3-DAY TORTUGUERO + PACUARE ONE DAY
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Siquirres, Limón
- Product code: PPWSUT
Both La Casona or similar (economy option) and La Baula Lodge (standard option) are located only five minutes from the Tortuguero National Park. They are focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and of the flora and fauna of the area. Both feature rooms with private bath, hot water and fans. They have authentic Caribbean style, painted with bright colors that identify the culture of the area and lush gardens. Prices based on double occupancy. Economy option has a supplemental charge of $15 for single travelers.
The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.
Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.
Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!
The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” to name a few. You will also see the Huacas waterfall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river.
We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center where you can take a shower.
Early a.m. pickup at your hotel in San Jose, Arenal or Puerto Viejo. Breakfast at our Exploration Center. Transport to Tortuguero.
Check in. Tortuguero Village tour at 2 p.m. and leisure time.
Seasonal turtle nesting tour or night hike tour (optional). Additional $25 / from July to October only.
Naturalist Canoe Tour at 5:30 am. Breakfast.
On your own. We recommend you a hike to Cerro Tortuguero at $40 and 5 hours over and back.
Very early pick up at 4:50 am . Boat ride out and transport to our Exploration Center. Day rafting trip with lunch. Luggage stored securely while you are on the river.
Transport to San Jose, Arenal or Puerto Viejo.
- 1 naturalist Canoe tour
- 1 tour of town
- 2 nights of lodging in Tortuguero
- 1 full day of rafting on Pacuare River
- Gear for rafting
- 3 breakfasts
- 1 lunch on the river
- Transportation to/from San José, Puerto Viejo or Arenal
- Lunches in Tortuguero
Dinners in Tortuguero
National Park entrance ($15)
Caribbean Conservation Corporation ($2)
Turtle nesting night tour ($25 + $10 if you stay at La Baula Lodge for transportation)
What to bring:
Tortuguero: Long pants (for Tortuguero), swim suit/swim shorts (for rafting), t-shirt, insect repellent, waterproof sunscreen, shoes or sandals (just must wear footwear in the boat but they will get wet.
Pacuare One-Day: Come with rafting cloths on (light shoes that will stay on, swim suit, shorts, nylon shirt) sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes, towel, insect repellent and a bit of cash. All luggage will be kept in lockers.