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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

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    What to Expect
    Before entering the river, guides will brief you, so you can familiarize yourself with the safety procedures along with the necessary commands and to ensure you an adventurous navigation downstream.  After practicing. the excitement kicks up a notch as you enter the first rapids, “Iniciación”. You will quickly understand why some of the rapids have had their names, established such as Huacas, Dos Montañas, El Indio and Cimarrones.

    You’ll also stop along to way to hike up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and to better enjoy some of the wildlife along the way. Halfway through the tour there will be a stop at the base camp which is located on a river bend. Here you will have a tremendous view of the Pacuare and the surrounding mountains.The guides then will prepare a delicious meal for you while you rest and enjoy the various flora and fauna of this region.

    After lunch, you’ll continue your adventure down the river, braving more rapids and taking in the awesome surroundings. Tour ends on reaching the bridge in the town of Siquirres. This tour takes approximately 4 hours (on the river), with a lunch break during the course of the tripTransportation returns accordingly.
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    Departure Point
    Explornatura office, Avenida 4 Turrialba Cartago CR, Provincia de Cartago, Turrialba, Costa Rica
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • What to bring:
    • T-shirt
    • Swimsuit
    • Shorts
    • Tennis shoes or sandals with ankle straps (no flip-flops)
    • Sunblock.
    • Extra clothes and towel will be needed at the end of the tour
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

    Expecting just a nice family activity, we where very delighted by the guides, the river and the rapids. Highest regards! Cheers Lars

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank meerestier76
    Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    We love to have families with us. Thank you very much for your visit and for your comments. I hope to see you again in Turrialba. Pura Vida

    Reviewed 26 July 2019

    The Pacuare River was a beautiful place to go rafting, and Explornatura was serious about safety and having a great time. Our guide Luis was friendly and very knowledgeable about rafting and the surrounding area. Would highly recommend!

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    Thank you very much for your comments, Luis loved it. We are safety first company and then we have fun. Please feel welcome to be back with us. Pura Vida

    Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

    We were in a boat with just the three of us, along with the cousin of a guide to help us paddle. I really appreciated the small group, as we passed some other groups on the river with 5-6 boats each holding 8 passengers, and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kristen T
    Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

    Diego and Eduardo loved your comments and say 'muchas gracias" for comming with us and for your comments. We hope you visit us in your next trip, we prommess to have the delicious lunch your like it. We are a small company, most of our...More

    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    Safe, exciting, educational, and loads of fun! The Pacuare River is beautiful and fresh. Louis, our guide, was professional and took great care of us. The entire crew was friendly and fun and the lunch they prepared for us was delicious! It's hands down my...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

    We are very proud to be your kid's favorite activity in Costa Rica. Thank you very much for your comments and your visit. We tried to make our trips safe, fun, educational and add great food. Luis and the entire crew says Muchas Gracias for...More

    Reviewed 8 April 2019

    The Pacuare River is a jewel. The guides from Explornatura are exceptional in both their river running skills and natural history knowledge. They are extremely safety conscious, yet playful with guests. The lunch spread is beautiful and tasty.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank saw5320
    Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

    We loved your comment, Safety first and then we all have fun with great guides and great food. Thank you very much for your visit and for you time posting your comments. You are always welcome in Turrialba. Pura Vida

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