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Rafting group on a river
Rafting group on a river

Pacuare River Rafting & Visit to Guayabo


The Experience

Costa Rica is known for great rafting - a ‘must do’ activity for adrenaline seekers – but there is one river, the Sacred Pacuare, that stands above the rest. Unreachable by most, the AltaGracia experience takes you to the Upper-Upper Section of the river, where seclusion allows for casual interactions with native indigenous fishermen and very rarely another raft on the go. During this full day experience, immerse in the past and the present of the Turrialba area as you start at the Archeological National Monument of Guayabo, an ancient lost city that was abandoned at the time of the Spanish Conquest and rediscovered centuries after. Here, with a private archeologist- anthropologist and native indigenous guide, you will witness the magnificence of ancient history in one of the most studied sites in the country. A short lift from Guayabo by helicopter takes you to a pristine section of the Pacuare River, where a world class rafting competitor will take you through class III and IV rapids. At the end of the adventure, a locally-inspired open fire lunch awaits riverside for a well-deserved organic meal in the middle of nowhere – or, from a different perspective, in the middle of everything.

  • This full day adventure utilizes a helicopter for guests to move between remote locations and enjoy a scenic aerial tour
  • When weather conditions allow, guests may fly over Chirripo, Costa Rica’s highest mountain, on the way to Guayabo
  • The minimum age is 14 years old
  • This is a full day experience, returning to the hacienda by sunset

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