Day trip

San Jose: Whitewater Rafting & Horseback Riding Combo Tour

San Jose: Whitewater Rafting & Horseback Riding Combo Tour

From US$ 265 per person

Enjoy a full-day trip to Sarapiquí River for whitewater rafting & horseback riding with a guide. Admire rainforest views & savor a traditional lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please let us know your hotel name in San Jose or near by San José (Heredia, Alajuela, Escazú, others) to arrange pick up service. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The tour guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a beautiful drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • Paddle through Class II and III rapids with an experienced guide
  • Admire the abundance of exotic wildlife around the river
  • Take a laid-back horseback ride into the rainforest
  • Feast on a delicious Costa Rican lunch
Full description
Travel to the beautiful Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica for a full day of discovering natural wonders. This private tour combines the thrill of a horseback ride and a whitewater rafting down the Sarapiquí River. Begin your adventure early at your hotel where your naturalist tour guide will meet you. Hop on a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside. On the way, experience the beauty of the second-largest national park in Costa Rica, the Braulio Carrillo. The highway divides the park into 2 big sections, so you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pristine rainforest. Once on the Caribbean slope, learn about the local culture, the unique architecture of the Caribbean, the most important crops including bananas, cassavas, pineapples, heart of palm, cashews, sugarcane, and more. Nestled in the tropical rainforest is the Sarapiquí River. Visit this iconic tourist attraction. In the Upper Part, the river is perfect for whitewater rafting. The Lower Part supports boat tours, transfers, and fishing. Get ready for some fierce paddling downstream over class 2 and 3 rapids on a rafting adventure. A group of rapids is combined with slow relaxing stretches along 8 miles. Enjoy River Sarapiquí's crystalline waters. This is an unforgettable experience for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Continue to the next phase of your adventure. Climb aboard your trusty horse for a 1.5-hour horseback ride into the rain forest. Get a close look at the amazing flora and fauna. After all the adrenaline-fueled fun, sit down for a delicious lunch.
Includes
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Horseback tour
  • Whitewater rafting tour
  • Lunch
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Insect repellent

    Know before you go

    • It is recommended that you wear long pants, comfortable shoes and bring a hat and a camera
    • Carry swimwear and clothes to change into after the tour
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