Savegre River Rafting Class II and III
About this Activity
- Duration: 6-7 hours approx.
- Departure: 09:00am and 2:00pm.
- Live tour guide: English + Spanish
- 10 Km/6 Miles
- Adult Fare: $165 USD per person.
Includes: Round trip transportation, river snack, lunch, bilingual guides, safety kayakers, all equipment needed, security, fruits and juice.
This adventurous, family-friendly, full-day trip is a unique white water river rafting adventure with lots of “perks”. You can expect that our world-class, internationally-trained, bilingual guides and safety kayakers will safely guide and teach you how to navigate through this exciting river experience. You and your group of fellow rafters will start slowly and work your way up to an unforgettable yet manageable adventure that will leave you either begging for more – so go on the Naranjo River high-octane trip next – or leave completely satisfied and happy that you experienced one of Costa Rica’s famous rivers, the Savegre.
Starting with a 4×4 ride into the “wilds” of Costa Rica’s tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery your journey begins at “Silencio”. This is a little local village of thatched roof dwellings where you can enjoy a typical Tico breakfast after a “bumpy road” journey, yet before you paddle down the Savegre. 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 highlight of your journey.
The Savegre River provides Class II, III and IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that accommodate 2 to 6 people comfortably. Our guides stop at locally known swimming spots and a breathtaking waterfall, 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 mile trip down the river, we wind our way back to the little village of “Silencio” where a well-deserved hot lunch in real tico manner and local refreshments are waiting. Once fed, happy and well-traveled, our now experienced Savegre River rafters spend a leisurely trip home driving back to Manuel Antonio.
Wear or bring sturdy sandals or water shoes, a bathing suit, sun block, bug spray, towels, and extra change of clothes.
Note: Flip flops are not recommended.