Hop on an authentic tropical rafting adventure geared for the whole family (ages 5+) in Costa Rica’s popular Manuel Antonio National Park! Enjoy relaxation and just a touch of white-water action on one of the cleanest rivers in Central America. The free-flowing Savegre River has Class II-III rapids for a gentle ride with some exciting rapids for thrills. This half-day tour shows you the beauty of Costa Rica from the best vantage point–right on the water!
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Trip Length 1 Day
Experience Type Family & Explorers
Your adventure starts with an early drive south of Quepos on our air-conditioned minibus. We’ll drive 1 1/2 hours through African palm plantations, teak reforestation projects, and incredible landscapes on the way to the Savegre River put-in.
After a safety orientation and paddling instruction, we start maneuvering rapids such as Boca Diablo and Washing Machine. We will stop on the river shore for a refreshing snack of fresh fruits and cookies before continuing our journey down the river. Near the end, we’ll run an exciting rapid called Screaming Child before the river tames down. You’ll have plenty of time to relax, observe the abundant flora and fauna on the way down the river.
A five-minute drive will take you to Silencio Lodge where you’ll get a hot Costa Rican meal. After lunch, we have a 50-minute drive back to Quepos area.
Minimum Age 6.
About 6 1/2 hours.
Extend your trip by a day (or two or three!) and stay at the award-winning Rios Tropicales Lodge on the Pacuare River. Our all-inclusive ecolodge trips include on-site rainforest adventure activities and three lodging options to meet varied tastes and budgets.