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Whitewater Rafting Class III on the Chiriqui Viejo River, Panama

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  • Whitewater rafting trip down the Chiriqui Viejo River
  • Class III rapids are an exciting ride and suitable for all experience levels
  • Use of helmet, life jacket, and water shoes
  • Make-your-own sandwich lunch and beverages
  • Photos of your adventure free for download
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Whitewater Rafting Class III on the Chiriqui Viejo River, Panama
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Shoot the rapids on Panama's Chiriqui Viejo River during this full-day tour from Boquete. With an experienced guide to ensure your group's comfort and safety, ride a raft over Class III rapids, through the region's scenic landscape filled with endemic plants and animals. Suitable for all levels of experience, this tour includes use of helmet, life jacket, and water shoes. Picnic lunch and beverages provided.
What to Expect
Enjoy a whitewater rafting day of adventure after meeting at the office at 8:15am to get properly prepared and briefed. Despite whether it is raining anywhere else in the country, the year-round sunny skies and lower elevation on the Chiriqui Viejo River allows you to maximize your sun time during your vacation. The comfortable air-conditioned transport vehicle will take you to the river where the guides will be waiting to suit you up in a life jacket, water shoes, helmet, and a paddle. The brief safety demonstration will highlight proper paddling techniques, review guide commands such as "forward" "back" and "stop," and give tips of how best to stay in the raft. Wet suits are not needed for this tropical warm water river run. 
The journey through the jungle will start with some excellent high-volume first rapids to get the heart racing. The expert local guides' experience and steering techniques, as well as their sense of humor, will add to the excitement of the ride. Be prepared to see interesting wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, herons, kingfishers, and egrets around every bend of the river, as well as enjoy passing by local countryside farms with cattle, horses, farmers and cowboys.
The day will pause around noon for a buffet lunch riverside when the guides will cut up fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as provide assemble-your-own sandwiches with the best local ingredients. All personal dietary restrictions can be easily accommodated. Once the fresh food has settled and break time is finished, you will load back into the rafts to continue the day's excitement.
At approximately 2pm, after around 8.5 miles (14 km) the trip will finish up at the take-out with beers and sodas to celebrate with the guides. Take a group or raft team photo with your raft guide to take the memories home. Your vehicle will be waiting to return you to Boquete around 3:30pm. Don't forget to look up your free photos after the trip.
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Reviewed January 26, 2019
Long bus drive, fun on the river

It is a little bit 'ridiculous' to drive all the way back to David and then 45 more minutes on the Pan American to the Costa Rica border to reach the sarting point of the rafting tour (more convenient to start from David). The rafting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pimper2014
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile
5 stars for rafting, 1 star for driving

The rafting trip was awesome, and you get your money's worth going through plenty of rapids. We also saw some great wildlife including a boa snake, squirrel monkeys and birds of prey. Our rafting guide was very sensible and responsible. I cannot say the same...More

Thank Moplet
Reviewed November 27, 2018
Awesome day trip. Continuous fun on a mountain river in the jungle.

Saw the recommendation in Lonely Planet and Boquete outdoor adventures lived up to the billing. Virtually continuous class 2, 3 and 3 plus whitewater over more than 15 kilometres with a stop for a tasty lunch. Company uses small 12 foot paddle rafts for maximum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oldtraveler148
Reviewed September 25, 2018
Boquete Outdoor Adventures Whitewater Rafting, Chiriqui Viejo River, Panama

We had a great whitewater rafting trip today (Sept 25/2018) with friends and the crew of Boquete Outdoor Adventures. Staff was experienced, confident, and made the trip a lot of fun. Lots of laughing, splashing, and horsing around. I highly recommend this adventure to those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018
Fun River, great guides, we saw a monkey and iguanas in the forest canopy!

My family owns a river raft, and we go a lot. This was a fun opportunity to raft on a new river, with a completely new environment.....the forest at the beginning is wonderfully complete! The landscape transitions to a more agricultural landscape towards the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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