WHITE WATER RAFTING
Raft down the cleanest river in Central America!
The Savegre River offers a world class experience with exciting class II-III rapids. The 13 km stretch of whitewater is great for families and friends year round. You will visit beautiful waterfall along the way, and see come incredible vistas of the tropical forest surrounding the lodge.
Who can go?
Savegre River Statistics
White water rafting is a great family activity but it does have inherit risks. Guests that want to participate should be comfortable in water and be in good physical condition. Kids 6 and up can participate in rafting tours with certain exceptions depending on water levels.
Level: Class II-III
River Temps: 77-81 ℉ahrenheit, 25-27 ℃elsius
Float Distance: 8 miles, 13 kilometers
Number of named rapids: 18
Elevation drop: 300ft, 100 meters
The rafting trip starts at the main lodge. A shuttle truck will drive you through 4 km of Rafiki's private reserve to start the trip in Rio Blanco. You then then receive a safety talk and get geared up for your adventure.
Warm up... the first 5kms
The first rapids are some of the steepest. In the rainy season it almost feels like it is one rapid! In the dry season, this part is a technical decent. The first stretch is lined with primary forest. You will see rare birds, mists dancing through the mountains, and find great places to float in between the whitewater.
Boca Diablo is one of the classic rapids. The rapid has the most vertical descent, and although it shifts from year to year, this section almost always proves to have the biggest splashes.
Soak it all in... The waterfall of Quebrada Arroyo
After Boca Diablo there are several more rapids before arriving to Quebrada Arroyo. You will take a short hike to see an amazing spring fed waterfall. You will get to swim, face paint with clay, have your family portrait taken, or simply sit in awe under the thundering falls.
Float to finish... enjoy the scenery
The last 5 kilometers have a few nice rapids, but the valley widens and beautiful panoramas unfold. The current slows down allowing for some truly world class lazy river time. When you finally arrive at the truck, it will feel like an eternity since you started up stream... Your arms might be tired, but don't worry Yerlin would happy to give you a massage when you get back to the lodge.