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Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip



Our overnight Pacuare Adventure is a Paddle and Hike expedition. Not only will we raft a variety of exciting rapids, but we will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and primary jungles. This package includes at least one hike a day, based on your athletic abilities and appetite for adventure.

The first day we will run 13kms (8 miles) of continuous class III white water for a total of 14 rapids. Then we will arrive at Pacuare Tent Camp shortly past noon, on time for lunch. Afternoon activities include various optional hikes, fishing in the river, or relaxing in a hammock.

Pacuare Tent Camp has a deep sense of the wilderness. Located right next to the river in the middle of a primary forest it offers you safari-style facilities, with large comfortable walk-in tents permanently set on spacious wooden platforms. Gardens are very well taken care of, perfectly blending with their surroundings. Modern toilets and showers are also available for your use.

The main building provides perfect "hanging out" space and an excellent view of the river. Here we will have our late afternoon Happy hour and Dinner. The kitchen is well-stocked with china, wine glasses and all of the necessary utensils to provide you with a great dining experience.

The second day begins with a hot, freshly brewed cup of Costa Rica's famous coffee. After a hearty breakfast is served and we pack our gear, our river descent continues.

All of the class IV rapids are on this day, so now it is time to truely test the skills you learned on the previous day. The second day is significantly longer on the river, with 23kms (14 miles) to travel and about 30 rapids. Two stops are made, one for a nice exploratory hike and another one to have lunch on the river.

We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared

Please note: Other companies run the same stretch of river for one, two and three-day trips. In order to give you better value for both your time and money, we use an upper "put in" for our overnight trips, giving you an extra 6.5 kilometers (4 extra miles) of river time. This makes your first day on the river 100% longer, in addition to running twice as many rapids.

Itinerary:

Day One
6:00 — 7:00 am
Pick-up in your choice of San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca or Arenal Volcano Area (5:30am pickup approx for Arenal). We will advise a more exact pickup time with your confirmation.
6:30 — 8:00 amEn route to “Exploration Center” in Siquirres
8:00 — 8:45 amBreakfast at the Exploration Center
8:45 — 9:30 amEn route to river, upper put-in at Finca La Cruz
10:00 — 10:45 amPreparation for the descent (safety orientation, paddle practice)
10:45 — 1:45 pmRiver descent (including hike)
1:45 — 3:00 pmArrival at Pacuare Tent camp with time to shower, change clothes, enjoy a beverage and reflect on the adventure just shared
3:30 — 5:00 pmTeam work, team building dynamics, educational experience, hikes or free time on the hammocks
5:30 pmHappy hour!
7:30 pmDinner
Day Two
7:30 am
Breakfast
9:30 — 2:30 pmRiver descent (including lunch and a hike)
2:30 — 3:30 pmArrival at Exploration Center with time to shower, change clothes, enjoy a beverage and reflect on the adventure just shared
3:30 - 5:30 pmTransportation to your choice of: San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca or Arenal Volcano Area

Tour information:

Difficulty: Class III-IV
Distance: 36 kms (22 miles)
Number of Rapids: 49
River Time: 7 hours approx.
Minimum age: 12 years old
Duration: 2 full days, 1 night
Cost per person: $249.00
Includes: • Pickup and drop-off from/to your hotel in your choice of San Jose, Puerto Viejo or Arenal Volcano area
• Training, safety equipment and guides
• 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
• Overnight accommodation
• Secure luggage storage while you're on the river
Not included: • Pickup or dropoff in Arenal at hotels located further from La Fortuna than Tabacon Resort such as Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Linda Vista, Lost Iguana and Rancho Margot
What to bring: Swim suit/swim shorts, t-shirt, insect repellent, waterproof sunscreen, shoes or sandals (just must wear footwear in the boat but they will get wet)

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Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip - Booking Form

Extra transport:
Charge applies to Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Linda Vista, Lost Iguana, Rancho Margot, Tree House, Villa Decary and any other hotel further from La Fortuna than Tabacon Resort.
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  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Not all river trips are suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Please make sure you have read the suitability information on the tour description. We cannot be responsible nor issue a refund if a tour is booked for someone who is unable to complete the tour or is younger than the minimum age.
  10. Your pickup time will be approximately 5:30-6:30 a.m. More details will be supplied with your reservation confirmation.
  11. Your luggage will be securely stored and transported for your full trip, including while you are on the river.
  12. For pickups in Arenal, some hotels which are further out will be charged a $30 pickup charge per group (not per person). These include Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Lost Iguana, and Rancho Margot.
  13. This trip will not run with less than two travelers. If you are a single traveler we will need to check for availability first.
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Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Not all river trips are suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Please make sure you have read the suitability information on the tour description. We cannot be responsible nor issue a refund if a tour is booked for someone who is unable to complete the tour or is younger than the minimum age.
  10. Your pickup time will be approximately 5:30-6:30 a.m. More details will be supplied with your reservation confirmation.
  11. Your luggage will be securely stored and transported for your full trip, including while you are on the river.
  12. For pickups in Arenal, some hotels which are further out will be charged a $30 pickup charge per group (not per person). These include Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory, Arenal Vista Lodge, Lost Iguana, and Rancho Margot.
  13. This trip will not run with less than two travelers. If you are a single traveler we will need to check for availability first.