Tortuguero Tour & Pacuare River Rafting – 5-Day

Tortuguero Tour & Pacuare River Rafting – 5-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 five-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 a full day and two nights to enjoy all the incredible activities on our 2,470-acre private reserve, including a zip line tour (additional cost), adventure loop (additional cost), bird-watching, and numerous hiking trails to waterfalls and soaking pools. On the final day, you’ll raft 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 Rios Lodge include:
    Zip line tour
    Adventure loop
    Bird-watching tour
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included in the package: USD $15.00 per person

Trip Details

Trip Length: 5 Days
River Time: 3.5 – 5 Hours
Rapid Class: III – IV
Minimum Age: 12 – Swimming experience is required
Distance: 26km
Price: Single: $752 | Double: $692 | Triple: $627

Reserve Your Trip

December 2020 - July 2021
August 2021 - December 2021

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 5