More than just a fun white-water rafting trip, this tour on the Savegre River includes a fully-narrated drive to the put-in location for an opportunity to learn about local wildlife. Plus, in the middle of running Class II and III rapids with a guide, you stop to visit tucked-away waterfall—chances are you'll be the only people there.
Savegre River white-water rafting tour
Kid-friendly option suitable for children ages six and up
Safety kayaker provides peace of mind while you run rapids
Lunch included—a great value
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Use of helmet
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Meeting And Pickup
You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup
Amigos del Rio
Km 2 cable hacia Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, 60601, Costa Rica
Select a pickup point
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Minimum age is 6 years
What to Bring: swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, bug spray, water shoes, tenis shoes or sandals with ankle straps. No flip flops.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Largest life jacket fits a size 52" chest
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A minimum of 4 people per booking for the 11:30AM tour is required
A maximum of 10 people per booking
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Debra_D, Feb 2023
We had a great time on our family white water rafting. The tour was fun, the fruit and lunch was delicious. Just wished they would not charge so much to get the digital pictures taken.
Great experience. We loved it.
carollietz, Feb 2023
Our crew was great. Very kind and helpful. Lunch and snacks were nice. The waterfall was nice. Getting out and having to walk up and over a bunch of rocks was difficult for those less stable. It is a long drive up to the put-in spot, but was great once we got there. Would definitely recommend this company.
Perfect for all skill levels
Pete_L, Jan 2023
If you want a fun and refreshing day trip, this is the one for you! The guides make sure everything is safe, and the river is perfect for all skill levels. The scenery is incredible, too.
Brilliant team and activity
Elias_S, Jan 2023
Absolutely amazing activity! The team was more then professional from the moment they picked us up from our hotel. They are very knowledgeable and dynamic. The activity itself was challenging, we were laughing the whole time during.
We loved our experience, and totally recommend it!
You won’t be disappointed
Bernice_S, Dec 2022
Fabulous staff. Moises and Ullyses were excellent. Fun filled thrilling time on breathtaking river. All staff very informed and engaging.
Josh_I, Dec 2022
My husband and I went white water rafting with Amigos del Rio and had the best time!! Our guide was so knowledgeable and great company! The meal provided at the end was delicious! A 10/10 experience and highly recommend! Love from your Canadian friends!
Fun family adventure
Katie_O, June 2022
My husband, two kids ages 8 and 10, and I went on this white water rafting adventure and loved it. It was one of the highlights of our trip. It was so fun. The guide and driver were very friendly and upbeat. The river and surrounding greenery were absolutely gorgeous. We stopped at a beautiful waterfall along the river. The lunch at the end was delicious. Would definitely recommend!
Great time for the...
Nate_W, June 2022
Great time for the family. My 11 year old daughter was smiling the entire time. Guides were great and it was fun seeing how much they enjoy what they do.
Morning coffee rapids 😆
Stefanie_C, May 2022
So much fun! Our captain Andres was especially good at what he does... made everyone feel safe and focused on having fun. Would do again, one of our fave things we did in CR!
Colton_K, May 2022
AMAZING!! Moses was our guide and he did not disappoint! The whole crew was amazing. It is a bit of drive to get there, but they make it very comfortable, and you have a little stop to stretch your legs. Felt safe the entire time. 10/10 would recommend.
Steven_D, May 2022
Great trip. Guides were great and kept us interested and safe. Food was good rafting was fun and not too tough for beginners
One of the best white...
Sarah_B, Apr 2022
One of the best white water rafting trips I've ever been on. All the guides with the tour were great and shared a lot of information about Costa Rica on the drive up to the put in location. Our raft guide was very well versed in the river and all the rapids and we were able to hit them all right on.
Very fun. Long ride to get there. Beware that you eat before, not after.
Matthew_M, Mar 2022
This was a great experience! The rafting was a thrill and the guides (ours was Jesus) were very friendly and informative. Of course, the views were absolutely breath taking. The waterfall was super fun too! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the trip up there was more like 2 hours, not 1, and there was definitely a point during those 2 hours where we felt regretful that we had done this excursion, although it all definitely was worth it in the end. Warning: they feed you BEFORE you go, not after! We were not aware of this and filled up before, only to be fed a meal right away. Anyway, it's super fun and I would recommend it.
Kristina_K, Mar 2022
Amazing day, well executed by the guides, full of knowledge and expertise. Excellent correspondence and time keeping. Beautiful scenery and a lovely lunch.
Fantastic day rafting through the jungle!
Kenneth_N, Jan 2022
We had a fantastic time on our rafting tour! Being able to sleep In for the 11:30 tour was a great start, followed by listening to Moses tell us about the guides, the region and the river trip while we traveled to the river was entertaining. We paddled with Andres who happens to be an ornithologist which was great for the bird watchers in our group. Stopping and walking the shirt trail to a waterfall along the way was fun. The fact that warm rain was falling while we were there in the jungle made it feel more magical, too. We would have loved to have continued down the river for several miles more. Great day! Thanks Ticos!
Great experience!! 👍👍
Oren_Y, Dec 2021
Great experience, we were with Andres who was really energetic and while doing a great job guiding us, also explained about the different animals we were seeing. The rafting was lots of fun and good for all ages, both us and our daughters really enjoyed it. They served a delicious Costa-Rican lunch.
Throughout the entire ride to the river the guides explained about the different views we were seeing.
We really recommend!!! 👍😁
Holy S**** that was just a little bit scary and fantastic!
andrew_s, Nov 2021
Absolutely amazing adventure. Just the ride to the river was a little bit adventurous. we had two couples and Kenneth(guide) in our raft. It was about 2 hours on the water with about a thirty minute break to visit the waterfalls. just fantastic. Great guides, great rapids, there was sun, there was rain. The other couple was cool to tour with. Just an insane amount of good time! If you are within a three hour drive, you need to make this trip. I will be doing so again when i return.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
What an amazing review! Thanks for taking the time to write it. We are so glad that you had an amazing time on the river with Kenneth. The Savegre is such a beautiful river and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
Family rafting trip
Travis_S, Nov 2021
Great trip, great guides and great service…family had a blast and lots of laugh, thrills and excitement!
Rapids were great…we saw monkeys, macaws and toucans at the waterfall…
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Wow, we are so happy that you were able to see tons of wildlife on your rafting trip! The Savegre River is a lot of fun for the whole family. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Costa Rica!
Whitewater Rafting in Costa Rica
William_E, Nov 2021
The amazing waterfall we stopped to visit in the middle of the trip - The water was surprisingly not as cold as we would’ve expected it was the best high pressure shower you could ever take!!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thanks for your review! The waterfall stop on our Savegre River rafting trip is truly beautiful and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it!
A River of Great Memories
Reginald_Y, Sept 2021
Moses was a great guide on the river which was full and fast after a few days of heavy rain. My wife and I will never forget it. He guided the raft in a safe but yet exciting way through the rapids. We ended up drenched but thrilled about the experience. The excursion’s entire support team was also great. They were always responsive to my questions ranging from directions, parking, proper clothing, and providing great pictures of the time spent on the river. It was a great way to experience what makes Costa Rica a fantastic place to visit - Pura Vida. Money well spent.