The Sarapiquí River, the cleanest river in the area, provides the perfect combination of adventure and nature. You will be accompanied by expert river guides and safety kayakers.
This trip is an excellent adventure for the whole family and first timers. The Sarapiqui River in the province of Heredia is a 1 hour and 15-minute, scenic drive from La Fortuna. The altitude difference offers unique and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. Be sure to look out for water birds, toucans, sloths and other rainforest inhabitants. This trip is a great way to get wet.
Upon arrival at the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Then it will be time to take off down the rapids!
These class II and III rapids offer enough of an adrenaline kick to satisfy your daily requirement. Parts of the river are calm enough to go for a swim, and there is a small cliff for rafters to take a little plunge.
As with every trip, there will be one stop for locally grown, organic fruits and another stop for an authentic Costa Rican Organic lunch. You’ll also learn about the growing, harvesting, and production of chocolate, medicinal plants, fruits and sugar cane.
Finally, as you learn about sugar cane in Costa Rica your guide will help you extract juice from the cane in a traditional fashion, and you’ll get to enjoy a glass of pure sugar cane juice. A sweet ending to a sweet tour!
Tour Includes: Transportation, towels, a bilingual river guide, authentic Costa Rican Organic Farm Lunch and fresh fruit.
Photos Services ONLY $40Our “paparrazzi” photographer will be around to catch the best action of the trip
Approximate river time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours of pure adrenaline covering 5 miles of river.
What to bring: Simple dry clothing (like shorts and a t-shirt), swimsuit, sunscreen, shoes that will stay on your feet (sport sandals or water shoes are recommended), and a change of clothing.
Tour Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.
Trip Duration: about 6 hours
RECOMMENDED AGES: 5-70 YEAR
Cancellation by guests Sometimes your plans may change or unavoidable situations arise that necessitate having to cancel or change your trip plans… we understand that. We provide you with a generous 72-hour cancellation policy for individual bookings, and 7 days for groups, group deposits are non refundable. Please note that our trips depart rain or shine. However, please understand that once your trip is booked we reserve your space, assign staff and resources to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Since few of these costs are recoverable at the last minute, cancellations or reschedules inside of 72 hours (7 days for groups) of your scheduled trip departure are non-refundable and you will be fully charged. Cancellation by Costa Rica Descents Although we rarely cancel our trips, Costa Rica Descents reserve the right to cancel any trips due to low or dangerously high water levels, weather and related conditions or insufficient bookings, a full refund will be made available in this event. If we do have to cancel we will do everything in our power to offer a comparable substitution, and if we do have time we will contact you to offer a solution, unless river levels rise overnight. As soon as we know we will let you know and at that time you can either cancel with a full refund, or you can choose the solution that we have offered. Liability Although we take every precaution to ensure that you have a safe and fun trip, white water rafting does have inherent risks. A release/waiver must be signed prior to the trip and is a condition of participation. Contact Us