SUMMARY

The Rio Samana is our all-time favorite rafting trip! Two days of captivating river expedition though through marble canyons and one of Colombia’s most diverse rainforests. Paddle with our expert raft guide and safety kayaker over 40 km of exhilarating world class white-water and camp in the jungle. On the way, stop by waterfalls to swim and interact with local fisherman. Let our team explain to you the complex history of the region, and the secrets of the last free flowing river around Medellin. The people who are taking you on the Samana are the ones who pioneered this river, a true adventure!

Highlights

  • Expedition Colombia Staff Pick!
  • 40 km of world-class whitewater whitewater (Class 4+)
  • A journey into the heart of the Colombian jungle
  • Learn about the fauna, flora and history of the region

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY

  • On Day 1 of your Rio Samana expedition, meet your guides and safety kayakers at  43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia at 6:30 am and drive 2 ½ hours to Puente Samaná
  • Safety talk and river rescue education on a river beach on Day 1
  • Go on an adventure with the first guides to pioneer the river by raft
  • Enjoy birdwatching by waterfalls, lagoons, and canyons
  • Rest overnight in sheltered hammocks in jungle camps
  • Kayakers must be capable of paddling advanced (class IV+) whitewater
  • Take out on Day 2 at the small village of Narices and drive 4 ½ hours to Medellín
  • No river rafting experience necessary, must be 18+ years old

Meet your guides at  43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia at 6:30 am and drive 2 ½ hours to Puente Samaná on the shores of the Rio Samana. Stop for a complementary breakfast at Mirador Del Cocorna and enjoy a stunning view of the Cocorna valley. At the river, begin a safety talk at the Rio Samaná Bridge to learn about hydrology, river hazards, and rescue techniques. Begin an amazing descent on class 4+ whitewater through a pristine rainforest. Travel through a beautiful silver-blue rock canyon. Witness rare birds, butterflies, and exotic plants in this lowland tropical rainforest. Camp overnight in sheltered hammocks in the rainforest, close to a secluded lagoon and natural swimming pool. Take a river-side walk and swim before enjoy camp-fire dining.

What To Bring Today:
  • good closed-toe shoes for river
  • board shorts or lightweight long pants
  • lightweight long sleeve shirt or t-shirt
  • sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • insect repellent
  • headlamp
  • refillable water bottle
  • 1 dry set of shoes (to change into after river trip)
  • 1 dry set of clothes (to change into after river trip)

After breakfast, continue to paddle the Samaná River. Samaná’s world-class whitewater is only matched by her stunning scenery. Her warm waters crash over granite boulder fields and intensifies in a grey-blue canyon. Clear creeks drop from high mountain peaks into blue swimming pools and cascading waterfalls accessible only from the river. Paddle and take out at Narices, a small Colombian village. Enjoy a walk to a waterfall while a traditional fish dish is prepared for you. Drive 4 ½ hours from Narices to Medellín, to be dropped off at your hotel.

What To Bring Today:
  • Good closed-toe shoes for river
  • Board shorts or lightweight long pants
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt or t-shirt
  • Sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Headlamp
  • Refillable waterbottle
  • 1 dry set of shoes (to change into after river trip)
  • 1 dry set of clothes (to change into after river trip)

After your Samaná rafting trip, consider the option to extend the adventure by 1 day and 1 night for a relaxing stay at the beautiful Finca Zafra. Please schedule your extension option when you book the Samaná trip.

After your Samaná rafting trip, consider visiting the archeological site of Prodigio and visit community leaders in Prodigio. Please schedule your extension option when you book the Samaná trip. This small town experienced most of the political change throughout Colombia, while maintaining its archeological heritage and cultural patromony. During peacetime, the town built a school, restaurants, and an archeology museum. Its people are resilent, warm, and resourceful and love sharing the petroglyph caves with visitors from around the world. Tonight, return to Samaná Bridge and stay overnight at Finca Zafra.

CHECKLIST

  • Private transportation
  • Rafting equipment
  • Experienced and certified professional bilingual English and Spanish speaking raft guides (*French speaking guides upon request)
  • Safety kayakers
  • Colombian insurance
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Water, snacks and drinks with excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options
  • Please inform us at least 24 hours in advance about any special dietary needs or allergies
  • PASSPORT
  • Good closed-toe shoes for river
  • Board shorts or lightweight long pants
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt or t-shirt
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Refillable water bottle
  • 1 dry set of shoes (to change into after river trip)
  • 1 dry set of clothes (to change into after river trip)

  • Enjoy breakfast day 1 and lunch day 2 in traditional Colombian restaurants and indulging fire-cooked cuisine prepared by our guides, 5 meals included total
  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options
  • Treated water is offered to guests, please bring a refillable water bottle or opt to purchase bottled water
  • On your wilderness expedition, experience sheltered hammock camping in a tropical jungle

PRICE & RESERVATION

Joined group of 3+
$1.200.000
COP

3 Person Private
$1.700.000
COP/each

4-5 Person Private
$1.100.000
COP/each

6 Person Private
$1.000.000
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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