This adventurous, family-friendly trip is a unique white-water river rafting with lots of “perks.” Starting with a 4x4 ride into the “wilds” of Costa Rica’s tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the Savegre, your journey begins at “Silencio.” This is a little local village of thatched-roof dwellings where you will enjoy a typical Tico breakfast after a “bumpy road” journey, yet before you paddle down the Savegre River.
Make sure you make your reservations for lunch and don’t forget to meander through the beautiful flora and fauna of the surrounding African Palm Plantations before you head off into the winding mountains to start the rafting leg of your journey.
The Savegre River provides Class II, III, and IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that comfortably accommodate 2 to 6 people. Your guides will stop at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking waterfalls if the rafters want a break from paddling, and there is always time to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife along the river.
On most trips, rafters will observe egrets, osprey, toucans, parrots, kingfishers, cormorants, and many other species local to this protected area of the primary tropical rain forest. After a steady 13-miles trip down the river, you wind your way to the little village of “Silencio,” where a gladly awaited hot lunch “Tico Style” and local refreshments are waiting.
- Departure: Morning
- Experience Last: Full Day
- Difficulty Level: Low/ Medium
- Included: Transportation, breakfast and lunch, bilingual guides, all equipment needed, fruits and juice.
- We recommend bringing: sturdy sandals or water shoes, a swimsuit, sunblock, bug spray, towels, and an extra change of clothes.
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