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“Great Rafting Experience!”

Ola Verde Expediciones
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River Hike Adventure Tour in Oaxaca
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Rafting Adrenaline Tour on the Copalita River Class III - IV
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Rafting Adventure on the Copalita River Class II - III
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Mazunte
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Owner description: We are a professional adventure company, specialized in rivers. We are here to take you on the best combination, the tranquil and beautiful beach with the fun rivers of the mountain in the backyard of the Oaxacan coast.Rafting or River Hike always good times!! Somos profesionales en turismo de aventura, especializados en actividades en los rios, estamos aqui para que disfrutes de la mejor combinacion, las tranquilas y hermosas playas de Oaxaca con los divertidos rios que se encuentran en la montana justo atras de la playa.Ya sea en Rafting o en River Hike, siempre vamos a disfrutar!
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Excellent experience rafting with Daniel and Ola Verde! We rafted 1/2 day San Francisco River in October. The water was low as it wasn't rainy season, but there were still some rapids and we had a good time. The water was warm and we were able to stop for a swim a few times. Daniel was very professional and we felt safe throughout the entire trip despite little experience with rafting. He is very knowledgeable about rafting, bird watching, and the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Ola Verde provided my wife and I a very professional, exciting, and wonderful whitewater experience on the remote and " undiscovered" Copalita River in the mountain region of southern Oaxaca, Mexico. We have rafted and kayaked on many rivers throughout the world, and we would rate this rafting experience at or near the top. Daniel, our guide, was a very experienced and knowledgeable river runner. He was a wealth of information on the local ecology and people as well.

Ola Verde Expeditions operates a safe and fun experience on a technically challenging whitewater river. We would rate their service as excellent and highly recommend both the outfitter and the river as a super great rafting experience.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We rafted the Hamacas section of the Copalita River in early August.

The Guides = Great
- Highly-skilled rafting guides who are true professionals. There was actually another group on the river from a different rafting company. Let's just say that, in comparison to Daniel / Janet, I wouldn't have felt particularly safe with the other outfitter.

-They are also super fun to hang-out with. They clearly love what they're doing, love this river and they want you to have a great time. They are super chill, make a great lunch, and are truly bi-lingual.

The Copalita River = Excellent
-We went the first week of August. The river was pretty high. BIG waves, big holes, really fun. But it isn't particularly technical. Just a really fun run.

-This is true (accidental) wilderness. After you leave the put-in, you don't see a single sign of human activity until the last 3/4 of a mile. The terrain is very rugged, in a state with limited transportation infrastructure under the best conditions. So the only way to see the area is on the river. Truly spectacular jungle scenery.

-If birding is your thing, we saw some great birds. Particularly as the river gets close to the coast.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Sympathic couple with a small buisness which offers adventure- tours through rivers with small groups. My sister and me did river hike with Daniele and we had some great fun! It was easy to feel good and we felt always secure. You can notice that Daniele loves his job, he can tell you a lot about rivers and the nature around it, if you are intereseted in it- if not you can make some jokes with him by your own way;)
The tour starts in the morning with some coffee and sweet cakes to make it easier for you to come into the day. You drive about one hour to the San Francisco- river: the spot of the trip. This region is a wonderful natural place where just some indigenous people live. During the tour Daniele explains you everything and if you are afraid of doing something, you can always choose another, easier way.

If you are staying in San Augustinillo (or Mazunte or Zipolite), just do one of the offered tours, it is really great and you won't forget it that easy.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

In March of this year I stayed for 12 days in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca..a lovely little town on the coast. I booked a river hike thinking it was a hike into the back- country to see the Mexican countryside, but it turned out to be much more fun! It was truly a wonderful day. The guide Daniel took very good care of us..It was the best memory of my trip.

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