Wild and untamed, these big, brash rivers plunge through spectacularly beautiful, largely unexplored tropical wilderness.
Savegre River: Our more family-friendly river provides Class II, III and some rare IV rapids that are more than manageable.
Naranjo River: For more experienced rafters, It runs from April to December and is a consistently adrenaline-pumping Class III and IV wild ride.
All Year Long
This adventurous, family-friendly, full-day trip is a unique white water river rafting adventure with lots of “perks”. Of course you can expect, as the Manuel Antonio specialist, that our world-class, internationally-trained, bilingual guides and safety kayakers will expertly guide and teach you how to navigate through this exciting river experience. You and your group of fellow rafters while start slowly and build your way up to an unforgettable yet manageable adventure that will leave you completely satisfied and happy that you experienced one of Costa Rica’s famous rivers, the Savegre.
Start with a 4x4 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 will enjoy a typical Tico breakfast after the “bumpy road” journey, yet before you paddle down the Savegre. 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 leg of your journey.
The Savegre River provides Class II, III and some IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that accommodate 2 to 6 people. Our guides stop at swimming spots breathtaking waterfalls, 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 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 gladly awaited hot lunch “Tico Style” 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, to ponder on continuing a rafting experience on the Naranjo River or to savor the experiences of your day just past.
Include: Round trip transportation, a hot breakfast and lunch, bilingual guides, safety kayakers, all equipment needed, security, snacks and drinks
Level: Good for adults and children over 8 years of age who are relatively fit for paddling.
What to bring: Wear or bring sturdy sandals or water shoes, a bathing suit, sun block, bug spray, a towel, and if possible an extra change of clothes.
Time: 8 AM – 5 PM.
Price: US$ 95.
April - December
The wild and ever-changing Naranjo River White Water Rafting challenge is recommended for physically fit adventure seekers and experienced rafters who are familiar with Class III and IV rapids.
On this high-octane, half-day adventure, the trip begins when the Naranjo River drops steeply from the Costa Rican mountains and charges though pristine jungle gorges, then winds around rocky curves to take you on a wild, adventurous ride back to sea level waters. While your internationally-trained, bilingual guides and safety kayakers work with you to navigate this exciting river, you’ll pass by (rapidly) stunning farmland, working cattle ranches, and beautiful African Palm Plantations.
Unlike the Savegre River Adventure, the Naranjo River Rafting Trip packs all its punches in a 7 mile ride that keeps your adrenaline level high for several hours. Water levels can rise rapidly on this Costa Rican river treasure, especially during the rainy season (May-October), which definitely brings the difficulty level up for any experienced rafter. After an adrenaline-kicking trip, enjoy local snacks and refreshments before heading back to reality, well, back to Manuel Antonio anyway. For another kicking experience, try our full day Savegre River Rafting adventure next!
Includes: Round trip transportation, bilingual guides, safety kayakers, all equipment needed, security, snacks and drinks.
Level: We strongly recommend that adventurers (adults and children over age 10) be physically fit and prepared for Class IV rapids.
What to bring: Wear or bring water sandals or sturdy water shoes, a bathing suit, sunscreen, bug spray, a towel, and if possible a change of clothes.
Time: 8 AM – 12 PM or 1 PM – 5 PM.
Price: US$ 65 from Quepos / Manuel Antonio.