Starting at $110 per adult


Safe fun for family and perfect for first timers, imagine the excitement learning to shoot whitewater rapids in the renown Savegre River led by safety trained rafting experts.

You’ll begin this trek riding a 4 x 4 as you and your family or group will journey through remote areas of jungle canopy for approximately 45 minutes following spectacular views of the river until you reach a thatched roof village called Silencio.

Here you will enjoy a hearty Costa Rican typical breakfast while taking the chance to stretch your legs as you explore this local pueblo. At the restaurant you will make lunch reservations in advance so when you return from your exciting adventure, once again hungry, your hot lunch will have been arranged for you.

Next you’ll climb aboard your rafts ready for the thirteen-mile round trip expedition where you’ll be learning the craft of whitewater rafting through various classifications of rapids. Your experienced guide and safety kayaker will go over all safety instructions and teach you the basics while helping you become familiar with the equipment.

Starting slowly, easily maneuvering through Class ll rapids, you’ll gain confidence as you work your way up with guidance through Class lll then Class lV waters, finding the thrill and excitement of navigating this beautiful watercourse.

Your guide will stop at pristine places where you can break to swim and take in breathtaking waterfalls. Winding along the river in this primary rainforest environment your knowledgeable guide will point out the abundant wildlife found in this protected area. Local species of interest to birding enthusiasts include: ospreys, egrets, parrots, toucans, cormorants, and kingfishers, to name a few.

This multi-faceted adventure tour combines rafting through the natural beauty of a tropical rain forest, the excitement of learning to negotiate the rapids with the cultural experience of exploring a remote primitive pueblo and its delicious typical Costa Rican cuisine.

After returning to Silencio for lunch, you’ll go back through the rain forest riding on a 4 x 4 until reaching Manuel Antonio. Round trip shuttle transportation is included and travel times vary depending on the distance from your hotel. For local area pick up, approximately 15 minutes; for areas as far away as Herradura plan on travel time of approximately one and a half hours. Appropriate for adults and children over 8 years old who are relatively fit for using a paddle.

This full day tour includes round trip transportation from Manuel Antonio area hotels. A surcharge is applied for transportation from other zones and is not included in online rates. Also included are expert bilingual guides trained in safety kayaking, breakfast, lunch, snacks and all river rafting equipment. Who knows, you might find yourself eager to advance to the next level on Pacific Trade Wind’s Whitewater Rafting Rio Naranjo tour!

What to Bring

  • Clothes That Can Get Wet
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed Toe Shoe Including Back Strap
  • Towel
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Block
  • And Extra Dry Clothes To Change Into

Location and Availability

The Whitewater Rafting Rio Savegre is available from Dominical, Herradura, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, and Uvita

Tour Time

  • 8:00am

Tour Type

  • Extreme
  • Rafting

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

8 and up


Latitude: N 9° 24' 12.63"
Longitude: W 84° 2' 34.83"


  • Overall 95.1% (77 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 94.4%
  • Expectations: 93.8%
  • Guides: 97.5%
  • Logistics: 94.5%
  • Value: 95.3%


Great trip, and fine for my tweens. The kids enjoyed it. There were lots of rapids. The guide was good and engaged with the kids. Lunch afterwards was tasty!


The stuff was so good. It was a very good experience


Even when water levels were low the guides did a great job making it a run tour.


The guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We had so much fun rafting the river. I am disappointed that you don't offer the rafting trip photos taken by professional photographer to buy for memories.


The guides for the rafting were the absolute best! They were knowledgeable and a really fun group.


We had an amazing time!! The guides were all very friendly and interacted with our group. “Maui” as we called our guide was the best! We would highly recommend this excursion and would love to do it again!!




Amazing experience. The crew was superb.


The guides were awesome! Very personable, telling jokes and lightly teasing us all. The guide in the boat made the procedures extremely clear for all of us. Overall, a great experience.


Highlight of the trip!!


Again. A great trip! Same with pictures, being an additional cost is quite a nuisance. This trip did take them and you did not have to actually buy them unless you were interested, which was better because you can see if you like them without committing.


Best activity of the entire trip. Would highly recommend.


The tour exceeded our expectations. It was longer than we thought it would be the rafting was fun and the guides were all great. My one issue is that we did not know they were providing breakfast and lunch. We thought is was only lunch so we sat around while the rest of the group had breakfast. The food was very good.


Excellent day overall and especially loved that our lunch was traditional and fresh and hot - the ladies did great job


These guys were awesome! Our guide asked questions and knew just how to give us the thrill we wanted. Knowledgeable yet able to have fun is what they were. The scenery and food again were top notch!


The guides were wonderful! Food delicious!


Our guide Leander was great. Went out of his way to guarantee a great experience. We also hired the photographer and he took awesome pictures.


We enjoy the ride all the way. They guys made it fun!!!


Guides were very entertaining and liked to have fun, leading to a great tour. Lunch provided was nice. CD with pictures was a nice surprise (not free but well done). Water was a very comfortable temperature. Had a lot of fun on this tour.


With it being low season the rapids were smaller but the guides ensured it was challenging. They definately made the trip


There was less water than I expected. I do not see how PTW or the guides could have done anything about this - that's nature.