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