The Classic – Week of Rivers


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Trip start dates for the 2020-2021 season:

December | 12, 16, 26

January | 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

February | 6, 13, 20, 27

March | 6, 13, 20, 27

April | 3


Class II, III and Optional Class IV – Best Trip for Beginners

Prepare to float the rivers that our guides grew up on. These rivers all sit on the Eastern half of Costa Rica and run through the mountainous regions. You’ll experience eco-lodges in the middle of the jungle as well as many farm areas that are still untouched from the tourist traffic that you’ll find in many other areas of the country.

While you paddle the famous Pacuare river, hitting more than 52 rapids, our guides will show you the best lines, points of interest, and hidden gems that only locals know.

Our guides have been running kayakers, whitewater canoes, and rafters on this trip for over 15 years. This is an all inclusive trip from the time we pick you up at the SJO (San Jose) Airport until we drop you back off at the end of the week.

If you’ve never been on a Costa Rica river, this is the trip we recommend starting with. It’s the perfect trip for a class III-IV boater that is looking to take their skills to the next level. It’s also perfect for beginning kayakers. The structure of this is such that the more experienced kayakers can do a completely different section of a river than beginners, allowing everyone to feel successful at the end of each day.

Along with paddling Costa Rica rivers, this trip includes an overnight stay at our famous Eco-Lodge that our guides refer to as “Jungle Camp”. The Pacuare Eco-Lodge in the middle of the jungle boasts world-class accommodations, stunning landscapes, and an incredible experience. Don’t let the “camp” name fool you. The lodge has private bungalows, warm showers, flush toilets and a gourmet chef’s kitchen where the guides will cook up their best recipes.

If you’ve kayaked in Costa Rica before or known someone who has, this is most likely the river trip they experienced.


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