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Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River with an overnight stay at the romantic Pacuare Lodge

The Pacuare Protected Zone and Pacuare River are located between the coastal lowlands and the country's highest mountain range and constitute one of the isthmus's most important protected areas. Located strategically inside this zone of protected wilderness is our very special jungle getaway, the Pacuare Lodge, accesible to travelers through our multiday white-water rafting tours on the Pacuare River. Considered by many experienced rafters to be one of the most scenic rivers in the world, the Pacuare offers an adventurous ride filled with stunning natural beauty and exciting rapids.

Day One: White Water Rafting in Costa Rica with Aventuras Naturales
After an early start in San José, we'll pass through Braulio Carrillo National Park, stopping for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast before reaching our site of embarkation. Then, once in the water, you'll experience the exhilaration of riding the waves on this magnificent river, which courses through a tropical wilderness of dense vegetation and steep gorges that rise majestically above its banks. Dozens of species of mammals and birds abound in this tropical paradise.

When we arrive at our overnight destination, you will find the Pacuare Lodge, a jungle oasis nestled in the middle of an enchanting and captivating rainforest. Imagine being surrounded by the raw beauty of nature, without the blare of radios, the glare of television, or the ringing of telephones! After a hearty lunch, try the Pacuare Canopy Adventure into the forest trees, take a guided hike into the rainforest mountains, or just relax. Happy Hour truly becomes a happy time as you share your experiences of the day with other rafters. Later, a candlelight dinner with wine is served to you by our guides, who are trained by a French chef. When you feel tired, you'll retire to your very own rustic bungalow, complete with private bathroom, comfortable beds, and clean linen.

Day Two:
In the morning, after a hot breakfast, you'll have some time on your own to explore the rainforest surrounding the lodge. Then we launch the rafts again for Day 2 of our trip. Rafting becomes even more exciting today as you begin to use the skills and experience gained the day before. Your guides will stop the rafts along the journey and lead you up paths and side streams that open onto pristine waterfalls and natural water slides. Here you can swim, splash, and live it up! Lunch will be served along the river, and when we reach our final destination, we'll board the comfortable microbus for our return to San José, sharing experiences with each other as this memorable trip draws to a close.

Includes: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 Happy Hour, 1 dinner with wine, round-trip transportation from San José, guide, accommodations at the Pacuare Lodge, use of rafting equipment, and guided hike.
Trip length: 18 miles. Minimum age: 12 years old.
***Prices quoted according to season and number in party***

Tortuguero Canals with guided tour and overnight stay at the Mawamba Lodge

Overnight Tours to the Tortuguero Canals in Costa RicaDay One:
After an early start in San José, we will have breakfast at Rio Danta Restaurant and Private Reserve en route to the embarkation point of Matina. We drive through the spectacular rain forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park, just 30 minutes from San José, then visit a banana packing plantation (Mon - Fri weather permitting). Enjoy a buffet of tropical fruits at Matina before boarding a boat specially designed for canal navigation. A two-hour trip through the canals will take us to Mawamba Lodge... just in time for lunch!
You will be at your leisure in the afternoon to experience the local culture and habitat, visit some of the area's wonderful natural attractions, walk the nature trails or just relax in a luxurious hammock. Our resident biologist will present a slide show on Tortuguero's natural history in the early evening and, in season, an optional night tour will take you to view the nesting turtles.

Day Two:
Early the next morning, we will explore the marvelous Tortuguero canals in smaller, open boats that will allow you better visibility for an even closer look at the flora and fauna in the smaller canals. After breakfast, we'll leave Tortuguero by boat, then meet our vehicle back at Matina. We'll stop for lunch at Río Danta Restaurant, and you will be back at your hotel in the late afternoon.

High Season
Green Season
$253.00 p.p.
$209.00 p.p.

Duration: 2 full days.
Includes: roundtrip land transportation between San Jose-Matina-San Jose and boat transportation Matina-Tortuguero-Matina, all meals, lodging, brakfast day 1, regular tours & bilingual naturalist guide and taxes.
***Prices quoted according to season and number in party***

Not included: entrance fees to National Park $6.00 per person. Turtle night tour during nestling season $10.00 per person (min 2 pax).

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