The Sarapiquí River, the cleanest river in the area, provides the perfect combination of adventure and nature. You will be accompanied by expert river guides and safety kayakers.
This trip is an excellent adventure for the whole family and first timers. The Sarapiqui River in the province of Heredia is a 1 hour and 15-minute, scenic drive from La Fortuna. The altitude difference offers unique and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. Be sure to look out for water birds, toucans, sloths and other rainforest inhabitants. This trip is a great way to get wet.
Upon arrival at the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Then it will be time to take off down the rapids!
These class II and III rapids offer enough of an adrenaline kick to satisfy your daily requirement. Parts of the river are calm enough to go for a swim, and there is a small cliff for rafters to take a little plunge.
As with every trip, there will be one stop for locally grown, organic fruits and another stop for an authentic Costa Rican Organic lunch. You’ll also learn about the growing, harvesting, and production of chocolate, medicinal plants, fruits and sugar cane.
Finally, as you learn about sugar cane in Costa Rica your guide will help you extract juice from the cane in a traditional fashion, and you’ll get to enjoy a glass of pure sugar cane juice. A sweet ending to a sweet tour!
Tour Includes: Transportation, towels, a bilingual river guide, authentic Costa Rican Organic Farm Lunch and fresh fruit.
Photos Services ONLY $40 Our “paparrazzi” photographer will be around to catch the best action of the trip
Approximate river time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours of pure adrenaline covering 5 miles of river.
What to bring: Simple dry clothing (like shorts and a t-shirt), swimsuit, sunscreen, shoes that will stay on your feet (sport sandals or water shoes are recommended), and a change of clothing.
Tour Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.
Trip Duration: about 6 hours
RECOMMENDED AGES: 5-70 YEAR