The RAFIKI rafting trip was a fun experience. The staff is personable and educated and learning the story behind the ecolodge and it's purpose was an added plus. We were staying off site in Manuel Antonio. They promptly picked us up around 7:30 for the hour (bumpy) ride to the lodge. We were greeted by the owner and treated to a traditional costa rica breakfast. We were then given a tour of the grounds and an explanation of the mission statement behind RAFIKI. The rafting guys were awesome and super educated as well showing us local plants such as cinnamon bar, licorice, etc. We then set out on a great rafting trip with break for lunch an waterfall. The trip was a mix of rapids and calm waters. Just a great way to experience the costa rican ecosystem. I would definitely return again.