The Tropical River Adventure

Join George Lindemann & Friends on Costa Rica's Sarapiqui River.

George Lindemann is returning to Costa Rica for a Whitewater Paddling Adventure on the Sarapiqui River.  He has organized Eli "the Canoe Guru" Helbert and National Geographic acclaimed Esprit Whitewater to provide a unique, deluxe customized adventure in the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica.

Day 1:  Arrive Costa Rica. Helicopter Transfer and Paddle the Lower Sarapiqui.


Arrive via private jet to San Jose's Tobias Bolano International Airport. Your flight will be met by an Esprit Staff and the group will be transferred via private helicopter to the banks of the Sarapiqui River.  After a riverside lunch we will paddle the "Venados Section" (canoe, kayak, inflatable kayak or raft) to our riverside jungle lodge.


Note:  Please pack a small bag with your "river wear" to go with you in the helicopter (as space and weight is limited). Our driver will meet your flight and transfer additional bags with "the rest of your belongings" (see packing list) to our overnight accommodations.  Your bags will be waiting for you upon arrival.


(Dinner is A La Carte and not included in the program costs)




Day 2. Paddle The "La Virgin" Section of the Sarapiqui River.


After breakfast at our lodge we will transfer upstream (15 mins)  to the "La Virgin" section of the Sarapiqui.  We will take our time exploring the river, switching in and out of different rivercraft, and taking in the beautiful jungle scenery.  There are great opportunities for teaching and paracticing paddling skills en route.


For those that wish, we have an optional "Lower Sarapiqui" river

motor boat "Wildlife Safari".  Enjoy a relaxing float downstream in a coverd "Motor Lancha".  We often see Toucan, Howler Monkey, Sloth, Bats, !guana and a variety of birdlife.


(Dinner is A La Carte and not included in the program costs)





Day 3  Paddle the "San Miguel Section of the Sarapiqui River


After breakfast at our lodge we will transfer upstream (30 mins) to the "San Miguel" section of the Sarapiqui.  Here the rapids are somewhat faster, more exciting and challenging.  The San Miguel finishes at Hacienda Pozo Azul where we will have lunch overlooking the river and depart by helicopter back to San Jose.  From San Jose we will return in private jet to the USA.  

Day 2 and Day 3 may be substituted based on waterlevels and the groups wishes.  It is recommended to transfer back to San Jose before 1 pm as late afternoon weather can cause flight cancellations.


Extra equipment will be transfered by ground early in the day and will waiting at the airport for your departure.

What to Bring and How to Pack:


Costa Rica is a casual and tropical destination.  The timing for our adventure is in the summer/dry season, however it can be raining, humid or even cool in the evenings.  Here are some suggestions on what you should bring with you.


A Small Bag With River Wear:

This is a small bag with basic "river wear" that will travel with you in the helicopter.  As we will head straight to the river and arrive before the rest of luggage, it will be important to have everything you need for the river with you.  


Additional Bag: 

This bag will be collected in San Jose and will be transferred by land to the start of our riverside lodge.

This bag should contain your dryland clothes and off river items.


For On the River:

Water shoes/sandals

(secure enough to say on your feet and will get wet)

Shorts/Bathing Suit

T-shirt / Lycra Rash Guard (for sun protection)

Baseball Style Hat

Splash Jacket/Windbreaker


Cost $1950 p/p


Plus Helicopter transfers ($3000 each way)


Trip Includes:  All accommodation, all in country transportation, guides, river equipment, safety equipment and meals not specifically excluded below.


Trip does not include:  Dinner Day 1, Day 2, Phone, Laundry, Bar or  Gratuities


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For Off the River:

Dry shoes/sandlas

Light long sleaved shirt

Light Long pants

Light Sweater

Shorts/Bathing Suit

Raincoat (lightweight)

T-shirts (2 or 3)

Baseball Style Hat

Undergarments/Socks (regular amount)



Additional Items:




Water Bottle

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