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. It is our privledge to offer you more adventure and at the same time continue to keep our costs down.
The first day we will run 13kms (8 miles) of continuous class III white water for a total of 14 rapids. Then we will arrive at "Nido del Tigre Tent Camp" shortly past noon, on time for lunch. Afternoon activities include various optional hikes, fishing in the river, or relaxing in a hammock.
Nido del Tigre Tent Camp gives one a deep sense of the wilderness. Located right next to the river in the middle of a primary forest it offers you safari style facilities, with large comfortable tents permanently set on spacious wooden platforms. Gardens are very well taken care of, perfectly blending with their surroundings. Modern toilets and showers are also available for your use. The two story dining room provides perfect "hanging out" space and an excellent view of the river. Here we will have our late afternoon Happy hour and Dinner. The kitchen is well stocked with china, wine glasses and all of the necessary utensils to provide you with a great dining experience.
The second day begins with a hot, freshly brewed cup of Costa Rica's famous coffee. After a hearty breakfast is served and we pack our gear, our river descent continues.
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.
At the conclusion of your river descent we will take you to our Exploration Center, which is located at the "take out". From here you have the choice of returninging to San Jos?, going to Arenal Volcano or one of the pristine Southern Caribbean beaches.