Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica

Rafting Adventure on the Savegre River

Full Day | Hiking, Swimming and Rafting

Hike one hour through the forest to the store of Don Seferino from which you will begin the rafting journey. Stop at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking waterfalls. 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.

Right for You?

Duration

Full Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Connect with Nature

Languages

Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

ACTUAR

Locally Owned Community Association
Starts at:

$95/person

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Speaks: Spanish and English

Details

Schedule

Departure from Los Campesinos at 7:30 a.m.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

This tour starts with a one-hour hike from Los Campesinos to the local store of Don Seferino in a village close to Santo Domingo. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the forest. Be prepared to cross the river on a cableway. The agent of the rafting company will pick you up at the local store to take you to enjoy an incomparable experience, but before you start to paddle on the Savegre River, 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 “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.

What's Included

Lodging

None

Activities

Birdwatching and Rafting

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Breakfast and Lunch
Make reservations for "Tico Style" hot lunch.

Transport

Hike

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ACTUAR

Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive, Bus (multiple) and Drive (4WD required)
If you want to drive yourself, it is necessary to have a four-wheel drive. Otherwise, you need to arrange for transportation and park your car at Brisas del Nara Restaurant. The reserve is about 25 km away from Quepos.