270 N/A
From: 16 AUG 19 To: 18 DEC 19
N/A $1305 $985 $985 N/A
From: 09 JAN 20 To: 30 APR 20
N/A $1528 $1172 $1172 N/A
From: 01 MAY 20 To: 30 JUN 20
N/A $1384 $1066 $1066 N/A
From: 01 JUL 20 To: 15 AUG 20
N/A $1528 $1172 $1172 N/A
From: 16 AUG 20 To: 18 DEC 20
N/A $1384 $1066 $1066 N/A

IMPORTANT NOTES

 

Prices are per person.

Price not valid during Christmas, New Years and Easter.

 

Selection of activities included during your stay (maximum of 2 experiences (1) per day) :

Pacuare Canopy Adventure (7 years minimum)
Canyoning El Tesorito Creek (12 years minimum)
Cabecar Indigenous Hike (12 years minimum)
Ancient Trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike (12 years minimum)
Early Morning Birdwatching (7 years minimum)
Rural Experience (10 years minimum)
Sustainability Tour (7 years minimum)

 

(1) Guests must subscribe these activities on spot according to the schedule of Tours established by Pacuare Lodge. The activities operate with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8.

 

Ask for additional tours in Pacuare Lodge

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