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Whitewater Rafting Class III on the Chiriqui Viejo River, Panama

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    Enjoy a whitewater rafting day of adventure after meeting at the office at 8:15am to get properly prepared and briefed. Despite whether it is raining anywhere else in the country, the year-round sunny skies and lower elevation on the Chiriqui Viejo River allows you to maximize your sun time during your vacation. The comfortable air-conditioned transport vehicle will take you to the river where the guides will be waiting to suit you up in a life jacket, water shoes, helmet, and a paddle. The brief safety demonstration will highlight proper paddling techniques, review guide commands such as "forward" "back" and "stop," and give tips of how best to stay in the raft. Wet suits are not needed for this tropical warm water river run. 

    The journey through the jungle will start with some excellent high-volume first rapids to get the heart racing. The expert local guides' experience and steering techniques, as well as their sense of humor, will add to the excitement of the ride. Be prepared to see interesting wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, herons, kingfishers, and egrets around every bend of the river, as well as enjoy passing by local countryside farms with cattle, horses, farmers and cowboys.

    The day will pause around noon for a buffet lunch riverside when the guides will cut up fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as provide assemble-your-own sandwiches with the best local ingredients. All personal dietary restrictions can be easily accommodated. Once the fresh food has settled and break time is finished, you will load back into the rafts to continue the day's excitement.

    At approximately 2pm, after around 8.5 miles (14 km) the trip will finish up at the take-out with beers and sodas to celebrate with the guides. Take a group or raft team photo with your raft guide to take the memories home. Your vehicle will be waiting to return you to Boquete around 3:30pm. Don't forget to look up your free photos after the trip.
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    All reviews rafting trip boquete outdoor adventures costa rica dry season provided lunch chiriqui viejo great lunch top notch a lot of fun make sure my husband and i river ride rapids crew boa canada
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    First time rafting, what a day! Nice guy at the meeting point, then 1h30 car ride to the start of the rafting tour! Had a really cool an funny guide during the tour! After 1h, we stopped an the guides prepared a nice lunch, after...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hellu27
    TeamBOA, General Manager at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Wonderfull !! i'm Glad you had a great time we appreciate positive feedbacks.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I really loved the Panama experience...rafting and zip lining thru gorgeous country! Highly recommend these trips.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mary H
    TeamBOA, General Manager at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for you positive feedback we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great rafting trip with friends. The crew are very nice and knowledgeable. There are a lot of rapids. Never a dull moment!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank DrSibyA
    TeamBOA, Front Office Manager at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello, Thank you for your positive feed back i'm glad you enjoyed the trip.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This was by far the best family adventure in Panama. I was a little unsure with safety concerns over rafting in class rated waters but Jim and his crew are 100% professionals. One thing that may seem unimportant is that they all speak English with...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kevin m
    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    What a fantastic day. Three of us went with Tiny and had the time of our life. Tiny has been doing this for 23 years and it shows. He loves what he does and his enthusiasm helped make this adventure awesome. Beautiful rainforest and beautiful...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Marc R
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