Tortuguero Tour & Pacuare River Rafting – 5-Day

This is the best way to know one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica! Tortuguero National Park will show you the most amazing wildlife! and after 3 days watching real nature you will go Rafting to Pacuare River! Pure adrenaline!

Explore Tortuguero National Park and its canals by boat and then raft the Pacuare River, one of Costa Rica’s most famous and beautiful rivers. Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero and THE award-winning  Lodge teamed up for this incredible five-day trip to two of our country’s most iconic locations.


Tortuguero National Park and its canals offer one of the richest biodiverse areas in Costa Rica. From the Mawamba Lodge, you’ll boat deep into the national park, where you’ll be surrounded by wildlife on all sides! Caiman, a variety of birds, monkeys, turtles, emerald basilisks and more await you. There are other tour options available, including night-time tours of nearby turtle nesting grounds and rainforest hikes.


After Tortuguero, you’ll head deep into the primary rainforest and the Pacuare Gorge by river! A half day of rafting takes you right to the riverside  Lodge, the award-winning ecolodge. You’ll have a full day and two nights to enjoy all the incredible activities on a 2,409-acre private reserve, including a canopy tour (Additional cost), adventure loop (Additional Cost) and numerous trails to waterfalls and soaking pools.


Day 1

  • Early morning pick up at your hotel in San José area.
  • Costa Rican style breakfast at Grupo Mawamba’s Río Danta Restaurant in Guápiles.
  • Departure to Caño Blanco dock in Siquirres area.
  • Arrive at Caño Blanco and board Mawamba’s boat for your ride to Tortuguero and Mawamba Lodge.
  • Lunch at the pool restaurant.
  • Optional visit to the Village of Tortuguero along with your guide.
  • Dinner at the restaurant.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Mawamba Lodge.
  • Tour with a naturalist guide of Mawamba Park: butterfly farm, frog farm and garden, iguana farm, bio-digestor and gardens.
  • Lunch at the pool restaurant.
  • Afternoon canal tour to a different canal than the one visited the previous day.
  • Dinner at the pool restaurant.
  • Optional tour (night walk on private trail).

Day 3

  • Breakfast at Mawamba Lodge.
  • Return boat ride to Caño Blanco dock.
  • Bus ride and transfer the Operations Center.
  • Lunch.
  • Load up for transport to Pacuare River put-in in San Martin.
  • Safety orientation and paddle instruction with professional guides.
  • Class III rapids as you enter the Pacuare Gorge and primary rainforest.
  • Arrive at the Lodge, an award-winning ecolodge.
  • Variety of activity options on the 2,409-acre private reserve.
  • Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

Day 4

  • Full breakfast at the ecolodge.
  • Choose from a number of activities or just relax in a hammock.
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic-style if you’re hiking or touring.
  • Another delicious dinner.

Day 5

  • Healthy breakfast.
  • Pack up for return raft trip.
  • Class IV rapids on the Lower Pacuare
  • Hearty hot lunch at the Operations Center.
  • Transport back to your hotel.



Day 6 we will pick you up at your hotel and you will arrived at Perfect Sunset School to start your Spanish, Surfing or Yoga adventure



Week with us include


  • Organized shuttle from San Jose school (very safe company the school work with for many years)
  • 7 nights accommodation in private or shared room (sheets included and changed 3 times a week as well as the cleaning)
  • Kitchen, bathroom, wifi, washing machine
  • 2 hours Spanish, surf or yoga  lessons a day from Monday to Thursday (schedule can be optimized according to your needs)
  • Yoga lessons 5 times a week.
  • Spanish books provided and surfing boards at your disposal the full week (you can use it outside the lessons for free, the beach is only 3 minutes walk)
  • Free tour to Montezuma Waterfalls (usually on Friday)
  • You will be in touch with many local people


Rates per person in share accommodation

Spanish / Tortuguero and Pacuare rafting adventure: usd2190

If you would like to learn how to surf add usd230 ( 4 Surfing lessons , board re included)

If you would like to add Yoga add usd50 (5 yoga lessons included at the best Yoga retreat in the area)




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