San Jose

Day Trip to Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV from San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

From USD 135.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Thanks to its warm waters and lushly forested shores, the Pacuare River is widely considered one of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica. This white-water rafting tour from San Jose is a fun and exciting way to experience the river in just one day. Go up against class III and IV rapids along with a guide who helps you spot wildlife like blue morpho butterflies, sloths, and toucans along the way. Then, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to San Jose.
  • Pacuare white-water rafting tour from San Jose
  • Navigate class III and IV rapids along with a guide
  • Fun excursion for kids ages 12 and up
  • All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of helmet and a row
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 am

Pickup details

Travellers will be picked up at the Hotel lobby

What To Expect

Pacuare River

11 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not recommended for child aged 11 and under
  • Dress code is sport - shorts, swim wear, rubber sandals o tennis shoes
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The maximum weight per person is 275 pound (125 kg)
  • No passengers are allowed who have undergone recent surgery (heart, breast implants, spine, etc)
  • Persons with conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes are at their own risk as long as they keep up with medical treatment
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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.
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As a first time rafter, I...
liz, Feb 2023
As a first time rafter, I had no idea what to expect. The guide was amazing and made the trip super fun. Be prepared to get wet!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your comments, we are glad to know that your first rafting experience was the best.
Would do it again and again!
Ryan_T, May 2022
This was one of the highlights of our Costa Rica trip. Perfect mix of adventure, adrenaline, and relaxation all at the same time! Robertillo was our guide ... and he was a riot! He helped make the experience great. Managed to see a coati and various birds and butterflies while rafting, and both breakfast and lunch provided were tasty! I recommend this as a must if you're staying in and around San Jose. Three hours was the perfect amount of time to raft, too.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased to know that everything was the best and the tour a must .. Pura vida