Sarapiqui is a river in a deep and remote gorge with heart pounding rapids. The large drops, numerous obstacles, and steep gradient make SARAPIQUI the epitome of classic whitewater. Before entering the canyon, paddlers will have an extensive safety and paddle talk, participants should feel comfortable in white water, be in good physical condition, able to paddle, and willing to work together.
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!
Then you will enjoy a fun combination of whitewater thrills and areas where the water is calm enough to jump in and go for a swim. Wildlife abounds in this section of the Sarapiqui so keep an eye out for sloths, iguanas, howler monkeys and a vast array of tropical birds. However, this trip is not all about relaxation. The rolling, tumbling class III-IV rapids will be enough to bring laughter and excitement to the whole family. The trip will be guided by our awesome and safe guides that could make a mud puddle fun.
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 6 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: 10 -65 YEAR