This adventurous, family-friendly, full-day trip is a unique white water river rafting adventure. Of course you can expect 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.
But you and your group of fellow rafters start slowly and build your way up to an unforgettable yet manageable adventure that will either leave you begging for more, or leave you completely satisfied and happy that you experienced one of Costa Rica's famous rivers, The Savegre.
Starting with a 4x4 ride into the wilds of Costa Rica's tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the Savegre, your journey begins at El Silencio. This is a little local village of thatched roof dwellings where you can enjoy a typical Tico breakfast before you paddle down the Savegre. Make sure you make your reservations for lunch, and 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 IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that accommodate 2 to 6 people comfortably. Our guides stop at locally known swimming spots and 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 primary tropical rain forest. After a steady 13 mile trip down the river, we wind our way back to the little village of El Silencio where a gladly awaited hot lunch and local refreshments are waiting. Once fed, happy and well-traveled, our now experienced Savegre River rafters spend a leisurely trip driving back to Manuel Antonio.