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Whitewater Rafting Class III on the Chiriqui Viejo River, Panama

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet at Boquete Outdoor Adventures Office, centrally located in Boquete:
    Boquete Outdoor Adventure Office
    Plaza Los Establos
    Avenue Central
    Boquete, Panama
    *Option to meet in David 40 minutes after departure time
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Use of helmet, life jacket, water shoes, and paddle
    • Local experienced rafting guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
    • Hearty lunch with fresh vegetables, fruit, make your own sandwiches
    • Beverages such as juice, tea, sodas, and beer
    • Souvenir tour photos with free download
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Meeting location is in the Boquete Outdoor Adventures office located in Boquete, Panama
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • A current valid passport is required to bring on the day of the tour
    • Subject to favorable river conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Trip cancellation is possible if not a minimum number of clients is met
    • Due to uneven surfaces and river conditions, this tour is not for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

    First time rafting, what a day! Nice guy at the meeting point, then 1h30 car ride to the start of the rafting tour! Had a really cool an funny guide during the tour! After 1h, we stopped an the guides prepared a nice lunch, after...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hellu27
    TeamBOA, General Manager at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Wonderfull !! i'm Glad you had a great time we appreciate positive feedbacks.

    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    My husband and I really loved the Panama experience...rafting and zip lining thru gorgeous country! Highly recommend these trips.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mary H
    TeamBOA, General Manager at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Thank you for you positive feedback we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us.

    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Great rafting trip with friends. The crew are very nice and knowledgeable. There are a lot of rapids. Never a dull moment!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank DrSibyA
    TeamBOA, Front Office Manager at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

    Hello, Thank you for your positive feed back i'm glad you enjoyed the trip.

    Reviewed 18 July 2019

    This was by far the best family adventure in Panama. I was a little unsure with safety concerns over rafting in class rated waters but Jim and his crew are 100% professionals. One thing that may seem unimportant is that they all speak English with...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kevin m
    TeamBOA, Owner at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Thank you for the positive trip review. We are happy you enjoyed your rafting trip. We let Capitán Fredy know! Thanks again and safe travels.

    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    What a fantastic day. Three of us went with Tiny and had the time of our life. Tiny has been doing this for 23 years and it shows. He loves what he does and his enthusiasm helped make this adventure awesome. Beautiful rainforest and beautiful...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    TeamBOA, Owner at Boquete Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Thanks for the review...Tini is a good one for sure!!

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    Yes, it is safe. My daughter was 12 when we did this, there were younger kids, too.
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