Day Tour

Pacuare River Rafting Expedition Class III-IV, Costa Rica (12 Hours 30 Minutes)

Costa Rica Expeditions

Turrialba, Costa Rica

Valid for Travel Now Through: 01 Oct 2018

Pacuare River Rafting Expedition Class III-IV, Costa Rica (12 Hours 30 Minutes)

Turrialba, Costa Rica

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

This unique full-day guided white water rafting experience at the Pacuare River offers a small group service of no more than 10 people per tour. After being picked up at your hotel stop for breakfast, then arrive at the river and receive your rafting orientation and safety discussion from your guide. Take a midday break for an optional hike, and then eat lunch served to you river side. No prior rafting experience is required to take this tour.

Soak up the natural beauty of the pristine Pacuare Canyon in between exhilarating Class III-IV rapids. Your guides – turned white-gloved waiters - will also treat you to a gourmet riverbank lunch in their outdoor "river restaurant."

Start out early in the morning being pickup by your river guide at your San José hotel. With no more then one other stop en route to a deluxe Costa Rican breakfast before you get to the river. Upon arrival at the put-in point, your professional guides will give an orientation and safety discussion. Next, proceed down river on continuous Class III-IV rapids.

Be swept down the Pacuare Gorge by the currents, and soak in the natural beauty of the primary and secondary rain-forests surrounding you. Water level permitting, a guide will lead you on a hike up one of the many creeks that spill into the Pacuare. Upon return to the riverbank, you will find a gourmet lunch prepared by your guides turned white-gloved waiters.

Float and paddle downriver to the take-out in the Caribbean town of Siquirres where towels and a victory cocktail await you (alcoholic beverages available to purchase). Receive a complementary photo CD upon conclusion of your tour. Ride back to your San Jose hotel (approx. 2 - 2.5 hours).

Very Important Notes:

Minimum age for any trip on Pacuare River, from December – May, is

12 years old / June – November, is 14 years old.. The age limit is not

negotiable despite height or weight of the minorIf the 12 year old minor does not reach a minimum height of 4’ 11

(1.5 m), his or her participation on the trip must be previously

approved by Costa Rica ExpeditionsThis trip is not recommended for guests over 75 years oldSpecific facts regarding height, weight and age of minors must be

disclosed to the tour operators ahead of time. Rafting guides have no

power to decide if children will face issues once on the river

About Us

Created in 1978, Costa Rica Expeditions continues to set the pace with Taylor made itineraries of leisure, wilderness and nature adventures in one of the world's most bio diverse and richly-populated wildlife areas. With appeal for travelers seeking escape to remote wilderness areas, retreats and beaches with the most upscale accommodations waiting at the end of the day, Costa Rica Expeditions blends adventure-packed itineraries led by expert, bilingual naturalist guides with luxurious lodgings set in Costa Rica's wildest corners. Costa Rica Expeditions is widely recognized as the best nature and adventure tour operator in the country.

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Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

INCLUDED: Accommodations, Transfers, Tours and Meals: As indicated in the itinerary.

Porterage: we include the handling of two bags per person.

Taxes & entrance fees: Hotel taxes, entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest in effect at the time of booking are included unless otherwise specified.

NOT INCLUDED: Costs of obtaining passports, visas; excess baggage fees; personal expenses, gratuities for tour escort, guides or driver; international airfare and airport departure taxes; sightseeing or meals not specified in the itinerary; personal insurance coverage.

HOLIDAY PAYMENT POLICY:

APPLIES TO CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, PRESIDENTS WEEK AND EASTER

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to guarantee your reservation upon acceptance of proposal. The balance is due 60 days prior to the start date of departure. Any trips that are reserved less than 90 days prior to arrival must make full payment before hotel reservations can be confirmed. Deposits that are made to secure peak season hotels, guides and services are non-refundable.

PAYMENT POLICY FOR DATES OTHER THAN HOLIDAY DATES

A deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to guarantee your reservation upon acceptance of proposal. The balance is due 30 days prior to the start date of departure. Any trips that are confirmed less than 60 days prior to arrival must make full payment before hotel reservations can be confirmed.

PRICES CHARGED

The prices we charge reflect our costs and a reasonable profit for our services in planning and operating the trip.

PRICE BREAKDOWNS

We do not give price breakdowns.

HOLIDAY CANCELLATION POLICY:

APPLIES TO CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, PRESIDENTS WEEK AND EASTER

Deposits that are made to secure peak season hotel, guides and services are non-refundable. In the case of cancellations 90 days or more prior to the start date of the scheduled trip, there is a full refund minus a cancellation fee of $750 or 20% of the entire cost of the trip. In the case of cancellations received in our office from 89 to 46 days prior to the start date of the trip, there is a 50% refund, minus hotel deposits and guide fees. There will be no refund for cancellations made 45 or fewer days prior to the trip.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR DATES OTHER THAN HOLIDAYS

Deposits that are made to secure peak season hotel, guides and service are non-refundable. In the case of cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start date of the scheduled trip, there is a full refund minus hotel deposits and guide fees, in addition to a cancellation fee of $500 or 15% of the entire cost of the trip. In the case of cancellations received in our office from 29 to 15 days prior to the start date of the trip, there is a 50% refund, minus hotel deposits and guide fees. There will be no refund for cancellations made 14 or fewer days prior to the trip.



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Excellent accomodation and tours

By: MM


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2015

Costa Rica Expeditions is a first class operation. Their guide Donald at the Montverde Lodge and Gardens was amazing. We saw many species of birds and mammals that we would not have seen had he not been along to point then out to us. Very professional, polite and well versed in the ecology of Costa Rica. Excellent English as well. All transfers from one location to another were executed perfectly. Always on time and safe. Most drivers spoke a fair amount of English and were only too glad to stop to point out sights or to stop for a photo. shoot. The Monteverde Lodge and Gardens was very comfortable and the restaurant El Jardin was great as well. Loved the whole experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

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By: Sherie


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2015

Costa Rica....the most hospitable place on earth! Wonderful service wherever we went. Everyone we met was kind and welcoming. Such an amazing country.

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By: Cecile


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

10+ Drivers, tour guides, hosts, lodges (especially Tortuga Lodge, but also Monte Verde Lodge), food, employees were all fabulous! We also stayed at Arenas Del Mar and that was fabulous as well!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley