Pacuare River Lodge

3 days Pacuare Rafting tour

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For those of you with the time and desire to spend a bit more time on the River, our Pacuare River Rafting 3 day Trip will absolutely be the highlight of any Vacation to Costa Rica! Our three day two night trip offers our clients not only the thrill and beauty of the Pacuare River, but also the unique experience of spending two nights in one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on the Planet.

Trip information
  1. Trip Length – 3 Days
  2. River Length – 24 Miles
  3. Time on the river: First day 1 hour – Third day 3-4 hrs (time on the river depends on water levels)/li>
  4. 3-day Price – Pricing depends on group size and itinerary, please contact us for and exact quote.
  5. Experience Level – Beginner
  6. 10 to 15 minute safety talk and paddling instructions.
  7. Age Level – Contact us for info
Itinerary: Day 1

Wake early for a 2 day white water rafting adventure on the Pacuare RiverYou will travel to the meeting point in Tres Equis between Siquirres and Turrialba on hightway 10. At 10:00 a.m. Sharp. From here we will descend in to heart of the Pacuare Gorge to the river put-in. On its way to the Caribbean Sea, the Pacuare plunges through some of Central America’s last untouched tropical rain forest. Once you arrive at the River, your Professional Bilingual Guides will fit you into our top of the line safety equipment. Then, Prior to launching, the guides will do a comprehensive Rafting Safety Talk. In between the class III and IV rapids you’ll gaze in wonder at the primordial forest and its wild inhabitants. Half way down the river we’ll pull over at our amazing riverside lodge. Sip on a tropical drink or explore the surrounding wilderness while your guides prepare a delicious jungle meal in the fully equipped open-air kitchen. That evening after happy hour and an incredible dinner by candle light you’ll sleep in one of our 14 cozy Cabina Bungalows that all overlook the river and listen as the Jungle’s nocturnal creatures serenade you into a well deserved slumber…


Itinerary: Day 2

Today, after a delicious Costa Rican breakfast prepared by your trusty guides, you’ll do a guided nature hike deep into the rainforest. Along the way, your guide will point out and explain all of the tropical flora and fauna you encounter. This is one of the most bio-diverse and pristine areas in the world and you’re sure to encounter more amazing wildlife than you ever thought possible and beautiful cascading waterfalls.

NOTE: For those who would like to change the hike for a different tour on day two check out our list of other tours for an additional cost. (minimum 2 people to run the tours)

Itinerary: Day 3

Today you’ll wake to the singing of Tropical Birds and rumble of the nearby River.


The lovely aroma of percolating coffee will coax you out of your cozy Cabina Bungalows and to the hearty breakfast your trusty guides have been preparing. Then, after breakfast, it’s back to work, we’ve got boats to load and rapids to conquer. Today’s Whitewater will be even more thrilling than the previous day’s and we’ll encounter several exciting class IV Rapids! We’ll pull over to do a short but spectacular hike to one of the Canyon’s most spectacular Waterfalls. The cool water in the pristine pool at the base of the falls is a perfect and refreshing break from the warm tropical jungle. Swim as long as you like or just relax and take in the incredible natural beauty around you. Then after a few more River miles, we’ll pull over for a gourmet river lunch once again prepared by your trusty guides. Then, it’s back to work, we’ve got some more miles to cover to get to the river take out!

  1. Professional Bilingual Guides
  2. All Professional Equipment
  3. Two Nights Accommodations At The Pacuare River Lodge (Cabin Bungalows)
  4. All Meals Starting With Lunch Day One And Ending With Lunch Day Three
  5. Happy Hour Day One And Two (Beer, Wine And Tropical Drinks) available for an additional cost.
  6. We will store your car at the meeting point (free parking). From the meeting point in Tres Equis we will drive you to the river put in. From the river take out we will shuttle you back to meeting point in Tres Equis to retrieve your car no extra charge. We can shuttle your car to the river take out for additional charge.
  7. Two Days Rafting On The Pacuare River
  8. On day two you will have the opportunity to choose from one of our many half day tours for an additional charge, or just relax and enjoy the Lodge and the surrounding area.
  9. Photos of your river trip – last day of rafting (other companies charge extra for this)
  10. Other companies have a strict schedule to keep due to the large group sizes. Because we keep our trip sizes small we don’t have to rush our clients down the river. We figure many of our clients will only experience the Pacuare River once, why not make the most of it.
Suggested equipment
  1. Shoes – Athletic Sandal (Tevas or Chacos), tennis shoe or River Booties
  2. Swimsuit
  3. Synthetic, quick dry T-shirt (long sleeve is great for added sun protection)
  4. Waterproof Sunscreen (50 SPF or better)
  5. Insect Repellent
  6. Dry Clothes for the Take-out
  7. Croakies or straps to secure glasses
  8. Prescription medications needed during the tour
  9. Light Waterproof Jacket for evenings
  10. Personal Reading Material
  11. Clothing for the Lodge
  12. Light Hiking shoes for the longer Hikes
  13. Camera
  14. Flash Light
  15. Binoculars
  16. Water bottle


Meeting Point

All rates include all meals starting with lunch day one and ending with lunch on your check out day.

Logistics for getting to Pacuare River Lodge by LAND:

Meet us at our meeting point in Finca Tres Equis between Turrialba and Siquirres at 11:00 AM  SHARP.  If you need to check-in later, we can arrange a transfer to the Lodge for an additional charge of $40 in cash.  If you have a rental car we will store it for you in our secure location.  On your check-out day we will shuttle you back to your rental car.

Please DO NO TRY to drive the road going to the Lodge with your rental car.  The road is bad and we do not have parking space at the Lodge for vehicles. 

If you are arriving by public bus from either Turrialba or Siquirres or by private transfer just simply, tell the driver to stop at the meeting point at Finca Tres Equis.

For information about public transportation, please contact us.

Logistics for getting to Pacuare River Lodge by RAFT: 

Meet us at our meeting point in Finca Tres Equis between Turrialba and Siquirres at 10:00 AM  SHARP.  If you have a rental car we will store it for you in our secure location.  On your check-out day we will shuttle your car to the river take-out (for free)  or we can shuttle you back to your rental car for an additional cost.

Meeting point for all trips:   Finca Tres Equis ,Turrialba

More about the Lodge and our trips

Learn more about why you should stay at Pacuare River Lodge. Not only do we offer the best river tours, but we are also a gateway for those looking forward to explore the amazing tropical wildlife and nature of the largest uninterrupted portion of tropical jungle in Costa Rica.

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