4-Day Ultimate

All the adventures that the Pacuare River and Turrialba have to offer

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The very best of the Pacuare and Turrialba

Launches every Sunday and Wednesday. A day of canyoneering. Two days of whitewater rafting. Pacuare ziplining and our Tarzan swing. Exploring Linda Creek and Salta Falls. And the list goes on.

Quick Facts

Trip Cost: $899

Schedule: Launches every Sun and Wed

Trip Length: Four nights & four days

Minimum Age: 12 years old.

Maximum Ropes Course Weight: 240 Pounds

Lodging at a Glance

Nights one and two are spent at our Turrialba Vista

Nights two and three are spent at our Rio Vista Lodge

Meals are all included starting with dinner on the evening before (day 0) and ending with lunch on day 4

Adventures at a Glance

Five rappels down Silencio Creek

Approximately 50+ rapids, split on day one and day three

Our zipline is the largest on the Pacuare and we have the only Tarzan Swing

The waterfall is 27 feet / 8 meters and jumping is optional (but encouraged!)

2023 Pacuare Rafting

“You fit a ton of adventure in on this trip” – Google Review

4-Day Ultimate Highlights

The evening before your trip, arrive at our Turrialba Vista. The next day, which is day one, we’ll canyoneer Silencio Creek, which is just a fifteen-minute walk from the Turrialba Vista. After another night at the Turrialba Vista, we’ll wake up on day two and we’ll spend the day rafting Class II and III rapids on the Pacuare River, rafting to the Rio Vista Lodge. After spending the night, we then tackle our zipline course and then after lunch, hike to our private waterfall for a jump and swim. We’ll then spend a second night at our lodge and then, on day four, we’ll paddle out, rafting Class II, III, and IV rapids.

  • Includes two nights at Turrialba Vista and two nights at Rio Vista Lodge
  • All meals included

Trip Itinerary

Day Zero: The evening before your adventure begins, arrive at the Turrialba Vista, which will be your lodging for two nights. On Day Zero dinner will be served and you’ll go over the upcoming itinerary with your host.

Day One: On day one, we’ll have a delicious breakfast and then we’ll start the trip with canyoneering down Silencio Creek, which is our local creek just down the road. This is an exhilarating, half day excursion that does not require any prior experience as our guides will be with you every step of the way. Silencio Creek includes 5 rappels down waterfalls, with the tallest being 70 feet/21 meters. In addition to that, some waterfalls we slide down, landing in cool, deep pools. After canyoneering, we’ll have lunch and then you’re free to spend the afternoon relaxing at the Vista, or exploring Turrialba. Later that night we’ll do another dinner at the Vista and we’ll prep you for your rafting trip that starts the following day.

After breakfast, we’ll shuttle you to the Pacuare River, to start the rafting portion of your trip. The rafting on the first day consists of some great Class II and Class III rapids along with stopping for a delicious lunch on the river prepared for you by your river guides/chefs. After lunch, we will paddle another 40 minutes to the Rio Vista Lodge. Here you’ll take a 10 minute trek through the jungle to get to our lodge which features breath-taking views of the Pacuare River canyon and surrounding mountains. In the evening we will have dinner prepared for you while you listen to the rainforest come to life as the sun dips and the night begins.

The next morning on Day 3, you will wake up to the sun rising over the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. The mornings offer the true essence of the rainforest as the mist rises off the mountains. You can spend the early morning sitting in the rocking chairs outside your cabin or come to our main area and get ready for a hearty Tico breakfast. Today we have a full day of fun and adventure. We will start out by completing our zipline course, which features five different ziplines ranging from 30 meters to 620 meters. Not only are they long and fast but they offer the best views you will find anywhere of the Pacuare River. Then we will take a short hike back to the lodge where we will have some lunch and an hour of downtime. After lunch, we’ll take a trek through the jungle to one of the most pristine waterfalls you will find on the Pacuare River. This waterfall features a 27 foot jump, which your guide will show you how to do. Afterward, we’ll walk back to the lodge and hit full relax mode with a chance to reminisce about the full day of adventure.

On Day 4, we head back to the rafts and tackle the whitewater. We’ll enter the famous Pacuare Canyon, which is a gorge that features Class III and IV rapids and breathtaking scenery.

The canyon rock walls rise straight up 200 feet and we’ll pass by waterfalls that fall 150 feet into the river. This truly is a magical day from start to finish. Halfway through the day, we’ll stop for another riverside lunch served by your guides.

Once lunch is finished it’s back to the rapids, split up with a gorgeous float through the famous Dos Montanas canyon section. Following that, the river winds its way into the town of Siquirres, where we reach takeout. Here you will have the chance to change and shower into some clean clothes and say farewell to your guides.

Why the Pacuare

“ …perhaps the greatest, family-friendly jungle raft trip in the world.”

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This trip launches on Sunday and Wednesdays, however, groups of six or more may select an alternate launch date.
Brian Hahn
Brian Hahn
May 7, 2024.
Trip was so fun. Matteo made us feel really safe and was great conversation. Would go again. Really unique experience to raft in and out of a jungle lodge!
Mike Gebhart
Mike Gebhart
May 4, 2024.
This one is a little late but here goes. Apologies for the long windedness but if it helps you decide to go, its worth the read. A few weeks ago we went on an adventure put together by the Pacuare Outdoor Center for the Hike Like a Woman group. They allowed spouses on this outing so it was my privilege to tag along. From beginning to end this was a completely amazing trip. Our daily guide was Imilay, and she was nothing short of outstanding. Always there to provide bits of information and knowledge about the areas that we traveled through. Never met anyone that can spot native wildlife as adeptly as she did from a moving tour vehicle. Our adventure was scripted with heaps of fun ranging from horse back riding, canyoning, rafting, ziplining and a super fun swing (Tarzan swing is a must!!!!!). Our guides for each segment were superb and they were experts at what they did. Dayron was excellent with the canyoning, our two day raft guide was Arturo and he made our entire raft of first timers feel comfortable and confident. David, Luis and Arturo all made the ziplines and tarzan swing events to remember. There were so many people involved with this that I couldn't catch all the names of the POC staff, but thank you for the truly fabulous meals and entertainment. All of the lodgings for the trip were fantastic and uniquely one of a kind experiences. To cap it all off when the trip ended, I forgot my phone on the tour bus. Any other time I would have written this off as lost for good. Tom (founder of POC), is making sure that the phone is getting returned to me, can't ask for much better service than that. Top notch all the way around. If you are thinking about a Costa Rica adventure, then these are the people you need to set it up. You won't be disappointed!!!!
Melanie Fry
Melanie Fry
April 25, 2024.
This is a top-notch company that treats you like family instead of like a client. Kenneth and Andre were outstanding guides who made us feel at home, treated us with respect, watched out for our safety, and above all made it a trip to remember. All of the staff is outstanding. I really enjoyed the guys singing while they fixed the meals and I appreciated their sense of humor and easy-going ways. You won't regret booking with Pacuare!
Sheila Sullivan
Sheila Sullivan
April 23, 2024.
The Pacuare Outdoor Center was an amazing experience! The staff were kind and helpful, the rooms were comfortable and clean, and the setting was breathtaking! The meals were excellent, and the activities were safe and fun. Highly recommend!
Rebecca Walsh
Rebecca Walsh
April 22, 2024.
We had so much fun last year that we came back a second time...and this time we brought a group of friends. There are a lot of things that make the POC special - but it really comes down to the staff and guides who treat us like family. They go out of their way to make sure that everyone is comfortable, taken care of, safe and happy. The activities offered by the POC are fun and amazing - from the tarzan swing to rafting. Adventure travel brought us to Costa Rica but we'll keep coming back again and again because we feel like we're part of the POC family. We highly recommend the POC if you're visiting Costa Rica and looking for an ethical, friendly, and professional guiding company.
Jacqueline Baumeyer
Jacqueline Baumeyer
April 22, 2024.
Adventurers, look no further - book your trip with Pacuare outdoor center now! Our 4 day adventure was THE trip of a lifetime and the guides were a huge part of that. Raffael (Raffa) was our lead guide and Johnathan was our adventure guide. Between the two, we learned and experienced so much in the most fun, immersive, and cultural way possible. The Rio Vista lodge was outstanding and such a perfect location to disconnect and take in the surroundings…what a view!!!! The safety precautions and equipment for every single adventure were top notch! The food and hospitality was absolutely unbelievable! The river sounds at night and the amazing little bungalow style rooms were icing on the cake. I will DEFINITELY be coming back! Thank you to Raffa for your organizing everything and to Johnathan for your amazingly fun personality! Wouldn’t wanted to experience Costa Rica in any other way!
robert deedman
robert deedman
April 8, 2024.
Great 3 days with "Kookie", Diego, and Luis🤙🏻 Accommodations clean and comfortable and staff friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended and looking forward to coming back when the river runs 'higher'
Psyd Wise
Psyd Wise
April 5, 2024.
I go on holiday twice a year and out of all my experiences ranging from all inclusive resorts to 5 star hotels this is absolutely the most memorable and enjoyable experience out of all. If you enjoy adventure and looking for an authentic but still luxurious jungle experience look no further! The guides are so incredibly friendly and knowledgeable while spoiling you. 10/10 PURA VIDA!!
Jeffrey Franklin
Jeffrey Franklin
April 5, 2024.
We had a great time with max, manfred, Mario and chainey. Highly recommend!