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Raft some of Central America & Mexico's top whitewater rivers on one of these 25 extraordinary rafting trips to Central America & Mexico for 2022. Use any of the below rafting trips as a  base to create your own custom itinerary where you can visit hot spots such as San Jose, Pacuare River, Selva Bananito, Arenal, and Puerto Viejo. Our Central America & Mexico white water rafting trips usually feature class II, Class III, and class IV rapids, and experienced local English-speaking guides. These top rafting trips in Central America & Mexico  are accompanied by plenty of opportunities for whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, rainforest exploration, ziplining, and snorkeling. Prices for packages that include rafting in Central America & Mexico range from $1,558 to $12,567 for a trip of 6 to 11 days in 2022.  Just contact one of the Central America & Mexico outdoor experts at Adventure Life to start planning your ideal rafting trip to Central America & Mexico. 
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Howler monkey and baby
$1,949
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Costa Rica Quest

8 Day Itinerary
  • Observe nesting sea turtles
  • Hike in the rain forest at night
  • Raft the Sarapiqui River
  • Explore nearby Arenal Volcano
Activities:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Costa Rica is the adventure & wildlife capital of Central America, and this 8-day tour has it all, including volcano hiking, turtle observation, and even whitewater rafting. Explore the nesting sites of green sea turtles at Tortuguero National Park, and carry on to a thrilling rafting excursion …
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Arenal and flowers
$2,007
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Adventure Pacifica

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through cloud forest.
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
Activities:
Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
In just 9 days, this thrilling Costa Rica tour packs adventure at every turn. Start with a trek up the active Arenal Volcano, followed by an excursion deep into the heart of the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve, where you'll likely spotcapuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and two and three-toed …
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Discover stunning waterfalls in the jungle
$2,014
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Beaches & Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Snorkel a large coral reef system
  • Hike through the rainforest
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land Exploration, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This eight-day Costa Rica tour is jam-packed with adventure activities, including whitewater rafting, jungle walks, horseback riding, and even the opportunity to climb into the jungle canopy. Spend the first three days exploring the tropical rainforest, and then relax on a Caribbean beach …
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Rafting the Pacuare River!!
$2,646
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through the cloudforest
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This 9-day Costa Rica vacation is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big on adventure. Start your travels with two days at Arenal Volcano, followed by a 3-day exploration of the beautiful Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve in search of capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and two and …
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Wildlife of Costa Rica - colorful tree frog
$2,566
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Discover Costa Rica

Multisport Adventure Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft Class III-IV rapids
  • Bike through an agricultural center
  • Sample local foods from the field
  • Kayak to Ballena Island
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Start your 9-day Costa Rica adventure rafting on the wild waters of the Pacuare River. Next, explore the country's tropical plantations as you take a fun bike tour through the celebrated agricultural research center, CATIE. Learn about local vegetation and sample exotic fruits - try the coffee …
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Red-eyed tree frog on flower
$1,852
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Costa Rica Highlights

6 Day Itinerary
  • Raft the Tenorio River
  • Look for wildlife in the rainforest
  • Relax on the beaches of Costa Rica
  • Hike through Arenal National Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Liberia / Playa Hermosa
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This action-packed 6-day Costa Rica tour includes jungle hikes, climbs into the rainforest canopy and whitewater rafting.Begin your tour with a few days of jungle adventure and exploration, in search of capuchin monkeys and sloths. After an adrenaline-filled day of whitewater rafting on the …
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens in the most visited privately owned ecological attraction in Costa Rica
$9,819
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Costa Rica Escape

9 Day Itinerary
  • Helicopter over volcanos
  • Watch the sun set over the Pacific
  • Raft the Sarapiqui River
  • Take a sunset bird watching cruise
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Pair the adventurous spirit of a Costa Rican getaway with a little pampering and relaxation and you'll have an unforgettable 9-day vacation. This hand-crafted luxury tour takes you to Arenal Volcano and its soothing hot springs, on a thrilling helicopter ride over Costa Rica's volcanos, and …
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Agami Heron at nesting site in Pacuare Reserve
$2,118
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Wild Costa Rica Corcovado

8 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Pacuare River
  • Search for the scarlet macaw
  • Camp on sandy beaches
  • Hike along paths in Corcovado
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Moderate
This 8-day Costa Rica trip is perfect for the active traveler hoping to experience Corcovado in the most engaging way possible. After an exhilarating 2-day whitewater rafting trip, head toward the untamed Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park - one of the only places in Costa Rica where large …
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Kayak guide having some fun on the job!
$3,531
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Coast to Coast Multisport

10 Day Itinerary
  • Plunge through the Pacuare's rapids
  • Rappel down waterfalls
  • Kayak off the Pacific coast
  • Hike lowland tropical forest
Activities:
Beach Time, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This new Costa Rica multisport tour features 10 days of exhilarating experiences: Raft the Pacuare River, snorkel Cahuita National Park, hike Tirimbina Reserve, and of course soak in hot springs at Arenal Volcano. Designed for active travelers with a taste for authenticity, take part in adventure …
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Holding a baby sea turtle
$2,290
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Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve

Pacuare - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Assist biologists on turtle rounds
  • Learn about rain forest ecology
  • Ride horseback through family farms
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
Starts/ Ends in:
San Jose / San Jose
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Volunteering, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Conservation of Costa Rica's pristine nature is an important job, and this 8-day tour allows you to join biologists for two nights of research at the most important nesting ground of leatherback turtles in the country. Pacuare Reserve is located a few miles south of Tortuguero, but with a group …
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A local fisherman pulls his boat ashore at sunset in Costa Rica
$2,201
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Caribbean Adventure - Bocas Town

8 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Hike deep into the jungle
  • Snorkel the marine-rich coral reef
  • Tour Panama's vibrant capital city
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This 8-day getaway combines the first half of our popular Costa Rica tour, Beaches and Rainforest, with the clear blue waters of Panama's idyllic Bocas del Toro Archipelego. Enjoy the riotous rapids of Costa Rica's Pacuare River and three nights at Selva Bananito Lodge surrounded by wild …
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Kayaking the Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica
$2,477
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Costa Rica Multisport

9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Hike through the cloudforest
  • Zip line through the rainforest
  • Kayak and snorkel around Ballena
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Challenging
Take part in this 9-day active Costa Rica trip designed for those who like to keep their blood pumping while on vacation. The trip includes a 2 day/1 night trek up Chirripo peak, zip lining, whitewater rafting, snorkeling, and kayaking! This is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big …
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Rafting in Costa Rica
$1,558
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Pura Vida

6 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Find wildlife in the rain forest
  • Explore the Arenal Volcano area
  • Hike along the old lava flows
Activities:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy incredible wildlife with a 6-day tour focusing on the rainforest activities that put Costa Rica on the map! This tour is designed to see some of the top highlights in a short amount of time. Enjoy achallenging 2-day whitewater rafting trip down the beautiful Pacuare River. Then explore the …
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Snorkel the reef
$2,756
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Caribbean Adventure

Tranquilo Bay - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Hike into the jungle for a swim
  • Marvel at the Panama Canal
  • Snorkel, kayak, hike, or relax
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This Adventure Life exclusive 9-day tour travels from Costa Rica to Panama on an activity-packed exploration of Central America's Caribbean coast. From Selva Bananito Lodge in Costa Rica, you will be able to explore the wild rainforest, zipline through the canopy, and ride the rapids of the …
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Visit the lush jungle and stunning waterfalls
$1,802
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Wild Costa Rica

Nicuesa - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Spend two days rafting the Pacuare
  • Camp along the river
  • Tour the jungle with a naturalist
  • Take a night walk to see wildlife
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
We start our Costa Rica adventure with a two-day rafting trip on the Pacuare river. This river is as famous for its wild waters as it is for its beauty! Next we'll fly to the tropical landscape of Playa Nicuesa where we will explore one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. …
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Chiapas Mountain Biking
$3,971
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Chiapas Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bike across the Chiapan countryside
  • Hike Montebello Lakes
  • Search for jaguars, eagles & macaws
  • Boat to Rio Lacantun
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Horseback Riding, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This active Chiapas trip in Mexico combines mountain biking, rafting, and hiking as you explore the Mundo Maya (Mayan World) and experience first-hand Chiapas' traditional cultures. This is an ideal Mexico tour for travelers interested in multisport activities who also want an authentic …
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$1,995
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Turtles & Rainforest

Tortuguero - 8 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This 8-day Costa Rica tour begins with a trip to Tortuguero National Park and discovery of the rare nesting grounds the green sea turtle. The journey continues to the Selva Bananito Reserve. The reserve’s 2100 acres of untouched rainforest is the most rugged and unexplored region in Costa …
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Getting ready to take off on a zip line tour!
$2,459
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Beaches & Rainforest

9 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Snorkel and kayak in the Caribbean
  • Raft the Pacuare River
Activities:
Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend 9 days exploring all that Costa Rica has to offer, like whitewater rafting, rainforest exploration, horseback riding, and beach activities in the sun-kissed Caribbean. Witness waterfalls and tremendous biodiversity as you go on nature walks through the tropical jungle. Then enjoy some free …
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