On our 2 Day trip you can participate in zip lines through the forest, rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, or self-guided walks to quiet waterfalls, natural pools and bird-watching.
The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. You’ll get to explore the intimate nature of the rainforest from the river perspective. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses.
We’ll depart from San Jose early in the morning, traveling east towards the Caribbean and crossing the amazing Braulio Carrillo National Park. After some time we will stop by the way to enjoy our “Tico” traditional Costa Rican breakfast and with time to change into clothing for rafting. After this we’ll depart to our private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River, where our professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction. The first day's Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge's charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. During the next two hours we will enjoy beautiful landscapes along the river. Following, our guides prepare a hearty picnic lunch on the riverbank, during this stop you can take walks through the jungle to an enchanting waterfall and pool to swim, also you can spend the afternoon relaxing or hiking into the forest.
The second day begins with a hot, freshly brewed cup of Costa Rica's famous coffee. After a hearty breakfast is served and we will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare taking a look of the gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. 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.
A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. We will have transportation waiting for us at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where we will whisk you away to our Operations Center just a few miles up the road. We will have a hearty hot lunch waiting on us upon arrival. On the return drive to San Jose you'll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazu Volcano National Parks
Start your first day of adventure flying from tree-top to tree-top, climbing a 164 feet waterfall and 82 feet rappelling from a platform on the air and finish your day discovering scuba diving. Enjoy the next day, starting very early in the morning having breakfast before to have an incredible experience diving the Biological Reserve Isla del Caño, the mini “Coco Island”.
Very early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in San Jose and take you to a natural adventure. The place where we are going to is located just outside the beach town of Jaco, on the Central Pacific Coast. This activity will take you through amazing landscapes in the central Pacific side.
Here, you’ll find lush primary and secondary tropical rainforest. On your tour, you’ve got the chance to see sloths, monkeys and also over 800 different types of tropical birds. Additionally, you will be encompassed by a lot of tropical vegetation, insects, reptiles and amphibians which all share this incredibly complex ecosystem.
We will star our adventure with the Aerial Tram which is one of the most unique Costa Rica excursions, where you will understand the rich ecosystems of the Tropical Forest explained by one of our naturalist guides on your gondola. Once you are in the mountains, your flight begins. We´ll offer you safety gear and instructions and then, we´ll start to fly from the tree-tops where we can see the home to an enormous amount of flora and fauna; eager to find light and space, many plants have colonized the treetops, turning them into small, independently functioning ecosystems.
As you zip-fly from tree-top to tree-top, you’ll be surprised about both rush and quantity of wildlife which most live in the luxurious ceiling from the forest canopy. The security and also the total experience with visitors are a top priority with this tour. The personal safety equipment, the trails, the lines and platforms were all carefully designed by engineers, under strict safety standards.
Defy yourself as you face up an incredible 164 feet water current running down your whole body while you try to climb a nearly vertical downstream. With just the help of a safety harness and a rope use your very hands and feet to reach the top completely wet to the bones, but this is not the end, be prepared for a refreshing and wicked rappel fall from a 82 feet high, there is nothing better than enjoying Costa Rica on this way.
After all these incredible experience, we will have a delicious costarican typical lunch. Once we are ready, we will start our trip to the scuba diving destination, Playa Dominical is only 1 hour and half from us. Upon arrival we will have an introduce to this amazing world by doing some scuba diving practice in a pool for around 2 hours where you`ll learn the basic skills and techniques for dive.
We will get ready for the next day where we will dive the Caño Island Biological Reserve.
After having breakfast and on our way to the beach, our mind start to think all the possible things we can see diving an island called by many people “The mini Coco Island”. On this trip we will explore gorgeous coral reefs and virgin blue waters. And here we are, near the Osa Peninsula in one of the best Costa Rican snorkeling and scuba diving destinations. Please don´t be afraid and join us on this magical boat tour and explore with detail the mysteries of the underwater world at the Caño Island archeological wonders.
It is home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine flora and fauna and is famous for having Costa Rica’s largest concentration of coral-building organisms along the Pacific Ocean.
With fantastic underwater visibility, you have opportunity to observe and swim alongside sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracudas, tuna, snapper, parrot fish, puffers and more. This forever-changing panorama is a powerful experience for those who venture below the surface to investigate the variety of marine life found near the coral reefs. On almost every dive, the large schools of fish swimming around and overhead can be breathtaking. Sometimes the numbers are so great that sunlight can actually be blocked by these large schools of fish, creating an underwater eclipse.
Caño Island is often used as a migratory passage of birds that fly to warmer climes from the northern hemisphere during the winter. Aside from the evergreen forest found on the island, the only other trees growing out here include the rubber tree, the wild cocoa tree and some shrubs and bushes. Besides birds like the osprey, black hawk, cattle egret and phalarope, some common animals and reptiles on the island are: bats, boa constrictors, possums, tree frogs, moths, beetles, mosquitoes, rats and lizards.
The Caribbean Zone represents for Costa Rica an area of great biological and natural importance for its natural resources, flora and fauna. Tortuguero is undoubtedly a place that keeps the natural essence that captivates all visitants by the local lifestyle and scenic beauty of the place, where peace and life goes together, because all the local respect given to the species and for its grandeur make as if you just want to stop the time and not get to the starting point, however, once loved the vibe of the Tortuguero Canals, the experience of living the Pacuare will be waiting for you.
Where definitely this adventure with nature combine to surprise you, and where every moment becomes an unforgettable experience that you will not forget, these supplements do for 5 days you can live the Caribbean at its best, with its tropical rainforest colors, with its smells and natural flavors, with its people. Definitely you will enjoy the most of this natural travel and adventure.
We will pick up very early in the morning at your hotel in San José area. After driving for an hour we will stop for a costarican breakfast at Río Danta restaurant in Guápiles. This private facility features a comfortable dining room and beautiful tropical gardens for you to discover.
After breakfast we will departure to Caño Blanco dock in Siquirres where we will take the boat for a ride to Tortuguero National Park and to our Lodge, once we get to the lodge and set into our rooms, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant.
This afternoon is a great opportunity to visit the Village of Tortuguero along with your guide. Through this visit you will learn the ways of life of the local residents of Tortuguero. After the visit and some free time, we will return back to the Lodge walking by the trail on the beach directly to the Lodge (weather permitting) to have our dinner.
Breakfast at the Lodge will be serve very early in the morning.
During the day one of our naturalist guides will take you on a visit to the “lodge´s Park” in our facility that includes the butterfly farms, frog farm and garden, iguana farm and bio-digestor. This visit is combined with a walk in the trails at the Lodge. Right after we come from the jungle the lunch will be serve at our restaurant. Our adventure day will continue in the afternoon with a tour to one of the beautiful Canals in Tortuguero National Park.
Dinner at the restaurant will be ready and waiting for you by 7pm
Afer breakfast we will return on boat to Caño Blanco dock, where we will board the bus for the return drive to Caribbean dish restaurant in Siquirres, where we will be waiting to take you to our Operations Center where lunch will be served
Here our adventure comes to a White Water Rafting Tour through one of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica. Our professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment and give you complete safety and paddle instruction
The first day's Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge's charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. Along its course lie several densely vegetated gorges sheltering many animals, including sloths, river otters, and anteaters, and an incredible variety of birds—toucans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, sunbirds, and trogons
Before you know it, you'll arrive at our unique Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in our waterfall and natural pools. Nestled in the jungle on our 2,000-acre private reserve, the Lodge offers you all the comforts you need in "Cabecar Indian" style bungalows
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge surrounded by the Tropical Rain Forest, this will be an unique experience
Don't worry about wake-up time. The beauty of the light through the forest, the sound of toucans and the smell of coffee will wake you up. This day is designed to enjoy the Lodge and its natural surroundings. Always compromised to extraordinary service, we offer you a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the rainforest canopy on our zip line course with no additional cost. It’s free as part of your adventure package. Our four distinctive platforms blend in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, giving you an amazing perspective of life in the roof of the jungle
In addition to our Zip Line tour, you can choose a variety of hikes - a 4-5 hour hike high into the Pacuare Reserve; a 2-3 hour hike to nearby waterfalls and natural pools, or short walks near the Lodge. Our spacious property offers limitless places to get away from it all and just relax and enjoy nature
Just a short walk from our dining area, we have a sheltered hammock area that makes for the perfect spot to catch up on your reading or painly relax and take in the stunning beauty of this amazing retreat. The noises of the hustle and bustle of city life will soon be a distant memory, replaced with the soothing sounds of the tropical rainforest that surrounds you
An optional tour on this day could be a hike to the nearby Bajo Del Tigre community, with a chance to learn from local community members about their sustainable farming and environmental responsibility. Your bilingual river guide will accompany you and interpret along the tour. We are pleased to offer you access to this tour, which is completely managed by the Bajo Tigre Community. Their tour fee goes 100% to fund their community needs. Experience a side of the Pacuare few people know!
This morning, enjoy a full breakfast cuz the river is waiting for us for an adventure you will never forget. After an small hike we will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids
A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Double Drop, Upper Huacas, Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically
We will finish out day around 3pm where we take out near the town of Siquirres and drive 2 hours to San Jose city