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Pacuare River Rafting, Costa Rica

Following an early breakfast you will be collected from your hotel by a comfortable mini bus and driven east, stopping at a few hotels along the way to pick up other guests.

Upon arrival at your drop-in point you will have a safety briefing with your raft guide before entering the Pacuare river, which provides Costa Rica's most spectacular whitewater rafting experience. This heart-thumping trip takes you through grade III and IV rapids, which wind their way through stunning virgin rainforest and several narrow, steep gorges where crystalline waterfalls pour out of the surrounding greenery.

The dense jungle around San Jose is home to an incredible variety of birds and butterflies, which can be seen along the river's banks in between each set of rapids.

You will enjoy a delicious packed lunch served on an upturned raft and have the opportunity to swim in a beautiful natural pool. Change into dry clothes before continuing back to your hotel in San Jose by mini bus, which takes approximately two hours.

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Other experiences in San José & Central Valley

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.