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Go white-water rafting on the Pacuare river
Enjoy thrills and spills on this rip-roaring voyage along the Pacuare river, passing through a scenic river canyon.
Well-known for its white-water rapids, the Pacuare river cuts a swathe through stunning natural landscapes. High canyon walls dripping with lush vegetation surmount the river bank and provide a spectacular backdrop to your rafting adventure, as well as a habitat for native wildlife.
There are rapids suitable for beginners and experienced rafters alike, while calm waters between the tempestuous stretches allow you to sit back and drink in the surroundings. You'll pass waterfalls cascading into the river from the steep rock faces above and spot vibrantly coloured birds flying overhead, before that familiar rushing sound alerts you to the next rapid on the horizon and you ready yourself for more adventure.
Activity Rating: moderate
San Jose, central highlands and central valleys
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Real Latin America Experts
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.