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San Jose: 3 Day River Adventure with Tropical Lodge Stay

Product ID: 209160
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Throw your mind and body into 3 days of adventure along the Pacuare River in Costa Rica. With the Rios Tropicales Lodge as your base you will spend your time chasing your adrenaline speeding down the rapids, and sipping cocktails under the stars.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 3 days
Starting time 5:20 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

The lobby of the main hotels in San José, La Fortuna, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Turrialba.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Hold on tight as you brave grade III-IV rapids down the Pacuare River
  • Enjoy two blissful night deep in the rainforest
  • Feast on freshly prepared meals to keep that energy flowing
  • Rest easy knowing that your accommodation is environmentally sustainable
  • Spend your free time exploring endless forest trails
Full description
Deep in the heart of the Costa Rican rain forest a secluded eco-lodge and endless adventures await. With 3 fun-packed days of white water rafting, zip lines through the towering canopy, and unbounded forest trails to explore, this is a tour for thrill-seeking travelers and nature enthusiasts alike. From the door of your San Jose hotel, you will be whisked away at the crack of dawn to begin an unforgettable 72 hours. Before arriving at your first rafting destination, enjoy a traditional breakfast en-route, to revitalize and get ready for the day ahead.
After a full safety briefing and getting you geared up with helmets, safety vests, and paddles, you’re ready to roll. Evoke your inner warrior as you take on grade III rapids down the Pacuare River and deep into the rain forest. As a treat for your hard labors, a wholesome lunch will be waiting for you as you return from your wet and wild roller coaster of a journey. Buzzing from the high of your mornings’ achievements, journey onward to your destination for the night, the Rios Tropicales Lodge.

On your second day or free day, nestled away between the trees, living in beautiful coexistence with its surroundings, you will find a unique and unforgettable place. Founded in 1985 by 2 childhood friends who shared a dream for combining sustainability with a love for adventure sports, Rio Tropicales is the perfect escape from the every day. Indulge in an evening of cocktails and al fresco dining while listening to the sounds of nature cascade around you, then get a good nights rest before another action-packed day.

Kick-start your third morning with a cup of exquisite Costa Rican coffee and a hearty breakfast before embarking on round two of your white water challenge. Today you can put your newfound rafting skills to the test as you run the rapids of the Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, and Dos Montañas. Rest and recuperate with a snack by the riverside and then paddle your way through to lunch and a much-needed shower. The afternoon will see you back on board the bus for your return journey to San Jose and a chance to reflect on your 3 wild days in the jungle.
  • Professional Bilingual Guides
  • Ground transportation from all major hotels in San Jose (round-trip)
  • All equipment needed for the activities (helmets, life-jackets, paddles)
  • Meals for three days excluding dinner on the last day (breakfast pre-trip and hot lunch post-trip at our Rios Tropicales Operations Center)
  • Spacious, spotlessly clean changing rooms with showers
  • Private room lodging at Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • Electricity, hot showers, riverside dining, and more
  • See our Lodge section for rooming arrangements)
  • Guided Hikes
  • Transportation available from the main hotels (Arenal and Puerto Viejo)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional tours at the Eco-Lodge
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with recent surgeries

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Waterproof cameras
Know before you go
• This list represents what you will need on the river. Space on the raft is limited. Therefore, it is important not to bring any extra equipment - Rios Tropicales Lodge offers all the sleeping comfort you would need, private rooms, mattresses, sheets, pillows and blankets are provided

• Recommended gear:
River Wear Rubber soled shoes (tennis or similar)
Shorts and a T-Shirt or a Swimsuit Windbreaker
Sunscreen Lotion
Sun Hat or Bandana
Long light pants
Shoes (2 pairs, one to get wet and one dry)
Long sleeved shirt or sweater
Extra pairs of socks.
Insect repellent (1)

• Notes:
For your extra gear: we provide lockers at our Operations Center our you can leave it at your hotel
• Please advise us if you have your own dry bags

From US$ 414.96 per person

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Rios Tropicales

Product ID: 209160