SUMMARY

Discover the Rio Verde on this Rafting Day trip!

The Río Verde is a pristine, clear green river that carves through untouched Colombian rainforest. Start exploring by a 4×4 journey to the edge of the Jungle, and hike down the jungle canyon with pack-mules carrying the Rafts.

Paddle over 25 KMs of the Rio Verde and the famous Rio Samana. Class 3 & 4 waves and rapids.

We will stop to swim in a pristine waterfall, interact with local traditional gold miners and discover the countless species of endemic fauna and flora.

Highlights

  • Jungle trek assisted by pack mules down to the Rio Verde
  • Full day of rafting thrilling Class 3/4
  • Enjoy a fresh picnic lunch on a secluded and shaded confluence with one of the creeks
  • Explore a hidden waterfall
  • Swim in the warm flat water sections as the river bends through the steep jungle

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY

  • Meet at 6 AM in Medellin and drive 2 ½ hours to the small mountain town of San Fransisco
  • Enjoy breakfast overlooking the mountains that create the the Rio Verde watershed
  • Journey by 4×4 to the town of Boqueron
  • Hike 1 ½ hour from Boqueron down the valley as mules carry the gear
  • Cool off with a swim in the pristine water
  • Raft the magnificent Rio Verde and Rio Samana for over 25 KMs
  • Drive back to Medellin arriving around 7 PM

Meet your guide and safety kayaker at 6 AM at Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. Drive 2 ½ hours to the town of San Francisco. Eat a traditional Colombian breakfast at our favorite restaurant (El palacio de los Frijoles) with a spectacular mountain view overlooking the watershed you will soon discover. Start the adventure with a 1 ½ hour hike down a jungle canyon while mules transport your gear. 

Cool off in the pristine green water that gives the name. Your professional guide will lead the group in a river safety orientation. Raft the Rio Verde into the Rio Samana. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch from a high boulder where you can jump into the deep pool below. Explore a hidden waterfall cascading through the tall jungle. Continue rafting the thrilling Class III/IV rapids, with the biggest rapids right at the end. Meet your driver at the Puente Samana and return to Medellin (around 7 PM depending on traffic).

CHECKLIST

  • Private transport with a professional driver
  • Bi-lingual professional rafting guide (Spanish, English, French)
  • Safety kayaker
  • Breakfast (not included in Sunday Funday special)
  • Picnic lunch
  • Travel insurance
For the river:
  • Good closed-toe shoes for the river
  • Board shorts or lightweight long pants
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt or t-shirt
  • Sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Refillable water bottle
To relax:
  • 1 set dry shoes (to change into after trip)
  • 1 set dry clothes (to change into after trip)
  • Money for drinks
  • Passport
  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options* please notify us in advance of any special needs
  • Treated water is offered to guests, please bring a refillable water bottle or opt to purchase bottled water

PRICE & RESERVATION

Joined group of 4+

$469.000

COP/Each
Sunday Funday (Bus Transport)

$389.000

COP/Each
Group discount 6 Person and up

$429.000

COP/Each
3 Person Private

$579.000

COP/Each

For larger groups and groups who want to customize the trip, please contact us directly for the price. 100% deposit must be made 3 days before the trip, for last minute payment and reservation request contact Expedition Colombia. All payment must be done through our booking platform, or via a deposit in our Bancolombia bank account.

*All our prices above do not include IVA.

  1. According to the Colombia tax system, foreigners are exempted for the IVA.
  2. For Colombian residents, citizens and foreigners living in Colombia for more than 6 months, 50 % of the total IVA will be charged and the other half will be covered by the company.
  3. For companies or agencies, the total IVA will be charged.

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