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Pacuare 2-day Trip
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Pacuare 2-day Trip

By Exploradores Outdoors
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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$282.06
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$282.06
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Ages 13-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6h
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English, Spanish


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 night at Pacuare River Lodge
  • 2 days of rafting with hikes


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • San Jose, Puerto Viejo or Arenal with option to change destination after the tour. DEPARTURE TIME 6:00 – 6:30 am, Pick- Ups in San José and Southern Caribbean Coast. In Arenal Pick-Ups start earlier, approximately 5:20 – 5:40 a.m.
  • Exploradores Outdoors - Exploration Center, Frente a la escuela de Betania, Siquirres, Barrio Betania, Limón, Siquirres, 70301, Costa Rica Frente a la escuela de Betania, Siquirres, Limón, Siquirres, 70301
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132682P2

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for kids under 13 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Pacuare 2-day Trip?
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What is the Pacuare 2-day Trip cancellation policy?
Pacuare 2-day Trip cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Pacuare 2-day Trip on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Pacuare 2-day Trip?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132682P2

About the operator

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mosesb199
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Great Day
It's a long day, but if you like to multi-task and you want to traverse the country AND get your white water raftin
cheinys
cheinys
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DO IT
We LOVED this rafting experience and Christopher was a large part of that. He has 12 years of experience and easily
perih2022
perih2022
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Thrilling , safe. Amazing
White water rafting. Brilliant day and experience. Felt safe and excellent instructions from our guide Carlos. High
Abrakdabrak
Abrakdabrak
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Pacuare 1 day
I did 1 day rafting with exploradores. This was one of the best activities i did on 10 day trip to costa rica plus
akanary
akanary
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Amazing rafting company
We are a family of six and signed up for the rafting 3-hour rafting trip on Pacuare from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca.
FabianEnrique11
FabianEnrique11
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Confirm return - Good and Bad - Awesome Rafting - Awful coordination
After a beautiful day at River, the company left us stranded at center of San Jose, because no transportation was s
GwennK_11
GwennK_11
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Incredible Organization and Wonderful Experience!
Our first time white water rafting and it won't be our last! Incredible time! Exploradores is well organized, exper
TimG1097
TimG1097
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1 day Pacuare Rafting - probably the best thing we did on our whole trip
Amazing 1 day rafting trip on the Rio Pacuare. Even better than expected. The level of the rapids were just right t
marjoriek715
marjoriek715
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Exploratory snorkel adventure
Loved the snorkeling and jungle adventure with Rodrigo V. He was friendly, knowledgeable, kind and punctual. An exc
473teresac
473teresac
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Exploradores white water rafting
Great white water rafting experience. Great guides and staff. Would definately use again. 5 star!! One of the highl
Christine567891999
Christine567891999
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One day Pacuare River rafting trip
We did the one day Pacuare white water rafting. I’ve never done this before and was definitely not adventurous. Luc
Warren S
Warren S
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Fantastic memories, remarkable staff
The service was amazing and we came back with many memories. The transport was on time, although at times packed (a
1066harry
1066harry
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The GOAT of days!
White water rafting - simply the best day of our holiday mainly due to our guide Greivin? (Spelling) he was simply
Alex P
Alex P
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Just awesome
This was my second time white water rafting, and it was such an awesome experience. The guide (Roberto) knew exactl
samlucasss
samlucasss
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Thrilling and Beautiful!
This experience was SO fun and thrilling. All the guides were great and I felt safe because each guide was qualifie
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TCMI
Saginaw, MI63 contributions
Can't say enough about what a great time we had. Sante (? spelling) and Roy were our guides for this trip. They took us and another couple out for our adventure and took such good care of us. These two guys worked their butts off. We spent maybe two hours total on the river the first day and stopped at the Pacuare River Lodge for the evening. My husband and I are 53 and 62 and in relatively decent shape. The hike from the river to the lodge was a challenge. Very steep!

The lodge has electricity and running water, but everything (food, linenes, garbage) has to be packed in and packed out. I can't imagine hauling all that stuff up that hill everytime. We offered to help, but other than helping carry bags of ice or food, these two guys did it all. They made sure we were fed well and had drinks. They even made the beds!

The lodge is situated high over the river and the view is spectacular. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Second day of rafting was anywhere from 3 - 4 hours with lunch break. Along the river there are waterfalls and rivers, some of which we stopped to get out and explore and swim.

Scenery cannot be described. I have been on other rafting trips in West Virginia and this was so much more fun. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. If you have time and resources - take this trip. You won't be sorry!
Written February 12, 2020
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Florence
8 contributions
We had the most amazing time rafting the Pacuare River, with our guides Juan Carlos and Eduardo. We spent two days on the river which is so beautiful! The accommodations and food were great and our guides did an amazing job guiding us through the rapids. Juan Carlos shared his love of the plant and animal life with us which was so informative. We highly recommend this adventure. Thanks guys!
Written April 11, 2021
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Cassi C
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Our guide Mula made the trip! We had an absolutely amazing time. From the organization of transportation to the amazing food to the luxury camping area... I could not recommend this experience enough. Do yourself a favor, book this trip if you are ever in Costa Rica. Be sure to ask for Mula as your guide, you will not regret it! Remember you can tip over but you can't over tip. ;)
Written February 24, 2022
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Sam B
London, UK12 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Unforgettable experience - Roy and Michael were excellent guides throughout our trip. Some of the best food we tasted in Costa Rica.. highly recommend. My girlfriend loved the additional effort with the birthday pancakes for her 😃
Written December 22, 2022
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dramaqueenSSSS
Stuttgart, Germany3 contributions
I did the 2-day overnight trip and it was worth every penny!!
Well organized from the beginning to the end.
Great guides with incredible passion for their job ( thanks to Roy& Michael). They knew not just everything about rafting but also every bird, every plant, every animal. Very inspiring!
The lodge for the overnight stay was amazing.
Overall a lifetime experience!!!!
Can only highly recommend it!
Written December 11, 2022
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Christy W
Asheville, NC4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
My guide Nela was a wonderful guide. Jose and Luis were on the trip as guides and safety. The guides made it fantastic for everyone. We all had such a fun time full of laughter and adventure. Thank you! Pura Vida
Written February 23, 2022
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RudyCIII
Los Angeles, CA31 contributions
Nov 2019
My boyfriend and I decided to take a 2-day trip with Exploradores which was highly recommended to me by a friend. I am glad that we decided to do this! The entire process was seamless. They will provide transportation but we drove to their exploration center where breakfast was provided. Usually there are groups of people but on our 2-day trip it ended up just being my boyfriend and I on the raft along with Santi and Eduardo who were THE BEST guides to be with. Their knowledge and service was absolutely out of this world. They made sure we were comfortable at all times. Santi was a great guide and made the entire process fun. We stayed a the Pacuares Lodge overnight on the river and that was unique and a once in a life time experience. The kitchen was outdoors and they cooked us lunch and dinner and breakfast again in the morning. Eduardo took us on a small hike to the waterfall the first afternoon we were at the lodge. The lodge had a beautiful view of the cliffside and the entire lodge resort. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a unique experience!
Written December 1, 2019
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Julia Maria
Dublin, Ireland117 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Tis review mainly related to the company that takes over from Exploradores, they are husband & wife owners of the lodges and I suppose they have a deal with Exploradores overall.
Pickup at our hotel at first was a bit glitchy, because there was a different company taking people in a similar trip that picked up at the same time and a sleepy lady and her mum had confirmed they were indeed me and went with our guys. So our van was gone and the other one was waiting for the already departed ms. sleepy. Anyway, the mistake was cleared up and we did a swap down the road.
We then went on a ca. 2 hour transfer to the Exploradores HQ with their guide, Roberto. I read some negative reviews about him, but actually I thought he was just very funny and upbeat.
We got some breakfast when we got to the place and then people transferred onto the correct vehicles, depending on which tour they'd booked. We went with Roberto and the 1 Day trip people again and received our safety briefing from him (again, very entertaining). Then myself, my husband and one other lady were dropped off with the people who actually run the 2-day trip, which as far as I am aware is a different company altogether and I suppose they just have a deal regarding the transfer there. It is a husband (i totally forgot the name) and his wife Joanna who own the lodges.
We were introduced to our guide, Mao, and the 4 of us set off. He was absolutely great and such a nice guy. We spent about 1 hour on the river the first day and then stopped at the Pacuare River Lodge. Very lovely spot, nice little cabins and looked after by working volunteers from all over the world.
Mao made some nice snacks and then took us on a hike to a waterfall. He also showed us around all the different edible plants growing there by the lodge.
Later on he made a very tasty dinner for all and we had a bit of a happy hour with some drinks. Was a very nice and relaxed afternoon and evening there.
The next day, after an equally lovely breakfast, we want back on the river for approx 4 hours, with one lunch stop. This time we had a safety kayaker with us, think his name was Manfred. He also took lots of pictures, which Joanna later emailed to us free of charge (unlike at the 1-day trip, where you have to pay as far as I've heard). Mao took us under waterfalls and pointed out notable points along the river on the way. My husband and me had such a brilliant time and I was sad when it was over!
Would absolutely recommend the 2-day trip, I'd say you just get way more out of it and the night by the river is so worth it.
Written May 31, 2019
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Beatriz U
Miami, FL2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Pacuare River Lodge is amazing. The staff and the grounds could not be any better. We will be back. Exploradores driver was amazing during the most difficult of times.
Written September 20, 2022
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Kunal J
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Did the 1 day river rafting trip. It was amazing! Really fun and the arrangements were great. Highly recommend!!
Written June 4, 2022
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2023 Pacuare 2-day Trip provided by Exploradores Outdoors