We have found the perfect tripping river in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. The Tenorio River has beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. We started running trips on the river in 1999 and we would love to show you the great exotic places we explored.
Costa Rica, a tiny tropical paradise situated between Nicaraqua and Panama in Central America is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world. It is a nation with a long tradition of peace and democracy, known for its friendly people who take pride in sharing their country's beauty with visitors. The 12 thousand-foot mountains produce cloud forests teaming with wildlife. The rivers flow from these mountains to the sea through rainforest, rich farmland, canyons and jungles.
Come with us and explore while we camp and canoe along the river highway. As one of the world's foremost eco-travel destinations, Costa Rica is the home, seasonally, to more different kinds of birds (over 850 species) than any other nation in the world. The best way to see them is with us, by canoe. They also have many other interesting wildlife for viewing; rare green turtles and monkeys to name only a few.
The high 12,000 ft. mountains, spout 10 volcanoes, 3 of them still active. With an average distance of 75 miles from coast to coast the scenery is lush and dramatic. The roads are worth mentioning, but don't worry, local drivers handle all the driving.
Our "standard" trip starts in a birders paradise - the Tenorio River on the Pacific side of the country. The Tenorio is a fast moving river with some class I/II rapids. The first 5 day and 4 nights we will be camping on the river with the monkeys, high in the trees overhead. We will paddle to the ocean where the tides will set the schedule. The 5th night is on a sandy sun drenched pacific beach with a 5 star hotel as your "tent". Then we go from the west coast to the eastern slopes (the rain forests) to the Pacuare River. We spend a night on the way in an interesting "local" hotel high in the rain forest overlooking the mountains and a small farm community. The next 2 days are rafting the most famous river in Costa Rica, spending a night on the Pacuare River at an oasis carved out of the tropical rain forest. The Pacuare is a class III/IV whitewater river running through magnificent canyons. Side trips hiking through the rain forest, feature more wildlife viewing for the group. We have expanded the perfect river trip in the beautiful warm country of Costa Rica. We have run river trips here since 1998 and would love to show you this beautiful place by water. The Tenorio River is for any level paddler and boasts abundant wildlife for photo buffs. The Pacuare has magnificent canyons, waterfalls and pristine jungles. In addition to our popular “standard trip” we have sea and river kayaking opportunities new for 2002. There is also a no-camping choice.
High mountains – tropical wildlife – miles of coffee plantations on rolling farmland - beautiful sand beaches. An experience you’ll never forget and will want to return again and again.
Shed that winter coat, hat and boots and come with us to explore and enjoy wonderful warm weather camping and canoeing along Costa Rica’s beautiful river highways.
8-day trip with canoeing and kayaking
This trip starts on the Pacific coast with a short paddle on the Corobisi River and then on to the Tenorio River. The Tenorio is a fast moving river with some class I/II rapids. (The easiest) The first 5-days/4 nights will be camping on the river with the birds and monkeys high in the overhead. We will paddle to the ocean where the tides will set the schedule. On day 6, we are transported from the mouth of the river to a very private beach where we can sea kayak or just sit on the beach and enjoy the sand, sun and wild life. All transportation (in country), food, camping gear and guides are included, call for pricing & schedule. Airfare & hotel/food in San Jose not included.
– Raft - Hike
trip starting in 2010
you arrive Costa Rica we will pick you up and travel to our first night in a
local B&B. Day 1 starts with a canoe or kayaking paddle on the jungle
river Tortuquero to a beachside resort and camping area. Then we enjoy a few
days of paddling the lagoons and inland waterways. Tortuquero means “place
of turtles”, so you’ll probably see some of these rare natives as we
explore this area by water. For more info see
www.wikipedia.org/wiki/green_turtle Howler and spider monkeys
will add to the sights and sounds of nature as we go.
We then travel to the mountain rain forest. There we raft the Pecuare River
to a tropical paradise (see above picture) set along the river, away from
civilization but with the comfort of home. The Pacuare is a class III/IV
whitewater river (that is why we raft) running through magnificent canyons.
Once there we can hike thought the jungle paradise to explore the flora and
fauna or relax in the lounge. We then proceed to the west coast to hike
along a very active volcano.
Price includes: Arrival B&B, lodging (some camping), meals, in-country transportation, canoes and river equipment, call for pricing & schedule. Client pays airfare and departing hotel in San Jose and meals.
Our standard 8-day canoeing and rafting trip
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