4-DAY TORTUGUERO + PACUARE OVERNIGHT

From USD $424.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Siquirres, Limón
  • Product code: PAP4C3

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.

PACUARE 2-DAY TRIP

  • Difficulty: Class III – IV
  • Distance: 36 Km /22 miles
  • Number of rapids: 49
  • Approximate river time: 7 Hours
  • Minimun age: 12 years

Our overnight Pacuare Adventure is a Paddle and Hike expedition. Not only will we raft a variety of exciting rapids, but we will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and primary jungles. This package includes at least one hike a day, based on your athletic and adventure desires.

Please note that different companies run the same stretch of river for one, two and three day trips. In order to give you better value for both your time and money, we use an upper “put in” for our overnight trips, giving you an extra 6.5 kilometers (4 extra miles) upstream. This makes your first day on the river 100% longer, in addition to running twice as many rapids.

The first day we will run 13kms (8 miles) of continuous class III whitewater for a total of 14 rapids. Then we will arrive at Pacuare River Lodge shortly past noon, on time for lunch. Afternoon activities include various optional hikes, fishing in the river, or relaxing in a hammock.

The second all of the class IV rapids are on this day, so now it is time to truely test the skills you learned on the previous day. The second day is significantly longer on the river, with 23kms (14 miles) to travel and about 30 rapids. Two stops are made, one for a nice exploratory hike and another one to have lunch on the river.

We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared.

Included: 

  • 1 naturalist Canoe tour
  • 1 tour of town
  • 2 nights of lodging in Tortuguero
  • 1 night at Pacuare River Lodge
  • 2 days of rafting with hikes
  • Gear for rafting
  • 2 breakfasts in Tortuguero
  • 2 breakfasts on the river
  • 2 lunches on the river
  • 1 dinner on the river
  • Transportation to/from San José, Puerto Viejo or Arenal
Not included:

  • Lunches in Tortuguero
  • Dinner 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: Light clothes, swimming suit, sunscreen, hat, camera (ideally water proof), water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, raincoat. For the night-tour please wear dark clothes.

Pacuare Overnight: Swimming suit on, light shoes that will stay on, long sleeve shirt or rash guard , water bottle, change of light clothes, sunscreen and insect repellent, binoculars, wind breaker, flash light and personal toiletries.

Itinerary: 

Day 1

Morning:
Early a.m. pickup at your hotel in San Jose, Arenal or Puerto Viejo. Breakfast at our Exploration Center. Transport to Tortuguero.

Afternoon:
Check in. Tortuguero Village Tour, leisure time.

Evening:
Seasonal turtle nesting tour or night hike tour (optional). Additional $25 / from July to October only.

Day 2

Morning:
Naturalist Canoe Tour at 5 30 am. Breakfast.

Hiking to Tortuguero National Park at 11 a.m.

Afternoon:
On your own. We recommend you a hike to Cerro Tortuguero at $40 and 5 hours over and back.

Day 3

Morning:

Very early pick up at 4:50 am . Boat ride out and transport to our Exploration Center and breakfast. Luggage stored securely while you are on the river.

River descent.

Afternoon:
Lunch at Pacuare River Lodge.

Hike and leisure time.

Dinner

Day 4

Morning:
Breakfast and River Descent including lunch.

Afternoon:
Transport to San Jose, Arenal or Puerto Viejo.