Tortuguero Tour & Pacuare River Rafting – 4 Day

Tortuguero Tour & Pacuare River Rafting – 4-Day

Explore Tortuguero National Park and its canals by boat and then raft the Pacuare River, one of Costa Rica’s most famous and beautiful rivers. Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero and our award-winning Rios Tropicales Lodge teamed up for this incredible four-day trip to two of our country’s most iconic locations.

 

Tortuguero National Park and its canals offer one of the richest biodiverse areas in Costa Rica. From the Mawamba Lodge, you’ll boat deep into the national park, where you’ll be surrounded by wildlife on all sides! Caimans, a variety of birds, monkeys, turtles, emerald basilisks and more await you. There are other tour options available, including night-time tours of nearby turtle nesting grounds and rainforest hikes.

 

After Tortuguero, you’ll head deep into the primary rainforest and the Pacuare Gorge by river! A half day of rafting takes you right to the riverside Rios Tropicales Lodge, our award-winning ecolodge. You’ll have an afternoon and one night to enjoy a few of the incredible activities on our 2,470-acre private reserve, including a canopy tour, adventure loop and numerous trails to waterfalls and soaking pools. In the morning, you can do an optional early morning bird-watching tour before breakfast or simply enjoy the spectacular views from our observation deck. The day will then be spent rafting through the Pacuare Gorge and Lower Pacuare, where the rapids become more powerful and challenging. You’ll see gorgeous waterfalls tumble into the river and you might catch a glimpse of some of the exotic birds and animals inhabiting the surrounding jungle. At the end of the trip, after a hot lunch and a shower, you’ll transfer back to San José.

 

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Need To Know

  • Luggage is limited to 25 pounds per person
  • During turtle nesting season, dinner time at Mawamba Lodge changes to 7:00 pm so that guests can join the optional turtle night tour
  • Optional tours at the Mawamba Lodge include:
    Turtle night tour* (July to September)
    Kayaking Tours*
    Night Rainforest Hike*
    *These are an additional cost.
  • Optional tours at the Rios Tropicales Lodge include:
    Zip Line Tour
    Adventure Loop
    Birdwatching Tour
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included in the package: USD $15.00 per person

Trip Details

Trip Length: 4 Days
River Time: 3.5 – 5 Hours
Rapid Class: III – IV
Minimum Age: 12 – Swimming experience is required
Distance: 26km
Price: Single: $670 | Double: $625 | Triple: $570

Reserve Your Trip

January - June 2020
July - September 2020

What’s Included

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • All specialized gear necessary for each activity
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in dry bag
  • All meals included, except dinner on day 4
  • Spacious changing rooms and hot showers
  • Transportation to and from San Jose
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Reservation Information
Day 1 Itinerary
  • Early morning pick up at major hotels in San José area.
  • Costa Rican style breakfast at Grupo Mawamba’s Río Danta Restaurant in Guápiles.
  • Departure to Caño Blanco dock in Siquirres area.
  • Arrive at Caño Blanco and board Mawamba’s boat for your ride to Tortuguero and Mawamba Lodge.
  • Lunch at the pool restaurant.
  • Optional visit to the Village of Tortuguero along with your guide.
  • Dinner at the restaurant.
Day 2 Itinerary
  • Breakfast at Mawamba Lodge.
  • Tour with a naturalist guide of Mawamba Park: butterfly farm, frog farm and garden, iguana farm, bio-digestor and gardens.
  • Lunch at the pool restaurant.
  • Afternoon canal tour to a different canal than the one visited the previous day.
  • Dinner at the pool restaurant.
  • Optional tour (night walk on private trail).
Day 3 Itinerary
  • Breakfast at Mawamba Lodge.
  • Return boat ride to Caño Blanco dock.
  • Bus ride and transfer to Rios Tropicales Operations Center.
  • Lunch.
  • Load up for transport to Pacuare River put-in in San Martin.
  • Safety orientation and paddle instruction with professional guides.
  • Class II – III rapids as you enter the Pacuare Gorge and primary rainforest.
  • Arrive at Rios Tropicales Lodge, an award-winning ecolodge.
  • Welcome cocktail and snacks.
  • Time to play and relax.
  • Dinner and overnight at Rios Tropicales Lodge.
Day 4 Itinerary
  • Healthy breakfast.
  • Pack up for return raft trip.
  • Class III – IV rapids on the Lower Pacuare and Gorge.
  • Hearty hot lunch at the Rios Tropicales Operations Center.
  • Transport back to your hotel.

This trip includes 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge and 1 Night at our authentic, award-winning ecolodge.

Deluxe & Group rooms, spectacular views, incredible ambience.

We offer several room options to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. All rooms include linens, towels, pillows and either a private  or a shared bathroom. Choose from single, double and triple occupancy.

Most lodge activities and meals while at the lodge are included in your package.  Ziplining and Canyoning are additional cost. Enjoy cocktails overlooking the river, while you watch brightly colored toucans fly to the other river bank. Magical!

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