Confidence Building Kayak Trip
Don’t rely on luck for the success of your trip.
The Perfect Kayaking Trip For BeginnersWe designed this Costa Rica trip for two types of kayakers: Kayak gear on Pacuare river #1: Those who have always wanted to learn to kayak, who may be beginners and just starting to roll. #2: Those individuals who have kayaked but need a boost of confidence and would like instruction. Our goal with this trip is to help you build confidence on the river while still experiencing the best Costa Rica has to offer. We have included a balance of kayaking and non-kayaking activities like canyoning, ziplines, and more.
Build Your Kayaking Confidence Throughout The TripWe will start the week working with you along an easy stretch of river and potentially in a swimming pool building your kayaking skills. At times we may split into two groups depending on the ability levels of each group. You will get a chance to paddle easy Class II and Class III sections of river throughout the week. You’ll finish off the week running the famous Pacuare River which boasts 52 Class III and IV rapids in a raft with our team, and have a chance to learn how to read rapids and find safe lines through more difficult sections of a river. We’re sure that the Pacuare will be the highlight of your entire trip!
Non-Kayaking and Off-River ActivitiesBecause this trip is for beginners and learners, we have included a number of off-river activities. Depending on the makeup of the travel group, you can experience canyoning, ziplining, jungle hikes, and beach relaxing. You’ll truly experience the best of Costa Rica’s rivers and everything else the country has to offer.
Book Today And Learn To Kayak In Costa Rica
This beginner kayaking trip is an incredible way to get personalized instruction in a very small group setting from the best instructors in the world. You’ll also get to experience Costa Rica’s non-river beauty with canyon hikes, beach relaxing, and more. Reserve your spot now!
What Ability Level Is This Trip For?
The Confidence Building Week of Rivers trip is perfect for beginners and intermediate kayakers. If you are able to roll a kayak in a pool or if you used to have a confident roll but are slowing down or need more practice, this is the perfect trip for you.
On this trip, we will spend much of our time on sections of rivers that will give you more confidence in your abilities. You’ll have a very low guide to student ratio the entire week as we build in difficulty throughout the trip. We finish the week rafting down the Pacuare River.
If you are coming with a group of mixed experience kayakers, we will make accommodations to ensure more experienced boaters can experience bigger, more difficult sections of the river.
If you have questions about dates for this trip, please talk to us and we might be able to do a confidence building week in conjunction with other trips.
Itinerary & Schedule For The Week
|Day 1:||Airport or San Jose Hotel Pickup and Transport to Turrialba|
|Day 2:||Pool Session & Rio Pejibaye – (Class II+)|
|Day 3:||Rio Sarapiqui (Class II-III+)|
|Day 4:||Rio Sarapiqui (Class II-III+)Transport to Pacuare Outdoor Center|
|Day 5:||Pacuare River – Rafting Optional rest day for some paddlers ~Option to add a Scheduled Massage at the Hotel~|
|Day 6:||Rio Pejibaye (Lower & Optional Upper) Class III+|
|Day 7:||Pacuare River (Class III & IV) – Rafting for most and Kayaking for some paddlers|
|Day 8:||Transportation to Airport, San Jose or option to extend stay at beach or other location.|
Can I bring a spouse, partner or family with me for the week?
YES! We have great options to keep spouses, friends and even kids super busy and having as much fun as you are having on the river. Just let us know if you need more info about options.