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Rio Negro Tubing Adventure

You’ll have the time of your life riding the watery rollercoaster of the Black River (Rio Negro) in individual inner tube rafts on our Rio Negro Tubing Adventure.

Enjoy non-stop fun and excitement bouncing and splashing down 5 km (3 miles) of class 2 and 3 rapids in this narrow, rushing river of crystal clear water. There are plenty of quiet pools along the way to appreciate the beautiful tropical scenery. Our special river tube rafts are designed with handles and protective bottoms. Guides go with you and ensure your safety.

Part of your river tubing adventure includes riding our trusty Costa Rican ranch horses (or you can go by vehicle transport) from Hacienda Guachipelin along scenic trails through the forest to get to the river.

At the river, there are bathrooms and changing rooms. We recommend wearing a swimsuit, quick-dry shorts and shirt, and either river shoes, sneakers or strap-on sandals that are secure. When you finish river tubing, you will have the opportunity to dry off and change before the hotel transportation takes you back to the Hacienda.

Enjoy the Rio Negro Tubing Adventure, along with other fun Costa Rica adventure tours, on our One Day Adventure Pass .

The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for hotel guests and day visitors.

Tour times:

  • 8:30 AM / 10:30 AM / 1:30 PM (includes horseback riding)
  • 9:20 AM / 2:20 PM (vehicle transport to the river)

Tour duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

Tour Prices:

  • Adults: USD $55 (+11 years)
  • Chidren: USD $35 (8-11 years)
  • Students: USD $45  (12-17 years)

* Please note: Children must be at least 8 years old to go on the Rio Negro Tubing Adventure.